GEAR­ING UP, GEAR­ING DOWN

Driven - - Editor's Note - Bernard

So, half of the year has come and gone in a blink of the eye, and the end of 2017 beck­ons. Yet, it seems that the mo­tor in­dus­try didn’t get that memo, as they launch new model after new model in an at­tempt to find new pock­ets of niche buy­ers, and new rev­enue streams to mit­i­gate the ef­fects of South Africa’s tech­ni­cal re­ces­sion.

For Au­gust we take a peek at the much-vaunted Porsche 911 Turbo S Ex­clu­sive Series and go bundu-bash­ing in the new Land Rover Dis­cov­ery.

At the op­po­site end of the scale, we take a look at the McLaren 720S, as well as sneak a first drive op­por­tu­nity in the highly-an­tic­i­pated Mercedes-Benz X-Class, the Stuttgart man­u­fac­turer’s first foray into the bakkie seg­ment.

Driven also takes you around the sights at the 2017 Good­wood Fes­ti­val of Speed, and on the two-wheel side of things, Gavin Foster comes to grips with the Scram­bler Du­cati Café Racer.

As al­ways, Driven is packed with in­for­ma­tive con­tent, usable at-a-glance in­for­ma­tion and pure mo­tor­ing fun, for you, by fel­low petrol­heads. We’re proud of our sta­tus as one of the top three gen­eral mo­tor­ing ti­tles in South Africa – which proves that our mix of great con­tent, upto-the-mo­ment re­port­ing on new mod­els and in­dus­try trends, and clever de­sign, has found a niche of dis­cern­ing read­ers, of which you are one.

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Drive on!

bernard@driven­mag.co.za

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