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: Holden Commodore SS V Redline #6

WE’VE been big fans of the Commodore SS V Redline since it broke cover in VE form back in 2010, but for various reasons it’s never made it to Performance Car of the Year. In the final selection process it’s

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PCOTY 2016: Lexus RC F #7

Somebody at Lexus gets it. From a brand that has served up its share of gridlock fodder over the years, the RC F owes more to the Lexus LFA supercar than it does any Camry with a sunroof. This is

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PCOTY 2016: Mazda MX-5 #8

YEAH, sure, look, all right. Showing up for a PCOTY packing less than 100kW in 2015 is like admitting you voted for Rudd and Abbott at the same time. Hell, the BMW i8’s second motor is almost more powerful than

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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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