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Queensland Police SERT Lenco Bearcat G3 review

It’s fair to say that as regular law-abiding citizens, our contact with the police is usually limited to when we’ve been caught going (a little) over the speed limit either by a mobile speed camera, a police motorbike or patrol car...

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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...

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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...


2019 Jeep Wrangler review: Tacos, burgers and surfboards in SoCal

2019 Jeep Wrangler review: Tacos, burgers and surfboards in SoCal

One of the world’s most closely guarded secrets is when the next Land Rover Defender might appear and what it will look like. No-one seems to know anything, not a single solitary thing. Not when, what, where or how. Nothing. For years, it’s been a total information lockdown, as if Britain’s domestic spy agency, MI5, is running the communications department up at Land Rover’s HQ in Gaydon – at least as far as the next-generation Defender goes...


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...


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...


The automotive name of thrones: Cutting room floor
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The automotive name of thrones: Cutting room floor

We’ve had a lot of fun on this journey through the topsy-turvy world of cars and their names, haven’t we? Sadly, all good things must come to an end. Before the automotive name of thrones rolls its closing credits, let’s take a look at the awkward bits and pieces swept off the cutting room floor...


Lotus Elise old v new: Series 1 and Series 3

Lotus Elise old v new: Series 1 and Series 3

Have you changed much in 22 years? What was your mobile phone like in 1996? Was your TV 2cm thick yet large enough to block out the sun 22 years ago? Neither was mine. In 1996, to crack a 0–100km/h time in 4.7 seconds required something like a Ferrari F355, while these days a practical and affordable Ford hatchback is a tenth faster...


Targa Great Barrier Reef in a Lotus Elise

Targa Great Barrier Reef in a Lotus Elise

There is no sport more expensive than motorsport. Arguably, there is also no sport as thrilling as motorsport. Any human that has ever been in control of a car at its limits knows the joys and the sheer adrenaline that the experience brings. It’s an addictive activity, but for many it’s often done in a manner that is both illegal and rather dangerous...

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Forza Horizon 4 review

Forza Horizon 4 review

There’s enough rich and varied history in the marriage of video gaming and motoring to placate the most discerning fans of either genre in the quest for virtual escapism. And the fourth instalment of Microsoft’s titanic open-world racing franchise, Forza Horizon 4 for xBox One and PC, is an indulgent, grandiose, intense and at times overloaded quest to set new benchmarks in virtual escapism for gameheads and petrolheads alike...


World's Greatest Driving Roads: Hakone Skyline, Japan

World's Greatest Driving Roads: Hakone Skyline, Japan

  About 108 kilometres (or 1hr 40 mins drive time) from Shibuya in Tokyo lies one of the world’s most thrilling stretches of road. It’s called the Hakone Skyline, and if you’re a bona fide car or bike enthusiast who likes to a have a bit of a crack on a twisty road, then drop everything and put this at the top of your bucket list...


Driven: Porsche 911 Turbo S Exclusive Edition

Driven: Porsche 911 Turbo S Exclusive Edition

We get to do some pretty cool things at CarAdvice sometimes. Like this, the time we visited Porsche's Exclusive Manufaktur facility at its German headquarters. Immediately after, we were beckoned across the road, where a fleet of 911s belonging to the Porsche Museum sat gleaming in the Stuttgart sun. Take your pick, we were told...

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Road Trip USA: Pacific Coast Highway in a 1969 Mercedes-Benz 280SL Pagoda

Road Trip USA: Pacific Coast Highway in a 1969 Mercedes-Benz 280SL Pagoda

Wafting from corner to corner in the hills behind the Pacific Coast Highway south of Santa Monica, I’m evocatively transported back to 1969. Thin steering wheel in hand, the rock of the body from corner to corner as the suspension loads up, automatic gearbox whirring away quietly, raucous exhaust note echoing off the rock walls, the salty So Cal breeze rolling through the immaculate cabin off the ocean...


Alice Anderson's Motor Service: Australia's first all-female workshop

Alice Anderson's Motor Service: Australia's first all-female workshop

The National Motor Museum in South Australia last week opened its latest exhibition titled Alice Anderson’s Motor Service. Alice was Australia’s first female garage proprietor when she opened her all-female business in Kew, Victoria, in 1919. We spoke to the museum curator, Michelle Toft, on the CarAdvice podcast, to learn more about Alice’s pioneering history...