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Renault Clio RS 16 Revealed - 201kW Widebody Clio For Renault Sport’s 40th Anniversary

first seen when a handful of photos were leaked earlier in the week, renault sport’s fat-fendered clio special has now been officially revealed - and it’s a red-hot 201kw concept created by renault sport as a 40th birthday present to itself. Show More Summary

TMR's Top Ten RWD Sports Sedans Under $100k

local car manufacturing is on the way out, and it’ll take with it two uniquely australian vehicles in the holden commodore and ford falcon - and their tasty commodore ss, falcon xr6 turbo and xr8 variants. but are sporty rear-drive four-doors...Show More Summary

Australian GT Series Racing – Can A ‘Newbie’ Survive The Crucible Of Phillip Island?

australian gt racing is lighting up an icy phillip island this weekend: a double-header of premier motorsport with the fourth round of the australian gt championship and the inaugural round of the australian endurance championship. it is the biggest-ever event in the category’s history and all the ‘big boys’ have come out to play. Show More Summary

2017 Nissan GT-R NISMO Revealed - Japan's Racecar For The Road Gets A Revamp

he nissan gt-r nismo, the performance pinnacle of the giant-killing gt-r range, is all but locked in for a local release next year, and the car in front of you is the model we will get. the gt-r nismo has come in for a cosmetic revamp...Show More Summary

BMW M3 Celebrates 30th Anniversary With 30 Jahre Edition

it’s been 30 years since bmw unveiled the first ever m3 - a car that went on to set the benchmark for the high performance medium market. originally offered as a coupe, powered by a high-output four-cylinder engine, the m3 has changed over the years to include sedan and convertible versions, as well as six- and eight-cylinder engines. Show More Summary

2016 Citroen Grand C4 Picasso LONG TERM REVIEW – Pssst...Best In Class (But It's A Secret)

along with a mortgage and school fees, family life requires a new direction in cars and citroen has an answer for you – it’s the stylish and great value grand c4 picasso. although categorised as a ‘people mover’, the citroen grand c4 picasso is more correctly a ‘midi-mpv’ (multi-purpose vehicle). Show More Summary

2016 Honda Accord - Price and Features for Australia

he midlife facelift for the 2016 honda accord has arrived in australia, updating the mid-sizer’s look and offering new technology to tie the accord in with the rest of honda’s range. the new three-model accord range offers a choice of four cylinder vti and vti-l, or the top-spec v6 powered v6l. Show More Summary

Levorg Letdown - STI-Enhanced Subaru Wagon Misses Out On Engine Upgrades

if you were one of the many wide-eyed punters straining for a look at subaru’s high-performance levorg sti wagon, we’ve got some bad news. instead of the full sti experience subaru is only offering an sti sport. what does that mean?Show More Summary

BMW M4 GTS To Arrive September | Track Ready... But Sold Out

bmw’s latest lightweight track-ready limited edition, the 368kw/600nm m4 gts is set to arrive in australia this september. just 700 cars will be produced globally, of which 25 have been secured for australian delivery, with a starting price of $295,000 - but the sad news is the entire australian allocation is already accounted for. Show More Summary

2016 BMW M4 GTS Gears Up To Hit Aussie Roads And Racetracks

bmw’s latest lightweight and track-ready limited edition is almost ready to roll in australia, with the first examples of the m4 gts set to arrive this september. just 700 cars will be produced globally, of which 25 have been secured...Show More Summary

BMW M2 Supplies Boosted To Meet Swelling Demand

bmw fans that missed out on the first round of m2 pocket rockets had better pick up their ears, as the carmaker announced this week that a second shipment is on the way. before the m2 had even launched in australia, pre-orders meant that the entire first - and potentially, only - allocation was spoken for. Show More Summary

New BMW M6 GT3 Lining Up At Phillip Island For Australian Endurance Championship

phillip island comes alive this weekend with the inaugural round of the australian endurance gt championship, and there is some fancied machinery and a clutch of international drivers in the large 30-car field. like the jamec pem mclaren...Show More Summary

Autonomous Vehicles Could Send Insurance Premiums Tumbling

ired of your insurance premiums going up year after year? autonomous vehicle could bring you some relief, with analyst firm deloitte suggesting self-driving technology could reduce premiums by up to 30 percent. changes in the way people...Show More Summary

2017 Subaru BRZ Updates Detailed

he updated subaru brz is set to follow closely in the footsteps of its toyota 86 compainion, but the latest wave on information goes into some of the finer details of subaru’s rear wheel drive sports car. overseas two versions of the...Show More Summary

Great Wall Returning To Australia, New Ute On The Way

chinese brand great wall has announced it will return to the australian and new zealand markets from july 1, this time as a fully factory-run entity. previously brought in under the umbrella of auto importer ateco automotive, great wall will now share its headquarters with corporate cousin haval in melbourne’s east. Show More Summary

2016 BMW X5 M REVIEW | Road Testing M Division's Jekyll And Hyde SUV

it’s crazy to think that a 'hulk-sized' family suv can deliver almost supercar levels of performance, but the 2016 bmw x5 m does just that. externally, there are some subtle hints as to the potential within, but nothing too garish. same...Show More Summary

Bentley Mulsanne Convertible Could Be Built As A Limited Edition

bentley’s flagship mulsanne limousine sedan may be joined by a limited edition convertible version, according to reports out of the us. car and driver quotes none other than bentley ceo wolfgang dürheimer as the one running a key eye over the numbers for the project. Show More Summary

French Government Considering Selling PSA Group Stake

reports out of europe indicate that the french government may be considering offloading some or all of its 14 percent stake in groupe psa, the parent company of peugeot, citroen, and ds automobiles. the possible sale, reported by french...Show More Summary

2017 Volkswagen Amarok Interior Given A Car-Like Redesign

just as the powertrain for the 2017 volkswagen amarok is set to receive a sizeable upgrade courtesy of a range of powerful new turbo diesel v6 engines, the interior is also set to be transformed. when volkswagen first announced the facelifted amarok the focus was on the engines, and while a new dashboard design was promised, it wasn’t shown. Show More Summary

HSV Announces Trio Of LS3-Powered Special Editions As Last Hurrah For Naturally-Aspirated V8

in the second half of last year holden special vehicles radically overhauled its engine lineup by detuning the gts’ supercharged ls9 v8 and plonking it into all clubsport r8, maloo r8 and senator variants, meanwhile quietly dropping the entry-level clubsport and maloo in the process. Show More Summary

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