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  • BMW M240i – More than just a M badge

    Are you the kind of driver that simply must have a trophy car? One that screams boy-racer, kitted out with aggressive attire, big bold badges and a reputation that precedes it. If that’s the case, go straight to the BMW M2 that I reviewed recently. That epic, fire breathing...
  • AUDI R8 RWS – CHEAP AS CHIPS

    The crazy Audi R8 RWS (Rear Wheel Series) is due for arrival in Australia as of April. It’s a bargain all round with just $299,500 for the coupe and $321,000 for the Audi R8 Spyder V10 RWS convertible. Both cars are exactly $67,500 less than the quattro variants. Anyone...
  • CRAZY RANGE ROVER SPORT PHEV STUNT

    Well this is insane, a Range Rover Sport PHEV (Petrol Hybrid Electric Vehicle) has climbed a 999-step staircase with a 45-degree angle. The stunt known as the ‘Dragon Road challenge’ took place in China at the Heaven’s Gate rock arch. The brave guy behind the wheel is Le Mans...
  • HSV COLORADO SPORTSCAT – FULL PRICING

    Recently I told you about some pretty wild ideas coming out of Holden’s performance division HSV. The US Chevrolet Camaro and Silverado will go on sale right here via HSV accredited dealerships. Of course they will be conversion jobs and won’t be badged as HSV’s, but rest assured they...
  • 2018 Ford Mustang – Faster and more advanced.

    The 2018 Ford Mustang will roll into Aussie driveways from mid-year, bringing significant new changes and an extra dose of ‘bang for your buck’. The styling has been altered, the interior updated and most importantly power is up, especially for the V8 GT. The nation’s best-selling sports car will...
  • SAFEGARD YOUR CAR – THE COP LOCK

    Premium modern cars are almost impossible to knock off these days, well almost. There was a time when the Subaru WRX was the go to getaway car for undesirables, until the arrival of the immobiliser. Today exotic vehicles such as the Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG are a must have for...
  • Kia Stinger GT – A RWD DELIGHT

    I tend to harp on about the Kia brand when asked for new car advice. The reason is simple, I drive A LOT of cars so I’m confident my good car radar is on point. Kia and part owner Hyundai have kicked many a goal since the late 2000s....
  • FORD Ranger Raptor revealed – Ford’s Halo Truck

    Thailand, Bangkok: Many of the details of the hotly anticipated Ford Ranger Raptor have been revealed. Chris Bowen has the details. The souped up version, based on the Australian Ford Ranger as opposed to the USA’s F150, is said to be the latest halo vehicle in Ford’s Performance stable...
  • BMW X3 GETS THE M TREATMENT

    The new BMW X3 range is being given the M treatment for the very first time with the announcement of a M40i model. The performance flagship will complete a five-model line-up and includes an injection of Australian DNA having been designed by Australian Calvin Luk. “We welcome the first-ever...
  • Holden badge stays with the cops

    Holden fans are currently spending their days in a state of flux. The homegrown Commodore is gone and the new one is yet to ignite any hint of enthusiasm. The demise of the rear-wheel-drive V8 SS and base models also brings about another disappearing act. The boys in blue...
  • BMW M2 COUPE REVIEW

    BMW smallest coupé is one of those rare cars that makes life brilliant every time you slide in behind the wheel, it’s basically the automotive equivalent of an antidepressant. The M2 is dead set a genuine M car, the way BMW always intended. Late last year saw an update,...
  • The Safest Commodore Yet?

    Australia’s vehicle safety watchdog, ANCAP, today released 2018’s first rating for any model. A judgement on the contentious Opel sourced Holden Commodore was handed down and it’s a glowing report card. The new Commodore was awarded the must have 5 stars, the highest possible. “The vehicle scored well, achieving...
  • Audi SQ7 – FULL REVIEW

    If you had to embark on a long relatively boring road tip southbound from Sydney to Tumut what car would you choose? 420 kilometres of mostly straight, freeway speeds and just a fleeting dash along some great roads east of Gundagai to Tumut calls for one thing in my...
  • BMW X2

    Nope it’s not a SUV, it’s a SAC or as BMW puts it “Sports Activity Coupe”. The brand-new BMW X2 has arrived in Australia, hitting showrooms in March. The very different looking X2 is based on the X1 platform and will arrive with a front-wheel drive sDrive20i drivetrain. “We...
  • Most Powerful Street Legal Ford Ever

    If you thought the current Ford Mustang lacked power and are hanging out for the revised, more powerful upcoming model then don’t read this. Ford has announced an epic Shelby GT500 model at the Detroit Auto Show with 522kW on tap. To put that in perspective it will knock...
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