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2017 HSV GTSR W1 review: Phillip Island quick drive

Read the article here. Dave makes his Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit debut in the single, most powerful, locally-built production car ever created, the new 474kW/815Nm LS9-powered 2017 HSV GTSR W1...

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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for February 17, 2017
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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for February 17, 2017

Hi there and welcome to the CarAdvice News Desk, I’m Tegan Lawson with a look at what’s been making headlines this week. An inadvertent leak during a presentation has revealed juicy details of the upcoming performance hatch, the Hyundai i30 N. It appears details of the next-generation 2017 Subaru XV have been published in the Japanese press...


Racing Basics - Episode One: Steering
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Racing Basics - Episode One: Steering

Deep down, we’re all wannabe racing drivers. But how many of us actually know what we’re doing? And more importantly, how many of us know what we’re doing wrong? Well, CarAdvice is here to help. Welcome to Racing Basics. Racing Basics is presented by Hyundai: see the Elantra SR on hyundai.com.au...


CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for February 10, 2017
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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for February 10, 2017

Making headlines this week; it’s that time of the year again and the finalists for 2017 World Car of the Year (WCOTY) have been announced. Around $5 million worth of engines have been stolen from the Jaguar Land Rover plant in Solihull, England...


2017 Chevrolet Corvette C7 review
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2017 Chevrolet Corvette C7 review

Thanks to conversion costs, a right-hand-drive Corvette in Australia is far pricier than its left-hook counterpart in the US. Is it worth the spend? Alborz explores.


2018 Kia Stinger GT unveiled at 2017 Australian Open
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2018 Kia Stinger GT unveiled at 2017 Australian Open

The 2018 Kia Stinger GT, which wowed crowds at the recent 2017 Detroit motor show, has arrived in Melbourne to be displayed at the Australian Open Tennis tournament. Unveiled by tennis grand-slam champion Rafeal Nadal, the Stinger GT is on display for the duration of the 2017 Australian Open in Melbourne, which concludes on January 29 2017...


2017 Mazda MX-5 RF review
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2017 Mazda MX-5 RF review

With the launch of the RF, Mazda has given buyers a stylish alternative to the soft top MX-5. As you'd expect, though, the characters of the two vehicles are very similar.


Dodge Challenger and GMC Sierra: ADR compliance testing
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Dodge Challenger and GMC Sierra: ADR compliance testing

Read the full article here. There’s no mistaking either the 2016 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat or 2015 GMC Sierra 3500 Denali HD on the road. Despite their rarity in Australia, American muscle cars and pick-up trucks are legendary and when they are spotted, they turn heads and put smiles on faces. There’s just something about them...


2017 Land Rover Discovery Sport review
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2017 Land Rover Discovery Sport review

Read the full review here. If your wish list is pointing you towards a compact SUV with a prestige European badge, you may as well narrow your shortlist down to just one choice – the Land Rover Discovery Sport. Just one? Well, yes – if you also want the added practicality of seven seats in the one tidy, luxury package...


2016 Toyota HiLux Workmate review
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2016 Toyota HiLux Workmate review

Over the past few years, we have seen the humble work ute transform into a high-tech, high-priced leisure machine. But not everyone needs all the bells and whistles, and in the case of the 2016 Toyota HiLux Workmate, stripping away all the options, accessories and luxury appointments leaves you with what is arguably a better example of the breed...


2017 Volkswagen Amarok V6 review
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2017 Volkswagen Amarok V6 review

Read the full review here. When it arrived in 2011, the Volkswagen Amarok redefined what was capable for a double-cab ute. A car-like cabin, and car-like ride made the VW pickup feel different to the trucks we were used to. It felt, well… car-like. But time moved on, and competitors caught up to the Amarok...


2017 Volvo XC90 Excellence review
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2017 Volvo XC90 Excellence review

The 2017 Volvo XC90 Excellence is the most expensive and exclusive Volvo ever made – but is the best XC90 actually the best XC90? James takes a look at the 4-seat, 300kW, hybrid limo.  ...


2017 Audi Q5 Review
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2017 Audi Q5 Review

To call the Audi Q5 a critically important vehicle for the brand in Australia is something of a gigantic understatement - it is now the single most popular body style in Australia. As such, the new 2017 Audi Q5 needs to be a solid step forward from the already incredibly popular SUV to keep the vehicle front of mind for buyers in the medium SUV segment...


2017 Lexus LC500 review
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2017 Lexus LC500 review

Read the full article here. While it might look like the 2012 LF-LC concept car, this is the production version, the Lexus LC 500 coupe, and it goes as good as it looks. Buyers can choose between a high-revving 5.0-litre V8 or a new-generation hybrid that marries 3.5-litre V6 petrol engine; electric motor and lithium-ion battery pack - to a four-speed automatic gearbox mounted behind the hybrid transmission...


Abarth 124 Spider v Mazda MX-5 comparison
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Abarth 124 Spider v Mazda MX-5 comparison

Read the full article here. The fact that both the Mazda MX-5 and the Abarth 124 Spider sports cars exist, side-by-side, is a good thing. In fact, they need each other to survive. You've heard it before: the issue with making a sports car is scale. There is a great deal of development cost involved in getting a vision to production and then, because no one really needs sports cars, the return is generally not all that great...


Meet Grant Denyer: Triumphant on television, track and tarmac
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Meet Grant Denyer: Triumphant on television, track and tarmac

Read the full article here. For well over a decade, Grant Denyer has juggled two successful careers. His 'day job' as a renowned and successful television presenter has dovetailed neatly, for the most part, with his true passion of being a race car driver...


Helicopter versus Rally car: MD 520N v Hyundai i20 WRC
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Helicopter versus Rally car: MD 520N v Hyundai i20 WRC

Read the full article here. With WRC Rally Australia done and dusted for another year, most of the teams are packed up and headed home, except for the team from Hyundai Motorsport, who have got one thing left to do: a race...


CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for December 2, 2016
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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for December 2, 2016

Hi there, Tegan Lawson with you at the CarAdvice News Desk, this week we’re on location at Sydney Motorsport Park for MotorWorld Sydney. Here’s what’s making news this week. The Takata airbag global scandal continues with Subaru forced to recall more than 34,000 vehicles. The model-year 2008 and 2009 Impreza and the model-year 2009 Forester have been affected...


Tow ball mass explained with the Ford Ranger XLT
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Tow ball mass explained with the Ford Ranger XLT

Tow ratings have become pretty serious marketing fodder among SUV and pickup manufacturers. But while the maximum rating is good to know, there is another value that might just be more important... Tow Ball Mass. James explains.