Honda Civic Type R sets new Silverstone GP record - Video
Honda has continued its record run in the Civic Type R, beating its own lap record around the UK's Silverstone GP Circuit.
The new Type R lapped the famous British circuit in just 2:31.32. That's well off the 1:26.60 set by Lewis Hamilton in Formula 1 qualifying last year, but we're willing to forgive the road-going hot hatch for that.
Tesla has built 5000 Model 3s in a week – thanks in part to a hastily-erected tent in the brand's Fremont factory parking lots – marking the completion of an Elon Musk promise.
The strong Model 3 output, combined with good demand for Model S/X, drove second-quarter production to 53,339 vehicles, a new record.
The Australian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) has launched a campaign encouraging car buyers to stump for the newest possible car, asking 'who would survive' a head-on collision between a 1998 and 2015 Toyota Corolla to illustrate how far passive safety has improved over the past two decades.
“This is the first campaign of its kind, where the vehicle is profiled as being the life-saving factor in a crash,” said ANCAP chief executive, James Goodwin.
The Federal Government has increased the Luxury Car Tax (LCT) threshold for the 2018-19 Financial Year, bumping it to $66,331.
An increase of $1237 on the 2017-18 value, the $66,331 threshold applies to vehicles that use more than 7.0L/100km on the combined cycle.
Porsche 919 Evo smashes all-time Nurburgring record - video
The Porsche 919 Hybrid Evo has smashed the long-running lap record at the Nurburgring Nordschleife, posting a time of 5 minutes 19.55 seconds.
Driven by Timo Bernhard, the 919 Hybrid Evo managed an average speed of 233.8km/h, and bested the previous 1983 record set by Stefan Bellof in a Porsche 956 C by a whole 51.58 seconds.
To top off the big numbers, Bernhard hit a top speed of 369.4km/h during his record-beating run.