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2014 Ford Falcon XR8, XR6 revealed : V8-powered sedan and ute on sale come fourth quarter

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2014 Ford Falcon XR8, XR6 revealed : V8-powered sedan and ute on sale come fourth quarter

The new-look 2014 Ford Falcon XR8 and XR6 performance twins have been revealed ahead of their 2014 on-sale date later this year. Claimed by Ford to be "the best Falcon ever", the new Ford Falcon XR8 is said to have been designed to blend the iconic high-performance sedan's past with Ford’s new global design DNA into a refreshed premium look...

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2014 Renault Megane GT 220 Review
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2014 Renault Megane GT 220 Review

There's a new hot hatch from Renault, and it's one that brings some serious cred with it.


Audi R8 LMX priced at $440,000 for December arrival
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Audi R8 LMX priced at $440,000 for December arrival

It will (briefly) be the fastest and most expensive Audi ever sold in Australia, with only three of the 99 Audi R8 LMX models built coming to our shores priced at $440,000. A last hurrah for the seven-year-old supercar set to be replaced by an entirely new-generation model next year, the headline act for the Audi R8 LMX – which stands for Le Mans exclusive edition – is its laser headlights, which illuminate the road twice as far as regular LED headlights and are a first for a production car in Australia...


Toyota 86: Revised suspension, enhanced interior for updated sports car
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Toyota 86: Revised suspension, enhanced interior for updated sports car

The 2015 Toyota 86 has gone on sale in Australia complete with suspension tweaks, interior enhancements and a small price increase for the flagship GTS variant. Announced globally in April, Toyota’s upgraded two-seat rear-wheel-drive 86 sports car features a revised suspension set-up that claims to deliver “better handling response and steering feel while also enhancing ride quality”...


Smart Fortwo Brabus: New pocket-rocket spied
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Smart Fortwo Brabus: New pocket-rocket spied

A prototype of the new Smart Fortwo Brabus has been spied testing on public roads in Europe. The camouflaged pocket-rocket, captured by CarAdvice’s spy photographers, appears less than a week after Daimler’s city-car division officially unveiled its pint-sized third-generation Fortwo and larger second-gen Forfour...


2014 Ford Falcon XR8 teased in new video
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2014 Ford Falcon XR8 teased in new video

The 2014 Ford Falcon XR8 has been teased yet again, this time via an official video released by the local manufacturer. Coming just four days after the new performance Ford Falcon had its 'XR8' badge teased, the clip highlights the facelifted car's bonnet scoop, grille, tail-lights, XR-stamped headlights and various badges...


Chevrolet SS confirmed to gain manual option, magnetic ride suspension and new colours
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Chevrolet SS confirmed to gain manual option, magnetic ride suspension and new colours

The Australian-made Holden Commodore model that is exported to the US as the Chevrolet SS is about to get a number of new options. Sections of a fleet order sheet published on US site Jalopnik confirms CarAdvice's previous report that the Chevrolet SS will gain a manual transmission option, as well as HSV's magnetic ride control system...


Lexus LF-LC: production flagship coupe set for 2016
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Lexus LF-LC: production flagship coupe set for 2016

A production version of the Lexus LF-LC concept will be released in 2016 to create a new flagship model for the Japanese luxury brand. Production of the 2012 show car was approved in 2013 but Lexus Europe had not confirmed until this week the year the 2+2 luxury sports coupe would go on sale...


2016 Chevrolet Camaro spied for the first time
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2016 Chevrolet Camaro spied for the first time

The 2016 Chevrolet Camaro has been spied for the first time, giving us our first look at the sixth-generation ‘pony car’ that will go head-to-head with the new Ford Mustang. The next-gen Camaro – codenamed ‘A1BC’ – will be new from the ground up, trading its ageing, Australian-engineered Zeta architecture underpinnings for a version of the newer, lighter Alpha rear-wheel-drive chassis shared with the Cadillac ATS and CTS models...


2015 Ford Mustang performance data revealed
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2015 Ford Mustang performance data revealed

The new Ford Mustang GT will produce 324kW of power and 542Nm of torque from its 5.0-litre V8 when it arrives in Australia in 2015. Ford overnight announced final performance data of the three initial Mustang variants that will enter production in the US later this year...


Aston Martin V12 Vantage S Roadster : British brand's fastest ever drop-top revealed
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Aston Martin V12 Vantage S Roadster : British brand's fastest ever drop-top revealed

The Aston Martin V12 Vantage S Roadster will become the brand's fastest, and fastest-accelerating, series production roadster to date when it launches globally later this year. Powered by the same naturally aspirated V12 engine found in the V12 Vantage S Coupe revealed last year, Aston Martin claims the V12 Vantage S Roadster will also be its most powerful convertible...


Nissan IDx sports car production under a cloud - report
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Nissan IDx sports car production under a cloud - report

A top US executive has cast doubt over the production prospects of the Nissan IDx, despite the compact sports car getting the green light from another official just six months ago. Nissan displayed two retro-inspired rear-wheel-drive IDx concepts at November’s Tokyo motor show – the lifestyle-focused Freeflow (below) and the high-performance Nismo (above)...


2015 Audi A7 Sportback 3.0 TDI Competition revealed
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2015 Audi A7 Sportback 3.0 TDI Competition revealed

The Audi A7 Sportback has a new high-performance diesel flagship model. The new Audi A7 Sportback 3.0 TDI Competition has been revealed as a means of celebrating 25 years of diesel power for the German brand. The new model will sit atop the diesel ranks of the recently revealed mid-life update A7 range. Audi's new powered-up range-topping oil-burner features a 3...


2015 Audi R8 plug-in hybrid ruled out
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2015 Audi R8 plug-in hybrid ruled out

The new-generation 2015 Audi R8 will not be offered with a plug-in hybrid drivetrain, but will instead be built to order as a performance electric vehicle as an alternative to the petrol versions. The new Audi R8, which is widely tipped to go on sale in 2015 following its expected debut at the 2014 Paris auto show in October, was rumoured to possibly receive a high-tech plug-in hybrid drivetrain...


Audi TT model line expansion imminent
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Audi TT model line expansion imminent

The Audi TT model range appears set to expand beyond a sports coupe and convertible. Audi has already hinted at potential new spin-off models based on the TT and its flexible Volkswagen Group MQB underpinnings which enable the brand to carry over the vast majority of crucial parts between different models and offer more body styles as a result...


Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution dead : Brand confirms the end of its high-performance sedan
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Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution dead : Brand confirms the end of its high-performance sedan

The Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X will be the final high-performance sedan from the Japanese brand. A statement surrounding the death of the Lancer Evolution X sedan came as Mitsubishi announced a final update for US-specification models "Mitsubishi Motors does not have any plans to design a successor with the current concept such as a high-performance four-wheel-drive gasoline-powered sedan," a statement from the brand read...


2015 Audi R8 may debut wireless charging
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2015 Audi R8 may debut wireless charging

The next-generation electrified Audi R8 could be the first car for the brand to be offered with inductive wireless charging. The German luxury brand confirmed to CarAdvice that it is looking to offer wireless inductive charging for future models with electric or part-electric drivetrains at the launch of the new petrol-electric Audi A3 e-tron...


Exagon Motors showcases 600kW Furtive-eGT electric sports car
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Exagon Motors showcases 600kW Furtive-eGT electric sports car

The Exagon Motors Furtive-eGT pure-electric sports car has claimed power and performance figures to humble the world’s hottest supercars. The Furtive-eGT features bespoke running gear developed in-house in collaboration with SAFT, which provided the lithium-ion batteries, Michelin, responsible for the axles and tyres, and Siemens, which produced the car’s purpose-built electric motors...


Volvo V40 Polestar may get unlikely lifeline from XC90 plug-in - report
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Volvo V40 Polestar may get unlikely lifeline from XC90 plug-in - report

The all-new Volvo XC90 plug-in hybrid may give an unlikely lifeline to the stillborn Volvo V40 Polestar hot-hatch project. UK publication AutoExpress reports the V40 Polestar could use the new turbocharged and supercharged 2.0-litre four-cylinder petrol engine from the 2015 XC90’s T8 ‘Twin Engine’ powertrain...


Subaru BRZ no one-generation wonder, says FHI boss
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Subaru BRZ no one-generation wonder, says FHI boss

The Subaru BRZ will not just be a one-generation wonder, insists the boss of the Japanese car maker’s parent company. Fuji Heavy Industries president Yasuyuki Yoshinaga told Automotive News the brand would again collaborate with Toyota on a successor to its current rear-wheel-drive, two-door sports car, which is twinned with the Toyota 86...