FAST ‘N’ CURIOUS
VW’s fastest Golf variants, the R cars that sit above the GTi, are getting an update. The Golf R Wolfsburg hatch is due in August from $57,990 (wagon $59,990). An R wagon from $57,490 joins the line-up in January.
SPRING INTO ACTION
Thousands of ute owners could unknowingly exceed the front axle weight limit by adding off-roading extras such as bullbars, lights and winches. The potential for overloading is highlighted by Pedders Suspension, which has a vested interest — it provides certified spring upgrades to overcome that problem.
GO ONE BETTER
Mercedes-AMG will join the supercar ranks alongside Ferrari, McLaren and Lamborghini. What’s known as Project One is scheduled for unveiling at the Frankfurt motor show but AMG just teased it at the Nurburgring 24-hour. Its 730kW output is aided by 120kW electric motors on each front wheel.