Hyundai i20 WRC experience: Hot laps with Chris Atkinson

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Hyundai i20 WRC experience: Hot laps with Chris Atkinson

With the dust still settling on last weekend's 2014 World Rally Championship (WRC) Rally Australia event in Coffs Harbour, CarAdvice got the chance to jump in the co-driver's seat with Australian Hyundai Shell World Rally Team driver Chris Atkinson for the experience of a lifetime...

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WRC hot laps with Chris Atkinson
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WRC hot laps with Chris Atkinson

CarAdvice puts you in the passenger seat of the Hyundai i20 World Rally Car for two hot laps with Chris Atkinson.


Daniel Ricciardo's expense claims exposed in new Red Bull Racing video
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Daniel Ricciardo's expense claims exposed in new Red Bull Racing video

In a cheeky video released by Red Bull Racing today, the team's Formula One team boss Christian Horner showcases what it's like to run an F1 team the 24 hours following a race weekend, in this case the recently passed Italian Grand Prix (Monza)...


Chris Atkinson talks Hyundai, WRC and his future
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Chris Atkinson talks Hyundai, WRC and his future

In December Chris Atkinson was announced as one of four drivers for the Hyundai Shell World Rally Team in 2014, giving him the opportunity to be back behind the wheel of a factory-backed World Rally Championship (WRC) car for the first time since 2008...


Renault RS Monitor: quick look
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Renault RS Monitor: quick look

The Renault RS Monitor 2.0 data logging system made its global debut back in 2013 on the all-new fourth-generation Clio RS. Expanding on the brand’s earlier RS Monitor 1.0 – with features limited to acceleration and lap timing and tyre pressure monitoring – the more advanced Renault RS Monitor 2...


Mercedes-Benz AMG boss backflips on Erebus V8 Supercars team
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Mercedes-Benz AMG boss backflips on Erebus V8 Supercars team

Mercedes-Benz AMG's head of overall vehicle development and board member Tobias Moers insists he is viewing Erebus in a new more positive light, despite a scathing attack last year on the third-party V8 Supercars team that uses E63 AMG bodies. CarAdvice spoke with Moers last September at the international launch of the Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG in Austria, where he said the racing team run independently by Betty Klimenko must start to win races...


Holden Craig Lowndes SS V Commodore confirmed
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Holden Craig Lowndes SS V Commodore confirmed

Holden has confirmed it will build a new special edition Craig Lowndes SS V model as a tribute to the driver's impending 20-year anniversary in V8 Supercars. News of the new model - which is based upon the Holden SS V Redline Commodore - was rumoured earlier this year, but Holden has now offered up some details on what makes the Craig Lowndes SS V Special Edition different to the the standard car...


Abarth 695 Assetto Corse: Track Review
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Abarth 695 Assetto Corse: Track Review

The Abarth 695 Assetto Corse takes Fiat’s Abarth performance brand to the next level, representing the ultimate, race-ready incarnation of the pint-size Fiat 500.


Jaguar unveils first Lightweight E-Type in 50 years
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Jaguar unveils first Lightweight E-Type in 50 years

Jaguar Land Rover Special Operations has unveiled the first of six 'new' hand-built Lightweight E-Type racers, completing a planned production run started over 50 years ago. Originally intended to be built and raced in 1963 as part of an 18-car 'Special GT E-Type' project, the newly-created Lightweight E-Types mark the first recreations to come out of Jaguar Heritage’s new Browns Lane facility – a plant that will now also look after warrantied servicing and restoration of classic Jaguars...


Melbourne secures Australian Formula One Grand Prix until 2020
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Melbourne secures Australian Formula One Grand Prix until 2020

Melbourne has secured the Australian Formula One Grand Prix for another five years. The deal was signed in London last week, ending a year of negotiations and months of speculation that the contract would not be renewed. It will see Australia’s sporting capital host the global motorsport event until 2020, which will mark the 25th running of the Melbourne GP since it succeeded Adelaide in 1996...


Holden Commodore Craig Lowndes Special Edition tipped for October
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Holden Commodore Craig Lowndes Special Edition tipped for October

A special edition Holden Commodore celebrating 20 years since three-time V8 Supercars champion Craig Lowndes first drove for the local lion is expected to launch just in time for this year's Bathurst 1000. Publicised early on a Holden dealer's Facebook page, the Special Edition Craig Lowndes Holden Commodore is yet to be officially announced by Holden, but we understand it will be based on the existing SS V Redline...


Ferrari standing behind recovering Schumacher, ailing F1 team
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Ferrari standing behind recovering Schumacher, ailing F1 team

The head of Ferrari Australasia has expressed support for both the recovering seven-time world champion Michael Schumacher and the manufacturer's own ailing Formula One team. Speaking to CarAdvice at the local premiere of the new Ferrari California T, Herbert Appleroth said there had been a groundswell of support and well-wishes from fans all over the world following news that former Ferrari F1 driver Michael Schumacher has emerged from an induced coma almost six months after a skiing accident in the French Alps...


Renault Sport Trophy : Teased concept previews 368kW-plus Nismo-powered racer
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Renault Sport Trophy : Teased concept previews 368kW-plus Nismo-powered racer

The first image and details of the Renault Sport Trophy concept have been teased ahead of the future Nismo-powered race car's unveiling at the Moscow motor show in August and 2015 competitive race start...


Mercedes-Benz planning road car projects for F1 powertrain facility - report
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Mercedes-Benz planning road car projects for F1 powertrain facility - report

Mercedes-Benz will take advantage of a technical development freeze in Formula One to work on new projects for its future road cars. Mercedes-Benz head of development Thomas Weber told Autocar the Mercedes AMG High Performance Powertrains facility in Brixworth, UK, has the ability to focus on new sports car programs now that work on its 1...


Sir Jack Brabham dies, aged 88: Tributes flow for three-time Formula One World Champion
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Sir Jack Brabham dies, aged 88: Tributes flow for three-time Formula One World Champion

Tributes are flowing in for three-time Formula One World Champion Sir Jack Brabham, AO, OBE, who passed away at his home on the Gold Coast early this morning aged 88. Brabham was a champion and a pioneer. He won the Formula One world championship in 1959, 1960 and 1966 – the third in a car built with his own hands, becoming the first man to achieve that feat...


Jaguar to recreate 1960s racing glory with new Lightweight E-Types
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Jaguar to recreate 1960s racing glory with new Lightweight E-Types

Six lightweight Jaguar E-Type models, originally intended to be built and raced in 1963, will be newly created in-house by the iconic British marque ahead of a public unveiling later this year. Part of an 18-car Lightweight E-Type project initiated by Jaguar’s competition department back in February 1963 targeting GT racing, the six brand new ‘missing’ Jaguar Lightweight GT E-Types are to be built to the exact specifications of the original 12 cars...


New manufacturer to join V8 Supercars?
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New manufacturer to join V8 Supercars?

Could we see a 6th manufacturer added to V8 Supercars as early as next season? With Volvo, Mercedes-AMG and Nissan all getting a taste of success early in the 2014 season, V8 Supercars CEO James Warburton told Speedcafe the interest of other marques may have been piqued...


Peugeot 308 R production model to lead motorsport-inspired performance charge
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Peugeot 308 R production model to lead motorsport-inspired performance charge

A production car based on the 200kW-plus Peugeot 308 R concept will reportedly lead a motorsport-inspired charge by the French car maker, aimed at boosting its image and potentially seeing it break a 31-year-old Nurburgring lap record. UK publication Autocar reports a production version of the Peugeot 308 R - the go-fast hatchback concept that debuted at the 2013 Frankfurt motor show -  is already well under development and earmarked for a 2015 launch...


High-performance driver training : a day on track with Driver Dynamics
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High-performance driver training : a day on track with Driver Dynamics

Ripple strips, braking zones, apexes and speeds close to 200km/h. How can a high-performance driver training day improve your road driving? CarAdvice spent the day at Sandown Raceway with the team from Driver Dynamics to find out. Started in 1990 by director and chief instructor Kevin Flynn, Driver Dynamics runs courses in Melbourne, Sydney and Adelaide for drivers of all skill levels...