Miscellaneous

MOTOR Tyre Test 2016

You shouldn’t have to follow motorsport to appreciate the critical importance of tyres when it comes to not just performance but also safety. You could have enormous power, the sharpest chassis and Jupiter-sized brakes, but you couldn’t call your performance

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Toyota Lexcen ultimate sleeper

Every weekend, all around Australia, club-level motorsport events are happening. At these events, there’s often all sorts of weird and wonderful homegrown creations competing, such as the mid-engine V8 Holden Rodeo we discovered at a Winton test ’n’ tune day.

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Porsche 911 GT3 RS Walter Rohrl onboard

We’ve had Porsche’s 911 GT3 RS through the MOTOR office this week. There will be a full feature in an upcoming issue and video as well, but in the meantime who better to give you a taste of its ultimate

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HSV Clubsport LSA vs Ford Falcon XR8 Sprint drag race

We’re going to assume if you’ve got this far you’ve already watched the video. If you haven’t, do so, then read on. Obviously, the Sprint is soundly thumped by the Clubsport and you’re all going to want to know why.

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PCOTY 2016: BMW i8 #9

DO you remember that TV show Towards 2000? I think it had to change its name to Beyond 2000 once the date ticked over… anyway, it was a telly show that previewed clever, expensive items that we were likely to

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Porsche 911 GT3: PCOTY '16 The Winner

Sebastien Loeb didn’t win nine straight WRC titles by chance. Nor is it luck that has secured Audi victory in 13 of the last 16 Le Mans 24 Hour races. Such dominance is the by-product of hard work, determination and

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PCOTY 2016: Mercedes-AMG C63 S #2

We knew from the moment the C63 rammed down the front straight at DECA that this would be a mighty hard year to pick a top three, let alone a winner. Of course, the two Mercs (or AMGs, if you

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PCOTY 2016: Mercedes-AMG GT S #3

Third place on the podium in any 11-car comparison is a pretty stout effort. But when it’s PCOTY we’re talking about and simply making the field is confirmation of legend status, then the bronze medal is an even bigger deal.

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PCOTY 2016: Jaguar F-Type R AWD #4

It’s not often talent and drop-dead gorgeous looks go together, so forgive us for keeping reserved about the Jaguar F-Type Coupe R prior to driving it. Something that looks that good surely must also be a bit wobbly at its

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PCOTY 2016: Peugeot 208 GTi 30th Anniversary #10

The Peugeot 208 GTi is a good car, but it’s unlikely to rate a mention on future lists of the top hatches of all time. But the baboon-butted 30th Anniversary special edition version? It just might. The extra 6kW, 25Nm,

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