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Bugatti Chiron successor to be electrified - report

The successor to the Bugatti Chiron - which is still almost a decade away - will use electrification to make one of the world's fastest cars even faster - according to a new report out of the UK...

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Audi Sport reveals R8, TT Performance Parts
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Audi Sport reveals R8, TT Performance Parts

Audi Sport has taken the wraps off a range of Performance Parts for the TT and R8 this week, offering numerous styling, aerodynamic and mechanical enhancements. Claimed to "take dynamic handling to a wholly new level", the Audi Sport Performance Parts for both models cover suspension, exhaust, exterior and interior products, all of which can be retrofitted to current R8 and TT models in Germany from "late summer 2017"...


Aston Martin Valkyrie design showcased, British hypercar "95 per cent of the way there"
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Aston Martin Valkyrie design showcased, British hypercar "95 per cent of the way there"

The upcoming Aston Martin Valkyrie hypercar has been revealed in near-production form this week, including a first look at the vehicle's cockpit and new details about the extensive weight-saving and aerodynamic systems...


Aston Martin Vulcan AMR Pro revealed
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Aston Martin Vulcan AMR Pro revealed

The Aston Martin Vulcan AMR Pro has been revealed for the Goodwood Festival of Speed this week, bringing a range of aerodynamic enhancements to the British marque's already-manic track-only supercar. Compared to the 'standard' Vulcan, the Aston Martin Racing (AMR) Pro version gets new louvred panels above the front wheel arches to reduce aerodynamic lift,  dive planes at each side of the nose and a new front splitter with turning vanes to improve steering response...


McLaren 720S: 280,000-plus piece 1:1 Lego project for Goodwood showgoers
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McLaren 720S: 280,000-plus piece 1:1 Lego project for Goodwood showgoers

That's right! Never mind the 161-piece Speed Champions series LEGO McLaren 720S announced in August - that's child's play. McLaren is bringing a 1:1 scale LEGO-fied version of its latest supercar to this week's 2017 Goodwood Festival of Speed, and it's comprised of more than 280,000 LEGO bricks...


Aston Martin DB11 gets twin-turbo V8 option, Australian pricing confirmed
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Aston Martin DB11 gets twin-turbo V8 option, Australian pricing confirmed

The 2017 Aston Martin DB11 may only have just been released, but the British marque has already added a second engine choice - a 4.0-litre twin-turbocharged V8. Just as the smaller Vantage is offered with both V8 and V12 engines, the DB11's two-pronged attack provides a more affordable entry point into the Grand Tourer's range, and is targeted at markets where car taxation policy is structured around engine capacity, like China...


Aston Martin Valkyrie to have 840kW and better than 1:1 power-to-weight ratio - report
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Aston Martin Valkyrie to have 840kW and better than 1:1 power-to-weight ratio - report

The upcoming Aston Martin Valkyrie, formerly known as the AM-RB 001, will produce 1130 horsepower (840kW) when it arrives in 2019, according to a new report out of the US. Road and Track cites "sources deeply familiar with the car", claiming the Valkyrie will have a total output of around  840kW from its Formula One-inspired hybrid drivetrain, with nearly 1000hp (745kW) alone coming from the 6...


Audi mulling new electric supercar - report
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Audi mulling new electric supercar - report

Audi's new development boss has hinted at an upcoming all-electric supercar, according to a new report out of the US this week. Speaking with Car and Driver at the recent Formula E race in Berlin, Peter Mertens - who previously was the head of research and development at Swedish marque, Volvo - dropped a few clues as to what the German company's plans are for its next generation of performance vehicles...


2018 Audi R8 Spyder V10 plus revealed
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2018 Audi R8 Spyder V10 plus revealed

The most high-performance drop-top Audi ever has been revealed, with the 2018 Audi R8 Spyder V10 plus claiming the title of the "fastest series-production convertible model from the brand with the four rings". How fast? Well, its high-revving 5.2-litre 449kW/560Nm mid-mounted V10 engine is capable of slinging the new-generation Audi R8 Spyder V10 plus from 0-100km/h in just 3...


2017 McLaren 570S Spider revealed: 3.2-second 0-100km/h for $435,750 drop-top McLaren
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2017 McLaren 570S Spider revealed: 3.2-second 0-100km/h for $435,750 drop-top McLaren

We knew it was coming, but here it is. The McLaren 570S Spider has been officially revealed, and it's no mere poser. Claimed to offer the same high-performance dynamic attributes and refinement of the 570S Coupe, but “with the added exhilaration of open-air driving”, the previously-confirmed 2017 McLaren 570S Spider combines the Coupe’s carbon-fibre MonoCell II chassis, with an electrically-operated two-piece hardtop...


Porsche 911 Turbo S Exclusive Series priced for Australia
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Porsche 911 Turbo S Exclusive Series priced for Australia

The Porsche 911 Turbo S has gone extra special, with the announcement this week of a new Exclusive Series variant. The limited-edition 911 Turbo S Exclusive Series enters above the 'regular' Turbo S, the top-shelf 911, which is itself priced at a big $461,900 before on-road costs...


Ferrari celebrates 70th anniversary at Maranello Museum
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Ferrari celebrates 70th anniversary at Maranello Museum

To celebrate Ferrari's 70th anniversary, the Ferrari Museum of Maranello has opened two new exhibitions, under the watchful eye of the company's president and CEO, Sergio Marchionne. With 344,000 visitors in 2016, space has been extended by 600 square metres, along with a new 300-square-metre event area...


World's greatest driving roads: Highway 89 A, Arizona, USA

World's greatest driving roads: Highway 89 A, Arizona, USA

I've just discovered that I love desert. No, not double-cream-topped, Belgian-choc-filled, Heston Blumenthal-frozen Masterchef-style dessert, but the sun-scorched, dusty, cactus-smattered, don't-go-wandering-off-or-you'll-die environment of America's Wild West. On my first-ever visit, I've become smitten by Arizona, and all of the (ahem) good, the bad and the ugliness it crams inside 300,000 square kilometres...


Elextra supercar revealed, EV claims 2.3-second sprint to 100
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Elextra supercar revealed, EV claims 2.3-second sprint to 100

Swiss electric start-up Elextra has revealed the first images of its upcoming electric supercar, and it's set to launch in Europe around 2019. Looking like a more accommodating, long-lost, electric twin to the Lamborghini Aventador, the Elextra features four doors, four seats, and a carbon-fibre tub construction...


CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for May 5, 2017
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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for May 5, 2017

Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk, a regular video wrap of the latest happenings in the automotive world and Australia's new-car market. Keeping you in the loop, Tegan Lawson presents a weekly video from the CarAdvice Garage, with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews...


Audi R8 Audi Sport Edition revealed in New York
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Audi R8 Audi Sport Edition revealed in New York

The Audi R8 Audi Sport Edition has been revealed for the New York motor show this week, bringing unique exterior and interior trim elements in the colours of the German company's performance division. Limited to just 200 units, the R8 Audi Sport features unique exterior styling enhancements such as red side mirrors and side blades, titanium black front spoiler, grille and rear diffuser insert, along with gloss black trapezoidal tailpipe trims...


McLaren 720S gets Lego-fied for little car enthusiasts
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McLaren 720S gets Lego-fied for little car enthusiasts

The 2017 McLaren 720S has become the latest addition to the LEGO Speed Champions range, joining the P1 hypercar in the toy company's range of model cars. Available to buy from June 1, the 3D-printed McLaren 720S model is accompanied by a car designer minifigure and design studio desk, along with a coffee cup and an original design sketch...


Swiss outfit Elextra claims 2.3-second run to 60mph for new supercar
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Swiss outfit Elextra claims 2.3-second run to 60mph for new supercar

Swiss company Elextra claims it has the world's fastest-accelerating car, reaching 60mph (97km/h) in less than 2.3 seconds. If true, this would see the Tesla Model S P100D's official time of 2.4 seconds knocked off top spot. Power for the new unnamed supercar will be to all four wheels, with an electric motor on each axle...


2017 Lamborghini Aventador S review
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2017 Lamborghini Aventador S review

The brutal Lamborghini Aventador has stepped up a notch to the subtly changed Aventador S. Under the skin though is more power, more tech and more agility. James hits the Phillip Island Circuit in the big V12 to see if the S makes all the difference.

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McLaren BP23: F1's spiritual successor teased again
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McLaren BP23: F1's spiritual successor teased again

McLaren has released a new teaser image of its upcoming 'Hyper-GT' car, which will be the F1's spiritual successor thanks to its three-seat layout. The new car is being developed under the codename BP23 by McLaren Special Operations, the bespoke division of McLaren Cars, which typically specialises in customising production vehicles to the tastes and whims of high value customers...