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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...

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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...


Emily Duggan wins Hyundai endurance race
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Emily Duggan wins Hyundai endurance race

Up and coming Australian racing personality – and friend of CarAdvice – Emily Duggan, has won the weekend’s Series X3 New South Wales endurance race event at Wakefield Park. After recording the fastest-ever lap time for a Hyundai Excel X3 race car around the 2...


2016 Volkswagen Polo GTI track day review - Sandown Raceway
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2016 Volkswagen Polo GTI track day review - Sandown Raceway

Read the article here. At a little over $27k, the 2016 Volkswagen Polo GTI isn't just the GTI for those who can't afford a Golf GTI, it's a properly good thing in its own right. But we want to know how it’s going to handle the track here at Sandown Raceway. One of the most competitively priced and well-specced light hot hatches on sale, the 2016 Polo GTI comes standard with a 6...


2016 Volkswagen Polo GTI Review: Sandown Raceway weekender
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2016 Volkswagen Polo GTI Review: Sandown Raceway weekender

Dave hits Sandown Raceway in the updated 2016 Volkswagen Polo GTI - arguably the most 'GTI' of all Volkswagens, since the 1976 original...

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Subaru BRZ never going to get local division rich, but important for attracting customers
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Subaru BRZ never going to get local division rich, but important for attracting customers

Subaru Australia managing director Nick Senior has told CarAdvice that while the Subaru BRZ is never going to be a volume-seller for the brand locally, the rear-wheel-drive sports car still aligns with the manufacturer's philosophy and, in fact, plays an important role in attracting non-core customers to the predominantly all-wheel-drive marque...


Meet Steve Pizzati: Volkswagen's dynamo driving instructor

Meet Steve Pizzati: Volkswagen's dynamo driving instructor

A man who was never going to live an ordinary life, Steve Pizzati is as well known for his skills as a driving instructor, race driver, presenter and journalist, as he is for his quirky sense of humour, passion for the motoring industry and infectious love of driving and cars...

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2016 Goodwood Festival Of Speed report
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2016 Goodwood Festival Of Speed report

When it comes to a concentrated snapshot of mankind's four-wheeled achievements, the Goodwood Festival Of Speed takes some beating. If your blood runs high on octane, it should be at the sharp end of your personal bucket list. If you're not yet the gearhead, the FoS, as it nicknames itself, will almost certainly convert you...


McLaren P1 LM special sets new Goodwood Festival of Speed road-car record
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McLaren P1 LM special sets new Goodwood Festival of Speed road-car record

The ultra-fast, ultra-new, and ultra-rare McLaren P1 LM has set a new record time for a road-legal car to negotiate the world-famous hillclimb at the 2016 Goodwood Festival of Speed in England. A road-going version of the track-only McLaren P1 GTR, the Lanzante-developed P1 LM reached the top of the 1...


2017 Citroen C3 WRC road special in the works - report
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2017 Citroen C3 WRC road special in the works - report

Yesterday the third-generation Citroen C3 was unveiled, and it has now appears as though Citroen is working on a road-going version of the 2017 C3-based WRC entrant. Xavier Peugeot, product director at Citroen, hinted to Autocar that the French brand is working on a street-legal derivative based on next year's World Rally Championship (WRC) competitor...


Open-wheel EV sets new 1.5-second 0-100km/h world record time
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Open-wheel EV sets new 1.5-second 0-100km/h world record time

Students from Switzerland's ETH Zurich university have successfully set a new 0-100km/h world record time for an electric car, completing the benchmark sprint in a mind-numbing 1.513 seconds...


McLaren P1 LM revealed: street-legal P1 GTR debuts at Goodwood
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McLaren P1 LM revealed: street-legal P1 GTR debuts at Goodwood

British company Lanzante has revealed the McLaren P1 LM, a road-going version of the extra-hyper McLaren P1 GTR track special. Following reports last year that it would create a version of the P1 GTR for the road, Lanzante has finally come through with a street-legal vehicle that wears a race-ready look...


2017 Jaguar F-Type SVR set for Nurburgring guest hot laps
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2017 Jaguar F-Type SVR set for Nurburgring guest hot laps

Strap in folks! You can now not only jump a plane and experience Germany's infamous Nurburgring, you can experience it in the 423kW/700Nm 2017 Jaguar F-Type SVR... from the passenger seat anyway. That’s right. Via what Jaguar is calling its ‘Jaguar Co-Pilot Nordschleife’ program, the British brand will pair you up with a professional driver for what it promises will be a “full-throttle ride” in a unique Jaguar F-Type SVR...


Honda NSX-based EV Concept to race in 2016 Pikes Peak Hill Climb
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Honda NSX-based EV Concept to race in 2016 Pikes Peak Hill Climb

An electric race car based on the second-generation Honda NSX will compete in the Pikes Peak Hill Climb this weekend. The EV Concept ditches the 3.5-litre turbocharged V6 and nine-speed dual-clutch transmission from the production NSX in favour an electric Twin Motor Unit on each axle. With a total of four electric motors, the concept is able to independently allocate torque to each wheel...


2016 Le Mans 24 Hour race report: The greatest motorsport show on Earth can also be the cruelest
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2016 Le Mans 24 Hour race report: The greatest motorsport show on Earth can also be the cruelest

To an outsider, the class formulas and regulations applied to the World Endurance Championship (WEC) can seem both baffling and impenetrable. It’s believed that Stephen Hawking once sat down with the rule book that governs the top-tier LMP1 class at Le Mans, only to shake his head in defeat and go back to something far more simple like quantum physics...


2016 Honda Civic Type R claims production-car lap records; Nurburgring not among them
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2016 Honda Civic Type R claims production-car lap records; Nurburgring not among them

One of the most consistently hyped cars of the last few years, the Honda Civic Type R, has claimed a gamut of record front-wheel-drive production-car lap times across several European race tracks. However, the infamous Nurburgring is not among them...


CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for June 10
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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for June 10

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...


Hyundai RM16 N racing concept gives Veloster a new look
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Hyundai RM16 N racing concept gives Veloster a new look

Hyundai has unveiled the latest instalment in what has become an annual tradition, revealing its new Veloster-based RM16 N racing concept today. As with its RM14 and RM15 predecessors - named for the years of their debut - the RM16 is a Veloster reimagined, switching out its front-engined front-wheel-drive design for a midship rear-wheel-drive configuration...


One on one with BMW DTM champion Bruno Spengler
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One on one with BMW DTM champion Bruno Spengler

German Touring Car ace and BMW Motorsport driver Bruno Spengler flies halfway around the world, lands in Melbourne at 5:30am, and is greeted by rain and less than 10 degrees Celsius...