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Audi Sport working on new flagship hypercar?
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Audi Sport working on new flagship hypercar?

Audi Sport may well be working on a new technological flagship hypercar model to sit above the R8 as the new pinnacle of the brand. One of Audi Sport's chief competitors, Mercedes-AMG, is working on its Project One hypercar with formula one technology, and BMW has its i8 - a different kind of sports car with plug-in hybrid drivetrain...


Volvo autonomous cars 'won't make moral decisions' for occupants
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Volvo autonomous cars 'won't make moral decisions' for occupants

The head of Volvo Cars has stated that its autonomous vehicles will not make ‘moral decisions’ on behalf of the driver or occupants in the car. Hakan Samuelsson, Volvo Cars CEO, said at the 2017 Geneva motor show that the company would not allow the vehicle to choose between saving the driver or saving pedestrians or other road users in the event of an imminent accident...


2017 Lotus Elise Sprint unveiled with less weight, changes for rest of range
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2017 Lotus Elise Sprint unveiled with less weight, changes for rest of range

The new Lotus Elise Sprint has had 41kg of weight stripped out of it, bringing its dry weight down to 798kg. Reviving the Sprint name, previously used on the Elan, the new variant sits above the Elise Sport, but below the Cup 250. Part of the savings are attributed to the Sprint's lithium-ion battery (9kg reduction), carbon race seats (6kg), forged alloy wheels (5kg), and polycarbonate rear windscreen...


Ford and Magna detail new carbon-fibre subframe
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Ford and Magna detail new carbon-fibre subframe

Ford has released details of its new carbon-fibre subframe co-developed with Magna International, one of the automotive industry's leading suppliers. The prototype carbon-fibre composite component will help cars to be lighter and more fuel efficient, while also significantly reducing the number of parts needed in the chassis...


Jaguar XF update spied
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Jaguar XF update spied

A heavily camouflaged Jaguar XF prototype has been spied this week, suggesting the British sedan is likely to get a facelift in the not-too-distant future. Despite the vehicle being recognisable as an XF, the heavy camouflage is unusual for just a facelift, particularly at the rear. Up front, this XF has reshaped headlights, while the rear doors appear longer...


Audi boss says the car industry is undergoing its ‘biggest transformation’ ever
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Audi boss says the car industry is undergoing its ‘biggest transformation’ ever

The speed at which things are changing in the automotive world is at times baffling, and even the heads of some of the most successful companies on the planet are trying to keep up. Audi chairman of the board Rupert Stadler, for instance, told CarAdvice at the 2017 Geneva motor show that he feels things are changing faster now than ever before in the industry...


2018 Volkswagen Polo spied undisguised in South Africa
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2018 Volkswagen Polo spied undisguised in South Africa

A car that could well be the new Volkswagen Polo has been photographed completely undisguised in South Africa. The car seen here was spotted by a Cars.co.za reader, and certainly seems to be an undisguised pre-production version of the sixth-generation Polo. Up front, the new Polo features a conservative face that's heavily inspired by the larger Golf...


2018 McLaren 720S: Local pricing and specs for three-tier supercar range, revealed
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2018 McLaren 720S: Local pricing and specs for three-tier supercar range, revealed

Less than two weeks after the all-new 2018 McLaren 720S made its international debut at the 2017 Geneva motor show, local pricing and specifications for the supercar's three-tier range have been revealed. Starting with the ‘entry-level’ 720S at $489,900 (before on-road costs), the line-up also includes the 720S Luxury and 720S Performance, both priced from $515,080 (before on-road costs)...


2018 Porsche 911 GT3: Manual back but customers still choosing PDK
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2018 Porsche 911 GT3: Manual back but customers still choosing PDK

Last week's 2017 Geneva motor show debut of the updated 2018 Porsche 911 GT3 signalled availability of a manual gearbox to the enthusiast-focussed model for the first time since the 997.2 GT3. Now though, it seems, despite the reintroduction of a manual option, buyers are still favouring Porsche's self-shifting PDK transmission...


Bugatti's Niniette 66 is for when your Chiron runs out of road
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Bugatti's Niniette 66 is for when your Chiron runs out of road

Bugatti has revealed a yacht inspired by its Chiron hypercar, crafted together with boatbuilder Palmer Johnson: the Niniette 66. The name is derived from a speedboat of the same name produced by Bugatti in 1930, with Niniette being the nickname of founder Ettore Bugatti's youngest daughter...


2017 Geneva motor show: Epic from-the-show-floor experience
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2017 Geneva motor show: Epic from-the-show-floor experience

If you don't already know, Geneva is in Switzerland. And while some Aussies might miss having motor shows here in Oz, few will see that as enough of an excuse to splash out to attend a major international one. Luckily, this year's 2017 Geneva motor show (on until March 19) was my first, and it was so good, I didn't want anyone to miss out...


2017 Volvo S90, V90 Cross Country and XC90 recalled for airbag fix
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2017 Volvo S90, V90 Cross Country and XC90 recalled for airbag fix

Swedish manufacturer Volvo has issued a recall for 524 vehicles across its S90, V90 Cross Country and XC90 model lines over concerns the curtain airbags may not deploy properly in the event of an accident. Due to a manufacturing fault, bolts holding the curtain airbag in place could have the bolt head detach, meaning the inflator may not be correctly secured...


2018 Volkswagen Polo due in June, Australian launch early next year
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2018 Volkswagen Polo due in June, Australian launch early next year

The all-new, next-generation 2018 Volkswagen Polo will make its world premiere in June, the company has confirmed this week. Confirming an early 2018 launch for Australia, the company's local communications chief Paul Pottinger told CarAdvice today we can expect a "quantum change" for the new model...


CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for March 17, 2017
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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for March 17, 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...


I didn't want to buy a Toyota HiLux. But I did.
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I didn't want to buy a Toyota HiLux. But I did.

Hatred.  Vilification. Prejudice.  Strong words indeed and ones normally applied to far weightier aspects of our human existence than buying a new car. As a middled-aged and middle class white male they are not normally words that get thrown in my direction. I now know what it feels like to be in the oppressed majority. Let me tell you a story about how it all happened...