Buying a new car is always something to be proud of. It is something a lot of people like to share with friends and family. Social media has made sharing the good news much easier. Those who share for attention get the congratulatory messages and it usually ends there.
But for men like Hamilton Ndlovu, it’s a different story. Ndlovu trended on social media recently after sharing a video in which he showed off R11 million worth of cars he had just copped. Instead of getting the buzz he craved, Ndlovu ended up catching the attention of the authorities.
A highly placed source in the security cluster said that Ndlovu has been under investigation since posting the video. The source said that they were in talks with the Special Investigation Unit about seizing the cars which they deem to be “proceeds of crime”.
If you like a bargain you might be happy to know that the SA Revenue Service has issued a provisional preservation order against Ndlovu and his companies, seizing his three Porsches and putting the R6 million in his bank accounts on ice.
No word on the Lamborghini and the Jeep but chances are they will soon find themselves under the hammer too.
In the meantime here is everything you need to know about the cars the authorities investigating Ndlovu seized.
1. Panamera GTS Sport Turismo
The stealthy looking Panamera GTS Sport Turismo is a potent family haulier.
– 4.0 Twin-turbocharged V8 engine
– 380kW and 620Nm of torque
– 0-100km/h in 3.9 seconds
– Top speed of 292km/h
– Price starting R2.4 million
Ndlovu’s model looks to have a lot of options ticked. The black completes the sleeper family sports car look.
2. 911 Carrera S Cabriolet
A drop-top cruiser that will keep up with supercars.
– 3.0l Flat 6 twin turbo
– 331kW and 530Nm of torque
– 0-100km/h in 3.9 seconds
– Top speed of 306km/h
– Price starting R2.2 million
3. Porsche Cayenne S Coupé
Like it said in the video showing off the car, this one is for the grown-ups.
– 2.9l twin-turbocharged V6
– 324 kW and 550 Nm of torque
– 0-100km/h in 5.0 seconds
– Top speed of 263km/h
– Price starting R1.7 million
The specs on this are rather boring but the Cayenne Coupé is one the best handling SUVs out there. If you are looking to get a baby buggy which sacrifices headroom for sportier looks this should be top of your list.
No word on whether the Urus has also been seized. But the Urus in boring white is a brute of a machine.
– 4.0l Twinturbcharged V8 engine
– 478 kW and 850 Nm of torque
– 0-100km/h in 3.6 seconds
– Top speed of 305km/h
– Price starting R4 million
Ah yes, the “bargain”. The Grand Cherokee might be the cheapest car here but it is no slouch. It packs a mean punch an arguably the best growl of all the cars.
– 6.5l Hemi V8
– 344 kW and 637 Nm of torque
– 0-100km/h in 4.4 seconds
– Top speed of 257km/h
– Price from R1.6 million
Which of these cars would you have if they do end up under the hammer?