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First Ford Falcon XR8 Sprint Aids Diabetes Research

sydney businessman david pearce topped the bidding to score the first ford falcon xr8 sprint for $92,500. the auction was to raise funds for the juvenile diabetes research fund (jdrf), while the ca...

POSTED THU, 28 JUL, 2016

2016 Volkswagen Golf GTI 40 Years - Price and Features For Australia

volkswagen is celebrating the 40th birthday of the golf gti with a limited edition gti 40 years model. a slow release of information throughout the year revealed most of the new vehicle’s det...

POSTED THU, 28 JUL, 2016

New Lotus Elise Set For 2020 Debut

this year marks the 20th anniversary of the lotus elise, and although the lightweight roadster has seen a progression of through updates over the years, it’s still essentially the same car under...

POSTED THU, 28 JUL, 2016

2016 Volkswagen Golf GTI 40 Years REVIEW | The Hot Hatch Champion

the volkswagen golf gti claims credit for starting the hot hatch 'thing'. and, 40 years after its introduction, it is still the benchmark by which other hot hatches are measured.

POSTED WED, 27 JUL, 2016

Next-Generation Toyota Supra To Use Twin-Turbo Lexus V6?

toyota's rumoured revival of the much-loved and dearly-missed supra sports coupe will be twinned with the next-generation bmw z4, with both companies trading tech secrets to bring their next-gener...

POSTED TUE, 26 JUL, 2016

2016 HSV R8 Maloo SV Black REVIEW - One Last T-Rex Roar Before The Asteroid Hits

when it comes to automotive dinosaurs, few are as positively paleolithic as this hsv maloo r8 sv black. it’s an australian-built car, for starters, and we all know that particular branch...

POSTED TUE, 26 JUL, 2016

McLaren To Launch Race-Ready LT Sub-Brand, Revive Iconic F1

british sports car firm, mclaren is looking to step up operations, with reports out of the uk indicating that a dedicated track-ready range could emerge wearing the lt tag. the biggest ne...

POSTED THU, 21 JUL, 2016

2017 BMW 1 Series Range Updated With New Engines And Equipment

bmw has applied of series of rolling updates to its 1 series small car range, including bmw’s new-generation four- and six-cylinder engines, as well as adding new features on some models. the...

POSTED THU, 21 JUL, 2016

2016 Hyundai Veloster Street Turbo REVIEW | Track Testing Hyundai's Oddity... (Be Surprised)

yes, running the 2016 hyundai veloster street turbo on a racetrack opens up a whole new set of considerations about hyundai's coupe oddity. the street name refers to the limited edition&nb...

POSTED WED, 20 JUL, 2016

2016 Subaru Forester tS REVIEW, Price, Features | STI Handling, And Dutifully Brisk

turbocharged petrol versions of the subaru forester have gathered a small but loyal following over the years, and this limited edition ts is one for the fans. based on the forester xt premium, the...

POSTED WED, 20 JUL, 2016

Toyota Supra Edges Closer To 2018 Introduction

the long-awaited successor to the toyota supra looks set to make its production debut in 2018, coinciding with the bmw z4 replacement it is being developed alongside. the new car, previewed in...

POSTED MON, 18 JUL, 2016

2016 Audi SQ5 Plus | Audi's Steppenwolf (In Sheep's Clothing...)

subtle and unassuming, unless you know where to look, the 2016 audi sq5 plus is an absolute powerhouse... but in a plain wrapper. it first arrived as one of the first medium per...

POSTED FRI, 15 JUL, 2016

Porsche Panamera V8 To Become Driving Force Behind Audi And Bentley

when porsche revealed its all-new panamera four-door earlier this month, the company proudly proclaimed that its twin-turbo v8 engine was its own design and not derived from audi’s existing...

POSTED FRI, 15 JUL, 2016

Ford Focus RS REVIEW | Simply Brilliant - An AWD ‘Power-on Oversteer’ Rocket

sometimes a car company just gets it right. like ford's new focus rs. if you’re looking for a parallel to this car, think of the first world-beating wrx or the ferocious tommi makine...

POSTED THU, 14 JUL, 2016

Design And Development Details Of Lexus LC Emerge Ahead Of 2017 Launch

when the lexus lf-lc concept debuted at the 2012 detroit auto show it wowed onlookers with its dramatic style, repeating the shock and awe when it reappeared at the australian international...

POSTED THU, 14 JUL, 2016

2016 Ford Focus RS On Sale - Price And Features For Australia

after what seems like a painfully long wait for aussie motoring enthusiasts, ford’s hottest-ever hot hatch, the focus rs, has now gone on sale. featuring a 2.3 litre four-cylinder engine and...

POSTED THU, 14 JUL, 2016

Skoda Considering Adding Kodiaq RS and Superb RS Flagship Models

buyers with their hearts set on a performance skoda are only given one choice at present, the octavia rs, but that might soon be about to change. in an interview with auto express, skoda ...

POSTED TUE, 12 JUL, 2016

2016 Ferrari F12 Berlinetta REVIEW | Raw Speed Meets Singular Beauty

could the ferrari f12 berlinetta be the most beautiful production car in the world? it's a simple question to which this circa-$700k v12-engined italian coupe provides an arrestingly affirmative a...

POSTED TUE, 12 JUL, 2016

2016 Ford Focus ST Mountune REVIEW | Warranty-Friendly Power Play

if you're a petrolhead, you're probably no stranger to throwing a few performance tweaks at your ride. whether paying a workshop to slap on a bigger turbo or you’re mechanically adept...

POSTED MON, 11 JUL, 2016

BMW To Develop Lightweight M2 CSL?

the smallest of bmw’s performance models could be given the legendary csl treatment, with reports out of germany suggesting that an m2 csl or gts is now in development. the rumours come...

POSTED MON, 11 JUL, 2016