Post Tagged with: "South Africa"

Volkswagen South Africa Are In Big Trouble As Production Is Going Down Hill

Volkswagen South Africa has said that in order for the local auto industry to stay alive, the country has to act quickly. Dave Powels, head of VW South Africa and current president of NAAMSA, the SA auto makers association has said that, “The current worldwide situation has highlighted how uncompetitive we are,” “Investment and transformation has to happen now. We […]

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South Africa’s BMW Rosslyn Plant Will Soon Pump Out 87,000 Units Per Year

BMW has said that they will invest around 200 million euros (2,182,739,360.75 ZAR) in a new structural and technology center for the Rosslyn plant. The upgrades will allow for the 60,000 unit production to be increased all the way up to 87,000 units per year. Alongside the massive increase in production will come a total of 1,100 new jobs. “This […]

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South African Hi-Jackers Show Their Heart As They Give Woman A Taxi Fare

South Africa, weird, but yet almost wonderful. A recent hi-jacking event saw car-criminals almost show how thoughtful they could be. The past weekend, 3 October, saw a lady getting hi-jacked in northern South Africa, where they gave her money to take a taxi home. After threatening to shoot the lady when stealing her car, they drove out of the city […]

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South Africa Gets Back At Jean Todt For Arrogant Remarks

Many people have announced that they support Jean Todt for the International Automobile Federation (FIA) presidency spot, however, that doesn’t mean that he will win the seat against Ari Vatanen. In fact, it seems like Todt has bade some arrogant remarks against many players in the game, and one in particular was towards South Africa. The FIA presidential-candidate seems to […]

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South Africa Has Denied The Return Of Formula One

The FIA nad the Formula One Teams Association (FOTA) made peace for the better of F1, where they then started discussing the return to historical venues. FOTA announced that they would like to see the F1 on some of the old tracks, as many fans would be interested in this as well. South Africa was one of the tracks which […]

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Lamborghini Gallardo Crash In Cape Town – South Africa

Recently a few people we know here in South Africa caught images of a crashed Lamborghini Gallardo. Although supercars probably crash all the time without photos being taken, we thought that this was more a special event as we don’t see many crashed supercars down here. The accident happened in Cape Town, which is on the bottom point of Africa, […]

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Perana Z-One Supercar from South Africa!

South Africa’s homegrown supercar, the Perana Z-One will be at the Geneva Show which starts next week. The Z-one has been styled by famous Italian design house Zagato, and it looks amazing. The Perana Z-One is a proudly South African product! The Z-One features a traditional tubular and box section chassis, along with a double-wishbone set up on both axles. […]

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South Africa’s very own supercar, the Barnard Supercar

South Africa have produced their very own supercar, the car comes from Chris Barnard who lives in pretty much central South Africa. The car has been called the Barnard, and it will be powered by a twin-turbocharged V8 engine from Porsche. The engine will produce 460kW and it should deliver a 0-100km/h time in under 4 seconds. The top speed […]

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A1GP – Fifth Round in South Africa

South-Africa: The Kyalami Grand Prix circuit is being readied to host the South African round of the A1GP World Cup of Motorsport. This will be the first time that the A1GP is visiting the Kyalami race track, as the previous events took place in Durban. The meeting will be the fifth round of the 2008/2009 season, and there will be […]

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