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Mazda MX-5 RF Limited Edition now on sale

The Mazda MX-5 Limited Edition has officially gone on sale in Australia, with just 110 available nationally. Priced at $55,790 drive-away, the MX-5 RF Limited Edition gets a host of cosmetic and mechanical upgrades to make the Japanese sports car even sportier...

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Cars We Own: 2016 Mazda MX-5 diary

Cars We Own: 2016 Mazda MX-5 diary

The Mazda MX-5 has become a default choice for people who want a light, simple sports car. But what is the two-seat convertible like to live with? Here's a diary of our time with the CarAdvice MX-5. Think of this as a rolling logbook, a little window into life with the cars in the CarAdvice stable. You'll find the most recent entries at the top, and the older instalments at the bottom...


Lexus LC Convertible, LC F on the way - report
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Lexus LC Convertible, LC F on the way - report

Lexus has reportedly signed off on a convertible version of the LC, while an LC F performance hero also looks set for production in the coming years. According to a new article by the UK's Auto Express, internal sources claim the drop-top LC has already been approved, while the 'F'-branded version is looking likely for production as well...


2019 BMW 8 Series Convertible spied in the snow
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2019 BMW 8 Series Convertible spied in the snow

The BMW 8 Series Convertible has been spied this week during cold weather testing wearing less camouflage, giving us a closer look at the company's upcoming drop-top. Looking very much like its coupe twin - albeit with a different roof design - there aren't too many surprises in terms of the 8 Series Convertible's overall design...


Fiat 500 60th Anniversary special-edition arrives from $28,990
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Fiat 500 60th Anniversary special-edition arrives from $28,990

The Fiat 500 60th Anniversary special-edition has arrived in Australia, priced from $28,990 before on-road costs. Following the recently-released 500 Anniversario, the 500 60th Anniversary celebrates the 60th birthday of the 1957 'Nuova' Fiat 500. Differing from the Anniversario, however, is the fact that this latest edition is available solely as a cabriolet...


Editor's Pick: Cruising Arizona's Highway 89 A

Editor's Pick: Cruising Arizona's Highway 89 A

First published May 27, 2017. As we all work hard at celebrating the end of a big year and the start of a new one, we’re looking back on some favourites of 2017!  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...


2018/19 Audi TT RS spied
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2018/19 Audi TT RS spied

A lightly-camouflaged Audi TT RS roadster has been spied this week on the roads of Germany, pointing to an upcoming facelift due sometime next year. Compared to the current car, this prototype sports a slightly larger front grille and a new LED daytime-running light signature. There also appears to be revised bumper treatments, along with more pronounced side skirts...


2017 Mercedes-AMG C43 Cabriolet review
Rating: 8.210 /10
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2017 Mercedes-AMG C43 Cabriolet review

A convertible body suits Mercedes-AMG's C43 badge particularly well. It looks like a C63 hot rod, but offers a slightly more relaxed demeanour, and a price point that lines up.


2018 BMW i8 Roadster teased in new video
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2018 BMW i8 Roadster teased in new video

The upcoming BMW i8 Roadster has been teased again this week, ahead of its expected reveal at the Los Angeles motor show later this month. In a new video posted online, the (incomplete) i8 Roadster can be seen facing vigorous testing during the production process, hinting at the long process BMW has undertaken to make the drop-top as rigid and durable as its coupe sibling...


Mazda MX-5 RF Limited Edition detailed
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Mazda MX-5 RF Limited Edition detailed

Mazda Australia is now taking expressions of interest for the MX-5 RF Limited Edition, which features several equipment and mechanical upgrades to give the Japanese sports car an even sharper edge. Just 110 units will be available locally, and the special MX-5 appears to be identical to the MX-5 RF RS revealed for the Japanese market last November...


2018 Aston Martin DB11 Volante unveiled
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2018 Aston Martin DB11 Volante unveiled

The 2018 Aston Martin DB11 Volante has been revealed this week, dropping the top off the British GT . Unlike the DB11 coupe, which is offered with a choice of V8 or V12 engines, the Volante will only be available with the AMG-derived twin-turbo V8 under the bonnet in an attempt to keep weight down. The 4...


2018 BMW i8 roadster teased again ahead of LA debut - UPDATE
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2018 BMW i8 roadster teased again ahead of LA debut - UPDATE

UPDATE: CarAdvice now understands that the i8 roadster is expected to be unveiled at the LA motor show in November, contrary to previous reports that indicated the plug-in hybrid drop-top would be revealed at September's Frankfurt motor show...


2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Cabriolet teased ahead of Frankfurt debut
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2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Cabriolet teased ahead of Frankfurt debut

The facelifted 2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Cabriolet has been teased in a new video ahead of its debut at the Frankfurt motor show next month. Following the updated S-Class limousine range, the convertible version is expected to get similar upgrades, though obviously with the sexier two-door body sans roof...


BMW roadster teased again ahead of August 17 reveal
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BMW roadster teased again ahead of August 17 reveal

The BMW roadster bound for this year's Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance has been teased again this week ahead of its official reveal on August 17. Believed to be a preview for the successor to the discontinued Z4 sports car, this latest image - shared on the company's Facebook page - shows an aggressive-looking convertible complete with a low and wide nose, sharp character lines through the sides, and large alloy wheels in a star-spoke design...


Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato Speedster and Shooting Brake revealed
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Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato Speedster and Shooting Brake revealed

The Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato family has grown from two members to four, with the British marque announcing two new versions this week; the Speedster and Shooting Brake. Joining the already-revealed Zagato Coupe and Volante, the Speedster and Shooting Brake will see the total production run for the Vanquish Zagato increased to 325 units, with just 28 examples of the Speedster and a further 99 Shooting Brakes to be built...


2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Cabriolet: Local pricing announced
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2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Cabriolet: Local pricing announced

Australian pricing and initial details for the Mercedes-Benz E-Class Cabriolet range have been announced this week, ahead of the drop-top's local launch in October. Just two variants will be offered here, the E300 and E400 4Matic, with prices kicking off at $123,500 plus on-road costs for the entry-level model...


McLaren 570S Spider review
Rating: 910 /10
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McLaren 570S Spider review

McLaren has lopped the roof off its 570S, but don't expect the new McLaren 570S Spider to be any less potent. It'll still go from 0-100km/h in just 3.2 seconds.

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Rolls-Royce Dawn Black Badge revealed - UPDATE
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Rolls-Royce Dawn Black Badge revealed - UPDATE

Update - Rolls-Royce's Australian division has given local pricing for the Dawn Black Badge. See bottom of article for details The stealthy Rolls-Royce Dawn Black Badge has been revealed for the Goodwood Festival of Speed this weekend...


World’s greatest driving roads: Todi to Orvieto, Italy

World’s greatest driving roads: Todi to Orvieto, Italy

Let me start by saying, if you've never been to Italy – anywhere in Italy – go. Book a flight, pack a bag, and go. It's every bit as stupendously stunning as everyone returning from said European destination annoyingly says it is. Apart from being a venerable hotbed of topographic and gastronomic delights, Italy is chock-full of some incredible stretches of road...


2018 Audi R8 Spyder V10 plus revealed
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2018 Audi R8 Spyder V10 plus revealed

The most high-performance drop-top Audi ever has been revealed, with the 2018 Audi R8 Spyder V10 plus claiming the title of the "fastest series-production convertible model from the brand with the four rings". How fast? Well, its high-revving 5.2-litre 449kW/560Nm mid-mounted V10 engine is capable of slinging the new-generation Audi R8 Spyder V10 plus from 0-100km/h in just 3...