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I’m threading through Pretoria morning rush-hour, up and down inclines past industrial Tshwane, and still sporting morning red eye. The meeting time and point is 6.30am at Gerotek’s main entry gate, and I’m running a bit late.
This start time is quite normal in automotive journalism duty but the underpinning title of today’s slightly analytical three-vehicle group test is a bit unconventional: Performance Pick-ups. Is there even such a thing? The last vehicle that could justify such a tag line was the Corvette-engined Chevrolet Lumina SS.