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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...

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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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Toyota FT-1 Vision GT concept hints at next-generation Supra
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Toyota FT-1 Vision GT concept hints at next-generation Supra

A new-generation Toyota Supra appears to be a virtual step closer, with the Japanese brand furthering its sports car intentions with the racy new Toyota FT-1 Vision GT concept. The new virtual racing car - which is soon to be available in Sony PlayStation 3's popular Gran Turismo 6 franchise - joins the FT-1 Concept that can already by virtually driven by gamers...


Bugatti readying 1100kW, 460km/h Veyron successor - report
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Bugatti readying 1100kW, 460km/h Veyron successor - report

The successor to the Bugatti Veyron will produce about 1100kW of power and target a 460km/h top speed, according to the latest reports. British publication Autocar claims Bugatti’s new-generation supercar is being put through a conceptual engineering program ahead of its planned unveiling in 2016 and the first customer deliveries the following year...


Subaru WRX STI Special - Teaser
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Subaru WRX STI Special - Teaser

David Zalstein gets behind the wheel of Subaru’s latest four-wheel-drive rally car for the road and sees if it stacks up to a special ancestor.


Toyota Supra: all-paw hybrid powetrain tipped for next-gen sports car
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Toyota Supra: all-paw hybrid powetrain tipped for next-gen sports car

The next-generation Toyota Supra is tipped to combine a BMW platform with an all-wheel-drive hybrid powertrain and the Japanese car maker’s first dual-clutch transmission, according to the latest reports. UK publication Auto Express reports the reimagined Toyota Supra sports car will share much in common with the next-generation BMW Z4, including the use of technologies signed into in July 2012 as part of a memorandum of understanding...


Hennessey Venom F5 targets 467km/h record
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Hennessey Venom F5 targets 467km/h record

The new Hennessey Venom F5 has set its sights on becoming the world’s fastest production car, targeting a Bugatti-beating top speed of 467km/h (290mph). The Texas-based supercar specialist has released these three renderings of its successor to the ballistic Venom GT, which itself reached 435km/h in February in an unofficial run...


2015 Mazda MX-5 to start below $40,000
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2015 Mazda MX-5 to start below $40,000

The 2015 Mazda MX-5 is almost certain to start below $40,000 when it arrives in Australia next year. Mazda Australia managing director Martin Benders told CarAdvice that there were ways the all-new sports convertible could drop to a new price point that would help the brand target younger buyers in the vein of the budget-friendly Toyota 86...


Mazda RX-7 expected in 2017
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Mazda RX-7 expected in 2017

An all-new, rotary-powered Mazda RX-7 appears a step closer to being reincarnated. Mazda Australia managing director Martin Benders said there’s currently a lot of internal chatter surrounding a new-generation rotary-powered RX-7. “I’m just saying, my personal opinion is I’m hearing more noise. That’s all I can tell you,” he said...