Features

2018 North American International Auto Show – highlights (mega gallery)

Jan 18, 2018

The North American International Auto Show in Detroit kicks off the motoring calendar for 2018 with some interesting new concept cars and some global debuts for new showroom models. This year Mercedes revealed its new...

2018 Summernats 31: Event highlights & mega gallery

Jan 09, 2018

Another year and another Australian summer celebration of muscle cars and car enthusiasts. Yep, we’re talking about Summernats 31, which took place over the weekend at the Exhibition Park in Canberra. The 31st event was...

PerformanceDrive’s top 10 best new cars of 2017

Dec 27, 2017

Here at PD we don’t do ‘car of the year’ features, mainly because we aren’t paid by any of the car manufacturers to do so. But it has been a massive year for the Aussie...

Zama Heritage Centre showcases over 400 Nismo classics (mega gallery)

Dec 06, 2017

Nismo fans are being treated to a special exhibit at the Zama Heritage Centre at the moment, with a huge showcase of classic Nissan motorsport cars, including Group C cars, Touring Cars, and current Super...

Volvo 240 GL LS1 V8 conversion project: Part 13 – engine in

Oct 11, 2017

Yes, we’re still building our crazy Volvo 240 GL with an LS1 Chevrolet V8 engine conversion. You might have thought we forgot about it but don’t worry, it is just around the corner now. In...

2017 Frankfurt Motor Show highlights – mega gallery

Sep 14, 2017

The Frankfurt motor show is one of the biggest international car shows on the automotive calendar. This is where almost all car manufacturers head to show off their latest and greatest cars, technologies, and future...

Checking out Gosford Classic Car Museum’s exotic lineup

Sep 11, 2017

The Central Coast of New South Wales has never really been regarded as one of Australia’s premier automotive locations. Lush beaches, high drug use, graffiti and Nike TNs as far as the eyes can see....

Editorial: Could autonomous cars spell the end of SUVs?

Sep 01, 2017

The SUV’s success story is still in full swing and probably isn’t quite near reaching its peak. SUV sales in Australia repeatedly set new benchmarks, especially in the mid-size class. Previously, ‘four wheel drives’ were...

For Sale: Top 10 cars at 2017 Monterey auction

Aug 08, 2017

Each year car enthusiasts from across the United States and the world descend on the seaside California town of Monterey for one of the automotive world’s most incredible events; the Monterey Car Week. Last year,...

DeLorean with Chev LS V8 conversion: 0-100km/h & engine sound (video)

Aug 07, 2017

It might be made by a company with a sketchy past, but there’s no doubt the DeLorean Motor Company DMC-12 is one of the most iconic cars of our time – made more famous by...

Editorial: Australia needs Ford Transit EcoBoost V6 ambulance

Jul 29, 2017

When it comes to emergency response, valuable seconds can literally be the difference between life and death. From the time you call 000 to the time of arrival, there is a battle against time, against...

Top 10 cars still available overseas with a manual transmission

Jul 18, 2017

It’s a well-established fact that for some time now, Australians have been opting for automatic-equipped cars, favouring them over manual versions. So much so that manuals typically account for around 5-10 per cent of sales....