Time Machine Tuesday: 1 May, 2018

Take a trip through the CarAdvice archives

People often say “don’t forget where you came from”. Although we’re focused on every new car, every last detail here at CarAdvice, we have an extensive back-catalogue of news stories, lifestyle yarns and reviews.

Here’s a look at what happened on the week of May 1 in years past.

1 May 2016: 2016 BMW M4 GTS DTM Safety Car revealed

On this day two years ago, BMW unveiled a special version of its wild M4 GTS track weapon, designed to be the pace car in Germany’s popular DTM racing series.

Just a handful of modifications were made, including a roll cage, fire extinguisher, six-point harness, roof-mounted LED bar and modified headlights to flash automatically as required.

Additionally, the M4 GTS DTM Safety Car got a special livery for the 2016 season.

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3 May 2013: Porsche 911 Turbo S revealed

It’s now been five years since the ‘991’ Porsche 911 Turbo S was revealed, packing 412kW of power and any transmission you desired – provided it was a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic.

Aided by a clever new all-wheel drive system, the 2013 911 Turbo S could sprint from 0-100km/h in just 3.2 seconds, on its way to a top speed of 318km/h.

More details here

1 May 2010: Hyundai Elantra debuts in Busan

The turn of the decade saw the previous-generation Hyundai Elantra make its public premiere at the Busan motor show in South Korea.

Badged as the ‘Avante’ in its home market, the Elantra was a big step forward from its predecessor in terms of design, and also featured a new 1.6-litre ‘Gamma’ petrol engine.

It eventually made  it to Australia a year later.

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1 May 2008: Volkswagen Amarok spied

It’s been a whole decade since we first saw spy photos of Volkswagen’s first ute – which would become the Amarok.

At the time, the new pick-up was believed to be named the ‘Robust’, developed to help the German automotive giant overtake Toyota as the world’s top-selling vehicle manufacturer.