As soon as Mercedes models have a ‘G’ in their name, they can officially be taken off the beaten track. I picked two vehicles out of the GL range: the nimble GLC 63 S AMG and the mighty GLS 580. But I made only one of them dirty.
Land Rover took their time to develop a new Defender. In 2016 the last of the legendary 110s came of the production line. In the rugged terrain of the Cederberg mountains I found out, whether the new one is a worthy successor to the icon created in 1949.
Which Porsche? – Porsche 911 Turbo S – Cayenne GTS – Cayman GT4
Which is your favourite Porsche model? Would you go for the iconic 911 in its most famous Turbo S version, the sporty SUV Cayenne GTS or the pure-bred, naturally aspirated Cayman GT4? I experienced all three of them. And chose another one as my favorite.
Porsche convincingly succeeded in not betraying their heritage of gorgeous fossil-fuel-burning dream cars. They just opened a new chapter. With an electrifying masterpiece, coming out of their brand-new 700 million Euro production facility in Zuffenhausen. I had a convincing drive in the top-of-the-range Taycan Turbo S.
What do you do, when you love your Bentley Continental GT so much, that you want to take it with you on the annual bush trip? Well, why not approach this small company in the hamlet of Sutherland, South Africa’s coldest town. What comes out of there is even cooler. Glamotion Limited turns your Continental into an Inter-Continental. I went for a conti-mental spin.
Mild Horse – Ford Mustang 2.3 EcoBoost Convertible
How bad does it feel to have a four-cylinder engine in an American V8 legend? LossKARn found out. Topless.
Onlookers are gathering in the vicinity of the Mustang’s exhaust end pipes in anticipation of the glorious V8 soundtrack. But once again, I will have to disappoint them.
Weaponized Vorsprung – Lamborghini Urus & Huracán Evo
The platforms and powerplants are used across the entire Volkswagen family, from Audi Q8 via Porsche Cayenne to Bentley Bentayga. But the Italian job is the most impressive so far. I spent some quality time with the Urus – the world’s first super sport utility vehicle – and the Huracán Evo – an aerodynamical masterpiece.
The boxy design is more than four decades old, it has military origins and is a relic of hybrid- and electric car-free times gone by. No wonder that it has reached cult status and enjoys thousands of dedicated fans worldwide. Last year Mercedes-Benz replaced the oldest vehicle in their range by a more civilized version. G wagon fans all over the world dreaded this moment.