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As you might be aware, 2021 marks the year CarAdvice and Drive become one – bringing together both sites' top-shelf automotive content under the one banner.

For you, dear reader, not much will change. We're still the same team, with the same familiar faces and high standards for our new-car content and love of all things automotive.

The only difference is you'll eventually be able to meet all your new-car needs in one place, Drive.

Until then, however, we want to make sure that while you're glued to CarAdvice, you don't miss out on the original content we're producing on Drive.

To keep you informed, we'll be rounding up our five favourite Drive stories of the week each week. Behold, the 'Drive Five'...


1. Online rally held to oppose new Australian electric vehicle tax

As several states including Victoria and South Australia weigh the implementation of a tax on electric cars, hundreds of opponents fought back in an online rally.

In an online rally on February 10, roughly 200 people were urged to contact their local member to voice their concerns about EV-specific taxes.

To read more about the rally – and learn the details of the various state-based tax proposals – click here.


2. Bugatti unveils breakthrough in 3D-printing technology for the new Bugatti Bolide hypercar

Bugatti's new hypercar will feature a part produced by a 3D printer that weighs the same as a block of chocolate but is as strong as reinforced concrete.

The incoming Bolide will feature a newly-developed pushrod – a pressure-loaded coupling rod within the Bolide’s chassis – that is a first for Bugatti developers and will likely pave the way for more lightweight, ultra-strong parts to be put into its cars.

To learn more about its fascinating development process, click here.


3. Porsche releases a Taycan playlist

Even if you can't afford to buy Porsche's first all-electric car, the Taycan, you'll be able to listen to the sweet symphony of its powertrain from the comfort of your own home (or your non-Porsche car).

Ahead of the car's Australian launch, Porsche has crafted a curated playlist that features a custom track that uses the sound of the Taycan’s all-electric drivetrain.

To learn more and find out where you can listen, click here.


4. PlayStation fans rejoice: Gran Turismo is back

Children of the nineties and noughties will be thrilled to hear the beloved Sony Playstation game Gran Turismo will be making a proper comeback.

Kazunori Yamauchi, CEO of the company that created the series, has revealed the video game will return to its roots and get back to what made it so popular.

"Gran Turismo 7 will return to the royal purpose of full volumes like [Gran Turismo] 1-4, and provide the best Gran Turismo experience at present,” he said.

For more details, click here.


5. Doubling of road deaths in Queensland and WA pushes up national road toll

It was both good and bad news for Australia's road toll in the last 12 months, with some parts of the nation recording historic low road deaths in 2020, while others recorded sharp rises in the first month of 2021.

The rise in road deaths can be partly attributed to a return to the roads post-COVID lockdowns, with the the official January 2021 road toll yet to be revealed.

To see where we stand so far, click here.