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Curt Dupriez

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2017 Jaguar XF Portfolio 25t review
  • Frugality meets refinement when driven leisurely and out on the open road; Slick road presence outside and a real sense of occasion inside; Surprisingly capable handler when you fancy some twisty road grand touring
  • Cheap plastics and switchgear remains the Jaguar curse; Turbocharged 2.0-litre four noisy and works hard for its keep; Powertrain can be caught snoozing when called to action stations; Not enough standard-fitment goodies for high Portfolio spec and options really start to stack up

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7 / 10

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2017 Jaguar XF Portfolio 25t review

The Jaguar XF Portfolio 25t aims high on luxury and low on engine outputs. But is this a compelling enough combination to make for an attractive premium limo experience?

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Audi S4 v Mercedes-AMG C43 sedan comparison
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Audi S4 v Mercedes-AMG C43 sedan comparison

The S4 and C43 represent the entry point into Audi's and Mercedes-AMG's performance mid-sedan ranges. Are they merely facsimiles of their go-faster stablemates, or properly desirable luxo-sports Euros in their own right? And which one is the CarAdvice pick?


2017 Mercedes-AMG GT C Roadster review
Rating: 910 /10
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2017 Mercedes-AMG GT C Roadster review

This is the 2017 Mercedes-AMG GT C Roadster. The big question: Has lopping the roof off AMG's GT halo car robbed it of its monster performance credentials and visceral pleasures? Curt heads to Arizona to find out.

Priced At
$284,000 - $339,000

Audi R8 V10 Plus v Audi A3 1.0 TFSI comparison
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Audi R8 V10 Plus v Audi A3 1.0 TFSI comparison

The latest R8 V10 Plus, with an incredible 449kW and 560Nm from its naturally aspirated 5.2-litre V10, is the most-powerful road car Audi has ever devised. On paper, it's also the quickest. But power and pace comes at a price: almost $390k – $389,616 to be exact – before on-roads or before you even think about ticking any options boxes...


2017 BMW 5 Series review
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2017 BMW 5 Series review

The all-new BMW 5 Series blends classic styling, smart engineering and lashings of new-school technology. How does it fare in local conditions now it's landed in Australia?


World's Greatest Driving Roads: Western Cape, South Africa

World's Greatest Driving Roads: Western Cape, South Africa

For many of us, when targeting great driving road hot spots to explore across the globe, South Africa doesn't come immediately to mind. Nor is it much of a holiday list topper, at least for those who aren't in 'the know' and haven't sampled the colour and diversity the rainbow nation has to offer...


2017 Lexus GS F review
Rating: 810 /10
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2017 Lexus GS F review

Lexus has updated its rear-driven V8 muscle car, the GS F, for 2017. But does the new adaptive suspension trickery improve the breed?

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$153,540 - $156,500

2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio track review
Rating: 810 /10
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2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio track review

The much anticipated Giulia QV high-performance four-door sedan bears the weight of the 'Alfa Romeo renaissance' on its shoulders. But is the Aussie-spec version good enough on track to wear the four-leaf clover crown?

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$143,900

Alfa Romeo Giulia coupe set for Geneva debut
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Alfa Romeo Giulia coupe set for Geneva debut

It now seems almost certain Alfa Romeo will unveil a two-door coupe version of its mid-sized Giulia sedan at the Geneva motor show in March. It will undoubtedly revive the classic 'Sprint' nameplate and will likely to be revealed alongside a two-door convertible version...


2017 Porsche 911 GTS review
Rating: 910 /10
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2017 Porsche 911 GTS review

With a staggering 34 variants of Porsche's iconic 911 available, where does the new GTS range fit? Curt Dupriez finds out.

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$279,000 - $316,600

2016 VW Touareg V6 TDI Wolfsburg Edition review
Rating: 810 /10
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2016 VW Touareg V6 TDI Wolfsburg Edition review

Volkswagen gives its mid-spec Touareg V6 TDI the Wolfsburg Edition treatment, but can the updates keep the shine on the ageing large SUV with premium aspirations?

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$88,990

2017 Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid review
Rating: 8.510 /10
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2017 Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid review

Is Porsche's new hybrid Panamera edging closer to the 'wow' factor of the marque's iconic 911? Curt Dupriez finds out.

Priced At
$242,600

2017 Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid pricing and specs
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2017 Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid pricing and specs

Although Australian pricing for the 2017 Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid was revealed back in September last year, local specification details for the plug-in hybrid five-door limousine have only just been released to coincide with the variant's global launch program this week...


2017 Audi TT S Coupe review
Rating: 810 /10
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2017 Audi TT S Coupe review

The current top-dog Audi TT S Coupe proved fast and ferocious at its local launch. But, with the stove-hot TT RS on the horizon, is the soon-to-be middle model as sporting and as comfortable as it should be over a week-long test?

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$100,855

Top driving roads around Sydney: Bell, Oberon and Abercrombie River

Top driving roads around Sydney: Bell, Oberon and Abercrombie River

Compiling a short list of cracking driving roads near Sydney might seem the no-brainer though it comes with more 'buts' than a cigarette factory (if you added another 't', of course). Particularly if you throw in the criterion that a good drive is one that can be traversed in one day...