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Lexus RC350 coupe lands from a sharp $66K
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Lexus RC350 coupe lands from a sharp $66K

Japan’s answer to premium German coupes has arrived locally, with the Lexus RC350 landing priced from $66,000 plus on-road costs, barely $600 more than the IS350 sedan. As with other Lexus models, three grade levels will be available – the $66K Luxury, climbing to the $74,000 F Sport and $86,000 Sports Luxury...


Ford “underestimated” Falcon XR8 demand
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Ford “underestimated” Falcon XR8 demand

Ford Australia admits it underestimated demand for the revived Falcon XR8 and says it needs to build more. The XR8 is playing the hero car role in the new-look Falcon range, dubbed FG-X, which has launched this week in Australia. The badge returns after a four-year hiatus, effectively compensating for the loss of the disbanded Ford Performance Vehicles (FPV) division...


2015 Subaru BRZ Review
Rating: 8.510 /10
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2015 Subaru BRZ Review

Easily better than sliced bread but possibly harder to justify, the updated Subaru BRZ is still a class act...

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$37,150 to $39,730

Mercedes-AMG C63 all-wheel drive ruled out
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Mercedes-AMG C63 all-wheel drive ruled out

There will be no all-wheel drive version of the 2015 Mercedes-AMG C63. Mercedes-AMG CEO Tobias Moers told CarAdvice at the 2014 Los Angeles auto show that all-wheel drive has been definitively ruled out for the performance version of the new-generation C-Class. “No,” he said of the potential for an all-wheel drive version of the high-performance model...


Lexus LF-C2 convertible “purely a concept”, says chief designer
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Lexus LF-C2 convertible “purely a concept”, says chief designer

The stunning Lexus LF-C2 convertible concept is believed to offer up plenty of hints about a new drop-top from the Japanese luxury brand – but the man who designed the car, Yasuo Kajino, told CarAdvice there are no plans to push it to production. Well, not yet...


Ford Mustang turned into 540kW Rocket by Galpin Auto Sports
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Ford Mustang turned into 540kW Rocket by Galpin Auto Sports

Californian Ford tuner Galpin Auto Sports and leading automotive designer Henrik Fisker have joined forced to create what they have labelled “the ultimate American muscle car” – a carbonfibre-bodied super-Mustang called the Rocket. The Galpin Rocket’s design takes inspiration from specialty pony cars of the 1960s and 1970s, including the 1968 Shelby GT500...


2015 Mazda MX-5: 1.5-, 2.0-litre engines confirmed for Australia
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2015 Mazda MX-5: 1.5-, 2.0-litre engines confirmed for Australia

Mazda has officially confirmed the engine lineup for the 2015 Mazda MX-5 along with releasing several new images of the upcoming sports car. As reported by CarAdvice in early October (but now officially confirmed), there will be a choice of 1.5- and 2...


Lexus LF-C2 convertible concept teased for a second time
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Lexus LF-C2 convertible concept teased for a second time

The Lexus LF-C2 convertible concept car that is due to be revealed at the 2014 Los Angeles auto show has been teased for a second time. The new image posted to a teaser reveal site gives a glimpse at the sharply-styled front-end of the new showcar, which is tipped to be the precursor to a production drop-top based on the RC coupe...


McLaren Sport Series : new V8-powered entry-level model teased
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McLaren Sport Series : new V8-powered entry-level model teased

English supercar and hypercar manufacturer, McLaren, will end its alphanumeric naming convention when it releases a new V8-powered entry-level model in 2015. Dubbed the McLaren Sport Series, the new car, aimed squarely at the Porsche 911 and recently released Mercedes-AMG GT, will feature a carbonfibre chassis and mid-mounted V8 engine...


2015 Jaguar F-Type AWD : Quicker, more dynamic all-paw Jag revealed
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2015 Jaguar F-Type AWD : Quicker, more dynamic all-paw Jag revealed

A faster and more dynamic all-wheel-drive version of the Jaguar F-Type will debut at the Los Angeles auto show later this month. Jaguar claims the all-wheel-drive F-Type R coupe will become the quickest car in its line-up, accelerating from standstill to 60mph (96.6km/h) in 3...


Mazda MX-5 to race in new global one-make series
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Mazda MX-5 to race in new global one-make series

Two months after its multi-nation debut, Mazda has announced the all-new fourth-generation MX-5 will compete in a new one-make Global Cup racing series. Announced at this week's Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) show in Las Vegas, Mazda says, starting in 2016, the Global MX-5 Cup – a worldwide expansion of the US's existing Mazda MX-5 Cup series – will run across North America, Europe and Asia...


Porsche recalls Boxster, Cayman and 911
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Porsche recalls Boxster, Cayman and 911

Porsche is recalling 4428 sports cars worldwide over a lock bracket problem. The recall affects just 56 vehicles already registered in Australia, with 27 Boxster and Cayman models and a further 29 examples of the 911 affected by the recall. Another 20 vehicles - eight Boxster/Cayman models and a dozen 911s - are also affected, though those vehicles are yet to be delivered to their new owners...


Morgan Threewheeler electric model coming - report
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Morgan Threewheeler electric model coming - report

The quirky Morgan Threewheeler could be set to adopt an electric drivetrain. A report in the UK's Telegraph newspaper states that the Worcestershire-based company is considering a plug-in EV alternative for the Threewheeler, which is otherwise available with a V-twin 2.0 litre air-cooled motorcycle engine...


2015 Honda NSX returns to the Nurburgring
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2015 Honda NSX returns to the Nurburgring

The Honda NSX has returned to the Nurburgring roughly two months after an earlier prototype caught fire and burned to the ground at the notorious German test track. This new prototype – snapped here being put through its paces on a decidedly soggier and more overcast day – is understood to be completing the final stages of testing ahead of the production car’s world premiere at January’s Detroit auto show...


Porsche Panamera Turbo S Executive Exclusive Series headed for Los Angeles
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Porsche Panamera Turbo S Executive Exclusive Series headed for Los Angeles

The Porsche Panamera Turbo S Executive Exclusive Series will debut a number of new features for the German luxury car maker at this month’s Los Angeles auto show. One of a limited run of 100, the Panamera Exclusive Series show car is finished with a two-tone paint job – a first for Porsche...


Porsche Cayman GT4 inadvertently revealed on car maker's website
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Porsche Cayman GT4 inadvertently revealed on car maker's website

One of the automotive world’s worst kept secrets, the Porsche Cayman GT4, has been inadvertently revealed on one of the German manufacturer’s websites. The Cayman GT4 is listed on the global Porsche Driving website as one of the vehicles punters can select for the brand’s Driving Experience dynamic program, despite not yet being officially confirmed for production by the car maker...


2015 Volvo S60 and V60 Polestar pricing and specifications
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2015 Volvo S60 and V60 Polestar pricing and specifications

The headline is correct, the previously limited edition Volvo S60 Polestar performance sedan has been joined by a wagon sibling, the Volvo V60 Polestar. Following on from the popularity of the previous two limited edition models, Volvo has announced there will be no cap on the amount of Polestar cars that come into Australia...


2015 BMW X4 M40i : Flagship performance crossover spied undisguised
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2015 BMW X4 M40i : Flagship performance crossover spied undisguised

CarAdvice’s spy photographers have snapped a seemingly production-ready BMW X4 M40i undergoing high-speed testing at the Nurburgring in Germany. Spotted covered with camouflage in August, these images uncover every exterior detail of the forthcoming X4 flagship, which boasts an M-enhanced sports body kit, large brakes, and, most significantly, tailpipes on either side of its rear diffuser, making it distinct from all other X4s...


Mercedes-AMG GT : Hardcore variant to rival Porsche 911 GT3 - report
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Mercedes-AMG GT : Hardcore variant to rival Porsche 911 GT3 - report

As revealed by CarAdvice earlier this month, work is well underway on a higher-performance version of the Mercedes-AMG GT to go head to head with the Porsche 911 GT3. Confirming plans to expand the GT portfolio when speaking with CarAdvice at the Paris motor show, Mercedes-AMG chief Tobias Moers has shed more light on the Affalterbach-based manufacturer’s vision for the halo model of the GT range...