IN BRIEF

OH, INTERNET

THE internet, as always, has taken things a step further for the somewhat unloved AU Falcon, retrofitting front ends onto everything from a Ferrari F40 to a Nissan Stagea to a Nissan S15 Silvia (200SX in Australia) to the Bathurst-winning Gibson Motorsport Nissan R32 GT-R.

If you were a fan of terrible AU Falcon puns, you could even say this kind of photoshop work is the internet’s Forte. The car’s rugged, can-do attitude is typified by the excellent FB page ‘AU Falcons doing incredible things’, which is well worth signing up to if you’re a fan of all things Ford (or even if you’re not).

HOTTED-UP YARIS

AFTER years in the performance wilderness, Toyota is intent on recovering its fast-car mojo, leveraging its return to the World Rally Championship by turning the wick up on its Yaris and taking the fight to the likes of the Ford Fiesta ST and VW Polo GTI.

Dubbed the Yaris Sport, unfortunately details on the new challenger are extremely scarce, with Toyota only confirming the car will have “more than 155kW”.

Sadly, it’s for Japan and Europe only, with Toyota’s local arm confirming the Yaris Sport won’t be making it Down Under.