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2015 Jaguar XE Review : Track Test

Read the article here. Circuito de Navarra is a racetrack near Los Arcos, in the Navarre region of northern Spain, and the venue for our track test of the all-new Jaguar XE S. It’s a challenging 3...

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Lexus Australia motorsport decision imminent
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Lexus Australia motorsport decision imminent

Lexus Australia will decide whether it will be involved in motorsport within the next four weeks according the company’s local chief, Sean Hanley. Hanley said there are three options for the brand when it comes to motorsport: 1) joining the V8 Supercars championship; 2) racing in GT3; 3) not getting involved in motorsport at all...


Peugeot 308 Racing Cup revealed as RCZ track car replacement - video
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Peugeot 308 Racing Cup revealed as RCZ track car replacement - video

Peugeot has unveiled the successor to its RCZ-based racing coupe, showcasing the new 308 Racing Cup hatch today ahead of a late 2016 launch. Based on the regular 308 GTi hot hatch that was revealed in June, the 308 Racing Cup boasts a fattened-up body kit to accommodate its larger wheels, along with a number of aero tweaks and a significantly more powerful engine...


Lotus Elise 220 Cup: most extreme road-going Elise yours from $119,990
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Lotus Elise 220 Cup: most extreme road-going Elise yours from $119,990

The race-derived Lotus Elise 220 Cup is now available for order in Australia, priced from $119,990. Sitting between the $84,990 supercharged Elise S Club Racer and the track-only Elise S Cup R, the Lotus Elise 220 Cup becomes the most extreme road-going Lotus Elise money can buy...


2015 Ford Fiesta ST track day review - Sandown Raceway
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2015 Ford Fiesta ST track day review - Sandown Raceway

Read the article here. We're back again at Sandown Raceway for another CarAdvice weekend warrior track test. And while we’ve tested turbocharged hatchbacks before, none have been quite as affordable as this… the 2015 Ford Fiesta ST. We’ve already track tested the Kia Pro_cee’d GT, Ford Focus ST and Renault Clio RS, but today we’ve brought along a car that’s been winning fans worldwide since launching in 2013 – the Ford Fiesta ST...


Nissan PlayStation GT Academy won by Australian for first time
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Nissan PlayStation GT Academy won by Australian for first time

Twenty-six-year-old Queensland native Matthew Simmons has taken out the 2015 Nissan PlayStation GT Academy competition, becoming the first-ever Australian to win the gamer-sourced racing challenge. Now in its seventh year, the Nissan PlayStation GT Academy is a development competition created by Nissan, PlayStation and the people behind the iconic driving simulator Gran Turismo, aimed at turning bedroom gamers into professional racing drivers...


2015 Lotus Elise S Review
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2015 Lotus Elise S Review

The 2015 Lotus Elise S Club Racer is currently the fastest and most powerful Elise you can buy in Australia, and it's purpose built for the track, which is where we're heading today… we've just go to get through the city first. The Lotus Elise is famous for its agility and supercar-rivalling performance. Unfortunately, it’s also notoriously difficult to get in to...


BMW Intensive Driving Experience

BMW Intensive Driving Experience

Though I've been to Sydney Motorsport Park quite a few times, I'd never driven on the track until I took part in the BMW Intensive Driving Experience. Heading out to the former Eastern Creek racetrack, the sun was shining and I was excited to be able to finally get my chance to see what it's all about – and in BMWs no less...

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$166,430

Subaru Australia confirms motorsport involvement with limited WRX STI imports
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Subaru Australia confirms motorsport involvement with limited WRX STI imports

Subaru Australia has addressed recent rumours surrounding a possible return to rallying, confirming it is importing a limited number of competition-spec WRX STI motorsport cars for use by "enthusiasts and professional teams". Unable to be road registered, the Subaru WRX STI models are FIA-homologated and designed to suit the newest NR4 regulations – which replace the previous N4 and R4 classes...


2015 Ford Fiesta ST Review: Sandown Raceway weekender
Rating: 910 /10
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2015 Ford Fiesta ST Review: Sandown Raceway weekender

Dave returns to Sandown Raceway for another weekend warrior track test, but this time in the most affordable car yet...

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$25,990

Subaru Australia eyeing potential rally return
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Subaru Australia eyeing potential rally return

After exiting the world of Australian rallying at the end of 2005, Subaru Australia could be eyeing a return to the sport, with four-wheel-drive cars set to be reintroduced into the Australian Rally Championship (ARC) for the 2016 season...


Volkswagen Golf TCR racing prototype revealed, 2016 launch planned
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Volkswagen Golf TCR racing prototype revealed, 2016 launch planned

While we wait for the promised and hotly anticipated production version of Volkswagen’s Golf R 400 concept, here’s something else to drool over: the Golf TCR racing prototype. Let’s cover some basics: 243kW and 410Nm of torque, front-wheel-drive (yes, front-wheel-drive), an enhanced six-speed DSG transmission and… look, loads of other track-specific tweaks...


V8 Supercars Gen2 'First Draft' Guidelines Released
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V8 Supercars Gen2 'First Draft' Guidelines Released

V8 Supercars has handed down first draft details of its evolving new racecar requirements, developed as part of a major overhaul planned for the 2017 season. The guidelines released today detail further the new ‘Gen2’ program first revealed in December, introducing a number of key changes that will allow a wider field of carmakers to participate...


2015 Holden Commodore SS V Review : Craig Lowndes Special Edition
Rating: 810 /10
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2015 Holden Commodore SS V Review : Craig Lowndes Special Edition

Craig Lowndes has notched up his 100th V8 Supercars victory, but the latest special edition Holden Commodore to wear his name isn't quite as sweet...

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$57,990 - $60,190

Tommi Makinen to lead Toyota Yaris WRC team in 2017
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Tommi Makinen to lead Toyota Yaris WRC team in 2017

Rally legend Tommi Makinen will lead Toyota Gazoo Racing’s charge into the World Rally Championship (WRC) in 2017, the outfit has confirmed today. Makinen will be joined by Toyota president Akio Toyoda, noted motoring enthusiast and the driving force behind the launch of the 86 sports car, as team chairman...


Aston Martin, Mercedes-Benz said to be in talks with Red Bull for new F1 partnership
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Aston Martin, Mercedes-Benz said to be in talks with Red Bull for new F1 partnership

The Renault and Infiniti logos on Red Bull F1 cars could soon be replaced with Mercedes-Benz and Aston Martin branding, if new reports out of the UK are to be believed. According to Autosport, a souring of the relationship between Red Bull and current engine supplier Renault is believed to have the team considering new options...


Sounds of the Goodwood Festival of Speed 2015
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Sounds of the Goodwood Festival of Speed 2015

Listen to a collection of the amazing engine notes at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, from hot hatches right up to Formula 1 cars...


Dodge Challenger Mopar 'Drag Pak' set to supercharge straight-line fans
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Dodge Challenger Mopar 'Drag Pak' set to supercharge straight-line fans

Ok, the Dodge Challenger isn't sold in Australia but when US tuning icon Mopar unveils its first-ever factory-prepped supercharged package specifically designed for drag racers, we can't help but take notice. Based on the not-so-humble Dodge Challenger, the Mopar 'Dodge Challenger Drag Pak' is offered with your choice of a naturally aspirated 7...


2015 Renault Clio RS track day review - Sandown Raceway
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2015 Renault Clio RS track day review - Sandown Raceway

Read the article here. Renault likes to think of its RS cars as having DNA that comes from the racetrack but translates to the road. Well, today, we’re going back the other way, taking the city-dwelling Clio RS to Sandown Raceway for another CarAdvice weekend warrior track test… Now my voice might not be the best today but luckily it’s not about me it’s about this...


Nissan and the 2015 Le Mans 24 Hours

Nissan and the 2015 Le Mans 24 Hours

Armed with three brand-new GT-R LM Nismo race cars, nine drivers (three Le Mans rookies) and a total of more than 1200kW of power, Nissan this June made its 16-year return to the top-step prototype class of the world's most famous motor race, the Le Mans 24 Hours. For motorsport fans, few names hold as much weight and significance as Le Mans...