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Aston Martin DB11 gets twin-turbo V8 option, Australian pricing confirmed
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Aston Martin DB11 gets twin-turbo V8 option, Australian pricing confirmed

The 2017 Aston Martin DB11 may only have just been released, but the British marque has already added a second engine choice - a 4.0-litre twin-turbocharged V8. Just as the smaller Vantage is offered with both V8 and V12 engines, the DB11's two-pronged attack provides a more affordable entry point into the Grand Tourer's range, and is targeted at markets where car taxation policy is structured around engine capacity, like China...


The Shortlist: Up to $20,000, sporty, room for a surfboard and P-plate friendly
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The Shortlist: Up to $20,000, sporty, room for a surfboard and P-plate friendly

Doing what we do, CarAdvice writers are often asked by friends and family, and through our contact page: Which car is best for me? Most buyers can identify the top three non-negotiable factors that will guide their purchase decision. But… where to from there? In this series, we look at these cases and single out three cars that fit the brief...


Maserati CEO sees future with second SUV, cold on autonomous driving
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Maserati CEO sees future with second SUV, cold on autonomous driving

Reid Bigland, head of both Alfa Romeo and Maserati, outlined some thoughts about future product for both luxury brands. The Canadian executive sat down for an wide-ranging interview with Auto Motor und Sport, and discussed everything from sales figures and upcoming vehicles to technology...


Ferrari 488 'Speciale' spied
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Ferrari 488 'Speciale' spied

A hotter version of the Ferrari 488 has been spied undergoing testing on and around the Nurburgring Nordschleife. Compared to the regular 488 GTB, this 488 prototype has a body wrap hugging covering the doors, front bumper, rear fenders, boot lid, and the front half of the bonnet...


Supercheap Auto 'Customer Experience Centre' opens in Penrith
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Supercheap Auto 'Customer Experience Centre' opens in Penrith

Parts and accessories retailer Supercheap Auto looks to have taken a leaf from Apple's book in developing its latest store, with a little operating-theatre inspiration thrown in for good measure. Supercheap Auto's new Penrith Experience Centre, dubbed by the brand as a "revolutionary" exercise in the market, is intended to be just the first of a new generation of stores...


Highway 1 To Hell - Fastest lap around Australia's Highway 1
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Highway 1 To Hell - Fastest lap around Australia's Highway 1

Do you want to beat a world record? That was the thought that embedded itself in Jay Gordon’s psyche and formed the basic outline of his pitch to potential drivers when he recruited friends and family to attempt something pretty absurd: Four guys trapped in a modified Land Cruiser for over 6 days, blazing around Australia on Highway 1, stopping only for fuel, food, and urgent toilet breaks...


2018 Seat Arona goes official in Barcelona
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2018 Seat Arona goes official in Barcelona

The 2018 Seat Arona has been officially revealed in its home market of Spain this week, slotting below the larger Ateca in the company's line-up. Set to take on the likes of the Nissan Juke, the Arona rides on the Volkswagen Group's MQB 'A0' architecture for compact vehicles, which already underpins several models including the Audi Q2 and new-gen Volkswagen Polo...


Aston Martin RapidE EV confirmed for 2019, limited to 155 cars - UPDATE
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Aston Martin RapidE EV confirmed for 2019, limited to 155 cars - UPDATE

Update - A new report out of the US confirms LeEco is no longer part of the RapidE project, hence why the EV will be a limited-edition model. See article for details British sports luxury marque Aston Martin has confirmed production of its upcoming RapidE EV will commence in 2019 on social media this week...


Ford Ranger scores minor feature updates, on sale now
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Ford Ranger scores minor feature updates, on sale now

Ford has announced a handful of minor updates for its Ranger ute range, available now. Headlining the changes is the availability of black leather-accented seats ($1650) with leather door trim inserts for all 4x2 and 4x4 XLT Double Cab variants, while the external temperature display previously reserved for the XLT and Wildtrak is now standard on all versions bar the XL Plus grade...


2018 Jaguar F-Pace, XE, XF get new 221kW Ingenium petrol engine - UPDATE
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2018 Jaguar F-Pace, XE, XF get new 221kW Ingenium petrol engine - UPDATE

Update - Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) Australia has confirmed pricing and specifications for all new Ingenium petrol models will be announced on August 1. The 2018 model-year Jaguar F-Pace, XE and XF ranges have become the latest recipients for Jaguar Land Rover's new high-output 'Ingenium' 2.0-litre petrol engine...


Takata files for bankruptcy, will be purchased by competitor
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Takata files for bankruptcy, will be purchased by competitor

Takata, the troubled airbag and automotive parts maker, has filed for bankruptcy in both the US and Japan. The company's American arm filed its papers on Sunday night, US time, in the state of Delaware, with the Japanese parent following suit on Monday, local time...


2018 Jaguar I-Pace spied
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2018 Jaguar I-Pace spied

The Jaguar I-Pace electric crossover has been spied undergoing testing near the Nurburgring. Despite being covered from head to toe in a body wrap, which serves as both camouflage and advertising, we can see the production I-Pace closely resembles the concept car, which only debuted at the end of 2016...


2018 BMW X3 revealed, Australian launch expected for next year
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2018 BMW X3 revealed, Australian launch expected for next year

The all-new 2018 BMW X3 has been officially revealed, bringing a new-generation overhaul to the Bavarian manufacturer's popular mid-sized SUV. Measuring 4708mm long, 1891mm wide and 1676mm tall, the new-generation X3 is 60mm longer, 10mm wider and 1mm taller than its predecessor. Meanwhile, the new car's 2864mm wheelbase is a 54mm gain on the old version...


Victorian road safety camera network under investigation following virus infection
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Victorian road safety camera network under investigation following virus infection

The Victorian Government has called for an immediate investigation into the State's 280-strong road safety camera network, following the discovery that a software virus had infected more than 90 cameras since June 6...


Volkswagen Golf '7.5' launching with sharpened prices
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Volkswagen Golf '7.5' launching with sharpened prices

Car companies have traditionally reserved aggressive subsidisation of on-road taxes and charges until a vehicle was further into its life cycle and had lost some of its lustre. But reflecting the extreme competitiveness of the Australian market - one of the world's most fragmented - many brands are offering key models with sharp drive-away deals at launch...