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May 20, 2019

Vrr-Pah! Here’s a quick look at our hot hatch long-termer: VW Golf 7.5 GTI

Volkswagen’s iconic Golf GTI, has set the standard for hot hatches since 1976. The Golf GTI, currently in 7.5-generation guise, remains one of the best-selling hot hatches globally. Wheels24 has acquired a Volkswagen Golf GTI 2.0 TSI DSG as our long-term test vehicle. The ‘Tungsten Silver’ metallic hot hatch has fit right in our garage and despite being launched more than two years ago, it’s amazing to see how many heads this car turns.

Under the bonnet lies a 1984cc TSI engine delivering 169kW (4700 to 6200rpm) and 350Nm (1500 to 4600rpm). The engine is mated to the well-known and well-loved 6-speed DSG.

It rockets from 0-100km/h in 6.4 seconds [...]

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May 20, 2019

‘Queen of Smoke’ – meet SA motorsport sensation Stacey Lee May

On this week’s episode of African Voices, CNN International meets South African spinner and drifter Stacey Lee May.

As one of South African’s top female motorsport sensations, May hopes to inspire and empower more people by showing them they can do anything. As a young child, May remembers how other children would pick on her due to her small physique.

Through motorsport, May was able regain her confidence and be successful: “I started high school at the age of twelve or thirteen but I matriculated at the age of sixteen. Being younger than everybody else, people used to pick on me a lot. They used to take my lunch, or throw me in the dustbin, or smack me around… [...]

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May 10, 2019

Hefty rise in petrol price for May

Diesel 0.05 percent sulphur will increase by 1c/l, while the price of diesel 0.005 percent sulphur would remain unchanged, the department said in a statement on Sunday.

The wholesale price of illuminating paraffin would increase by 3c/l and the single maximum national retail price (SMNRP) of illuminating paraffin would increase by 4c/l. The maximum retail price for LPGas would increase by 84c/kg.

In a later statement on Sunday, Energy Minister Jeff Radebe said the main reasons for the increased fuel prices were that the rand on average had strengthened slightly against the US dollar from 14.3871 to 14.1401 rand per dollar. The settling of contagion risks from emerging [...]

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April 29, 2019

Toyota Gazoo racing all set for Round 2 action at the SA National Rally champs

Toyota Gazoo Racing SA’s Guy Botterill and navigator Simon Vacy-Lyle, defending South African National Rally Champions, will take on Round 2 of this year’s championship, hoping to build on their victory during the opening round, which took place at the end of March 2019.

The pair will be taking their race-proven Class R2N Toyota Etios back into battle, and are expecting fierce competition at the 2019 Rally of South Africa.

“We’ve seen that the new turbo-charged [...]

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