Latest in: Motoring

  • The $745,000 lucky number plate and the $91,000 Nissan GT-R: Shannons sets new records

    Talk about having the cash to throw around, the Shannons Sydney Autumn Auction set new records for a bunch of items that will have your eyes watering. A little bit close to my heart, a simple number plate went for $750,000.  Number 29 it was – now my dad...
  • Ford Mondeo Titanium Wagon Review

    Before the rise of the “must have SUV” mentality when it comes to family cars, the wagon and large sedan dominated the roads. The likes of a Ford Falcon or Holden Commodore were the go-to options and they dominated driveways in Australia and even a taxi car of choice....
  • Big Wheels: Nissan Patrol V8 Ti Review – Quick Fix

    It was 2014 when Chris Bowen first took the Nissan Patrol Y62 V8 variant for an epic run through mud and snow. A scenario that led us to award it the EFTM 4×4 of the year. Fast forward to 2017 and he’s back in it, still the same car...
  • Driving the Audi A5 & S5 Sportback on the Great Ocean Road

    Back in March the Audi A5 and S5 coupé were launched, revealed was an exciting clean-sheet design following the previous model’s 10-year reign. Now the next instalment in the A5 range has hit Australian shores with the arrival of the Sportback five-door variant, the more practical and versatile offering...
  • Australian Exclusive: FORD GT REVIEW – Road, Track, Race & drool

    In 1966 Ford took a stunning victory at the Le Mans 24 hour with the Ford GT – breaking Ferrari’s dominance and creating a rivalry between what today would seem like two unlikely brands.  Within the Ford Motor Company it was decided that the 50th anniversary of that win...
  • Our Pick For Sydney Film Festival

    The Sydney Film Festival is coming up and there is a programme a mile long of the movies screening between June 7 to 18th. Many are arty, some are short and some seem interesting. There is one however that caught our eye. McLaren, the movie. Here is the brief:...
  • We test-drive the all new 2017 Hyundai i30

    The third-generation i30 has arrived, with three engine choices, 5 variants and inevitable technology upgrades on some models. After selling 37,000 in 2016 the good people at Hyundai will be sweating on the new arrival that accounts for basically a third of its sales. On the Australian local launch...
  • Living with the Toyota Corolla Hybrid – Long term drive review

    I’ll be completely honest, I couldn’t own a Prius.  Not because I want to burn fuel and am anti-green, I just don’t like the look of it – never have.  I feel like it’s designed to stand out, and make a statement – that it does well.  So if...
  • Tesla expands supercharger network. WA added, QLD grows, NSW expands

    Tesla have announced a doubling down of their Supercharger network globally, growing from 5,000 at the end of this year to more than 10,000 on the roadmap. Superchargers are an important part of the Tesla ecosystem, with owners able to charge at home at all times, the idea of...
  • New Honda Civic Type R Sets record At Nürburgring

    For whatever its worth, and whatever it means for the average buyer – lap times at the Nürburgring are held in high esteem in the motoring world, and just weeks after its debut at the Geneva Motor Show, the new Honda Civic Type R has jumped to the top...
  • Tesla Model X Review: Is it worth the hype and the price? hmmmmm

    Pinch my, I’m dreaming.  I’m worried I’m not in love with Tesla in the same way that I once was!  And this is a concern not because of the huge interest in the Tesla car company and its products – but because I have a $1,500 holding deposit on...
  • Lexus NX200t Sports Luxury AWD Review

    It’s the baby Lexus SUV, sitting below the RX range. The edgy in your face design is there, as is the refinement that is the Lexus hallmark. But is it really worth forking our $72,500 for what at the end of the day is still just another small SUV....
  • Catching 370Z Fever

    When you get the chance to drive a McLaren (or three) for a day you have a mind-blowing experience and then jump back into your car to head home. When you get the chance to drive a more affordable sports car for over a week the heart racing experience sticks...
  • Apple approved to test Self-Driving cars in California

    News this Easter weekend that confirms in part something that has long been rumoured – Apple is indeed working in some way on Vehicle technology as the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) adds Apple Inc to the list of companies to which it has issued Autonomous Vehicle Testing Permits. By...
  • First Drive: Infiniti Q60 Red Sport – a performance coupe worth a look

    I’ve always enjoyed the offerings from Infiniti, it simply delivers luxury and edgy design in its own unique way at a decent price. Since returning to Australia five years ago, its dealer network has expanded from three to 11, sales have gone from 85 units in 2012 to 807...
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