performance Reviews and News
The skinny: Not for the faint-hearted the thumping new GLE Coupe from Mercedes-Benz takes a leaf out of BMW's style book - the one it used to create the polarising but very successful X6. Essentially the style idea is to take a bold coupe-like shape then jam it atop the platform and mechanicals of the GLE SUV. The result is something new for MB and another sports coupe-cum-SUV crossover to terrorise just about everything else. BMW is now up to its second generation X6 the vehicle that pioneered the SUV coupe so there's some catching up to do for MB.... continue reading
Honda’s Hybrid S2000 Successor Arriving 2018TODAY
The sports car renaissance continues at Honda, with a successor to the screaming S2000 scheduled to arrive in 2018.
BMW Offers First Obscure Official M2 TeaserFRI, 2 OCT, 2015
Fans of the blue and white roundel have been eagerly anticipating the arrival of a performance flagship to sit at the top of the 2 Series range.
Skoda Adds AWD To Octavia RS Diesel - UpdatedFRI, 2 OCT, 2015
The good news for hot hatch (and wagon) fans is that Skoda is adding an all-wheel-drive variant of the Octavia RS to its European line-up.
Mazda Bringing New Sports Car To Tokyo Motor ShowWED, 30 SEP, 2015
Today Mazda has announced that it will display a new sports car concept at this year’s Tokyo Motor Show.
BMW X4 M40i Performance Model LeakedMON, 28 SEP, 2015
Details and images of BMW’s powered-up X4 M SUV have leaked in the days leading up to the official unveiling, including specs on the turbocha...
Volkswagen Golf R Wagon - 2015 Price And Features For AustraliaSUN, 27 SEP, 2015
Volkswagen’s limited-edition Golf R Wagon has arrived in Australia, priced from $58,990 plus on-road costs.
Hyundai Tucson Gets 500kW Bisimoto Makeover For SEMAWED, 23 SEP, 2015
Hyundai has teamed up with performance tuners Bisimoto for the fourth straight year to produce its latest powered-up creation for the 2015 SEMA sho...
Infiniti Q50 Eau Rouge Cancelled Due To Costs - ReportTUE, 22 SEP, 2015
Infiniti’s powered-up Q50 Eau Rouge will remain as a stand-alone concept for the foreseeable future, as the Japanese carmaker has reportedly ...
HSV Gen-F2 Range Arrives - 400kW Supercharged LSA V8 For R8 And SenatorTUE, 22 SEP, 2015
Holden Special Vehicles has confirmed it will supercharge the majority of its range, with a detuned version of the GTS flagship's 6.2 litre sup...
Ferrari CEO Gives Strong Hint Of V6 FutureFRI, 18 SEP, 2015
Talk is cheap, but when the head of Ferrari starts talking about a V6 engine joining the range, the motoring world stops and listens.
2015 Golf R Wagon Review - Carries A Pack, Goes Like A Scalded CatTHU, 24 SEP, 2015
The skinny: Volkswagen’s Golf R Wagon is available in just one configuration - the ‘unique to Australia’ Wolfsburg Edit...
2015 Volkswagen Polo GTI Manual Review - Hot Hatch In A ‘White Bread’ WrapperTHU, 17 SEP, 2015
The skinny: When the new Polo GTI arrived in 2011 it lacked one vital element that purists long for - a manual transmission.
2015 Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 Review - A Weapons-Grade SupercarTUE, 8 SEP, 2015
The Skinny: There are plenty of rational reasons why you should (or maybe should not) buy a particular car.
2015 MINI John Cooper Works Auto Review - Huggable On The Outside, Rabid Behind The WheelMON, 31 AUG, 2015
The skinny: MINI’s hot-shoe John Cooper Works model returns to delight thrill-seekers.
2015 BMW M135i Auto REVIEW - A Beacon For The BMW FaithfulTHU, 20 AUG, 2015
The Skinny: While BMW’s small-car future may be spelled out in front-wheel-drive, the M135i will help assuage the fears of BMW perf...
Mercedes Benz AMG GT S REVIEW: Heart Of DarknessSAT, 15 AUG, 2015
The skinny: A long, long bonnet, 4.0 litre bi-turbo V8 and crushing performance, the new AMG GT S is the baddest boy in town.
2016 Mazda MX-5 Review: This Gorgeous Toy, A Classic Reborn…FRI, 7 AUG, 2015
The skinny: To drive the new Mazda MX-5 is to love it.
2015 MINI Cooper JCW Hatch Review: Stove-Hot Master Blaster LaunchedWED, 15 JUL, 2015
What’s Hot: Terrific handling, entertaining dynamics, punchy engine, keen standard feature list What’s Not: Road noise, a proper LSD w...
2015 Holden Insignia VXR Review: Sticky, Porky, But Nice...MON, 29 JUN, 2015
What’s Hot: Technology plus, dynamic AWD performance, solid price What’s Not: Small cabin, noisy, a bit porky, no spare wheel X-FACTO...