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David Zalstein

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Sebastien Ogier trades WRC for F1 and drives Vettel’s old Red Bull RB7

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Sebastien Ogier trades WRC for F1 and drives Vettel’s old Red Bull RB7

Even World Rally Championship (WRC) drivers want to be Formula One drivers. And proving it, four-time WRC champion Sebastien Ogier has scored his dream drive in a V8-powered Red Bull Racing F1 car...

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Audi TT RS Coupe v Porsche 718 Cayman S comparison
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Audi TT RS Coupe v Porsche 718 Cayman S comparison

The all-paw 2017 Audi TT RS Coupe or the rear-drive 2017 Porsche 718 Cayman S? It’s German versus German in this $140,000 turbocharged sports car battle…


Volkswagen Transporter gets tippy truck conversion, and our inner child wants one
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Volkswagen Transporter gets tippy truck conversion, and our inner child wants one

We all love a trusty Volkswagen Transporter. And who doesn't love a tippy truck? Well, a UK firm has developed a new tipper body cab chassis variant of the popular Volkswagen Transporter, uniquely combining two things we have a soft spot for...


Korean cars are cool now. Deal with it.
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Korean cars are cool now. Deal with it.

The first car I ever drove – and the car I learned to drive in – was a second-generation X2 Hyundai Excel. It was red. It was not faster than anything. At the time, too, Korean cars were about as far from being ‘cool’ as you could imagine. There are some cars people get excited about at the mere mention of their name: think R8, M3, Diablo, F1, etc...


HSV GTSR arrives in UK; looks weird with Pommy plates on it
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HSV GTSR arrives in UK; looks weird with Pommy plates on it

Last month we told you about 15 very special Aussie HSV GTSR beasts that were bound for the UK and set to be rebadged as Vauxhall VXR8 GTS-Rs. Well, they've arrived… and they look a bit strange wearing British number plates. “They’re finally here,” Vauxhall proclaimed in a press release alerting media to a stack of fresh hi-res images of its newly-arrived VXR8 GTS-R...


Renault celebrates 40 years of F1 with an actual 'yellow teapot'
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Renault celebrates 40 years of F1 with an actual 'yellow teapot'

To celebrate 40 years since first entering the world of Formula One in 1977 with the RS01 – a car powered by the sport's first turbocharged engine – French marque Renault has designed and built an actual yellow teapot...


2018 Mercedes-AMG GLC63 S pricing and specs
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2018 Mercedes-AMG GLC63 S pricing and specs

Australian pricing and specifications for the soon-to-arrive 2018 Mercedes-AMG GLC63 S wagon and Coupe have been announced, with prices for the unashamedly brisk SUV kicking off at $164,900 (before on-road costs). Employing the same twin-turbo 4...


2018 Peugeot 3008DKR Maxi revealed as French marque eyes third straight Dakar win
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2018 Peugeot 3008DKR Maxi revealed as French marque eyes third straight Dakar win

Winning the treacherous Dakar Rally is a massive achievement in its own right. Winning six, then, is pretty damn respectable. Now though, Peugeot has revealed its latest off-road rally weapon it hopes will secure its seventh overall, and third straight, Dakar victory: the Peugeot 3008DKR Maxi...


Mille Miglia 2017: 90 years of automotive passion

Mille Miglia 2017: 90 years of automotive passion

Dating back to 1927, Italy’s Mille Miglia is one of the most iconic and historic road races on the planet. First run in the same year as the debut race on Germany’s infamous Nurburgring Nordschleife, the Mille Miglia, or ‘Thousand Miles’, starts and finishes in Brescia in northern Italy...


McLaren 720S: 280,000-plus piece 1:1 Lego project for Goodwood showgoers
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McLaren 720S: 280,000-plus piece 1:1 Lego project for Goodwood showgoers

That's right! Never mind the 161-piece Speed Champions series LEGO McLaren 720S announced in August - that's child's play. McLaren is bringing a 1:1 scale LEGO-fied version of its latest supercar to this week's 2017 Goodwood Festival of Speed, and it's comprised of more than 280,000 LEGO bricks...


Victorian road safety camera network under investigation following virus infection
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Victorian road safety camera network under investigation following virus infection

The Victorian Government has called for an immediate investigation into the State's 280-strong road safety camera network, following the discovery that a software virus had infected more than 90 cameras since June 6...


2018 Renault Megane RS: two chassis and four-wheel steering confirmed for French hot hatch
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2018 Renault Megane RS: two chassis and four-wheel steering confirmed for French hot hatch

With anticipation building ahead of its expected 2017 Frankfurt motor show unveiling, Renault has officially announced that its all-new 2018 Renault Megane RS will not only feature a choice of two chassis setups, but also the first-time addition of four-wheel steering...


World’s greatest driving roads: Todi to Orvieto, Italy

World’s greatest driving roads: Todi to Orvieto, Italy

Let me start by saying, if you've never been to Italy – anywhere in Italy – go. Book a flight, pack a bag, and go. It's every bit as stupendously stunning as everyone returning from said European destination annoyingly says it is. Apart from being a venerable hotbed of topographic and gastronomic delights, Italy is chock-full of some incredible stretches of road...


Ford Mustang GT Fastback v Ford Mustang GT Performance Parts comparison
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Ford Mustang GT Fastback v Ford Mustang GT Performance Parts comparison

What better to way to see if Ford’s newest range of factory-backed Ford Mustang performance parts are worth the money, than by putting them up against a standard Mustang?


Alfa Romeo Giulietta inspires high-performance… suit?
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Alfa Romeo Giulietta inspires high-performance… suit?

Italy's Alfa Romeo Giulietta has apparently inspired a British suit company to develop an "all-weather high-performance" suit. Yup, a suit. Designed and manufactured by UK tailor Hawes & Curtis, the uniquely tailored digs – referred to, at this stage anyway, as a “concept suit” – is said to blend Italian wool with a water-resistant finish, providing its wearer with a claimed ‘all-weather’ suit...