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Car colour trends for 2016/17: Brown blooming, red hot, navy the new black

2016 has wrapped up and it's time to look back on the kaleidoscope of cars that have rolled through the CarAdvice garage. MY17 models have been flooding in already, offering up fun new colours and finishes. Let's take a look...

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2017 Nissan GT-R review
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2017 Nissan GT-R review

Almost a decade on since the world first welcomed the standalone Nissan GT-R, the 2017 model promises a rejuvenation program – but does it deliver?


Mercedes-AMG GT R joins elite club with hot Nurburgring lap - video
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Mercedes-AMG GT R joins elite club with hot Nurburgring lap - video

The hardcore Mercedes-AMG GT R has joined the supercar elite this week, lapping the famed Nurburgring Nordschleife circuit in 7 minutes and 10 seconds. In a video released by Sport Auto, the bright green GT R is seen flinging through the challenging race track, driven by Christian Gebhardt...


CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for October 7, 2016
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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for October 7, 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. 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...


Nissan GT-R Nismo: Australian launch confirmed, priced at $299,000
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Nissan GT-R Nismo: Australian launch confirmed, priced at $299,000

The vicious Nissan GT-R Nismo supercar will hit Australian showrooms in February 2017, the company’s local arm has confirmed. The amped-up 2017 Godzilla flagship will hit showrooms priced at $299,000 plus on-road costs, $72,000 more than the GT-R Track Edition and $110,000 more than the ‘regular’ MY17 GT-R Premium...


2017 Nissan GT-R Review
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2017 Nissan GT-R Review

Despite looking very much the same, the 2017 GT-R receives the most changes in the model's ten-year history. Nissan wants the GT-R to be a more premium offering.


2017 Nissan GT-R pricing and specs: Godzilla gets more power, styling tweaks
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2017 Nissan GT-R pricing and specs: Godzilla gets more power, styling tweaks

The facelifted 2017 Nissan GT-R launches in Australia with pricing that has crept up by around 10 per cent across the board, but with a more premium interior and subtle exterior enhancements. Three models will be available from launch comprising the Premium Edition, which starts from $189,000 plus on-road costs, the Premium Edition with Luxury Trim, which starts from $195,000 plus on-road costs and lastly the Track Edition Engineered by Nismo, which starts from $227,000 plus on road costs...


2016 Mercedes-AMG GT R teased - video
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2016 Mercedes-AMG GT R teased - video

A new teaser video has surfaced offering a first look at the hotly anticipated Mercedes-AMG GT R. Touted by the brand as the “next level of performance”, the Mercedes-AMG GT R is scheduled to debut on June 24 at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in the UK...


CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for June 3
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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for June 3

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...


2017 Nissan GT-R Review
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2017 Nissan GT-R Review

Can added power, revised exterior styling and renewed interior design maintain the brightness around Nissan's mighty GT-R halo car?


2017 Nissan GT-R Nismo unveiled
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2017 Nissan GT-R Nismo unveiled

The revised Nissan GT-R Nismo has been unveiled sporting an updated front-end, new interior, and tweaks to the suspension. On outside, the 2017 GT-R Nismo adopts many of the changes made to its less powerful siblings. Up front, the Nismo now has a version of the V-motion grille that's present on the rest of the Nissan range...


2017 Nissan GT-R launches in UK ahead of September debut for Australia
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2017 Nissan GT-R launches in UK ahead of September debut for Australia

Nissan is again trumpeting the recent unveiling of the 2017 Nissan GT-R, as part of its launch this week in the United Kingdom and ahead of an Australian debut set for September. The once-again facelifted and upgraded GT-R was first unveiled back in March at the New York motor show, revealing a number of exterior and interior enhancements, along with the requisite increase in power...


Nissan GT-R Nismo breaks drifting world record
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Nissan GT-R Nismo breaks drifting world record

Nissan Middle East has set a new Guinness World Record for the world’s fastest drift at an event in the United Arab Emirates. Behind the wheel of a heavily-modified Nissan GT-R Nismo, Japanese drifter, Masato Kawabata sent the GT-R into a drift at an incredible 304.96km/h...


Nissan GT-R and Skyline GT-R: Six generations on display in New York
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Nissan GT-R and Skyline GT-R: Six generations on display in New York

To celebrate the launch of an updated Nissan GT-R at the 2016 New York auto show, the company dedicated its stage in the Big Apple to its one true supercar, with one model from every generation on display. 1969 C10 Nissan Skyline 2000GT-R The original GT-R branded Skyline sports car, the 2000GT-R featured bolt-on rear-wheel arch flares, and aggressive spoilers at the front and rear...


2017 Nissan GT-R revealed in New York, Australian launch due September
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2017 Nissan GT-R revealed in New York, Australian launch due September

The Nissan GT-R has been heavily revised for the 2017 model year, with the new car unveiled at this week's 2016 New York International motor show. Extensive exterior updates, a new interior and a 15kW power increase headline the most significant update since the car was launched in 2007, with Australia now due to receive the Premium Edition and Nismo-tuned Track Edition from September 2016...


2017 Nissan GT-R update teased ahead of New York reveal
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2017 Nissan GT-R update teased ahead of New York reveal

An updated, or possibly a limited-edition version, of the Nissan GT-R has been teased ahead of the New York motor show, which starts next week. Overnight, the company released an animated image of the GT-R's rear being gradually illuminated by the car's signature afterburner tail-lights. Aside from the teaser image (above), Nissan hasn't provided any further details about its Big Apple débutante...


No new Nissan GT-R before 2020, Z-Car will live on
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No new Nissan GT-R before 2020, Z-Car will live on

There will be no new GT-R before 2020 and the rumoured death of the Z-car won’t take place under the watch of Chief Product Specialist and Nismo boss Hiroshi Tamura. That’s the message from the 2015 Nismo Festival, where the head of Nismo won’t actually tell us much about what is being worked on behind the scenes, but he is willing to spruik the motorsport link to Nissan - and Nismo’s - DNA...


Nissan GT-R Nismo N-Attack Package to debut at SEMA
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Nissan GT-R Nismo N-Attack Package to debut at SEMA

The Nissan GT-R Nismo N-Attack Package will make its international debut at the SEMA show in Las Vegas at the beginning of November. According to Nissan and its motorsports arm, Nismo, the package contains components that the company developed and fitted to a GT-R Nismo to set a time of 7 minutes 8...


Nissan Australia CEO says new, emotional models wanted but not imperative
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Nissan Australia CEO says new, emotional models wanted but not imperative

The head of Nissan Australia has acknowledged the brand's current lack of affordable emotional product, while claiming such models are not "imperative" at this time. Speaking exclusively to CarAdvice ahead of this weekend’s Le Mans 24 Hour, Nissan Australia managing director and CEO Richard Emery said new entry-level sports car models would help the brand better its emotional position with buyers but aren’t critical to success...


New Nissan GT-R to be powered by 3.0-litre engine from radical Le Mans race car
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New Nissan GT-R to be powered by 3.0-litre engine from radical Le Mans race car

The next Nissan GT-R will reportedly be powered by a new 3.0-litre twin-turbo V6, which is currently doing service in the company's predominantly front-wheel drive GT-R LM Nismo Le Mans race car. Ben Bowlby, team principal and technical director for Nissan's LMP1 campaign, told Top Gear that the 3...