05 Mar 2011

Hold onto your steering wheels, the Top Gear lads are back in Australia in March 2011. The ALL NEW Prototype tour is in Australia and this year they’re visiting the backyards of Brisbane from March 3-6, then it's on to the Melbourne Showgrounds from March 11-14. Experience the LIVE theatre performance! There will be more stunts, more flames, more power and definitely more debate as Jeremy Clarkson and James May return with their ‘edge of your seat’ LIVE show.

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FREESTYLE RIDES Vol 11: OUT 07.03.11

25 Feb 2011

For Volume 11, we have assembled three truly unique master builders – representing the “kustom lowrider”, “two-wheelers” and “high tech” – with one common achievement: what they’ve each constructed is truly remarkable. In Mario Colalillo’s WILDCAD, Gareth Davies’ “Red Baron”, and Mohammed Ibrahim’s million-dollar drag car, you have highly-prized constructions from three of the most significant artisans in the scene. Read more

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21 Feb 2011

"Customize for Show or Customize to Win!" - Unleash your creativity to turn some of the world’s most elite high-performance vehicles into fire-breathing weapons. Customize the engine, the body, the suspension, and much, much more, then put your ultimate racing machine to the test in any mode. Whether your goal is to race a 1000-horsepower Econobox or a tricked-out GTR, you have nearly limitless options to reign supreme on the track where every second counts. Read more

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Recession-Proof Retail Tyre Outlets

16 Feb 2011

"Retail tyre and service outlets aren’t recession-proof, said analysts, but they are recession-resistant". The economy and the environment have been the major drivers for many markets over the last three years, and they have also been consistent topics of conversation among tyre and wheel experts. The tyre industry underwent a sort of accordion buckling in inventory as the economic slowdown led consumers to balk at anything other than critical expenditures and then pent-up demand caused a sudden resurgence. Retail tire and service outlets aren’t recession-proof, said analysts, but they are recession-resistant because almost every vehicle eventually needs tyres and service. Read more

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04 Feb 2011

THE-LOWDOWN.COM "The build of this car has been a long one, and while it may seem finished to most people, there is still more to come. There’s no doubt that the Skyline GT-R is the crowning glory of Nissan’s automotive production history. Every incarnation has pushed the boundaries of accessible performance motoring, and the GT-R badge firmly deserves it’s reputation as a formidable force. This particular example has been served a large dose of premium upgrades. It’s legendary RB26DETT motor effortlessly pushes 360kW to the wheels..." Read more

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Tweaking Mercedes-Benz CLK63 AMG

30 Jan 2011

Last year saw Renntech auditioning for the role of World's Angriest C-Class, the C74 Konzept. Starting with a C63 AMG, they added a body kit comprised of an aggressive carbon fiber front lip, spoiler and rear diffuser, along with 19- and 20-inch wheels. Under the hood the 6.2-liter AMG engine is goosed to 605 horsepower and 555 pound-feet of torque thanks to a upgraded internals, larger throttle bodies and a tweaked ECU, while carbon fiber stabilizer braces are fitted front and rear. And the "74"? That refers to the width of the rear track, where 11-inch, 305-series tires reside. This year, they turned to a crate-load of carbon fiber goodies for the German monstrosity, all designed to give the vehicle a little extra speed and some flare to boot. Read more

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21 Jan 2011

THE-LOWDOWN.COM "Describing a modified car as ‘purpose built’ has several connotations. For the most part the term is used to describe a vehicle which has been crafted to do one thing only, and to do that one thing extremely well. That’s fine, but kind of gives the feeling that the car is pigeon holed, and that some appeal has been lost because of it’s now limited abilities. In the case of this S14, none of that matters. Yes it’s purpose built, and yes it really only does one thing, but it serves it’s purpose better than all others, and that purpose is to entertain. Over the last half a decade, owner Justin and his partner Karina have been modifying this 200SX into what you see below. Purchased as a completely standard car, it is now a far cry from those humble beginnings. A big part of the S14′s entertainment value comes from the hours spent trawling websites and online auctions for potential upgrades. Once those bits turn up at the doorstep, the fun continues under the car with a bag of tools and some elbow grease..." Read more

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14 Jan 2011

What’s up, readers? So here we are, smack bang in the beginning of 2011, ready to rock on with what should be an awesome year in the modified car scene! Have you got your ride ready for the show circus that’s coming up? Auto Salon and Powercruise events in 2011 will be out of this world – expect record attendance! Read more

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FAST FIVE - In Theaters April 21 2011

04 Jan 2011

Here we have it - the FIFTH ROUND of the Fast & Furious series. Dominic and his crew find themselves on the wrong side of the law once again as they try to switch lanes between a ruthless drug lord and a relentless federal agent. Has anyone figured out the order to the series yet? Read more for the storyline.

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23 Dec 2010

What’s on, readers? It is bedlam everywhere right now with 2011 mere days away, but what a year we’ve had! To round out the twelve months that have just been, the Hot4s 2010 yearbook is about to hit the shelves. It’s the ultimate summary of where Hot4s stands now after a year of exciting content. This issue we’ve got you covered in all departments from show to go. There are loads of car features to blow your mind, plus some international content to keep you up to date with the latest. Here’s a sneak peek at what else lies between the pages of our yearbook... Read more

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