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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...

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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...


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...