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: 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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PCOTY 2016: Ford Falcon XR8 #11

The XR8’s participation in this year’s Performance Car Of The Year had more than a whiff of the farewell tour about it. And, sadly, like many farewell tours, it quickly became clear that it might’ve been best if the fast

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PCOTY 2016: Renault Megane RS275 Trophy-R #5

First impressions: can’t beat ’em sometimes. Like when you look inside the Megane Trophy-R and see the race seats with their adjustable aluminium runners and wild red harnesses. But look again, and second impressions start to kick in. This is

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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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