20 Jun 2016

How good is Australia’s cheapest sportscar the Suzuki Swift Sport?

At around $24,000 driveaway the Suzuki Swift Sport is about the least expensive way to get a new sportscar in your garage.

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Mountune Performance Kit now in Australia
22 Feb 2016

Mountune Performance Kits available for Fiesta ST and Focus ST

Ford has announced it will sell the UK-developed Mountune Performance Kits for the Ford Fiesta ST and Focus ST. Kits are available from mid-year.

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Peugeot 205 GTi best hot hatch ever
18 Jan 2016

Peugeot 205 GTi voted best hot hatch at the Performance Car Show

The Peugeot 205 GTi has been voted the world’s best hot hatch at the Performance Car Show, with its at the time rival Golf GTI finishing seventh…

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22 Nov 2015

Compared: Peugeot 208 GTi and Toyota 86 / Subaru BRZ

Finding something properly sporty for less than $35k just got a little harder. We compare the very different Peugeot 208 GTi and Toyota 86 / Subaru BRZ.

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15 Nov 2015

What’s in a name? GT, GTi, GTS… and do they mean anything any more?

Makers slap GT, GTi and GTS onto just about anything these days, so, does a flash badge on a performance car really mean anything these days?

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2015 Citroen DS 3 DSport car review 85%
17 Sep 2015

2015 Citroen DS 3 DSport review

Isaac Bober’s 2015 Citroen DS 3 DSport review with pricing, specs, ride and handling, safety, verdict and rating.

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2016 Peugeot 308 GTi confirmed for Australia
28 Aug 2015

200kW 2016 Peugeot 308 GTi confirmed for Australia

Peugeot Australia has confirmed it will offer two variants of the 2016 Peugeot 308 GTi which will go on-sale in the first quarter of next year (2016).

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Hyundai i30 hot hatch spied
12 Jul 2015

Hyundai i30 hot hatch spied?

Hyundai has been spotted near the Nurburgring testing what could be a hot hatch version of the strong-selling Hyundai i30.

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07 Feb 2015

Seat reveals go-faster bits for Leon SC Cupra 280

SEAT has revealed its ‘Ultimate Sub8 Performance Pack’ for the 2015 Leon SC CUPRA 280 taking the fight to the Megane Renaultsport 275 Trophy-R.

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2014 Renault Clio Cup Trophy
06 Oct 2014

2014 Renault Clio Cup Trophy review

Mark Higgins’ first drive 2014 Renault Clio Cup Trophy review with pricing, specs, ride and handling, safety and verdict.

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2014 Renault Clio RS Sport review
28 Sep 2014

2014 Renault Clio RS Sport review

Mark Higgins’ first drive of the 2014 Renault Clio RS Sport with pricing, specs, ride and handling, safety and verdict.

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The Renault Clio GT is for those buyers who want the hot hatch look but not the performance
11 Feb 2014

Renault confirms Clio GT for Australia

Renault Australia has announced it will soon introduce GT versions of the Clio for customers who want the look, but don’t need the performance.

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The Audi S3 will appeal to a broad range of hot hatch buyers
24 Jan 2014

Audi S3 Sportback review

The Audi S3 Sportback will find its way onto shopping lists of European buyers, but the real surprise is that it is also competitive with the Subaru WRX STi and Mitsubishi Evo X.

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The Abarth 695 Edizione Maserati is a little pricey at $60k but it's a whole lot of fun to drive
02 Jan 2014

Abarth 695 Edizione Maserati First Drive Car Review

There’s only 40 of these Abarth 695 Edizione Maseratis available for Australia and that’s a shame because this is one of the stand-out hotties of the last few years.

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Hyundai Veloster SR Turbo opening image
10 Sep 2013

Hyundai Veloster SR Turbo First Drive

The Veloster SR Turbo represents an impressive step for Hyundai. It’s loaded with kit and while it might not rival some established hot hatches it’s still a lot of fun drive, and the matte paint helps give it a bit of street cred.

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