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Articles by Peter Barnwell

Peter Barnwell

Peter Barnwell

Peter Barnwell is a former CarsGuide contributor and News Corp Australia Editor. During his decades of experience as an automotive expert, he has specialised in writing about performance vehicles.

I'll admit here and now, as a youth in Goulburn, NSW, I was a bit of a...Read more

Funky and roomy — it's a long way from the original 'brick with wheels'...Read more
The 3 Series just keeps improving with age. Far from having a mid-life...Read more
With a direct lineage going back to 1972, BMW's M5 is arguably responsible...Read more
Chrysler's V8, a box with attitude, adds an interior nearing luxury...Read more

Trophy truck racers give as good as they get in their 500kW off-road...Read more

Australia's motoring mecca plays host to a mob of marauding V8s....Read more

It's Italy mid-summer and it's 40 degrees in the shade but nothing can...Read more
Electric motors chime in with a trick transmission but on the flagship's...Read more
Lotus "chaps" are a fairly aloof lot, with a preference for like-minded...Read more
Talk about snap, crackle and pop. The soundtrack percolating from Range...Read more
Absolutely gorgeous. That's how we would describe the new Lexus RC350...Read more
Mazda's entry into the small SUV segment took too long allowing some of...Read more
For some reason, Hyundai canned the Sonata name a few years ago and usherd...Read more
Of all the cars we have driven over the past year, this stands out as one...Read more
The difference between the previous Subaru Outback and the new, generation...Read more
The thing to bear in mind here is what you get for your money. With $60,...Read more
Jumping straight out of Hyundai's new entry level Sonata into the top of...Read more
Roofless driving time is upon us as the hot summer sun slides into autumn...Read more