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Articles by James Lisle

James Lisle

James Lisle

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James Lisle (aka J3) likes all things cars.

Cynical and enthusiastic in equal measure, James loves to clamber into anything with a steering wheel and a decent amount of grunt.

Although it may seem the J3 glass is half empty on first acquaintance with a new ride, he maintains a balanced approach and will happily lose himself in technical details relating to even the most common, mass market models. Bore and stroke ratios, specific output stats, and thermal efficiency figures are his guilty pleasures.

I'm not going to lie: I often think of doing stupid things to my car. What would happen if I shoved popping corn up the exhaust? If I replaced the motor oil with canola? If I doubled the recommended tyre pressures? We...Read more
This is what happens when you let a former Top Fuel fabricator loose on an Italian supercar. Purchased from an insurance company for $10,000 in 1988, this 1980 De Tomaso Pantera GT5 has had one of the more extreme...Read more
Hold up – it’s not a production-spec car. But credit where credit’s due, this rendering is impressively faithful to the Evolution ethos and more than Mitsubishi has bothered to do. Some say the internet is entirely...Read more
Another year comes around, and here are the things we hope will be history in the coming months. If you want to see which cars were OverSteer's best and worst picks of 2018, click here . Cars are changing, faster than...Read more
The awesome thing about motorsport is that it’s a great place to test out cutting-edge prototypes in the real world. Thanks to racing, modern cars have been installed with all types of innovative tech. We have disc...Read more
Presumably designed for the winner of the record-breaking $2.25b jackpot in the US, this Miami Beach penthouse scores everything you could ever want in your dream home, cars included. Let’s face it, there are plenty of...Read more
There are cop cars that use speed and ones that use force. Guess which one this was built for? Remember the outcry when NSW Police announced they’d be teaming up with BMW for its next highway patrol car? Be thankful...Read more
This won't be the first article to talk about the dangers of racing on any public road. And unfortunately, it won't be the last. But we have to mention it: racing on the public road is stupid. You're risking your life,...Read more
If there's anything to know about American V8s - LS-engines in particular - it's that they're big, meaty, and produce a distinctive throaty warble. They're also large and rather unsophisicated. Italian V8s on the other...Read more
Waiting for a car can be an exciting time. But how long would you wait for the brand-new Tesla? Earlier this morning we headed out to the local display of the Tesla Model 3. Yes - there’s an actual Model 3 in Australia...Read more
No matter how impressive a small car is, there’s usually a good chance it...Read more
I’ve always wondered when this time would come. And here it is. Argue all you want, but the 272kW/520Nm twin-turbo Kia Stinger is one of the most underrated cars on sale. It’s fast, sleek, has an engaging chassis and a...Read more
Think about Malaysia and, if you’re like me, you’ll probably imagine various Protons and Peroduas; small, ‘cheap-and-cheerful’ hatchbacks made (and sold) for around 50c. As we’ve all experienced, there’s a handful of...Read more
It might seem like a pretty sweet deal, but buying a new car in Malaysia is anything but. We love our utes in Australia. Love ‘em! And so we should – we pay top-dollar for what we get. But in Malaysia, you can get the...Read more
There's heaps to learn from visiting Malaysia. But here are the five things that stood out to us most. 1. A BMW 3 series costs LESS than a Mazda6 Forget power or looks – the import car tax is what drives consumer...Read more
When talking about luxury cars, many would argue Rolls-Royce is the epitome of personalised luxury and opulence. And I’d agree with them. But what if you wanted something with a bit more... exclusivity ? Enter Bufori:...Read more
Everyone knows how expensive it is to maintain a supercar, so why not save some dosh and do it yourself? As shown by the Las Vegas-based Royalty Exotic Supercars channel on Youtube, completing something as simple as an...Read more
Kia’s last-gen Cerato was a hit with buyers, and it’s no surprise why. By...Read more
Like most people, you probably associate Renault with small, affordable hatchbacks. But, like every manufacturer sometimes, we see something unexpected from them. Case in point: the limited-edition Renault T High...Read more