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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...

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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...


2016 Lamborghini Huracan LP580-2 Review
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2016 Lamborghini Huracan LP580-2 Review

Read the article here. This is the new Lamborghini Huracan LP580-2 super sports car from the storied Italian sports car marque, and we’re at Phillip Island for a flat-out track test. That’s ‘2’ for two-wheel drive, so forget about understeer, Lamborghini’s technical team says this car is less about outright performance and more about having fun...


2016 Toyota 86 T86RS Track Test Review
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2016 Toyota 86 T86RS Track Test Review

Read the article here. We’ve all dreamed of being a racing driver. And now, thanks to Toyota Australia and the Toyota 86 Racing Series, you can compete in your very own Toyota 86 racing car… Based on either an entry-level GT or a flagship GTS, each T86RS race car is prepared identically...


2016 Toyota 86 T86RS Review: Track Test

2016 Toyota 86 T86RS Review: Track Test

Our very own motorsport junkie David Zalstein jumps into the racing seat of the track-only 2016 Toyota 86 T86RS set to race in Australia's new Toyota 86 Racing Series...

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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...


Volvo won’t feature on 2017 Australian Supercar Championship grid
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Volvo won’t feature on 2017 Australian Supercar Championship grid

The familiar cyan blue of Volvo’s Polestar performance division won’t be seen on the starting grid of the 2017 Australian Supercar Championship, with the Swedish company confirming it will not renew its current commitment when it expires at the end of this year...


2017 Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport S breaks front-drive Nurburgring lap record
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2017 Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport S breaks front-drive Nurburgring lap record

The special edition Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport S has recorded a sub-7min50sec lap of Germany's infamous Nurburgring Nordschleife, making it the fastest front-wheel-drive production car to lap the 20.83-kilometre circuit. With 228kW of power and 380Nm of torque available from its turbocharged 2...


Porsche Rennsport Australia Motor Racing Festival on this weekend
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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. 10770) and a Fish Silver Grey Cabriolet (Chassis No. 10110) were also the first two Porsches to arrive in Australia almost 65 years ago...


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

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...


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...