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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...

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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...


BMW 1 Series M Coupe tuning fail
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BMW 1 Series M Coupe tuning fail

There's tasteful ways to tune and modify cars and there's not-so tasteful ways, the latter of which has obviously been applied to this poor BMW 1 Series M Coupe which was recently found sitting in a car park, wearing a variety of embarrassing colours and trimmings...


2012 Range Rover Vesuvius Edition Sport 300 by Project Kahn
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2012 Range Rover Vesuvius Edition Sport 300 by Project Kahn

Project Kahn has developed a upgrade kit for the 2012 Range Rover Sport, called the Vesuvius Edition Sport 300. It features a two-tone colour scheme which spreads throughout the interior and exterior, and it also offers some performance enhancements. The two-tone colour scheme starts with the black and matt orange bonnet and roof design...


Ferrari FF Maximus tuning concept by DMC
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Ferrari FF Maximus tuning concept by DMC

German tuning house DMC has come up with a tuning kit for the brand new Ferrari FF four-wheel drive, four-seat supercar. Called the Maximus package, DMC hopes to bring more power and less weight to the shooting brake model. DMC wants to give the FF style a dose of aggressive revisions from front to back...


Video: Aznom Fiat 500 Motore Centrale R230
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Video: Aznom Fiat 500 Motore Centrale R230

Remember the Aznom Fiat 500 with the mid-mounted motor from a few week's back? If you've ever wondered what it'd be like to drive in an open carpark, a video has just surfaced on YouTube showcasing just the thing. Called the Aznom Fiat 500 Motore Centrale R230, it features a mid-mounted 1...


Mugen Honda Jazz considered: report
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Mugen Honda Jazz considered: report

According to a recent Autocar report in the UK, Honda tuning specialist Mugen Europe is thinking of making a sports version of the Honda Jazz. Mugen is the company responsible for the supercharged Mugen Honda CR-Z and has admitted some interest in tuning a Jazz. The Honda Jazz, perhaps the most humble of all Honda cars, with its user-friendly and very practical attitude, is just asking to be transformed into a hot hatch...


Saab 9-3 SRT10 MegaPower based on Dodge Viper
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Saab 9-3 SRT10 MegaPower based on Dodge Viper

Saab has been saved single-handedly by a die-hard fan, again. Well, not exactly, but an avid Saab enthusiast did save his rolled Dodge Viper by fitting a Saab 9-3 SportCombi body to it, and called it the Saab 9-3 SRT10 MegaPower. Almost the same thing... Based on a damaged Dodge Viper SRT10, the Swedish owner decided one way to secure his Saab's future was to equip it with some of the underpinnings and running gear from the V10 Viper...


Lamborghini Aventador LP760-2 by Oakley Design
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Lamborghini Aventador LP760-2 by Oakley Design

Lamborghini has only just launched its new flagship supercar and Oakley Design has already come up with a tuning package for it. Called the Lamborghini Aventdor LP760-2, the car receives various engine and cosmetic revisions. Avid readers will recognise the alteration of the '2' at the end of the Aventador headline, giving away a clue to the car's driveline change...