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2015 Volkswagen Polo GTI revealed

The 2015 Volkswagen Polo GTI has been revealed, with the German hot-hatch adopting a 1.8-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine and the availability of a six-speed manual gearbox.. The new engine - which is borrowed from the EA888 powerplants developed by Audi - replaces the 1...

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Alfa Romeo Mito QV : Fresh look, new infotainment tech for Italian pocket rocket
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Alfa Romeo Mito QV : Fresh look, new infotainment tech for Italian pocket rocket

The updated Alfa Romeo Mito QV has arrived in Australia from $30,500 with fresh exterior styling and a revised interior with new technology features. The MY15 Mito Quadrifoglio Verde’s headlight surrounds, grille, mirror caps and door handles are finished in burnished grey, while its sports body kit incorporates a rear spoiler, diffuser panel and twin chrome exhaust outlets...


2015 Ford Focus ST arriving earlier than expected
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2015 Ford Focus ST arriving earlier than expected

The 2015 Ford Focus ST will reach our shores earlier than expected. Ford Australia’s original forecast had the updated hot-hatch arriving in local showrooms in the second or third quarter of next year, but it now expects the refreshed model to be available as early as March...


Peugeot RCZ unlikely to see a second generation
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Peugeot RCZ unlikely to see a second generation

The Peugeot RCZ sports car is not expected to be renewed for a second generation, reports out of Europe suggest. According to AutoExpress, the Peugeot RCZ is not expected to be replaced when the current version finishes up its model life, as PSA Peugeot Citroen boss Carlos Tavares hinted that derivative hot models will be more important than standalone performance vehicles in the future...


Ferrari planning $3.6m US-only supercar
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Ferrari planning $3.6m US-only supercar

Outgoing Ferrari CEO Luca di Montezemolo’s last public act in charge of the Italian sports car company will be to unveil a super-exclusive new model with an estimated price tag of 2.5 million euros ($3.6 million). Speaking with Automotive News Europe, the Ferrari chief confirmed a limited run of 10 special supercars for the US market only, adding that all are already accounted for...


Hyundai Genesis Coupe, Veloster axing rumours rejected
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Hyundai Genesis Coupe, Veloster axing rumours rejected

The head of public relations for Hyundai Australia has rejected recent rumours that both the upcoming second-generation Genesis Coupe and the brand's uniquely styled Veloster are at risk of being axed...


Ferrari to boost production volume under new leadership
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Ferrari to boost production volume under new leadership

Ferrari will become a little bit less exclusive following a management shakeup that has seen long-serving chief Luca di Montezemolo move aside for parent company boss Sergio Marchionne. Bloomberg reports that Fiat SpA chief executive officer Marchionne will become Ferrari chairman on October 13, and that under his guidance the brand will look to increase its yearly sales volumes from the current 7000 per annum to 10,000 units globally...


Joss enters negotiations with local investor : Australian supercar firms for 2015 launch
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Joss enters negotiations with local investor : Australian supercar firms for 2015 launch

Aspiring Australian supercar maker Joss is on the verge of partnering with a significant local investor in a deal that could make its 16-year dream of building a Ferrari-beater and exporting it to the world a reality. Joss founder Matt Thomas told CarAdvice today he could not reveal much about the negotiation process, but said he was feeling “pretty optimistic”...


Walkinshaw Racing Limited Edition : V8 supercharger pack boosts HSV to 550kW, Holden to 500kW
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Walkinshaw Racing Limited Edition : V8 supercharger pack boosts HSV to 550kW, Holden to 500kW

Walkinshaw Performance has released its most powerful V8 package ever, boosting 6.0-litre Holden Commodore models to 500kW and 6.2-litre HSVs to a whopping 550kW. The Walkinshaw Racing Limited Edition Supercharger Package is an enhanced version of the WPP230 Supercharger pack, and is limited to just 50 units...


Mercedes-AMG GT : 650Nm, 3.8sec 0-100km/h 911-fighter revealed
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Mercedes-AMG GT : 650Nm, 3.8sec 0-100km/h 911-fighter revealed

The Mercedes-AMG GT coupe has been officially unveiled, and it’s coming to Australia in June 2015 priced from about $240,000 with the aim of taking on the Porsche 911. Following from the success of the SLS AMG released four years ago, the more compact Mercedes-AMG GT (as it's now known, replacing the Mercedes-Benz AMG convention) also shares its platform and proportions (long-nose, short rear overhangs) with its discontinued bigger brother...


Jaguar F-Type four-cylinder expected
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Jaguar F-Type four-cylinder expected

A new entry-level Jaguar F-Type with a four-cylinder engine appears more likely than ever as the brand ramps up to introduce its new Ingenium range of turbocharged engines. The Ingenium engine line-up will include a variety of different powerplants, including a 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo-diesel that the brand spoke about at the launch of the all-new Jaguar XE sedan, and a 2...


Aston Martin Virage Shooting Brake Zagato revealed
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Aston Martin Virage Shooting Brake Zagato revealed

The wraps are off the Aston Martin Virage Shooting Brake Zagato – the third and final one-off creation by the Italian coachbuilder to celebrate the British car maker’s centenary. Commissioned by a European client, the Virage Shooting Brake follows 2013’s DB9 Spider Zagato Centennial and DBS Coupe Zagato Centennial models that were made for Aston Martin and Zagato enthusiasts in the US and Japan...


Lotus Elise S Cup : Street-legal track-focused sports car confirmed
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Lotus Elise S Cup : Street-legal track-focused sports car confirmed

British sports car specialist Lotus has announced plans to launch the most track-focused version of the compact Elise family to date: the Lotus Elise S Cup. Spied lapping the Nurburgring last month, the new street-legal performance model borrows heavily from the brand’s Elise S Cup R racer, giving the S Cup an unmistakeable appearance and, according to Lotus, “significantly enhanced dynamic performance” over the Elise S...


Ferrari to build six 458-based Pininfarina Sergio supercars
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Ferrari to build six 458-based Pininfarina Sergio supercars

Ferrari will build six exclusive supercars inspired by the Pininfarina Sergio concept that debuted at last year’s Geneva motor show. Speaking with Autoblog, Ferrari spokesman Matteo Torre confirmed the limited run for private customers. “This extreme limited and exclusive series celebrates 60 years of collaboration between Ferrari and Pininfarina,” Torre said...


Subaru WRX STI comparison: 2015 sedan v 1999 two-door.
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Subaru WRX STI comparison: 2015 sedan v 1999 two-door.

Few cars have held as much prominence as the Subaru WRX did back in the 1990s. Tearing up roads and rally stages the world over with its turbocharged engine and all-wheel-drive traction, the WRX turned a humble family sedan into a cult icon that put the small Japanese manufacturer on the genuine performance car map...


2015 Mazda MX-5 styling: Hit or Miss?
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2015 Mazda MX-5 styling: Hit or Miss?

The all-new 2015 Mazda MX-5 is a pivotal model for the Japanese brand, but its styling has caught the world by surprise. With elements such as slim headlights, a gaping air intake and small, rounded tail-lights, the new MX-5 has set chins a-wagging and emails a-flying at the CarAdvice office...


BMW M235i Weekend Review: Sorrento to Daylesford
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BMW M235i Weekend Review: Sorrento to Daylesford

Taking advantage of a long weekend, David Zalstein heads from Sorrento to Daylesford in the new BMW M235i...

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2015 Audi TT Roadster caught testing at the Nurburgring
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2015 Audi TT Roadster caught testing at the Nurburgring

These are the first images of the all-new 2015 Audi TT Roadster, which has been spotted undergoing performance testing at the famed Nurburgring circuit in Germany. The soft-top convertible variant of the much-anticipated third-generation Audi TT sports car appears to retain its cutesy-rather-than-macho styling, with the car spotted here wearing a low-profile black fabric roof that will tuck in behind the cockpit...


BMW Z2 front-drive sports car coming in 2017 - report
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BMW Z2 front-drive sports car coming in 2017 - report

A BMW Z2 is due on sale by 2017, according to reports out of the UK. AutoExpress reports that the new baby BMW front-wheel-drive sports car - which has been rumoured since 2011, when we posted the above illustration - is coming within the next four years, built off the same modular underpinnings (UKL1) that forms the basis of the new, third-generation Mini line and the recently launched BMW 2 Series Active Tourer...


AMG snow-drifting challenge
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AMG snow-drifting challenge

Mercedes-AMG has been running track events for customers for years, but one of the performance division's newest annual events dispenses with bitumen and apexes for snow banks and ice patches. CarAdvice heads to the freezing climes of Queenstown, New Zealand, to try the AMG Snow Experience and carve up a mountain in the powerful V8 C63 AMG.