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Brabham Automotive reborn, could be tackling F1

David Brabham has launched Brabham Automotive, signalling the return of a famous Australian name to the world of motorsport. At what level, and in what capacity, remains to be seen...

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Five reasons to watch the Bathurst 12 Hour
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Five reasons to watch the Bathurst 12 Hour

Mount Panorama, Bathurst represents the pinnacle of motorsport in Australia. Petrol heads from around the country flock to the track every year, keen to see their heroes tackle the tight, twisty circuit in hulking Supercars, but local touring cars aren't the only vehicles subjected to the Bathurst torture test...


Jaguar D-Type re-enters production
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Jaguar D-Type re-enters production

The Jaguar D-Type of the 1950s has been revived 60 years after it first went out of production, with the company's Classic Works division to produce a limited run of the iconic Le Mans racer. Last built in 1956, the Jaguar D-Type had an original production run of 75 units...


Tesla Model S racing series gets green light
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Tesla Model S racing series gets green light

The Electric Production Car Series (EPCS) has been approved by international motorsport governing body FIA this week. Headlining the series will be a grid of race-spec Tesla Model S P100Ds, putting out a massive 585kW of power (778hp). The Tesla Model S race car recently passed its official FIA crash test, which no doubt played a part in the series getting approved...


Formula E reveals Gen2 racer
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Formula E reveals Gen2 racer

Formula E has unveiled its second-generation racer, set to hit the track in the 2018/19 season. The futuristic racer, dubbed Gen2, has double the battery capacity and, by extension, twice the range of the current car, spelling an end to the awkward mid-race car-swaps that currently feature...


CAMS locks in TCR rights for 2019
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CAMS locks in TCR rights for 2019

The Confederation of Australian Motorsports (CAMS) has announced plans to bring Touring Car Racing (TCR) Down Under. Starting in 2019, CAMS and WSC Limited (promoter for TCR) will develop the burgeoning series over the course of five years. The series, founded in 2015, pits racy versions of daily drivers – think VW Golf, Audi A3 and Honda Civic – against each other...


2018 KTM X-Bow GT4 unveiled
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2018 KTM X-Bow GT4 unveiled

Austrian company KTM has revealed the latest version of its X-Bow GT4 racer, designed to deliver lower running costs to amateur motorsport participants. Although it looks similar to the car it replaces, there are a number of meaningful improvements lurking under its angular skin. For one, there's a more durable transmission hooked up to the 250kW, 2...


Driving Hyundai's i20 WRC car through Sydney!
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Driving Hyundai's i20 WRC car through Sydney!

Here's something we don't get to do any other day of the week... driving Hyundai's AU$750,000 i20 WRC race car through Sydney!


Roborace pits self-driving racer against human driver in Hong Kong
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Roborace pits self-driving racer against human driver in Hong Kong

Autonomous racing series, Roborace, has put its self-driving prototype to the test against a human driver around the streets of Hong Kong. The comparison was run at the first Formula E race for the 2o17/18 season...


Driving a WRC race car through Sydney
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Driving a WRC race car through Sydney

As far as road-testing and reviewing cars for a living, there are often some very interesting days behind the wheel of supercars on famed racetracks around the world, but then there are some truly unique days. Such as a particular day in November this year, when CarAdvice had the opportunity to get (with a great deal of effort) behind the wheel of a World Rally Championship (WRC) race car for a whole day...


'Peak hour of power' set to take over Adelaide streets for motorsport festival
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'Peak hour of power' set to take over Adelaide streets for motorsport festival

The Adelaide Motorsport Festival will be taking to the streets next week, as part of the 'peak hour of power'. Featuring the likes of Craig Lowndes, Garth Tander, Cam Waters and Troy Bayliss piloting an eye-popping array of classic racers, the procession will work its way through traffic on its way to a party on Gouger Street, Adelaide...


Volkswagen Polo GTI R5 rally car revealed
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Volkswagen Polo GTI R5 rally car revealed

Volkswagen has followed the Golf GTI TCR launch with another – arguably more exciting – motorsport reveal, in the form of the rally-ready Polo GTI R5. The R5 continues the line of Polo-based rally cars from Volkswagen, a line which has seen some serious success in recent seasons...


Trackside hotel announced for South Australia's The Bend Motorsport Park
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Trackside hotel announced for South Australia's The Bend Motorsport Park

Hotel and resort giant Rydges has announced it will open a new four-star trackside hotel at The Bend Motorsport Park, a new $110 million circuit under construction on the site of Mitsubishi's old test track in South Australia. The Rydges Pit Lane Hotel won't be the company's first toe in the motor oil, with Rydges Bathurst already boasting "uninterrupted views" of Mount Panorama's Conrod Straight...


Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR refreshed
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Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR refreshed

The facelifted Volkswagen Golf 7.5 arrived earlier this year, but part of the (expansive) hatchback lineup missed out on a refresh. After a championship-winning season, the Golf GTI TCR has finally been given its '7.5' makeover, bringing the entry-level racer into line with the road car range...


Video: Watch a Formula E car take on a cheetah
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Video: Watch a Formula E car take on a cheetah

Formula E has lined John-Eric Vergne up alongside a cheetah, as part of a unique promotional stunt. Designed to highlight the burgeoning race series' eco-credentials, the video draws attention to the fact cheetahs are at threat of extinction...


Mini to tackle Dakar in rear-drive JCW Buggy
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Mini to tackle Dakar in rear-drive JCW Buggy

Mini has unveiled the cars it will be taking to the 2018 Dakar Rally, showcasing two very different approaches to desert-destroying performance. Along with the all-wheel drive John Cooper Works Rally, the company will be lining up with the rear-driven John Cooper Works Buggy...


2018 Aston Martin Vantage GTE unveiled
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2018 Aston Martin Vantage GTE unveiled

Was the 2018 Aston Martin Vantage a little dull for you? Well, here's the full-fat version - the 2018 Aston Martin Vantage GTE race car. Finished in a bright lime green with orange highlights and Aston Martin decals, the Vantage GTE is a new endurance racer, set to take on the 2018 FIA World Endurance Championship...


Factory-sponsored 1970 Beetle to tackle Baja 1000
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Factory-sponsored 1970 Beetle to tackle Baja 1000

Volkswagen USA has thrown its support behind one of the coolest entries to the 2018 Baja 1000. The ProjectBaja.com team will be lining up in a restored, heavily modified 1970 Beetle, supported by the might of VW America. The little Beetle, dubbed Tope by the team, has been treated to a comprehensive suite of modifications for off-road racing...


Volkswagen Polo GTI R5 teased
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Volkswagen Polo GTI R5 teased

Volkswagen has released a teaser sketch of its upcoming Polo GTI R5, a rally version of the latest Polo GTI hot hatch. Making around 270hp (201kW), the Polo GTI R5 will become available to professional teams and drivers from the second half of 2018 to compete in various global motorsport series, including the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC)...


BMW M5 MotoGP safety car revealed
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BMW M5 MotoGP safety car revealed

BMW has unveiled the M5 safety car for the 2018/19 MotoGP season, spelling the end for the current hotted-up M2 safety car. Power in the safety car comes from the same twin-turbo V8 as the standard road car, with 441kW and 750Nm channeled to all four wheels through a clever M xDrive all-wheel drive system...