The Volkswagen bakkie is almost ten years old. And the Germans are celebrating it with a special model, the honey orange metallic Canyon. Reason enough for me to take it on a special trip.
If you would have a choice, which flagship top-of-the-range BMW would you choose? The rather inconspicuous 7-series sedan or the not so subtle X7? Could latter even be an in-house threat to the traditional limousine? I spent some quality time with both vehicles to find out.
The original 1968 Ford Mustang of Steve McQueen ‘Bullitt’ fame was recently auctioned of in the States – for R54 million. Making it the most expensive Mustang ever sold. GQ motoring ed Dieter Losskarn experienced the limited edition 50th anniversary Bullitt model. On South African roads.
How do you improve a legendary icon and a timeless design? Dieter Losskarn travelled all the way to Greece to experience the newest rendition of the topless 911 on some coastal and mountain roads.
Bentley got into their centenary celebrations by launching the topless version of their fast and refined Grand Tourer. LossKARn experienced the orange flame GTC around the Andalusian mountains in the vicinity of Marbella.
Jaguar surprised the German competition by putting their first ever electric vehicle onto showroom floors, long before Audi e-tron, Mercedes EQ, BMW iX3 and Porsche Taycan will be available for potential customers. LossKARn experienced the sound of silence in the new I-Pace.
With one the most agile Porsches ever across one of the most legendary mountain passes in the Alps. LossKARn travelled all the way to Italy to conquer the 82 (!) hairpin turns of Passo dello Stelvio. The slick Boxster GTS absolutely thrived in its natural habitat.
The 4th Bernina Gran Turismo offered an exciting finale to the summer classic car season in Europe. For the next event, from 20th to 22nd September 2019, the organizers would love to see some South African classic car enthusiasts at the starting line of this legendary hill climb. GQ ed Dieter Losskarn enjoyed last year’s …
G wagon fans all over the world dreaded this moment. How will the first new G in 38 years look like? Luckily Mercedes-Benz did not disappoint. He is back. The all-new G looks, at first glance, just like the old one. Boxy and full of character, far removed from the rounded crossover appeal of its competition. Dieter was relieved.
After 38 years the oldest vehicle in the Mercedes range has been replaced by a more civilised version. Dieter Losskarn says cheers to one of his all-time favourite cars, the legendary G wagon. In a species-appropriate manner: 5500 kilometres through South Africa and Namibia, across dusty dirt roads with murderous corrugation, through deep, red sand with temperatures ranging between 14 and 40 degrees Celsius. And because this would have been just too easy in a G 350 D, he chose the ballistic G 63 AMG instead for this farewell adventure.