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New Opel Astra TCR getting ready to race
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New Opel Astra TCR getting ready to race

Holden’s German stablemate in the GM empire, Opel, has handed down a pair of teasers for its coming entrant into the new TCR Series championship. Launching into its inaugural season back in March, TCR is a ‘three-pillar’ series that accommodates customer racing on national, continental and international platforms, with all three built on identical technical specifications...


Lamborghini Aventador SV Roadster, Huracan Spyder coming - report
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Lamborghini Aventador SV Roadster, Huracan Spyder coming - report

Lamborghini will reportedly debut the extra-hot Super Veloce version of its Aventador Roadster at next month’s Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance. The new Aventador Super Veloce Roadster’s debut will come just months after the Goodwood Festival of Speed unveiling of the SV coupe. (See our review here...


The Correspondent finalists announced
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The Correspondent finalists announced

Over the past month we've watched applications roll in from across the country for The Correspondent competition from fans hoping to land their dream job as a paid motoring journalist for CarAdvice.com.au. All of us at CarAdvice have been genuinely surprised by the quality and passion of those who have entered...


Haval Australia confirms Q4 launch plans following setback
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Haval Australia confirms Q4 launch plans following setback

Chinese SUV manufacturer Haval has confirmed its intentions to enter the Australian market in the final quarter of this year after its initial plans to launch in June hit a snag. Haval Australia issued a statement overnight confirming that the brand would begin selling cars on our shores during the fourth quarter of the year...


Lotus boss dishes up details on new SUV
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Lotus boss dishes up details on new SUV

Lotus chief Jean-Marc Gales has revealed key new details on the company’s coming SUV model, well ahead of its anticipated 2019 debut. Confirmation of a high-riding addition to the Lotus family came in April, following months of rumours that targeting the high-volume segment would form a key part of the company’s rebuilding plans...


Spyker exits bankruptcy protection, prepares to launch electric cars
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Spyker exits bankruptcy protection, prepares to launch electric cars

Dutch car maker Spyker has emerged from bankruptcy protection and is now preparing for a future that includes merging with an aircraft maker and the launch of new electric vehicles. Overnight, Spyker exited from moratorium of payment protection, the Dutch equivalent of Chapter 11...


Top Gear follow-up with Clarkson, Hammond, May coming to Amazon streaming
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Top Gear follow-up with Clarkson, Hammond, May coming to Amazon streaming

Overnight, Amazon Prime Instant Video announced that it had secured the rights to a new a motoring show headed by former Top Gear hosts Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May. The online shopping giant has also signed up Andy Wilman, the long time executive producer of Top Gear. The foursome have signed a "landmark global TV deal" that includes a minimum of three seasons...


No price cuts for Audi RS models
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No price cuts for Audi RS models

Audi Australia has confirmed it won't drop prices of the current-generation RS4 and RS5 models despite BMW slashing prices and adding equipment to its M3 sedan and M4 Coupe and Convertible. The price cuts from BMW have seen the 2016 M3 sedan drop to $139,900 plus on-road costs, while the M4 Coupe starts at $149,900 and the M4 Convertible is now $161,900...


Ferrari turbo switch raising eyebrows and sales
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Ferrari turbo switch raising eyebrows and sales

The boss of Ferrari Australasia admits some prospective customers have been sceptical of the brand’s shift from natural aspiration to forced induction for its V8-powered models, but insists driving the cars is the antidote to their doubts. Ferrari launched the California T in our market in June last year and unveiled the new 488 GTB for the first time in Australia yesterday...


Ferrari set to smash Australian sales record
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Ferrari set to smash Australian sales record

Ferrari is on track to smash its Australian sales record this year as the current range continues to attract more new and returning customers than ever before. Ferrari sold 95 vehicles across the country in the first half of this year, up a staggering 82.7 per cent over the same period in 2014...


Ford Ranger bull-bar recalled for faulty bolts
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Ford Ranger bull-bar recalled for faulty bolts

Ford Australia has announced a recall on the steel bull-bar available with the outgoing ‘PX’ Ranger utes, ahead of the coming debut for its newly updated 2016 PX MkII line-up. More to the point, the recall is specific to the mounting bolts of the Ford Genuine Accessory steel bull-bar, which joined an existing alloy bar on the Ranger’s Genuine Accessories options list early in 2014...


What is all-wheel drive? Does all-wheel drive give my car more grip?
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What is all-wheel drive? Does all-wheel drive give my car more grip?

A common misconception about all-wheel drive cars is that they offer you more grip. When CarAdvice reader Tony contacted us with this question, we thought it would be time to set the record straight and show you how an all-wheel drive car differs from a front-wheel drive car...


GM to boost quality in emerging markets with $7b spend on new models
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GM to boost quality in emerging markets with $7b spend on new models

General Motors has announced that it will pour US$5 billion (AU$6.82b) into developing a range of new small cars for emerging markets around the world. The new models, to be marketed under the Chevrolet brand, will be developed and manufactured together with long-time Chinese partner SAIC Motor Corp...


Audi R8 program manager speaks on working alongside Lamborghini
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Audi R8 program manager speaks on working alongside Lamborghini

Cross pollination between Audi and sister company Lamborghini has resulted in a better R8 and Huracan alike, according to technical program manager for the R8, Alwyn Watkins. In a candid conversation with CarAdvice, Watkins spoke in glowing terms of working across platforms with Lamborghini engineers...


Large Lexus coupe photographed testing in California
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Large Lexus coupe photographed testing in California

A large Lexus coupe with plenty of visual similarity to the LF-LC concept has been spied testing on the west coast of America. Automotive journalist Matt Farah spotted the mysterious coupe out on the roads of California and posted these images to his Instagram account. Given the shape of the tail-lights and the wing mirrors, it's safe to assume that the vehicle seen here is a pre-production prototype Lexus coupe...