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  • Opel GT Coupe Could Lead To A Holden Attack On The Audi TT

    With a five-door hatch and wagon already shown, there’s still more to come from the Opel Astra, which will wear Holden badges when it arrives in Australia next year. Rumours out of Europe ind...



  • V8 Supercars: Draft 2017 Regulations Promise More Of The Same For Fans

    With the current era of V8 Supercar racing in Australia drawing nearer to an end, the sport’s organising body has released a draft plan of what fans can expect in the future. Under the &...


    POSTED SUN, 12 JUL, 2015

  • 2015 Holden Insignia VXR : Sticky, Porky, But Nice...

    What’s Hot: Technology plus, dynamic AWD performance, solid price What’s Not: Small cabin, noisy, a bit porky, no spare wheel X-FACTOR: Holden’s car to maintain 'showroom...


    POSTED MON, 29 JUN, 2015

  • 2015 Holden Insignia VXR : Hitting The Snow

    What’s Hot: Surprisingly nimble on snow, very potent V6 turbo, more traction than we expected What’s Not: Snowbound skidpans are disappointingly rare in Australia X-FACTOR: Is this...


    POSTED FRI, 26 JUN, 2015

  • Holden Insignia VXR: 2015 Price And Features For Australia

    There's a new Holden sports sedan in town, but this time there's nary an "SS" badge in sight. The Insignia VXR made its local debut in May, but this week TMR is putting the hot se...


    POSTED MON, 22 JUN, 2015

  • Holden Astra VXR : 2015 Track Test

    What’s Hot: Bang-for-buck quotient is huge, stellar handling, powerful engine  What’s Not: Getting old now, messy infotainment interface and sub-par interior quality  X-FACTOR:...


    POSTED SUN, 3 MAY, 2015

  • Holden Astra GTC, Astra VXR: 2015 Price And Features For Australia

    Holden’s lion and Astra badges have been reunited once more, with the returned line-up now on sale in Australia from $26,990, alongside the new $41,990 Cascada cabriolet. The Astra hasn&rsquo...


    POSTED TUE, 28 APR, 2015

  • All-New Holden Astra Spied Testing

    Holden’s next-generation Astra hatch, developed primarily by German cousin Opel, has been spied testing in Europe this week. The current and ageing Astra range is already set to return to Aus...


    POSTED MON, 30 MAR, 2015

  • V8 Supercars: Whincup Crowned 2014 Champion As Sydney Drowns

    Another year, another Australian Touring Car Championship trophy for Jamie Whincup and the Red Bull Racing V8 Supercar team. Whincup dominated the 2014 championship, finishing 583 points clear...


    POSTED MON, 8 DEC, 2014

  • 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

  • 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

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