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  • Victoria, Australia, Tesla Model X police car

    A Tesla Model X in the state of Victoria is the first electric police car in Australia.

  • Honda Civic Type R police car for New South Wales, Australia
    Honda Civic Type R earns its stripes, joins Australian police force

    The Australian New South Wales police force has a mighty different police car in its fleet. The department and Honda announced the Civic Type R was recruited to join the force as part of the NSW police's Eyewatch program. The Honda Civic Type R won't be used for actual patrol purposes, according to...

  • Owning a tank infographic
    The Ins And Outs Of Owning A Tank In One Infographic

    Why waste your money on a car with wheels when you can have tracks?

  • Screencap from Automation videogame
    Become A Virtual Lee Iacocca In New 'Automation' Video Game

    Ever wanted to lead a car company? Ever looked at rows upon rows of sedans in a parking lot and said to yourself, "If I were in charge, I'd do things differently!"? A new videogame called Automation is about to let you put your virtual money where your real-world mouth is. On the pre-order website...

  • Red Bull Racing at the 2011 Formula 1 European GP
    Race Car Tech: Improving The Breed, Or Ruining The Racing?

    Carmakers love motor racing. The phrase "Win on Sunday, sell on Monday" didn't come about for no reason - racing is a great way of raising the profile of your cars and the buying public love knowing that some of the technology in their cars has filtered down from the race track. That's the theory...

  • Joss JP1 supercar prototype
    Joss JP1 Australian Supercar Prototype Revealed

    A new supercar is brewing, one fully designed and engineered in Australia. We’re of course talking about the upcoming Joss supercar, a vehicle revealed in preview form at the 2011 Australian Motor Show in Melbourne this week. These preview renderings displayed at the show reveal a fairly...

  • Joss JP-1

    The Joss JP1 has been in the works so long that we nearly forgot about it. And that's saying something because an Australian supercar is a concept that makes an impression. Having originally debuted the JP1 prototype at the 2004 Melbourne Motor Show Joss is finally ready to present...the evaluation version. Okay, not exactly the production version we'd have hoped for seven years in, but at least we get to see what the company's been up to. The latest JP1 will debut at the 2011 Australian International Motor Show in July. The Aussie is powered by a 500+ horsepower aluminum V-8 mounted behind...

  • Lamborghini Murcielago crash in Sydney
    Lamborghini Murcielago Crashed By 22-Year Old Showing Off

    This gruesome and saddening image is the result of a 22-year old allegedly trying to show off to passersby in a black Lamborghini Murcielago. The accident took place early on Sunday morning at an intersection on a major roadway in Sydney, Australia. It is believed that the vehicle was driving along...

  • Second-gen Aussie Ford Territory SUV
    Second-Gen Aussie Ford Territory SUV Makes Debut

    Ford Australia has taken the wraps off the second-generation of its Territory SUV, which is set to go on sale in the land down under later this year. Based on the rear-wheel drive Falcon sedan platform, the Territory comes as standard as a rear-driver but has all-wheel drive as an option. Featuring...

  • Supercharged FPV GT range
    Australia's FPV Launches Supercharged 5.0 GT Range

    Australia’s Ford Performance Vehicles (FPV) today launched its range of supercharged Falcon sedans, with the cars coming fitted with the Blue Oval’s new 5.0-liter V-8 and a custom Eaton supercharger. The engine isn’t identical to the one fitted to the Ford Mustang GT in the U.S...

  • Isabel Lucas
    Isabel Lucas: The New Girl May (Or May Not) Need A New Car

    We admit it: we're wary of celebutantes. Every time we turn around, there's another one on the cover of US Weekly or People or whatever, being hailed as the next It Girl. And for a decade, we have fallen for it: Sophie Monk, Carrie Ann Moss, Neve Campbell, the cast of The Hills: they've all let us...

  • Australia's Joss supercar prototype
    Australia’s Joss Supercar Nearing Production

    Australia is an unlikely place for the birth of a mid-engined supercar but considering the place is home to some of that fastest four-doors in the world (thank you Holden and Ford), not to mention the Mad Max series of movies, it’s easy to picture bubbling car culture down there. Yes, a company...

  • Lamborghini Gallardo crashes in Sydney

    A bright orange Lamborghini Gallardo has bit the dust on the rainy streets of a Sydney, Australia hotspot over the weekend. A member of FerrariChat.com has posted up images of the aftermath, which resulted after the sorry looking Lambo clipped a taxi and then crashed into another one. The accident took place on Sydney’s Oxford Street on a Saturday night. The place is lined with bars and clubs so we’re guessing the driver was probably showing off--speeding in a busy inner city street in the wet is never a good idea. The damage looks bad but considering the engine is located at the rear of...

  • Katie Holmes
    Katie Holmes Rushed to Acting Class After On-Set Car Fire

    Mrs. Tom Cruise runs from evil gnomes in Australia, almost catches fire.

  • Audi R8
    Audi and Lamborghini predicting market turnaround

    Accurate crystal balls were in short supply a year ago, but this year predictions of recovery are flying. The latest to join the side of the optimists are Audi and Lamborghini, predicting the market to reach its lowest point this year and start recovery in 2010. The Volkswagen Group's luxury and...

  • 2008 Holden HSV W427
    HSV working on high-performance LPG system

    Even V8 performance groups like Holden Special Vehicles (HSV) cannot afford to ignore the new spate of environmental consciousness that’s sweeping the globe. Whether it’s a case of consumers griping about how much they have to pay for fuel, or a genuine desire for greener performance...

  • 2011 Chevrolet Cruze
    Holden designing Cruze-based hatch for global markets

    From the onset Chevrolet’s new Cruze compact sedan was designed as a global model. Today it’s already on sale in Asia, Europe and Australia and eventually it will be gracing showrooms here in the U.S., though there is still a wait of more than a year until that happens. As a global...

  • GM Zeta RWD plaform
    Holden engineering lighter and more fuel-efficient RWD Zeta platform

    General Motors’ RWD Zeta platform was pioneered in Australia for the locally built Holden Commodore sedan but right from the start Detroit had global intentions for the design. Today, Zeta running gear can be found in models sold in China, South Korea, the UK, and in North America, but GM has...

  • The Supercar Sensation lineup

    The idea of pooling resources to get access to a wide range of the most exotic four-wheeled machinery available isn't new, though it is still rather exclusive. Groups like P1 International in the UK and The Supercar Club in Australia have built the genre over the past few years, while newcomers like RS Academy have helped expand it. But now a new player has entered the field, and they're playing by a different set of rules. Gone are the tens of thousands of dollars in annual dues and per-use fees. Instead, Supercar Sensation brings a handful of supercars to a designated site, the drivers meet...

  • Better Place battery switch station at work
    Better Place shows off its automated EV battery switching station

    Shai Agassi's ambitious Better Place project has been rolling out plans for test-market EVs around the world for over a year now, and today the project took a huge leap forward with the demonstration of its first automated battery swapping station. The proof-of-concept facility was demonstrated in...

  • Lewis Hamilton
    Hamilton stripped of Australian GP points for "misleading" stewards

    Stewards earlier today declared that Lewis Hamilton and McLaren offered "deliberately misleading" evidence that resulted in Jarno Trulli losing his podium in a post-race inquiry at the Australian GP last Sunday. The reconvened investigation in Malaysia resulted in Hamilton, the reigning world...

  • 2009 Holden Commodore SS-V
    GM’s RWD Zeta platform will live on, but in smaller cars

    General Motors’ RWD Zeta platform was pioneered in Australia for the locally built Holden Commodore sedan but right from the start Detroit had global intentions for the design. Today, Zeta running gear can be found in models sold in China, South Korea, the UK, and in North America - in cars...

  • Brawn GP F1 race car
    One-two finish for Brawn GP in F1 season opener

    The 2009 championship opener today lived up to its pre-season hype, with Jenson Button leading an eventful Brawn one-two at Albert Park. The Briton, after two awful seasons for the Brackley-based team's previous guise Honda, crossed the line less than a second ahead of his teammate Rubens...

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    BMW to pit 135i against F1 car, V8 Supercar at Australian GP

    While the main event at any Formula 1 calendar stop is invariably the focus of most media attention, there are often some truly brilliant side shows and feature races put on alongside them to make for even more entertainment for the crowd. The first event of the 2009 season, the Australian GP, will...

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