Performance

  • Ford’s new Escape ST, more aggressive, more capable.

    In Europe, Ford’s branding for cars is different than it is here in Australia, so what we see is the Kuga nameplate, which is actually the updated 2018 model of what we call the Escape here. The new ST variant provides a sportier, faster, smarter edition that should appeal...
  • Performance: SUVs don’t have to be boring

    When you think of SUVs, it is easy to think about a boosted sedan body with bigger tyres, a bunch of extra weight and similar engine size, meaning power-to-weight ratio goes south, in an effort to provide more space and visibility. Those assumptions need to be reset when we...
  • Review: 2016 Ford Focus RS

    Ford’s Focus RS is a hot hatch and there’s no missing it in the bright ‘nitrous’ blue and definitely no mistaking it with a distinctive exhaust note. After spending a week in the Focus RS, there’s lots to discuss so strap yourselves in and hold on for the ride....
  • Meet the Tesla P100D, 0-100km in 2.5s, massive 613km range

    Tesla have just announced what many have rumoured online for months, the biggest battery pack yet. The new Model S P100D will do 613km on a single charge, but that’s not its headline feature. Tesla have engineered their EV system to allow the deployment of energy at speed, propelling the Model...
  • Honda NSX leveraging aerodynamics for more grip, less drag, better cooling

    When it comes to performance, you have 3 options, increase power, reduce weight, or reduce drag. The latest NSX is going to focus a lot on the third, leveraging F1-style engineering to create a system Honda are calling ‘total airflow management’. This concept is designed to achieve superior levels of...
  • Pirelli driving F1 technology to the road with latest update to the P Zero tyres

    Pirelli has sighted learnings made from their work on the development of Formula 1 tyres as a key element of creating their latest P Zero high-performance road tyre. Pirelli s the exclusive provider of tyres for Formula 1 and is constantly required to innovate on tyre technology to achieve...
  • Ferrari 488 GTB is a mental V8 turbo, 330km/h rocketship

    Luxury auto manufacturer Ferrari has a brand new car, the 488 GTB. It’s not everyday new supercars are released, so when it happens, it’s time to pay attention. The Ferrari 488 GTB provides track-level performance but is comfortable enough to use as your daily driver. The new car leverages...