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Lexus GS450h Hybrid Car Acceleration Video

One of the cars we drove on the Lexus Arabella Tour¬†yesterday was the Hybrid Lexus GS450h. See the video to get an idea about its incredibly smooth acceleration as it seamlessly combines power from both the petrol & electric motors to the transmission. The “rev counter” actually shows you the KW output.



Lexus Tour to Arabella Estate

Last night the incredible Chris Rawlinson phoned me to invite me to a Lexus Tour sponsored by Helderberg Lexus. Of course, I couldn’t say no to Chris, as I owe Chris so many favours already.

So this morning he picked me up at my house, we drove to Somerset West, where we met Aiden Connolly, an Irishman who fell in love with a South African girl and couldn’t leave once he discovered surfing on the SA coast. Aiden gave us a run-down picked up the cars. I first drove an RX450h Hybrid SUV from Somerset West to Pringle Bay. From Pringle Bay to Arabella I drove the IS250 Cabriolet with the top down!

Then I got to drive Lexus’ M3 Killer, the IS-F all the way to 96 on Winery. (The blue one, as Emily put it)

All the Lexus cars are amazing. The IS-F has accelleration that can only be described as mental: 0-100 km/h in 4.5 seconds (I did it in 4 with a slight downhill).

But I ultimately preferred the RX450h Hybrid SUV. It has an incredible amount of power (0-100 km/h in 7.8 seconds, and plenty of additional woema when you need to pass cars on the road).

I also like the high ride height and extra visibility it offers and the rear seats fold down so you can load your surfboards in the back easily.

Best of all… It uses less fuel than a typical 1.4 litre hatchback. I.e. a pretty good example of real innovation finally starting to happen with cars in the 21st century.


Surfing First Day

A few weeks ago I won an auction at Breadline Africa’s Geek Fashion Show. The prize was surfing lessons AND lunch with Paul Cartmel with the money going to charity.??

Today, the Cape Town weather was perfect so I got the family in the car and cruised down to Muizenberg.??
Paul didn’t really bother to give me ‘lessons’: “It’s simple, you just catch a wave and jump up on the board and ride it”

Well, that’s right, but it’s not as easy as it sounds! On the other hand, it’s actually not as difficult as I thought it would be.??
Below are some photos and a video! (me in the surf, then Paul doing a self-portrait, then on the beach, then Paul & Toni at Knead Muizenberg and then Althea and me at Moyo in Big Bay for dinner)

Some @RichMulholland photos from #netprophet