Kevin J Lee

Rendering: Subaru BRZ STI is a tantalising proposition

Some might be disappointed that the 2022 Subaru BRZ is still without a turbocharge engine as hoped but like the first-generation model, most will likely turn to an aftermarket tuner for help. However, what if Subaru did come up with a BRZ STI for the new model? Well, X-Tomi thinks …

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2020 Honda Civic RS Hatch Review

It seems that almost everyone has taken a leaf out of the European car manufacturers’ playbook lately, introducing sports lines that bear an uncanny resemblance to their more expensive and potent siblings, but sans the full-fat power and drivetrain. Hyundai has found great success in its i30 N-Line and Honda …

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Lamborghini Huracan STO is a race car for the road

Goodbye Lamborghini Huracan Performante, and Hello Huracan STO! Unveiled officially today, and as the name implies, the Lamborghini Huracan Super Trofeo Omologata (or STO) is essentially a road-going version of the Squadra Corse race cars. Fulfilling that purpose is an entirely new aerodynamic package that is 21mm wider than the …

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Toyota debuts GR Sport badge with 2021 C-HR

Toyota has introduced its first GR Sport model for Australia with the announcement of the C-HR GR Sport, which is due to go on sale in late November. Offering the sporty styling of full GR models such as the GR Supra and GR Yaris without any boost in performance, the …

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Debut: Ferrari SF90 Spider loses its top

The Ferrari has introduced a droptop variant of the SF90 Stradale, making it the company’s first plug-in hybrid spider. Known officially as the SF90 Spider, it features the same heavily electrified powertrain as the Stradale – combining a twin-turbo V8 engine producing 574kW with three electric motors that puts out …

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TRD and Modellista dress up the new 2021 Lexus IS

The 2021 Lexus IS has barely settled in on the showroom floor and TRD and Modellista are already introducing styling upgrades for the model. However, both firms are taking a slightly different direction with their IS bodykit, with TRD giving the already sporty looking F Sport and even more aggressive …

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2021 Volkswagen Golf R unveiled with Torque Vectoring and Drift Mode

Volkswagen’s quickest and most powerful Golf R has officially bowed in, sporting new looks, 235kW turbocharged engine and a new Drift mode. The 2021 Volkswagen Golf R continues with its predecessor’s tried and tested formula – a potent turbocharged engine matched with an all-wheel-drive system. Powering the flagship Golf is …

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2021 Toyota Crown facelifted – now with giant touchscreen

The 15th-generation Toyota Crown has come in for a facelift in its home market of Japan. What facelift, you might ask? Indeed at first glance, you’ll be hard pressed to spot the difference between the MY2021 and MY2018 original, as the regal look remains unchanged, while under the bonnet, you …

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Hamann adds extra attitude to the 2020 BMW X6

Hamann is no stranger to the world of tuning, having brought us stunners such as the F10 BMW M5 Mi5Sion and Lamborghini Aventador Nervudo. Its latest project comes in the form of the latest-generation BMW X6. Offered as individual upgrades in its home market of Germany, the new body kit …

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VW introduces V6 & V8 Touareg Wolfsburg limited-edition

Volkswagen Australia has unveiled the limited-edition 2021 VW Touareg Wolfsburg with V6 or V8 turbo-diesel and sinister black styling. Of the 300 units on offer, 200 will be fitted with a 3.0-litre turbo-diesel V6 producing 210kW and 600Nm of torque, and a Golf GTI-challenging 6.5 seconds 0-100km/h time. It’s essential …

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2020 Subaru Impreza Sedan 2.0i-S Review

The Subaru Impreza Sedan is probably one of the most underrated small sedans on the market. Its slightly quirky personality and often sedate styling means it gets overlooked for more its more fashionable rivals. However, few realises that with a few exceptions, the Impreza is one of the longest running …

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150kW Hyundai i20N debuts. Due in Australia early 2021

Hyundai has taken the wraps off its 2021 Hyundai i20 N hot hatch ahead of its Australian debut in the first half of 2021. Sitting below the popular i30 N, Hyundai’s first pint-size hot hatch is set to rival the Volkswagen Polo GTI, Suzuki Swift Sport and Ford Fiesta ST. …

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VW teams up with Walkinshaw for ‘ultimate’ Amarok W580

Volkswagen Australia has teamed up with Walkinshaw to create what the company says is the ‘ultimate GT-Spec’ Amarok, the Amarok W580. The fruit of approximately 12 months of development work between the two companies; the tuned Amarok has been given a host of unique styling and performance upgrade from Walkinshaw …

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221kW 2021 Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport unveiled

Volkswagen has announced the 2021 Volkswagen Golf Mk8 GTI Clubsport will join the refreshed range next year, offering a significant power boost over the standard version. Churning out 221kW, the GTI Clubsport is set to take over from the previous 2020 Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR – which went on sale …

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