--
 
Merc's X-Class bakkie gets axed

Mercedes-Benz will soon cease production of its double-cab bakkie.

Where you shouldn't park your Porsche

This driver could not have been very thrilled about landing a pole position.

Here's what 9 everyday vehicles would look like if they were F1 cars

2017-08-21 11:10

BudgetDirect

Image: Budgetdirect

Cape Town -  Imagine Lewis Hamilton driving for a Toyota Prius Formula 1 team, or perhaps Max Verstappen taking a Rolls-Royce Phantom F1 car to its limits at the Red Bull Ring.

BudgetDirect put together a cool list of redesigned cars, depicting how they would look as F1 cars.

Tesla, Subaru as F1 teams

On the list is the green and celeb favourite, Toyota Prius, Tesla Model S and the Subaru Impreza WRX.

While many of these cars represented here already have a good racing pedigree, the classy Rolls-Royce Phantom and iconic Ford Mustang also make the cut.

Read the original article here.

Check out these cool images:

Toyota Prius

                                                                            Image: BudgetDirect

The Toyota Prius is somewhat of a green hero. It’s petrol-electric technology and roomy interior have made it the car of choice for eco-conscious celebrities and families alike. Its in-vehicle camera and front-grille-mounted radar would also give the driver an edge when navigating around the race track.


Which one of these redesigned 'F1 cars' would you like to drive? Email us.


Tesla Model S

                                                                        Image: BudgetDirect   

The Tesla consistently outperforms most rivals and gives you all of the benefits of electric motoring without compromising on power and performance. One charge of the 60-kwh battery provides a range of up to 373 kilometres, more than enough to get around a Grand Prix track without needing to stop to refuel.


Subaru Impreza WRX Hatch

                                                                    Image: BudgetDirect

This car knows a thing or two about racing. Subaru’s rally history is all over the design (the WRX stands for World Rally Experimental). The turbocharged engine and sport-tuned suspension make it a thrilling driving experience and a more-than-capable racing car.

Read the original article here.

Rolls-Royce Phantom

                                                                      Image: BudgetDirect       

The iconic Phantom personifies British motoring. Rolls-Royce compares the car – hand-built in England –  to a classy piece of fine jewellery. And with a 0-to-100kmph time of less than six seconds, it would be pretty quick off the grid.


Porsche 911

                                                                         Image: BudgetDirect    

The Porsche 911 is a true motoring icon; through 50 years of development, it has become synonymous with style and performance. The current Turbo S model has a top speed of 330kmph and with a 0-to-100kmph time of 2.9 seconds, it would leave the other cars in the dust when the red lights of the starting-light gantry go out.


Audi R8

                                                                         Image: BudgetDirect

This four-wheel-drive supercar has motorsport coursing through every fibre of its carbon body and a top speed of 322kmph. The car’s virtual cockpit needs to be seen to be believed: Take it from us, the navigation system alone would make this an awesome racing car.


Classic Ford Mustang

                                                                          Image: BudgetDirect       

The Ford Mustang was an immediate hit when it was unleashed in 1964 and caught the imagination of an entire generation. By 1971, even James Bond had one. The Las Vegas chase in Diamonds Are Forever is all the proof you need that this car would make an excellent F1 racer.


Smart car

                                                                         Image: BudgetDirect     

This tiny vehicle marked a new way of nipping around the city.  At just 2.7 metres from nose to tail, it’s not immediately what you would expect to see on the F1 circuit, but with its three-cylinder engine and its small dimensions, it’s not hard to imagine it weaving its way through heavy traffic on a race track.


Jeep

                                                                      Image: BudgetDirect          

This off-road beast cruises comfortably over any landscape. It’s an automotive icon with a heritage tracing back to World War II. Built for rough terrain, its ability to balance speed between the left and right wheels would also give it excellent traction on an F1 circuit.

Read the original article here.

NEXT ON WHEELS24X
Read more on:    cape town  |  motorsport  |  formula 1

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.