Audi Q8 Concept First Look: Getting in on the Fastback SUV Game

Audi Q8 Concept First Look: Getting in on the Fastback SUV Game
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Concept Closely Previews Production Model Erick Ayapana Words Audi had a lot of metal to show at the 2017 Detroit Auto Show, but the Q8 e-tron concept was the debut that stole the spotlight. The coupe-inspired crossover closely previews a production model slated to arrive sometime next year, built on the same modular platform that underpins the Audi Q7. The automaker says the Audi Q8 concept is a mix of coupe-like styling with a few elements harkening back to the vintage Ur-quattro as well. For starters, the wide C-pillar is…

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This Aston Martin DB11 Prototype Has an AMG V8 Under Its Hood

This Aston Martin DB11 Prototype Has an AMG V8 Under Its Hood
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Is this a testbed for the next V8 Vantage? Almost certainly. We’ve known for quite some time that the next-generation Aston Martin V8 Vantage would recieve its heart from the engine wizards over at Mercedes-AMG. With the V12-powered DB11 done and soon reaching customer hands, Aston has to get to work on its sports car companion. That’s why this DB11 prototype is running around the Nürburgring with what is almost assuredly an AMG V8 under the hood. Since the DB11 is probably not getting a V8 in the future, all…

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Ten Car Performance Fads That Need to Go Away

Ten Car Performance Fads That Need to Go Away
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Say no to phony performance badges. As long as there’s been a car culture in America, there have been trendy add-ons and gimmicky products meant to make cars look and sound racier than they really are. These are the worst of the worst. From: Popular Mechanics 1 Gauge Overload It’s smart to keep tabs on your engine. After all, the engine is the heart of the car. Honestly, though, most of the gauges needed to monitor the general workings of the car come straight from factory. If the engine has…

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Land Wing coming to South Africa

Land Wing coming to South Africa
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Is this a blatant copy? A car manufacturer in China has brought out a brand new model, the Landwing X7.  Have a look, do you recognise it? Here at DSG HQ, we think it looks a lot like one of these; The Chinese manufacturer’s latest offering, is an SUV, it looked suspiciously familiar. The Landwing X7 has similar slim headlights, raised waistline the distinctive chunky front end and is even fitted with trendy black alloys. But priced at about R310 000, the X7 is a bargain compared with the Evoque’s…

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BMW M2 vs Ford Focus RS vs Audi RS3

BMW M2 vs Ford Focus RS vs Audi RS3
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Absolute power: In one of the most eagerly awaited performance car clashes of 2016, BMW’s M2 faces two scorching rivals from Ford and Audi If you’re after speed without breaking the bank, then 2016 has been a brilliant year so far. Ford’s Focus RS has already seen off its four-wheel-drive rivals in a showdown on Spanish roads, so it’s now the hardcore hot hatchback to beat. But there’s now a new driver-focused model prowling Britain’s B-roads. The BMW M2 has the Focus squarely in its sights, and while it doesn’t boast as tempting a price tag…

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