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Singer and Williams reveal 373kW 1990 Porsche 911

Singer Vehicle Design and Williams Advanced Engineering have unveiled the stunning result of their Dynamics and Lightweighting Study, in the form of a green 964-generation Porsche 911. By now, you're probably aware of what Singer does...

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Toyota C-HR R-Tuned eyeing Nurburgring record
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Toyota C-HR R-Tuned eyeing Nurburgring record

Toyota bucked the trend at SEMA this year. Rather than limiting itself a handful of very pretty, mildly tweaked versions of its core range, it took a base C-HR and turned it into a fire-breathing monster. The C-HR R-Tuned has a 447kW 2AZ-4FE engine shoehorned under the bonnet...


Kia rolls out a pair of Stingers for SEMA
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Kia rolls out a pair of Stingers for SEMA

Kia has fully unveiled the tuned trio of cars on its SEMA stand in Las Vegas this year. Along with a pair of reworked Stingers, one of which was previewed two weeks ago, the company will be exhibiting a hotted-up Cadenza. The first, and arguably most exciting, car on the Kia stand is the Stinger GT Wide Body...


Lexus prepares its fleet for SEMA
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Lexus prepares its fleet for SEMA

Lexus has unveiled its hotted-up cars ahead of the SEMA show in Las Vegas. Along with a trio of LC500 coupes, the Japanese manufacturer will show a worked-over take on its luxury flagship, the LS F Sport. The first car is actually going to be sold in the USA, in a departure from the usual pie-in-the-sky madness on show at SEMA...


Kia slams Stinger for SEMA
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Kia slams Stinger for SEMA

The 2018 Kia Stinger has only just landed, but the Korean manufacturer has already handed it over to West Coast Customs for a wide-body makeover. There’s only one image of the car at the moment, but the tweaked Stinger GT certainly shows some serious promise, with aggressively-flared arches and an angry-looking diffuser...


Hyundai Elantra BTR Edition revealed for SEMA
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Hyundai Elantra BTR Edition revealed for SEMA

Hyundai has wheeled out another hotted-up show car ahead of the SEMA show later this month - the BTR Edition Elantra Sport concept. Designed in conjunction with Blood Type Racing, the BTR Edition builds on the standard Elantra Sport – known as the SR Turbo in Australia – platform with some fairly serious performance upgrades...


Nismo Festival 2016: At the track and in the cold at Fuji Speedway

Nismo Festival 2016: At the track and in the cold at Fuji Speedway

The weekend's Nismo Festival 2016 was a rather special event, for several reasons. Not only was it the 19th running of the Japanese automotive extravaganza dedicated to Nissan's motorsport arm, but this year, it also coincided with the 50-year anniversary of its host location, Fuji International Speedway...


Ford previews Focus and Fiesta concepts for SEMA
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Ford previews Focus and Fiesta concepts for SEMA

Ford has released teaser images of six modified Focus and Fiesta concepts bound for the SEMA show in November. The six cars are heavily tweaked versions of the Fiesta ST, Focus ST and Focus RS hot hatches...


Ford Performance launches EcoBoost Mustang power pack - UPDATE
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Ford Performance launches EcoBoost Mustang power pack - UPDATE

Update - Damion Smy, product communications manager at Ford Australia, couldn't confirm the release of the performance upgrade locally, but didn't rule out its introduction in the future. See bottom of article for details. The four-cylinder Ford Mustang EcoBoost is now being offered in the US with a new power upgrade kit from in-house tuner, Ford Performance...


2016 Ford Fiesta ST Mountune MP215 Review
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2016 Ford Fiesta ST Mountune MP215 Review

More power – that's what the 2016 Ford Fiesta ST Mountune MP215 delivers. But is it usable?

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Another US pick-up converter launching in Australia, via the Philippines
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Another US pick-up converter launching in Australia, via the Philippines

Australia’s increasingly crowded market for oversized American pick-ups is about to get a little busier, with a new player receiving the coveted full volume government certification to import, convert and distribute. Shogun Conversions, which has a base in NSW but converts trucks in the Philippines, now has full volume certification for the Chevrolet Silverado 2500 and GMC Sierra 2500 and 3500...


Toyota 86 modifiers and customisers acknowledged, embraced by local division
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Toyota 86 modifiers and customisers acknowledged, embraced by local division

Since launching locally in mid-2012, more than 16,000 Toyota 86 models have been sold and, Toyota Australia admits, a large part of the sports cars' success has come through the model's association with the aftermarket world of modifiers and customisation...


2016 Ford Focus RS to get Mountune upgrades, Australian potential unclear
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2016 Ford Focus RS to get Mountune upgrades, Australian potential unclear

British tuning firm Mountune has revealed details of a performance package designed for the upcoming 2016 Ford Focus RS. The company announced this week the first group of upgrades to be included in the eventual performance package that will make the hot hatch even hotter...


Volkswagen Amarok V8 Passion Desert: Euro tuners go to town on German ute
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Volkswagen Amarok V8 Passion Desert: Euro tuners go to town on German ute

One of the best things about the annual Geneva motor show that kicks off this week is the plethora of weird exotica from the finest European tuning houses on show. But it’s not all about bespoke supercars for Swiss scions...


2015 Volvo S60 and V60 Polestar Review
Rating: 810 /10
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2015 Volvo S60 and V60 Polestar Review

The Volvo S60 Polestar is back for a third time in Australia. This time though it has a wagon sibling, the V60 Polestar.


Sydney Motorsport Park Drift Festival coming in January
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Sydney Motorsport Park Drift Festival coming in January

Sydney Motorsport Park will be filled with smoke and the sound of screeching tyres when the track's redeveloped South Circuit hosts its inaugural drift meeting in January 2013. With 150 entries, including some of the country's best master sliders, as well as special guests, trade stands and music, the Sydney Motorsport Park Drift Festival will light up the circuit, formerly known as Eastern Creek Raceway, on January 26, 2013 for almost 12 hours...


Toyota 86 gets 600kW Speedhunters treatment
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Toyota 86 gets 600kW Speedhunters treatment

With the rear-wheel drive Toyota 86 being a decidedly brilliant platform for a drift car, the lads at enthusiast website Speedhunters decided nearly 600kW would also be a good idea. Speedhunters and suspension specialists KW have teamed up to create the Toyota 86X to compete in drift competitions in Norway and across Europe...


Toyota 86 gets twin-charged
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Toyota 86 gets twin-charged

To turbocharge or supercharge the Toyota 86? It's the puzzle facing enthusiasts around the world. Gazoo Racing's solution, the Sport FR Concept, takes a leaf out of the Old El Paso girl's book, answering: 'why not have both?' The Gazoo Sport FR Concept takes the Toyota 86’s standard 147kW/205Nm 2...


2012 BMW 1 Series tuned by AC Schnitzer
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2012 BMW 1 Series tuned by AC Schnitzer

Renowned BMW aftermarket specialist AC Schnitzer has revealed a new tuning kit for the 2012 BMW 1 Series. The company offers power upgrades for the 118d and 120d diesel models, as well as a range of exterior revisions. Starting with the polarising body styling of the new BMW 1 Series, AC Schnitzer has come up with a subtle bodykit which merely expands upon the natural design...


Land Rover Defender - utilitarian SUV made more luxurious by Vilner
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Land Rover Defender - utilitarian SUV made more luxurious by Vilner

Aftermarket off-road specialist Vilner has come up with a special upgrade kit for the current 2011 Land Rover Defender. The kit includes a significantly improved and more luxurious interior giving off a very up-market feel. The Vilner Land Rover Defender also gets a comprehensive in-car entertainment package and sound insulation...