Having dominated their class in the 2010 historic racing series this lanky young dude and his classic fast Ford will be

T was one of the races of the season in the 2010 Historic pre-1966 Production Car series, also known as Etana Legends of the Nine Hour','so-named in honour of the cars that thrilled up to 100 000 spectators in the golden age of motorsport at the old Kyalami. For most of the 1960s, the now defunct Rand Daily Mail sponsored a unique event that somewhat nonchalantly mixed home-grown modified saloons with the cream of international long-distance sportscars. Porsches, Ferraris and Ford GT40s were...

By Sudhir Mata1

PERFORMANCE cars are passports to automotive pleasure.They're fast, yet smooth and comfortable to drive by virtue of forgiving damping, cossetting accomodation and plenty of sound-deadening material. They are, however, inherently compromised as they have to fulfil multiple roles in all manner of road conditions. Racing cars, on the other hand, are single-minded by design, in terms of what they have to accomplish and the sacrifices that need to be made to achieve the ultimate lap time. They may...

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Bmw M3 Frozen Edition Vs M3 Gt Racer

Although BMW SA recently suspended its involvement in local motorsport following several decades of active participation in our national circuit racing series, die-hards continue to fly the flag for the Munich-based firm.Tato Carello is but one of these fanatics. He wanted to participate in the flourishing GT Challenge series but didn't want to blend in to a sea of Porsches, Ferraris and Lotuses. His weapon of choice to do battle in a field of high-end sportscars was a BMW M3. An M3 is a great...

Torquey And Efficient

The Santa Fe's 2,2-litre turbodiesel motor hails from Hyundai's acclaimed R-Series Clean Diesel family of engines. Developed by a 150-man team at an investment cost of R167 million, the engine harnesses Hyundai's newest and most advanced development tools. Over 500 prototype units were built during the engine's 42 month-long development period, which encompassed a variety of performance and emissions tests, endurance evaluation as well as NVH, cooling and lubrication studies. The all-aluminium...

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