The effect of an awesome car on most guys can be likened to an Ethiopian with a Chicken Licken voucher. OK so maybe we are being a little dramatic but you get my drift. Check out these epic rides and be sure to pick up your jaw from the floor after you are done.
Corvette Stingray Convertible
For those who fancy something breezier check out the Corvette Stingray convertible. It will enjoy the same power as its coupe counterpart. This seventh generation corvette is expected to feature a 450 horsepower engine and its asking price is expected to start at $49 600. It has been designed to perform in any situation and features some exceptional handling capabilities. It is as quick as a bullet and will thankfully be savvy to fuel economy. There have been rumours of a right hand version… if that materialises, it is very likely that the Corvette Stingray Convertible will be heading our way. This is a classic car that enjoys more sting than a Police reunion.
2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 Alpine Edition
Perhaps you are looking for a badass ride and like Bono, you still haven’t found what you are looking for. Well look no further because the 2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 Alpine Edition is here. In addition to the standard Grand Cherokee SRT8 specifications, the Alpine edition, of which only 95 units will be made available locally, it features unique Bright White paintwork, as well as Black Vapor Chrome finish on the standard split 5-spoke, 20-inch wheels along with unique gloss black exterior appointments. With a Hemi V8 6.4 litre engine and a top speed of 257 km/h, it packs quite a punch – currently retailing at R864 990.
Toyota GT86 TRD
This is the car to get for sheer driving pleasure with the added benefit of looking slick in the process. The Toyota GT86 TRD is about as machismo as a medium rare Texan steak topped with gun powder. It will be available in a manual and automatic version. Acceleration and maximum speed sits at 7.7 seconds for 0-62mph and 140mph for the manual as well as 8.4 seconds 0-62mph and 130mph for the automatic.
Nissan 370Z Nismo
Hop into the Nissan 370Z Nismo put on your wayfarer shades and “shazam!”, you’re Mike Larry. This tar eater is sportier than a Super Bowl weekend and eagerly waits to unleash that gumption for consumption. It fires off 371Nm of torque from a 3.7-litre V6 engine and smashes a time of 0-62mph in only 5.2 seconds. The Nismo engineers have adopted high rigidity brake hoses and high performance brake fluid from the R35 GT-R. An exclusive Nismo dual exhaust system also enhances and amplifies the thrilling sound of the Z’s 3.7-litre V6 engine, putting more boom in your vroom.
The Mercedes-Benz A 45 AMG
The A 45 AMG is a representative of the “AMG Performance 50” strategy for the future, which is to run up to the 50th birthday of Mercedes-AMG GmbH in 2017. Gone are the days where a Mercedes Benz is perceived as a “toppy’s car.” They make some seriously awesome rides and the A 45 AMG is by no means an exception. With a maximum output of 360 hp and up to 450 Newton metres of torque, its AMG 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo engine is the most powerful series production four-cylinder engine in the world.
2014 Infiniti Q50
The 2014 Infiniti Q50 sports sedan is sure to spurn on a lot of oohs and aahs. It brings distinctive design, engaging performance, world’s first technologies and unmatched levels of connectivity and personalization It is available with a choice of a refined 328-horsepower 3.7-liter V6 or new Q50 Hybrid featuring Infiniti’s Direct Response Hybrid System. All models come equipped with a refined 7-speed automatic transmission.
For years, quality and consistency have been synonymous with Lexus. That notion has been further resonated by the Lexus IS250. The engineers succeeded in creating a vehicle that is as luxurious as it is exhilarating. It has a host of Lexus firsts and safety is immensely enhanced by its fitted advanced safety technology. This bad boy is powered by a no-nonsense 2.5-litre V6 engine.