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Aston Martin mule spied testing new platform, and potentially Mercedes-AMG V8

A mysterious Aston Martin mule has been spotted undergoing high-speed testing at the Nurburgring in Germany, sending the automotive rumour-mill into overdrive over just what the British sports car maker is up to...

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BMW i8S with 370kW coming in 2017 - report
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BMW i8S with 370kW coming in 2017 - report

A fresh report has shed new light on BMW’s alleged plans for a higher-performance version of its i8 plug-in hybrid supercar. Following a report in July by German publication Auto Motor und Sport that a hotter BMW i9 was on the way, US magazine Automobile is reporting that the new model has been internally codenamed ‘M100’ and is “almost certain” to be badged BMW i8S...


Range Rover LWB SVR : High-performance flagship SUV spied
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Range Rover LWB SVR : High-performance flagship SUV spied

Land Rover appears to be working on an even more powerful and exclusive version of its luxury Range Rover SUV, as these images reveal. Captured by CarAdvice’s spy photographers entering Jaguar Land Rover’s test facility at the Nurburgring in Germany, the test vehicle wears plastic camouflage on its bonnet, door, side, tailgate and rear bumper panels...


Volkswagen R-Line expands to Golf Wagon and Tiguan ranges
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Volkswagen R-Line expands to Golf Wagon and Tiguan ranges

Volkswagen R-Line versions of the Golf Wagon and Tiguan compact SUV are now available, bringing the total number of sportily styled variants to five. As CarAdvice has previously reported, the move to add more R-Line packages is a conscious one to offer consumers "tougher looking" cars with more equipment...


2015 Volkswagen Scirocco R Review
Rating: 810 /10
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2015 Volkswagen Scirocco R Review

The new-look Volkswagen Scirocco R takes a good thing and makes it better.


2016 Ford Focus RS : 240kW hot-hatch takes shape
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2016 Ford Focus RS : 240kW hot-hatch takes shape

The third-generation Ford Focus RS has moved into the next development stage, with CarAdvice’s spy photographers spotting the new high-performance hatchback testing at Germany’s Nurburgring. The fresh images – which come about four months after our spies snapped an early prototype of the new RS on public roads in Michigan – give us our best look yet at the blue oval’s upcoming flagship hot-hatch that’s set to launch in 2016...


Holden badge to take centre stage with Chevrolet at SEMA show
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Holden badge to take centre stage with Chevrolet at SEMA show

The iconic Holden badge will take centre stage at next month’s SEMA aftermarket and accessories show in Las Vegas, appearing on the star of the Chevrolet stand. The Chevrolet SS Sport concept will feature a host of styling enhancements, including familiar high-gloss black 20-inch wheels, floor mats and boot cargo tray all adorned with Holden’s lion logo...


Audi S3 Cabriolet: pricing and specifications
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Audi S3 Cabriolet: pricing and specifications

Audi's new small hot drop-top - the Audi S3 Cabriolet - is arriving in Australian showrooms priced from $69,300 plus on-road costs. The S3 Cabriolet is the first-ever S-badged version of the A3 drop-top and it tops the hot model range, priced above its S3 sedan ($62,200) and S3 Sportback hatch ($59,990) stablemates...


Audi R8: hardcore farewell edition model spied
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Audi R8: hardcore farewell edition model spied

CarAdvice’s spy photographers have captured a hardcore version of the Audi R8 in Germany. The heavily camouflaged prototype is believed to be a special farewell edition designed to send off the first-generation Audi R8 in style before an all-new second-generation model arrives in 2015...


BMW i8 Review
Rating: 8.510 /10
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BMW i8 Review

Is this the future of the automobile?

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Hyundai Santa Fe SR revealed ahead of early 2015 debut
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Hyundai Santa Fe SR revealed ahead of early 2015 debut

A new sports version of the Hyundai Santa Fe family SUV, the new 2015 Hyundai Santa Fe SR, is set to be added to the South Korean brand’s local range from early next year. The Santa Fe SR is the fourth SR model to join the brand’s ranks, following on from the Accent SR, i30 SR and Veloster SR Turbo...


Land Rover Discovery Sport : British brand considering sporty Audi SQ5 rival
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Land Rover Discovery Sport : British brand considering sporty Audi SQ5 rival

Land Rover is considering a more performance-oriented version of the new Discovery Sport to rival the likes of the Audi SQ5. Land Rover director of programs Murray Dietsch admitted that the mid-sized Discovery Sport (pictured) was not an “outwardly sporty vehicle”, but responded “I’d like to one” when asked about the possibility of a more powerful variant...


2015 HSV Gen-F pricing and specifications
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2015 HSV Gen-F pricing and specifications

The introduction of the limited edition HSV GTS Maloo headlines a series of enhancements for the 2015 Holden Special Vehicles Gen-F range that goes on sale across Australia in November. The GTS Maloo – billed as the world’s most powerful ute – will cost $87,990 in manual form and $90,490 with the optional automatic transmission, making it $6500 cheaper than the GTS sedan from which it inherits its monstrous 430kW/740Nm supercharged 6...


Kia Rio hot-hatch: 186kW go-fast model planned
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Kia Rio hot-hatch: 186kW go-fast model planned

A hot-hatch version of the Kia Rio could become a reality in its next generation, and it could harness more power than the established players. A lot more. According to Jurgen Grimm, head of powertrain development in Hyundai Motor Europe, a new turbocharged sporty version of the Rio relies heavily upon the same derivative of the new-generation i20 making it to production...


Fiat to expand Abarth with speedy 500X
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Fiat to expand Abarth with speedy 500X

Fiat will increase its presence in the performance arena through its Abarth sub-brand, with the Italian company suggesting the new Fiat 500X model will spawn a go-fast variant. Fiat head of European design Roberto Giolito told CarAdvice that Abarth cannot be limited only to the 500 hatchback with its 595 derivatives. “The Abarth vision is not only based on 500s...


Peugeot 308 GTi confirmed: 199kW hot-hatch on the cards
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Peugeot 308 GTi confirmed: 199kW hot-hatch on the cards

A new Peugeot 308 GTi hot-hatch could boast as much as 199kW from a 1.6-litre four-cylinder turbo engine. CarAdvice can reveal that Peugeot is looking at offering the new 308 GTi with either 250 or 270PS (that’s 184kW or 199kW, respectively). The brand currently offers a 199kW tune of its 1...


Kia Pro_cee’d GT could soon gain dual-clutch option
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Kia Pro_cee’d GT could soon gain dual-clutch option

The Kia Pro_cee'd GT may soon become more desirable to considerably more car shoppers, as the brand has confirmed plans to add a dual-clutch automatic gearbox. Jurgen Grimm, head of powertrain development for Hyundai Motor Europe (encompassing both Hyundai and Kia brands), told CarAdvice at the 2014 Paris motor show that a pair of dual-clutch transmissions (DCTs) would be rolled out in 2015, and indicated that the Pro_cee’d GT is one of the cars that could receive a new self-shifting 'box...


2014 Mercedes AMG C63 - first look
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2014 Mercedes AMG C63 - first look

2014 Paris motor show - Tony checks out the updated twin-turbo V8 AMG C63 ahead of it’s Australian launch later this year.


2014 Audi TT Sportback Concept - first look
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2014 Audi TT Sportback Concept - first look

2014 Paris motor show - Jez investigates the awesome new Audi TT concept...


2015 Honda Civic Type R : Engineers still "100 per cent confident" of breaking 'Ring record
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2015 Honda Civic Type R : Engineers still "100 per cent confident" of breaking 'Ring record

Honda remains confident the new Civic Type R can still become the fastest front-wheel-drive production car around the Nurburgring despite the bar being raised twice since the car maker’s CEO originally set the ambitious target. Takanobu Ito made the bold claim when confirming the return of the Honda Civic Type R in 2012...