Kia Stinger GT Night Sky Edition

Kia’s Stinger GT has been in the Australian market since 2017 and is the performance flagship of the South Korean manufacturer.  With the close of local manufacturing of rear wheel drive sedans from Ford and Holden in Australia, viable alternatives are now few and far between.  The Stinger GT aims to fill this void, being a four door sedan with a high powered twin-turbocharged 3.3 Litre V6 sending power to the rear wheels.

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Carbon Revolution

Carbon Revolution is based in Geelong, Victoria and the company is involved in the design and manufacture of carbon fibre wheels.  Back in 2008, Carbon Revolution built an extremely lightweight and durable one-piece carbon fibre wheel, known as the Carbon Revolution CR-9.  Carbon fibre wheels are 13 times stronger and 40% lighter than aluminium wheels.  This results in faster acceleration and enables the car to change direction more precisely.

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Stirling Moss

It’s always a highlight going to the Australian Formula One Grand Prix to watch the historic demonstration.  Watching some of the great ex-Formula One cars, sportscars and Le Mans racers make their way around the Melbourne Grand Prix circuit is always memorable for me.  In my opinion, the sights and sounds of these cars far exceed what we have currently competing in Formula One.  Continue reading “Stirling Moss”

Hyundai Veloster Turbo

The Hyundai Veloster Turbo was released way back in 2012, and before the i30N’s release, was Hyundai’s best performance model.  It replaced the Tiburon, and featured an asymmetrical door configuration, with one large door on the driver’s side and two smaller doors on the passenger side.  The second generation of the car was recently released and maintains the same door configuration.

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Volvo 850 Estate BTCC

The British Touring Car Championship in the mid-1990’s provided some of the best motor racing ever seen.  I have great memories of watching the championship in my early teenage years.  There were a large number of drivers and manufacturers entered.  Some of these manufactures included Renault, Alfa-Romeo, BMW, Vauxhall, Ford, Peugeot, Audi, Honda and Nissan.

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Toyota Supra 2019

It’s been 17 long years since the Supra featured in the Toyota range, when production of the fourth generation A80 Supra ceased in 2002.  The Supra, especially the A80 model, built an impressive reputation as one of the finest performing sports-cars for the road and an all-conquering machine on the racetrack.  The next Supra has finally arrived and is the fifth generation A90 model of this car and the first to be sold under the Toyota GAZOO Racing branding.

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2019 Lexus LC500h Review

The motoring world has been blessed with some beautiful looking cars over the years, with the Jaguar E-Type, Ferrari 250 GTO, Lamborghini Miura, Ford GT40, Aston Martin DBS, McLaren F1 and Audi R8 immediately springing to mind.  Back in 2012, Lexus premiered the LF-LC Concept, intended to be the replacement for the older SC model.  The project got approved and production started in early 2017, with two models introduced, including the LC500 V8 and LC500h V6 hybrid.

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BMW 125i

BMW’s 1 Series range was introduced in 2004.  A highlight for me was the BMW 130i that came out in the mid 2000’s. I liked its purposeful styling combined with a wonderful naturally aspirated six-cylinder engine, six-speed manual gearbox and rear-wheel drive layout.

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Nissan MID4

When thinking of great mid-engined sports cars to come out of Japan in the 1980’s and 1990’s, the Honda NSX immediately springs to mind.  Before the NSX, Nissan produced a little known mid-engined concept car called the MID4, designed to compete against the best from Porsche and Ferrari.

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