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  • 2014 Walkinshaw Supercharged V8 : 500kW And 550kW - Release The Beast

    What’s hot: Gut-busting power and torque, blistering performance, sensational sound. What’s not: The ‘whole enchilada’ is a bit boofy; massive thirst when tapped. X-FACTOR: N...

     

    POSTED SUN, 12 OCT, 2014

     
  • New Walkinshaw Supercharger Pack Delivers HSV GTS-Dwarfing Power

    If Walkinshaw Performance’s recent 497kW/955Nm W497 supercharger pack just wasn’t enough to get your blood pumping, the tuning house is back with an even more compelling offer. Announce...

     

    POSTED THU, 11 SEP, 2014

     
  • All-New Holden Astra Spied Testing

    NEW HOLDEN ASTRA SPIED Holden’s next-generation Astra hatch, developed primarily by German cousin Opel, has been spied testing at the Nurburgring this week. The current and ageing Astra ra...

     

    POSTED WED, 25 JUN, 2014

     
  • 2014 Walkinshaw Holden Colorado Xtreme 4X4

    WALKINSHAW HIGH-RIDER AND LOW-RIDER COLORADO 4X4 REVIEW What’s hot: Vastly improved handling and style, still carries a load What’s not: That underdone Colorado interior X-FACTOR: Tou...

     

    POSTED FRI, 16 MAY, 2014

     
  • Walkinshaw Colorado High-Rider And Low-Rider Packages Announced

    Walkinshaw Performance (WP) has expanded its enhancement packs beyond Holden Commodore models again, showing the company has one eye on the present and the other on the future. Beginning in Ju...

     

    POSTED THU, 15 MAY, 2014

     
  • Holden Extends Red Bull V8 Supercar Partnership, HRT Future Unclear: Video

    Holden has extended its partnership with Triple Eight Red Bull Racing Australia, with both carmaker and V8 Supercar team agreeing to a multi-year deal. The partnership was announced at a Sydne...

     

    POSTED SUN, 11 MAY, 2014

     
  • Holden Cascada Announced, Astra VXR And Insignia VXR Coming In 2015

    HOLDEN CONFIRMS OPEL MODELS FOR 2015 HOLDEN confirms Opel’s Cascada will arrive in 2015, wearing lion badge. OPC-tuned performance models, the Astra VXR and Insignia VXR, also returning...

     

    POSTED THU, 1 MAY, 2014

     
  • Vale Harry Firth: Australian Motorsport Legend Dies, Aged 96

    Australian motorsport legend Harry Firth has died, aged 96. Firth was best known for his role as team manager for both the Ford and Holden factory teams in Australian Touring Car racing throughout...

     

    POSTED SUN, 27 APR, 2014

     
  • 2015 Opel Corsa Spied Testing

    Opel’s 2015 Corsa has been spied testing, previewing a revised styling direction borrowed from the smaller Opel Adam range. A large front air intake now dominates front styling, along with he...

     

    POSTED SUN, 27 APR, 2014

     
  • 2014 Holden Barina RS Automatic

    BARINA RS REVIEW Vehicle style:  Light-segment five-door hatch Price: $23,190 (plus on-roads)  Engine/trans: 103kW/200Nm 1.4 litre turbo petrol | 6-spd sports automatic Fuel eco...

     

    POSTED FRI, 14 MAR, 2014

     
  • Next Camaro Set For Evolutionary Design

    GM’s next Camaro, which could at last be destined for an Australian launch, is expected to debut sometime next year with an evolutionary design language. The current model, which marked a ret...

     

    POSTED THU, 13 MAR, 2014

     
  • National Holden Motor Museum Echuca: Ten Reasons To Visit

    Did you know: the National Holden Motor Museum in Echuca hosts some 45 cars, making it the largest single-make car museum in Australia. Yes, the carmaker may be on its way out of the Aust...

     

    POSTED MON, 3 FEB, 2014

     
  • 2015 Holden Cruze Spied Testing

    An all-new Holden Cruze is on the way, but with reports last year pointing to development delays, it could be another year before we see a showroom debut. Spied in cold-weather testing this week, t...

     

    POSTED SUN, 26 JAN, 2014

     
  • Holden Commodore Hits 260km/h In The US, Wearing Chevrolet SS Badges: Video

    American performance tuning company, Hennessey, has revealed its latest hi-po creation, fettling up a Holden VF Commodore. Sold in the US as the Chevrolet SS, the Commodore was fitted with Hen...

     

    POSTED WED, 1 JAN, 2014

     
  • V8 Supercars: Whincup Wins Fifth Championship In Six Years

    Jamie Whincup has taken out the 2013 V8 Supercars Championship with third place in the final race of the season at the NRMA 500 at Sydney Olympic Park. Whincup carried a 110-point lead in...

     

    POSTED MON, 9 DEC, 2013

     
  • 2014 Holden Barina RS: Is A Sedan Version Headed To Australia?

    Just a few weeks after the 2014 Holden Barina RS arrived in Australia as a warm hatch, Chevrolet has released a sedan version of the RS in its Sonic range. Unveiled at last month’s LA Auto Sh...

     

    POSTED THU, 5 DEC, 2013

     
  • Holden Barina RS

    What’s hot: Very well-priced, fun handling, lots of equipment. What’s not: Poor interior plastics, seats a bit limp. X-FACTOR: Thrills at the wheel don't get much cheaper,...

     

    POSTED THU, 14 NOV, 2013

     
  • 2014 Holden Barina RS: Price And Features For New Sports Hatch

    2014 HOLDEN BARINA RS ON SALE Holden's Barina range has a new hero model, with the turbocharged RS hatch now on sale in Australia from $20,990. Announced in September, the Barina RS is based...

     

    POSTED WED, 13 NOV, 2013

     
  • 2013 SEMA Show: Five Of The Best

    It’s that time of the year again, when the US-based Specialty Equipment Marketing Association (SEMA) Show rolls into Las Vegas. Showcasing the best the automotive aftermarket has to offer,&nb...

     

    POSTED THU, 7 NOV, 2013

     
  • Walkinshaw Announces VF And Gen-F Supercharged Packages

    Walkinshaw Performance has unveiled two new supercharged upgrades to the Holden VF Commodore and HSV Gen-F ranges. The new set is headlined by the W497, which, as the name suggests, boasts a hefty&...

     

    POSTED THU, 17 OCT, 2013

     
 
World Motorsport News
  • 2014 Abu Dhabi F1 GP: Hamilton And Mercedes Take Championship Victory

     
  • 2014 Brazilian F1 GP: Rosberg Narrows Hamilton Gap With Interlagos Victory

     
  • 2014 US F1 GP: Hamilton Extends Lead In Texas While Ricciardo Shines

     
 
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