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Ferrari 458 Speciale A : $635K convertible "most hotly contested special edition", says local boss

The boss of Ferrari Australasia has labelled the Ferrari 458 Speciale A “the most hotly contested special edition in Ferrari’s history” after the local division had to turn away more than half of those eager to secure one of the $635,000 before on-road costs convertible supercars...

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Proton Satria GTi : Malaysian hot-hatch may make surprise Australian comeback
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Proton Satria GTi : Malaysian hot-hatch may make surprise Australian comeback

The cult-classic Proton Satria GTi could make a surprise return to Australia in 2016. Proton Australia chief operating officer Kaye Amies told CarAdvice the local division is in discussions with officials in Malaysia about resurrecting the Satria nameplate on its new city car – called Iriz in its home market – which is set to reach our shores around the middle of next year...


Nissan Pulsar SSS sedan arriving 12 months late in April 2015
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Nissan Pulsar SSS sedan arriving 12 months late in April 2015

The Nissan Pulsar SSS sedan will finally reach Australian showrooms by April next year – 12 months later than originally planned. Back in October 2013, Nissan said it would launch the sporty Pulsar SSS sedan in Australia by the second quarter of this year...


Porsche 911 Targa 4S Review
Rating: 910 /10
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Porsche 911 Targa 4S Review

With retro styling and legendary driver engagement, the 911 Targa 4S once again sets the standard for others to follow...


Bugatti Chiron production set back by awkward doors - report
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Bugatti Chiron production set back by awkward doors - report

Oddly shaped doors that make getting in and out difficult have reportedly set back the launch of the successor to the mighty Bugatti Veyron, dubbed the Bugatti Chiron. Automobile magazine claims the introduction of the new hypercar has been pushed out from 2015 to 2016 after Volkswagen Group heavyweights Ferdinand Piech and Martin Winterkorn both complained about the Chiron’s prohibitively narrow opening angle and overly wide sills...


2015 Porsche 911 GT3 RS  revealed
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2015 Porsche 911 GT3 RS revealed

Porsche's ultimate 991 911 has been revealed without camouflage while cold-weather testing in northern Scandinavia. The Porsche 991 911 GT3 RS will be the most wild 991 iteration, given Porsche has said there are no plans for a 991 GT2 at this stage. The GT3 RS is expected to use an improved version of the 4-litre flat-six seen in the 997...


Audi RS3 Sportback emerges with 270kW five-pot powertrain
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Audi RS3 Sportback emerges with 270kW five-pot powertrain

The long-awaited 2015 Audi RS3 Sportback quattro was revealed this morning ahead of its European launch in about six months time and Australian launch by the end of next year.  The Ingolstadt marque’s returning RS3 hero gives it a proper rival for the Mercedes-Benz A45 AMG and BMW M135i, and a bonafide A3 range-topper to supplant the incumbent S3...


2015 Lexus RC F priced from $133,500, Carbon variant to cost $147,500
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2015 Lexus RC F priced from $133,500, Carbon variant to cost $147,500

The high-performance Lexus RC F coupe will cost $133,500 before on-road costs – undercutting its direct German rivals by more than $20,000. Confirmation of the RC F’s pricing comes just days after CarAdvice exclusively revealed that the new two-door sports car would cost from $145,000 driveaway following a conversation with a Lexus representative at last weekend’s Cavallino Cars and Coffee event in Sydney...


Ford Focus RS confirmed for production
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Ford Focus RS confirmed for production

The Ford Focus RS will make its long-awaited return, likely in 2016, as one of 12 new performance models from the blue oval brand planned to launch between now and 2020. Ford confirmed the Focus RS would be developed under its new global Ford Performance team, which unifies the existing Ford SVT, Team RS and Ford Racing divisions around the world...


Walkinshaw Performance launches W507 package for HSV GTS
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Walkinshaw Performance launches W507 package for HSV GTS

Walkinshaw Performance Products has launched its first enhancement kit for the Gen-F HSV GTS, the W507 package. More than a year in the making, the W507 pack includes a number of high-performance Walkinshaw-developed components that boost power by 77kW and torque by 110Nm. The result is a peak power output of 507kW at 6200rpm and peak torque of 850Nm at 4400rpm from the W507-enhanced GTS’s supercharged 6...


Holden Commodore Craig Lowndes edition : Racing legend takes delivery of personally created sports car
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Holden Commodore Craig Lowndes edition : Racing legend takes delivery of personally created sports car

Australian motorsport legend Craig Lowndes has taken delivery of his personal Holden Commodore SS V Redline Craig Lowndes special edition. The three-time V8 Supercars champion and five-time Bathurst 1000 victor collected Craig Lowndes special edition Commodore build number 001 at his local dealership, Eager’s Holden, in Brisbane...


2015 BMW 6 Series, M6 updates revealed
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2015 BMW 6 Series, M6 updates revealed

The BMW 6 Series luxury sports car family and the high-performance BMW M6 halo models have been upgraded for 2015 with fresh styling, extra technology and features, and updated interiors. The 6 Series Coupe, Convertible and Gran Coupe models benefit from a newly designed kidney grille and restyled front and rear bumpers designed to accentuate the cars’ width...


2015 Mini JCW : 170kW pocket rocket revealed
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2015 Mini JCW : 170kW pocket rocket revealed

The all-new Mini JCW will become the most powerful model in the iconic British brand’s history when it debuts at next month’s 2015 Detroit auto show. The new-generation JCW’s 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo petrol engine pumps out 170kW of power between 5200-6000rpm and 320Nm of torque across a broad 1250-4800rpm range – easily outgunning the 155kW and 260Nm of the old JCW’s 1...


Peugeot Sport looks to plug-in hybrid tech for future performance models - report
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Peugeot Sport looks to plug-in hybrid tech for future performance models - report

Future go-fast models from PSA’s Peugeot Sport division will employ plug-in hybrid technology to strike a sustainable balance between performance and efficiency. PSA Peugeot Citroen CEO Carlos Tavares told AutoExpress the introduction of plug-in hybrid technology would help the French car maker make the “two apparently contradictory expectations converge”...


Ford Mustang : Australian Pony car's V8 to match US outputs, despite spec sheet differences
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Ford Mustang : Australian Pony car's V8 to match US outputs, despite spec sheet differences

Australia's version of the Ford Mustang V8 will be no less powerful than the one offered in the US despite there being a big disparity in the on-paper power and torque ratings of the pair. Ford Australia has confirmed its flagship Mustang V8 will produce 303kW of power and 525Nm of torque, which appears to fall 21kW and 17Nm short of the 324kW/542Nm version of the engine that is already available in the US...


Lexus RC F to launch from $145,000 driveaway
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Lexus RC F to launch from $145,000 driveaway

The high-performance Lexus RC F coupe will cost $145,000 driveaway when it hits Australia in February. CarAdvice learned of the price tag through a Lexus representative who was standing alongside an RC F on display at the weekend’s Cavallino Cars and Coffee event in Terrey Hills in Sydney...


Peugeot 208 GTi 30th Anniversary : $35,990 limited edition hot-hatch sold out... for now
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Peugeot 208 GTi 30th Anniversary : $35,990 limited edition hot-hatch sold out... for now

Australia’s initial allocation of 26 limited edition Peugeot 208 GTi 30th Anniversary pocket rockets – today confirmed to cost from $35,990 plus on-road costs – has sold out months before it’s due to arrive on our shores...


Renault Megane RS275 Trophy-R priced from $61,990
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Renault Megane RS275 Trophy-R priced from $61,990

The Nurburgring-conquering Renault Megane RS275 Trophy-R will cost $61,990 plus on-road costs when it reaches Australian showrooms in January. That price tag means the hardcore two-seat Trophy-R limited edition – which claimed the title of the fastest front-wheel-drive car around the famous German circuit in June – will cost $9000 more than the ‘regular’ RS275 hot-hatch on which it’s based...


Honda Civic Type R officially confirmed for Australia
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Honda Civic Type R officially confirmed for Australia

The Honda Civic Type R will absolutely return to Australia, though precise launch timing is still being worked out.  After repeatedly saying it was dead keen to import the reborn hot hatch after a five-year absence, Honda Australia director Stephen Collins confirmed to CarAdvice today that it’s now locked-in...


2015 Renault Clio RS Monaco GP Review: Quick drive
Rating: 810 /10
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2015 Renault Clio RS Monaco GP Review: Quick drive

Giving a nod to one of the world’s most famous racetracks, the limited edition Renault Clio RS Monaco GP might have some convincing to do...

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