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Past Blast: 1997 EL Ford Falcon GT

Sep 15, 2011

The 1997 EL Ford Falcon GT seems to be a bit of a forgotten performance car these days. With its ‘over-styled’ bodykit and funky-looking plastic woodgrain, it was certainly very ’90s, and much different to...

Ron Howard working on Niki Lauda vs James Hunt F1 movie

Sep 11, 2011

Ron Howard is working on a new film which will capture the scene of the 1976 Formula One Championship, and in particular, recreate the characters and battles of some of the most challenging and competitive...

Video: Bulletproof windscreen shot at by an AK-47 protects man

Sep 07, 2011

This is what happens when you shoot a bulletproof windscreen with an AK-47… with a man behind it, and he lives to tell the story. Absolutely nuts (see video below). The man behind the glass...

Past Blast: 1996 VS HSV GTS-R

Sep 04, 2011

The 1996 VS HSV GTS-R is one of the most unique Aussie-built cars to come out of the 90s. You either loved it, or hated it, and nothing in between. The car featured bright “Yellah”...

Video: BMW carbon fibre SGL manufacturing process

Aug 28, 2011

BMW has released an interesting video outlining the carbon fibre manufacturing process used by partner company SGL Automotive Carbon Fibres. BMW is looking to incorporate more carbon fibre material into its future lineup. The company...

What happened to the Honda we all loved?

Aug 21, 2011

It seemed like just a short time ago that Honda had a big range of desirable, highly engineered performance cars on the market. Cars like the Honda S2000, the Honda Integra Type R and the...

What is: Dual-Clutch Transmission

Aug 05, 2011

You may have heard the term before in various cars, but what is a dual-clutch transmission (DCT) exactly? What does it do and is it any good? There are three main transmission setups that offer...

Red Bull Racing for the road – Cars with wings?

Jul 26, 2011

Remember when Red Bull was just a humble energy drink? And then you started seeing the name and the ‘charging bulls’ logo sponsoring various sports events, mostly extreme ones like the Red Bull Air Race....

Polycarbonate plastic windows for future cars and F1?

Jul 19, 2011

Everyone remembers the late and great Ayrton Senna and his final drive. Sad it may be, but incidents like this are not exclusive to Senna. The FIA Institute has announced it is looking into developing...

McLaren Mercedes: The Secret World of Unit 2

Jul 18, 2011

McLaren Mercedes has just revealed The Secret World of Unit 2 images and footage, and has allowed current McLaren F1 drivers Jenson Button and Lewis Hamilton inside for a quick squiz at the company’s goosebump-inducing...

What is: Direct Injection

Jul 17, 2011

Direct injection is becoming an increasingly popular technology within the automotive industry, but what is direct injection exactly? How long has it been around and what cars is it available on? And, more importantly, is...

Advice: Buying the perfect performance car

Jul 09, 2011

So you’re in the market for a performance car, but you don’t know what to buy? Before you go and make a rash decision at ‘Joe’s Super Best Buys’, there are some things you’ll need...

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