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2013 Geneva Motor Show in pictures – part 2

You can have your fancy pants limited-edition Lambo, or your stonking new LaFerrari, even the McLaren P1; we’re not really interested. The car of Geneva, for us, is the Porsche 911 GT3. That’s the one we’d like to take home and get intimate with. And so begins the second and final part of our Geneva […]

New vehicle sales report – October 2012

It’s becoming boring to keep reporting that SUV sales are once again behind a strong monthly sales result. But VFACTS figures show SUV sales havr increased by 28.6% so far this year, and contributed 25,737 sales towards the October total of 95,584 new vehicle sales. Year-to-date numbers show a total of 918,258 new vehicles have […]

Pikes Peak survivors talk about wild ride

New footage from Jeremy Foley’s crash at the 2012 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb has been posted to YouTube by his Evolution Dynamics team and it gives us sobering view of the wild ride. Foley and co-driver Yuri Kouznetsov rolled their Mitsubishi Evo VIII 14 times before coming to a peaceful rest. Both Foley and Kouznetsov, […]

VIDEO: Keep calm and carry on

After seeing the demise of one race-prepped Mistubishi Evo today it’s nice to bring you a story with a happy ending. Although, as you’ll see, the difference between happy and sad was ever so close. Clearly, we’re big Formula 1 fans here at AUSmotive, but we did chuckle when we read the following comment from […]

VIDEO: Spectacular crash at Pikes Peak

Holy shit! That’s about all you can say after watching this monumental crash at the 2012 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. At the wheel was Jeremy Foley, with co-driver Yuri Kouznetsov. Despite virtually every panel of their 560whp Mistubushi Evo VIII being destroyed we can report, thankfully, both men are okay. Foley confirmed this himself […]

WTAC 2012: Warren Luff talks Project Nemo

In this video Warren Luff talks about his winning 1:25.02 lap record from last weekend’s World Time Attack. Also interviewed is Chris Eaton, owner and builder of the Project Nemo Evo VII. Eaton reveals the inspiration for finding Nemo was the hope that his son could one day drive his dad’s car in the Gran […]

WTAC 2012: Finding Project Nemo

A wild-looking time attack car that produces more aerodynamic downforce than a Le Mans prototype will be the centre of attention when it makes its debut at the World Time Attack Challenge at Sydney Motorsport Park on Friday. The Queensland-built Project Nemo is the result of a two-year program to develop the ultimate time attack […]

New vehicle sales report – June 2012

Not content with May’s sales figures—an all-time record for that month—Australian car buyers have now set a new record for any month, registering 112,566 vehicle sales in June. That’s a staggering increase of 16,409 sales compared to June 2011. Year-to-date sales total 547,854 vehicles and you’d suggest that means Australia will once again top one […]

New vehicle sales report – March 2012

Figures from the FCAI reveal 97,616 new vehicles were sold in March. Comfortably the best month of the year to date, it’s also a 3.9% increase on numbers from March 2011. Seems we’ve still not come to our senses and continue to buy SUVs at a rate of knots. “SUVs continue to dominate Australian car […]

New vehicle sales report – December 2011

Australia registered over one million new vehicle sales in 2011 the latest FCAI press release reveals. The final tally of 1,008,437 represents the fourth time the country has passed one million sales in a calendar year. Despite dropping more than 27,000 sales (-2.6%) on 2010 numbers, FCAI chief executive Ian Chalmers reminds us this is […]

On board with the 2011 WTAC winner

In August the 2011 World Time Attack Challenge was held at Eastern Creek in Sydney. Teams from around the world come to Australia, get it out and race against the clock to prove who is the fastest. On the same day, in the same conditions. In 2010 the fastest man was ‘Tarzan’ Yamada at the […]

New vehicle sales report – April 2011

April’s Easter and Anzac day holiday break is being cited as the cause for an 8.8% drop in sales compared to 2010 figures. In all 74,214 new vehicles were sold. Japanese marques are expected to have temporary ongoing supply issues following the unfortunate earthquake and tsunami. Toyota and Holden continue their reign as the country’s […]

Mitsubishi’s Lancer Evolution facing extinction

While Toyota is happily running around the halls of Geneva with a requited passion for driving enjoyment, it would seem Mitsubishi are sitting, alone, in the corner, facing the end of an era. Word on the street says the Lancer Evo X will be the last; there will be no Evo XI. Speaking in Geneva […]