FAST ‘N’ CURIOUS
Audi created Quattro drive in the early 1980s, gaining a winning advantage in the World Rally Championship with all-paw grip and turbo engine. The idea has worked so well that production of quattro drive vehicles (now with a lower-case “q” on the Italian word for four) has just topped eight million
THE NEW BLACK
The LaFerrari supercar set to lap Mt Panorama this weekend during the Bathurst 12-Hour will not have classic Rosso Corsa bodywork — it will be black, Nero — as it chases the road-car lap record in three timed sessions. Rivals include the Mercedes-AMG GT R and Nissan GT-R Nismo.
SPIKE IN INTEREST
The missing ingredient from the funky little Citroen Cactus — a proper six-speed auto gearbox — will arrive in Australia later this year. From this month, production lines in France will add a proper self-shifter to the petrol and diesel variants alike.