All posts by Sean Thompson

Sean specialises in news and road testing. He's a passionate journalist and currently works for a Sydney metro newspaper. Sean is also a car fanatic at heart and dreads the day Aussie car manufacturing comes to an end.

Lamborghini Aventador wrecked in head on crash in China

Feb 04, 2014

It’s a sight that would make any self-respecting car lover weep; a Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 destroyed after coming off second best against a bus in China. With most of the right side of the Lambo...

No AMG badges for Aston Martin despite partnership

Feb 04, 2014

Daimler boss Dieter Zetsche has announced the official partnership between Mercedes-AMG and Aston Martin will not result in the British carmaker using AMG badges on future vehicles. The news comes after the two company’s announced...

Aussie-designed Chevrolet ‘Adra’ SUV confirmed for India

Feb 03, 2014

A new Chevrolet SUV crossover concept called ‘Adra’ will make its debut at the Indian Auto Expo in New Delhi on Wednesday. It will showcase a design created right here in Australia at Holden’s studios....

Automated driving research starts in Wolfsburg, Germany

Feb 03, 2014

A group of 29 research organisations have partnered up and descended on Wolfsburg, Germany, to undertake the Automated Driving Applications and Technologies for Intelligent Vehicle (AdaptIVe) program. The research block started on January 31 and...

Holden Barina RS review (video)

Jan 31, 2014

Holden has stormed into the mild hot hatch segment with this, the first-ever Barina RS. As the name suggests, this car is looking to impress with sporty details, plenty of equipment, and extra zing with...

Chevrolet and Hyundai ads set for 2014 Super Bowl

Jan 30, 2014

With the United States’ biggest sporting event creeping closer, we’re starting to see all the terrific ads and soundbites surface on the internet. We’ve already shown you Jaguar’s first ever Super Bowl ad but here...

First ever Porsche found in German barn, the ‘P1’

Jan 28, 2014

With a whopping 2kW and an elegant wooden design, historians have unearthed the first ever Porsche. Built by Ferdinand Porsche in 1898, the car, dubbed the ‘P1’, has sat in a shed for more than...

Fuji Heavy Industries makes 20 millionth car since 1958

Jan 28, 2014

Fuji Heavy Industries (FHI), the company that builds Subaru vehicles, has reached a phenomenal manufacturing milestone by building its 20 millionths car since 1958. FHI celebrated the achievement with a ceremony at its Gunma Yajima...

Dad teaches daughter burnouts in Chevrolet Corvette

Jan 23, 2014

Instead of taking her to the park or shopping, this father taught his daughter how to do burnouts behind the wheel of a Chevrolet Corvette C6. If our dads were this kind, we may have...

Eric Bana to race Lamborghini at Bathurst 12 Hour

Jan 23, 2014

Aussie actor Eric Bana has confirmed he will pilot a Lamborghini Gallardo LP520 in the Bathurst 12 Hour race on February 7 and 9. Bana will partner his friend Peter Hill and professional racer Simon Middleton...

Honda CR-V Diesel on sale in Australia

Jan 22, 2014

Fans of Honda’s mid-sized SUV will rejoice at the news the Honda CR-V Diesel is now available in Australia. The more fuel efficient CR-V comes in two models, the DTi-S which starts at $38,290 and...

Travis Pastrana rejoins Subaru Rally Team USA for 2014

Jan 17, 2014

Nitro Circus founder and renowned speed demon Travis Pastrana has rejoined the Subaru Rally Team for its assault on the 2014 Rally America Championship. Before his short stint with the Dodge Dart, Pastrana won four...