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Classic Marques: The Story of Lamborghini – Part 2

Part 2: The Return of the Raging Bull (1981 – present) At the dawn of the 1980s, Lamborghini was an established supercar manufacturer thanks to iconic models like the Miura and the Countach, however financial difficulties had dragged the Italian company into receivership status...

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Alfa Romeo Giulia and the 105: Targa Florio Australian Tribute
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Alfa Romeo Giulia and the 105: Targa Florio Australian Tribute

Australia is indeed a lucky country. For the second consecutive year, one of the oldest motorsport events in the world, Targa Florio, has left Sicily in Italy, and touched down in Victoria. Here, Mandy takes a spin in both the powerful new Alfa Romeo Giulia Q, and the legendary 1970 Alfa Romeo 105 Giulia Sprint GT 1300 Junior.


Summer road-tripping in the Ford Everest Trend

Summer road-tripping in the Ford Everest Trend

When Santa obliged an eight-year old’s request for a 26-inch mountain bike for Christmas, I knew the Ford Everest would fit my holiday vehicle needs nigh on perfectly. Why? Firstly, I’d need inherent cruising comfort, decent diesel economy and huge cargo space because dad and son are separated by a 800-odd-kay slog between Sydney and Bendigo and buggered if I’m going to keep pulling the front wheel off junior’s pride and joy once I (eventually) get to regional Victoria...


Negotiating Christmas in the 2018 Hyundai iLoad

Negotiating Christmas in the 2018 Hyundai iLoad

Double demerit points, largely desolate roads and barely any traffic leave me wanting one thing over the Christmas break – a commercial vehicle that isn't likely to encourage me to get into any trouble. The CarAdvice Toyota LandCruiser 70 Series wasn't quite ready to go from its first round of mods and with the requirement that I lug my huge 80-litre Engel fridge/freezer around over the break, the 2018 Hyundai iLoad presented itself as the perfect solution...


Singer 911 review: The Porsche money can't buy in a hurry

Singer 911 review: The Porsche money can't buy in a hurry

Florence, Alabama is probably the last place on Earth I expected to see, let alone drive, a bespoke Porsche 911 built by Singer Vehicle Design out of Sun Valley in Southern California. That’s no slight on Alabama, by the way, as there’s plenty of serious car money in the deep south – but trucks (F-150 Raptors and the like) are more sought after in these parts...


Targa Florio Australian Tribute with Alfa Romeo

Targa Florio Australian Tribute with Alfa Romeo

Australia is indeed a lucky country. For the second consecutive year, one of the oldest motorsport events in the world, Targa Florio, has left Sicily in Italy, and touched down in Victoria. There is no other event like it in Australia, and it has been designed to duplicate exactly how the 102-year old event is run in Italy...


Briannen's Beetle: Brakes, exams, and a sore head

Briannen's Beetle: Brakes, exams, and a sore head

It’s been a few months since we last caught up with Briannen and her Beetle. The 16-year old is restoring her first car, a 1969 Volkswagen Beetle, with her VW mechanic dad, Mark, who is teaching her all the tricks along the way, and we will be following her every step...


Past Blast: Ford Mustang, old and new

Past Blast: Ford Mustang, old and new

Classic. Ageless. Iconic. Legend. All words thrown about these days when referring to everything from the latest iPad to overpriced celebrity inspired sneakers. But in the automotive world, certain models of car are truly worthy of such illustrious titles. The Porsche 911, the Toyota LandCruiser, Volkswagen Beetle and of course, the Ford Mustang...


Design Review: Italdesign Nazca C2

Design Review: Italdesign Nazca C2

In this week’s Design Review we are going to talk about a supercar from the 1990s that never reached production but managed to generate a lot of publicity and won its place in the hearts of motoring enthusiasts – the Italdesign Nazca C2. But first, let's learn more about its background...


Design review: Renault Avantime
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Design review: Renault Avantime

Before SUVs conquered the automotive world in different shapes and sizes, there was a time when MPVs were the most popular choice for those who prioritised interior space and practicality. Starting with the Espace in 1984 and following up with the more compact Scenic in 1996, Renault was a pioneer in the MPV segment, designing cars for the needs of the family...


Creator's Corner: George Koukos and the 'Alfa Romeo GTA Junior'
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Creator's Corner: George Koukos and the 'Alfa Romeo GTA Junior'

In the automotive world, the design work that is done behind closed doors inside the automakers' styling centres is a well-kept secret. The reality is that we get to see only a tiny portion of the sketches created during the development of a car, and that is after the unveiling takes place...


Design review: The Jaguar C-X75 concept
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Design review: The Jaguar C-X75 concept

Some CarAdvice readers suggested we review the design of the Jaguar C-X75 concept (2010), which came very close to reaching production status before the project was shelved back in 2012. Besides the design, we are also going to cover the concept car’s interesting story that has been the subject of discussion for years amongst automotive enthusiasts...


Are track days a thing of the past? Doing a tarmac rally in the Hyundai i30 N

Are track days a thing of the past? Doing a tarmac rally in the Hyundai i30 N

I remember watching Targa Tasmania one year and thinking how cool it would be to get a race car and have a crack. It wasn’t long before I realised it’s much harder than it looks, it’s much more expensive than it looks, and I’d likely run out of skill shortly before spearing off the road into a tree...


SEMA 2018: Touring the performance car hall
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SEMA 2018: Touring the performance car hall

Call me a little biased, but I've been coming to SEMA since 2006 and from that very first year, the biggest highlight for me was always this hall, the aftermarket performance, hot-rod, rat-rod, resto-mod, classic cruiser, pick-up truck, muscle car - call it whatever you like - hall...


Porsche 911 GT2 RS and The Scarborough Hotel

Porsche 911 GT2 RS and The Scarborough Hotel

There are few cars that conjure up fear and trepidation like the latest incarnation of the Porsche GT2 RS. For starters, it’s the most powerful production-series 911 ever built and harnessing massive reserves of turbo-driven grunt – like 515kW and 750Nm of torque from its flat-six. It’s a potent bit of kit and clearly the kingpin of the brand’s production-series range...


The Cars of Austin, Texas

The Cars of Austin, Texas

How do you capture the essence of a city or town? What makes a particular place hum, sing and buzz? Is it the people? The culture? The architecture? Food? It is, of course, all of these things. And more. For us at CarAdvice, it is, unsurprisingly, also the cars. We are privileged to travel around the world for our job, visiting cities, countries and far-flung corners we might otherwise never see in our lives...


Meeting your heroes: The Autohaus Porsche 911 SC Grp 4

Meeting your heroes: The Autohaus Porsche 911 SC Grp 4

There’s an old saying about never meeting your heroes, about how the perception of someone or something is often better than the reality. So what happened when we threw the keys of one his hero cars – the Autohaus Hamilton-built Porsche 911 SC Group 4 –  to our own Adam ‘AK’ Morris? You’ll have to watch the video to find out...


2019 Mazda CX-9: 'Journo for a day' with CarAdvice readers

2019 Mazda CX-9: 'Journo for a day' with CarAdvice readers

As motoring journalists, our family and friends think we live the high life. Champagne, business class flights, fancy food, fast cars, and travelling the wonders of the world. Sorry to say, but... well, okay, that isn't an entirely inaccurate depiction. But, a lot goes on behind the scenes that many don't see...


Hangin' tough in the Isuzu D-Max SX single-cab chassis

Hangin' tough in the Isuzu D-Max SX single-cab chassis

Dom Wiseman ditches the creature-comfort-laden lifestyle utes increasingly popular on our roads in favour of a true workhorse ute, the Isuzu D-Max SX single-cab chassis. Check out the video to see how the hauler stacks up. MORE: Car Culture MORE: Everything Isuzu...


Briannen's Beetle: Meet the 16-year-old restoring her first car

Briannen's Beetle: Meet the 16-year-old restoring her first car

When I was 16-years old, I bought my first car, a green 1964 Volkswagen Beetle. I paid $800 for it. It needed a tune-up and a polish, and over the next 12 months, I helped my Dad get ‘Bertie’ up and running. It was a car that niggled its way into my heart and it's the car started my Volkswagen obsession...