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Stephan Winkelmann: Bugatti confirms Audi Sport boss as new president

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Stephan Winkelmann: Bugatti confirms Audi Sport boss as new president

Stephan Winkelmann has been confirmed as the new president of Bugatti. Winkelmann, who is currently managing director at Audi Sport GmbH, will take over from Wolfgang Dürheimer at the start of January 2018, after Dürheimer announced his retirement...

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2018 Porsche 911 Carrera T revealed, arriving Down Under Q2 2018
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2018 Porsche 911 Carrera T revealed, arriving Down Under Q2 2018

Porsche has unveiled the 2018 911 Carrera T, a pared-back take on the base 911. Under the bonnet is the same 3.0-litre turbocharged flat-six as the base 911, making 272kW of power and 450Nm of torque. It’s hooked up to a seven-speed manual gearbox with a shortened gear ratios, while the seven-speed PDK dual-clutch transmission will also be available...


2018 Ford Focus ST wagon spied with Volvo-like eyes
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2018 Ford Focus ST wagon spied with Volvo-like eyes

The upcoming 2018 Ford Focus ST Wagon has been spied at the Nurburgring, sporting a set of Volvo-esque daytime running lights. Although the prototype doesn’t wear any badges, its gaping front grille, prominent rear spoiler, diffuser-style rear bumper and twin exhaust all strongly suggest it's the performance-focused ST variant...


NRMA confirms $10m EV plan, car makers push for govt support
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NRMA confirms $10m EV plan, car makers push for govt support

A report from the NRMA and Electric Vehicle Council has called for greater Government support of battery-powered vehicles. The Future is Electric lays out a six-point plan for accelerating the adoption of electric vehicles in Australia, arguing “the humble car is undergoing a major paradigm shift”...


Kia slams Stinger for SEMA
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Kia slams Stinger for SEMA

The 2018 Kia Stinger has only just landed, but the Korean manufacturer has already handed it over to West Coast Customs for a wide-body makeover. There’s only one image of the car at the moment, but the tweaked Stinger GT certainly shows some serious promise, with aggressively-flared arches and an angry-looking diffuser...


Volkswagen to tackle Pikes Peak with electric racer in 2018
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Volkswagen to tackle Pikes Peak with electric racer in 2018

Volkswagen has confirmed its plans to return to the Pikes Peak International Hillclimb in 2018.  After a series of teasers on Twitter running with the tagline ‘1Score2Settle’ – a reference to the last time it competed in the famous Colorado hillclimb – the company officially announced it would be taking an all-wheel drive electric racer to the event...


2014-15 Peugeot 4008 recalled for stalling fix
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2014-15 Peugeot 4008 recalled for stalling fix

Peugeot has issued a recall notice for model-year 2014-15 4008 SUVs over concerns of a faulty power relay. The company says the power relay in 939 units may overheat, resulting in a failure. If the relay fails, it could cause the engine to stall while driving. It may also stop the car restarting, or activate a “failsafe” mode which results in a “loss of engine power”...


Holden pays tribute to 69 years of Australian vehicle manufacturing
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Holden pays tribute to 69 years of Australian vehicle manufacturing

Holden has paid tribute to its local manufacturing history, as the Elizabeth Plant in South Australia closes its doors for good. The final Commodore – a VF II SS V Redline – rolled off the production line at 10:45 this morning, ending 69 years worth of locally-built GM products for the Australian market...


Hyundai Elantra BTR Edition revealed for SEMA
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Hyundai Elantra BTR Edition revealed for SEMA

Hyundai has wheeled out another hotted-up show car ahead of the SEMA show later this month - the BTR Edition Elantra Sport concept. Designed in conjunction with Blood Type Racing, the BTR Edition builds on the standard Elantra Sport – known as the SR Turbo in Australia – platform with some fairly serious performance upgrades...


Waymo's driverless cars make thousands of decisions every second to keep you alive
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Waymo's driverless cars make thousands of decisions every second to keep you alive

Google’s self-driving project, Waymo, has shared a safety report with the US Transport Department, shining a light on how it operates its autonomous test fleet. The detailed report looks at how the systems in Waymo cars operate, the type of data they record, what happens when something goes wrong and how the car deals with an accident...


McLaren previews track-focussed Ultimate Series supercar
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McLaren previews track-focussed Ultimate Series supercar

McLaren Automotive has today confirmed the upcoming BP23 'Hyper GT' will be joined by a track-focussed supercar in the company's Ultimate Series line-up. Sitting alongside the three-seat BP23 in the ultra-exclusive Ultimate Series range, the as-yet unnamed car will be unveiled early in 2018...


Aussie students win miniature F1 contest in Malaysia
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Aussie students win miniature F1 contest in Malaysia

A team of Australian high school students has beaten teams from 27 countries in a competition to create a miniature Formula 1 car. The competition is part of the F1 in Schools program, and involved 50 teams. The team, dubbed ‘Hyperdrive’, was made up of four students from Melbourne's Trinity Grammar, and received support from Swinburne University...


Tesla completes Supercharger network between Adelaide, Melbourne, Brisbane
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Tesla completes Supercharger network between Adelaide, Melbourne, Brisbane

Tesla has continued the expansion of its charging network in Australia, with five new Superchargers in Victoria, South Australia and Western Australia. A charge station in Horsham means the Supercharger link between Melbourne and Adelaide is now complete, while stations in Keith, Clare Valley and the Adelaide city centre are designed to allow Model S and Model X owners to travel between Adelaide and Brisbane without running flat...


Nuon Solar Team wins World Solar Challenge
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Nuon Solar Team wins World Solar Challenge

The Nuon Solar Team has taken out the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge at an average speed of 81.2 km/h, running from Darwin to Adelaide two hours faster than its nearest competitor. The Dutch team led the University of Michigan and Belgian entry Punch Powertrain Solar Team in the headline Challenger Class...


2018 Jeep Cherokee spied: Goodbye quirky headlights
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2018 Jeep Cherokee spied: Goodbye quirky headlights

The facelifted Jeep Cherokee has been spied during testing, revealing a new, cleaner nose to replace the polarising current split-headlight design. Although much of the car is covered, it’s clear the updated car will have a face far more similar to that of the Grand Cherokee and Compass. That means no more two-tier lighting, and no more awkward beaky grille...