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Citroen DS3 Racing hot-hatch ruled out

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Citroen DS3 Racing hot-hatch ruled out

The Citroen DS3 Racing, the fastest version of the French brand’s C3-based hot-hatch, has been ruled out of Australia owing to local vehicle regulations. Citroen’s Australian importer, Ateco Automotive, had been looking to import the sportiest version of its Mini-rivalling DS3, which launched here in the latter part of 2010...

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Ferrari plans super-exclusive collectors' club
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Ferrari plans super-exclusive collectors' club

They say money can’t buy you happiness, and it certainly seems even those who can afford a Ferrari have been upset by the world’s most recognisable automotive brand. Ferrari boss Luca di Montezemolo has told industry journal Automotive News Europe that the Italian marque is looking to establish a new collectors’ club after a number of Ferrari owners complained about missing out on the limited edition 2010 Ferrari SA Aperta...


2012 Audi A1 Sportback unveiled
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2012 Audi A1 Sportback unveiled

Audi has released details and pictures of its 2012 A1 Sportback – the five-door version of its Mini rival. The more practical version of the three-door A1 that was launched locally in December 2010 will go on sale in Australia in mid 2012. It will expand an A1 line-up that has already been a sales success both globally and in Australia and will become Audi’s best-selling model, according to the car maker...


How to get a kick out of the 2013 Ford Escape
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How to get a kick out of the 2013 Ford Escape

It’s not everyday a car maker asks motorists to put the boot into one of its vehicle – but that’s just what Ford expects from owners of its 2013 Escape compact SUV. The 2013 Ford Escape revealed at this week’s 2011 Los Angeles motor show features a clever hands-free electronic tailgate that opens and closes simply by kicking a leg under the rear bumper...


2013 Ford Escape revealed at 2011 Los Angeles motor show
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2013 Ford Escape revealed at 2011 Los Angeles motor show

The 2013 Ford Escape has been revealed ahead of its global debut at the 2011 Los Angeles motor show - and its expected arrival in Australia in early 2013. Ford's new compact SUV is based on the platform of the Focus small car and will replace the ageing Escape in both Australia and the US, as well as the more current Kuga in Europe...


Ferrari 458 GT3 sets new Bathurst lap record
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Ferrari 458 GT3 sets new Bathurst lap record

A Ferrari 458 GT3, the motorsport-focused version of the prancing horse’s 458 Italia supercar, has set a new lap record for closed-wheel race cars at Australia’s world-famous Bathurst circuit. The V8-powered Ferrari clocked a time of 2min:04.9 seconds during a weekend practice session around the 6.2-kilometre track...


Mercedes-Benz to launch new twin-turbo V6
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Mercedes-Benz to launch new twin-turbo V6

Mercedes-Benz is set to expand its V6 petrol engine range with a new twin-turbocharged 3.0-litre version. A Mercedes insider has told CarAdvice the new boosted V6 will produce at least 250kW and more than 400Nm. The figures mean the engine will surpass the 225kW/370Nm of the company’s current normally aspirated 3...