Ferrari Superamerica

A rare low kilometre Ferrari Superamerica that’s currently on display at the Gosford Classic Car Museum in New South Wales is up for auction on 26 May 2018 at the Ultimate Classic Car Auction at Pickles Belmore.  The Ferrari is one of six Australian delivered models and there were only 559 produced in total.  This particular Superamerica is finished in ‘Rosso Corsa’ with tan leather interior and features the paddle operated F1 transmission.  Continue reading “Ferrari Superamerica”

Audi S1 Review

I’ve always been a fan of Audi road and race cars therefore jumped at the chance to drive an Audi S1 that was offered to me by CarAdvice.  Audi has been very successful at the 24 Hours of Le Mans and were pioneers in introducing all wheel drive and turbocharging in the World Rally Championship.  Continue reading “Audi S1 Review”

Ford Falcon EL XR6 Review

When Tickford joined forces with Ford Australia in the early 1990’s to create the EB XR6 and XR8 Falcon’s, in my opinion it was a return to form for the company.  For nine long years a V8 engine wasn’t offered in the Falcon range, leaving many Ford enthusiasts unsatisfied.  As a ten year old, I remember reading a copy of Wheels magazine that featured the then new EB Falcon S XR8 with the 5.0 litre V8 Windsor engine. Continue reading “Ford Falcon EL XR6 Review”

Noble M12 GTO-3R

I’ve always had a fascination with lightweight sports cars, particularly ones built in low volumes by lesser known car manufacturers.  British car designer and engineer Lee Noble founded Noble in 1999.  He has been engineering, building and racing his own cars for decades with a focus on lightweight cars with powerful engines.  One of his cars really stands out for me and this is the Noble M12 GTO-3R. Continue reading “Noble M12 GTO-3R”

Ford Escort RS Cosworth

The Ford Escort RS Cosworth was a rally homologation special built to qualify for the Group A World Rally Championship.  From 1992-1996, it was available as a road car and featured a Cosworth tuned engine with coach building by Karmann.  It was powered by a 2.0 litre 16 valve 4 cylinder turbocharged engine.  Early examples were fitted with the YBT engine that featured the larger Garrett T3/T04B turbocharger and produced 169kW of power. Continue reading “Ford Escort RS Cosworth”

Jaguar XJR-15

The Jaguar XJR-15 was produced between 1990 and 1992 by Jaguar Sport, with the intention of the car being a racer for the road.  Jaguar Sport was a joint venture between Jaguar and Tom Walkinshaw Racing (TWR).  Fifty-three examples of the XJR-15 were built, with the first 26 built as road cars and the last 27 homologated specifically for racing. Continue reading “Jaguar XJR-15”

Toyota 86 Racing Series Car Review

The Toyota 86 Racing Series is a one make series that started in 2016.  Affordability is the key to the series with a target price of approximately $70,000 to get a car track prepared.  It’s aimed at giving younger drivers with limited budgets an opportunity to compete in motorsport.  Given that the Toyota 86 series runs at selected Supercar rounds including Phillip Island, Townsville, Sydney, Bathurst and Newcastle, the exposure that competitors have to Supercar teams is invaluable. Continue reading “Toyota 86 Racing Series Car Review”

Group B World Rally Championship

The Group B World Rally Championship was introduced for the 1982 season and was intended to motivate major manufacturers into building cars for racing and rallying.  It led to the fastest, most outrageous and powerful rally cars ever seen which eventually led to them being banned.  The FIA (Federation Internationale de l’Automobile) established an engine capacity of 3 litres for naturally aspirated units or two litres for forced induction, including turbo charging or super charging or a combination of the two. Continue reading “Group B World Rally Championship”

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