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.

US could import more powerful VF Commodores – report

Nov 14, 2013

It’s easy to see why Americans love the Holden VF Commodore, and if demand for our homegrown V8 remains steady, more powerful versions could be shipped across the Pacific Ocean in the future. In an...

Fiat Abarth to tackle 2014 Bathurst 12-Hour race

Nov 12, 2013

Two factory-backed Fiat Abarth 695 Assetto Corse race cars will tackle the iconic Mount Panorama for the first time in February, 2014, in the Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12-Hour race. The team is managed by Alan Heaphy,...

Honda FCEV Concept sketch released ahead LA debut

Nov 12, 2013

Honda has released a sketch of its FCEV concept it plans to unveil at the Los Angeles Auto Show on November 20, which hints at the company’s future vehicle design. The concept is named after...

For Sale: Mark Webber’s 2004 Jaguar R5 Formula 1 car

Nov 12, 2013

Fans of Formula 1 driver Mark Webber can snap up a piece of racing history, with his 2004 Jaguar R5 F1 car on sale in the UK for 299,000 pounds (AUD$510,540). The impressive vehicle was...

Mercedes-Benz GT AMG ‘SLC’ details emerge

Nov 11, 2013

More details have come through on the new Mercedes-Benz GT AMG, which is in the final stages of testing ahead of its reveal at the German Grand Prix in July 2014. Previously tipped to be...

2016 Holden Commodore could have no V8 – report

Nov 07, 2013

Just when everyone thought the Commodore’s future looked bright, a leaked report has apparently revealed the model after VF could be without a V8 engine and could be front-wheel drive. According to a confidential report,...

Range Rover Sport sets record for ‘The Empty Quarter’ trek

Nov 05, 2013

The new Range Rover Sport has set a world record for crossing The Empty Quarter – or Rub’ al Khali – in Saudi Arabia, posting a time of 10 hours and 22 minutes across 849km...

2015 Toyota Prius first to be built on new global architecture

Nov 04, 2013

Toyota is aiming to improve the performance, safety, economy and handling of all future models through a new global platform program called the Toyota New Global Architecture. The first model to be built using the...