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2015 Ford Mustang Convertible tops Empire State Building to mark 50th anniversary
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2015 Ford Mustang Convertible tops Empire State Building to mark 50th anniversary

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eXDYO9xJzdI A 2015 Ford Mustang Convertible is now on display 305m (1000 feet) into the Manhattan sky, atop the 86th floor observation deck of New York's Empire State Building...


2015 Toyota 86 gains suspension, aero, interior upgrades
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2015 Toyota 86 gains suspension, aero, interior upgrades

The first upgrade for the Toyota 86 will be released in the coming months with enhancements to the rear-wheel-drive sports car’s suspension, aerodynamics and interior. The 2015 Toyota 86 gains a more rigid fixation of the front suspension and the rear shock absorbers, which the Japanese car maker says aims to provide more stable damping and improved friction control in the pursuit of smoother and more communicative handling...


Volkswagen Golf R 400 concept – 295kW, 0-100 in 3.9 seconds
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Volkswagen Golf R 400 concept – 295kW, 0-100 in 3.9 seconds

The Volkswagen Golf R 400 concept has been designed to show off the full performance capability of the latest-generation German hatchback. Sketches of the mega-hatch have been released ahead of its debut later this month at the 2014 Beijing motor show, where it will present with a supercar-rivalling acceleration time of 3.9 seconds. That shaves 1...


2015 Subaru WRX STI : stuns with $49,990 price tag
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2015 Subaru WRX STI : stuns with $49,990 price tag

The 2015 Subaru WRX STI has been priced at a scarcely believable $49,990, a full $10,000 under the starting price of the model it replaces. It’s the most surprising price tag for a performance model since Toyota launched the 86 at $29,990 in 2012. There’s an $11,000 reduction for the Subaru WRX STI Premium model, which now starts from $54,990 and adds a number of creature comforts...


Mazda MX-5 25th Anniversary Edition revealed
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Mazda MX-5 25th Anniversary Edition revealed

It was like a birth at a funeral as the Mazda MX-5 25th Anniversary Edition model was revealed at the 2014 New York auto show alongside the chassis of the next-generation model. While the skeletal chassis of the new-generation MX-5 is the main attraction, the full-bodied celebratory 25th Anniversary Edition model features a range of changes and alterations to the existing MX-5, which originally went on sale in 2005...


Mazda MX-5 : new-generation sports car
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Mazda MX-5 : new-generation sports car's chassis unveiled

The 2015 Mazda MX-5’s lightweight chassis has been uncovered at the 2014 New York auto show. The fourth-generation drop-top Mazda’s “bare chassis” is still undergoing development prior to the all-new model entering production, but in showcasing the new car’s platform the Japanese brand has illustrated that there will be some change to the formula that has seen the MX-5 become the highest-selling convertible ever, with almost one million units sold in its quarter-century history...


Mercedes-AMG GT : interior revealed, Benz name dropped
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Mercedes-AMG GT : interior revealed, Benz name dropped

These two images provide the first look at the interior of the Mercedes-AMG GT ahead of the German sports car's unveiling in the second half of 2014.  The Stuttgart manufacturer has also dropped the Benz part of its name for the model that will replace the SLS as the brand's hero car...


High-performance driver training : a day on track with Driver Dynamics
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High-performance driver training : a day on track with Driver Dynamics

Ripple strips, braking zones, apexes and speeds close to 200km/h. How can a high-performance driver training day improve your road driving? CarAdvice spent the day at Sandown Raceway with the team from Driver Dynamics to find out. Started in 1990 by director and chief instructor Kevin Flynn, Driver Dynamics runs courses in Melbourne, Sydney and Adelaide for drivers of all skill levels...


2014 Volkswagen Golf R Review
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2014 Volkswagen Golf R Review

James Whitbourn heads for the hills to see if the new Volkswagen Golf R really is a big step-up on the popular GTI...


Mitsubishi Evolution : next-generation model may be an SUV
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Mitsubishi Evolution : next-generation model may be an SUV

The Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution may be killed off at the end of 2014, and its replacement could be based on the new plug-in hybrid ASX compact SUV. Reports that the Lancer Evolution X sedan would be axed by year’s end emerged last week, and Mitsubishi Motors president Osamu Masuko told CarAdvice at a press event yesterday that based on falling sales of sports cars, the next-generation Evolution needs to be something that people want to buy – in other words, not a coupe or a small hatchback or sedan, but possibly an SUV...


2015 Audi R8 spied with less camouflage
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2015 Audi R8 spied with less camouflage

The 2015 Audi R8 has once again been spotted undergoing performance testing at the Nurburgring, and this time around it isn't weighed down by as much camouflage as it previously has been. The car was spotted wearing a black and white swirly wrap at the infamous German track in late March, and now CarAdvice's spy photographers have caught the 2015 Audi R8 wearing minimal camouflage in a move that reveals a number of elements about the styling of the car...


Volkswagen Golf R pricing and specifications
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Volkswagen Golf R pricing and specifications

The fastest and most powerful Golf in history, the Volkswagen Golf R, has launched in Australia from $51,990. The optional six-speed ‘DSG’ dual-clutch transmission again adds $2500 over the standard six-speed manual, making the auto version $54,490...


Volkswagen Golf GTI Performance launches from $48,490
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Volkswagen Golf GTI Performance launches from $48,490

The Volkswagen Golf GTI Performance has launched in Australia from $48,490 – $500 higher than planned when preliminary pricing was announced in September. The $500 price rise also applies to the regular Golf GTI, which now costs $41,990 in six-speed manual form and $44,490 with the optional six-speed ‘DSG’ dual-clutch automatic transmission...


Audi TT crossover concept headed to Beijing
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Audi TT crossover concept headed to Beijing

Another Audi TT-based concept is being readied for release, with sketches of a crossover-style vehicle appearing on the luxury German car maker’s press website. Unaccompanied by any additional information, the trio of sketches were captioned “Audi Showcar Beijing 2014”, pointing to an April 20 unveiling...


FPV GT F :: Ford to farewell Falcon GT with $77,990 limited edition
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FPV GT F : Ford to farewell Falcon GT with $77,990 limited edition

Ford Australia will farewell its iconic high-performance sedan with the release of the limited edition FPV GT F by the middle of this year. Created “out of respect for past Australian Ford GTs and their racetrack-honed heritage”, the FPV GT F (for ‘Final’) will be the last GT-badged Falcon, and promises to take design and engineering inspiration from the Broadmeadows-based brand’s performance sedans of the previous five decades...


Mercedes-Benz SL400 to replace 350 model
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Mercedes-Benz SL400 to replace 350 model

The Mercedes-Benz SL convertible range will be fully turbocharged by the end of 2014, as the German brand replaces the SL350 model with the new twin-turbocharged SL400. The new SL400 features the same 3.0-litre twin-turbocharged six-cylinder engine as is seen in the E400 and soon-to-arrive C400 models...


Peugeot Exalt :: sporty four-door coupe revealed
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Peugeot Exalt : sporty four-door coupe revealed

The Peugeot Exalt concept has been revealed via a press release that was supposedly accidentally issued to French media overnight. The release includes a single image and preliminary details of the sleek four-door coupe concept, which will be revealed in full for the first time at the Beijing auto show later this month...


Audi A5 Coupe S line Competition edition limited to 50 cars
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Audi A5 Coupe S line Competition edition limited to 50 cars

Customers after S5 looks on a budget can now order the special edition Audi A5 Coupe S line Competition model. Limited to 50 vehicles, the A5 Coupe S line Competition gains a unique specification list including some features exclusive to the special edition. Based on the A5 Coupe 2...


Mercedes-Benz AMG GT : 911 rival looks mint in new camouflage
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Mercedes-Benz AMG GT : 911 rival looks mint in new camouflage

Mercedes-Benz's newest AMG performance model has been spotted in Spain, wrapped in a far-from-subtle bright green camouflage ensuring everyone is aware of its upcoming unveiling. Snapped testing on Barcelona’s busy public roads wearing German number plates, the fluorescent green Porsche 911-rivalling sports car, speculated to be badged the AMG GT, shows Mercedes-Benz is making every effort to build interest in the car codenamed C190...