Stephen Ottley

Stephen Ottley

Stephen Ottley has been obsessed with all things car related since he was walking. His career began living the dream, covering motor racing around Australia and the world. And he’s still happy to talk and watch motor racing all day.


Comparison: what's the best compact luxury SUV?


Stephen Ottley Mercedes' latest takes on BMW and Audi's best for baby SUV bragging rights.


Mercedes unveils new C-Class wagon

Mercedes-Benz C-Class

Stephen Ottley German maker's latest family hauler allows you to find your car using your phone.


When supercars turn tacky

Stephen Ottley Owning a Ferrari should be a golden experience - but surely not like this.


A Volvo wagon, but not as we know it

Stephen Ottley Estate concept to be unveiled next week previews new design direction.


Someone paid $3.2m for this truck


Stephen Ottley A 1960s-era motor racing transporter has sparked a bizarre bidding war.


Mercedes F1 racer sells for $32m

Mercedes racer sells for $32m

Stephen Ottley Grand prix winner driven by Fangio sets new world record auction price.

Imagine owning John Lennon's Ferrari

John Lennon's 1965 Ferrari 330GT.

Stephen Ottley Beatles singer’s first car goes up for auction for a second time.


Audi plans diesel supercar

German giant will use racing technology to build diesel-powered supercar.

Stephen Ottley German giant will use racing technology to build a supercar to rival the LaFerrari.


Mercedes-Benz plans autopilot car for this year

Stephen Ottley, David McCowen Your car could soon be driving you to work or up the highway on holidays.

Garage speed

For sale: The racing car you can’t race

Mercedes-Benz SLS GT3 '45th anniversary'

Stephen Ottley It costs more than $500,000 but Mercedes new SLS racer is designed for the garage.

007 motors

Top 10 James Bond cars


Stephen Ottley The British spy turns 50 this week and in that time he’s managed to drive quite a collection of cars, we rate his best.

Down size

First drive: Jaguar XJ

Jaguar XJ.

Stephen Ottley British brand downsizes to four- and six-cylinder engines to appeal to a wider audience.

New look

Mazda upgrades MX-5

Mazda MX-5.

Stephen Ottley No more power but updated sports car gets aggressive to combat new rivals.

McLaren reveals fastest 12C

McLaren MP4-12C Can-Am.

Stephen Ottley In a nod to its past McLaren has unveiled the fastest version yet of its MP4-12C supercar – the 12C Can-Am Edition.

Why F1 is suddenly a must-see

Formula one

Stephen Ottley After years of predictability, F1 has finally struck upon a winning formula with no clear favourites.

Christmas on wheels: Gifts for car lovers

Car related christmas presents.

Stephen Ottley and Erin Cunneen Our complete gift guide to cover every motorist from petrolheads and caual commuters.

Quick Spin: Jaguar XKR-S

Jaguar XKR-S

Stephen Ottley Why the fastest leaping cat can't live up to the hype.

Playground for petrolheads

exotic cars

Stephen Ottley What would you do if you were a multimillionaire with a passion for fast cars? Well, you could build your own racetrack.

Diesel power

Mercedes wins Car of the Year

Winners List

Stephen Ottley If you think diesel is only for truckies, think again. A diesel-powered car has won Drive’s Car of the Year award for the first time.