Car News

Video: 991 Porsche 911 GT3 prototype spotted on the Nurburgring

Jun 16, 2012

Porsche has been spotted test driving a prototype version of the upcoming 991 Porsche 911 GT3 on the Nurburgring. The new model sounds like it will come with a PDK auto transmission. Like the previous...

New Ford Focus RS to get 2.3L EcoBoost, if given green light

Jun 16, 2012

Earlier this month it was reported that Ford is considering producing a Ford Fiesta RS instead of a new Ford Focus RS. Some more details have emerged on the potential Focus route. At the recent...

Audi Q5 twin-turbo 3.0 diesel with 230kW – UPDATE: SQ5 revealed

Jun 15, 2012

Audi is expected to reveal a high-performance diesel SUV at this weekend’s Le Mans 24 hour event, based on the Audi Q5. The new model would become the most powerful Q5 in the range. (UPDATE:...

Nissan LEAF now on sale in Australia priced from $51,500

Jun 15, 2012

Even though it’s clearly not a performance car, the new Nissan LEAF launching in Australia is quite a big deal. It’s the first mass-produced fully electric vehicle (EV) to hit the market. Even though Australia...

Summernats’ Chic Henry enters ACT Australian Motorists’ Party election

Jun 15, 2012

The father of Summernats Chic Henry has entered as leader of the Australian Motorists’ Party for the 2012 Australian Capital Territory election. The former owner of the classic Canberra car event will run in the...

Maserati mid-engined ‘Alfa 4C’ sports car on the way – report

Jun 15, 2012

Maserati could introduce its own version of the Alfa Romeo 4C – a compact mid-engined sports car – according to CEO Harald Wester. The boss has revealed other interesting plans for the new sports car....

Holden pioneer John Bagshaw dies at age 87

Jun 14, 2012

John Bagshaw, the man who was part of the start of Holden racing and the last Australian boss of GMH, has passed away aged 87. (Image: Bagshaw (centre) along with HEC MD Peter Thomas and...

2012 International Engine of the Year Awards winners announced

Jun 14, 2012

The winners of the 2012 International Engine of the Year Awards have been announced, with Ford, Ferrari, and BMW collecting multiple achievements in various categories. Taking home the overall 2012 International Engine of the Year...

Nismo Nissan Juke previewed ahead of Le Mans debut

Jun 14, 2012

Nissan has revealed the new Nismo Nissan Juke ahead of its debut at this year’s Le Mans 24 endurance event in France. The limited edition features various performance-oriented visual and handling enhancements. The Nismo Nissan...

Ferrari 458 Spider arrives in Australia, just 10 delivered this year

Jun 13, 2012

The new Ferrari 458 Spider has arrived Down Under. Prices start at $590,000 (excluding on-road costs). The stunning drop-top joins the current 458 Italia coupe. Demand for the Spider version has been so overwhelming for...

2013 Ford Focus ST gets overboost function

Jun 13, 2012

Ford Australia will introduce the new 2013 Ford Focus ST hot hatch later this year. The new model will replace the previous five-cylinder XR5 Focus, sporting a 2.0-litre turbo engine and various performance highlights. One...

Bentley to unveil new car at 2012 Goodwood Festival

Jun 13, 2012

Bentley has announced it will be unveiling a new model at the 2012 Goodwood Festival of Speed later this month. What the new model will be exactly has not been revealed. Being a ‘festival of...

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