Industry

Fiat developing a powerful new turbo-diesel V8 – report

Apr 29, 2013

Fiat is apparently working on a powerful new turbo-diesel V8 engine which could be used as an optional power unit for the new Maserati Ghibli. This kind of engine would certainly go down well up...

Volkswagen 10-speed DSG auto, 100kW/litre TDI technologies coming

Apr 27, 2013

In a fight to cut down emissions and fuel consumption, Volkswagen has announced it is working on new 10-speed DSG auto transmission and a new high-output turbo-diesel engine family. The company also has its sights...

Prodrive develops colourful carbon fibre in the UK

Apr 25, 2013

Performance vehicle development specialist Prodrive has developed a new kind of carbon fibre in the UK. Yep, coloured carbon fibre. The material is expected not only to be a popular new choice for aftermarket tuners,...

Porsche Boxster, Cayman, 911 and Cayenne prices slashed

Apr 24, 2013

Porsche Cars Australia (PCA) has announced price cuts for almost its entire showroom range (excluding the Panamera). From the Boxster, Cayman, 911, to the Cayenne SUV, there’s reductions of up to $36,300 being put in...

Luddenham Raceway in west Sydney coming in October

Apr 15, 2013

With Oran Park now gone, Sydney has just one proper race track; Sydney Motorsport Park, formally known as Eastern Creek Raceway. This will soon change thanks to a new circuit complex in the works called...

Ford Focus the best-selling car in the world in 2012

Apr 09, 2013

It’s official, the Ford Focus was the best-selling vehicle in the world in 2012, according to data from a recent Polk industry analysis report. It was followed by the previous year’s top seller, the Toyota...

Australian vehicle sales for March 2013 – Toyota 86 storms ahead

Apr 04, 2013

The official VFACTS figures for Australian new vehicle registrations for March 2013 are in, and it looks like there’s more sports car fans joining the roads this month, with a big jump in Toyota 86...

Audi in talks with Fiat, interested in buying Alfa Romeo – rumour

Mar 30, 2013

Rumour has it Audi is in negotiations with Fiat (parent company) over a possible purchase of Alfa Romeo. Fiat boss Sergio Marchionne has previously said he is not interested in selling, however, that feeling has...

2013 World Car of the Year award winners announced

Mar 29, 2013

The Volkswagen Golf has been crowned the 2013 World Car of the Year. Winners have just been announced at the New York Auto Show, including the awards for the World Performance Car of the Year,...

2013 Australian Motor Show in Melbourne cancelled

Mar 25, 2013

Organisers of the Australian International Motor Show have just announced this year’s Melbourne event has been cancelled. The cancellation is thought to be down to costs and declining visitor numbers. The number of show-goers walking...

Nurburgring officially up for sale

Mar 19, 2013

The Nurburgring in Germany is officially up for sale. After a few years of nervousness, car enthusiasts are now wondering what is going to happen to the famous ‘public road’ circuit after it is sold....

Porsche posts best-ever annual sales in 2012

Mar 18, 2013

Porsche has reported its annual sales figures for 2012, and it looks like the company had its best-ever year last year.  Vehicle sales were up 22 per cent compared with 2011, with 143,096 vehicles sold...