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Porsche 956 Monocoque

That could be Franz Pretorius' story, who, at the age of 50, had never sat in a race car. Then he retired early after a stellar career in the banking industry. Since that moment he has lived his dream, indulging his passion for racing in a way best summed up by the 'go big or go home' philosophy. At one stage he owned 13 race cars (including a number of Shelby Can-Ams, one ofwhich his son Ruan used to win that championship in 2006) but has trimmed the fleet...

Aston Martin One77

FIGURES FIRST, AND under the long bonnet of the One-77 is a front mid-mounted 7.3-litre V12, the most powerful naturally aspirated road-car engine in the world. Its incredible outputs are 559kW and 75oNm, enough to propel this 1500kg Aston - a carbon chassis and aluminium panels keep it trim - to over 354kph, via lookph in under 3.5 seconds. We should have experienced the amazing performance last year, but the first deliveries to customers have slipped back. It might frustrate a few of the 177...

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Topcarcoza

THE BATHURST 1000 is Australia's most iconic motorsport weekend. More than that, it is, without doubt, one of the very best motor races in the world. The town that gives the race its name lies a few hours west of Sydney, and the i oookm, 161-lap epic it hosts started life 50 years ago as the Armstrong 500, an endurance race where manufacturers would tussle to prove the reliability of their cars. Today it's part of the V8 Supercars calendar, a support act that eclipses the headliner. It's a...

Toyota Yaris Zen3

GLOBAL RECALLS, a dated and bland product line-up and stern local competition has got Toyota SA chasing its tail lately. And since the much-loved Tazz was discontinued, there hasn't been anything to really stem the tide of new rivals in the entry-level A- and B-segments. So an invite in November to drive Toyota's new entry-level contender had us hoping the Indian-built Etios was about to make its local debut. Imagine the disappointment when we were greeted by the current Yaris bedecked along...

Toyota Fj Cruiser

Now in right-hand drive, butwillwegetit We think FIRST UNVEILED IN 2006 in North America, the Toyota FJ Cruiser is hardly new, but it will be new to South Africa if the new right-hand drive version unveiled at the recent Sydney motor show is anything to go by. The FJ is a huge hit in the Middle Fast and will go on sale Down Under in the first quarter of this year. The retro styling is reminiscent of the legendary FJ40 Land Cruiser with its boxy design, near-vertical windscreen, white roof and...

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Ford Ranger Suspension

A RADICAL GLIMPSE into the future is what you can expect from conceptual artist Scott Robertson's new book Drive. It's an extraordinary collection of racers, off-roaders and monstrous sci-fi machines, with a couple of motorcycles thrown in for good measure. The conce pts cover genres as broad as aeros pace, military, salvage and mainstream futurism all painstakingly detailed and exquisitely rendered. Available from www.designstudiopress.com ExoPod 2500 is Scott's vision for an off-roader with a...