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Helicopter versus Rally car: The McDonnell Douglas 520N takes on Hyundai's i20 WRC

Life is funny. And sometimes certain opportunities simply appear, almost of their own doing. Well, the following was one of those unique opportunities… It’s the day after the conclusion of Rally Australia 2016, and, while most of the teams have packed up and are headed home, the team from Hyundai Motorsport remain...

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2017 Hyundai i20 WRC challenger unveiled: More aero, more power for rally-spec city car
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2017 Hyundai i20 WRC challenger unveiled: More aero, more power for rally-spec city car

Hyundai Motorsport has lifted the covers on its 2017 Hyundai i20 WRC challenger at a media event at the Autodromo Nazionale Monza in Italy, ahead of the 2017 World Rally Championship (WRC) season opener in Monte-Carlo...


WRC Rally Australia 2016: Photo gallery special

WRC Rally Australia 2016: Photo gallery special

So that's it. The 2016 World Rally Championship (WRC) is over, with the recent Rally Australia in Coffs Harbour the culmination of a 13-round season that kicked off with Rallye Monte-Carlo in January...


Narva introduces 'heavy duty' cable tie range; drifters rejoice
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Narva introduces 'heavy duty' cable tie range; drifters rejoice

Drifters rejoice! Australian automotive parts company Narva has released a new range of heavy duty cable ties, promising higher-quality emergency fixes and repairs. Making no secret of the importance and value of a good cable tie, Narva itself admits, “There is no doubt that cable ties are one of the most useful products anyone can have in their shed, workshop or vehicle tool box...


2016 Hyundai i20 WRC review: Riding shotgun with Hyundai Motorsport driver Hayden Paddon

2016 Hyundai i20 WRC review: Riding shotgun with Hyundai Motorsport driver Hayden Paddon

Dave does his best to 'review' the 2016 Hyundai i20 WRC car of New Zealand rally driver Hayden Paddon, while harnessed into the passenger seat...


CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for November 25, 2016
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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for November 25, 2016

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 Australia keen on motorsport, but Supercars "just not for us"
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Hyundai Australia keen on motorsport, but Supercars "just not for us"

With a brand-new N performance range due to launch globally in the coming months, Hyundai Australia says it's keen for some local motorsport involvement, but not in the Gen2 Supercar series. Speaking exclusively to CarAdvice at this weekend's 2016 World Rally Championship (WRC) Rally Australia event in Coffs Harbour, Hyundai Australia public relations manager Guido Schenken said while rally is an important sport for the brand, the next chapter of what was known as the V8 Supercar series, isn’t...


Mazda RT24-P Le Mans racer revealed with 447kW 2.0-litre turbo
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Mazda RT24-P Le Mans racer revealed with 447kW 2.0-litre turbo

The stunning Mazda RT24-P race car has been revealed this week at the Los Angeles motor show. Scheduled to make its racing debut at the 2017 Rolex 24 at Daytona in January, the Mazda RT24-P will compete in the top level of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship under Daytona Prototype international (DPi) rules...


Renault rewards top apprentices and technicians with Megane Trophy V6 hot laps
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Renault rewards top apprentices and technicians with Megane Trophy V6 hot laps

How does Renault Australia reward its top technicians and apprentices? Simple. It throws them in a Renault Megane Trophy V6 racer for a few hot laps around the Phillip Island Grand Prix circuit...


2016 Mazda MX-5 Cup Global Invitational
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2016 Mazda MX-5 Cup Global Invitational

Read the full article here. Any hope of a top 10 finish at the inaugural 2016 Mazda MX-5 Cup Global Invitational were all but dashed the moment I read the bios - on the US drivers alone. These were a mix of past champions, hard-charging rookies, seasoned teenage prodigies and retired Fortune 500 executives who had been competing in the MX-5 Cup series since its very inception...


On board with Keiichi Tsuchiya at WTAC 2016
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On board with Keiichi Tsuchiya at WTAC 2016

Read the full article here. Jump on board the Toyota Genuine Parts AE86 for some drift action with the father of modern drifting, the Drift King himself, Keiichi Tsuchiya, as he slides Australian drift veteran Beau Yates’s rebuilt Hachi-Roku around Sydney Motorsport Park for World Time Attack Challenge 2016. Strap in!


The problem with RS… and other random letters
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The problem with RS… and other random letters

I hate that car brands can’t come up with better variant names. It shits me. Like, who decided that it was okay to call the second-from-top version of the Honda Civic sedan, the RS? The line-up goes VTi, VTi-S, VTi-L, RS and VTi-LX. It doesn’t even sit nicely in the range! Oh, and in case you missed it, that’s what Holden has called the mid-range Astra, too...


Five reasons you must go to Rally Australia this year
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Five reasons you must go to Rally Australia this year

Kicking off next week, WRC Rally Australia 2016 is one of the most anticipated motorsport events of the calendar year. And if you've never been, here are five good reasons to go...


Audi quits Le Mans and WEC, shifts to Formula E instead
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Audi quits Le Mans and WEC, shifts to Formula E instead

Audi has contested its final 24 Hours of Le Mans for the foreseeable future, with the luxury marque announcing today that it will leave the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) at the end of the 2016 season. The statement overnight confirms rumours that had been growing with the industry for the last few weeks...


World Time Attack Challenge 2016: Photo Gallery Special

World Time Attack Challenge 2016: Photo Gallery Special

This year's World Time Attack Challenge 2016 came and went in no time at all. Almost mimicking the nature of the racing, the two-day event was all action, then abruptly nothing. Time was spent ogling cars, watching on-track showcases, mingling with race teams, buying merchandise, and cheering the wild time attack cars as they race by...


CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for October 21, 2016
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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for October 21, 2016

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...


SuperUtes: Dual cab turbo-diesel utes to battle it out on Australia's race tracks
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SuperUtes: Dual cab turbo-diesel utes to battle it out on Australia's race tracks

Not content with dominating Australia’s building and construction sites and new vehicle sales charts, the ever-popular turbo-diesel dual-cab ute is about to dominate our race tracks. Supercars today confirmed it will launch a new motorsport category for the dualies, SuperUtes...


BMW M4 DTM Champion Edition revealed, Australian arm in the hunt
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BMW M4 DTM Champion Edition revealed, Australian arm in the hunt

The hardcore BMW M4 DTM Champion Edition has been revealed, celebrating BMW Motorsport Works driver Marco Wittmann's 2016 DTM driver's title. While the Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters (German Touring Car Championship) series isn't quite as well known here as some others, BMW Australia has nonetheless indicated its interest in an allocation of this special new M4...


Keiichi Tsuchiya at WTAC 2016: The story behind the ultimate Toyota 86 fairy tale

Keiichi Tsuchiya at WTAC 2016: The story behind the ultimate Toyota 86 fairy tale

At this year's World Time Attack Challenge (WTAC) 2016 at Sydney Motorsport Park, an incredibly rare and special moment occurred when the man widely considered to be the father of modern drifting, Keiichi Tsuchiya, performed a drift demonstration in a meticulously rebuilt 1984 Toyota AE86 Corolla – a car synonymous with drifting culture the world over...


Tim Slade takes out World Time Attack Challenge 2016 with new lap record
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Tim Slade takes out World Time Attack Challenge 2016 with new lap record

Australian Supercars driver Tim Slade has out-hustled drivers from home and abroad to take top honours at the weekend's World Time Attack Challenge 2016, setting a new lap record in the process. Taking place annually at Sydney Motorsport Park since 2010, the World Time Attack Challenge is all about seeing who can lap the 3...