Aaron Brendel

Sharper claws for Jaguar XE, XF and F-PACE

Jaguar’s new Ingenium petrol engine will be the bringing increased performance, economy and emissions to their XE and XF sedans as well as the F-PACE SUV model. The 2.0 litre four cylinder turbocharged Ingenium petrol engine packs a punch with 221kW of power backed up by a mighty 400Nm of …

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55 Victorian speed and red light cameras hacked

Several weeks ago the notorious ransomware now dubbed WannaCry was unleashed upon the world causing havoc left right and centre. Once infected, it would encrypt users files and hold them ransom until a payment of bitcoin was made, take too long to make the payment and the ransom amount would …

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Subaru to upgrade EyeSight for semi-autonomous Levorg and WRX

It’s an exciting time for the motoring industry as the shift away from fossil fuels and manual control makes way for battery power and self driving cars. The aspirations of integrating these modern and constantly evolving technologies into newer cars has fallen to the manufacturers where each has opted for …

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Hyundai Accent simplified and specced up

The award winning Hyundai Accent line up has been updated to feature only the top spec Accent Sport in both hatchback and sedan body styles. Replacing the previous Accent Active and lower spec Accent SR, the Accent Sport is now the top and only spec available for Hyundai’s light car …

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Honda hint at 10th Generation 2018 Accord

Set for its global debut on July 14th in Detroit, Honda has released a concept sketch showcasing the aggressive styling and stance of the up and coming 10th generation Honda Accord. “The most fun-to drive, premium and dramatically styled Accord ever”, bold claims from Honda, should the production model capture …

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2017 Mazda MX-5 RF Review

The last time I drove Mazda’s latest incarnation of the MX-5 I was treated to the top-spec GT model in the classic roadster manual configuration. Now it’s time to get behind the wheel of the base spec RF model in both manual and automatic configurations. The very thought of placing …

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Rolls-Royce Dawn – Inspired By Fashion debuts at new Melbourne showroom

Located on Swan Street in the heart of Richmond, Rolls-Royce has just unveiled their impressive lifestyle-themed showroom, the largest in the Asia Pacific region outside of China. The showroom boasts a ground-floor car showcase, while upstairs the display space plays host to six gorgeous Rolls-Royce models. Undercover parking is provided alongside …

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Event: Fuji Speedway Toyota 1JZ Day Part 2

There was no lack of interesting and impressive machines on display throughout the pits and track at Fuji Speedway (see part 1 here) but for a little extra variety it’s definitely worth checking out the surrounding carparks for a few hidden gems. Things started off pretty mild with this rather …

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2017 Toyota Kluger Grande AWD Review

The popular 7 seater Kluger SUV from Toyota has had a refresh for 2017 that boasts improved safety, refinement and performance. These improvements come at an increased cost throughout the three-tier range and the top spec Grande model we’re testing rolls in with a $1,831 increase on the previous year …

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Hidden “Pedal Dance” Cheat Code for Toyota 86 / Subaru BRZ

Deep within the ECU programming for the Toyota 86 and Subaru BRZ lies a little cheat code that can completely disable all driving aids. That means no electronic stability control, traction control, electronic brake distribution, brake assist and no anti-lock brakes either. So why on earth would you ever want …

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