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2019 Hyundai i30 N Review: Fastback or Blowback?

Hyundai’s ground-breaking i30 N hatchback may not be for everyone, so the Korean giant has fixed it with the i30 N Fastback. The i30 is an excellent car. The i30 N is superb, walloping the good-but-reheated Golf GTI from its undeserving place at top-of-mind for hot hatch fans. It’s a tricky segment with lots of contenders, but the Golf’s long history, quality and its legions of unquestioning fans kept it on the boil. Hyundai’s i30 N arrived with a bang, a lower price tag than most of its rivals, better…

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Lotus Evija Unveiled – 2000 Electric Horses

New Lotus Evija electric supercar packs 2000PS and some startling performance figures. British sports car maker Lotus is on the move following its acquisition by Geely (who also own Volvo and Lynk&Co among others). The company has been drip-feeding this new car for a while but we’ve got a stack of images and the motherlode of information to get us going. First, the name. Pronounced E-vee-ya (Lotus rendered it ‘E-vi-yah)(I think mine is better), it means first in existence. As in Eve (Adam and Eve), the first woman. And, of…

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Nissan Leaf 2019 Review

The 2019 Nissan Leaf is a late-starter here in Australia. So late, in fact, I drove it almost two years ago around the streets of Yokohama on a short preview drive that only gave me a bit of a taste. I knew then that it wasn’t a performance car. But it’s an important car, because it’s the second generation of Nissan’s trailblazer electric car, the one the industry laughed at, the one they said was a waste of time. That was almost ten years ago. Electric cars are where it’s…

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Ferrari GTC4 Lusso T 2019

Ferrari’s GTC4 Lusso replaced the FF a couple of years ago. In a series of very amusing events, it has taken me this long to get a hold of one. I specifically wanted the twin-turbo rear-wheel drive Lusso T because I suspected it would be brilliant. The Ferrari FF was a special kind of Ferrari. Twelve screaming cylinders, all-wheel drive, a cabin you can fit four people in and, for some reason that will never make sense to me, a boot that fits golf clubs. Mostly because I can’t imagine…

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Lamborghini Giro Perth: 48 Hours On The Bull

Early starts are a two-edged sword. On one hand, they offer a refreshing beginning to any day, with a beautiful sunrise, morning coffee and the opportunity to plan ahead with little interruption. On the other hand, the extra shut-eye is welcome, especially if you’ve had a string of early starts. Your body does need to rest and recover, despite a slew of entrepreneurs telling you that you need to achieve – sleep is overrated. When the morning kicks off with the realisation that the next 48 hours will require immersion…

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BMW M8 Competition: It’s On

Another day, another new BMW, this time it’s the M8, which we reported on a few months ago. I know the site is starting to feel a bit like a BMW fan channel, but hey, I don’t schedule the product releases… The M8 is BMW’s performance flagship and the numbers are truly astonishing. We already know the M850i is a dead-set rocket, so the M8 should be an absolute missile. Look and Feel While we’ve seen the M8 GTE out and about on racetracks of the past 18 months or…

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