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The car enthusiast is not dying

Rumour of the demise of car enthusiasts, to paraphrase the late great Mark Twain, has been greatly exaggerated. Last week our founder and chief provocateur Alborz wrote a column from the heart, stating his fear that the next-generation didn’t hold the same zeal for all things automotive as in years gone by...

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Lamborghini Huracan LP610-4 Review
Rating: 9.510 /10
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Lamborghini Huracan LP610-4 Review

We put the new Lamborghini Huracan LP610-4 supercar to the test at Japan's Fuji Speedway.

Priced At
$428,000

Lamborghini Huracan Wet Launch - Fuji Speedway Japan
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Lamborghini Huracan Wet Launch - Fuji Speedway Japan

http://www.caradvice.com.au/305841/?yt_desc - Read the full review here. We flew all the way to Japan’s iconic Fuji Speedway to find out if the Huracan is a better car than the model it replaces, the Gallardo. What we didn’t count on was torrential rain, but it didn't stop us from giving it a bootful!


Lamborghini Huracan LP610-4 priced $27,000 below outgoing Gallardo
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Lamborghini Huracan LP610-4 priced $27,000 below outgoing Gallardo

Following its official unveiling at the 2014 Geneva motor show, the all-new Lamborghini Huracan LP610-4 has arrived in Australian showrooms wearing a $428,000 price tag. The Huracan is the successor to the $455,000 Lamborghini Gallardo, which, with 14,022 units produced over its 10-year run, was the most successful Lamborghini model to date, accounting for half of all vehicles sold since the company opened its doors in 1963...


Lamborghini Factory Tour

Lamborghini Factory Tour

You always remember your first. It’s like a sensory explosion, forever etched into your memory. The time, the place, intricate details. For me it was exactly 30 years ago – mid 1984. I was waiting at the lights on the corner of Nepean Highway and Alma Road in St Kilda in Melbourne, and there she was...


Ferrari 458 Speciale Review - V8 race car for the road
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Ferrari 458 Speciale Review - V8 race car for the road

If you want the fastest, most technologically advanced V8 Ferrari race car for the road, this is the one: the Ferrari 458 Speciale.


Ferrari 458 Speciale Review
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Ferrari 458 Speciale Review

Jez Spinks finds the hardcore version of Ferrari's already-superb 458 Italia close to perfection...


McLaren 650S Review
Rating: 9.510 /10
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McLaren 650S Review

On the open road, the McLaren 650S is decidedly simple to drive, but on a closed circuit it becomes a genuine test of bravery and skill.

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$441,500 to $486,250

Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 successor spotted at the Nurburgring
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Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 successor spotted at the Nurburgring

The tyre-shredding 2016 Ford Mustang ‘SVT’ successor to the Shelby GT500 may be a quintessentially American muscle car, but spy photographers have captured a development version lapping Germany’s Nurburgring.  And, courtesy of the high-speed nature of the testing, we can now make out more of the car beneath its lighter camouflage, including its mean and menacing body kit that states for the record its place as the hottest factory-fit Mustang on the road...


2015 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe Review
Rating: 910 /10
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2015 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe Review

The latest-generation Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe is the new benchmark in the luxury GT class.


Nissan Vision GT Concept 2020 outed, teases future GT-R
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Nissan Vision GT Concept 2020 outed, teases future GT-R

Look beyond the wild curves and proportions of the Nissan Concept 2020 Vision Gran Turismo and you will see elements of the design of the next-generation GT-R supercar.  Originally designed for the virtual realm as part of racing game Gran Turismo’s ‘Vision’ project, a full-sized concept of the Concept 2020 was rolled-out at the weekend’s Goodwood Festival of Speed in the UK...


Ford FPV GT-F claims up to 410kW and 650Nm possible with overboost function
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Ford FPV GT-F claims up to 410kW and 650Nm possible with overboost function

Despite claiming an official power output of 351 kilowatts, the Ford FPV GT-F will exceed 400kW in the right conditions. Ford’s chief program engineer, Peter de Leur, said: “The figure of 351kW can be achieved by the GT-F under any conditions, even if the ambient temperature hits around 40 degrees Celsius...


SRT Viper Review
Rating: 810 /10
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SRT Viper Review

We drive the hard core 2014 SRT Viper from LA to Las Vegas - via Death Valley.


BMW i8 Review
Rating: 8.510 /10
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BMW i8 Review

BMW's i8 plug-in hybrid sports car is unlike anything on the road today and we drive it in Los Angeles, California.


First run of Ferrari Racing Days planned for Sydney
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First run of Ferrari Racing Days planned for Sydney

Ferrari Australasia has announced it will introduce Ferrari Racing Days to this country, which are aimed to bring the brand closer to a younger Australian audience. The event, to be held over three days at the Sydney Motorsport Park on 11-13 April next year, will be one of the biggest owner-based events ever organised by Ferrari in Australia Ferrari Racing Days are know internationally as a three-day festival showcasing all things Ferrari, from merchandise to Formula One simulators...


2014 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 clocks 7:37.47 at the Nurburgring
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2014 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 clocks 7:37.47 at the Nurburgring

The 2014 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 has set a blistering lap time of 7:37.47 in damp conditions at the Nurburgring Nordschleife circuit. The high-performance American muscle car completed the lap of the 20.8km circuit through Germany's Eifel mountains in a time that puts it ahead of supercars like the Ferrari 458 Italia (7:38), 991 Porsche 911 Carrera S (7:37...


McLaren P1: official figures claim 0-100km/h in 2.8 seconds
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McLaren P1: official figures claim 0-100km/h in 2.8 seconds

Official performance figures for the McLaren P1 reveal the supercar can storm from 0 to 100km/h in a claimed 2.8 seconds and hit 200km/h in a staggering 6.8 seconds. The figures were released to coincide with the first customer-bound example rolling through the assembly station this week...


BMW M4: DTM champion called in to help tune chassis
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BMW M4: DTM champion called in to help tune chassis

BMW has called in its DTM championship-winning driver to help in an extensive round of chassis set-up and tuning for its upcoming BMW M4 coupe. Held at Germany's Nuburgring Nordschleife circuit, the 2012 DTM champion, French-born Canadian Bruno Spengler, was put behind the wheel to lap the 20.8km course...


Infiniti considers Panamera-style four-door coupe
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Infiniti considers Panamera-style four-door coupe

Nissan’s luxury vehicle division, Infiniti, is considering a new high-performance four-door coupe flagship in the mould of the Porsche Panamera. Andy Palmer, Nissan’s executive vice president responsible for future products, said the design would take its inspiration from the Infiniti Essence concept, which was first revealed at the Geneva motor show in 2009...


Elon Musk to transform 007's Lotus Esprit into a real submarine car
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Elon Musk to transform 007's Lotus Esprit into a real submarine car

Tesla CEO Elon Musk bought the Lotus Esprit prop from the 1977 James Bond movie The Spy Who Loved Me and now plans to transform it into a real submersible car powered by a Tesla electric powerplant. Musk secured the car with a winning bid of $1,022,962 at an auction in London last month...