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Volvo 240 GL LS1 V8 conversion project: Part 10 – reassemble

Oct 14, 2016

We’ve hit a milestone. Our Volvo 240 GL LS1 V8 conversion project is now on its downhill run as we start putting everything back together. To refresh your memory, Part 9 of the project was...


Top 10 TV & movie scenes featuring a Ford Falcon

Oct 10, 2016

In its 56-year career, the Ford Falcon became a cultural icon for many obvious reasons before local production sadly came to an end last Friday. The Falcon was the taxi of choice for decades for...


Forza Horizon 3 gameplay review

Oct 01, 2016

Forza Horizon 3 has finally landed on XBOX One and PC, and PerformanceDrive has accrued several hours of wheel time to give you a taste of this year’s most anticipated racing game. As we’ve already...


2016 Paris Motor Show highlights (mega gallery)

Sep 30, 2016

The 2016 Paris Motor Show is in full swing once again. Every two years, the city of love is swarmed with automotive press clamouring to see the concept and production cars of tomorrow. This year...


Top 20 Best SUVs coming to Australia in 2017-2018

Sep 25, 2016

Australian car shoppers are generally a well-researched and intelligent bunch of people, trawling the internet for the best option before plonking down any hard-earned cash. Whether you want the best small SUV, best medium SUV...

Commodore LPG-Falcon LPG

Saying goodbye to LPG with Falcon/Commodore – why isn’t it a popular fuel?

Sep 15, 2016

LPG is a locally-sourced fuel which is dwindling into insignificance now that the abolition of government incentives and subsidies has condemned it to sales extinction. A cursory look over the sales charts reveals total LPG...


HSV’s future; where to go after local Commodore ends?

Sep 09, 2016

HSV has indicated it will have a post-2017 presence, consisting of modified, imported vehicles instead of the predominantly local offerings it has been known for since inception in 1987. Only a handful of HSVs have...

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Volvo 240 GL LS1 V8 conversion project: Part 9 – GCG GTX4202R turbo

Aug 31, 2016

We haven’t forgotten about our Volvo 240 GL V8 project car, although it might seem like we have. It’s been through a few hurdles and there’s been a few changes to the plans, that’s all....

India and Pakistan cars

India vs Pakistan: Cars from emerging markets

Aug 14, 2016

This week we bring you four overseas vehicles which are not on sale in Australia. Two are from India and two are from Pakistan. Maruti-Suzuki Vitara Brezza The newest shape Suzuki Vitara, which has only...

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Top 10 best inline six production engines of all time

Jun 26, 2016

The straight six engine is the most harmonically balanced configuration available. In recent times, it has been superseded by the V6, which is shorter and easier to package, especially in front-wheel drive applications. The inline...

Volvo 240 GL LS1 V8 project-truck

Volvo 240 GL LS1 V8 conversion project: part 8 – GT4202 turbo

May 31, 2016

For those of you following our custom Volvo 240GL LS1 V8 conversion project, it is still going, don’t worry. We have made some progress since our last instalment but we are mainly waiting for it...

Nikola One truck

Nikola One electric truck with turbine is the Tesla of trucks

May 17, 2016

While Tesla may have caused shockwaves through the product schedules of many prominent automakers, one area which could benefit from a similar innovation is the truck industry. Truck design has not enjoyed the same amount...

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