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VF Commodore: another Australian GM design studio creation

Feb 14, 2013

If you ever get a chance to take a tour of Holden’s design studio in Melbourne, be sure not to pass up the opportunity. The studio is the home of Holden’s new VF Commodore, unveiled...

Australian sales figures for 2012 – Mazda3 best-seller, again

Jan 04, 2013

For the second year running, the Mazda3 is the best-selling vehicle in Australia. The national 2012 VFACTS new vehicle sales figures have just been released, and it’s Toyota that stands out as a very clear...

Australia’s Best Cars Awards for 2012 – results

Nov 27, 2012

The official Australia’s Best Cars results are out for 2012, and it’s a tie between BMW and Hyundai for the manufacturer that has picked up the most awards. Australia’s Best Cars Awards is an annual...

2012 SEMA Show highlights (gallery)

Nov 02, 2012

Unfortunately, we were unable to attend the 2012 SEMA Show to bring you live coverage. However, we do have access to a range of images that we can share with you so we can all...

RamSpeed Lamborghini Gallardo ‘LP 840-4’ twin-turbo (video)

Sep 19, 2012

Welcome to quite possibly Australia’s most insane Lamborghini Gallardo to ever grace the land, and the country’s first Gallardo to feature a Heffner twin-turbo package. Built by the guys at RamSpeed in Sydney, this ‘LP...

Opel: More Australian than you might think

Aug 08, 2012

Although Opel has never officially sold a vehicle locally, in the Sixties and Seventies the German brand had a strong influence on some of Australia’s most iconic cars. The Holden Commodore, for one, borrowed a...

Past Blast: 2008-2009 HSV W427

Jun 26, 2012

When 6.2 litres of HSV’s latest muscle isn’t enough, the only other option you have is to look to the 2008-2009 limited edition 7.0-litre animal, the HSV W427. The HSV W427 is still to this...

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...

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