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2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata Club Review : 2-litre at Laguna Seca

Like the 1.5-litre version we drove in Scotland earlier this year, this more powerful version represents sports car design in its purest form. But now armed with 118kW and 200Nm (up from 96 and 150) this scalpel sharp MX-5 is an enthusiast’s dream, with noticeably more go whenever you need it, especially when scooting out of corners...

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2016 Ford Mustang Review
Rating: 810 /10
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2016 Ford Mustang Review

The Ford Mustang has finally landed in Australia after what has seemed an eternity. The question is whether it can truly live up to the Mustang muscle car legend...

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$45,990 - $66,490

Mazda MX-5 1.5L v Mazda MX-5 2.0L: Track Comparison Review
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Mazda MX-5 1.5L v Mazda MX-5 2.0L: Track Comparison Review

The fact that there is a choice of 1.5- and 2.0-litre versions of the all-new fourth-generation Mazda MX-5 begs a simple and obvious question: which is the better buy? The answers, though, are numerous and more complex, each starting with the words ‘it depends’... It depends if you plan on using your 2016 Mazda MX-5 as a daily driver or as that ‘third car’ for sunny weekend touring...


2016 Audi TT-S Roadster Review
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2016 Audi TT-S Roadster Review

Read the article here. Sharper looking and more masculine – the new Audi TT Roadster is a convertible sports car with attitude. This is the S-Line and Audi expects the sales skew to be geared towards this one, over the base Sport model – and the majority of those buyers will be women...


Genesis Coupe set for a big change, convertible on the wish list
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Genesis Coupe set for a big change, convertible on the wish list

The next-generation Hyundai Genesis Coupe is not likely to be a sports car, but a luxury model. In its previous life the Hyundai Genesis Coupe was a sporty two-door model that seemingly sat at odds with its luxury-focused Genesis sedan stablemate...


2015 Jaguar F-Type R AWD Convertible Review
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2015 Jaguar F-Type R AWD Convertible Review

As a diehard motoring enthusiast, I’ve never been keen on convertibles – there’s too much flex in the chassis and they don’t give off the right message – unless we’re talking about the Jaguar F-Type R AWD Convertible. The spec sheet alone is enough to get your pulse racing. 404kW of power and a whopping 680Nm of torque. 0-100km/h in 4...


2016 Mercedes-Benz New Cars
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2016 Mercedes-Benz New Cars

Details of the new and updated Mercedes-Benz models launching in Australia in 2016.   Mercedes-Benz A-Class – January The facelifted Mercedes-Benz A-Class range will arrive in Australia in the first month of 2016, bringing with it revised pricing, new equipment and a new halo model in the form of the Mercedes-AMG A45...


2016 Audi TT Roadster S line Review
Rating: 810 /10
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2016 Audi TT Roadster S line Review

The Audi TT Roadster combines style, performance and comfort at a reasonable price.

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2016 Mazda MX-5 Review: Sandown Raceway weekender
Rating: 8.510 /10
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2016 Mazda MX-5 Review: Sandown Raceway weekender

Dave makes his Mazda MX-5 return to Sandown Raceway, but this time it's in the all-new 1.5-litre fourth-generation car...

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Mercedes-Benz SLC convertible confirmed for 2016 Detroit auto show debut
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Mercedes-Benz SLC convertible confirmed for 2016 Detroit auto show debut

The Mercedes-Benz SLK will soon be no more. In its place will be the Mercedes-Benz SLC convertible, which CarAdvice has learned will be revealed at the 2016 Detroit auto show. The new Mercedes-Benz SLC drop-top will see some revisions compared with its forebear, including a revamped front-end design with new headlights and grille, a new rear bumper, a revamped interior and updated engine range...


Lotus Exige Sport 350 revealed: Plaid seats, exposed shifter, 51kg weight loss, 0-100km/h in 3.8s
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Lotus Exige Sport 350 revealed: Plaid seats, exposed shifter, 51kg weight loss, 0-100km/h in 3.8s

The Lotus Exige Sport 350 made its premiere this week. The stripped-back supercar is being dubbed “the ultimate incarnation” of the famous nameplate. Lotus’ headline figures make for impressive reading. At 1125kg, the coupe weighs 51kg than the Exige S, while its 0-100km/h sprint time is as low as 3.8 seconds (down one-tenth)...


McLaren 675LT Spider revealed
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McLaren 675LT Spider revealed

The top has been dropped on the McLaren 675LT, with the British brand showcasing the McLaren 675LT Spider overnight. The new hard-top convertible supercar is described by the company as "the most focused, fastest and exhilarating open top McLaren model ever built", with its 3.8-litre twin-turbo V8 engine producing 497kW of power and 700Nm of torque...


2016 Mazda MX-5 2.0-litre Review
Rating: 810 /10
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2016 Mazda MX-5 2.0-litre Review

The 2.0-litre Mazda MX-5 adds some extra zing to an already-sporty package...

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2016 Range Rover Evoque Convertible Gerry McGovern Design Interview : 2015 LA Auto Show
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2016 Range Rover Evoque Convertible Gerry McGovern Design Interview : 2015 LA Auto Show

James Ward is joined by Gerry McGovern, Design Director for Range Rover, to chat about the new Range Rover Evoque convertible and the future of the brand.  ...


2016 Mazda MX-5 Review : 2.0-Litre Club-Spec drive to Laguna Seca
Rating: 8.510 /10
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2016 Mazda MX-5 Review : 2.0-Litre Club-Spec drive to Laguna Seca

We put the more powerful 2.0L Mazda MX-5 through its paces at the famous Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in Northern California.

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$31,990 - $41,550

2016 Mini Convertible : 2015 LA Auto Show
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2016 Mini Convertible : 2015 LA Auto Show

The new Mini Cooper convertible might look a lot like the old Mini Cooper convertible, but it's got some subtle new design elements up its sleeve.  ...


2016 Fiat 124 Walkaround : 2015 LA Auto Show
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2016 Fiat 124 Walkaround : 2015 LA Auto Show

James Ward and Tony Crawford take a look at the new Fiat 124, as former owners and admirers of the model line.  ...


‘Sports’ car sales plummet in October
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‘Sports’ car sales plummet in October

Sales of dedicated sports cars fell off a cliff last month, with industry database VFACTS recording a 23.6 per cent drop over the same month in 2014. This statistic is a significant outlier, given sports car sales as a whole are down by a comparatively modest 3.8 per cent for the year so far. Naturally, the concept of a ‘sports car’ is a slippery one...


2016 Mini Convertible revealed
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2016 Mini Convertible revealed

The all-new 2016 Mini Convertible has been revealed ahead of its public debut at next week’s Tokyo motor show. The third-generation Convertible becomes the BMW-owned British brand’s biggest and most mature fabric-top model ever, and the fourth in the new family that comprises the three-door, five-door and recently-launched Clubman body styles...


McLaren 570S Spider confirmed for 2017; hardcore LT would have to be “worthy” of name
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McLaren 570S Spider confirmed for 2017; hardcore LT would have to be “worthy” of name

McLaren has confirmed upcoming additions to its line-up, namely a drop-top version of its freshly launched Sports Series flagship, the McLaren 570S. Speaking at the international launch of the McLaren 570S, McLaren Automotive global communications director Wayne Bruce announced a 570S Spider would be added to the range come 2017, but would not divulge details about the model preceding it, confirmed for a 2016 release...