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Mercedes-AMG GT: Hardcore, possible Black Series prototype spied testing

An aggressive looking Mercedes-AMG GT prototype has been spotted testing at the Nurburgring, hinting at a possible Black Series edition of the sports coupe. This supports comments made by Mercedes-Benz at the Detroit Motor show in January this year, that the new AMG-GT range will spawn multiple models...

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Skoda Octavia RS 230 confirmed for Australia in 2016
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Skoda Octavia RS 230 confirmed for Australia in 2016

The Skoda Octavia RS 230 will take the Czech brand to new heights in Australia when it reaches our shores next year. Skoda Australia director Michael Irmer this week confirmed the fastest ever Octavia, the flagship RS 230 that debuted at the Geneva motor show earlier this month, is locked in for our market for 2016...


Skoda Octavia RS production doubled to cut nine-month local lead times
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Skoda Octavia RS production doubled to cut nine-month local lead times

Production of the Skoda Octavia RS has been doubled to meet unexpectedly high demand for the performance model and to help ease local lead times that have blown out to nine months. Skoda Australia director Michael Irmer confirmed Octavia RS production at the car’s Mlada Boleslav plant in the Czech Republic has been boosted from 350 to 700 vehicles per week to attempt to satisfy global hunger for the sporty mid-sized sedan and wagon models...


Lotus Exige S Club Racer:: road racer sheds 15kg but can't better performance claims
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Lotus Exige S Club Racer: road racer sheds 15kg but can't better performance claims

The already lightweight Lotus Exige S has shed kilos and gained unique equipment with the arrival of the new Lotus Exige S Club Racer. Based on the already spritely Exige S coupe (pictured below), the Lotus Exige S Club Racer teams a 257.5kW/400Nm supercharged 3.5-litre V6 engine with a six-speed manual transmission...


Lotus Elise:: 20th Anniversary special edition celebrates long-standing sports car icon
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Lotus Elise: 20th Anniversary special edition celebrates long-standing sports car icon

The Lotus Elise 20th Anniversary special edition has been revealed, celebrating two decades since the British sports car made its debut at the 1995 Frankfurt motor show. Based on the Lotus Elise S Club Racer, the 20th Anniversary special edition is powered by a 1.8-litre supercharged four-cylinder engine developing 162kW and 250Nm...


Abarth 695 Biposto Review : Balocco track test
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Abarth 695 Biposto Review : Balocco track test

http://www.caradvice.com.au/342880/?yt_desc - Read the article here. Few vehicles could be more frivolous, even if you have the requisite deep pockets, than either the Abarth 695 Maserati Edition or Abarth 695 Ferrari Tributo. But we’ve just tested one of them – the 2015 Abarth 695 Biposto. We’ve driven both the Abarth special editions extensively, as well as the more mundane Abarth 595...


2016 Chevrolet Camaro to be revealed in May
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2016 Chevrolet Camaro to be revealed in May

The sixth-generation Chevrolet Camaro will be revealed in two months’ time, breaking cover at a day-long celebration of the iconic American muscle car in Detroit on May 16. Chevrolet overnight released a video teasing the new Camaro’s rorty engine note along with a new silver badge with the red, white and blue of the American flag...


Mini John Cooper Works Cabrio : Red hot drop-top spied in the snow
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Mini John Cooper Works Cabrio : Red hot drop-top spied in the snow

CarAdvice’s spy photographers have snapped a red-hot Mini JCW Cabrio prototype testing in the snow in Germany. The spy images show the John Cooper Works Cabrio test car with only light camouflage on its bonnet and the top of its windscreen, while the squiggly black and yellow plastic wrap does a slightly better job of disguising its rear quarter panels, tail-lights and tailgate...


Renault Megane RS275 Trophy-R laps Albert Park F1 circuit in 2min23sec
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Renault Megane RS275 Trophy-R laps Albert Park F1 circuit in 2min23sec

The multi-circuit record holding Renault Megane RS275 Trophy-R has lapped Melbourne’s Albert Park Formula One circuit in 2:23.64 to become the first car of its kind to set a lap record of the Grand Prix track. Hustling the track-focused street-legal two-seat Renault Megane RS275 Trophy-R around the 5...


2015 Mazda MX-5 available for virtual 'test drives' ahead of official sales start
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2015 Mazda MX-5 available for virtual 'test drives' ahead of official sales start

Keen to drive the all-new fourth-generation Mazda MX-5 but can't wait for its official on-sale date? Fear not, Microsoft and Forza have the solution. From March 17 – one month before North American public sales begin – the 2015 ND Mazda MX-5 will be available to drive in the video game world of Forza Horizon 2 via a free downloadable pack...


Aston Martin to stick with manuals and V12s, says CEO
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Aston Martin to stick with manuals and V12s, says CEO

New Aston Martin CEO Andy Palmer says the British sports car brand won’t follow the trend of ditching manual transmissions in its future models. “I would love to be the last car manufacturer providing stick shifts in the US,” Palmer told US publication Car and Driver. “That’s my hope, we will keep the faith...


BMW Z4 : Chief engineer hopeful of successor before 2020
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BMW Z4 : Chief engineer hopeful of successor before 2020

BMW’s chief engineer is hopeful of launching a successor to the BMW Z4 before 2020 despite global demand for two-seat sports cars declining. Asked at last week’s Geneva motor show about the timing of the replacement of the almost-seven-year-old, second-generation Z4, BMW development boss Klaus Froehlich told Automotive News Europe he would “like to see a Z4 successor in this decade”...


2015 Toyota 86 : Extra tech for GT, better value across range
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2015 Toyota 86 : Extra tech for GT, better value across range

Base versions of the Toyota 86 now come standard with a touchscreen display and reverse-view camera, while the price of most variants in the line-up has been reduced following the introduction of Australia’s free trade agreement with Japan. The 86 GT gains the 6.1-inch touchscreen display and camera from the high-grade GTS...


Kia Pro cee'd GT Emergency Stop Signal
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Kia Pro cee'd GT Emergency Stop Signal

Stop suddenly? In many new cars like the Kia pro cee'd GT, the brake light will flash rapidly to give other drivers additional warning.


Renault Megane RS275 Trophy-R to set Albert Park F1 circuit production car lap record
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Renault Megane RS275 Trophy-R to set Albert Park F1 circuit production car lap record

The hardcore Renault Megane RS275 Trophy-R is set to become the fastest commercially available production vehicle to lap Melbourne's Albert Park Formula One circuit. The lightweight, two-seat Renault Megane RS275 Trophy-R will be let loose onto the full Australian Grand Prix circuit to set the first-ever production car lap record of the 5...


2015 Ford Mustang pricing and specifications: Fastback from $44,990, Convertible from $53,990
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2015 Ford Mustang pricing and specifications: Fastback from $44,990, Convertible from $53,990

Pricing for the all-new 2015 Ford Mustang Fastback and Convertible has been announced ahead of the car going on sale later in 2015. As predicted by CarAdvice in September 2014, the new Ford Mustang kicks off well below $50K, with two engine options available to choose. The entry-level model will be offered with a turbocharged 2...


Honda Civic Type R revealed in full
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Honda Civic Type R revealed in full

After what feels like years of leaks, teasers and spy shots, the all-new Honda Civic Type R has finally been unveiled in full ahead of its debut at this week's 2015 Geneva motor show. The turbocharged Honda Civic Type R hot hatch is said to be the most powerful and fastest front-drive model ever to be sold, with its 2...


Audi TT unleashed in Sydney

Audi TT unleashed in Sydney

A select group of lucky Sydney-siders were let loose in the all-new Audi TT at the recent launch held by Audi Centre Sydney. The third-generation sports car remains decidedly similar looking to the previous generations released in 1998 and 2005, though the rounded edges have been sharpened, giving it more aggressive lines...


2015 Audi TT Coupe scores four stars in Euro NCAP crash testing; Renault, Opel vans manage three
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2015 Audi TT Coupe scores four stars in Euro NCAP crash testing; Renault, Opel vans manage three

The 2015 Audi TT Coupe has managed a less-than-perfect four-star crash rating in the latest round of testing by the European New Car Assessment Programme, Euro NCAP. The third-generation Audi TT managed the four-star rating chiefly due to a "lack of latest advanced technologies such as autonomous emergency braking," a release from Euro NCAP claimed...


2015 Volkswagen Scirocco R Review
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2015 Volkswagen Scirocco R Review

The slinky Volkswagen Scirocco was spared from local discontinuation last year, so we spent a week with the upgraded model...

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