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McLaren 570S Spider review
  • Extraordinarily capable; Able to carry big speeds in the bends; Flawless handling; Dual-clutch gearbox is refined and fast; First-class materials and build quality; Huge stopping power; Ride comfort
  • Exhaust note still lacking; Infotainment screen difficult to read in sunlight

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9 / 10

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McLaren 570S Spider review

McLaren has lopped the roof off its 570S, but don't expect the new McLaren 570S Spider to be any less potent. It'll still go from 0-100km/h in just 3.2 seconds.

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Would you spend $10,000-plus to improve your lap time by two seconds?

Would you spend $10,000-plus to improve your lap time by two seconds?

This story has a long gestation, beginning as it does back in October last year. CarAdvice co-founder Tony Crawford, was given the enviable task of representing CarAdvice (and Australia)  in the 2016 Mazda MX-5 Cup Global Invitational, an SCCA sanctioned race meet at the challenging Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in Northern California...


2018 Peugeot 5008 review
Rating: 810 /10
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2018 Peugeot 5008 review

The new-generation 2018 Peugeot 5008 has gone from quirky MPV to stylish SUV, and it's likely to be far more popular with Australian buyers.


2017 Peugeot 3008 review
Rating: 7.510 /10
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2017 Peugeot 3008 review

A lot of faith has been placed in the Peugeot 3008, and it shows. But is it good enough to take on standout rivals in the medium SUV segment?


Hyundai aiming for European domination by 2021
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Hyundai aiming for European domination by 2021

Clearly, it was a big day for Hyundai in Dusseldorf, Germany last Thursday, where it put on a double world premiere with the all-new i30 N Performance hatch, as well a brand-new model in the C-segment, the i30 Fastback...


2017 Audi SQ5 review
Rating: 810 /10
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2017 Audi SQ5 review

With the introduction of the second-generation Audi SQ5, the German manufacturer has shelved the popular diesel in favour of a 3.0-litre turbo petrol.

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$99,611

2017 Audi RS5 likely better than claimed 0-100km/h time: Audi Sport tech boss
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2017 Audi RS5 likely better than claimed 0-100km/h time: Audi Sport tech boss

Better than the official sprint time? That’s according to Stephan Reil, Head of Technical Development, Audi Sport GmbH, who spoke with CarAdvice at the recent launch of the second-generation 2018 Audi RS5. Despite downsizing from a naturally aspirated 4.2-litre V8 to a 2...


2017 Volkswagen Golf 110TSI Highline review
Rating: 8.510 /10
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2017 Volkswagen Golf 110TSI Highline review

There wasn't much wrong with the seventh-generation Volkswagen Golf, but the new 7.5 version borders on perfection. It's quite possibly the best all-round hatchback ever built.

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$34,490

Electric models and SUVs key to Audi Sport’s future success
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Electric models and SUVs key to Audi Sport’s future success

Along with new engines and a new design direction, Audi Sport boss Stephan Winkelmann says he is committed to producing electric RS models, as well as more SUVs under Audi’s high-performance sub-brand. “Electrification is absolutely paramount for the success of tomorrow, but the point is when? At the moment, we are preparing a line-up that is bigger than before, because we need to go into those segments and body styles that are the most popular with buyers...


2017 Audi RS5 points to evolutionary design language, Audi Sport boss says
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2017 Audi RS5 points to evolutionary design language, Audi Sport boss says

That’s the message from Audi Sport boss Stephan Winklemann, who spoke exclusively with CarAdvice at the recent launch of the all-new, second-generation 2017 Audi RS5 in the tiny Principality of Andorra in the Pyrenees...


2017 Audi RS5 review
Rating: 8.510 /10
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2017 Audi RS5 review

The new-look, new-gen Audi RS5 promises big gains over its V8 predecessor by downsizing to a V6 – so how does it go?


2017 HSV GTSR Maloo review
Rating: 8.510 /10
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2017 HSV GTSR Maloo review

The HSV GTSR Maloo is the best version ever of the company's all-conquering V8 ute. But is it really worth 97 grand?

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McLaren still working on that all-important exhaust note
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McLaren still working on that all-important exhaust note

The one thing most high-performance sports cars share, is a memorable exhaust note. Think of Aston Martin, Ferrari, Jaguar, Lamborghini, Maserati and Porsche, and it’s the noise these cars make under full throttle that usually gets the heart racing as much as the head-turning looks...


McLaren’s production capacity guarantees greater exclusivity than Ferrari
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McLaren’s production capacity guarantees greater exclusivity than Ferrari

Sales of British sports car brand McLaren are on the rise, as the brand starts to resonate with buyers who previously had not even considered the storied marque, let alone a purchase. In 2016, the company sold 3286 cars, almost doubling sales of the previous year, as well as recording its fourth consecutive year of profitability...


McLaren 720S is a level above rivals, says McLaren boss
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McLaren 720S is a level above rivals, says McLaren boss

British sports carmaker McLaren unveiled its new-generation 720S for the first time in Australia this week, showing not only an evolution of the company's design language, but also a raft of new technologies that put it ahead of the game - according to George Biggs, managing director for McLaren Automotive's Asia Pacific arm...