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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...

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 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...

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 In recent times, it has been superseded by the V6, which is shorter and easier to package, especially in front-wheel drive applications.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 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 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...

The ute isn’t as Australian as you might think…

May 08, 2016

The ute is embedded into the Australian national identity, as it should be since we did invent it in 1934. But the truth is, it is not a unique phenomenon to this country. Since Lew...

Holden Cruze-A9X mashup would make a ripping sendoff

May 08, 2016

As you may have noticed, Holden will be erasing the Australia-made Cruze this year without much fanfare or a hyped-up special edition, like it’s assembly line brother, the Commodore. The best we can probably hope...

Australian 2016 Porsche Rennsport Festival highlights (mega gallery)

May 02, 2016

If you love your classic Porsches, or any Porsche vehicle for that matter, you should have been at the 2016 Rennsport Festival at Sydney Motorsport Park over the weekend. It was a Porsche aficionados’ delight....

Top 10 Best Sports Cars Under $40,000

Apr 29, 2016

For buyers wanting cheap thrills, this is a good time to be alive. Sure you can spend $300 jumping out of a plane, or off a bridge attached to a bungee rope for that adrenaline...

Volvo 240 GL with LS1 V8 conversion project: Part 7 – Powerglide

Mar 24, 2016

It’s been a while now since we last updated you on our Volvo 240 GL LS1 V8 project car, but it doesn’t mean the work has stopped. For the past few weeks it’s been all...

PerformanceDrive chats with 007 stunt driver Mark Higgins (video)

Mar 23, 2016

As we sit down in the immaculate Aston Martin dealership, it’s hard to ignore the smiles projecting from outside the dealership as passersby study the automotive eye-candy that sits within. Little do they know that...

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