Tweaked legislation to move Victoria closer to driverless tests
Proposed changes to the Victorian Road Safety Act and Crimes Act will open the door for more advanced autonomous tests on public roads.
Should the new amendments pass, self-driving test permit holders would be subject to the same legal obligations as human drivers under the current Road Safety Act and Crimes Act.
Permits will be granted to manufacturers who can prove they have the requisite safety management processes in place, and are performance-based.
The 2018 Ferrari Portofino has launched in Australia today, with a starting price of $398,888 and an expected delivery date of September.
The company is keen to say the Portofino is essentially an all-new car, with a new chassis and thoroughly revised interior and drivetrain over the California T.
It's powered by a heavily revised version of the California T's 3.9-litre turbocharged V8, pumping out 441kW (up 29kW) of power at 7500rpm, and 760Nm (up 5Nm) of torque between 3000 and 5250rpm.
Showcase: The photographers who caught our eye this week
The automotive landscape is littered with talented photographers, each with their own style.
This series offers a look at some of the snappers who have caught our attention with their work. This week, it's Vinh Mangalino.
He's a 23 year-old from Melbourne, Australia, with a passion for cars. That will become clear when you see his work, of course.
Below is a sample of his work, along with some information about how he got the shot.
Porsche Macan S and Panamera 4S diesel production ends, future unclear - UPDATE
UPDATE: Porsche has released an updated statement, which has been added to the end of the article.
Porsche has ended production of the Macan S Diesel and Panamera 4S Diesel, but reports of diesel's demise could be premature.
An overnight report from Autocar said the company would stop building its last two diesel models, as part of a "cultural shift" toward plug-in hybrid vehicles.
2018 Porsche 911 GT3 RS unveiled, priced from $416,500
Porsche has unveiled the new 911 GT3 RS, set to arrive Down Under in the fourth quarter of this year.
Power in the new RS will come from a 4.0-litre naturally-aspirated flat six, making 383kW (up 15kW) and 470Nm (up 10Nm) of torque.
That makes it the most powerful naturally-aspirated production 911 ever built, although forced induction helps the 911 Turbo and GT2 RS win the overall power-figure battle.