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World's greatest driving roads: Highway 89 A, Arizona, USA

I've just discovered that I love desert. No, not double-cream-topped, Belgian-choc-filled, Heston Blumenthal-frozen Masterchef-style dessert, but the sun-scorched, dusty, cactus-smattered, don't-go-wandering-off-or-you'll-die environment of America's Wild West...

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BMW i8 roadster spied again
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BMW i8 roadster spied again

The upcoming BMW i8 roadster has been spied again, this time during cold weather testing on the snowy roads of Sweden. For the first time we get a proper look at the drop-top hybrid performance coupe, though the likeness to the coupe doesn't present any major surprises despite the heavy disguise...


2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Cabriolet revealed
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2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Cabriolet revealed

The Mercedes-Benz E-Class Cabriolet has been revealed ahead of its official stepping out at the 2017 Geneva motor show. Stylistically, the E-Class convertible holds no great surprises, as it looks like an E-Class coupe with its top lopped off. There's LED headlights up front, and thin LED tail-lights at the rear...


World's greatest driving roads: Western Cape, South Africa

World's greatest driving roads: Western Cape, South Africa

For many of us, when targeting great driving road hot spots to explore across the globe, South Africa doesn't come immediately to mind. Nor is it much of a holiday list topper, at least for those who aren't in 'the know' and haven't sampled the colour and diversity the rainbow nation has to offer...


BMW i8 roadster spied for the first time
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BMW i8 roadster spied for the first time

A prototype for the BMW i8 roadster has been spied for the first time undergoing testing in Europe, giving us a first look at the drop-top hybrid sports car. While the vehicle is covered in swirly black-and-white camouflage, the open-top sports car in the images is easily distinguishable as an i8, while the lack of a metal roof is fairly obvious as well...


2017 Mercedes-AMG C63 S Cabriolet review
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2017 Mercedes-AMG C63 S Cabriolet review

The Mercedes-AMG C63 S Cabriolet is a throwback to another era, with twin-turbo V8 power underpinning the muscle car-like drop-top. But has the loss of a roof compromised the convertible boulevard cruiser?


Mazda MX-5 RF v Subaru BRZ comparison
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Mazda MX-5 RF v Subaru BRZ comparison

Power up front, drive to the back, a stick-shift in the middle – it’s how nature intended sports cars to be. And these two purist offerings – the 2017 Mazda MX-5 RF and the updated 2017 Subaru BRZ – are true to that formula. Both of these Japanese, sporty, fun and affordable cars may follow the same path towards inducing grins, particularly when fitted with manual gearboxes as our test cars are, but there are some fairly large differences between them...


2017 Mercedes-Benz S500 Cabriolet review
Rating: 910 /10
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2017 Mercedes-Benz S500 Cabriolet review

James jumps behind the wheel of the stunning 2017 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Cabriolet, a movie star for the road.

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$357,215

2017 Porsche 911 GTS range revealed: on sale in Australia now - UPDATE
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2017 Porsche 911 GTS range revealed: on sale in Australia now - UPDATE

Update - Porsche's local arm has confirmed timing and pricing for the 911 GTS range. See bottom of article for details The new 2017 Porsche 911 GTS range has been revealed this week ahead of its Australian launch in the second quarter of this year...


Mazda reveals two MX-5 specials for Tokyo Auto Salon
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Mazda reveals two MX-5 specials for Tokyo Auto Salon

Another pair of special Mazda MX-5 show cars have been revealed ahead of their debut at the Tokyo Auto Salon in January. First of the two roadsters is the MX-5 RF Custom Style (above), which appears to be based on the MX-5 RF RS that is already on sale in Japan...


2018 Aston Martin DB11 Volante spied in Sweden
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2018 Aston Martin DB11 Volante spied in Sweden

The 2018 Aston Martin DB11 Volante has been spied during cold weather testing on the snowy roads of Sweden. Despite being previewed in September by the "lightly-disguised engineering car" that appears to be the same vehicle in the images, the drop-top supercar isn't scheduled for release until the European spring in 2018...


2019 Mercedes-Benz SL to share platform with AMG GT: SL coupe and GT Black Series on the way –  report
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2019 Mercedes-Benz SL to share platform with AMG GT: SL coupe and GT Black Series on the way – report

The seventh-generation Mercedes-Benz SL sports car will be based on the same underpinnings as the hardcore Mercedes-AMG GT supercar in order to endow the big roadster with greater performance – according to a new report out of the UK. An article by Autocar says sales of the SL are in decline, so Mercedes-Benz is looking to its AMG tuning arm to give the big roadster a performance boost and hopefully a sales boost as well...


2016 Mercedes-Benz E400 Cabriolet review
Rating: 7.510 /10
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2016 Mercedes-Benz E400 Cabriolet review

The Mercedes-Benz E-Class convertible will be replaced by a whole new model in 2017. James drops the top on the A207 E400 to see if the old-girl still has some life in her wheels yet.


Abarth 124 Spider v Mazda MX-5 comparison
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Abarth 124 Spider v Mazda MX-5 comparison

Read the full article here. The fact that both the Mazda MX-5 and the Abarth 124 Spider sports cars exist, side-by-side, is a good thing. In fact, they need each other to survive. You've heard it before: the issue with making a sports car is scale. There is a great deal of development cost involved in getting a vision to production and then, because no one really needs sports cars, the return is generally not all that great...


Alpina officially launches in Australia: B3 and B4 BiTurbo now on sale
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Alpina officially launches in Australia: B3 and B4 BiTurbo now on sale

German tuning company Alpina is now officially on sale in Australia, with its BMW 4 Series-based B4 BiTurbo the first model in its range to be homologated for our market. Local distributor, The In Motion Group, officially launched the range at a special event late last week, with the first dealerships to sell the bespoke models being BMW Doncaster and Bundoora...


2016 Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet Review
Rating: 8.510 /10
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2016 Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet Review

The 2016 Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet is the most affordable drop-top version of the venerable sports car on the market. But is it a bargain?

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$239,300

CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for November 18, 2016
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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for November 18, 2016

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. This week, regular host Tegan Lawson is on assignment overseas. In her place, Trent Nikolic presents this week's video from the CarAdvice Garage, with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews...


2017 Mercedes-Maybach S650 Cabriolet: Ultimate S-Class drop-top revealed, 10 for Australia
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2017 Mercedes-Maybach S650 Cabriolet: Ultimate S-Class drop-top revealed, 10 for Australia

The 2017 Mercedes-Maybach S650 Cabriolet has been revealed this week ahead of its debut at the 2016 Los Angeles motor show. Limited to just 300 units globally, the Maybach S650 Cabriolet is touted as "the ultimate in open-air exclusivity", priced from 300,000 euros ($427,451)...


Mazda MX-5 Generations: NA to ND driven
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Mazda MX-5 Generations: NA to ND driven

Read the full article here. Our own David Zalstein gets the chance to drive all four generations of Mazda MX-5 back-t0-back, spanning 27 years of the world’s best-selling, two-seat convertible sports car.


2017 Audi A5, S5 Cabriolets revealed
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2017 Audi A5, S5 Cabriolets revealed

The second-generation 2017 Audi A5 and S5 Cabriolets have been revealed this week, joining the Coupe and Sportback bodies in the line-up. While the new car looks very similar to the model that preceded it, the new A5 and S5 Cabriolets wear a sharper and more angular design that has already been adopted by their Coupe and Sportback siblings, along with other new-generation models in the company’s new-generation range including the A4, Q5, Q7, TT and R8...