Both cars home at Spa 24 and Top Ten for Nissan

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  SPA-FRANCORCHAMPS, Belgium – Nissan’s newly-evolved GT-R gave a strong performance for the GT Sport Motul Team RJN at the 24 Hours of Spa in Belgium. The No. 23 2018-spec Nissan GT-R NISMO GT3 completed its first 24-hour race and scored a topseven finish after leading the race at one stage through the night. Lucas Ordonez, Alex Buncombe and Matt Parry just missed out on the Super Pole session on Thursday, qualifying 21st for Saturday’s race. At the green flag, the GT-R NISMO GT3 made strong progress and settled into…

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Top-10 best-selling passenger vehicles for July 2018

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South Africa’s total new vehicle sales were up by 2.6% year-on-year in July, with 47 881 units sold versus 46 671 in the corresponding month last year. According to data released today by the National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa (Naamsa), the passenger vehicle segment, which contributed 67% of all new vehicle sales in July, was up 4.3% year-on-year with 32 108 units sold. * Sales figures are supplied by Naamsa and exclude non-reporting manufacturers.   The dealer channel which accounted for 80% of July’s sales, is up…

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X-Class X-Perience Days set to thrill South Africans

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After just less than three months of its much-anticipated launch, it is clear that the Mercedes-Benz X-Class combines an unmatched on-road drive with undeniable off-road capabilities. Those who have driven it are completely convinced that it is a vehicle in a league of its own. Through the regional X-Class X-Perience Days, Mercedes-Benz Vans is offering the general public an opportunity to experience the X-Class’ tangible benefits of thrilling performance, high levels of safety and generous amounts of loading space. The details of the X-Class X-Perience Days are as follows: 4…

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How to: Drive a Ford Model T

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It’s the second-most-popular car in history, but maybe the most formidable to drive. Ford’s Model T is the second-most-popular car of all time, outselling all but the Volkswagen Beetle, and more than 15 million Ts were built over its 19-year life span. But the Ford was designed before driver controls were standardized, so the odd position of the throttle, brake, and shifter make driving a Model T an archaic and dangerous experience. It’s like trying to do the Charleston while loading a musket after a big night at the speak-easy.…

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How To: Read a Tyre Sidewall

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There?s a lot more information on a tyre?s sidewall than you think, such as where the tyre was made and when, and sometimes even whether your tire complies with pass-by noise regulations in Europe. Here’s how to decode it all: 1.) “245”: The numbers preceding the slash indicate the distance, in millimeters, across the widest point of the tire—called section width (245mm, or 9.65 inches, in this case)—when mounted on a wheel of specified width. Often listed before this number are letters that loosely signify the kind of duty for…

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