Five-door hot-hatch comparison : Volkswagen Golf GTI v Peugeot 308 GT v Alfa Romeo Giulietta QV

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Five-door hot-hatch comparison : Volkswagen Golf GTI v Peugeot 308 GT v Alfa Romeo Giulietta QV

Read the article here. The Volkswagen Golf GTI has long been the preeminent hot-hatch for keen drivers. But what if you’re after a European small car with a little extra spice, that isn’t the Volkswagen? What are some alternatives? And how close can they get to the benchmark GTI? Taking on the Volkswagen Golf GTI today, we have the Peugeot 308 GT and Alfa Romeo Giulietta QV...

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Volkswagen Golf GTI v Peugeot 308 GT v Alfa Romeo Giulietta QV : Five-door hot-hatch comparison
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Volkswagen Golf GTI v Peugeot 308 GT v Alfa Romeo Giulietta QV : Five-door hot-hatch comparison

The term ‘hot-hatch’ is commonly used to describe a hatchback that straddles the line between performance and practicality. Some skew closer to performance than practicality, while others veer the other way. What happens when you have Volkswagen Golf GTI money, though, but don’t necessarily want to blend in with the tartan-clad German crowd? That’s where the French Peugeot 308 GT and Italian Alfa Romeo Giulietta QV step in...


Extreme Rallycross: WRC ace Chris Atkinson helps preview new Australian motorsport series
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Extreme Rallycross: WRC ace Chris Atkinson helps preview new Australian motorsport series

Extreme Rallycross is coming to Australia and CarAdvice joined Hyundai and World Rally Champion ace Chris Atkinson at a preview event in Sydney. Popular overseas, the motorsport series is brand-new in Australia and round one will be held in Queensland on August 4, 2015. Mixing traditional-style rallying with the craziness of Supercross and the stadium format of circuit racing, it’s one wild ride...


Extreme Rallycross:: WRC ace Chris Atkinson helps preview new Australian motorsport series
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Extreme Rallycross: WRC ace Chris Atkinson helps preview new Australian motorsport series

Extreme Rallycross, a brand-new Australian motorsport series, has been previewed this week with the help of our country's most successful rally driver, Chris Atkinson. Expertly sliding a circa-230kW/300Nm custom-built all-wheel-drive machine around a specific course is a task few can handle with ease, and even fewer while smiling almost the entire time...


2014 Ford Focus ST track day review - Sandown Raceway
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2014 Ford Focus ST track day review - Sandown Raceway

Read the article here. Blasting onto the local hot-hatch seen back in 2012, the Ford Focus ST is soon to be updated, and there’s a hardcore RS version not far behind. So, with that in mind, we’ve come here today to Sandown Raceway, to take part in one of our weekend warrior track tests… Ford’s replacement for the XR5 Turbo, the Focus ST costs a little over $38,000 and comes with a super torquey turbocharged 2...


2014 Ford Focus ST Review: Sandown Raceway weekender
Rating: 8.510 /10
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2014 Ford Focus ST Review: Sandown Raceway weekender

Dave takes the outgoing Ford Focus ST for some hot laps around Sandown Raceway in another weekend warrior track test...

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2015 Kia Pro_cee’d GT track day review : Sandown Raceway
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2015 Kia Pro_cee’d GT track day review : Sandown Raceway

Read the article here. The uniquely styled Kia Pro_cee’d GT has a 150kW/265Nm turbocharged engine, and suspension that was developed with the aid of over 480 laps of Germany’s Nurburgring. It also comes standard with a six-speed manual transmission and sticky Michelin Pilot Sport 3 tyres...


2015 Kia Pro_cee’d GT Review: Sandown Raceway weekender
Rating: 810 /10
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2015 Kia Pro_cee’d GT Review: Sandown Raceway weekender

Dave takes Kia's first-ever hot-hatch to Sandown Raceway to test its potential as a weekend warrior...

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Citroen Racing Experience: DS3 R1, R3-Max and DS3 R5 Review

Citroen Racing Experience: DS3 R1, R3-Max and DS3 R5 Review

CarAdvice gets exclusive drive of DS3 racers in France.


BMW celebrates 40th anniversary Sebring win with CSL inspired Z4 GTLM
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BMW celebrates 40th anniversary Sebring win with CSL inspired Z4 GTLM

A BMW Z4 GTLM will tackle this year's Sebring 12 Hour sporting classic tri-colour livery, celebrating the marque's first-ever victory at the US endurance race in 1975. Featuring the same blue, purple and red livery as was used on the famous 3.0 CSL 'Batmobile', the 2015 BMW Z4 GTLM features a 365kW/480Nm 4.4-litre V8 engine - a big change from the classic BMW E9's 3...


A lap around Albert Park Formula 1 Circuit with Mercedes-AMG

A lap around Albert Park Formula 1 Circuit with Mercedes-AMG

For the past two decades, the Australian Formula One Grand Prix has called Melbourne home. Each year, the motorsport carnival completely shuts down public access to the Albert Park reserve for about a week. For the rest of the year, the golf course, parklands, lake and sporting complexes are used daily by many Melbournians. The suburban roads that make up the 5...

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Renault Megane RS275 Trophy-R laps Albert Park F1 circuit in 2min23sec
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Renault Megane RS275 Trophy-R laps Albert Park F1 circuit in 2min23sec

The multi-circuit record holding Renault Megane RS275 Trophy-R has lapped Melbourne’s Albert Park Formula One circuit in 2:23.64 to become the first car of its kind to set a lap record of the Grand Prix track. Hustling the track-focused street-legal two-seat Renault Megane RS275 Trophy-R around the 5...


Button says McLaren-Honda not racing to win this weekend
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Button says McLaren-Honda not racing to win this weekend

McLaren-Honda Formula One driver Jenson Button says his team won’t be challenging for a win at the season-opening Grand Prix this weekend, but says it’s just a “matter of time” before the new team gets to the pointy end of the field...


Mark Webber returns to Albert Park in a Porsche 918 Spyder
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Mark Webber returns to Albert Park in a Porsche 918 Spyder

Australian Formula One racing driver, Mark Webber, will return to the Albert Park circuit for the first time since his retirement in 2013 — driving a Porsche. Mark Webber will pilot the hybrid Porsche 918 Spyder supercar on a series of demonstration laps around the Albert Park Grand Prix circuit...


Taxi! Uber goes exotic for Melbourne F1
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Taxi! Uber goes exotic for Melbourne F1

Controversial ride-share company Uber is getting into the spirit of the upcoming Melbourne Formula One Grand Prix by offering folks free rides around the Albert Park circuit in some pretty heavy-hitting exotic metal. The private transport group is giving 20 people the chance to roll through Melbourne's 5...


Renault Megane RS275 Trophy-R to set Albert Park F1 circuit production car lap record
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Renault Megane RS275 Trophy-R to set Albert Park F1 circuit production car lap record

The hardcore Renault Megane RS275 Trophy-R is set to become the fastest commercially available production vehicle to lap Melbourne's Albert Park Formula One circuit. The lightweight, two-seat Renault Megane RS275 Trophy-R will be let loose onto the full Australian Grand Prix circuit to set the first-ever production car lap record of the 5...


Lotus Formula One team appoints female driver
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Lotus Formula One team appoints female driver

Lotus has done exactly what many would have expected of a racing team with accident-prone driver Pastor Maldonado on its books and appointed a poorly-qualified driver to its Formula One team for what would amount to nothing more than some cheap publicity...


Toyota 86 Pro-Am racing series announced in conjunction with V8 Supercars
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Toyota 86 Pro-Am racing series announced in conjunction with V8 Supercars

Toyota isn't entering the V8 Supercars series, but the Japanese brand will serve up an entree in 2016 with the announcement of a new Toyota 86 Pro-Am racing series. Described by the brand as "an affordable, grassroots motorsport series based on the country's best-selling sports car", the new championship will be raced exclusively at V8 Supercars events from 2016...


2015 Bathurst 12 Hour: swan song for Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3

2015 Bathurst 12 Hour: swan song for Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3

Last weekend's Bathurst 12 Hour was the 13th since the endurance race began in 1991. And while it will forever go down as one of the best finishes on record for Mercedes-Benz, it marked the end of an era… This year’s gruelling Mount Panorama event comprised 269 laps of the 6.213km circuit, for over 1670km and a record 20 safety car disruptions...

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All 2015-2019 Formula One races on Fox Sports, only 10 per year on Channel Ten
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All 2015-2019 Formula One races on Fox Sports, only 10 per year on Channel Ten

Channel Ten has extended its Formula One TV rights deal until the end of 2019, but will only broadcast 10 races per year on free-to-air. All F1 races, including those shown on Ten, will be broadcast live on Fox Sports. With its current F1 TV arrangement set to expire at the end of the 2015 season, Network Ten has renegotiated its deal, extending it until the end of 2019...