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The Winners Circle 2018, Rob Margeit: Alpine A110

This is an unashamed love letter. From the moment I first laid eyes on the Alpine A110, I was smitten. It was December 2017 and I was in France for the international launch of the reborn Alpine brand. My first glimpse of it in the metal evinced all kinds of physiological reactions...

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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...


The Porsche Targa High Country Tour in a 718 Cayman GTS

The Porsche Targa High Country Tour in a 718 Cayman GTS

Sports cars are designed to be driven hard. Foot to the floor, tyres gripping, the engine singing, and you don’t even glance at the speedometer. Try doing that on a public road, though, and say goodbye to your car and licence. But what if you could do all that legally? The Targa Australia rally series is just that...


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...


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...


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...


2018 Nissan Navara ST Black Edition: Driving Margaret River
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2018 Nissan Navara ST Black Edition: Driving Margaret River

Margaret River is a stunning place. The views are magnificent and there are plenty of tracks and beaches to tackle, which end in spectacular views across endless aqua blue waters. We're here to drive the latest Nissan Navara specials. Amassing at the luxurious Crown Towers in Perth on the morning of our journey, we meet and greet and pair up for the Nissan-hosted event...


Going to extremes in the Holden Colorado Z71 Xtreme

Going to extremes in the Holden Colorado Z71 Xtreme

Remember 1992? To be more accurate, do you remember a certain special edition Holden released in 1992? See if this rings a bell. The Holden Barina Sportsgirl. That’s right, this was Holden's attempt at taking its player in the popular small hatch back segment and trying to convince consumers that this particular Barina was more special than a standard Barina...


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...


Audi R8 RWS: Sydney's best-sounding tunnels
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Audi R8 RWS: Sydney's best-sounding tunnels

A 5.0-litre V10. A stonking 397kW. The sprint from 0-100km/h in 3.7 seconds. And it’s 50kg lighter than its quattro AWD big brother, making it more nimble and agile. This is the rear-wheel-drive Audi R8 RWS. On track or on a remote piece of tarmac, these facts and figures make sense...


Dinosaur hunting in Mongolia

Dinosaur hunting in Mongolia

I’m sure that was rain on the window as our little Hunnu Air Fokker 50 banged down in Dalanzadgad, a tiny airstrip with one-room airport in the Gobi Desert, 580km from the Mongolian capital of Ulaanbaatar. After weeks of warnings about heat, sunstroke and to bring plenty of sunscreen, the drivers for our 60-minute airport shuttle to the lodge advised that it may take longer due to localised flooding and that there were no roads between the airstrip and – anywhere...


2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk: New York scramble

2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk: New York scramble

Last year, Trent arm-wrestled the monstrous new Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk through our first drive overseas, and very soon you'll read of our first drive on Australian soil. A hot time at the track, in fact. Recently, though, Tony and Alborz took a Trackhawk touring through New York. This is that story. The instructions are simple enough...


A family road trip in the 2018 BMW M140i

A family road trip in the 2018 BMW M140i

It’s no secret we love the 2018 BMW M140i. So much so, CarAdvice recently bought one. It’s a proper quick hot hatch and is a fun and affordable European option at around $60,000. But is it comfortable enough to handle a 1400km round trip with its driver and two passengers? This M140i here is not the car CarAdvice owns...


AMG Driving Academy Bathurst: The chance to conquer Mount Panorama in AMG’s street-legal hot rods

AMG Driving Academy Bathurst: The chance to conquer Mount Panorama in AMG’s street-legal hot rods

Pushing the pedal to the metal in a spanking new Mercedes-AMG E63 S down Mount Panorama’s Conrod Straight with the speedo counter nudging 250km/h might seem like a silly thing to do on a Monday morning, but to any car enthusiast worth their salt, it’s quite literally the Holy Grail...


Easter Surfing Safari with Jeep

Easter Surfing Safari with Jeep

Sponsored by: Jeep Australia. The World War II Jeep rolled off the assembly line in the 1940s, an indestructible workhorse. The 'go anywhere, do anything' mentality has been at the forefront of the Jeep brand ever since. Today, there is no other vehicle that owns adventure quite like Jeep...


Isuzu I-Venture Club tackles the Victorian High Country

Isuzu I-Venture Club tackles the Victorian High Country

Endless sweeping views across mountain ridges that reveal a sea of green as far as the eye can see. Crystal-clear streams snaking along valley floors. Towering eucalypts both alive and long since ravaged by bushfires, standing like ghosts stretching towards the heavens. The Victorian High Country is truly special, but you need a 4WD and some skill to discover it...


Touring the Hunter Valley in the Bentley Bentayga Diesel

Touring the Hunter Valley in the Bentley Bentayga Diesel

The Hunter Valley is mere hours away from Sydney and home to over 150 wine cellar doors offering everything from Sémillon to local Hunter Shiraz and everything in between. It is a popular location, easy to get to from Sydney, which only adds to its appeal. And there's the never-ending cavalcade of cars in all shapes and sizes that frequent the roads in and around the area...


Your beginner's guide to the Nürburgring: Everything you need to know about Green Hell

Your beginner's guide to the Nürburgring: Everything you need to know about Green Hell

As an absolute car nut, the Nürburgring is a place I've always wanted to visit, but I've never had the opportunity. By absolute chance, I had four days free just before the 2017 Frankfurt motor show and received an email from Audi asking me if I'd like to attend a DTM race at the Nürburgring Grand Prix circuit (and you can read all about that here)...


World's greatest driving roads: Julian Alps, Slovenia

World's greatest driving roads: Julian Alps, Slovenia

To say Slovenia has gone through a few rough patches throughout history is beyond an understatement. But with the relative calm and stability of post 1990s independence, the northern region of the former Yugoslavia, much like its southern neighbour Croatia, has become an increasingly popular destination for the smart and discerning traveller...


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...