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McLaren confirms meeting with Apple happened, went nowhere - report

The boss of McLaren has now confirmed previously dismissed report that the company did indeed have a meeting with technology giant Apple, though no bids or offers for a takeover were made...

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McLaren 570S Design Edition models revealed
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McLaren 570S Design Edition models revealed

Five McLaren 570S Design Editions have been announced this week, each featuring "expressions of perfect colour and trim harmony" specified by the company's designers. The first of this quintuplet to be revealed is the Design Edition 1 (pictured), which features Vermillion Red exterior paint with five-spoke alloy wheels in a diamond-cut finish, along with a 'Stealth' exhaust and red brake calipers...


Mercedes-AMG's $2million hypercar closing in on sold-out status - report
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Mercedes-AMG's $2million hypercar closing in on sold-out status - report

The upcoming Mercedes-AMG hypercar isn't scheduled for release until late in 2018, but that hasn't stopped cashed-up buyers placing orders for almost the entire production run, according to a new report. In a new article with industry journal Automotive News, Mercedes-AMG chairman, Tobias Moers, said the entire production run is almost sold out two years ahead of release...


NextEV NIO EP9 electric hypercar revealed as the fastest EV ever
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NextEV NIO EP9 electric hypercar revealed as the fastest EV ever

Chinese Formula E contender, NextEV, has launched its NIO electric car brand along with the EP9 - the fastest electric car in the world. Launched at an event in London, the NIO EP9 is powered by four electric motors producing a combined output of 1-MegaWatt (like the Koenigsegg One:1), or 1000kW (1360hp) and 1480Nm of torque from 0rpm...


CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for November 18, 2016
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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for November 18, 2016

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. This week, regular host Tegan Lawson is on assignment overseas. In her place, Trent Nikolic presents this week's video from the CarAdvice Garage, with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews...


Zero to boredom in less than three seconds: Where have all the scary cars gone?
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Zero to boredom in less than three seconds: Where have all the scary cars gone?

Often when people fondly reminisce about 'the good old days', the truth is, they were never really that great. But in this instance, they bloody well were. Fast cars. I mean, really fast cars. Properly fast cars. They used to be called supercars. And guess what? They were properly scary. I’m not quite old enough to be losing my mind just yet, but I’m certainly old enough to remember them...


2017 Aston Martin DB11 to make Australian debut at Classic Adelaide Rally
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2017 Aston Martin DB11 to make Australian debut at Classic Adelaide Rally

The 2017 Aston Martin DB11 will make its first public appearance in Australia at the Classic Adelaide Rally this weekend as part of the Adelaide Motorsport Festival. Before first customer deliveries of the new supercar commence at the end of this year, the public will get a chance to see the DB11 get put through its paces around the Adelaide Hills and get up close and personal with the British grand tourer when it goes on display...


McLaren F1 successor confirmed: Bespoke 'Hyper-GT' to feature three-seat layout
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McLaren F1 successor confirmed: Bespoke 'Hyper-GT' to feature three-seat layout

McLaren's bespoke vehicles division, McLaren Special Operations, has confirmed an upcoming project that could see the legendary F1 supercar of the 1990s revived with a modern twist. Touted as the world's first 'Hyper-GT', the special McLaren is codenamed 'BP23', which stands for 'Bespoke Project 2' and three seats...


Ferrari to sell only hybrids from 2019 - report
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Ferrari to sell only hybrids from 2019 - report

Ferrari's CEO, Sergio Marchionne, has come out saying hybrid technology is the supercar brand's next step to boosting sales volume, with all cars sold from 2019 to feature hybrid elements...


Audi S7 Sportback, BMW i8 to boost police profile
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Audi S7 Sportback, BMW i8 to boost police profile

If you dig your cars and you've always thought of joining the police force, now's the time, as a brand-new Audi S7 Sportback and BMW i8 have just been added to the New South Wales Police fleet. With Lake Illawarra Local Area Command taking care of the $180,716 Audi S7 Sportback, the $298,955 BMW i8 has been hand-delivered to Rose Bay Local Area Command...


World Time Attack Challenge 2016: Photo Gallery Special

World Time Attack Challenge 2016: Photo Gallery Special

This year's World Time Attack Challenge 2016 came and went in no time at all. Almost mimicking the nature of the racing, the two-day event was all action, then abruptly nothing. Time was spent ogling cars, watching on-track showcases, mingling with race teams, buying merchandise, and cheering the wild time attack cars as they race by...


2017 Audi R8 Spyder pricing and specs: "Lighter, stiffer and faster" droptop here next year
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2017 Audi R8 Spyder pricing and specs: "Lighter, stiffer and faster" droptop here next year

The Australian pricing for the 2017 Audi R8 Spyder has been revealed at the international launch of the new flagship roadster, eight months ahead of the car's local debut in mid-2017. The second-generation drop-top supercar, which its maker Audi Sport claims is "lighter, stiffer and faster" than the generation it replaces, made its debut at this year's New York motor show and hits European showrooms in November, priced from 179,000 euros (AU$256,000)...


2017 Honda NSX driven through food court
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2017 Honda NSX driven through food court

Read the full article here. If you’ve ever been to a casino in a major city, you’ll know that they like two things. First and foremost, it’s taking your money. Secondly, it’s displaying cars and high-end goods. Crown Casino in Melbourne is no exception, with Honda and Crown deciding that the all-new 2017 Honda NSX would look perfect sitting within the Atrium, inside Crown’s lobby area...


Mercedes-AMG hypercar confirmed: hybrid drivetrain, F1 technology to feature
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Mercedes-AMG hypercar confirmed: hybrid drivetrain, F1 technology to feature

The rumoured Mercedes-AMG hypercar has been confirmed today during the company’s press conference at the Paris motor show. Previewed by a sketch of its silhouette (a-la Aston Martin AM-RB001), the new hypercar will be an ‘AMG Performance Hybrid’ featuring drivetrain technology from the company’s Formula One car...


McLaren P1 hybrid hypercar loses lid and goes all electric… for the kids
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McLaren P1 hybrid hypercar loses lid and goes all electric… for the kids

The multi-million-dollar McLaren P1 hybrid hypercar has morphed into an all-electric, single-seat convertible in a bid to appeal to a wider market… those aged three to six. An exclusive offering for those who may not have the fullest of piggy banks, the ride-on McLaren P1 is officially limited to a specific group of potential customers, with the British brand saying “customers ideally should be between three and six years old to drive it – although young drivers beyond this age group might also fit”...


2016 Ferrari 488 Spider Review
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2016 Ferrari 488 Spider Review

Ferrari’s latest convertible, the 488 Spider hits Australian roads with supermodel proportions and superhuman abilities. James Ward gets behind the wheel.

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Saleen S7 LM: 1000hp limited-edition supercar celebrates motorsport success
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Saleen S7 LM: 1000hp limited-edition supercar celebrates motorsport success

US performance manufacturer Saleen has resurrected its S7 hypercar for a limited-run to celebrate the 20th anniversary of its racing successes in the 1990s. Called the Saleen S7 LM, just seven examples will be produced, one for each consecutive year the company won racing championships internationally from 1996 through to 2002...


Aston Martin DB11 Volante previewed ahead of 2018 launch
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Aston Martin DB11 Volante previewed ahead of 2018 launch

The 2018 Aston Martin DB11 Volante has been revealed, kind of, in new images of a “lightly disguised engineering car” released by the company. Scheduled to launch in “spring 2018”, the DB11 Volante prototype is an all-black convertible version of the recently-launched DB11 coupe. And, despite the fake panels on the rear quarter panels and bootlid, it looks almost production ready...


Audi R8 to borrow Panamera's turbo V6 for new entry model - report
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Audi R8 to borrow Panamera's turbo V6 for new entry model - report

It appears an entry-level Audi R8 model is still on the cards, with new reports out of Europe indicating the ‘base’ variant will be powered by a twin-turbo V6 from the recently-launched Porsche Panamera sedan. According to the UK’s Autocar, the new 324kW/550Nm 2.9-litre twin turbo V6 will serve as the replacement for the previous generation’s 316kW/430Nm 4...


Forza Horizon 3 for real on the Great Ocean Road
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Forza Horizon 3 for real on the Great Ocean Road

Read the full article here. CarAdvice joined the team from Xbox and Playground Games - the people behind one of this year's most anticipated video games, Forza Horizon 3 - to test out the game's graphics by driving Victoria's Great Ocean Road in a selection of super cars and muscle cars including two Aussie favourites.