Car News

BMW electric turbocharger patent application filed

Nov 03, 2011

Speculations surrounding BMW developing an electric turbocharger have now been confirmed. A BMW electric turbocharger patent application has been made in Germany. The system could be used to assist conventional turbochargers in spooling up. Some...

TRD Toyota FT-86 kit revealed

Nov 03, 2011

More and more details of the highly anticipated Toyota FT-86 are coming through. Today, images of the TRD Toyota FT-86 have been revealed in a leaked parts catalogue. The TRD Toyota FT-86 consists of a...

Varley evR450 unveiled as first ever Australian electric supercar

Nov 02, 2011

Varley, a Queensland-based industrial transportation company, has unveiled an all-new fully electric supercar called the Varley evR450 at the 3rd Annual Australian Electric Vehicle Conference in Brisbane. The evR450 is being dubbed as Australia’s first...

Subaru BRZ Concept revealed ahead of LA Show debut

Nov 02, 2011

The Subaru BRZ Concept STI has been revealed as a preview to its 2011 Los Angeles Auto Show debut later this month. This is the first time a Subaru version of the Toyota FT-86 has...

Toyota FT-86 specifications revealed, 147kW confirmed

Nov 01, 2011

The hugely anticipated Toyota FT-86 specifications have been revealed in a manual. Such engine power and weight details aren’t set to be unveiled officially until the 2011 Tokyo Motor Show later this month. Recent rumours...

Mercedes-Benz E-Class lightweight version on the way – report

Oct 31, 2011

According to Auto Bild magazine in Germany, Mercedes-Benz is working on a Mercedes-Benz E-Class lightweight version, made from carbon fibre. (rendered speculation by Auto Bild) To help the company reduce its overall emissions output, the...

BMW M3 Frozen Black edition available in Australia

Oct 31, 2011

BMW has announced the special BMW M3 Frozen Black edition is available in Australia. Just 12 examples are set to go on sale, making for a unique and sure-to-be rare collectible in the future. Like...

2012 MINI Roadster unveiled

Oct 31, 2011

MINI has unveiled the new MINI Roadster, a convertible version of the recently released MINI Coupe. The new MINI Roadster features a manual-operated flip down roof and is shorter, lower and slimmer than the MINI...

2012 Holden Commodore SS V Perfect Blue preview

Oct 30, 2011

PerformanceDrive is finalising its 2012 Holden Commodore SS V review. The 2012 Holden Commodore range is available in a new Perfect Blue colour option, featured on our test car, inspired by the retro Peter Brock...

Video: Lamborghini Aventador review by Fifth Gear

Oct 30, 2011

Tiff Needell from UK’s Fifth Gear TV program has just tested the stonking new Lamborghini Aventador. A video of the review has just been posted up on YouTube. For those of you who have been...

Toyota FT-86 production car revealed without accessories

Oct 29, 2011

Some more images have been leaked showing the Toyota FT-86 production car. This time the images are believed to be the normal production version, instead of the previous images which showed the Toyota FT-86 with...

2012 Ferrari California facelift to get power increase, Australian price cut

Oct 29, 2011

The upcoming 2012 Ferrari California facelift is set to receive a refreshing engine tune which will boost engine power. The new version will also shed weight while retaining the same exterior design. Nothing is official...