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VE Commodore production line at Holden plant

Is GM’s Rear-Wheel Drive Zeta Platform On Its Way Out?

Currently there are just two vehicles based on GM’s rear-wheel drive Zeta platform, which was originally developed in Australia by Holden for the VE Commodore (and its long-wheelbase variants) launched back in 2006. The two vehicles include the original VE Commodore, which is soon to be... read more

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Subaru BRZ logo

Why Subaru Went Rear-Wheel Drive With The BRZ

One of the biggest mysteries puzzling Subaru fans is the issue of why the Japanese automaker, after building its performance reputation on symmetrical all-wheel drive... read more September 16, 2011 by 


 
Derrick Kuzak and Takeshi Uchiyamada

Ford And Toyota To Develop Rear-Wheel Drive Hybrids Together

Ford and Toyota, two of the leaders when it comes to hybrid technology, have announced a new alliance to help develop hybrid drive systems for rear-wheel drive applications... read more August 23, 2011 by 


 
2012 Toyota FT-86 (Scion FR-S) spy shots

2012 Scion FR-S (Toyota FT-86) Spy Video

We’ve already seen a string of concept cars and more than a dozen spy shots, but now we have an exclusive spy video of the upcoming rear-wheel drive sports coupe being... read more June 13, 2011 by 


 
Subaru Boxer RWD Sports Car Architecture

Subaru Rear-Wheel Drive Coupe To Feature STI Model, Turbo Power Unlikely: Report

Both Toyota and Subaru are scheduled to unveil their own separate versions of their jointly developed rear-wheel drive sports car at the 2011 Tokyo Motor Show this December... read more June 1, 2011 by 


 
2012 Toyota FT-86 (Scion FR-S) spy shots

New Details On Subaru Rear-Wheel Drive Sports Coupe (Subie FT-86)

For a long time, we've been working with two earfuls of the Toyota FT-86 and hardly a peep about the Subaru version of the shared sports platform. The FT-86 has been around... read more May 19, 2011 by 


 
2012 Toyota FT-86 (Scion FR-S) spy shots

2012 Toyota FT-86 (Scion FR-S) Spy Shots

We’ve got the first spy shots of prototypes for the production version of the string of Toyota FT-86 sports car concepts shown over the past two years, as well as the... read more May 18, 2011 by 


 
2011 Kia Amanti leak

Kia Working On ‘K9’ Rear-Wheel Drive Flagship Sedan

Almost exactly two years ago there were whispers Kia was working on a new rear-wheel drive flagship sedan that would share its underpinnings with the Hyundai Genesis and be... read more May 4, 2011 by 


 
2011 Scion FR-S Concept

Scion FR-S Concept: 2011 New York Auto Show

We’ve already seen the live shots of it but now here are the official specs and studio shots of Toyota’s, make that, Scion’s new FR-S sports coupe concept... read more April 22, 2011 by 


 
2011 Cadillac CTS Coupe

Report: Next-Gen Cadillac CTS Coupe And Convertible In The Pipeline

The last we heard, the next-generation Cadillac CTS would be ditching the current model’s Sigma platform in favor of GM’s new Alpha rear-wheel drive platform in... read more March 29, 2011 by 


 
2011 Toyota FT-86 II Concept

2011 Toyota FT-86 II Concept Mega-Gallery

Toyota is certainly drawing out the development of its new rear-wheel drive sports car, having first shown a concept of its future model back in 2009 and now two years later... read more March 28, 2011 by 


 
2007 Kia Kee Concept

Kia’s Euro Boss Hints At MX-5 Rival

There’s been talk of Kia launching a small affordable sports car as far back as early 2007, the strongest indication coming from the Kia Kee rear-wheel drive sports car... read more March 25, 2011 by 


 
2010 Subaru Impreza Concept live photos

Subaru Bringing Rear-Wheel Drive Sports Car Concept To Geneva

Subaru, a company whose reputation is built around a symmetrical all-wheel drive system, will be bringing a new concept car to March’s 2011 Geneva Motor Show, one with... read more January 14, 2011 by 


 
BMW 1-Series with snow chains on front wheels, Staffordshire, England, Dec 2010, photo by Andy Smith

BMW Stuck In The Snow? Guess Which End Your Chains Go On...

Back in the day, buying a BMW was something only true sports sedan fanatics understood. But the legendary 2002 is long gone--35 years now--and all sorts of new folks are... read more December 20, 2010 by 


 
2009 Toyota FT-86 Concept

Report: 2014 Lexus IS Will Ride On Stretched FT-86 Platform

The current generation Lexus IS is only in the middle of its product life cycle, a lightly refreshed version having been introduced only a couple of months back, so... read more November 29, 2010 by 


 
GM Zeta rear-wheel drive platform

Report: Next-Gen Zeta Platform To Underpin New Chevrolet, Buick and Cadillac Sedans

General Motors’ rear-wheel drive Zeta platform was pioneered in Australia for the locally built Holden Commodore sedan but right from the start Detroit had global... read more September 28, 2010 by 


 
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