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Airbus working on flying car project
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Airbus working on flying car project

French aerospace company Airbus has turned its attention from long-haul passenger aircraft to finding a solution for a more local problem, traffic congestion in large cities. Its answer, a flying car. FINALLY! Airbus calls it Project Vahana, "an autonomous flying vehicle platform for individual passenger and cargo transport", and the consortium's feasibility studies have listed the success of the project as being favourable...


Buying a car at auction - is it worthwhile?
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Buying a car at auction - is it worthwhile?

Let’s be honest. Buying a near new car can be daunting. Having to spend an entire Saturday traipsing around a dozen dealerships and then coming back even more confused than before is no-one's idea of fun. This is perhaps why car auctions are becoming increasingly popular...


2017 Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato Volante unveiled
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2017 Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato Volante unveiled

The new Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato Volante convertible has been revealed, and will join its coupe sibling on the production line next year. As with the coupe, the Volante has a retuned version of the company's 5.9-litre V12 that produces 441kW of power, or 18kW more than the engine fitted to the standard Vanquish models...


2018 Volkswagen CC spied testing - UPDATE
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2018 Volkswagen CC spied testing - UPDATE

Update - The next-generation Volkswagen CC has been spied again around the Nurburgring. See bottom of article for details The all-new 2018 Volkswagen CC has been spied testing this week, offering a first look at the next generation of the German car maker's style-focused executive car...


2018 Volvo S60 rendered
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2018 Volvo S60 rendered

A speculative rendering of the next-generation 2018 Volvo S60 has been revealed online, giving a glimpse of what the Swedish 3 Series fighter could look like. Created by Dutch artist Remco Meulendijk, the render envisions the new S60 as a baby version of the recently-launched S90 large sedan...


Why should I lower my tyre pressure when driving off-road?
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Why should I lower my tyre pressure when driving off-road?

It is a question we get asked here all the time at CarAdvice. If you are going off road, why do you need to lower your tyre pressures? Jack asks: Q: I’m starting to get into off-roading and I’ve been told to lower my tyre pressure for better traction, but I’m not sure at what stage to do this and what do I lower them to? A: To get the best answer we spoke with Simon Christie, a seasoned off-road expert from 4WD-TV...


Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 concept unveiled and detailed
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Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 concept unveiled and detailed

After a series of teasers and a very revealing leak, the Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 coupe concept has been officially unveiled in California. Measuring 5700mm long, 2100mm wide, and 1328mm tall, the coupe is a large beast, but well shy of the originally touted six metre length. Despite its generous dimensions, seating is for four in a 2+2 layout...


The fastest-growing car brands in 2016
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The fastest-growing car brands in 2016

New vehicle sales are on track for an all-time record in 2016, up 2.8 per cent at the end of July to 689,471 units. But there are some brands doing better than others. Here we want to mention those that have grown the most, and the fastest. This constitutes two metrics: volume growth and percentage growth...


CarAdvice Podcast episode 17: Ford to build driverless car, Colorado reviewed, latest Volkswagen news, and much more
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CarAdvice Podcast episode 17: Ford to build driverless car, Colorado reviewed, latest Volkswagen news, and much more

Welcome to episode 17 of the CarAdvice.com podcast! If you missed last week's episode, or you'd like to know more about the show, catch our earlier articles here. On this week's show, Paul Maric joins regular co-host Mandy Turner and the stylish dad James Ward to discuss the latest CarAdvice news and reviews from across the automotive landscape and Australia's new-car market...


2017 Lamborghini Centenario roadster unveiled, already sold out
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2017 Lamborghini Centenario roadster unveiled, already sold out

The Lamborghini Centenario roadster has made its public debut at Monterey Car Week, but is already sold out. Like the coupe, there's a 6.5-litre V12 situated behind the passenger cell. Developing 566kW of power and with the rev limiter set to 8600rpm, the engine is connected to all four wheels via a seven-speed semi-automatic independent shifting rod transmission...


BMW 2002 Hommage 'Turbomeister' celebrates turbo racing at Pebble Beach
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BMW 2002 Hommage 'Turbomeister' celebrates turbo racing at Pebble Beach

The BMW 2002 Hommage will hit California's Pebble Beach as part of the Concours d’Elegance, celebrating the company’s turbocharged history. First unveiled for this year’s Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este, the 2002 Hommage pays tribute to the iconic 02 Series, which was launched 50 years ago...


McLaren 570GT by MSO revealed ahead of Pebble Beach debut
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McLaren 570GT by MSO revealed ahead of Pebble Beach debut

McLaren Special Operations (MSO) has unveiled a special version of the 570GT at the Concours d’Elegance event later this month. Using the recently-launched McLaren 570GT as a base, the bespoke MSO version adds styling, feature and material enhancements which will soon be available to customers wanting to personalise their supercar...


Cadillac Escala concept debuts brand's new styling direction
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Cadillac Escala concept debuts brand's new styling direction

The Cadillac Escala concept has made its debut ahead of the 2016 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, and is said to preview the brand's new design direction. If the Escala is a true guide to what's coming up from the American luxury brand, future Cadillacs will have a smoother and more classically beautiful sense of style...


2019 Ford Model E electric car range set to take on Tesla - report
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2019 Ford Model E electric car range set to take on Tesla - report

Ford is reportedly planning an assault on the electric car sector with a new range of cars under the Model E banner. According to Automotive News, Ford will use the Model E name for an upcoming range of small vehicles with electric drivetrains. The Model E lineup will reportedly feature at least two body styles: a high-riding SUV, and a more traditionally shaped car, although it's not known if this variant will be a hatch or a sedan...


Deals on wheels for August 20
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Deals on wheels for August 20

It’s time for the latest instalment of Deals on Wheels, which this week looks at six factory-backed special offers for all you weekend shoppers. This isn’t a promotional campaign, just us trying to offer you some interesting suggestions if you’re in the market for some new wheels. Nissan Qashqai ST auto — $26,990 drive-away This is a saving of more than $5000...