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Volkswagen cops fines, charges, arrest in Dieselgate plea

Volkswagen has agreed to plead guilty to three criminal charges in the United States over the long-running dieselgate saga. The company has also agreed to pay a total of US$4.3billion in fines while six Volkswagen executives have been charged over the emissions scandal...

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Car colour trends for 2016/17: Brown blooming, red hot, navy the new black

Car colour trends for 2016/17: Brown blooming, red hot, navy the new black

2016 has wrapped up and it's time to look back on the kaleidoscope of cars that have rolled through the CarAdvice garage. MY17 models have been flooding in already, offering up fun new colours and finishes. Let's take a look. We've seen myriad hues, from bright and bold, through to more shades of brown and grey than we ever thought possible...


Most searched car brands of 2016
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Most searched car brands of 2016

Google has revealed its most searched automotive brands of 2016 - and the most popular car make may surprise you. Honda topped the 2016 most searched brands list, followed by German luxury brand Mercedes-Benz and electric car powerhouse Tesla. Teenage daydreamers looked up Lamborghini, while Swedish premium maker Volvo's new design language has clearly had an effect on potential customers, with it ranking fifth...


2017 Lamborghini Aventador S revealed, Australian pricing confirmed: Facelifted hero gets more power, four-wheel steering
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2017 Lamborghini Aventador S revealed, Australian pricing confirmed: Facelifted hero gets more power, four-wheel steering

The updated Lamborghini Aventador S has been unveiled, and it sports the first four-wheel steering system for a series production vehicle from the house of the rampaging bull. The new model replaces the current LP700-4 as the core offering in the Aventador line. Behind the driver and passenger is the company's naturally aspirated dry-sump 6...


Zero to boredom in less than three seconds: Where have all the scary cars gone?
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Zero to boredom in less than three seconds: Where have all the scary cars gone?

Often when people fondly reminisce about 'the good old days', the truth is, they were never really that great. But in this instance, they bloody well were. Fast cars. I mean, really fast cars. Properly fast cars. They used to be called supercars. And guess what? They were properly scary. I’m not quite old enough to be losing my mind just yet, but I’m certainly old enough to remember them...


2017 Lamborghini Huracan Rear-Wheel Drive Spyder revealed, on sale in Australia
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2017 Lamborghini Huracan Rear-Wheel Drive Spyder revealed, on sale in Australia

The Lamborghini Huracan Rear-Wheel Drive Spyder has been unveiled at the Los Angeles motor show a year after the LP580-2 coupe sibling made its debut. As with the LP580-2 coupe, the Rear-Wheel Drive Spyder is powered by a slightly detuned version of the company's naturally aspirated 5.2-litre V10...


2017 Lamborghini Huracan Superleggera spied with more vents
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2017 Lamborghini Huracan Superleggera spied with more vents

The Lamborghini Huracan Superleggera has been spied again, but this time one of the prototypes has a few extra surprises in store. The prototype seen here hustling around the Nurburgring Nordschleife has a three of vents with a camouflaged grille: one above the front wheel arch, one on that wheel arch's trailing edge, and another set just ahead of the rear wheel arch...


2017 Lamborghini Aventador coupe facelift spied at the Nurburgring
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2017 Lamborghini Aventador coupe facelift spied at the Nurburgring

The facelifted Lamborghini Aventador coupe has been spied during testing at the Nurburgring Nordschleife. This latest prototype is an Aventador coupe, and the changes we see on this car mirror those that were applied to the facelifted roadster spotted in July. Up front, the bumper has been subtly redesigned with a wider central air intake and smaller side apertures...


CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for September 23, 2016
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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for September 23, 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. Keeping you in the loop, Tegan Lawson presents a weekly video from the CarAdvice Garage, with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews...


Lamborghini Ad Personam: the easy way to add another $150k to your purchase price
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Lamborghini Ad Personam: the easy way to add another $150k to your purchase price

If you ever through your base Lamborghini wasn't special enough, Lamborghini has extended its Ad Personam personalisation program even further, with an almost endless amount of customisation options. The new Ad Personam design studio located at Lamborghini headquarters in Sant'Agata, Italy, offers buyers the chance to get up close and personal with the materials available for their vehicle...


Lamborghini thrilled with Australian sales, not so thrilled with Aventador SV pricing
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Lamborghini thrilled with Australian sales, not so thrilled with Aventador SV pricing

With a range of vehicles starting from $378,900 (plus on-road costs), Lamborghini is thrilled with its Australian sales results, with numbers up by over 60 per cent. Andrea Baldi, head of Lamborghini Asia Pacific, spoke with CarAdvice last week at a Lamborghini event in Japan, saying that he is amazed with the numbers, especially when it came to the brand's most expensive models, the Lamborghini Aventador SV and SV Roadster...


Ford, Volvo, Rolls-Royce and others skipping Paris motor show - UPDATE
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Ford, Volvo, Rolls-Royce and others skipping Paris motor show - UPDATE

Update - Volkswagen subsidiaries Bentley and Lamborghini have also pulled out of the Paris motor show as the German company cuts spending after the 'Dieselgate' saga. See bottom of article for details Big name manufacturers including Ford, Volvo and Rolls-Royce have chosen to skip the Paris motor show next month, choosing to spend their marketing dollars elsewhere...


Lamborghini to continue with V12, four-door sedan under consideration
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Lamborghini to continue with V12, four-door sedan under consideration

When it comes to ever-tightening emissions regulations, car makers like Lamborghini have a tough road ahead of them. Fans will be pleased, though, to know that the raging bull's V12 is going nowhere. More, there's the chance a four-door sedan is on the horizon, too, according to the company's boss...


Lamborghini Urus SUV drops DCT for torque converter: 'Feels like a real Lamborghini'
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Lamborghini Urus SUV drops DCT for torque converter: 'Feels like a real Lamborghini'

Lamborghini is on a mission to double its sales and the brand thinks that its new SUV, the Lamborghini Urus, will be the vehicle needed to achieve this goal. The Urus is set to be the first SUV in Lamborghini's history (if you exclude the 'Rambo Lambo' LM002) and it will be powered by the brand's first turbocharged engine, a twin-turbo petrol V8...


Audi F1 revival likely killed by dieselgate
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Audi F1 revival likely killed by dieselgate

Audi's transition to Formula 1 began in earnest in 2014 when the company hired now Lamborghini CEO Stefano Domenicali, but the plans were ultimately scuttled by dieselgate. Speaking to Australian media today in Japan, Lamborghini chief executive officer Stefano Domenicali admitted that he was originally hired by Audi to move the brand into Formula 1...


Lamborghini to partner with Mitsubishi company on carbon-fibre technology
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Lamborghini to partner with Mitsubishi company on carbon-fibre technology

Lamborghini has today announced a partnership with Mitsubishi Rayon, a Japanese textiles company wholly owned by Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings. The partnership aims to further develop carbon-fibre technology, which the brand uses extensively across its range of vehicles and has used for at least 30 years...


Forza Horizon 3 for real on the Great Ocean Road
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Forza Horizon 3 for real on the Great Ocean Road

Read the full article here. CarAdvice joined the team from Xbox and Playground Games - the people behind one of this year's most anticipated video games, Forza Horizon 3 - to test out the game's graphics by driving Victoria's Great Ocean Road in a selection of super cars and muscle cars including two Aussie favourites.


Exotic sports-car sales growth triples market average
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Exotic sports-car sales growth triples market average

Sales of the market’s most expensive and exotic sports cars are growing at more than triple the overall market average in 2016. According to monthly VFACTS figures released by the Federal Chamber of Automotive industries this week, the 'sports car over $200,000' class grew 19.9 per cent in August, and is up 10.6 per cent year-to-date (YTD) to 1163 units...


Forza Horizon 3 for real: super cars, muscle cars and the 12 Apostles

Forza Horizon 3 for real: super cars, muscle cars and the 12 Apostles

Forza Horizon 3 is one of the most anticipated video games to be released this year, and – thanks to Xbox – CarAdvice got a sneak preview of the game and some one-on-one time with one of the key people behind it, all while taking in the gorgeous views and divine roads of Victoria's surf coast in a selection of performance-car perfection...


Lamborghini to double output by 2019, cap supercar production
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Lamborghini to double output by 2019, cap supercar production

Thanks to a new SUV, Lamborghini expects to see its production increase dramatically in the coming years. Stefano Domenicali, CEO of Lamborghini, told Reuters that the sports car maker expects to at least double output to 7000 cars per year by 2019. Most of this growth will be fuelled by the brand's new SUV, which is expected to go on sale in 2018 and may take the Urus name from a crossover concept that debuted in 2012...