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2016 Ferrari F12 Berlinetta Review: Bathurst hot laps

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2016 Ferrari F12 Berlinetta Review: Bathurst hot laps

We lap the iconic Mount Panorama, Bathurst circuit in the most powerful currently available Ferrari in Australia, the 2016 Ferrari F12 Berlinetta...

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2016 Mazda MX-5 1.5L v 2.0L track comparison
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2016 Mazda MX-5 1.5L v 2.0L track comparison

Read the article here. That Mazda offers a choice of 1.5- and 2.0-litre versions of its fourth-generation MX-5 Roadster 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 using it as a daily driver or as that ‘third car’ for sunny weekend touring...


Nissan GT-R R35 v R32: The latest and the greatest at Phillip Island

Nissan GT-R R35 v R32: The latest and the greatest at Phillip Island

CarAdvice was recently invited along to the world famous Phillip Island Grand Prix circuit to watch Nissan Australia launch its 2016 motorsport season. We knew the #23 V8 Supercars Nissan Altima of Michael Caruso would have its updated livery unveiled and we knew the #1A Nissan GT-R Nismo GT3 - freshly purchased by Nissan Australia - would be there throwing down some shake-down test laps ahead of its 2015 Bathurst 12 Hour title defence at Mount Panorama...


Renault Kwid Racer, Climber concepts spice up New Delhi motor show
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Renault Kwid Racer, Climber concepts spice up New Delhi motor show

Two new Renault Kwid concepts have been unveiled at the 2016 New Delhi motor show, mixing racing and off-road themes into the Indian-market sub-compact SUV. Based on the production Renault Kwid launched in India in May last year, Renault says its Kwid Climber concept is “bred for venturing away from the beaten track”, while the Kwid Racer is “more at home on the asphalt of race circuits”...


2016 Subaru WRX Review: Sandown Raceway weekender
Rating: 910 /10
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2016 Subaru WRX Review: Sandown Raceway weekender

Teaming accessible performance with real-world practicality, Dave heads to Sandown Raceway in the 2016 Subaru WRX for the latest weekend warrior track test...

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Nissan not in V8 Supercars to sell Altima, racing fans favouring SUVs and utes
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Nissan not in V8 Supercars to sell Altima, racing fans favouring SUVs and utes

Nissan Australia says while it may have initially had Nissan Altima sales in mind when it decided to use the mid-sized sedan for its return to top-level local motorsport, that focus has now shifted, with the brand's V8 Supercars involvement delivering greater benefits for SUV and dual-cab ute sales...


Nissan Australia CEO "frustrated" by ongoing Nismo launch delay
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Nissan Australia CEO "frustrated" by ongoing Nismo launch delay

The head of Nissan Australia says he – like many fans of the Japanese car maker's motorsport and performance arm – is "frustrated" by the continued delay in Nismo being confirmed for our market...


2016 Ford Focus RS Review: Track Test

2016 Ford Focus RS Review: Track Test

The 2016 Ford Focus RS is an amazing road car, as we discovered here. But how does it go on a proper racetrack? To find out, Ford brought us over to Circuit Ricardo Tormo in Valencia, Spain. This track is home to MotoGP and, in the past, DTM, World Touring Cars and even GT cars. It’s a relatively tight track with plenty of technical corners, well suited to the grippy characteristics of the Focus RS...


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 HSV GTS vs BMW M5 Pure - matching claimed 0-100km/h figures
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2016 HSV GTS vs BMW M5 Pure - matching claimed 0-100km/h figures

Read more about the HSV GTS here. Read more about the BMW M5 Pure here. With 430kW, the 2016 HSV GTS is the most powerful production car ever built in Australia. HSV claim a 0-100km/h sprint time of just 4.4 seconds. Those numbers sound pretty good - but how do they compare on a world stage? We match the big, green HSV with the 2016 BMW M5 Pure...


One lap of Ascari: Driving the Ascari Race Resort in the 2016 Mercedes-AMG C63 S Coupe

One lap of Ascari: Driving the Ascari Race Resort in the 2016 Mercedes-AMG C63 S Coupe

Nestled in the mountains at Ronda, just a stone’s throw from the Iberian coastline, the 5.4-kilometre Circuito Ascari – or the Ascari Circuit – is not merely Spain’s longest track. Instead, it’s a veritable resort-style theme park for petrolheads. A popular venue for European car launches thanks to the sun-kissed local climate, we recently took to its challenging curves at the recent Mercedes-AMG C63 S Coupe launch...


2016 Mazda MX-5 track day review – Sandown Raceway
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2016 Mazda MX-5 track day review – Sandown Raceway

It's 10 years since the third-generation Mazda MX-5 first went on sale in Australia and more than 25 years since the nameplate debuted back in 1989 – I was six. And now, the iconic Japanese drop-top is back, powered by its smallest capacity engine ever. But is it still fun? Time for another CarAdvice weekend warrior track test… Last time we were at Sandown Raceway in an MX-5, it was in the previous generation car and it was 2014...


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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BMW Australia favours GT Championship over Supercars series
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BMW Australia favours GT Championship over Supercars series

BMW Australia says it was approached by numerous V8 supercar teams to enter the new-regulation 2017 Supercar championship season, but the German brand ultimately decided that GT racing was the better option. BMW Australia boss, Marc Werner, confirmed that his brand was approached by numerous V8 supercar teams to provide the foundations for a new entry in the 2017 season but the decision was instead made in favour of entering the GT championship from next year...


BMW Australia to enter GT Championship with M6 GT3
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BMW Australia to enter GT Championship with M6 GT3

BMW Australia has confirmed that it will enter the GT championship next year with the soon-to-arrive BMW M6 GT3. Speaking to the media at a special event in Melbourne today, BMW Australia boss, Marc Werner, said the manufacturer-backed BMW team would be a unique entry into the championship and an ideal fit for the BMW brand...


The Nurburgring Review : RSR track car rentals
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The Nurburgring Review : RSR track car rentals

As a motoring enthusiast, no trip to Europe would be complete without a visit to the Mecca of motoring… The Nurburging. Although The Ring is the Holy Grail of motorsport and home to the famous 24-hour race, these days it is use by car manufactures from around the globe as the ultimate proving ground, such are the demands of the circuit...


Formula E RoboRace: driverless electric racing series announced
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Formula E RoboRace: driverless electric racing series announced

The minds behind the unique Formula E racing series have announced a new category that will launch in the 2016/17 season: RoboRace. Perhaps inspired by Audi’s track-attacking RS 7 autonomous car, the new series will focus on driverless electric race cars, allowing companies to further test and develop technologies in the field...


2015 Hyundai i30 Turbo Review : Nurburgring
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2015 Hyundai i30 Turbo Review : Nurburgring

Read the review. After a hectic couple of days at the recent Frankfurt Motor Show, we were given the opportunity to track test the Europe’s Hyundai i30 Turbo at the famed Nurburgring, in Germany. Before we all too excited, let’s be clear on the car’s positioning. The i30 Turbo is no hot hatch – it’s lukewarm at best...


Hot laps at Bathurst in a Holden Commodore VFII SS-V Redline

Hot laps at Bathurst in a Holden Commodore VFII SS-V Redline

Growing up in a small town in regional Queensland, the V8 Supercars Championship Series was the catalyst for heated debate among friends over drinks. This debate sparked family feuds that lasted decades and was even rumoured to have ruined marriages. Did your blood run red or blue? A side had to be chosen and God-forbid you changed your mind or sat on the fence...

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2015 Toyota 86 track day review – Sandown Raceway
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2015 Toyota 86 track day review – Sandown Raceway

Read the review. It's a Sunday and we're at Sandown Raceway, which can only mean one thing: we’re here for another CarAdvice weekend warrior track test. And we're excited, because today we get to test the rear-wheel-drive 2015 Toyota 86. We’ve signed in, we’ve said g’day to the guys from Driver Dynamics, had our drivers’ briefing and been allocated our group...