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Nurburgring lap times are now meaningless

There was a time, not too long ago, when a lap time of under eight minutes around the infamous Nurburgring, truly meant something. It was a crude but accepted method for being able to compare one extra-special car’s track ability with another...

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Lamborghini PHEV coming, V12 staying atmo and turbo V10 likely
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Lamborghini PHEV coming, V12 staying atmo and turbo V10 likely

Lamborghini has outlined plans for its powertrain line-up, confirming its first plug-in hybrid will arrive in 2020, while the brand seeks to maintain its naturally aspirated V12 engine for as long as possible. The CEO of Lamborghini, Stefano Domenicali, confirmed to CarAdvice at the Geneva motor show this week that the first plug-in hybrid from Lamborghini will be the second powertrain of the upcoming 2018 Urus SUV, set to be released in 2020...


Lamborghini Urus SUV not necessary for brand's survival
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Lamborghini Urus SUV not necessary for brand's survival

The Lamborghini Urus SUV is destined for its world premiere towards the end of this year, with the model going on sale in March 2018. Lamborghini says it will double overall sales with the new model, comfortably, without hurting the brand's feeling of exclusivity...


Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross Ralliart possible, no plans for Evolution XI
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Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross Ralliart possible, no plans for Evolution XI

The newly unveiled Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross may lend itself to a sportier Ralliart variant in the short-term future if there is market demand, the model’s project leader says. Speaking to CarAdvice at the Geneva motor show this week, Hiroshi Yamauchi, the boss of small- and medium-segment vehicles at Mitsubishi, admitted that a Ralliart model will be one option the brand could take with its recently launched Eclipse Cross, however he insisted that there would be no Evolution model...


Holden involved in Opel Insignia development since 2012
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Holden involved in Opel Insignia development since 2012

Opel says Holden’s involvement in the Insignia has been integral to the project since day one, with both design and engineering input from Australia shaping the next-generation Commodore from as far back as 2012. The Insignia, which will become the new 2018 Holden Commodore, has been engineered and designed by Opel in Europe, but the team in Australia had been actively involved with the project from the get-go...


Lamborghini has ‘nothing to hide’ with Huracan Performante Nurburgring lap time
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Lamborghini has ‘nothing to hide’ with Huracan Performante Nurburgring lap time

Lamborghini says that its record-shattering lap time around the Nurburgring is genuine and verified, despite the internet being abuzz with accusations arguing otherwise. The Lamborghini Huracan Performante claimed the fastest production car lap record at the famed Nurburgring Nordschleife late last year, with the raging bull lapping the German circuit in six minutes 52...


Mitsubishi's internal culture needs changing: new operations chief
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Mitsubishi's internal culture needs changing: new operations chief

The newly-appointed chief operating officer of Mitsubishi Motors admits that the culture of the Japanese company needs to change, for the brand to move forward. Trevor Mann, the long-time Nissan executive that was appointed as COO of Mitsubishi after the alliance between Renault-Nissan extended to Mitsubishi late last year, acknowledges that fundamental cultural change is needed...


Next-generation Mitsubishi Pajero and Nissan Patrol to share platform
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Next-generation Mitsubishi Pajero and Nissan Patrol to share platform

The replacement for the ageing Mitsubishi Pajero will most likely be a joint project with the Nissan Patrol, as the alliance between the two Japanese brands seeks to find a technical solution to the environmental requirements on the development of large off-road capable vehicles...


Mitsubishi not sustainable without Renault-Nissan alliance
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Mitsubishi not sustainable without Renault-Nissan alliance

The merger of Mitsubishi and the Renault-Nissan alliance has saved the iconic Japanese brand, according to the brand’s chief operating officer. Speaking to CarAdvice at the Geneva Motor Show today, Trevor Mann, the long-time Nissan executive and recently appointed chief operating officer of Mitsubishi Motors, says that while the situation with Mitsubishi wasn’t as dire as when Nissan merged with Renault back in 1999, there are a lot of similarities...


Mitsubishi Lancer future in doubt: 'Do we need it', new operations boss asks
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Mitsubishi Lancer future in doubt: 'Do we need it', new operations boss asks

Mitsubishi says it will likely focus on its strong points in the SUV and light commercial vehicle segments while it looks to rebuild its fortunes, before venturing back into the passenger car segment. The news signals a potential end for models such as Lancer and Mirage in short to medium term...


Cadillac: Australia still a part of its future game plan
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Cadillac: Australia still a part of its future game plan

General Motors' luxury brand Cadillac has confirmed that building right-hand-drive vehicles is very much part of it future game plan, once it has further established itself a global player. Having previously come extremely close to launching the brand in Australia, Cadillac now appears to be gearing up for another go in the new decade...


General Motors: 'European market too challenging'
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General Motors: 'European market too challenging'

General Motors says it could no longer continue to be profitable in Europe with the changing market demands and regulatory requirements, following the sale of Opel and Vauxhall to PSA Group. Speaking to the Australian media at the Geneva motor show today, the president of General Motors, Dan Ammann, confirmed the challenges facing the American giant in Europe were too much...


Holden part of GM’s sustainable profit-focused future
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Holden part of GM’s sustainable profit-focused future

General Motors says it sees Holden as part of its future to maintain businesses that are sustainable and profitable in the long term. Speaking to the Australian media at the Geneva Motor Show today, the president of General Motors, Dan Ammann, emphasised GM’s plan to ensure its global operations show strong signs of efficient growth...


General Motors '100 per cent' committed to Holden despite Opel sale
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General Motors '100 per cent' committed to Holden despite Opel sale

General Motors confirmed it is completely committed to the future of Holden in Australia, following the sale of Opel and Vauxhall to the Peugeot Citroen (PSA) group in Europe yesterday. Speaking to the Australian media at the Geneva Motor Show today, Dan Ammann, the president of General Motors, said the sale of Opel and Vauxhall should have no real material impact on the operation of Holden in the short to medium future...


BMW M4 Competition v Mercedes-AMG C63 S Coupe track comparison
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BMW M4 Competition v Mercedes-AMG C63 S Coupe track comparison

The battle of BMW’s M division against Mercedes-AMG has been raging for decades. The Bavarians have never gone for a power war with the folks from Affalterbach, preferring instead to focus on a power-to-weight ratio formula that sees them maintain the purists' status amongst the hooligan nature of old AMGs...