Kevin J Lee

Bugatti reveals how it filmed the Chiron doing 400km/h

Ever wondered how Bugatti filmed the Chiron’s record-breaking 400km/h (250 mph) sprint back in 2017? Wonder no more. And if your guess is another Chiron, Congratulations! In fact, the chase car that was just a few feet in front of the Chiron while it accelerated down the straight at Ehra-Lessien …

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Mountune turns VW Mk7 Golf GTI into 283kW hyper-hatch

While the Mk8 Volkswagen Golf GTI is on its way to European showrooms, Mountune52 has taken the Mk7-generation into hyper-hatch sphere with its Stage 2+ upgrade package. For £2,099 (A$4,193), the new kit will boost the GTI’s 2.0-litre TSI output to a healthy 283kW and stout 510Nm of torque, or …

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2020 Volkswagen Mk8 Golf gets first customisation job from ABT

ABT Sportsline has given the new-generation 2020 Volkswagen Mk8 Golf its first customisation job, just three months after the German hatch hit the market in Europe. The car now boasts a revised stance, thanks to suspension springs that drop its body by 25-30mm, depending on spec and engine. The new …

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Audi and Mercedes-Benz colouring books make isolation pleasant

We live in an unprecedented time with governments all around the world locking down cities and pleading for everyone to stay at home in an attempt to flatten the curve of the dreaded new coronavirus, including here in Australia. Naturally, restricted movement means many people suddenly have plenty of time …

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Toyota, Lexus product roadmap leaked – hot cars coming

A significant portion of Toyota and Lexus future product plans have been leaked online by All Car News. Reportedly taken at a recent dealer conference, the snapshot of a presentation slide shows, amongst others, the 86 sports coupe which will be renamed GR86 for its next iteration. It will pack …

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Hennessey introduces demonic twin-turbo C8 Corvette

2020 C8 Corvette too tame for you? Get ready to turn up the volume and treat your ears to the sound of Hennessey Performance Engineering’s (HPE) twin-turbo C8 Corvette! Claimed to be a world first application, the pair of turbochargers are mounted low in the engine bay underneath the 6.2-litre …

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2020 BMW 118i M Sport Review – entry-level goodness

What we have here, the all-new 2020 BMW 118i, is one of the most controversial BMWs to hit the market in a while, not because of its oversized grille or price increase but the 1 Series move from a unique-to-its-class rear-drive layout to the MINI derived front-drive UKL platform. Purists …

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2020 Suzuki Swift Sport goes hybrid – less power, more torque

The 2020 Suzuki Swift Sport hot hatch will reportedly adopt a new hybrid powertrain as part of the Japanese maker’s move to meet stricter emissions regulations and electrify its range. According to Autocar, the facelifted Swift Sport will get a mild hybrid set-up with a 48V system to the existing …

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New Hyundai Elantra revealed, renamed i30 Sedan

Hyundai has taken the wraps off its 2020 i30 Sedan via a Hollywood style livestream. Set to replace the Hyundai Elantra and take on the Toyota Corolla Sedan as well as Mazda3 Sedan, the i30 Sedan is underpinned by the company’s new K3 platform which makes it lighter, lower and …

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New Zealand gets bespoke Suzuki Jimny ute

Pick-up trucks are big business these days with the Toyota Hilux, Ford Ranger and Mitsubishi Triton proving popular with buyers but what if you wanted something smaller (and cuter)? Meet the Suzuki Jimny ute! Offered by Suzuki New Zealand, the Jimny ute conversion comes with a NZ$37,990 (A$37,270) price tag …

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2021 Ford Bronco leaked ahead of debut

The upcoming Ford Bronco has been leaked online by enthusiast site, Bronco 6G ahead of its launched scheduled for the second quarter of this year. Caught in both four-door and two-door guises, the 2021 two-door Bronco appears to be shot with a more aggressive set of tyres compared to the …

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Fiat 500 reincarnates as electric-only city car

The next-generation Fiat 500e has been revealed ahead of its Italian summer launch. Based on a brand new platform, the reincarnated 500 has undergone a growth spurt, with both length and width up by 60mm, while the wheelbase has increased by 20mm. However, the biggest change is the car’s powertrain, …

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New 2020 Audi A3 unveiled with aggressive styling

Behold the new 2020 Audi A3, now with a meaner, more muscular look. Yes, the A3 has been to the gym for its fourth iteration and ditched the restrain looks of its predecessor. While it retains the overall shape from the previous generations, the new model is positively beefier, thanks …

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2020 Volvo S60 T5 Review – 5 reasons to buy

It was a brave move for Volvo to introduce the S60 sedan when the highly competitive mid-sized luxury sedan segment is being squeezed almost into oblivion by luxury SUVs. But while the numbers are down, there are still a significant number of anti-SUV buyers that prefer the good old fashion …

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