Kevin J Lee

Bentley Flying Spur Ute is your Lordship’s idea of a workhorse

Here’s something you won’t see very often at a worksite, an ultra luxurious Bentley Flying Spur ute that feels more at home in Burnside or Toorak than a building site. Created by a British company called DC Customs, it started out as a regular 2005 Flying Spur, painted in a …

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First bare carbon Pinninfarina Battista electric hypercar unveiled

Pininfarina has taken the wraps of its stunning 1,398kW (1,874hp) Battista electric hypercar, which is said to be inspired by New York City. Finished in a red, white and blue colour scheme created by Pininfarina’s Bespoke customisation programme, the exterior colour might look like a normal red, white and blue …

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2021 Kia Stinger 330S Review

Four years ago, Kia wowed us with its low slung, 4 Series Gran Coupe-sized five-door ‘liftback’ Stinger flagship. It did amazing wonders in giving the brand much kudos beyond what its hatchbacks and SUVs were capable of. It was the first rear-wheel drive car the Korean brand has ever produced. …

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600kW E-Legend EL1 is an electric hommage to the Audi Sport Quattro

The Audi Sport Quattro S1 was one of the most revered models from Audi of all time and still the most powerful rally car ever built. It was also the first rally car to effectively and reliably employ all-wheel drive, which paved the way for its application on Audi road …

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2022 Peugeot 308 SW Wagon unveiled and confirmed for Australia

The new-generation Peugeot 308 SW wagon has bowed in as a practical and sexy alternative to compact SUVs. Likely to be badged 308 Touring when it arrives in Australia in 2022, the wagon sits on a 55mm longer (to 2732mm) wheelbase and has a 210mm longer rear overhang compared to …

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2021 BMW 520i LCI M Sport Review

What do you do when everyone calls their mid-life update a facelift? You give it a fancy name, like ‘LCI’, or ‘Life Cycle Impulse’ in BMW-speak. So, let me introduce you to the 2021 G30 BMW 520i LCI M Sport. Now available only in the popular M Sport trim, the …

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Porsche Taycan Turbo S sets EV lap record at The Bend

The Porsche Taycan Turbo S has set an electric production car record at The Bend Motorsport Park in South Australia, lapping the 7.7km-long circuit in an impressive 3 minutes 30.344 seconds. For reference, that’s just 8.0 seconds slower than the 3:22.066 Porsche 911 Turbo, or 6.0 seconds slower than the …

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Facelifted 2021 Hyundai i30 N hot hatch price and specs

The 2021 Hyundai i30 N hot hatch will be offered with a dual-clutch auto transmission for the first time when it reaches showrooms in July. Facelifted for 2021, the i30 N will also get more power, more tech and a revised styling for a higher entry price from $44,500 plus …

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2022 BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe unveiled – arrives late 2021

The 2nd-generation BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe has broken cover today with BMW Australia confirming its arrival in late 2021. Based on the 4 Series coupe, which in turn is based on the 3 Series sedan, the Gran Coupe has been a decent seller for BMW. Three engine options will …

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Prior Design gives Volkswagen Golf 8 GTI a wild racer transformation

Some like the restraint, sleeper styling of the Volkswagen Golf GTI but for us, it, and the 2021 Golf R, just look too tame and similar to the regular Golf range. Happily, Prior Design has come to the rescue! As you can see from the renderings, it totally transforms the …

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2021 Isuzu D-Max X-Terrain Review

Utes used to be bare-bone workhorses to cart your gear and tools around but these days, they are jack-of-all-trades that also double as lifestyle and family vehicles, with luxury, technology and comfort to match. The 2021 Isuzu D-Max is one of the latest breeds of these ‘versatile utility vehicles’ (VUV…. …

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Next-gen Mercedes-AMG C63e S drops V8 for hybrid-four

The next-generation Mercedes-AMG C63 S will lose its sonorous V8 engine that has powered the high-performance sedan since the 2005 W203 C55, and become the C63e S. As you would guess from its name, taking its place is a hybridised engine but with only half the cylinders! Closely related to …

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Bugatti Chiron Prototype 4-005 retiring after 8-years in service

Every Bugatti Chiron owes their existence to development vehicles that exist long before them, but none more so than the long and hard life of Prototype 4-005. One of eight development vehicles produced by Bugatti, this prototype was built in 2013 and served as the test bed for all of …

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