New Sasol GTC cars set for thrills

The iconic Grand Prix Circuit will present a new challenge to the GTC drivers as they tackle the country’s fastest racetrack on June 16.

Suzuki’s new Swift hatch and sedan in SA

Suzuki kicks off its new model assault with an all new Swift hatchback and standalone sedan called the Dzire.

Top Gear's car sensations at MPH

2009-01-26 15:45
Hosted by Sasha Martinengo, and Top Gear’s Jeremy Clarkson and Richard Hammond, the MPH 2009 show will feature some of the hottest supercars available.

From the stunning Bentley Continental GT Speed, to the jaw dropping Lamborghini Superleggera, MPH '09 is every motoring enthusiast's dream come true.

Aston Martin:

The iconic James Bond car, Aston Martin, is back again to wow us with its incredibly sexy DBS. The DBS bridges the gap between road and track, taking driving to a whole new level. The Aston Martin DBS is a 6-litre V12 powered, race-bred, high performance car, with an interior that marries hand-finished materials with the very latest in performance technology.

Bentley Continental GT Speed:

The new Bentley Continental GT Speed continues with a name that ties it historically with Bentley's past. Having been applied to several Bentley variants since the early 1920s, the Bentley Continental GT Speed represents the first major upgrade of the car. Priced at R3.5 million it is one of the niche range of supercars that will be seen at MPH’09.

Ferrari Scuderia F430:

The Ferrari Scuderia F430 doesn’t pull any punches. Its performance specs do the talking with 375 kW, 470 Nm of torque and a top speed of 315km/h. Prepare for goose bumps when you hear this engine roar.

Phantom Drophead Coupé:

Sleek and rakish, yet instantly recognisable, the Phantom Drophead Coupé’s new face embodies its modern spirit while retaining the confidence and grandeur that has characterised Rolls-Royce for more than a century.

Smaller and more streamlined than that of the Phantom, the Phantom Drophead Coupé’s grille is made entirely from stainless steel: the central element of which is polished, while the outer shell is brushed to match that of the bonnet, windscreen surround and other exterior brightwork.

Lamborghini Superleggera:

The Lamborghini Superleggera, literally meaning super-lightweight, only refers to its mass, not its engine size! The engine hood is made of visible carbon fibre and transparent polycarbonate. The rear diffuser and underbody covering, the mirrors, door panels and the central tunnel’s covering are also made of carbon fibre.

The tweaked 5-litre V10 gains an extra 7.5 kW on its predecessor, bringing it to 395 kW and resulting in a 0-100lm/h time of just 3.8secs. Watch out for this one!

Audi R8:

The car that continues gaining , Audi’s supercar offering, their amazing Audi R8. To quote Jeremy Clarkson, “The only problem is that Audi cannot build the R8 fast enough. There are difficulties with making the carbon fibre panels, and as a result it can manage just 20 a day. That’s nowhere near enough to satisfy demand.”

Clarkson added, “In the meantime I can safely say the R8 is one of the best surprises of my motoring life. It is one of the truly great cars and the only hesitation I have in giving it five stars is that, ideally, I’d like to give it six.”

See these cars in action in MPH '09 live at the Coca-Cola Dome in Northgate from January 29 - February 1.

- MPH 2009 Live Motoring Theatre is brought to you by BP Ultimate. 

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