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Mitsubishi significantly upgrading its R&D arm
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Mitsubishi significantly upgrading its R&D arm

Mitsubishi Motors is tipping about $400 million into a major renovation of its research and development (R&D) centre in Okazaki, in Japan's Aichi Prefecture. Among the upgrades will be the rebuilding of the three main facilities: the main office building, environmental testing facility and the wind tunnel. "Investment in this project is to be around 33 billion yen...


Porsche 911 GT3 RS Lego crash test is weirdly satisfying
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Porsche 911 GT3 RS Lego crash test is weirdly satisfying

German automotive organisation, ADAC (equivalent of NRMA, RACQ or RACV), has performed a crash test on the Porsche 911 GT3 RS Lego Technic set, and it is sensational - not least because you're unlikely to see a real 911 crash-tested anytime soon...


BMW M8 teased, Le Mans comeback confirmed
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BMW M8 teased, Le Mans comeback confirmed

A flagship BMW M8 will headline the upcoming BMW 8 Series range, the company has confirmed, revealing a camouflaged example today - just hours after revealing the new Concept 8 Series show car. Described by the company as the "icing on the cake" of the new 8 Series line-up, the the new BMW M8 also marks BMW Motorsport's return to Le Mans, with a race-spec M8 GTE currently under development, and scheduled to make its racing debut at the Daytona 24 Hours in January 2018...


Mercedes-AMG launches seriously limited AMG GT3 Edition 50
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Mercedes-AMG launches seriously limited AMG GT3 Edition 50

Mercedes-AMG has kicked off its 50th anniversary celebrations with a new, strictly limited-edition, AMG GT3 Edition 50. Limited to a production run of just five cars (yes, that’s right, five cars), the Edition 50 features a unique colour concept featuring on a Mercedes-AMG car for the first time...


2018 Renault Megane RS will have dual-clutch transmission option
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2018 Renault Megane RS will have dual-clutch transmission option

The Renault Megane RS will be offered with both manual and dual-clutch transmission options. Renault confirmed this news overnight, although it didn't state how many gears will be present on each gearbox. Other details about the car have yet to be confirmed...


Maserati Levante was almost a Jeep Grand Cherokee with bling
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Maserati Levante was almost a Jeep Grand Cherokee with bling

If it wasn't for a ballsy intervention by FCA boss Sergio Marchionne, Maserati's first SUV would have been based on the Jeep Grand Cherokee. Levante development had commenced on the Grand Cherokee platform, with over a year of progress before work was halted...


World's greatest driving roads: Highway 89 A, Arizona, USA
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World's greatest driving roads: Highway 89 A, Arizona, USA

I've just discovered that I love desert. No, not double-cream-topped, Belgian-choc-filled, Heston Blumenthal-frozen Masterchef-style dessert, but the sun-scorched, dusty, cactus-smattered, don't-go-wandering-off-or-you'll-die environment of America's Wild West. On my first-ever visit, I've become smitten by Arizona, and all of the (ahem) good, the bad and the ugliness it crams inside 300,000 square kilometres...


Lamborghini Urus hybrid to offset V10 and V12 emissions
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Lamborghini Urus hybrid to offset V10 and V12 emissions

The second model in the upcoming Lamborghini Urus SUV will utilise a hybrid powertrain that will help bring the average fleet emissions of the Italian brand down and keep the naturally-aspirated V10 and V12 models in existence amid toughening emission restrictions...


Mercedes-Benz 'EQA' hatch heading to Frankfurt - report
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Mercedes-Benz 'EQA' hatch heading to Frankfurt - report

German marque Mercedes-Benz is planning to reveal the next member of its EQ electric sub-brand at this year's Frankfurt motor show in September, according to a new report out of the UK. Autocar claims the vehicle will preview the company's entry-level EV, dubbed 'EQA', which will go on sale around the year 2020...


Volvo three-cylinder petrol engine confirmed for XC40, S60 and V60
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Volvo three-cylinder petrol engine confirmed for XC40, S60 and V60

The Volvo brand made quite a ruckus a few years ago when it declared it wouldn’t offer any engines larger than four cylinders. It has stayed true to that mantra, and will soon add an even smaller three-cylinder engine to its range. The new three-cylinder engine will be a variation on Volvo's 2...


World's fastest go-kart reaches 0-60mph in 1.5 seconds
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World's fastest go-kart reaches 0-60mph in 1.5 seconds

The world's fastest go-kart, the C5 Blast Go-Kart Ultimate, is claiming a 0-60mph (97km/h) time of just 1.5-seconds, making it nearly twice as fast as the most potent Tesla Model S. It's produced by Canadian company, Daymak - known for making ATVs, scooters and electric bikes - and tested in Toronto...


2011-2016 Audi A4, A5, A6 recalled for fire risk - UPDATE
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2011-2016 Audi A4, A5, A6 recalled for fire risk - UPDATE

Update - The original version of this article showed a current-generation 'B9' Audi A4, which isn't affected by the recall Audi has recalled 2252 vehicles across its 2011 to 2016 A4, A5 and A6 lines over concerns a faulty coolant pump could pose a fire risk. The German luxury marque reports foreign particles in the coolant could lead to a blockage in the additional coolant pump, causing the pump to overheat...


Lamborghini fostering a new generation of younger fans
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Lamborghini fostering a new generation of younger fans

Lamborghini says its core DNA of futuristic designs, emotional evocation from its naturally aspirated engines, and fun-to-drive sensation have led to its brand becoming far more popular amongst the younger generation than its rivals...


CarAdvice podcast 54: EV Council, ClimateWorks, and that $390k EV grant
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CarAdvice podcast 54: EV Council, ClimateWorks, and that $390k EV grant

Joining Mandy this week is Mike Costello and Dave Zalstein. Featuring in car news is the 2018 Volkswagen Arteon Australian details confirmed, Ford Fiesta Australian future in doubt, Hyundai i30 N to offer eight-speed dual-clutch for 2019, Ford CEO Mark Fields retires, and Michelin rejects the call to increase minimum worn tyre depth...


CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for May 26, 2017
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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for May 26, 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 this week, Trent Nikolic is in the CarAdvice Garage with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews. What happened in the week ending May 26, 2017? Catch our video above, and links to the full stories below...