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Interview: Holden Supercars driver, Garth Tander looks towards the V6 engine

The Holden V8 is no more, after manufacturing in Australia wrapped up on Friday. Holden’s involvement in the Supercars Championship will see all motorsport teams race with a twin-turbo V6 engine from 2019...

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Volkswagen to tackle Pikes Peak with electric racer in 2018
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Volkswagen to tackle Pikes Peak with electric racer in 2018

Volkswagen has confirmed its plans to return to the Pikes Peak International Hillclimb in 2018.  After a series of teasers on Twitter running with the tagline ‘1Score2Settle’ – a reference to the last time it competed in the famous Colorado hillclimb – the company officially announced it would be taking an all-wheel drive electric racer to the event...


Confused locals look on as Formula 1 cars hit the streets of Adelaide in this incredible video
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Confused locals look on as Formula 1 cars hit the streets of Adelaide in this incredible video

There aren't many places in the world you can get away with running three Formula One cars, a race-prepped superbike and a historic Touring Car through the city centre – let alone on a wet night, with stunned traffic and pedestrians looking on. But that’s exactly what happened a couple of weeks ago in Adelaide, South Australia...


Aussie students win miniature F1 contest in Malaysia
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Aussie students win miniature F1 contest in Malaysia

A team of Australian high school students has beaten teams from 27 countries in a competition to create a miniature Formula 1 car. The competition is part of the F1 in Schools program, and involved 50 teams. The team, dubbed ‘Hyperdrive’, was made up of four students from Melbourne's Trinity Grammar, and received support from Swinburne University...


Volkswagen Amarok V6 sets record at WTAC
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Volkswagen Amarok V6 sets record at WTAC

An apprentice-tuned Volkswagen Amarok V6 has broken the two-minute barrier around Eastern Creek at this year's World Time Attack Challenge (WTAC). The special ute is based on a stock Amarok V6 Highline. A team of top apprentices from the local VW head office workshop and dealer network made an array of modifications to the mechanicals to make it track-ready, with a target of lapping Eastern Creek Raceway faster than a Volkswagen Golf GTI...


Eight reasons you should've gone to World Time Attack 2017
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Eight reasons you should've gone to World Time Attack 2017

Simply, the World Time Attack Challenge (WTAC) is awesome. For the uninitiated, WTAC – formerly known as Superlap – is a fast-paced, high-action motorsport event, held at Sydney Motorsport Park every year since 2010. In short, WTAC is a local nod to similar types of events run in Japan for decades, focussing on the fastest tuned and modified cars, setting the fastest lap possible around a given circuit...


Ford Transit gets M-Sport World Rally Car treatment… and it's awesome
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Ford Transit gets M-Sport World Rally Car treatment… and it's awesome

We may give the Poms a fair bit of grief - depending on the time of year and what particular sporting event might currently be going on - but, jeez, you've got to give them credit when it's due. And this WRC-inspired Ford Transit Custom is one of those occasions...


Aston Martin Valkyrie only the start of Red Bull Racing collaboration
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Aston Martin Valkyrie only the start of Red Bull Racing collaboration

Amidst an announcement about its Formula One partnership future with Red Bull Racing, Aston Martin has confirmed that, once it officially launches next year, its V12 hybrid-assisted Valkyrie hypercar will only be the first product to come out of the 'innovation partnership' between the heavy-hitting pair...


Volkswagen Amarok V6: World Time Attack contender in the works
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Volkswagen Amarok V6: World Time Attack contender in the works

Volkswagen Australia is calling on its apprentices to prepare a race-ready version of the Amarok V6 ute for this year's World Time Attack Challenge next month. If you've been wondering what Volkswagen's response to news of the upcoming Ford Ranger Raptor would be, this might be it.  But wait, it gets crazier...


Lamborghini Huracan Super Trofeo Evo revealed for the track
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Lamborghini Huracan Super Trofeo Evo revealed for the track

The Lamborghini Huracan Super Trofeo Evo has been revealed this week by the company's motorsport division, wearing a livery to celebrate new sponsorship. Compared to the model it replaces, the Italian racing bull gets a new carbon-fibre body kit, which helps to improve overall aerodynamic efficiency while also maintaining the downforce achieved by the outgoing vehicle...


2018 Holden Commodore Supercar: First images of new turbo racer on the track
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2018 Holden Commodore Supercar: First images of new turbo racer on the track

The new-generation 2018 Holden Commodore Supercar has been properly revealed this week ahead of its racing debut at the Adelaide 500 next year. Snapped at the Gold Coast's Norwell Motorplex for a 60-kilometre shakedown, it's the first time we've seen the upcoming racer in the flesh, though its design was first revealed in June...


Toyota Yaris: Road car v Rally car

Toyota Yaris: Road car v Rally car

A Yaris? A Toyota Yaris? Why would you rally a Toyota Yaris? That's probably what you're thinking. Ask the team at Neal Bates Motorsport, though, and the humble little Japanese runabout is the future of rallying in Australia. Whether you follow the Australian Rally Championship (ARC) or not, the facts are, this year’s title race is a close one...

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DTM Nurburgring: We check out Germany's version of Aussie V8 Supercars

DTM Nurburgring: We check out Germany's version of Aussie V8 Supercars

Germans absolutely love their cars – and their motorsport – and if you ever needed evidence of that, switch on any DTM race and check out the fans. DTM, or Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters, is Germany's touring car championship that races across Europe and is contested by three brands — Mercedes-AMG, Audi and BMW...


BMW set for 2018 Le Mans return with spunky-looking BMW M8 GTE
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BMW set for 2018 Le Mans return with spunky-looking BMW M8 GTE

The 2018 BMW M8 GTE race car has been unveiled at this week's Frankfurt motor show, teamed with confirmation the German marque will make its Le Mans 24 Hours endurance race return after a seven-year hiatus...


Jaguar I-Pace eTrophy: Electric cat gets its own racing series
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Jaguar I-Pace eTrophy: Electric cat gets its own racing series

The upcoming Jaguar I-Pace electric SUV is getting its own EV race series, appropriately named the Jaguar I-Pace eTrophy. As the world's first production battery-electric vehicle racing championship, the I-Pace eTrophy series will be the support event for the FIA Formula E championships from late-2018...


Q&A: Talking with Ron Goodman, 2017 Monterey Motorsport Reunion winner
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Q&A: Talking with Ron Goodman, 2017 Monterey Motorsport Reunion winner

Australian historic racing car driver, Ron Goodman, has been racing for a long time, but there's been one event that he has dreamt about winning, and that's the Rolex Motorsport Reunion at Monterey. After numerous attempts and a documentary in 2015, Goodman and his team achieved this goal at Laguna Seca two weeks ago...


Nissan goes old-school cool for Supercars ‘Retro Round’
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Nissan goes old-school cool for Supercars ‘Retro Round’

Everything old is new again, or so they say. And Nissan has announced it's bringing back a motorsport classic for next weekend's 'Retro Round' of the 2017 Supercars Championship. The blue Calsonic-liveried R32 Nissan GT-R of the 1990s dominated Japanese Group A racing and quickly became an icon of the sport, and for Nissan as a whole...


2017 Rally Australia preview - Harry Bates hot lap
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2017 Rally Australia preview - Harry Bates hot lap

With this year’s 2017 Rally Australia set to kicking off in November, CarAdvice got a sneak preview of what to expect, jumping into an ARC-spec Toyota Corolla S2000, for a dusty forest-stage hot lap with Australian Rally Championship young-gun, Harry Bates.


2017 Rally Australia: Coffs Harbour readying for WRC return
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2017 Rally Australia: Coffs Harbour readying for WRC return

Rally Australia is back for another year, with the picturesque Coffs Coast in Northern New South Wales again set to welcome the world's best rally drivers for the final round of the 2017 World Rally Championship (WRC). Comprising a total of 318 competitive kilometres spread across 21 stages, Rally Australia kicks off in November, transforming Coffs Harbour from resort town to rally-fan central...


Alfa Romeo 33 Stradale celebrates its 50th birthday
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Alfa Romeo 33 Stradale celebrates its 50th birthday

The Alfa Romeo 33 Stradale is now 50 years old, and to commemorate its half century, the Italian manufacturer is putting on a special exhibition for its iconic sports car. First debuting on August 31, 1967, the 33 Stradale was designed by Franco Scaglione and was essentially a road-going version of the Alfa Romeo Tipo 33 series of race cars...