Australia Day, the country's national holiday, is the perfect time to celebrate two of the country's less traditional V8 muscle machines. Watch as a Holden Commodore SS V Redline Sportwagon and Ute SS smoke their tires to race around a skid pad and haul a barbecue set.
Meet the Radical RXC Spyder. It's like the RXC coupe, only more visceral - or like the Nürburgring record-holding SR8 LM, but even more so. And it's just concluded an intensive week-long shakedown at the Ascari Race Resort in Spain.
This highly customized 1969 Ford F-100 completely rejects originality in favor of making big power. Under the hood is a highly tuned LSA supercharged V8 pumping out a claimed 800 horsepower, and to make all that muscle more usable, it's running disc brakes and independent suspension at all four corners.
Ryan Tuerk rings up a 40-second burnout in a Spyker C8 Aileron. Spyker recently went bankrupt, but has defied the odds and announced plans for a comeback, yet again. We've got our doubts about its prospects, but either way, we suspect this will be the first and last chance to see a Spyker hoon.
Mercedes-AMG partners with Cigarette Racing for a fifth time on a boat to tie in with the AMG GT. We don't have any details yet beyond the rendering, but come February 12 at the Miami Boat Show, you can expect another high-horsepower water-borne rocket to wear AMG branding.
For the next episode of Motor Trend's Head 2 Head, the 580-horsepower Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 takes on the 707-horsepower Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat. In spite of the power differential it's a close fight on performance, but one of them takes the feel-good factor way beyond its engine numbers.
With the launch of the Focus RS imminent, one of the next projects from Ford Performance might be a matching RS version of the subcompact Fiesta. A report suggests the tiny hot hatch could offer around 250 horsepower and all-wheel drive.
At the Geneva Motor Show this year, Volkswagen will introduce one of its most enticing takes on the Golf yet: a Variant/SportWagon with the go-fast components from its GTD diesel hot hatch. Shame we're never likely to see it here.
Joining the production-intent version of the McLaren P1 GTR on the British brand's 2015 Geneva Motor Show stage is the newly teased 675LT. Part of the same family as the 650S, the LT is inspired by the famous F1 GTR Longtail racer. The latest variant gets a 25-horsepower boost, lower weight and optimized aero for even greater performance.
There's no need to have any fear of getting stuck in the snow with the Nissan Juke RSnow. It takes a mostly stock Juke Nismo RS and fits tracks at all four wheels to go just able anywhere and is a support vehicle for ice driving in Lapland, Finland.