BMW’s most powerful four-cylinder engine ever fitted to a production car certainly gives the suitably hot M135i enough in the way of outright performance, but it’s unfortunately not without its dynamic shortcomings.
The turbocharged Kia Cerato GT is not only a right hoot to drive, as you might expect, but is also one of the best all-around value for money buys on the market right now.
Don’t be fooled by the stickers, as behind the full racing livery this very special Toyota 86 is actually just a bone-stock GTS, but that does give us a chance to put it through our normal tests to see if Toyota and Subaru’s collaborative sports car still feels as sharp now as it did nearly eight years ago when it launched.
So what’s the deal with coupé SUVs? We reckon we’ve finally figured it out after taking the X4 M40i for a 700km road trip along Australia’s famed Great Ocean Road.
Contentiously named and controversially styled, the new Toyota Supra might have divided opinions on the internet when it first broke cover, but its performance on tarmac is undeniably impressive as we found out when we headed to Melbourne to put it through its paces.
Hyundai’s sporty three-door hatch has returned for the new decade after a hiatus of a couple of years, but is its endearingly funky design enough to make it worth a significant premium over the far more sensible i30?
Kia’s pint-sized performance Picanto packs a surprising amount of punch, especially for such a minuscule asking price, but does it really feel like it’s worthy of bearing that GT badge on the back?
The ZL1 is the most powerful Camaro ever built, and thanks to a right-hand drive conversion done by HSV, we can experience that power on Aussie soil. But does this Red Hot powerhouse suit Aussie tastes when it comes to the way it drives, or is it better served staying on American roads? We grabbed the keys to one over a rainy Melbourne weekend to find out.
Hyundai’s more sophisticated four-door coupé take on its i30 N hot hatch, the Fastback, is like a lunatic in a tailored suit as we found out when we took one for a spin.
We get behind the wheel of an early example of the Nissan GT-R in its homeland of Japan to see if Godzilla can still live up to the hype.