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BMW M2 Almost Completely Sold Out Two Months Before Launch

the fat-fendered, turbocharged six-cylinder rocket sled that is the bmw m2 won't officially launch in australia until april, but the order book is already filling up at a rate that may see th...

POSTED FRI, 29 JAN, 2016

Opel GT Celebrates The Future Of The RWD Sportscar

after an intriguing teaser campaign, the covers have come off the opel gt coupe, and a vauxhall badged version  along with a slew of details ahead of the sportscar’s geneva motor show debut...

POSTED THU, 28 JAN, 2016

Kia Rio Hot Hatch To Join Cerato In GT Range

kia’s rio is set to get the gt treatment from the korean carmaker before joining the hot hatch market from around 2018. uk mag autocar reports that the new rio variant could have th...

POSTED WED, 27 JAN, 2016

2016 Porsche 718 Boxster With 4cyl Turbo Power Now On Sale - Price, Specifications, Features

the first four-cylinder porsche in 22 years is now on sale in australia. porsche's local operation has announced that the new 718 porsche boxster will arrive with a starting price of $113,100...

POSTED WED, 27 JAN, 2016

Audi RS Q5 Set For 2017 Debut - Report

since audi's first-ever q5 suv broke cover, rumours have persisted that a hot rs version would eventually join the range. now it looks as though that day is close to arriving.

POSTED MON, 25 JAN, 2016

TMR Best Buy 2016 - Top 5 Performance Cars Over $50k: HSV Clubsport R8 LSA, Audi RS3, VW Golf R, Mercedes-AMG C63, Porsche Cayman GT4

you’ve done well for yourself: recently acquired the coveted corner office, or business is booming... or you’ve just realised some assets - now it’s time for a reward. s...

POSTED MON, 25 JAN, 2016

Jaguar F-Type SVR Makes Unscheduled Online Debut

a new performance flagship for the jaguar f-type has been revealed ahead of its official debut thanks to brochure images of the f-type svr first published in the netherlands. the obvious chang...

POSTED MON, 25 JAN, 2016

TMR Best Buy 2016 - Top 5 Performance Cars Under $50,000 - Mazda MX-5, Subaru WRX, Volkswagen Polo GTI, MINI John Cooper Works, Ford Focus ST

sales of performance cars in australia for 2015 was a tale of two markets . 'sports’ cars under $80,000 were down 5.6 percent on 2014 and the over-$80,000 group w...

POSTED SUN, 24 JAN, 2016

2016 Peugeot 208 GTi | Like A Rat On Speed

there’s always something special about a tiny car with a monster engine, and that’s certainly the case with the peugeot 208 gti. compact on the outside, sure, but, with a cracking turbo...

POSTED SUN, 24 JAN, 2016

Kia Cerato GT Coming To Replace Pro_Cee’d GT

hot hatch fans, take note - kia will be filling the gap left by the pro_cee’d gt with a more familiar face, however there may be a small wait before it arrives. last year the critically accla...

POSTED SAT, 23 JAN, 2016

Opel GT Concept Teased Again In New Video

opel’s teaser campaign for its new gt concept has moved into the next phase, with a new video giving fans a glimpse of the concept’s styling. company ceo dr karl-thomas neumann makes an...

POSTED FRI, 22 JAN, 2016

2016 Mercedes-Benz A-Class REVIEW - Better Value, Better Drive

now entering its third year on the market, mercedes-benz has given its popular a-class range a new lease on life thanks to some new equipment, refreshed body-styling and minor interior improvements.

POSTED FRI, 22 JAN, 2016

2016 Ford Mustang | 2.3T And 5.0 Litre V8 – “I Am Mustang... Heart, Spirit And Soul”

here, and in the us, and everywhere the new ford mustang is sold, the blue oval has a monster on its hands. and every word in this review is irrelevant, unless there are things you absolutel...

POSTED THU, 21 JAN, 2016

Toyota C-HR Heading To The Nurburgring For Racing Debut

toyota is giving one of its upcoming c-hr small suvs the motorsport treatment, with help from gazoo racing. the new racing crossover will then head to germany’s famed nurburgring, where it wi...

POSTED MON, 18 JAN, 2016

Ford Focus RS Production Begins, Drive Modes Detailed - Video

the new ford focus rs is set to become ford’s hottest hatch, and anticipation is high. and now, with production having just begun, the wait, for european customers at least, won&r...

POSTED MON, 18 JAN, 2016

2016 Chrysler 300 SRT - Big, Ballsy, Loud And Brash

with a headbanging 6.4 litre v8 thrusting out 350kw of power and 673nm of torque, the chrysler 300 srt appeals to the dormant hedonist in us all. and if you like your performance sedans t...

POSTED SUN, 17 JAN, 2016

Opel GT Coming Back? Concept Teaser Suggests So - Video

opel has released a short video to kick off its teaser campaign for a new gt concept, ahead of an official debut at the geneva motor show. it is nearly 50 years since the appearance of th...

POSTED SAT, 16 JAN, 2016

Detroit Auto Show - Nissan Titan Warrior Concept

nissan has unveiled a tough new truck concept at the detroit auto show, the titan warrior. the concept takes the new us-market titan pickup and ramps up the styling and off-road capability. nissan...

POSTED FRI, 15 JAN, 2016

BMW Announces Competition Package Upgrade For M3 And M4 - Updated

while few would argue that the bmw m3 and m4 lack sporting verve, the 317kw pair can’t quite match the screaming 375kw offered by the mercedes-amg c63. thanks to the newly announced competition...

POSTED FRI, 15 JAN, 2016

Nissan Aiming For Back-To-Back Wins At 2016 Bathurst 12 Hour

with the 2016 bathurst 12-hour just weeks away (february 5 - 7), nissan is expected to soon announce its driver team as it aims to repeat its success from last year's race, where it...

POSTED THU, 14 JAN, 2016