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Enthusiast News and Reviews

Track’ster Inspired Turbocharged Kia Soul Headed For US Market

it only sells in tiny numbers in australia, but in the usa the kia soul is a big hit, registering healthy sales while acting as a halo model for kia, thanks to its distinctive boxy style. that&rsqu...

POSTED TODAY

Peugeot L500 R Hybrid Concept Unveiled - PSA Groupe EV To Have Up To 450Km Range

peugeot and its parent company, groupe psa, have been busy of late with electric vehicle projects as part of a 34 new-vehicle onslaught from psa.   under psa’s push to pass strategy...

POSTED TODAY

Alfa Romeo Stelvio To Debut As High Performance SUV

with alfa romeo preparing to make its first ever foray into the suv market with the stelvio suv, details of the product plan are starting to emerge, and alfa’s shooting straight for th...

POSTED YESTERDAY

2016 MINI John Cooper Works Convertible - Prices, Features and Specifications

mini australia has announced pricing and specifications for its fastest drop-top ever, the 2016 john cooper works convertible. starting at $54,900 for the manual-equipped model, the jcw convertible co...

POSTED YESTERDAY

2016 Ford Falcon XR8 Sprint REVIEW | The Last... The XR8 At Its Monstrous Best

the external changes to the 2016 ford falcon xr8 sprint may be low-key, but that doesn’t lessen their impact. a suite of black highlights: roof, mirrors, grille frame, wheels, rear spoiler an...

POSTED MON, 30 MAY, 2016

TMR's Top Ten RWD Sports Sedans Under $100k

local car manufacturing is on the way out, and it’ll take with it two uniquely australian vehicles in the holden commodore and ford falcon - and their tasty commodore ss, falcon xr6 turbo and xr...

POSTED SUN, 29 MAY, 2016

2017 Nissan GT-R NISMO Revealed - Japan's Racecar For The Road Gets A Revamp

the nissan gt-r nismo, the performance pinnacle of the giant-killing gt-r range, is all but locked in for a local release next year, and the car in front of you is the model we will get. the gt-r n...

POSTED SAT, 28 MAY, 2016

Renault Clio RS 16 Revealed - 201kW Widebody Clio For Renault Sport’s 40th Anniversary

first seen when a handful of photos were leaked earlier in the week, renault sport’s fat-fendered clio special has now been officially revealed - and it’s a red-hot 201kw concept crea...

POSTED SAT, 28 MAY, 2016

BMW M3 Celebrates 30th Anniversary With 30 Jahre Edition

it’s been 30 years since bmw unveiled the first ever m3 - a car that went on to set the benchmark for the high performance medium market. originally offered as a coupe, powered by a high-outp...

POSTED SAT, 28 MAY, 2016

Levorg Letdown - STI-Enhanced Subaru Wagon Misses Out On Engine Upgrades

if you were one of the many wide-eyed punters straining for a look at subaru’s high-performance levorg sti wagon, we’ve got some bad news. instead of the full sti experience subaru is only...

POSTED FRI, 27 MAY, 2016

BMW M4 GTS To Arrive September | Track Ready... But Sold Out

bmw’s latest lightweight track-ready limited edition, the 368kw/600nm m4 gts is set to arrive in australia from this september. just 700 cars will be produced globally, of which 25 have...

POSTED FRI, 27 MAY, 2016

BMW M2 Supplies Boosted To Meet Swelling Demand

bmw fans who missed out on the first round of m2 pocket rockets had better pick up their ears, as the carmaker announced this week that a second shipment is on the way. even before the m2 had...

POSTED FRI, 27 MAY, 2016

2017 Subaru BRZ Updates Detailed

the updated subaru brz is set to follow closely in the footsteps of its toyota 86 twin, but the latest wave of information adds some of the finer details of subaru’s take on the shared...

POSTED FRI, 27 MAY, 2016

2016 BMW X5 M REVIEW | ing M Division's Jekyll And Hyde SUV

it’s crazy to think that a 'hulk-sized' family suv can deliver almost supercar levels of performance, but the 2016 bmw x5 m does just that. externally, there are some subtle...

POSTED THU, 26 MAY, 2016

HSV Announces Trio Of LS3-Powered Special Editions As Last Hurrah For Naturally-Aspirated V8

in the second half of last year holden special vehicles radically overhauled its engine lineup by detuning the gts’ supercharged ls9 v8 and plonking it into all clubsport r8, maloo r8 and senato...

POSTED THU, 26 MAY, 2016

Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato Concept Unveiled In Italy

the covers have come off aston martin’s vanquish zagato concept at the concorso d'eleganza villa d'este, revealing the latest creation from the long-standing aston-zagato partnership.

POSTED WED, 25 MAY, 2016

2016 BMW 4 Series Range Updated - Prices, Features and Specifications

following on from updates made to the 3 series range late last year, bmw australia has followed suit with that car’s two-door (and four-door coupe) sibling the 4 series. mechanical upgrades appl...

POSTED WED, 25 MAY, 2016

Hyundai Reveals 194kW And 375Nm Figures For i30 N Hot Hatch In New Teaser Video

hyundai’s high-performance n division moves another step closer to production reality with the news that the sub-brand is preparing three cars to run at this year’s nurburgring 24 hour rac...

POSTED WED, 25 MAY, 2016

2016 Subaru Forester tS - Price, Features and Specifications

subaru australia has announced its performance-suv, the forester ts, will arrive in june with a pricetag of $54,990 (plus on-road costs), a $7000 premium over the forester xt premium that it is b...

POSTED MON, 23 MAY, 2016

Renault Clio RenaultSport “KZ 01” Leaked, 183kW Pocket Rocket On Its Way?

renault sport, the in-house performance arm of french automaker renault, has reportedly beefed up its clio rs five-door light hatch with a more aggressive look, some motorsport-style features and a ho...

POSTED MON, 23 MAY, 2016