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2016 Toyota 86 Racing Series Track REVIEW | Racing For The Masses

toyota has aimed straight for the hearts of enthusiasts with its low-priced, brilliant-handling 86 coupe. straight out of the box, this car can be pointed at a race-track and it won't...

POSTED SAT, 7 MAY, 2016

2016 Mercedes-Benz A250 Sport 4Matic REVIEW - Benz's Hot Hatch Gets Hotter

among upper-end hot-hatches, the mercedes-benz a250 sport has always been a good buy. but with an improved audi s3 on the scene, and volkswagen's golf r also throwing...

POSTED SAT, 7 MAY, 2016

2016 Abarth 595 REVIEW - Proof Positive That "Less Can be More"

the new 2016 abarth 595 adds a 'warm-hatch' option to the micro hot-hatch market. de-tuned "a bit", and softened "a bit", it is also a bit cheaper than the a...

POSTED FRI, 6 MAY, 2016

Toyota Unveils Surprise 86 Shooting Brake Concept In Australia

toyota has dropped a bomb at an australian motoring media event today, unveiling the 86 shooting brake concept - marking the concept’s global debut. in the unassuming surrounds...

POSTED FRI, 6 MAY, 2016

Volvo Exits V8 Supercar Racing In Australia - Cars And Engines ‘Recalled’

parties surrounding volvo’s v8 supercar team in australia have dropped a bombshell by announcing their withdrawal from the sport at the end of this season. polestar and its official motorspor...

POSTED THU, 5 MAY, 2016

Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport S Snatches Nurburgring FWD Lap Record

the volkswagen golf clubsport s looks like the king that stole the crown, well the nurburgring lap record for front wheel drive cars, at least. unlike the trash-talk from the honda civic type r and...

POSTED THU, 5 MAY, 2016

Ford Focus RS Gets Mountune Treatment With Mild Performance Upgrades First Mods Off The Mark

uk-based ford tuning specialist mountune has announced its first wave of upgrades for the red-hot ford focus rs, which is due to arrive in australia around the middle of this year priced at $50,990.

POSTED WED, 4 MAY, 2016

2016 MINI Convertible Gets The John Cooper Works Treatment

the three-door mini john cooper works hatch will soon be joined by a topless sibling, with the unveiling of the go-fast convertible model overseas. with the rest of the mini convertible range havin...

POSTED TUE, 3 MAY, 2016

2016 Ford Mustang GT Fastback Manual REVIEW | Not Just A Mustang, THE Mustang

this is the mustang you want: 5.0 litre v8, six-speed manual, a pony badge on the snout and raking fastback style. this is the car for anyone who has dreamed of owning a new mustang. but you may ha...

POSTED FRI, 29 APR, 2016

2017 Hyundai Elantra SR Previewed With Korean-Market Avante Sport

we’ve already reported that hyundai will be turning up the wick on its elantra small sedan by slotting in the veloster sr turbo's turbo 1.6 litre, but while that car won’t be arriving...

POSTED FRI, 29 APR, 2016

2016 Porsche Cayenne Platinum Edition - Price And Features For Australia

porsche will add three new limited-edition models to the cayenne range in australia, with the platinum edition moniker applied to value-added versions of the v6 petrol, diesel, and s e-hybrid. adde...

POSTED FRI, 29 APR, 2016

2016 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe - Price And Features For Australia

the two-door mercedes-benz c-class range is set to go on sale in australia, almost 21 months behind the arrival here of the four-door variants. the new c-class coupe, which wears the c205 chassis d...

POSTED WED, 27 APR, 2016

2016 Lamborghini Huracan LP 580-2 REVIEW | One Mighty Righteous Animal

there is something surreal, dreamlike even, about driving a supercar. they seem to skate at the edges of impossibility, so fast, like flying, such sounds, enveloping and glorious, and just so dam...

POSTED WED, 27 APR, 2016

Audi Unleashes Most Powerful TT RS Yet

audi has taken the covers off the most powerful tt rs ever to hit the streets, with the newest generation offering a spine-melting 294kw of power and 480nm of torque from its 2.5 litre inline five-cyl...

POSTED TUE, 26 APR, 2016

2017 Porsche 718 Cayman - Australian Prices, Features and Specifications

with the new four-cylinder turbo 718 boxster having had its unveiling at the start of the year, it’s now the turn of its hardtop brother, the porsche cayman, to venture into the world of force-f...

POSTED MON, 25 APR, 2016

2016 Jaguar F-Type R AWD Coupe REVIEW | Cranking Out The Bad Boy

the 2016 jaguar f-type r awd coupe is one very delicious clam. but it's one that will set you back $250,000. the ‘r’ part of the f-type equation represents a range-topping supe...

POSTED SUN, 24 APR, 2016

2016 Mazda MX-5 2.0GT Automatic REVIEW - This Auto Ain't No 'Fun Sponge'

since the new mazda mx-5 hit showrooms last year, we've spent more of our time with manual-equipped variants. there’s good reason for that. mazda australia’s product...

POSTED SAT, 23 APR, 2016

BMW M2 | Small Footprint, Monster Performance

bmw's m division has a reputation for turning out masterful road and track cars. but if you think the 2016 bmw m2 might have missed out on something owing to its smaller dimensions and much l...

POSTED SAT, 23 APR, 2016

Nissan Australia And Nissan Japan To Decide V8 Supercar Future Soon

a decision is due shortly on whether nissan will continue in v8 supercar racing beyond this year - but that decision is unrelated to today’s announcement regarding the termination of pulsar hatc...

POSTED FRI, 22 APR, 2016

Limited Edition Jaguar F-Type Project 7 Now On Sale, 10 Only For Australia

jaguar’s f-type project 7, a handbuilt bespoke roadster created by jaguar’s special vehicle operations (svo) division and its most powerful production car ever, has arr...

POSTED WED, 20 APR, 2016