Take a trip into the CarAdvice archives

People often say “don’t forget where you came from”. Although we’re focused on every new car, every last detail here at CarAdvice, we have an extensive back-catalogue of news stories, lifestyle yarns and reviews.

Here’s a look at what happened on the week of April 10 in years past.


12 April 2016: Hennessey Venom GT Spyder claims record for fastest convertible

Two years ago this week the Hennessey Venom GT Spyder sped all the way to 427.4km/h, surpassing the previous record set by the Bugatti Veyron Sport Vitesse by nearly 20km/h.

With its 7.0-litre twin-turbo V8, the Venom GT Spyder makes a meaty 1082kW of power and 1745Nm of torque, sent to the rear wheels via a six-speed manual transmission.

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12 April 2013: Bugatti Veyron Sport Vitesse becomes world's fastest roadster

How convenient that exactly three years before the Hennessey set its record, the Bugatti Veyron Sport Vitesse claimed the title of the world's fastest drop-top vehicle, with a speed of 408.84km/h.

The run was held at Volkswagen's 19.3km test ring in Ehra-Lessien, Germany, with Chinese racing driver Anthony Liu behind the wheel.

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9 April 2010: Toyota Rukus revealed at the New York motor show

In stark contrast to the hypercars mentioned above, this week marks eight years since the boxy Toyota Rukus was first unveiled at the 2010 New York motor show.

Based on the Scion xB, the Rukus aimed to attract 'young, urban trendsetters' – we'll let you be the judge as to whether the company succeeded.

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11 April 2008: Design sketch offers glimpse of rear-drive 'Toyobaru'

Before we knew them as the 86 and BRZ, Toyota and Subaru's joint venture on an affordable rear-wheel-drive sports car was hotly anticipated worldwide – much like the upcoming BMW Z4 and Toyota Supra twins.

A decade ago, the above sketch was released by the European press claiming to be an official design drawing, despite being way off the final design of the sports car twins when they launched a couple years later.

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