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BMW M: 40 years of race-bred road cars

May 24, 2012

This year, and this month, BMW M celebrates its 40th birthday. We thought we’d take a look at the history of BMW’s motorsport division, and some of the awesome cars it has produced over the...

2012 Ford Falcon G6 EcoLPi economy test: Brisbane to Wollongong

Feb 27, 2012

PerformanceDrive is about driving, and for those who enjoy driving, no matter what the car. With petrol prices climbing higher and higher, there comes a point in all our lives when we become intrigued by...

The ultimate second-hand performance car buyer’s guide

Feb 16, 2012

Like many of us, you could be considering buying a second-hand performance car, but trouble is, you don’t know what to buy. We normally ask ourselves these questions; ‘what will be the most fun to...

Summernats 25 one of the biggest ever, not without incident though

Jan 12, 2012

At last weekend’s Summernats 25, just over 90,000 car enthusiasts flocked to Canberra’s Exhibition Park to check out some of the finest street machines Australia has to offer, with beers, boobs and burnouts aplenty. There...

We don’t need another hero: Police testosterone reaches anabolic new level

Dec 09, 2011

Do you ever get the feeling the Government just keeps telling you what to do? Don’t smoke. Don’t drink. Eat more bananas. Exercise now, but don’t exercise now. Support the mining industry (even though it’s...

Dyno-Shaft pocket-size personal dyno reads engine power

Nov 26, 2011

Now this is a neat little gadget we’d love to get our hands on. It’s called the Dyno-Shaft and it is effectively a pocket-sized personal dynamometer that can be used at home, by anyone, without...

Ferrari to pull out of F1… or just whinging it’s not winning?

Nov 10, 2011

Is Ferrari back to sending out not-so-subliminal messages again? It’s president, Luca di Montezemolo, made some rather disconcerting comments recently, leaving some question of doubt that the company could leave Formula One if amendments to...

Video: ‘Melbourne Cup’ performance car factory quarter mile top 24

Nov 03, 2011

With the Melbourne Cup over for another year, we thought we’d come up with a bit of a cup of ourselves. A factory quarter mile cup if you will. Ever wondered what a top 24...

1969 Holden Hurricane Concept restored to former glory

Oct 21, 2011

Holden has restored its very first concept car, the 1969 Holden Hurricane, code named RD 001. The 1969 Holden Hurricane Concept is a mid-engined, two-seater, rear-wheel drive supercar that was equipped with an assortment of...

Forza Motorsport 4 review (video)

Oct 15, 2011

Forza Motorsport 4 is now officially out in Australia. And now that we’ve played it for a bit, we can tell you what it’s like. Let’s kick off the Forza Motorsport 4 review by answering...

Past Blast: 1996 E36 BMW M3 (review)

Oct 03, 2011

The BMW M3 has been regarded as perhaps the benchmark in high-performance sedan-based vehicles for the past 25 years. Today we take a look at one of the favourite’s in the M3 history, the E36...

Opel Australia coming in 2012 – do we need OPC as well?

Sep 22, 2011

Opel will be opening up shop in Australia for the first time ever next year, and coming with it, we hope, are a range of sports cars that have only ever been available in the...

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