Special Ford Falcon GT Celebrates FPV's 5th Anniversary

The special-anniversary-edition Aussie muscle keeps rolling out at the Australian International Motor Show » 10/10/08 11:20am 10/10/08 11:20am. First it was the and now we have this, a special FPV Ford Falcon GT that commemorates the five years of Ford Performance Vehicles. The 5.4-liter V8 still delivers the same ground-pounding 422 HP through a…

HSV 40th Anniversary GTS Unveiled in Sydney

First used in 1968 on the HK Monaro, the GTS badge now celebrates its 40th anniversary with 100 units of this special edition HSV GTS. Though the name GTS stands for "Gran Turismo Sportivo," the 40th Anniversary edition is merely an appearance package available only in red or white, with black stripes and plenty of… » 10/09/08 12:15pm 10/09/08 12:15pm

Elfin Type 5 Clubman Goes From Zero To Sydney In 3.7 Seconds

Down under in Sydney at the Australian International Motor Show » 10/09/08 10:20am 10/09/08 10:20am, the new Elfin Type 5 Clubman has been revealed. The latest offering from Australia's own hardcore roadster builders, the Type 5 follows on the heels of the popular models. The new car is powered by GM's 260 HP 2.0-liter turbocharged Ecotec four-banger.…

Volkswagen Touareg R50 V10 Diesel Officially Revealed

We've now got specifics on the new Touareg R50. After being teased earlier this month, V-Dub has just revealed everything down under at the Sydney Auto Show. Powered by a V10 TDI, the R50 version of the T-reg's got 345 HP and 627 lb-ft of torque, the up-powered oil-burner sits on 21-inch wheels and an "air suspension… » 10/12/07 10:45am 10/12/07 10:45am

Holden VE Commodore Wagon Revealed (Again) Ahead of Show

A new image of Holden's Commodore VE station wagon has emerged from the digi-ether, ahead of the new car's debut at the Australian International Motor Show next week. It's the second shot of the new, Zeta-platformed wagon we've seen; the first was a cameraphone snap taken during a product presentation. This… » 10/05/07 7:00am 10/05/07 7:00am

VW Touareg R50 Looking To Take On Porsche Cayenne?

Volkswagen just announced plans to release the new Touareg R50 — the third in VW's series of R-labeled vehicles — at the Australian Motor Show next week. We're told it'll come with a retuned V10 TDI capable of producing more than 313 HP and 553 lb-ft of torque. Although VW hasn't yet released specific power details,… » 10/04/07 8:15am 10/04/07 8:15am

Mitsubishi Evo X to Make Show Debut in Australia

Following its launch in Japan this week, the new Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X, to be dubbed Lancer Evolution in the states, will make its show debut in upside-down world. The new Evo will be unveiled at the Australian International Motor Show in Sydney next week, alongside the Toyota Land Cruiser 200 and Lotus Exige Sport… » 10/02/07 11:15am 10/02/07 11:15am

Sydney Auto Show: Toyota Land Cruiser to Debut

It's been a favorite of Colombian drug lords, Saudi sultans and ladies who lunch alike. We're already seen its luxe Lexus cousin. And truth be told, we've also seen the new face of the 2008 Toyota Land Cruiser. But now we know the company plans to officially reveal the new visage at the Australian International Motor… » 9/18/07 11:10am 9/18/07 11:10am

Lotus Exige Sport 240 to Debut at Sydney Show

Lotus Australia says it's producing a market-specific 'roo runner based on the supercharged Lotus Exige 240 Cup. It'll debut in October at the Australian International Motor Show. Powered by a now-familiar Toyota-sourced / Lotus tweaked 1.8-liter intercooled four, the Sport 240 produces 240 hp and will be the first… » 8/27/07 8:23am 8/27/07 8:23am

Hot Holden Hatch: The HSV VXR Debuts in Sydney

If you thought badge engineering was a purely American game, check your head. GM's bringing a version of the UK's Vauxhall (Opel) Astra VXR to Australia as the Holden VXR. Never one to leave well enough alone, Holden's HSV performance group — likely gone dingbat on Aeroplane Jelly, Redback and pie floaters — worked up… » 10/26/06 10:15am 10/26/06 10:15am

Sydney Showstopper: Toyota's Aurion Sports Concept

If you needed any more proof Australia is the new America, check out Toyota's Aurion Sports concept it unveiled at the Sydney auto show this week. Based on its new Aurion sedan — our Camry — the concept was tweaked by Toyota Racing Development (TRD), which has been making a push toward offering branded performance… » 10/26/06 9:35am 10/26/06 9:35am

"Chrome" Lexus IS 250 Unveiled at Sydney Show

Lexus's Austrailian aftermarket team went arse over tit for 50 Cent's chrome Lamborghini, to paraphrase today's press release. So much so that the accessory squad worked up a chrome-like IS250 for the Oz market. It's layered in Alsa Corp.'s MirraChrome paint, a reflective formulation that contains microscopic bits of… » 10/25/06 1:22pm 10/25/06 1:22pm