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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...

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Race driver for a day: Michelin Pilot Sport Experience

Race driver for a day: Michelin Pilot Sport Experience

I’ll be blunt. I’m shitting myself. There’s nowhere to hide as my instructor tells me that I’m first-up. The car is ready and, with the track sufficiently dry, slicks are still being bolted on to the car as I make my way towards it, ushered by one of the crew members holding an umbrella over me...


CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for September 16, 2016
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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for September 16, 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...


2017 Peugeot 3008 DKR: twin-turbo, rear-drive SUV revealed for 2017 Dakar Rally
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2017 Peugeot 3008 DKR: twin-turbo, rear-drive SUV revealed for 2017 Dakar Rally

Think Peugeot SUVs aren't hardcore enough for you? Then check out the new 2017 Peugeot 3008 DKR. Due to be officially unveiled at next month’s 2016 Paris motor show, the new Peugeot 3008 DKR is the successor to the 2016 Dakar Rally-winning Peugeot 2008 DKR, and is set to take on the iconic off-road endurance rally raid come January 2017...


Jaguar confirms motorsport return in all-electric FIA Formula E Championship
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Jaguar confirms motorsport return in all-electric FIA Formula E Championship

Is there an electric Range Rover on the horizon? What about an all-electric Jaguar F-Type? The answer is, not yet, but, legendary British carmaker Jaguar has taken the first steps towards an electric vehicle future. Jaguar confirmed its return to the ranks of international motorsport, announcing this week that it will contest the third season of the innovative all-electric FIA Formula E championship, which gets underway this October...


Simona de Silvestro breaks the Aussie motorsport glass ceiling
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Simona de Silvestro breaks the Aussie motorsport glass ceiling

Swiss racer, Simona de Silvestro, will make history next year when she lines up on the Supercar grid as a full-time racer. De Silvestro will become the first full-time female racer in the series in its current iteration that started back in 1997. De Silvestro has signed a three-year agreement to race in the category full-time, although is yet to disclose which team she will be racing for...


Lexus LC 500 racer to replace RC F in Japan's Super GT series
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Lexus LC 500 racer to replace RC F in Japan's Super GT series

Lexus has revealed its new race car based on the upcoming LC500 coupe, ahead of the road car’s launch next year. The LC500 race car will make its competition debut in the Japanese Super GT500 series in 2017, replacing the current RC F race car...


Roborace ‘Devbot’ revealed - video
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Roborace ‘Devbot’ revealed - video

The new autonomous racing series Roborace has revealed the ‘DevBot’ development vehicle, its robotic, driverless, electric racing concept. The main purpose of the DevBot is to allow teams to develop technologies and experience the hardware that will be used on the upcoming ‘Robocar’, which was previewed as a concept in April and will be revealed in its final form later this year...


Chris Atkinson returns to Subaru for foray into Global Rallycross - UPDATE
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Chris Atkinson returns to Subaru for foray into Global Rallycross - UPDATE

After exclusively confirming his potential move into the world of Global Rallycross with CarAdvice back in late 2014, it's now official, with Subaru of America announcing that former World Rally Championship (WRC) driver Chris Atkinson will join its ranks to compete in the 2016 Red Bull Global Rallycross (GRC) series...


Hot Kia cee’d racer previewed for TCR series - video
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Hot Kia cee’d racer previewed for TCR series - video

The Kia cee’d GT, five-door twin to the three-door Pro_cee’d GT that left Australia last year, is gearing up for the 2017 TCR International Series touring car championship - and it looks tough. Stohl Advanced Research and Development (STARD) is an Austria-based company that is Kia’s authorised developer for the TCR racing series, and has released a video of its upcoming Korean track car...


CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for August 19 2016
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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for August 19 2016

Hi there, welcome to the CarAdvice Garage, I’m Tegan Lawson with a look at what’s making news headlines this week. Ford has announced plans to launch a completely driverless taxi fleet in 2021. Uber has been quite vocal about its plans for a driverless ride-sharing service but is yet to declare a target launch date like Ford now has...


CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for August 19
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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for August 19

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...


A $300,000 Peugeot 205?
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A $300,000 Peugeot 205?

Could this car be the most expensive production Peugeot ever? With a sticker price of £175,000 (AUD$300,000), this 1984 Peugeot 205 T16 presents a compelling case. One of just 200 homologation specials built in order for the French carmaker to compete in the World Rally Championship, the transverse mid-mounted 1...


Holden commits to Supercars, new 'Commodore' to race in 2018
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Holden commits to Supercars, new 'Commodore' to race in 2018

Holden has confirmed it will continue to race in Australia’s premier motorsport category, Supercars, beyond the end of this year with a new three-year agreement to remain on the grid. However, in a shock announcement, Holden also confirmed it will end its association with Walkinshaw Racing at the end of the 2016 season and will instead form a new partnership with Triple Eight Race Engineering to form a new entity, Red Bull Holden Racing Team...


'Drift King' to drive Pagani Huayra BC at World Time Attack in Sydney
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'Drift King' to drive Pagani Huayra BC at World Time Attack in Sydney

The Pagani Huayra BC, an even more hyper version of the company’s Huayra hypercar, is coming to Sydney for the World Time Attack Challenge (WTAC) in October. Not only will the circa-$3 million vehicle be on display at the WTAC Pit Zone during the event, it will also hit the Sydney Motorsport Park (SMSP) race track for a “full noise lap” during WTAC’s Midday Mayhem on both days of the event (14-15 October)...


Win the supercar track experience of a lifetime
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Win the supercar track experience of a lifetime

Our friends at Unique Car Rentals and Driver Dynamics have joined forces to offer the supercar experience we all dream of – punting some of the world's most exotic metal around a racetrack, without fear of losing one's licence...


Lotus Elise Race 250 revealed: track-only special could come to Aus
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Lotus Elise Race 250 revealed: track-only special could come to Aus

Lotus has revealed the Elise Race 250, a track-only version of its entry-level sports car, and it could be coming to Australia. Billed as the fastest and most focused Elise the company has produced, the Elise Race 250 was specifically developed by the Lotus Motorsport division. Powering the track-special Elise is a supercharged 1...


Drifting: How do you drift and can anyone do it?
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Drifting: How do you drift and can anyone do it?

Read the full article here. Since the Toyota 86 launched back in 2012, interest in the smokey sport of drifting has only grown. And why wouldn’t it? The sight, the sound, the smell – it’s a spectacle. But how do you actually drift? And can anyone do it?    ...


Drifting: How do you drift and can anyone do it?

Drifting: How do you drift and can anyone do it?

If you're a regular CarAdvice reader, you might already know about my passion for all things sideways. But how do you actually drift? And can anyone do it? To find out, we headed to Victoria’s Driver Education Centre of Australia (DECA) in Shepparton with two standard Toyota 86s, two experienced driving instructors with a passion for drifting, and two drivers who have never tried drifting in their lives...

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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for July 22
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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for July 22

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...