• The iconic Toyota Supra returns, complete with German genes

    Sometimes, good things happen when carmakers get along. Case in point: Toyota’s new Supra. Made in collaboration with BMW to resurrect a line of cult sports cars churned out by the Japanese brand from 1978 to 2002, the coupe shares the same platform as the German carmaker’s Z4. It&r...

    POSTED 26 Jun, 2019 0 Comments

  • Road test: BMW 330i raises the mid-sized luxury saloon stakes

    What we’re driving: BMW 330i What it costs: $70,900 RRP (plus on-road costs) As tested: $77,400 (plus costs) Why we’re driving it: Like a lunar eclipse, the launch of an all-new BMW 3-Series only comes around every few years but is always worth the wait. ...

    POSTED 24 Jun, 2019 1 Comment

  • Project 8 is the fastest Jaguar road car ever made

    Usually when I review a car, fleet managers just toss me the keys and wave goodbye. But with the 2019 Jaguar XE SV Project 8 — the reigning sedan champ for fastest lap time around Germany’s feared Nürburgring track — I had some “best practices” emailed over as w...

    POSTED 18 Jun, 2019 0 Comments

  • Road test: Audi RS 5 Sportback

    What we’re driving: Audi RS 5 Sportback  What it costs: $157,700 (plus on-road costs); as tested, $167,050 (plus costs) Why we’re driving it: The RS designation has a special symbolism with fans of German luxury marque Audi. The initials stand for RennSport, which translat...

    POSTED 14 Jun, 2019 1 Comment

  • Porsche's 2019 Cayenne Coupe is an SUV with style and spirit

    Porsche's 2019 Cayenne Coupe puts some overdue style and spirit into the same-same SUV scene. The result will be music to many family motorist's ears: finally, an SUV that looks and drives more like a sports car than a truck. It even has a retractable 911-style rear wing that punches 135 mill...

    POSTED 6 Jun, 2019 2 Comments

  • Road test: Infiniti QX30 Sport

    Lexus is the name that first springs to mind when one thinks of Japanese luxury cars, but there is another lesser-known rising gun that’s been quietly chipping away here since 2012, and that brand is Infiniti. As Lexus is to Toyota, so is Infiniti to Nissan – and while still a rela...

    POSTED 3 Jun, 2019 1 Comment

  • Ferrari SF90 Stradale: the prancing horse goes plug-in hybrid

    The future has arrived at Ferrari with the unveiling of the Italian supercar company's first plug-in hybrid, dubbed the SF90 Stradale in a nod to the 90th anniversary of the founding of Ferrari. The SF90 Stradale can run for up to 25km on battery power alone but, because it is still a Ferra...

    POSTED 30 May, 2019 3 Comments

  • Road test: Range Rover Evoque 2019 looks smart, drives smooth

    In the me-too herd of suburban SUVs there is only one Range Rover Evoque. As much a fashion accessory as a transport tool, despite its deeply-rooted four-wheel drive DNA, the second-generation 2019 Evoque (starting around $65,000) still stands out in any pack and proves there's always room for g...

    POSTED 30 May, 2019 0 Comments

  • Test drive: Aston Martin Vantage, a 'best of British' bruiser-cruiser

    These are exciting times at Aston Martin, with everything from a revitalised showroom line-up to front-running Le Mans racers and a born-again continuation build of the original DB5 spy car that was driven by James Bond. The $299,950 Vantage is the newest of its new cars and is a rorty driv...

    POSTED 28 May, 2019 3 Comments

  • Monaco Grand Prix 2019 preview: the roar, the riches and the race

    Each year in May, 200,000 of the human beings with the world’s most outward-facing wealth engorge a city the size of New York’s Central Park. They’re here to imbibe Formula One’s dizzying Monaco Grand Prix – this year the sixth race in the sport’s 21-stop glob...

    POSTED 21 May, 2019 0 Comments

  • Rolls-Royce Cullinan: just how insanely luxurious can an SUV be?

    What we’re driving: Rolls-Royce Cullinan What it costs: from $685,000 Why we’re driving it: 2019 marks the 115th anniversary of the first meeting between Charles Rolls and Henry Royce, and the Cullinan is an uber-luxury SUV representing the storied company's answer to the growi...

    POSTED 20 May, 2019 4 Comments

  • Road test: Range Rover's Vogue P400e plug-in hybrid

    What we’re driving: Range Rover Vogue P400e What it costs: $210,000 (as tested, $232,155) Why we’re driving it: Beloved by country squires and Royals alike, Range Rovers have been wafting across the world’s paddocks and back-roads for nearly half a century. But the luxury off-...

    POSTED 17 May, 2019 1 Comment

  • McLaren's all-new GT revealed

    McLaren has made a sharp turn down a more relaxing road with the design of its all-new GT. The suave new direction is a significant departure for a super-sports car company that had previously put function well ahead of form in its efforts to create cars to challenge Ferrari and Lamborghini.&n...

    POSTED 16 May, 2019 1 Comment

  • Aston Martin's DB5 James Bond tribute is packed with spy gadgets

    While actor Rami Malek is rubbing his villainous hands together and promising to give Daniel Craig hell in his fifth and last James Bond film, Aston Martin is going back to 007's earliest days with a bespoke special edition DB5 made for the most die-hard and deep-pocketed 007 fans....

    POSTED 15 May, 2019 4 Comments

  • Brazil eyes Rio F1 with new racetrack named after Ayrton Senna

    Brazil hopes to move its slot on the world's Formula One calendar to a dedicated racetrack at Rio de Janeiro which will be named after Ayrton Senna, the celebrated Brazilian racing car driver who died in 1994. Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro has signed an agreement with Rio de Janeiro&rs...

    POSTED 14 May, 2019 0 Comments

  • Renault Alpine A110 is an updated blast from a racer-inspired past

    What we’re driving: Alpine A110 Première Edition What it costs: RRP $97,000 (as tested, $106,500) Why we’re driving it: We love it when a car company does something a little off-the-wall and Renault’s decision to revive the renowned Alpine nameplate by building a 2...

    POSTED 13 May, 2019 0 Comments

  • Test drive: BMW M850i redefines the luxury coupe (and convertible)

    What we're driving: BMW M850i What it costs: from $272,900 Why we’re driving it: The top of the BMW tree has taken a twist with the arrival of the born-again M850i. Most makers choose a four-door luxury limousine as their headline act, which is where BMW pitches the 7 Series, but th...

    POSTED 10 May, 2019 0 Comments

  • Test drive: BMW Z4 roadster celebrates the selfish two-seater life

    What we’re driving: BMW's all-new 2019 Z4 What it costs: from $84,900 Why we’re driving it: BMW's third-generation Z4 roadster is now roaring onto Australian roads, and it's a powerful antidote to the dramas of life in 2019. Put the top down and put your foot down, then watch a...

    POSTED 10 May, 2019 0 Comments

  • Porsche Speedster gets hearts racing ahead of Australian debut

    A pared-back and pumped-up Porsche 911 is the emotional new hero car for the German sports car brand. The 2019 Speedster is already a sell-out in Australia, even though Porsche has yet to reveal the pricing or delivery dates for the open-air road rocket. Appealing to Porsche purists, it picks...

    POSTED 6 May, 2019 0 Comments

  • First drive: new BMW M850i Coupe

    BMW’s new M850i Coupe has been a long time coming – BMW hasn’t made an 8 Series since the 1990s – but now that it's here, it's what you've been waiting for. The original 8 Series reigned supreme in the best ‘90s way: a low profile, menacing shark nose and pop...

    POSTED 2 May, 2019 1 Comment

  • 2020 Land Rover Defender gets mod make-over

    The world’s favourite mud-plugger and city street fighter, the iconic Land Rover Defender, is finally about to enter the 21st century. After more than three years of development, in the harshest conditions on the planet, an all-new Defender is expected to go public at the Frankfurt Motor S...

    POSTED 1 May, 2019 2 Comments

  • Road test: Audi Q8 SUV 'fastback'

    What we’re driving: Audi Q8 55 TFSI quattro tiptronic  What it costs: RRP $128,900 (as tested, $138,850) Why we’re driving it: The Q8 is the latest addition to Audi’s expanding Q range, joining the existing Q2, Q3, Q5 and Q7 models. Despite is alpha-numeric nomenclatur...

    POSTED 30 Apr, 2019 3 Comments

  • The future's electric at the Shanghai Auto Show

    There was electricity in the air at this week's Shanghai Auto Show, with the battery-car brigade rolling into town like never before. Established global makers and dozens of local startups are rushing to showcase electric-vehicle models in a push led by China, the world's largest car market. Bu...

    POSTED 26 Apr, 2019 0 Comments

  • Jaguar I-Pace luxury SUV crowned as World Car of the Year

    Jaguar is the car star of 2019 after a stunning victory in the World Car of the Year award with its I-Pace SUV. It’s a landmark event on the path to the electrification of motoring, as the I-Pace is the first battery electric car to claim the crown. The I-Pace scored a surprising sweep ...

    POSTED 23 Apr, 2019 0 Comments

  • Infiniti Qs Inspiration to spark a luxury sports sedan revolution

    Infiniti is delivering on its promise to re-shape luxury motoring with its sleek Qs Inspiration concept vehicle. But unlike many 'out there' cars of the future, the all-electric  Qs Inspiration – making its worldwide debut at Auto Shanghai 2019 – is already confirmed for ...

    POSTED 17 Apr, 2019 0 Comments

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