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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for May 5, 2017

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...

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2017 Lamborghini Aventador S review
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2017 Lamborghini Aventador S review

The brutal Lamborghini Aventador has stepped up a notch to the subtly changed Aventador S. Under the skin though is more power, more tech and more agility. James hits the Phillip Island Circuit in the big V12 to see if the S makes all the difference.


2018 McLaren 720S: 400 orders already taken for all-new 650S replacement
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2018 McLaren 720S: 400 orders already taken for all-new 650S replacement

Like the look of the all-new McLaren 720S revealed for the first time at the 2017 Geneva motor show? Well it seems plenty do, with the UK supercar maker confirming it’s already taken some 400 orders for the car that succeeds the already blisteringly fast 650S in McLaren’s Super Series performance tier...


Roadshow: Upcoming car events across Australia, March to June
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Roadshow: Upcoming car events across Australia, March to June

Amateur motorsport, track days, poker runs, swap meets, cruises, classic and vintage festivals, motor shows, car club meetings... there are literally thousands of car events held across Australia every year. Between now and the end of June there are a slew of options with something for everyone - even an 'anything goes' bike race that looks like an epic amount of fun...


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

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 Aston Martin Vanquish S Volante revealed: More power, more carbon, less roof - UPDATE
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2017 Aston Martin Vanquish S Volante revealed: More power, more carbon, less roof - UPDATE

The 2017 Aston Martin Vanquish S Volante has been unveiled, bringing revised looks and an uprated engine to the drop-top British supercar. Under the bonnet is the familiar 5.9-litre V12 from the hard-top Vanquish S, developing 444kW of power and 630Nm of torque – 20kW more than the previous model...


2017 Jaguar F-Type SVR review
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2017 Jaguar F-Type SVR review

The best Jaguar on sale today is also insanely fun, but its $300,000+ asking price places it firmly in supercar territory. So, does it live up to the expectation?


McLaren 650S successor revealed in 'leaked' photo
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McLaren 650S successor revealed in 'leaked' photo

A single, show-all photo of the new supercar known to its engineers as the P14 and in the press as the McLaren 720S, has surfaced online today. Although reports are describing the photo above as a leak, the presence of snap-happy guests in the background suggests McLaren isn't too fussed about its new second-generation Super Series car appearing early...


Ford GT power and performance figures revealed
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Ford GT power and performance figures revealed

If you can't handle suspense, waiting to learn power and performance figures for the new-generation Ford GT supercar must've really done a number on you. In the mother of all teaser campaigns, Ford has now revealed outputs and the top speed for its V6-powered hero, a full two years since it was first revealed. Initially, Ford had confirmed only that the twin-turbo 3...


DS E-Tense trademarked: Electric sports car edges closer to production - report
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DS E-Tense trademarked: Electric sports car edges closer to production - report

The all-electric DS E-Tense sports car could be one step closer to production, after parent company PSA Groupe (formerly PSA Peugeot Citroen) filed an application to trademark its name this week. Britain's Autocar reports that PSA's luxury arm filed the application this week, in preparation for its halo model to arrive around the turn of the decade - likely between 2018 and 2021...


McLaren confirms meeting with Apple happened, went nowhere - report
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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. Speaking to Reuters, CEO Mike Flewitt, said the company has been approached by several potential investors, though the company's shareholders have been opposed to any kind of takeover - in particular a Chinese takeover bid that saw head of the Formula One team, Ron Dennis, forced out last week...


Hyundai Australia keen on motorsport, but Supercars "just not for us"
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Hyundai Australia keen on motorsport, but Supercars "just not for us"

With a brand-new N performance range due to launch globally in the coming months, Hyundai Australia says it's keen for some local motorsport involvement, but not in the Gen2 Supercar series. Speaking exclusively to CarAdvice at this weekend's 2016 World Rally Championship (WRC) Rally Australia event in Coffs Harbour, Hyundai Australia public relations manager Guido Schenken said while rally is an important sport for the brand, the next chapter of what was known as the V8 Supercar series, isn’t...


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...


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...


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...


Mercedes-AMG hypercar power not merely ‘inspired’ by F1 engine: it very much is one
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Mercedes-AMG hypercar power not merely ‘inspired’ by F1 engine: it very much is one

With the Mercedes-AMG hypercar announcement at the 2016 Paris Motor Show came plenty of subjective thought about how much Mercedes would leverage their Formula One technology into a road car. But the facts were much simpler, and when CarAdvice spoke with Tobias Moers, Chief Executive of Mercedes-AMG, he summed it up very succinctly...


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.


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...


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...