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Design Review: Lamborghini Calà (1995)

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Design Review: Lamborghini Calà (1995)

The Lamborghini Calà, a concept which stunned the world with its design back in 1995, offered an enticing preview into the Raging Bull's future entry-level supercar. Today, the Lamborghini Calà is widely regarded as the predecessor of the Gallardo (and later, the Huracan)...

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Toyota Supra: A short history

Toyota Supra: A short history

In the final months of 2019, Toyota is scheduled to launch the all-new Supra in Australia. With rear-wheel-drive and a BMW-sourced straight-six power under the bonnet, it will revive a storied nameplate that has been dormant for over 15 years. But where did it all start? How did the Supra become the legend that it is today? Wind the clock back to 1977...


Fiat 500: You don’t mess with imperfection

Fiat 500: You don’t mess with imperfection

Retro design is one of those styling trends that can make people a little uncomfortable. Slapping an old face on a new car in the hope of eliciting a spending frenzy from nostalgic buyers often comes across as a little lazy. In the early 2000s car brands had hit peak-retro, it seemed...


Inside Mercedes-AMG Formula 1 HQ: What it takes to win

Inside Mercedes-AMG Formula 1 HQ: What it takes to win

As Formula 1 marked its 1000th race at the Chinese Grand Prix last weekend, it has long ago cemented its place at the very top of the motorsport food chain. There is not one serious racing driver that doesn’t dream of securing one of just 20 competitive seats inside an F1 car...


Classic Marques: The Story of MG – Part 2

Classic Marques: The Story of MG – Part 2

Part 2: The return of the octagon badge Few brands inspire such a loyal following as MG, the British marque synonymous with light, affordable and fun to drive sports cars. What started life as a small coachbuilder under the name ‘Morris Garages’ became a very popular carmaker with success in motorsport and land speed records...


Classic Marques: The Story of MG – Part 1

Classic Marques: The Story of MG – Part 1

Part 1: From coachbuilder to British icon Few brands inspire such a loyal following as MG, the British marque synonymous with light, affordable and fun to drive sports cars. What started life as a small coachbuilder under the name 'Morris Garages' became a very popular carmaker with success in motorsport and land speed records...


Audi driving experience: The driving course you need to do

There’s something really special about Phillip Island. It’s one of the quickest race tracks you’ll ever come across and if the pace doesn’t make your heart flutter, the scenery certainly will. Throw some stupidly quick Audi RS models into the mix and you’ve got a smile inducing recipe for fun...


2019 Easter Jeep Safari Concepts, up close and personal

2019 Easter Jeep Safari Concepts, up close and personal

Not even the Head of Jeep Brand North America quite realised the annual Moab Easter Jeep Safari event had been running as long as it had – 53 years and counting. Each year the Jeep and Mopar brands are tasked with creating a handful of custom-built concept vehicles they take to the Easter Jeep Safari, where thousands of off-road enthusiasts gather to get down and dirty on some of the most technical off-roading on some of the most demanding terrain in the United States – Moab, Utah, from April 13–21...


Design Review: GM Futurliner (1939-56)

Design Review: GM Futurliner (1939-56)

This Design Review is very special as it has to do with one of my all-time favourite vehicles. The Futurliner built in 1939 by General Motors was a truck-like promotional vehicle that participated in the Parade of Progress - a mobile exhibition promoting new technologies for the future...


Down and dirty in Las Vegas

Down and dirty in Las Vegas

I was going to preface this title with the line 'if you’re an off-road enthusiast', but that’d be just plain wrong, because these mad machines and the gladiators that race them are simply intoxicating entertainment and they don’t do it for the money – it’s glory that counts here. Off-road racing is big in America, real big...


2019 Kia Stinger GT: A drive day head-turner

2019 Kia Stinger GT: A drive day head-turner

The Kia Stinger constantly gets the comments section blazing on CarAdvice, with many questioning whether it stacks up as a proper replacement for the Aussie-built family sedans of yesteryear. I recently decided to put the rear-driven liftback's grand touring abilities to the test, joining Automotive Club Melbourne on a drive day down the Mornington Peninsula in Victoria...

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Destination Mount Panorama: The 2019 Lotus Drive Day

Destination Mount Panorama: The 2019 Lotus Drive Day

Lotus founder Colin Chapman built his first racing car in his garage in 1948, but it wasn't too long before the first Lotus factory was built, strangely, in old stables in North London. In those early days, Chapman ran Lotus in his free time, but by 1959, the Lotus Group of Companies was formed...


Audi driving experience: The driving course you need to do

Audi driving experience: The driving course you need to do

There's something really special about Phillip Island. It's one of the quickest race tracks you'll ever come across and if the pace doesn't make your heart flutter, the scenery certainly will. Throw some stupidly quick Audi RS models into the mix and you've got a smile inducing recipe for fun...


The Car Designer of the Century

The Car Designer of the Century

Chances are you’ve driven in one of his creations, and possibly even owned one. And you’ve definitely seen them on roads the world over. It’s estimated some 60 million of his cars have been built; a roll call as vast as it is iconic. His career spanned six decades across numerous brands – from supercars to hatchbacks and compact MPVs (a segment he is credited with inventing), this man’s pen has created some of the best known cars in history...


4x4 Driving Tips: Water Crossings

4x4 Driving Tips: Water Crossings

Water crossings aren’t to be taken lightly when you're off-road. If you don’t absolutely have to go through water, best not. The risks are high. Just a little water in the engine could mean a sleepover in the bush, an expensive retrieval and an even more expensive engine rebuild...


Design Review: Saab Aero-X Concept (2006)

Design Review: Saab Aero-X Concept (2006)

For this Design Review we go back to 2006 to examine the Saab Aero-X, a concept car that introduced the new design language used on the last production models from the Swedish automaker. The Aero-X was launched at the 2006 Geneva Motor Show where it stood out amongst the most impressive exhibits...


Turning the CarAdvice Nissan Navara into an off-road weapon

Turning the CarAdvice Nissan Navara into an off-road weapon

It'll come as a shock to absolutely no one, that the 4x4 ute is rapidly rocketing up the charts in Australia as the go-to family chariot. In 2018, 15 per cent, or one in every six or seven new vehicles sold in Australia, was a 4x4 ute. That sort of dominance was only bested by the small car and small SUV segments, both capturing 17 per cent of the market...


Mazda MX-5: You don’t mess with imperfection

Mazda MX-5: You don’t mess with imperfection

Like something of a blank canvas, over the last 30 years the Mazda MX-5 has become the launching point for all manner of modified motoring fantasies. You’ll find them crammed full of GM V8s, Ford V6s, Mazda’s own rotary engines, or a massive variety of turbocharged and supercharged upgrades. Some have been lowered, some have been lifted (yup, off-road and rally roadsters are a thing)...


The mysterious origins of BMW's 'kidney' grille

The mysterious origins of BMW's 'kidney' grille

It’s one of the automotive world’s most distinctive features, an enduring design that immediately identifies a BMW as being a BMW. It’s the ‘kidney grille’, a mainstay of all BMWs for over 85 years. The latest BMW to sport the distinctive design is the just-launched X7, a hulking, menacing mass of large SUV with an imposing façade fronted by an in-your-face rendition of the famous ‘kidney grille’...


I bought a 2019 Ford Mustang Bullitt… and modified it

I bought a 2019 Ford Mustang Bullitt… and modified it

For as long as I can remember and that’s going back a few decades, I’ve only ever modified one car out of the twenty-or-so I’ve owned and that was my very first – a $500 Ford Cortina Mark II MY70 – flat white with a dirty great black stripe running from boot to bonnet...

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