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2017 McLaren 570GT: most practical McLaren ever to start at $406,800

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2017 McLaren 570GT: most practical McLaren ever to start at $406,800

The McLaren 570GT, the third piece in the McLaren Sports Series puzzle, has been revealed a week out from its Geneva motor show debut...

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Nissan Australia CEO "frustrated" by ongoing Nismo launch delay
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Nissan Australia CEO "frustrated" by ongoing Nismo launch delay

The head of Nissan Australia says he – like many fans of the Japanese car maker's motorsport and performance arm – is "frustrated" by the continued delay in Nismo being confirmed for our market...


2016 Pagani Huayra: hardcore limited-edition supercar teased
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2016 Pagani Huayra: hardcore limited-edition supercar teased

A more aggressive, more hardcore version of the twin-turbocharged V12 Pagani Huayra has been teased ahead of its 2016 reveal. Previewed via Pagani Automobili’s official Facebook page, attached to the hashtag “huayrabc”, the new variant is expected to be unveiled in full at this year’s Geneva motor show in March...


New turbocharged Porsche 911 Carrera to 'feel' like a naturally aspirated model
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New turbocharged Porsche 911 Carrera to 'feel' like a naturally aspirated model

The soon-to-be-released, and for the first time turbocharged, Porsche 911 Carrera and Carrera S models will feel like naturally aspirated vehicles, according to German car maker. Speaking to CarAdvice at this week's Tokyo motor show, Porsche 911 product line general manager Erhard Mossle dismissed any notions the new 2016 Porsche 911s will lose any character or soul as a result of their move away from naturally aspirated engines...


2016 McLaren 570S Review: First Drive
Rating: 910 /10
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2016 McLaren 570S Review: First Drive

Set to challenge convention in a number of areas, the McLaren 570S signifies a new, more attainable, more useable focus for the English brand, but has it still got that McLaren mojo…...

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2016 Peugeot 308 GTi Review
Rating: 910 /10
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2016 Peugeot 308 GTi Review

The new 2016 Peugeot 308 GTi may look somewhat sedate on the outside but rest assured, this thing is serious…...


Hyundai N performance sub-brand ‘needs to be exciting’ to work, says local division
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Hyundai N performance sub-brand ‘needs to be exciting’ to work, says local division

The head of Hyundai Australia public relations is confident the car maker's upcoming first-ever 'N' performance car will be exciting, but stresses that it needs to be for the sub-brand to work. Speaking exclusively to CarAdvice at WRC's Rally Australia in Coffs Harbour, Hyundai Australia public relations general manager Bill Thomas said the company is confident its debut N car will be “the right kind of car” with legitimate performance...


Subaru Australia confirms motorsport involvement with limited WRX STI imports
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Subaru Australia confirms motorsport involvement with limited WRX STI imports

Subaru Australia has addressed recent rumours surrounding a possible return to rallying, confirming it is importing a limited number of competition-spec WRX STI motorsport cars for use by "enthusiasts and professional teams". Unable to be road registered, the Subaru WRX STI models are FIA-homologated and designed to suit the newest NR4 regulations – which replace the previous N4 and R4 classes...


Nissan 370Z replacement must be 'revolutionary' to survive, says design head
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Nissan 370Z replacement must be 'revolutionary' to survive, says design head

The head of design at Nissan global has revealed that the replacement for the now-six-year old 370Z needs to be "more revolution than evolution" in order to have a future. Potentially likely to mirror the three-year gap seen between the 300ZX and its 350Z successor, Nissan chief creative officer Shiro Nakamura says the replacement for the 370Z — long speculated to drop the reference to engine displacement and simply be called ‘Z’ — must bring with it significant changes, or it will not survive...


Nissan GT-R still "has more potential" in current generation
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Nissan GT-R still "has more potential" in current generation

The man in charge of global design at Nissan has revealed that, while the next GT-R is still "more than two years away", the current car has potential to get even better. Speaking to Australian media at this weekend’s Le Mans 24 Hour endurance race, Nissan chief creative officer Shiro Nakamura said the current supercar’s straight-line performance will be hard to better, but that other improvements are achievable...


Extreme Rallycross: WRC ace Chris Atkinson helps preview new Australian motorsport series
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Extreme Rallycross: WRC ace Chris Atkinson helps preview new Australian motorsport series

Extreme Rallycross, a brand-new Australian motorsport series, has been previewed this week with the help of our country's most successful rally driver, Chris Atkinson. Expertly sliding a circa-230kW/300Nm custom-built all-wheel-drive machine around a specific course is a task few can handle with ease, and even fewer while smiling almost the entire time...


Subaru Levorg: still no decision on Japanese performance wagon
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Subaru Levorg: still no decision on Japanese performance wagon

A decision on whether the Subaru Levorg will make it into Australian showrooms remains up in the air, even though the company had hoped to announce its call either way before the end of last month. Speaking to CarAdvice today, Subaru Australia national corporate affairs manager David Rowley said, "[There's] still no definite decision"...


Lotus Exige S Club Racer: road racer sheds 15kg but can't better performance claims
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Lotus Exige S Club Racer: road racer sheds 15kg but can't better performance claims

The already lightweight Lotus Exige S has shed kilos and gained unique equipment with the arrival of the new Lotus Exige S Club Racer. Based on the already spritely Exige S coupe (pictured below), the Lotus Exige S Club Racer teams a 257.5kW/400Nm supercharged 3.5-litre V6 engine with a six-speed manual transmission...


2015 Mazda MX-5 available for virtual 'test drives' ahead of official sales start
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2015 Mazda MX-5 available for virtual 'test drives' ahead of official sales start

Keen to drive the all-new fourth-generation Mazda MX-5 but can't wait for its official on-sale date? Fear not, Microsoft and Forza have the solution. From March 17 – one month before North American public sales begin – the 2015 ND Mazda MX-5 will be available to drive in the video game world of Forza Horizon 2 via a free downloadable pack...


2015 Volkswagen Polo GTI Review
Rating: 8.510 /10
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2015 Volkswagen Polo GTI Review

Dave heads to Spain to drive the new 2015 Volkswagen Polo GTI on road and on track...


2015 Volkswagen Polo GTI: first-time adjustable suspension not for Oz
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2015 Volkswagen Polo GTI: first-time adjustable suspension not for Oz

The new Volkswagen Polo GTI will launch locally in 2015, but its keynote adjustable suspension will not be made available, at least initially. Speaking exclusively to CarAdvice ahead of our first drive of the new 2015 Volkswagen Polo GTI this week, Volkswagen Group Australia general manager of communications Karl Gehling said the local division is not planning on offering the adjustable 'Sport Select' suspension come the model's second-quarter Australian launch...


Australian supercar maker Joss secures backing, set to list publicly early 2015
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Australian supercar maker Joss secures backing, set to list publicly early 2015

Aspiring Australian manufacturer Joss has secured funding to build its locally made supercars with the company set to list publicly from early next year. Speaking to CarAdvice today, Joss founder Matt Thomas said the 17-year old privately-owned company will list publicly in 2015 after securing backing from the Hatzimihail Group – a family-run business heavily invested in lighting technology...


2015 Mazda MX-5: 1.5-, 2.0-litre engines confirmed for Australia
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2015 Mazda MX-5: 1.5-, 2.0-litre engines confirmed for Australia

Mazda has officially confirmed the engine lineup for the 2015 Mazda MX-5 along with releasing several new images of the upcoming sports car. As reported by CarAdvice in early October (but now officially confirmed), there will be a choice of 1.5- and 2...


Mazda MX-5 to race in new global one-make series
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Mazda MX-5 to race in new global one-make series

Two months after its multi-nation debut, Mazda has announced the all-new fourth-generation MX-5 will compete in a new one-make Global Cup racing series. Announced at this week's Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) show in Las Vegas, Mazda says, starting in 2016, the Global MX-5 Cup – a worldwide expansion of the US's existing Mazda MX-5 Cup series – will run across North America, Europe and Asia...


Morgan Threewheeler electric model coming - report
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Morgan Threewheeler electric model coming - report

The quirky Morgan Threewheeler could be set to adopt an electric drivetrain. A report in the UK's Telegraph newspaper states that the Worcestershire-based company is considering a plug-in EV alternative for the Threewheeler, which is otherwise available with a V-twin 2.0 litre air-cooled motorcycle engine...