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2015 BMW X6 M : New performance SUV drops camouflage

CarAdvice’s spy photographers have snapped the most revealing images of the new BMW X6 M to date ahead of its anticipated unveiling later this year...

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Lexus LFA: no plans for next-generation supercar
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Lexus LFA: no plans for next-generation supercar

A replacement for the extremely limited-edition Lexus LFA is but a dot on the horizon, as the Japanese brand has stated there are no plans currently underway for a second-generation supercar. There were only 500 examples of the Lexus LFA ever built, and the car was an exercise in brand-building for the Toyota-owned luxury manufacturer...


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 another kind of challenge. 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.


Mercedes-AMG GT to debut on September 9
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Mercedes-AMG GT to debut on September 9

After 32 months of road testing and an almost equally lengthy drip-feed campaign, the Mercedes-AMG GT will make its international debut in Affalterbach, Germany, on September 9. The confirmation comes in the latest teaser video for the German manufacturer’s new-generation sports car, which is set to reach Australian showrooms around the second quarter of 2015...


2015 Ferrari 458 M : turbocharged supercar spotted undergoing testing
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2015 Ferrari 458 M : turbocharged supercar spotted undergoing testing

A new turbocharged Ferrari 458 - reportedly known as the Ferrari 458 M - has been spied ahead of a possible debut at the 2015 Geneva motor show in March. The new model is said to use a heavily modified 3.9-litre twin-turbocharged V8 engine, which has already been employed in the California T...


Lotus Elise S Cup R road car spied
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Lotus Elise S Cup R road car spied

CarAdvice’s spy photographers have captured a prototype of what is believed to be a road-going version of the Lotus Elise S Cup R. The test car, seen here undergoing high-speed testing around the Nurburgring in Germany, wears the aggressive aero kit of the hardcore British track car, but has a few key distinguishing features...


Joss JP1 : $600K Australian supercar to launch in 2015
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Joss JP1 : $600K Australian supercar to launch in 2015

Aspiring Australian supercar maker Joss has breathed new life into its dream of building a Ferrari-beater and exporting it to the world. The Melbourne-based automotive company is hoping to raise $480,000 through crowd-funding portal Kickstarter to build the first JP1 supercar by late-2015...


Mazda 2 MPS : Baby hot-hatch a chance later in model lifecycle, says sales boss
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Mazda 2 MPS : Baby hot-hatch a chance later in model lifecycle, says sales boss

A Mazda 2 MPS hot-hatch is under consideration and could emerge later in the third-generation city car’s lifecycle, according to the brand’s international sales boss. Mazda Motor Corporation global sales and marketing general manager Yasuhiro Aoyama told CarAdvice a sports variant of the all-new Mazda 2 could be introduced down the track to maintain interest in the model as it ages...


2015 Volkswagen Scirocco R confirmed for Australia
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2015 Volkswagen Scirocco R confirmed for Australia

The Volkswagen Scirocco R isn't dead in Australia, after all. Earlier this year Volkswagen Australia confirmed it was reassessing the need for the Scirocco R sports hatch as part of its line-up, particularly given the brand had models such as the Polo GTI, Golf GTI and GTI Performance and Golf R as part of its range...


2015 Ford Mustang spotted in right-hand-drive guise for the first time
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2015 Ford Mustang spotted in right-hand-drive guise for the first time

This could be the first ever Ford Mustang built in right-hand-drive from the factory floor. The image - posted by SVT Performance, courtesy of Ford Motor Company - shows an apparent 2015 Ford Mustang Convertible prototype. Never before has the blue oval brand sent a right-hand-drive Mustang from the line at its production plant, though many conversion companies have made money switching the US muscle car's left-twirler to suit markets such as Australia...


Tesla Roadster to offer more than 640 kilometres of range - report
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Tesla Roadster to offer more than 640 kilometres of range - report

An updated version of the Tesla Roadster will see the introduction of a new battery pack that will see its range be extended to 400 miles (643 kilometres). The existing, pure electric Tesla Roadster had an EV range of 245 miles (394km) when it launched in 2008, which is still better than many of its contemporaries...


BMW 420i Convertible added to local ranks as new entry model
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BMW 420i Convertible added to local ranks as new entry model

The BMW 4 Series Convertible line-up is set to gain a new entry-level model. The new BMW 420i Convertible will start proceedings for the drop-top mid-sizer, with pricing pegged at $87,000 plus on-road costs. That's $2300 less than the 420d version that currently kicks off the 4 Series Convertible range...


Jaguar unveils first Lightweight E-Type in 50 years
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Jaguar unveils first Lightweight E-Type in 50 years

Jaguar Land Rover Special Operations has unveiled the first of six 'new' hand-built Lightweight E-Type racers, completing a planned production run started over 50 years ago. Originally intended to be built and raced in 1963 as part of an 18-car 'Special GT E-Type' project, the newly-created Lightweight E-Types mark the first recreations to come out of Jaguar Heritage’s new Browns Lane facility – a plant that will now also look after warrantied servicing and restoration of classic Jaguars...


FPV GT F: Ford auctioning final GTs for breast cancer research
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FPV GT F: Ford auctioning final GTs for breast cancer research

Ford Australia will auction two FPV GT F sedans later this month to raise funds for the National Breast Cancer Foundation. Up for grabs will be build number 001 – the first GT F produced – and build number 500...


2015 Polaris Slingshot: extreme two-seat trike eyeing Australia
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2015 Polaris Slingshot: extreme two-seat trike eyeing Australia

The slightly mental three-wheeled Polaris Slingshot may make its way to Australia despite anticipated issues around its official classification. Newly released as part of the US company's 60th anniversary celebrations, the two-seat Polaris Slingshot teams a 129kW/225Nm 2...


2015 Range Rover Sport SVR revealed
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2015 Range Rover Sport SVR revealed

The all-new Range Rover Sport SVR has been revealed, with the sporty high-rider becoming the quickest and most powerful model ever for the Land Rover brand. It's the first model from Jaguar Land Rover's newly developed Special Vehicle Operations division, which has been established to take on the likes of BMW’s M Division and Mercedes-Benz performance arm AMG...


Aston Martin debating name of DB9 successor - report
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Aston Martin debating name of DB9 successor - report

Aston Martin is yet to decide what it will call the successor to the DB9 when it is released in 2016. Aston Martin design director Marek Reichman told Autocar the name of the next-generation sports car was the subject of hot debate among the company’s executives. “It’ll definitely be a DB, but what number will follow that is yet to be decided,” Reichman revealed...


2015 Mazda MX-5 spied on the road in Japan
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2015 Mazda MX-5 spied on the road in Japan

The all-new 2015 Mazda MX-5 has been spotted on the road in Japan. Images of the 2015 MX-5 - which is due to be revealed on September 3/4 in three separate locations around the world - were uploaded to Imgur over the weekend by user meshcount. The images appear to show the car in its production body, with little or no body-disguising cladding fitted to the car...


Porsche sports cars added to Australian Hertz rental car range
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Porsche sports cars added to Australian Hertz rental car range

Getting behind the wheel of a Porsche Boxster or Porsche Cayman is now significantly more achievable with the sports car twins joining Hertz Australia’s rental car ranks. Retailing for $107,790 and $111,590 respectively, the soft-top Porsche Boxster and hardtop Cayman can now be rented locally through Hertz as part of its Adrenaline Collection from $564...


2014 Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid Review
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2014 Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid Review

The plug-in hybrid Porsche Panamera pushes the boundaries for the German sports car brand.

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