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Kia Starts The Clock On New GT Model

the countdown to the launch of kia’s new rear-wheel drive gt sedan has begun. “there is a new paradigm of performance on the horizon”, “heart pounding performance”, &l...

POSTED FRI, 2 DEC, 2016

McLaren Adds Track Pack For 570S

mclaren has confirmed an optional ‘track pack’ for its 570s which pares 25kgs from the overall weight, adds extra downforce, and delivers even more speed. on the outside,...

POSTED WED, 30 NOV, 2016

Rear Wheel Drive Kia Sedan Spied In Pre-Production Guise

kia’s preparations to enter into the rear wheel drive sports sedan market are heating up with the 3 series challenger spied in undisguised pre-production guise rolling off its korean production...

POSTED WED, 30 NOV, 2016

Lotus In The Black And Set To Launch Fastest-Ever Exige

for the first time since the death of creator colin chapman - or did he disappear and has been living in the bahamas? no, let’s not go there - british sports car manufacturer lotus cars is...

POSTED SUN, 27 NOV, 2016

‘Carry-On Chaps’ – Morgan 3 Wheeler Gets ADR Green Light And New Aero 8 Confirmed

only last week it seemed the pen-pushers in the australian design rules (adr) canberra bureaucracy had done what two world wars and the might of the german army could not – killed the morgan thr...

POSTED SAT, 26 NOV, 2016

Ferrari Reveals new Turbocharged Wagon

the iconic italian sports car brand showcased its gtc4 lusso t in sydney today, just months after its world premiere at the paris motor show in september and ahead of first local deliveries...

POSTED THU, 24 NOV, 2016

Walkinshaw Reveals its Answer to HSV

while supercharged v8s have been a fixture of the australian new car land for several years, not everyone enjoys the sound and fury of pumped-up engines such as the 430kw monster in the hsv gts. fa...

POSTED THU, 24 NOV, 2016

2017 BMW 125i REVIEW | BMW's Pint-Sized Hot Hatch Just Misses the Mark

a hot-hatchback that sends power only to the rear wheels is a rare beast these days and should be cheered – yet the 2017 bmw 125i slips quietly under the radar. it has been an almost meek per...

POSTED WED, 23 NOV, 2016

All-Wheel Drive Hot Hatch Showdown - Ford Focus RS v Volkswagen Golf R

genuine game-changers generally come along in broad intervals. with hot hatches, however, the pace of change is thrusting forward like a turbo engine piling on boost. three years ago the volkswagen...

POSTED WED, 23 NOV, 2016

Rally Australia - Molly Taylor And Subaru Create ARC History In Coffs Harbour Finale

molly taylor has created history at the rally australia event in coffs harbour, becoming the first woman to win the australian rally championship. during the final round for both the arc and t...

POSTED MON, 21 NOV, 2016

2017 Toyota 86 - Price And Features For Australia

toyota has opted to include more mods aimed at improving the characer of its updated 86 sports car for the 2017 model-year. the carmaking giant promises that the 86 is now &ldqu...

POSTED MON, 21 NOV, 2016

Toyota 86 - Typical Buyer Goes For GTS Manual, In White

the typical customer for toyota’s 86 sports car chooses the top-spec gts variants, with a manual transmission and a white paint job. as toyota outlines its changes for the updated 2017 86 thi...

POSTED MON, 21 NOV, 2016

Twin Turbo Diesel Set For Skoda Kodiaq RS Flagship

skoda is set to expand its high performance rs range beyond the single octavia rs model currently offered, turning its new kodiaq seven-seat suv into a torque-laden monster. that's according to...

POSTED SUN, 20 NOV, 2016

Alfa Romeo Stelvio SUV Unveiled At LA Auto Show - Coming To Australia In 2018

alfa romeo has pulled the covers from its much-anticipated stelvio at the la auto show, revealing the carmaker’s first-ever suv. for fans of the italian carmaker who might have scoffed at the...

POSTED THU, 17 NOV, 2016

New MG Sports Car On The Way - But Electric Cars Are Out

there's good news from the u.k. with media reports indicating the chinese-owned british brand could have another sports car in its future. quoting mg marketing chief matthew cheyne, auto expres...

POSTED WED, 16 NOV, 2016

2017 Audi A3 and S3 | Keeping Audi’s Premium Compact Fresh

revitalised with a fresh face, new lighting signatures, and revised specifications, the audi a3 - the best-seller in the premium small car segment - introduces new engines, and a new transmission to k...

POSTED WED, 16 NOV, 2016

$38,500 Starting Price For Hardtop Mazda MX-5

mazda has confirmed the mx-5 rf – the hardtop version of the all-new mx-5 - will arrive in local showrooms on 1 february with prices starting from $38,500. with a retractable hard-top roof wh...

POSTED TUE, 15 NOV, 2016

2016 BMW M240i Convertible REVIEW | Refreshed Pocket Rocket Drops its Top

summer is approaching and the 2017 bmw m240i convertible rather appropriately debuts with an extra sprinkling of spice under its bonnet. the $83,900 (plus on-road costs) m240i convertible – a...

POSTED TUE, 15 NOV, 2016

Mercedes-Maybach S 650 Cabriolet Teased Ahead Of LA Debut

mercedes-benz has begun dropping breadcrumbs in the lead up to this week's la auto show, where it will reveal its most luxurious convertible ever, the mercedes-maybach interpretation of...

POSTED MON, 14 NOV, 2016

Skoda Octavia RS230 - Price And Features For Limited Edition Performance Pair

when australian skoda customers are choosing the octavia as their next new car, 40 percent of them are opting for the performance rs sedan and wagon variants. and now buyers have even more reason t...

POSTED MON, 14 NOV, 2016