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Four-wheel driving across the Victoria High Country is a unique experience, offering 4WD enthusiasts an assortment of different terrains and spectacular views. That being said, travellers need to be well versed on the special preparation and precautions crucial to safely exploring the Victorian High Country.


The world's fastest long range electric car, UNSW's Sunswift eVe, began a regional outreach tour across NSW today, and will visit Armidale, Tamworth , Coonabarabran, Dubbo, Orange and Bathurst.

A sleek, black two-seater sports coupe, eVe – built by engineering students at the Solar Racing Team Sunswift at the University of New South Wales in Sydney – has twice represented Australia at the World Solar Challenge, a grueling 3,021 km race.


Petrol prices have dropped significantly in the last three months, a trend that is expected to continue into the Christmas and New Year period, according to the ACCC - who says you should still be shopping around.


Speaking on behalf of floppy-haired environmentalists everywhere, angst man Morrissey urged General Motors to offer vegan-friendly versions of its hybrid and electric vehicles on Monday.


Bodywork is a dark art undertaken only by those deemed worthy by the car gods. YouTuber Arthur Tussik was among those chosen by automotive deities to take on such daunting tasks, and he’s decided to share his holy work with the rest of us on his YouTube channel. Watch him transform a totally smashed up BMW 3 Series back to a beautiful like-new state.


In the early 2000s, Lotus (the world’s pluckiest car company) built a turbocharged mid-engine convertible for General Motors (the world’s least plucky car company) called the Speedster. The problem is now nobody can exactly agree why. So we talked to Lotus and got to the bottom of it.


I totally believe that in 10 years time self-driving cars will be as normalised as cruise control, but right now I imagine stepping into a Tesla, pressing the self-drive button and fully shitting myself for the first ten minutes of the drive.

This video doesn't help.


Tesla's east coast Supercharger network will soon get you and your $100,000-plus electric supercar from Brisbane to Adelaide. Construction has started on two new locations in northern NSW that will extend the fast-charging range of Tesla's Model S and Model X north to Brisbane, and a station between Melbourne and Adelaide will keep South Australian owners (like Simon Hackett) happy.


Professional motorsport is a cold, hard place. If you want to run with the big dogs, you can't just build a car in your mom's garage and show up, right? Wrong. One guy did just that. Here's his amazing story.

This is the multifaceted tale of Bill Caswell, a man who bought a crapcan off Craigslist to run against $US400,000-plus rally cars in a World Rally Championship race. It is a tale of a guy who had a welder, a bunch of credit cards, and a lot of free time but no real backing or funds. It is a story of a dude who taught himself how to build an FIA-legal roll cage because he wanted to spend the fabrication fee on race tires instead. It's the story of a gearhead who drove a rustbucket to a third-place finish in an FIA-sanctioned event.


The Mazda CX-5 has always been a handsome crossover that was pretty awesome for coming with a manual option. It’s new for 2017, and now it looks like a baby CX-9. That’s a very good thing. You should probably buy one if you’re in the market for a good crossover.


The Tesla Model S P100D was one of the fastest cars in the world, claiming a zero to 100km/h time of just 2.7 seconds when it was introduced in August. A wireless update coming next month drops that down to 2.5 seconds. That is so unbelievably quick.