Take a trip through 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 May 7 in years past.


8 May 2016: Alfa Romeo Quadrifoglio joins Carabinieri fleet

Two Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio sedans were presented this week to the Carabinieri, Italy's military police force.The two high-performance sedans will be used by the Carabinieri in Rome and Milan to transport organs and blood, as well as for special operations such as acting as a police escort during events and ceremonies.

Viva L'Italia


7 May 2014: BMW M5 30 Jahre revealed

Revealed today after early details leaked yesterday, the ’30 Jahre M5’ (30 years of the M5) will produce 441kW of power and 700Nm of torque from its uprated 4.4-litre twin-turbocharged V8 – up 18kW/20Nm from the Competition Package-equipped M5 as is sold as standard in Australia.The power boost is achieved through tweaks to the engine management and an increase in charge pressure, which BMW says contribute to the 30 Jahre M5 accelerating from 0-100km/h 0.3 seconds quicker than the regular model, stopping the clock in just 3.9 seconds - the same sprint time Audi's RS7 Sportback claims.

It was BMW's most powerful production car ever at the time


Volkswagen Sondermodell Scirocco Million

6 May 2013: Volkswagen Scirocco Million revealed

The Volkswagen Scirocco Million has been launched to celebrate the car's seven-figure production milestone.Available exclusively in black, the Scirocco Million comes with R-Line bumpers and side skirts, dark-tinted rear windows and tail-lights, black leather upholstery with orange stitching, other orange cabin highlights, and ‘Million’ decals on the door sills and badges behind the front wheel arches.

The Scirocco has to be one of the sexiest hatchbacks ever


11 May 2012: Infiniti FX Vettel Edition confirmed

The production version will be almost identical to the 2011 Frankfurt motor show concept, meaning a carbonfibre body kit and a 300kW version of the standard 5.0-litre V8 engine delivering a 300km/h top speed. It will be available only in pearlescent white paint instead of the show car’s matt white finish.

Top Gear described it as 'brutish'


7 May 2007: Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren Roadster revealed

The Mercedes Benz SLR McLaren super sports car will soon come in the form of a roadster with a top.Made entirely of carbon-fibre reinforced plastic (CFRP) materials, the new beast will be powered by an AMG V8 kompressor engine delivering 460 kW. Top speed for the roadster is an unbelievable 332 km/h.

Imagine going over 300km/h with the roof down