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Huracan Performante: Best Lamborghini Ever Made

Lamborghini’s Huracan Performante might just be the best Lamborghini ever made. Huracan Performante I’ve driven a few Lamborghinis – the Aventador S and Huracan Spyder. All-wheel drive, V12, rear-wheel drive V10. Before The Redline there was the Huracan LP610-4 at the Sepang Circuit in Malaysia and then on Australian roads. It’s a terrific car. Fun, silly, entertaining, emotional. And a naturally-aspirated V10. The Spyder I drove was fun because it was rear-wheel drive and I came away thinking that it was my favourite Huracan. And it was. Then the Performante…

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Super-fast BMW X3 M and X4 M Announced

Well, it’s not like it wasn’t a bit obvious it would happen, but BMW has done full-fat M versions of the X3 and X4. Imaginatively, they’re called X3 M and X4. Like the X3 M40i and X4 M40i, it’s a twin-turbo six-cylinder version of each, but with just a scootch extra pep. Well, a lot extra. And to go with the pep, there’s a bunch of go-faster tech underneath to make sure you don’t come off the road. There’s even two versions of each – M has already slapped the…

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Drive Against Depression Fundraiser

This is a super-quick plug for an event I’m participating in at the end of February. I’m hoping to raise at least $1000 for the brilliant charity Drive Against Depression. Read the GoFundme link for the all the details and, of course, you can check out Drive Against Depression to make sure it’s legit. I’ll be driving in the Mt Baw Baw Sprint Tour section and you can come along too (check out the details here) I won’t be taking a single cent, it all goes to DAD – the…

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Lamborghini Huracan Performante Spyder Cars 

Lamborghini Huracan Performante Spyder

Words: Peter AndersonCo-pilot: Brendan AllenImages: Matthew Hatton It wasn’t just that the year of our Lord 2018 was The Redline’s first full year that made it exciting. I got to drive a lot of spectacular machinery, a few of which you’re yet to see because it all got a bit much towards the end of the year. I loved the Huracan Performante – wild, but tameable, obnoxious to look at but devastatingly elegant on the road, it was a revelation. I’ve always loved the Huracan, but always felt a 488 would give it a right…

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Second Opinion: 2019 Porsche Cayenne

Redline co-pilot Brendan Allen prised the Porsche Cayenne from Peter Anderson’s hands for a few days to see what the fuss is about. You’d be forgiven for letting this latest release from Porsche slip under the radar as the brand continues to be diluted by countless SUVs out in the wild. Take a drive around Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs or Melbourne’s South-East and I don’t think it’s an exaggeration to say that one in ten cars (not SUVs, but cars) is either a Cayenne or Macan S. It’s the latter that…

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2019 Porsche Cayenne

Porsche’s saviour, the Cayenne, is now in its third generation. It’s the quintessential performance SUV, with the right badge and the right price for that badge. Times have changed. Where the Cayenne was easily king of kids a decade and a half ago, the rest of the Germans are absolutely on it. Audi, BMW, and Mercedes all have a dog in the fast SUV hunt with more on the way. The Brits have the Range Rover and Range Rover Sport and even the Americans have the completely batty Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk. The Italians are finally on stream, with Maserati and Alfa throwing twin-turbo V8 and V6s into this warzone. Porsche has to work for…

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2019 Toyota Supra – the wait is over

Ending the most irritating drip-feed since the BMW Z4, the 2019 Toyota Supra is finally, officially, really, truly public. With stuff shared with the Z4 and a striking new look, Toyota has a new halo car and the star of the Detroit Auto Show. The Toyota Supra is the stuff of legend, as these sorts of things often are. I even know of a person who used the last-gen Supra’s silhouette in the logo for an automotive site. It’s that kind of car. Toyota set about dismantling its sports car heritage in the late 90s, killing the Supra, hot Corollas and the Celica in the space of a few years. To be fair to the Japanese giant, these sorts of cars are hard to make money from. With the…

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BMW M2 Competition Cars 

2019 BMW M2 Competition Review

As if the BMW M2 wasn’t wild enough, BMW wanted to give its second stage of life a bit more pep. More power, more torque and more fun. Words: Peter Anderson Images: Matthew HattonCo-pilot: Philip Siu By far our most popular video in 2018 was the BMW M140i vs M2. They’re both amazing cars but for me, if I had the money, I’d choose the M2. It was a tougher choice than, I thought, though. I’d genuinely have both at the same time. BMW must have seen that video, because not long after, Munich…

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Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk

Sometimes you drive a car and wonder what or who it’s for. Sometimes you drive a car and know exactly who it’s for. Then you drive the Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk and realise that sometimes, there just isn’t another reason apart from “Because we can.” Words: Peter AndersonImages: Matthew HattonCo-pilot: Will Grillo I’ve often wondered what the point of the Grand Cherokee SRT was. I’ve driven various Jeeps over the years, including the Grand Cherokee. It’s alright, but you have to wonder why you’d want any more than its stock petrol V6 or…

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Audi Q8 55 TFSI Cars 

Audi Q8 Australia Price and Spec

The Audi Q8 has arrived in Australia and we’ve got the price and specification right here. Available for delivery in January 2019, the first Q8s to arrive in Australia are the petrol 55 TFSI and diesel 50 TDI. The 55 kicks things off, priced from $128,900. Based on the Q7 and A8 platform, the Q8 is a big five-seat luxury-sporty SUV. That’s a bit of a mouthful, but it will make sense, especially if you read our full review. Audi Q8 Standard Features The 55 and 50 are hardly low-spec…

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