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2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia Veloce: faster AWD variant announced
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2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia Veloce: faster AWD variant announced

The Alfa Romeo Giulia Veloce, a new all-wheel drive variant of the BMW 3 Series challenger, was revealed overnight. Buyers of the Veloce have a choice between high output versions of the company's 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol and 2.2-litre turbo-diesel engines. The new-to-Europe performance version of the 2...


US unveils national guidelines for autonomous cars
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US unveils national guidelines for autonomous cars

The US government has announced a new federal policy for self-driving cars, which includes guidelines for the responsible federal agencies, a model legislative template for state governments, and a 15-point checklist that car makers and technology companies will be encouraged to measure their autonomous vehicles against...


Race driver for a day: Michelin Pilot Sport Experience
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Race driver for a day: Michelin Pilot Sport Experience

I’ll be blunt. I’m shitting myself. There’s nowhere to hide as my instructor tells me that I’m first-up. The car is ready and, with the track sufficiently dry, slicks are still being bolted on to the car as I make my way towards it, ushered by one of the crew members holding an umbrella over me...


New Audi TT RS in Australia mid-2017, priced from around $145k
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New Audi TT RS in Australia mid-2017, priced from around $145k

The second-generation Audi TT RS coupe will hit local showrooms for “around $145,000” when the flagship variant of the small sports coupe lands in Oz in mid-2017. Its drop-top twin, the first-ever TT RS Roadster, has yet to be rubber stamped for importation, though Audi Australia has suggested that the two-door version would “likely be five grand more (expensive)”...


Honda Jazz Limited Edition returns for $19,490 drive-away
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Honda Jazz Limited Edition returns for $19,490 drive-away

The Honda Jazz Limited Edition has been rolled out again, on the back of the company's success with last year’s special of the same name. With a claimed $3000 worth of extra features for just $1000 over the base car, Honda says the new 2017 Jazz LE features a number of “customer-focused” upgrades...


Saleen S7 LM: 1000hp limited-edition supercar celebrates motorsport success
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Saleen S7 LM: 1000hp limited-edition supercar celebrates motorsport success

US performance manufacturer Saleen has resurrected its S7 hypercar for a limited-run to celebrate the 20th anniversary of its racing successes in the 1990s. Called the Saleen S7 LM, just seven examples will be produced, one for each consecutive year the company won racing championships internationally from 1996 through to 2002...


Volkswagen Beetle hits 330km/h at Bonneville Salt Flats: Will the real Bumblebee please stand up?
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Volkswagen Beetle hits 330km/h at Bonneville Salt Flats: Will the real Bumblebee please stand up?

The 2016 World of Speed event at the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah, has witnessed a heavily modified Volkswagen Beetle reach a speed of 330.111 kilometres per hour. Forget the Camaro, this is the Autobots' real Bumblebee. Sadly, this is not your typical Beetle that you can buy from your local dealership. The Beetle LSR (Land Speed Record) has the same 2...


Ford commits to making driver’s cars alongside autonomous vehicles
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Ford commits to making driver’s cars alongside autonomous vehicles

Ford's manager of global consumer trends and futuring, Sheryl Connelly, has said the company will continue to offer cars for enthusiasts in the face of the wider adoption of autonomous vehicles. Speaking to the UK’s Autocar, Connelly said: “We remain committed in future to models where autonomous driving makes sense and others where it does not”...


Ford, Volvo, Rolls-Royce and others skipping Paris motor show - UPDATE
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Ford, Volvo, Rolls-Royce and others skipping Paris motor show - UPDATE

Update - Volkswagen subsidiaries Bentley and Lamborghini have also pulled out of the Paris motor show as the German company cuts spending after the 'Dieselgate' saga. See bottom of article for details Big name manufacturers including Ford, Volvo and Rolls-Royce have chosen to skip the Paris motor show next month, choosing to spend their marketing dollars elsewhere...


Northern Territory high-speed limits to remain... for manufacturers
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Northern Territory high-speed limits to remain... for manufacturers

The Northern Territory (NT) government has confirmed it will allow high-speed vehicle testing on its roads, by offering exemptions to vehicle manufacturers. Last month, the newly-elected Labor government declared it would reinstate 130km/h speed limits to NT highways, after open speed limits had been implemented by the former Country Liberal government in 2014...


2018 Renault Clio to feature a ‘revolutionary’ interior - report
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2018 Renault Clio to feature a ‘revolutionary’ interior - report

The next-generation 2018 Renault Clio will have a completely different cockpit, according to a new report out of the UK. Speaking to Auto Express, Renault’s head of design, Laurens van den Acker, confirmed the new Clio will take a big step forward from the current car in terms of interior design...


Abarth 124 Rally R-GT gets sideways in driving tests - video
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Abarth 124 Rally R-GT gets sideways in driving tests - video

A new video shows the Abarth 124 Rally R-GT - the rally car version of the upcoming Abarth 124 Spider - snarling and popping as it speeds around some tight corners. First revealed at this year’s Geneva motor show, the Abarth 124 Rally has been homologated for the FIA R-GT series, fitted with a roll cage and a composite hardtop in place of the road car’s manually-operated soft top...


Aston Martin DB11 Volante previewed ahead of 2018 launch
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Aston Martin DB11 Volante previewed ahead of 2018 launch

The 2018 Aston Martin DB11 Volante has been revealed, kind of, in new images of a “lightly disguised engineering car” released by the company. Scheduled to launch in “spring 2018”, the DB11 Volante prototype is an all-black convertible version of the recently-launched DB11 coupe. And, despite the fake panels on the rear quarter panels and bootlid, it looks almost production ready...


Lamborghini to continue with V12, four-door sedan under consideration
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Lamborghini to continue with V12, four-door sedan under consideration

When it comes to ever-tightening emissions regulations, car makers like Lamborghini have a tough road ahead of them. Fans will be pleased, though, to know that the raging bull's V12 is going nowhere. More, there's the chance a four-door sedan is on the horizon, too, according to the company's boss...


2017 Volkswagen Golf R facelift spied
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2017 Volkswagen Golf R facelift spied

A prototype of the facelifted Volkswagen Golf R wagon has been spotted roaming around in the European Alps. Industry talk has it that the updated Golf will debut during the northern autumn, quite possibly at the Paris motor show, which kicks off at the end of the month. With the seventh-generation Golf nearing its fifth birthday, the timing for a facelift seems to be right...