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WRC for the Road: Mercedes-Benz A 45 AMG

Founded in 1967, AMG was first known for designing and testing racing engines and also for developing upgrade packages for customers who wished for more performance from their standard Mercedes cars. Their popularity exploded with the introduction of the legendary AMG Hammer 500E in 1986, a W126 E-Class sedan fitted with a 360hp V8 engine. Mercedes-Benz fully acquired AMG in 2005 under the name Mercedes-AMG GmbH, owned by Daimler AG. AMG models typically have more aggressive looks, a higher level of performance, better handling, better stability and more extensive use of carbon fibre than their regular Mercedes counterparts. AMG aero, trim and handling packages can now be added to suit customers’ tastes if a milder combination is specified, while massive turbocharged V8 and V12 engines and big brake kits typically grace the wilder AMG-specific models. This brings us to the car at hand. For the first time in the company’s history extending back over more than 45 years, Mercedes-Benz’s performance brand is offering two compact, high-performance, all-wheel-drive road cars– powered by a class-leading 4-cylinder turbocharged engine, namely the A 45 AMG and CLA 45 AMG. // Zorce Classifieds: PDG (WHITE) FOR SALE

Fort George in the new Toyota RAV4!

Toyota Trinidad & Tobago launched their new 2019 RAV4 earlier this year and we couldn’t wait to drive their all-new mid-size crossover sport utility vehicle. Although it was a slightly steeper and more winding route than usual, we planned Fort George into our test drive loop to fully enjoy the RAV’s capabilities and the location’s amazing vistas. Was it going to be as good as the hype? We jumped into a 2019 RAV4 2WD high-spec version to find out!

Mazda’s MX-5 RF brings lightweight sports cars back!

In case you didn’t know, sports cars have returned to the Southern Sales & Service showrooms, specifically the one at Mazda. Equipped with Skyactiv technology and an all-new, smaller, stiffer and lighter chassis, we couldn’t wait to sample the Mazda MX5– a car reputed to deliver one of the purest driving experiences on the planet!

What's the Rush? Meet Toyota's new 7-seater!

In today’s market, a seven-seater vehicle has largely become out of reach for most people, even from non-luxury brands. Toyota’s all-new Rush is now one of the most affordable people movers on the market and it’s laden with more plusses than you think. We visited their Barataria showroom to take a test drive! 

I need rehab after driving the Boxster GTS!

Following our weekend with the Porsche Panamera in Fort Lauderdale, it was time for our sports car tour to Daytona Beach and back! My new ride for the next few days would be the sexy new Porsche 718 Boxster. I was handed the keys to the GTS version, which brings the best performance options coupled with the most popular options for everyday use– all at a price that is lower than if you ordered them separately. 

TT Motorsport Car Clubs

  • Autosport - Drags, Drag & Wind
  • C.A.R.S. - Solodex/Autocross
  • Rally Club TT - Rally
  • Side-B - Off Road
  • Trail Blazers - Off Road
  • Trini Truckin'
  • TTASA - Drags, Circuit, Karting
  • TTDA - Drift
  • TTKA - Karting
  • TTORC - Off Road
  • TTundra - Drag Racing