2016 Audi R8 Review

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2016 Audi R8 Review

The sequel is often harder to get right than the first film and it's the same in the motoring world. While the new R8 has a lot to live up to, it also needs to advance the Audi super sportscar game a little further.

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Fiat 124 convertible coming to Australia in 2016
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Fiat 124 convertible coming to Australia in 2016

The hotly anticipated, Mazda MX-5-based Fiat 124 roadster has been officially confirmed for an Australian launch, almost certainly before the end of 2016, and potentially alongside a hotter Abarth sibling.  The reborn Fiat 124 (the original 1966 Fiat 124 Sport Spider classic version is pictured above) is expected to make its world premiere at the LA motor show in November this year, rather than the larger Frankfurt show in September...


BMW Intensive Driving Experience

BMW Intensive Driving Experience

Though I've been to Sydney Motorsport Park quite a few times, I'd never driven on the track until I took part in the BMW Intensive Driving Experience. Heading out to the former Eastern Creek racetrack, the sun was shining and I was excited to be able to finally get my chance to see what it's all about – and in BMWs no less...

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Mercedes-Benz C450 AMG won't dilute AMG brand
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Mercedes-Benz C450 AMG won't dilute AMG brand

Mercedes-Benz Australia says the introduction of an all-new range of 450 AMG models — the brand's new sub 63 AMG range — starting with the C450 AMG, will not detract from the hardcore aspect of its 'proper' AMG cars. Asked by CarAdvice if those ‘lesser’ AMG models will hurt the AMG brand, Mercedes-Benz Australia public relations senior manager David McCarthy said he didn’t believe so...


Abarth to build "extreme" version of Fiat 124 Spider
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Abarth to build "extreme" version of Fiat 124 Spider

Abarth will build a hardcore version of the upcoming Fiat 124 Spider to give the Italian half of the partnership a distinct performance advantage over Japanese sister car, the Mazda MX-5. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles chief operating officer Alfredo Altavilla told Auto Express there would be two versions of the new roadster: the “comfortable” Fiat 124 Spider and the “extreme” Abarth model...


Volkswagen Golf R Wagon priced at $58,990
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Volkswagen Golf R Wagon priced at $58,990

The Volkswagen Golf R Wagon will cost $58,990 plus on-road costs when it arrives in Australia in September. Volkswagen Australia will offer the Golf R Wagon in limited numbers, and has confirmed each one will arrive here with a special Wolfsburg Edition package that adds a host of unique styling and specification features...


Tesla Roadster successor confirmed for 2019
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Tesla Roadster successor confirmed for 2019

A new-generation Tesla Roadster will launch before the end of the decade with acceleration to rival the world’s quickest performance cars. Buried in a press release about the upgraded 2016 Tesla Model S and its new ‘Ludicrous’ drive mode is confirmation of the forthcoming convertible sports car, which the California-based electric car company promises will be even more hardcore than its sub-3...


Subaru Australia confirms motorsport involvement with limited WRX STI imports
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Subaru Australia confirms motorsport involvement with limited WRX STI imports

Subaru Australia has addressed recent rumours surrounding a possible return to rallying, confirming it is importing a limited number of competition-spec WRX STI motorsport cars for use by "enthusiasts and professional teams". Unable to be road registered, the Subaru WRX STI models are FIA-homologated and designed to suit the newest NR4 regulations – which replace the previous N4 and R4 classes...


2015 Alfa Romeo 4C Spider Review : Lake Como, Italy
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2015 Alfa Romeo 4C Spider Review : Lake Como, Italy

http://www.caradvice.com.au/364103/?yt_desc - Read the article here. Italy’s breathtaking Lake Como and surrounding geography provides a near perfect setting for a quick fling in the stunning Alfa Romeo 4C Spider. It’s Alfa’s take on a roof-less version of its ultra-exotic 4C Coupe, which essentially marked the 2013 revival of the famous Italian marque best known for exiting rear-wheel drive cars...


2015 Ford Fiesta ST Review: Sandown Raceway weekender
Rating: 910 /10
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2015 Ford Fiesta ST Review: Sandown Raceway weekender

Dave returns to Sandown Raceway for another weekend warrior track test, but this time in the most affordable car yet...

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2015 Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 Review
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2015 Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 Review

If you ever get a chance to properly put a Lamborghini Aventador through its paces, make sure you’re on the right kind of road – a test track or a spin on a German Autobahn should do. The Aventador, if you hadn’t already deduced from the photograph above, is the most extreme car to ever roll out of Lamborghini’s historic Santa’Agata Bolognese factory – and it’s been a full 52 years in the making...


2015 Mini John Cooper Works Review
Rating: 710 /10
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2015 Mini John Cooper Works Review

It’s easy to wonder what the late John Cooper, British motorsport legend and fast Mini originator, might make of the latest 2015 Mini John Cooper Works model to bear his namesake. For one thing, at 170kW, the third-generation JCW of ‘BMW’s Mini’ has as much horsepower as Cooper’s finest race machinery back in the day...


Ford Fiesta ST v Volkswagen Polo GTI : Comparison Review
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Ford Fiesta ST v Volkswagen Polo GTI : Comparison Review

Rarely has Volkswagen’s iconic GTI badge been so humbled as it was in November 2013 when we last put the go-fast Polo in the ring with the Ford Fiesta ST. The big-name fighter with all the pomp and pedigree was made to look overpriced, under-equipped and lacking fun factor compared with the featherweight upstart that so resoundingly reminded us that simplicity and greatness are not mutually exclusive...


2015 Mazda MX-5 Review : Scotland first drive
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2015 Mazda MX-5 Review : Scotland first drive

http://www.caradvice.com.au/363814/?yt_desc - Read the article here. The latest version of the iconic Mazda MX-5 isn’t just a new generation car; it’s a total rethink of the world’s best-selling roadster. With dwindling demand for its overweight and overpriced predecessor, the idea of a heavyweight investment in a brand new niche model was a bold move by the Japanese car manufacturer – just as it was a quarter of a century ago when Mazda first revived the convertible...


2016 Alfa Romeo Giulia First Look : Walkaround
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2016 Alfa Romeo Giulia First Look : Walkaround

The all-new Alfa Romeo Giulia has been unveiled, at the Alfa museum, on the company's 105th anniversary in range-topping Quadrifoglio trim. Under the long bonnet, the Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio has an aluminium, turbocharged V6 engine designed by Ferrari...


Volkswagen Polo GTI upgraded with adjustable suspension, Sport mode - UPDATE
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Volkswagen Polo GTI upgraded with adjustable suspension, Sport mode - UPDATE

The standard features list on the 2015 Volkswagen Polo GTI has been given a significant boost this week as part of an MY16 update, just shy of three months on from the local launch of the newly updated model. Just as market demand moved the company to reintroduce a manual transmission into the Volkswagen Polo GTI as part of April's mid-life facelift, those prayers have been answered once again...


2015 Subaru BRZ tS limited edition goes Sunrise Yellow
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2015 Subaru BRZ tS limited edition goes Sunrise Yellow

Already able to produce smiles, the Subaru BRZ is now able to burn retinas thanks to a new limited edition variant being offered in Sunrise Yellow. Dubbed the Subaru BRZ tS, the Japan-only model is limited to 300 cars, with 100 exclusively available with the new super-bright hue...


Mazda Global MX-5 Cup racer a possibility for Australia
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Mazda Global MX-5 Cup racer a possibility for Australia

The iconic Mazda MX-5 has been racing ever since it revived the idea of an affordable two-seat roadster after its unveiling at the 1989 Chicago auto show. Brilliant handling, cat-like agility and utterly dependable, the MX-5 has been slaying more powerful rivals on the road and track for years...


Sounds of the Goodwood Festival of Speed 2015
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Sounds of the Goodwood Festival of Speed 2015

Listen to a collection of the amazing engine notes at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, from hot hatches right up to Formula 1 cars...


Dodge Challenger Mopar 'Drag Pak' set to supercharge straight-line fans
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Dodge Challenger Mopar 'Drag Pak' set to supercharge straight-line fans

Ok, the Dodge Challenger isn't sold in Australia but when US tuning icon Mopar unveils its first-ever factory-prepped supercharged package specifically designed for drag racers, we can't help but take notice. Based on the not-so-humble Dodge Challenger, the Mopar 'Dodge Challenger Drag Pak' is offered with your choice of a naturally aspirated 7...