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This Mitsubishi Evo is made almost entirely of carbon-fibre, and it is absolutely stunning

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This Mitsubishi Evo is made almost entirely of carbon-fibre, and it is absolutely stunning

Our recent adventure to South Australia for the Adelaide Motorsport Festival – where we planned on racing our 1300hp Toyota 86 against a Formula One car – saw us sharing a pit bay area with two other race cars from GT Auto Garage...

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2018 Summernats 31 wrap-up and image gallery
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2018 Summernats 31 wrap-up and image gallery

The 31st instalment of Street Machine Summernats has been run and won. Despite the temperature being in the high thirties, plenty of punters made their way through the gates to experience the annual automotive festival...


This mad scientist built a hybrid jet-electric Mazda RX-7
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This mad scientist built a hybrid jet-electric Mazda RX-7

As if rotaries were not loud enough already, a mad scientist by the name of Patrick Huu decided he was going to make a hybrid electric RX-7 using a jet turbine instead of the previous rotary donk. We received a few pictures of the contraption from a friend who recently attended 'Radwood', an ’80s–’90s car show held in Anaheim, California...


Nissan reveals six Star Wars: The Last Jedi models
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Nissan reveals six Star Wars: The Last Jedi models

With the latest Star Wars: The Last Jedi film released, Nissan unveiled six Star Wars-inspired designs presented at the LA Auto Show. Nissan collaborated with Lucasfilm and the artists at Industrial Light & Magic to bring us six designs that embrace the Star Wars theme...


Sacrilege or work of a genius? These guys are dropping a twin-turbo Ferrari V8 into a 1968 Ford Mustang
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Sacrilege or work of a genius? These guys are dropping a twin-turbo Ferrari V8 into a 1968 Ford Mustang

The Ford Mustang is an iconic representation of all that is ’Murica. More often than not, if there is an engine swap, it will be with some kind of big, angry, lumpy-idling V8 with more cubes than several modern family cars combined. However, the guys from American Legends had a different idea for their ’68 Mustang shell. A very different idea...


Rama Racing's 20B triple-rotor RX-7 is a 1000hp flamethrower
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Rama Racing's 20B triple-rotor RX-7 is a 1000hp flamethrower

While at the Adelaide Motorsport Festival, we shared a garage area with a number of absolutely insane time attack cars. One of which was impossible to miss, as it was literally shooting flames everywhere and making enough noise to rival a military jet fly-over...


Testing the 'helicopter in a moving vehicle' conundrum
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Testing the 'helicopter in a moving vehicle' conundrum

Last month we asked our Facebook followers a question: "Imagine a small RC helicopter hovering in a resting train. The doors close and the train starts to move...


Nissan GT-R takes on Formula One car in rolling drag race
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Nissan GT-R takes on Formula One car in rolling drag race

You might have read about the roll-race lined up between a 1300hp Toyota 86 (WTF86) street car and 1994 Footwork Arrows F-1. The showdown was meant to take place at the 2017 Adelaide Motorsport Festival, but technical difficulties threw a spanner in the works. Rather than throwing in the towel, we made do with the tools at our disposal...


'Peak hour of power' set to take over Adelaide streets for motorsport festival
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'Peak hour of power' set to take over Adelaide streets for motorsport festival

The Adelaide Motorsport Festival will be taking to the streets next week, as part of the 'peak hour of power'. Featuring the likes of Craig Lowndes, Garth Tander, Cam Waters and Troy Bayliss piloting an eye-popping array of classic racers, the procession will work its way through traffic on its way to a party on Gouger Street, Adelaide...


This nifty invention converts your H-Pattern manual into a sequential shifter
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This nifty invention converts your H-Pattern manual into a sequential shifter

While wandering around SEMA 2017, we ran into Bremer Shifters, a stand that was displaying an innovative way to convert your H-Pattern gearbox into a sequential style shifter. Fitment is extremely easy, Bremer reckons, with no requirement to even drop the gearbox at all...


There are barn finds, and then there's this: a historic Formula One heaven
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There are barn finds, and then there's this: a historic Formula One heaven

Now and then we get word of a barn find that raises the eyebrows, but this week these images popped up showing a barn find that truly had us gasping! Research suggests these are historic F1 replicas, potentially used for promotional purposes, and they were uncovered in a small village in France...


Who needs enemies with friends like these? Brutal Ferrari Wake-up call
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Who needs enemies with friends like these? Brutal Ferrari Wake-up call

Some people dream of being woken up by the sound of a legitimate race-tuned Ferrari 458 GT Challenge car, but rest assured, it's not always as fun as it sounds. Pardon the pun. Following a 20-hour flight from Australia, we loaded into a TRD Toyota Tacoma and made the five-hour drive from LA to Las Vegas...


The SEMA 2017 Gallery: Eye-candy for everyone
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The SEMA 2017 Gallery: Eye-candy for everyone

Earlier this month, I headed to Las Vegas to cover SEMA, the world's largest aftermarket car show. Running for four days between over October and November, this is one show that truly has to be seen to be believed. Primarily a trade show, used for businesses to meet other traders, it is one sure-fire way of seeing some of the world's most incredible and downright insane builds...


Talking crate engines with Jeep Performance at SEMA
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Talking crate engines with Jeep Performance at SEMA

I recently attended SEMA 2017 on behalf of CarAdvice and StreetFX, to check out some of the aftermarket goodies on show. In this video, we have a chat to Todd Beddick, product manager in the Jeep Performance Division, to discuss the range of Mopar crate engines you can buy off-the-shelf for your project car...


9s from an RB26 with a stock bottom end!
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9s from an RB26 with a stock bottom end!

The guys from Motive DVD have been developing their R32 GT-R for six years now, with the intention of testing which parts work and which don't as the power creeps up. They only change what needs changing, as it needs changing...