South Africa

  • Ferrari 250 GT short-wheelbase at Franschhoek Motor Museum, South Africa

    It’s less than 10 years old, but the Franschhoek Motor Museum in South Africa contains a remarkable collection of classic cars that ought to be better known than it is. The highlight of our last day on a three-day tour of the Garden Route through South Africa’s southwestern Cape region, the museum displays almost 100 significant cars from a collection that numbers well over 300. Roughly two-thirds of those run, according to the staff, maintained by five full-time mechanics who are also restoring selected cars from the rest of the group. Each of the runners is driven at least once...

  • Upside down Lamborghini Murcielago Roadster in South Africa
    Lamborghini Murcielago Roadster Crashes, Ends Up On Its Roof

    We still don’t have all the details on this one but it appears the driver of this Lamborghini Murcielago Roadster somehow managed to get the vehicle upside down. The champagne colored supercar must have been traveling at some speed to end up in this predicament, most likely veering up the...

  • Sabine Schmitz tests the Chevrolet Corvette Z06
    Sabine Schmitz Describes Corvette As “Castrated”

    Before we get into the specifics of the Sabine Schmitz comment, it should be noted that we don’t know what exactly about the Corvette irked her nor what context the comment was made in. Schmitz, the infamous ‘Ring Queen, needs no introduction. Her driving skills, honed at the legendary...

  • Perana Zagato Z-One
    Perana Z-One Confirmed For U.S., Debuting At 2010 Concorso Italiano

    It seems every month or so a new sports car start-up reveals some outlandish concept, dishes out all manner of performance numbers and promises one day that its car will be built. However, most of those never see the light of day, let alone go on sale in the U.S. However, one start-up, South...

  • 2009 Mercedes-Benz SL 65 AMG Black Series
    Blind Man Posts 200 MPH Record In A Mercedes SL 65 Black Series

    The record run took place on a closed off runway at Upington International Airport in South Africa.

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    Complete details, photos of South African Zagato Perana Z-One sports car

    South Africa is quickly becoming a hotbed for sports car development, with two new performance machines being announced in the country in just as many weeks. Earlier we saw the covers come off the oddly-named Barnard supercar, an ominous, all-black Le Mans style racer with the heart of a Porsche...

  • 2009 Barnhard Supercar

    Right now the finishing touches are being put to South Africa’s latest supercar in a secluded factory outside Bloemfontein in the nation’s heart. The car is the new Barnard, and while its name may not generate the kind of excitement as names such as Zonda or Veyron, its expected performance will certainly match that of some of Europe’s finest. Fully conceived, designed and built in South Africa, the Barnard will be able to sprint from 0-100km/h in less than four seconds and reach a top speed in excess of 300km/h. There are even plans to build a version capable of reaching...

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