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Ferrari wait times too long: Marchionne
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Ferrari wait times too long: Marchionne

Italian supercar manufacturer Ferrari has a problem (the same problem its always had), demand simply exceeds supply. Ordinarily, it’s a nice problem to have, but the demand for the prancing horse has never been greater, and now, even loyal Ferrari owners are missing out...


Five brands swimming against the tide in Australia, growing sales
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Five brands swimming against the tide in Australia, growing sales

The 2017 sales year is off to a bit of a slow start, with cumulative numbers down 3.8 per cent to 173,935 units, over last year’s all-time record. We’ve seen declines in passenger cars, SUVs and light commercials alike, suggesting this year might see the market cool off ever-so-slightly...


Land Rover Discovery with drone helping to save lives
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Land Rover Discovery with drone helping to save lives

A new Land Rover Special Vehicle Operations (SVO) project has been revealed at this year's Geneva motor show. Named 'Project Hero', the Land Rover Discovery was specifically designed for the Austrian Red Cross to help improve communications and reduce response times for disasters, in order to save more lives...


Lamborghini Urus SUV not necessary for brand's survival
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Lamborghini Urus SUV not necessary for brand's survival

The Lamborghini Urus SUV is destined for its world premiere towards the end of this year, with the model going on sale in March 2018. Lamborghini says it will double overall sales with the new model, comfortably, without hurting the brand's feeling of exclusivity...


Ferrari: We don't despise SUVs, but a Ferrari SUV must be different
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Ferrari: We don't despise SUVs, but a Ferrari SUV must be different

The head of product marketing at Ferrari has told CarAdvice that although some manufacturers are claiming to have genuine performance SUVs coming up or already on the market, none are at the level the iconic Italian marque would consider to be satisfactory...


Don't expect to see Aston Martin take on Germany's latest power wagons
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Don't expect to see Aston Martin take on Germany's latest power wagons

Wagonistas the world over got a little hot under the collar at the 2017 Geneva motor show, as both Mercedes-AMG and Porsche took the covers off two super-brisk, super-practical estates – the E63 S Estate and Panamera Turbo Sport Turismo. But alas, British sports car brand Aston Martin says it is unlikely to enter that particular fray...


Pininfarina Fittipaldi EF7 Vision Gran Turismo revealed
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Pininfarina Fittipaldi EF7 Vision Gran Turismo revealed

The Pininfarina Fittipaldi EF7 Vision Gran Turismo has been revealed this week at the Geneva motor show, joining an array of design-focused concepts destined for video game race tracks. Designed by the iconic Italian design house along with Formula One and Indy Car champion, Emerson Fittipaldi, the EF7 is the racing legend's vision of his dream track car...


SsangYong XAVL concept revealed
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SsangYong XAVL concept revealed

The SsangYong XAVL concept has been revealed at the Geneva motor show this week, previewing the Korean brand's future design direction and its next-generation of SUVs. XAVL stands for 'eXciting Authentic Vehicle Long', with the show car being a mid-size SUV with three rows of seating - similar to a Nissan X-Trail or Mitsubishi Outlander in terms of size...


2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE spied inside and out
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2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE spied inside and out

The next-generation Mercedes-Benz GLE has been spied outside the company's research and development centre in Germany. This latest prototype has done away with the temporary headlights, tail-lights and grille, as well as the squared-off false bonnet, seen on earlier development vehicles...


Govt commits $55 million to vehicle tech research in congestion fight
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Govt commits $55 million to vehicle tech research in congestion fight

The Federal Government has announced a $55 million investment over 10 years into digital and evolving vehicle technologies to help improve traffic flow, named the iMove Cooperative Research Centre (CRC). As part of a $151.5 million pledge towards four CRCs, including iMove, the initiative will deliver practical solutions to problems and produce tangible outcomes - according to the minister for industry, innovation and science, Arthur Sinodinos...


Jackman jumping into Ferrari role as Bale bails
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Jackman jumping into Ferrari role as Bale bails

Reports out of Hollywood this week suggest Aussie actor Hugh Jackman will play Enzo Ferrari in a biopic of the legend's life, produced by Michael Mann (Heat, Ali, Collateral). The film, which has been in the works for nearly 20 years now, was most recently set to star Batman actor Christian Bale...


Jaguar XE and F-Type models recalled for front seatbelt fix
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Jaguar XE and F-Type models recalled for front seatbelt fix

Jaguar has issued recalls for 550 of its 2017 XE and 89 examples of the 2017/2018 F-Type, over concerns the front seat belt pretensioner may not function properly due to a deviation in the seatbelt initiator generant mix ratio in some initiators. The operation of the front seat belt pretensioner may fail to operate in the event of a crash and potentially cause injuries to front seat occupants...


Toyota MR2: 86 chief hints at spiritual successor
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Toyota MR2: 86 chief hints at spiritual successor

A successor, of sorts, to the Toyota MR2 could soon be in the works according to Tetsuya Tada, chief engineer of the Toyota 86 and now head of Gazoo Racing. Tada-san told Evo that Toyota wants to complete a three-part sports car range "as soon as possible". When, or if, the MR2's spiritual successor surfaces, it will form the last part of a revived "three brothers" strategy that includes the larger 86 coupe and the upcoming Supra...


2017 Geneva motor show gallery
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2017 Geneva motor show gallery

The 2017 Geneva motor show is done and dusted, leaving us with only fond memories and heightened anticipation for the arrival of newly revealed cars to Australian shores. On the ground in Geneva, our own David Zalstein ran about with the camera to help tell the story of the show for us back home...


Tuner cars of the 2017 Geneva motor show
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Tuner cars of the 2017 Geneva motor show

Geneva may be one of the world's biggest and most anticipated motor shows, but it isn't just about normal production cars and concepts. The world's most eccentric tuners and boutique brands use the annual show to display their latest creations. Money, power and outlandishness are no object. And in many cases, neither is taste..