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New plan to stop thefts of catalytic converters, the exhaust filter worth more than its weight in gold

In response to the sharp rise in thefts of catalytic converters – the exhaust filter worth more than its weight in gold – US authorities are proposing strict new identifying marks. US Congress is considering a mandate of vehicle identifying markers on catalytic converters – the exhaust filtration system worth more than its weight...

Our guide to the best cars you can now register on Club Permits | 2023 edition

Our pick of the the best cars that have become eligible for 25- and 30-year old historic vehicle registration in Australia in 2023? Looking after the elderly is a respectful thing to do. And, much like humans, cars can benefit from cheaper running costs the moment they become a ‘senior’. Most Australian states and...

2023 Nissan Z manual review

The 2023 Nissan Z resurfaces one of the sport car world’s most iconic nameplates, but is it as good as ever? Tom Fraser spends time with one to find out. Skip ahead:IntroductionRunning costsPrice and specificationEnergy useInterior space and comfortOn-road assessmentConnectivity and infotainmentSummarySafety ...

Is this a cheap Mercedes-AMG G63 or an expensive Suzuki Jimny?

This Suzuki Jimny shares a strong resemblance to a real-deal Mercedes-AMG G63, so does that make its eye-watering price a bargain or a rip-off? Amid severe stock shortages of the new Suzuki Jimny and Mercedes-AMG G63, near-new examples of both iconic off-roaders are hot property on the used-car market. But this creation...

2023 Bathurst 12 Hour: What is it and where can I watch it?

Want to know more about this weekend’s Bathurst 12 Hour? Here’s an armchair guide for Australia’s international endurance race. Image credit: Supercars This weekend marks the 20th running of the Bathurst 12 Hour, an endurance race which takes place at the world-famous Mount Panorama circuit in regional New South Wales. The...

Ferrari posts record sales and profits for 2022

Italian supercar manufacturer Ferrari set new records for global sales and company profits last year – despite or perhaps because of travel restrictions amid global lockdowns caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Iconic Italian supercar manufacturer Ferrari set new records for global sales and company profits last year. In...

Cars you didn’t know you want: Opel Rekord 380 V6 GSi

While this vehicle was born during a controversial time in history, this GM parts bin special has a certain lure and a critical link to Australia. There is no way to tell the story of this vehicle without referencing South Africa’s controversial apartheid policy because it was a key factor that led to the development of the 1991...

Ford returning to Formula One with championship-winning Red Bull team from 2026

US car giant Ford will return to the world’s top motorsport category from 2026 with the championship-winning Red Bull racing team. After a 22-year absence, Ford will return to the top echelon of motorsport – Formula One – with the championship-winning Red Bull racing team from 2026. The US car giant has signed up to a minimum...

2023 Jaguar I-Pace EV400 HSE review

As more performance EVs land in Australia, Jaguar’s pioneering I-Pace is under the spotlight. Can this 294kW electric British rig still tango? Skip ahead:IntroductionRunning costsPrice and specificationEnergy useInterior space and comfortOn-road assessmentConnectivity and infotainmentSummarySafety ...

I hated my first car: 1992 Nissan Pulsar SSS

I bought the car I didn’t want for my first car, and it sucked. I hated my first car (pictured) Context is key, so give me five. A 16-year-old me – after settling into a new public school in Western Sydney – befriended someone from the grade above. We had similar tastes in music, friendship resulted in access to cool parties, the...

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