Features

28 Oct 2016

12 Common car sounds and what they mean

What it sounds like: What it means: A loud squeal, like metal on metal, when you hit the brakes. The…

25 Oct 2016

The Volkswagen Group’s Northern Cape Test Facility is Mesmerizingly Mysterious

The Northern Cape is deceptive. At face value it appears to be a bit of a nothing province: a dry and…

21 Oct 2016

Come take a quick look inside Jay Leno’s garage

Occasionally we see something that just makes our jaw drop in awe. It might be your future spouse, standing at…

18 Oct 2016

The South African mystery of the missing Porsche 550 Spyder

A rare Porsche 550 Spyder — the car made famous by James Dean — has lain buried somewhere in Joburg…

13 Oct 2016

15 things you can do to avoid becoming another hijacking statistic

Statistics recently released by the police show that carjackings have increased by a concerning 14.3% since last year and by…

12 Oct 2016

5 great racing liveries from when booze, condoms & cigarettes ruled the grid

What has happened to Formula One? Once upon a time it used to be filled with all sorts of volatile…

07 Oct 2016

Interview: Adrian van Hooydonk on the BMW X2 and the coming of autonomous pods

Adrian van Hooydonk and his team have revolutionised design at BMW. Of course, many would argue that it wasn’t going…

06 Oct 2016

Team Netherlands nails 2016 Sasol Solar Challenge

The V&A Waterfront in Cape Town was the scene of celebration as 11 teams from all over the world crossed…

06 Oct 2016

The 2016 Paris Motor Show in review

Business Day Motor News Editor, Mark Smyth, was lucky enough to attend the 2016 Paris Motor Show in person. These…

28 Sep 2016

Nine hot convertibles to be seen in this summer

The arrival of spring ignites all sorts of poetic ideas. Days become longer, dresses and sleeves become shorter and people…

26 Sep 2016

Taking a ride in one of the rarest air-cooled Porsche 911s ever

There’s just one 1968 911L model in South Africa and it’s as rare as a unicorn anywhere else in the…

25 Sep 2016

Mzansi Rides: Six cool cars with a uniquely South African flavour

BMW 333i: The original BMW M3 was nothing short of the dog’s bollocks when it was unveiled in 1985. Even…

23 Sep 2016

Lots to look forward to at the 2016 Paris Motor Show

The eyes of the automotive industry as well as motoring enthusiasts will all turn to Paris next week as the…

20 Sep 2016

Hot-Hatch Battle: Golf GTI Clubsport vs Mégane RS 275 Trophy vs Civic Type-R

The performance compact genre is as nuanced and multidimensional as a Tarantino movie. At the top of the hierarchy you…

20 Sep 2016

A day in the life of an Uber driver

Stockbrokers in suits, drunken revellers and benevolent tourists. Brenwin Naidu meets them all while moonlighting Uber is now part of…

15 Sep 2016

Castrol has your classic oil needs covered

One of the most famous automotive industry logos is that of the Castrol. Today its oils and lubricants are all…

02 Apr 2016

Quizzing A Mercedes-Benz Designer

IgnitionLIVE was fortunate to be invited to the recent world launch of the Mercedes-Benz SL in the sunny state of…

02 Apr 2016

BMW Centenary: The Milestones

The Early Years Bayerische Flugzeugwerke AG was established on March 7, 1916, as the successor to aircraft manufacturer Gustav-Otto- Flugmaschinenfabrik. The…