Dieselgate puts Golf R400 on hold

The mighty Golf R400 project has been put on indefinite hold thanks to the financial fallout from Volkswagen’s deiselgate saga. At least that’s the word coming from motoring.com.au. According to the Aussie based website a senior Volkswagen source has confirmed with them that R400 has been “paused” along with “several other projects”. Meanwhile, local deiselgate […]

VIDEO: Prost v Senna MkII

Fifth Gear—yes, that’s still going—has come up with a 21st century Prost v Senna battle by getting Nico Prost and Bruno Senna to race each other in a hot hatch track test. It’s son of Alain in the Renault Megane RS275 Trophy R and nephew of Ayrton in the Audi S3. The track is Snetteron […]

Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport revealed

The first Golf GTI was released in 1976 and this new Clubsport model is Volkswagen’s birthday present to itself. It’ll be released next year to celebrate the GTI’s 40th anniversary. Visually it’s pretty much as previewed in concept form earlier this year. Powered by a 2.0 litre turbocharged four cylinder engine with 195kW it’s the […]

VIDEO: Audi RS3 v Volkswagen Golf R

Should you buy the $80K Audi RS3 and get that lovely 270kW/465Nm in line five cylinder, or save your cash and buy its baby cousin, the $55K 206kW/380Nm Volkswagen Golf R? Dan Prosser from Evo is here to tell you what he thinks.

Just how good is the Civic Type R?

The all-new Honda Civic Type R had an extremely long development cycle. It’s now been launched and has to go about living up to the hype Honda has generated. Here Steve Sutcliffe from Auto Express takes the Type R to the tight Llandow Circuit in Wales to see how it compared with the Seat Leon […]

Golf R400 production to be limited, due in 2017

Thanks to a story emerging from France we can expect the Golf R400/R420 to be based on the facelifted Golf VII. This means we could be waiting until 2017 to see Volkswagen’s hottest ever hot hatch. It’s also suggested the R400 will be built in strictly limited numbers, although we’re not sure how many or […]

Are you ready for the Audi RS3?

It won’t be too long now until the Audi RS3 has its official Australian launch. In fact, if you ask nicely, you can probably sneak a preview at some dealerships already. You already know the pricing so here’s a series of videos to help you get to know the new RS3 a little better.

Golf GTI Clubsport spied in testing

It’s Volkswagen’s answer to the Megane RS275 Trophy R and it’s one step closer to reality, as these pics show. It, of course, is the Golf GTI Clubsport, which was presented in concept form at the Wörthersee show earlier this year. The show car had semi slick rubber and the promise of a power boost […]

2015 MINI JCW hatch – Australian pricing & specs

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MINI Australia has released pricing and specification details for the new JCW hatch, which will go on sale locally later this month. And it is packed with standard kit! MINI JCW standard equipment (Australian market) 170kW/320Nm 2.0 litre four-cylinder TwinPower Turbo 18-inch light alloy wheels Dynamic Damper Control John Cooper Works Sports Seats LED headlights […]

Harry drives a Lancia Delta Integrale Evo II

Harry Metcalfe is a pretty cool dude. Not only was he the original founder of Evo magazine, but he has an extraordinary garage of seriously cool cars. He’s known for his Lamborghini Countach, but he has a lot more to show the world than that. Which brings us to this wonderful Lanca Delta Integrale Evo […]

An early look at the Golf R400

Here’s an early look at the mighty Golf R400, as seen exiting the Nürburgring. It’s got flared guards. It’s got a beefy oil cooler. It’s got big brakes with drilled rotors. It’s got a big kick arse fixed rear wing. It’s got 400 horsepower. And it’s got out attention! Follow the link below for more […]

VIDEO: F56 MINI JCW reviews

Filming and committing a car review to video for the world to see would be much harder than it looks. For one there’s critical people like me willing to cut you down while having no comparable experience. And so, here’s two video reviews for the new 170kW/320Nm MINI JCW that we’re not too sure about. […]