Miscellaneous

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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$50-100K | BMW 228i #7

Luffy wasn’t mad about the feel and feedback offered by the 228i. I’m not going to mark it as hard as that. True, it’s not the absolute most talkative car of the bunch, but when it does what it does,

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$0-50K | Ford Falcon XR6 #11

Personally, I have a few issues with the XR6 in a bang-for-your-bucks sense. The first of these is the well documented driving position which, for somebody like me with a basketballer’s torso and a jockey’s legs, just does not work.

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$50-100K | Lexus RC350 F Sport #8

Numbers can be cruel. Especially so to Lexus, it seems. For the second year running Toyota’s premium arm occupies the bottom rung on the $50-100K ladder yet, just as with last year’s IS350 F Sport, in this case the numbers

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$0-50K | Peugeot 308 GT #12

My French is limited to just enough words to get me into trouble and not quite enough to get me back out again. Peugeot’s relationship with ergonomics seems to be ringing the same bell. Wouldn’t matter, for instance, how clear

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$0-50K | Ford Fiesta ST #1

Ford’s junior hot-hatch overcame finishing second in the $0-50K division to take the overall 2014 BFYB title. With the cheapies champion Clio RS also returning, how did the Fiesta ST turn things around for 2015? Simple: for whatever reasons it

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