Toyota’s iconic GR Supra will be available with a manual transmission when it arrives in Australia in the final quarter of 2022. The newly developed six-speed manual gearbox has been specifically developed to match the performance characteristics of the 285kW/500Nm 3.0-litre straight six.
Nissan produced a mid-engined concept car many don’t know about called the MID4 (abbreviation for Mid-Engine Four-Wheel Drive), designed to compete against the Honda NSX and the best from Porsche and Ferrari.
Customer demand for the Lotus Emira V6 First Edition has exceeded expectations, with the entire Australian allocation of 120 cars sold out. Demand for the I4 First Edition
has been equally strong with 70% of the anticipated Australian allocation already deposited.
Hyundai’s N division is certainly flourishing in 2022, with the new i20 N joining the i30 N, i30 Fastback N, i30 Sedan N and KONA N. The i20 N is the first light hot hatch from the acclaimed N Division and is offered in a single feature-packed grade. The car is on sale now from $32,490 before on-road costs.
In this guide, I’d like to share with you the steps that I’ve taken to obtain different press cars, since starting my website Automotive Torque. I’ve found that there generally isn’t much help in this area for those starting out in automotive journalism in Australia and would like to give some guidance based off my own experiences.Continue reading “Test driving cars”
Jeff Morton, driving a 2019 Porsche GT2 RS, claimed a dominant victory at the 2022 edition of the Targa High Country. Morton, alongside co-driver Daymon Nicoli, cruised to victory in the Mt Buller GT Outright category, winning by 2 minutes 24 seconds over Angus Kennard and Steve Glenney in a 2015 Nissan GT-R. Third position went to Tony Quinn and Kate Catford in a 2018 Nissan GT-R.
Frenchman Sébastien Loeb has taken his 80th World Rally Championship victory at the Monte Carlo Rally, in a Ford Puma.
The legendary Nissan GT-R R35 will be farewelled in Australia in 2022, with the inclusion of two special editions, the GT-R T-Spec and GT-R NISMO SV. Fewer than 50 cars in total will be arriving for the final model year in Australia, with 30 of these being the T-Spec edition.