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24th National Corvette Convention – Vettes Rock the Gong in 2012

Apr 08, 2012

The NSW Corvette Unlimited Car Club hosted the 24th National Corvette Convention yesterday, with ‘Vettes Rock the Gong in 2012’ show and shine at Wollongong beach. The event showcased over 100 modern, retro, and classic...

2012 Lexus IS F preview

Apr 04, 2012

PerformanceDrive is preparing its full review of the latest 2012 Lexus IS F. This is Lexus’s answer to the BMW M3. The 2011/2012 update sees the introduction of a ‘Sport’ button, a mechanical limited-slip diff,...

McLaren MP4-12C added to Hertz UK Supercar rental lineup

Apr 04, 2012

The McLaren MP4-12C can be rented in the UK from household rental company, Hertz. The car joins a list of other stunning vehicles apart of the Hertz Supercar rentals. Featuring a 3.8-litre twin-turbo V8 engine...

Nissan Altima comfirmed for V8 Supercars in 2013

Apr 04, 2012

The upcoming 2013 Nissan Altima sedan will form the basis for the all-new Nissan V8 Supercar. The racing version will battle it out with Ford and Holden from the 2013 V8 Supercars season. Kelly Racing,...

Video: Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 laps Nurburgring in 8:49 with Sabine Schmitz

Apr 03, 2012

The mighty Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 is Jeep’s most powerful mainstream model. Nurburgring expert Sabine Schmitz has just taken one around the ‘Ring in 8:49.487. It might not be a blistering time, but it is...

Video: Toyota GT 86 with 5.0-litre V8 conversion from IS F

Mar 31, 2012

For the BRZ/GT 86 fans who feel the new coupe is down on power, perhaps this is something more like it. It’s a Toyota GT 86 with a 5.0-litre V8 engine conversion. It was set...

Video: 2013 Ford Mustang recreates Bullitt chase scene in Alcatraz finale

Mar 29, 2012

Creators of the new TV series Alcatraz have put together a humdinger of a season finale, involving a recreation of the famous chase scene in the hit 1968 movie Bullitt. Using a 2013 Ford Mustang...

2013 Ford Mustang Shelby 1000 headed for New York show (video)

Mar 28, 2012

Shelby has announced it will unveil the special 2013 Ford Mustang Shelby 1000 at the 2012 New York International Auto Show next month. As the name suggests, up to 1000hp is on offer. Shelby is...

2013 Chevrolet Camaro 1LE track-ready package announced

Mar 28, 2012

For buyers of the manual Camaro SS, Chevrolet has announced plans to offer a 2013 Chevrolet Camaro 1LE package. It comes with aggressive styling enhancements and various components suitable for track work. From the outside,...

Hennessey Performance Ford GT sets 257.7mph mile record (video)

Mar 27, 2012

A few records have been broken in the world of fast cars recently. The latest is this twin-turbo Hennessey Performance Ford GT, which has just broken the standing mile (1.6km) top speed record, achieving 414km/h...

2012 BMW M5 to compete in One Lap of America event

Mar 26, 2012

BMW’s cracking new 2012 BMW M5 will run in the One Lap of America this year and compete in the various motorsports events in the Luxury Sedan segment of the Showroom Stock class. The epic...

BMW 1 Series with M3 4.0-litre V8 conversion (video)

Mar 23, 2012

Upset about missing out on the limited edition BMW 1 M Coupe? Someone has thought of a solution; make your own. This BMW 1 Series with an M3 4.0-litre V8 conversion shows that with a...