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Porsche Rennsport Australia Motor Racing Festival on this weekend

The first right-hand-drive Porsche models built in 1951 will be on show together at the Porsche Rennsport Australia Motor Racing Festival at Sydney Motorsport Park this weekend. The early ‘split-screen’ 356 models – a Maroon Coupe (Chassis No...

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Mahindra reveals Pininfarina-designed Formula E concepts
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Mahindra reveals Pininfarina-designed Formula E concepts

Indian manufacturer Mahindra has revealed three Formula E race car concepts designed by Italian design house Pininfarina. Known for penning some of the most beautiful Ferraris to ever grace the world’s tarmac, Pininfarina - now owned by the Mahindra Group - has turned its attention to designing the next all-electric Formula racer...


Sideways in Japan – Chasing the Drifting Dream
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Sideways in Japan – Chasing the Drifting Dream

Read the article here. CarAdvice heads to Japan to go behind the scenes of one of the world’s most exciting and flamboyant forms of motorsport - drifting. Follow the adventures of our own drifting fan-boy David Zalstein and two-time Japanese G1 drift champion Chris DeJager as they take you inside and the world of drift and drifting...


Sideways in Japan: Chasing the Drifting Dream

Sideways in Japan: Chasing the Drifting Dream

It's 12:20am, Thursday morning and we’re at Melbourne airport about to board a plane bound for Narita airport. Why are we heading to the Land of the Rising Sun? To live out a boyhood dream of drifting in Japan. Going sideways in cars isn’t a new concept. Rally drivers and circuit stars have been balancing, controlling and fighting their cars’ rear ends since the beginning of the 20th Century...


2017 Citroen C3 previewed by WRC racer ahead of Paris debut - video
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2017 Citroen C3 previewed by WRC racer ahead of Paris debut - video

French manufacturer Citroen has released the first photos and video of its 2017 WRC rally car, giving the first glimpse of the all-new C3 hatchback before its rumoured Paris motor show unveiling...


Ford Focus RS RX makes World Rallycross debut with Ken Block - video
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Ford Focus RS RX makes World Rallycross debut with Ken Block - video

The new Ford Focus RS is already one of the quickest and wildest hot hatches in the world - so the Rallycross version, the Ford Focus RS RX, is truly manic. Debuting in Portugal for the FIA World Rallycross Championship last weekend, the Focus RS RX can sprint from 0-60mph (0-97km/h) in less than two seconds - but then, thanks to FIA specifications, so can its rivals...


Art and cars: Aston Martin V8 Vantage GTE racers get bespoke badging
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Art and cars: Aston Martin V8 Vantage GTE racers get bespoke badging

Aston Martin has revealed a selection of bespoke badges for the V8 Vantage GTEs entered in the upcoming World Endurance Championship. A different badge will adorn the three vehicles for each round of the premier endurance series. Beginning at the upcoming six-hour held at Silverstone, the GTEs will carry a Union Jac-inspired badge before receiving different designs to commemorate the following eight rounds, including the marquee event, the 24 Hours of Le Mans...


2017 Volkswagen Polo R WRC teased
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2017 Volkswagen Polo R WRC teased

German manufacturer Volkswagen has teased its 2017 Polo R WRC rally car in a sketch, clearly stating the carmaker’s intentions of taking out the next WRC season. The new rally weapon has been in development since 2015 and will be more powerful than the current Polo WRC, which debuted in 2013, after new FIA regulations allowed manufacturers to increase the car’s turbocharged engine by around 44kW to a thumping 279kW...


2016 Audi RS6 Performance — 0-100mph-0, 0-100-0 Acceleration Test
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2016 Audi RS6 Performance — 0-100mph-0, 0-100-0 Acceleration Test

Read the full track test here. The 2016 Audi RS6 has been upgraded. It now features even more torque and power and has been named the Audi RS6 Performance. To see just how fast it it, we lined it up at Phillip Island Grand Prix circuit to test how fast it would go from standstill to 100mph and then back to zero. It's a classic 0-100-0 test...


Driving treads: What makes a good pair of driving shoes?

Driving treads: What makes a good pair of driving shoes?

Dressing to drive is a trait of a bygone era, and we are all the poorer for it. Slipping on a set of leather driving gloves, some Wayfarers and a sweet pair of loafers makes even a casual sojourn to the next suburb feel like a travelogue scene from a Steve McQueen film. But times change...


Nissan GT-R Nismo breaks drifting world record
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Nissan GT-R Nismo breaks drifting world record

Nissan Middle East has set a new Guinness World Record for the world’s fastest drift at an event in the United Arab Emirates. Behind the wheel of a heavily-modified Nissan GT-R Nismo, Japanese drifter, Masato Kawabata sent the GT-R into a drift at an incredible 304.96km/h...


2016 Subaru WRX track day review - Sandown Raceway
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2016 Subaru WRX track day review - Sandown Raceway

If you're after a practical sports car and you've got around $40,000 to spend, the turbocharged all-wheel-drive 2016 Subaru WRX seems to have a lot of the goods. But just how good is it? And how well can it handle a day on track? Well, conveniently, we're back again at Sandown Raceway for another weekend warrior track test to find out...


2017 Mercedes-Benz E400 4Matic Review: Track test

2017 Mercedes-Benz E400 4Matic Review: Track test

“Just follow me yah, and we have some fun”, crackled the Mercedes-Benz driving instructor over the radio. I couldn’t take him all too seriously though, as he looked (and sounded) like the German nuclear consortium representative on The Simpsons, and I was easing out on to the circuit in a somewhat regular-looking sedan and not some AMG-branded explosive device...


2016 Bentley Bentayga 0-100-0 acceleration test
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2016 Bentley Bentayga 0-100-0 acceleration test

Read the article here. The Bentley Bentayga is said to be the fastest SUV on the market. We wanted to see just how fast, so set up an acceleration and brake test of the 2.5-tonne SUV. Starting from a standstill, we accelerate to 100mph (160km/h) and brake back to a halt. For context a Lotus Exige S can do it in 16.6 seconds and a Bugatti Veyron in 9...


Prodrive, Subaru reveal new WRX STI built for Isle of Man record attempt
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Prodrive, Subaru reveal new WRX STI built for Isle of Man record attempt

Subaru Technica International (STI) has teamed up with UK-based Prodrive to create a special new WRX STI racer to tackle the legendary Isle of Man TT course. More famous for its success on rally stages around the world, the Subaru WRX STI of late has been the weapon of choice to chase the lap record around the Isle of Man time trial circuit...


Roborace series reveals robo racer concept
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Roborace series reveals robo racer concept

Roborace, the new driverless offshoot of the FIA-approved Formula E racing series, has revealed the first ultra-futuristic concept design for its autonomous track weapon. The unnamed concept is the work of artist and new Roborace chief design officer, Daniel Simon...


Nurburgring speed limits lifted: bring on the lap records
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Nurburgring speed limits lifted: bring on the lap records

The legendary Nurburgring Nordschleife circuit is back to full speed after restrictions in three sections of the famous 'Green Hell' were lifted this week, allowing manufacturers to once again attempt lap records around the famed race track...


Honda NSX GT3 New York reveal signals 2017 racing intent
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Honda NSX GT3 New York reveal signals 2017 racing intent

With interest in GT-level motorsport ever increasing, Honda is the latest brand to make clear its racing intentions with the New York motor show unveiling of its Honda NSX GT3 racer. Clearly stamped with its North American ‘Acura’ branding, the Honda NSX GT3 race car revealed at this week’s 2016 New York International Auto Show is set to tackle the North American GT3 category from 2017...


Aston Martin hypercar to be the "quickest-ever track car"
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Aston Martin hypercar to be the "quickest-ever track car"

Aston Martin’s joint project with Formula One team Red Bull racing, the AM-RB001, will be the quickest track car ever, according to company boss Andy Palmer. Speaking to CarAdvice at the Australian Formula One Grand Prix last week, Aston Martin chief Palmer said the AM-RB001 will be a “kick ass, no excuses” hypercar...


2016 Ferrari F12 Berlinetta Review: The Bathurst experience
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2016 Ferrari F12 Berlinetta Review: The Bathurst experience

Read the full article here. Home to the Bathurst 1000 and Bathurst 12 Hour, Australia’s Mount Panorama circuit is not only one of the world's most famous, it’s also one of the fastest. So what better way to experience it, than in the most powerful Ferrari model currently on sale in Australia today – the Ferrari F12...