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Audi Sport boss hints at future rear-wheel drive RS models
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Audi Sport boss hints at future rear-wheel drive RS models

There could be rear-wheel drive Audi RS vehicles on the horizon, but we don't know how close these cars are to being production ready or which model lines will be involved. Stephan Winkelmann, CEO of Audi Sport, dropped this hint during a chat with AutoExpress at Goodwood Festival of Speed about Quattro GmbH rebranding itself to Audi Sport...


Ford Mustang EcoBoost gains electronic line-lock burnout feature in the US
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Ford Mustang EcoBoost gains electronic line-lock burnout feature in the US

US versions the facelifted Ford Mustang fitted with the 2.3-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine will gain the tyre warming electronic electronic line-lock feature as standard. The feature will be fitted on all Mustang models regardless of whether they are equipped either a six-speed manual or 10-speed automatic...


GT2 RS could be a Nurburgring lap hero, if Porsche wills it
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GT2 RS could be a Nurburgring lap hero, if Porsche wills it

Stopping short of suggesting there was anything suspicious about the Huracan Performante’s recent record Nurburgring lap time, Porsche Vice President of Motorsport, Dr Frank-Steffen Walliser, says Porsche would attack a record lap slightly differently to its upstart Italian stablemate...


Aston Martin Vulcan AMR Pro revealed
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Aston Martin Vulcan AMR Pro revealed

The Aston Martin Vulcan AMR Pro has been revealed for the Goodwood Festival of Speed this week, bringing a range of aerodynamic enhancements to the British marque's already-manic track-only supercar. Compared to the 'standard' Vulcan, the Aston Martin Racing (AMR) Pro version gets new louvred panels above the front wheel arches to reduce aerodynamic lift,  dive planes at each side of the nose and a new front splitter with turning vanes to improve steering response...


Rolls-Royce Dawn Black Badge revealed - UPDATE
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Rolls-Royce Dawn Black Badge revealed - UPDATE

Update - Rolls-Royce's Australian division has given local pricing for the Dawn Black Badge. See bottom of article for details The stealthy Rolls-Royce Dawn Black Badge has been revealed for the Goodwood Festival of Speed this weekend...


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...


Gordon Murray visiting Goodwood with IGM-Ford
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Gordon Murray visiting Goodwood with IGM-Ford

Designer and former Formula-One title winner of the 1980s, Gordon Murray, will be making an appearance at Goodwood Festival of Speed this weekend, driving a car he designed and built. In 1967 and 1968, Murray made his first sports car in South Africa, the IGM-Ford, and will be ripping up the track in it on the Goodwood Hillclimb this weekend to celebrate his 50th year in the automotive industry...


2015 Ram 2500 and 3500 recalled for indicator fix
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2015 Ram 2500 and 3500 recalled for indicator fix

The Ram Trucks range has been recalled by local distributor American Special Vehicles (ASV), over concerns the turn signals may stop working without notification - 450 vehicles are affected. According to the manufacturer, the turn signal speed doesn't change when a globe isn't working...


Ron Dennis sells his stake in McLaren, will leave company
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Ron Dennis sells his stake in McLaren, will leave company

McLaren has confirmed Ron Dennis will sell his stake in the supercar maker and racing team operator, and will leave the company he's been involved with for 37 years. As part of his departure, a new company, the McLaren Group, will be formed to hold both McLaren Automotive, the supercar maker, and McLaren Technology Group, which owns the racing team...


Mille Miglia 2017: 90 years of automotive passion
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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...


Porsche GT2 RS revealed at Goodwood Festival of Speed
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Porsche GT2 RS revealed at Goodwood Festival of Speed

Porsche has chosen the 2017 Goodwood Festival of Speed for the public unveiling of the most powerful street-legal 911 of all time. Powered by a 3.8-litre twin-turbo flat-six engine delivering a staggering 515kW of power and 750Nm of torque, the new 911 GT2 RS will accelerate from 0-100km/h in 2.8 seconds, on its way to a top speed of 340km/h. The 3...


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...


2018 Maserati GranCabrio, GranTurismo fully revealed for Goodwood
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2018 Maserati GranCabrio, GranTurismo fully revealed for Goodwood

The facelifted 2018 Maserati GranCabrio and GranTurismo twins have been fully unveiled this week for the Goodwood Festival of Speed, giving us a proper look at the exterior and interior revisions for the Italian company's four-seater sports car...


Holden completes first test of turbo V6 'Supercar'
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Holden completes first test of turbo V6 'Supercar'

Holden Motorsport has undertaken its first test of the turbo V6 engine it will race in the Supercars series from 2019. The new powerplant, sourced from the forthcoming and fully imported Opel Insignia that will replace the Holden Commodore in Australian showrooms from next year, was transplanted into the Red Bull Holden Racing Team ‘Sandman’ test mule for its initial shakedown at Norwell Motorplex on the Gold Coast this week...


CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for June 30, 2017
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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for June 30, 2017

Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk, a regular video wrap of the latest happenings in the automotive world and Australia's new-car market. Keeping you in the loop, Tegan Lawson presents a weekly video from the CarAdvice Garage, with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews...