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World's fastest go-kart reaches 0-60mph in 1.5 seconds
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World's fastest go-kart reaches 0-60mph in 1.5 seconds

The world's fastest go-kart, the C5 Blast Go-Kart Ultimate, is claiming a 0-60mph (97km/h) time of just 1.5-seconds, making it nearly twice as fast as the most potent Tesla Model S. It's produced by Canadian company, Daymak - known for making ATVs, scooters and electric bikes - and tested in Toronto...


2011-2016 Audi A4, A5, A6 recalled for fire risk
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2011-2016 Audi A4, A5, A6 recalled for fire risk

Audi has recalled 2252 vehicles across its 2011 to 2016 A4, A5 and A6 lines over concerns a faulty coolant pump could pose a fire risk. The German luxury marque reports foreign particles in the coolant could lead to a blockage in the additional coolant pump, causing the pump to overheat. If the condition occurs, this could pose a fire risk...


Lamborghini fostering a new generation of younger fans
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Lamborghini fostering a new generation of younger fans

Lamborghini says its core DNA of futuristic designs, emotional evocation from its naturally aspirated engines, and fun-to-drive sensation have led to its brand becoming far more popular amongst the younger generation than its rivals...


CarAdvice podcast 54: EV Council, ClimateWorks, and that $390k EV grant
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CarAdvice podcast 54: EV Council, ClimateWorks, and that $390k EV grant

Joining Mandy this week is Mike Costello and Dave Zalstein. Featuring in car news is the 2018 Volkswagen Arteon Australian details confirmed, Ford Fiesta Australian future in doubt, Hyundai i30 N to offer eight-speed dual-clutch for 2019, Ford CEO Mark Fields retires, and Michelin rejects the call to increase minimum worn tyre depth...


CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for May 26, 2017
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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for May 26, 2017

Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk, a regular video wrap of the latest happenings in the automotive world and Australia’s new-car market. Keeping you in the loop this week, Trent Nikolic is in the CarAdvice Garage with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews. What happened in the week ending May 26, 2017? Catch our video above, and links to the full stories below...


Suzuki is Australia's loveable underdog
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Suzuki is Australia's loveable underdog

Ten years ago a visit to your neighbourhood Suzuki dealer promised as much excitement as doing three years worth of tax returns. But, like a few other Japanese brands of late - Honda comes immediately to mind - humble little Suzuki has suddenly pulled its finger out...


Jaguar XE SV Project 8 teased ahead of June 28 reveal - UPDATE
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Jaguar XE SV Project 8 teased ahead of June 28 reveal - UPDATE

Jaguar has teased its upcoming limited-run XE SV Project 8 sports sedan in a quick online video, ahead of the new model's reveal on June 28. Based on the XE sedan, the SV Project 8 follows the F-Type Project 7 from 2014, and will become the most powerful road-legal Jaguar ever, thanks to its 441kW 5...


2018 Tesla Model 3 spied and specifications leaked
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2018 Tesla Model 3 spied and specifications leaked

A preliminary spec sheet for the Tesla Model 3 has found its way onto the internet, along with photos of pre-production prototypes of the new EV. The white Tesla Model 3 above was spotted by user Caine_Virgil and posted on Reddit. While the shot of the car's rear, below, was posted by user luxendary on the Tesla subreddit...


Volvo S60 Polestar's Nurburgring record kept secret for a year
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Volvo S60 Polestar's Nurburgring record kept secret for a year

Last year, the Volvo S60 Polestar managed to set a record for a four-door production car around the Nurburgring Nordschleife. In the hands of Cyan Racing, the racing team that was spun off from Polestar when the tuner was bought by Volvo two years ago, a road-legal Volvo S60 Polestar completed a lap of that famed long and winding road in seven minutes 51...


BMW 8 Series concept revealed
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BMW 8 Series concept revealed

Here it is, our first clear look at the upcoming 2019 BMW 8 Series Coupe, in concept form. The last time anybody in the world could stroll into a BMW showroom and lay down cash or cheque on a factory-fresh 8 Series, Fight Club and The Matrix were blowing minds and Limp Bizkit's Nookie was driving grown-ups spare...


BMW i5 cancelled, will focus on EV versions of regular models - report
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BMW i5 cancelled, will focus on EV versions of regular models - report

The BMW i5 has reportedly been cancelled, with the company electing to spend its EV dollars on electrifying models in the regular BMW range. Several sources have informed BMW Blog the Bavarian automaker has scrapped plans for a third distinct model for the BMW i range. Above: BMW i5 patent rendering...


2017 Audi TT RS pricing and specs: Sports car flagship arrives from $137,900
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2017 Audi TT RS pricing and specs: Sports car flagship arrives from $137,900

Australian pricing and specifications for the 2017 Audi TT RS range have been released this week, with the new two-door hero starting from $137,900 before on-road costs. For the first time, both the TT RS coupe and roadster will be offered locally, powered by a 294kW/480Nm 2.5-litre turbocharged five-cylinder petrol engine - and both capable of sprinting from 0-100km/h in under 4...


Fiat Chrysler sued over diesel emissions cheating, Mercedes-Benz offices raided
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Fiat Chrysler sued over diesel emissions cheating, Mercedes-Benz offices raided

In the wake of Volkswagen's Dieselgate scandal, Fiat Chrysler and Mercedes-Benz have been cast into the spotlight, as authorities on both sides of the Atlantic have launched new actions into possible cases of emission testing defeat devices being used to illegally pass vehicles for sale...


Volkswagen Golf GTE Performance concept: 200kW PHEV debuts at Wörthersee
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Volkswagen Golf GTE Performance concept: 200kW PHEV debuts at Wörthersee

The Volkswagen Golf GTE Performance concept has been revealed this week at the company's annual Wörthersee gathering, packing 200kW of power from its upgraded plug-in hybrid (PHEV) drivetrain...


Lamborghini: Electric supercar technology not ready
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Lamborghini: Electric supercar technology not ready

Lamborghini says the current technological capacity of electric componentry is not suitable for a supercar that suits the brand's characteristics. Speaking to CarAdvice at the launch of the new Lamborghini Huracan Performante, the brand’s research and development boss, Maurizio Reggiani, said the technology for plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEV) still needs to mature and become more affordable before it can be applied to a Lamborghini super sports car...