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Volkswagen rally boss returns to run R division

One of the key figures behind Volkswagen's dominant return to the World Rally Championship (WRC) has been appointed managing director of the German manufacturer's ever-popular 'R' performance arm...

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2017 Citroen C3 WRC revealed
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2017 Citroen C3 WRC revealed

The 2017 Citroen C3 WRC was unveiled overnight, and it looks even wilder and more extreme than the concept unveiled in September. Citroen's 2017 WRC entrant is powered by a 1.6-litre turbocharged direct-injection four-cylinder engine. Thanks to the wider turbo restrictor permitted for the upcoming season, the engine is said to develop around 283kW of power (380hp)...


Toyota Yaris hot hatch confirmed, 'no plans' for Australia - UPDATE
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Toyota Yaris hot hatch confirmed, 'no plans' for Australia - UPDATE

If you had your hopes up, Toyota's here to let them down: Confirmation today of an upcoming Toyota Yaris hot hatch has been followed by word that it is no sure thing for an Australian launch. Although not an outright write-off for our market, a Toyota spokesperson has confirmed there are currently no plans to bring the souped-up Yaris here...


Helicopter versus Rally car: The McDonnell Douglas 520N takes on Hyundai's i20 WRC
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Helicopter versus Rally car: The McDonnell Douglas 520N takes on Hyundai's i20 WRC

Life is funny. And sometimes certain opportunities simply appear, almost of their own doing. Well, the following was one of those unique opportunities… It’s the day after the conclusion of Rally Australia 2016, and, while most of the teams have packed up and are headed home, the team from Hyundai Motorsport remain...


2017 Hyundai i20 WRC challenger unveiled: More aero, more power for rally-spec city car
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2017 Hyundai i20 WRC challenger unveiled: More aero, more power for rally-spec city car

Hyundai Motorsport has lifted the covers on its 2017 Hyundai i20 WRC challenger at a media event at the Autodromo Nazionale Monza in Italy, ahead of the 2017 World Rally Championship (WRC) season opener in Monte-Carlo...


WRC Rally Australia 2016: Photo gallery special
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WRC Rally Australia 2016: Photo gallery special

So that's it. The 2016 World Rally Championship (WRC) is over, with the recent Rally Australia in Coffs Harbour the culmination of a 13-round season that kicked off with Rallye Monte-Carlo in January...


2016 Hyundai i20 WRC review: Riding shotgun with Hyundai Motorsport driver Hayden Paddon
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2016 Hyundai i20 WRC review: Riding shotgun with Hyundai Motorsport driver Hayden Paddon

Dave does his best to 'review' the 2016 Hyundai i20 WRC car of New Zealand rally driver Hayden Paddon, while harnessed into the passenger seat...


CarAdvice podcast 31: 2018 Mustang leaked, Kodiaq review, WRC and LA report, and LHD conversions!
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CarAdvice podcast 31: 2018 Mustang leaked, Kodiaq review, WRC and LA report, and LHD conversions!

Paul returns from the LA Motor Show and gives us his hits and misses, and Dave is fresh (and dusty) from the WRC. In car news this week, we feature the 2018 Ford Mustang details being leaked, 2017 Suzuki S-Cross and Holden Barina pricing and specs, Dodge Charger and Challenger being investigated for a RHD conversion, 2018 LDV T60 ute is revealed and the Honda Jazz infotainment unit gets an update, but it's missing something very important! We talk to James Ward about the 2017 Skoda Kodiaq, which he drove on its launch in Minorca...


CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for November 25, 2016
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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for November 25, 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...


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...


CarAdvice podcast 29: New Commodore teased, RAV4 reviewed, Model S goes to the outback - and win tickets to the WRC!
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CarAdvice podcast 29: New Commodore teased, RAV4 reviewed, Model S goes to the outback - and win tickets to the WRC!

This week, Mandy and Paul are joined by James Wong, with the promise that there'll be none of the shenanigans (well, fewer) of last week! First up: Want to know how you can be an honorary member on the CarAdvice podcast panel in Melbourne, and on location at MotorWorld Sydney? Listen in...


Five reasons you must go to Rally Australia this year
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Five reasons you must go to Rally Australia this year

Kicking off next week, WRC Rally Australia 2016 is one of the most anticipated motorsport events of the calendar year. And if you've never been, here are five good reasons to go...


2017 Citroen C3 WRC Concept revealed
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2017 Citroen C3 WRC Concept revealed

The wraps have been taken off the 2017 Citroen C3 WRC Concept ahead of the brand's return to the FIA World Rally Championship next year after a year-long sabbatical. According to Citroen the concept is "very close the finalised car ... without giving everything away about its final form"...


Chris Atkinson returns to Subaru for foray into Global Rallycross - UPDATE
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Chris Atkinson returns to Subaru for foray into Global Rallycross - UPDATE

After exclusively confirming his potential move into the world of Global Rallycross with CarAdvice back in late 2014, it's now official, with Subaru of America announcing that former World Rally Championship (WRC) driver Chris Atkinson will join its ranks to compete in the 2016 Red Bull Global Rallycross (GRC) series...


A $300,000 Peugeot 205?
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A $300,000 Peugeot 205?

Could this car be the most expensive production Peugeot ever? With a sticker price of £175,000 (AUD$300,000), this 1984 Peugeot 205 T16 presents a compelling case. One of just 200 homologation specials built in order for the French carmaker to compete in the World Rally Championship, the transverse mid-mounted 1...


Subaru BRZ never going to get local division rich, but important for attracting customers
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Subaru BRZ never going to get local division rich, but important for attracting customers

Subaru Australia managing director Nick Senior has told CarAdvice that while the Subaru BRZ is never going to be a volume-seller for the brand locally, the rear-wheel-drive sports car still aligns with the manufacturer's philosophy and, in fact, plays an important role in attracting non-core customers to the predominantly all-wheel-drive marque...


2017 Citroen C3 WRC road special in the works - report
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2017 Citroen C3 WRC road special in the works - report

Yesterday the third-generation Citroen C3 was unveiled, and it has now appears as though Citroen is working on a road-going version of the 2017 C3-based WRC entrant. Xavier Peugeot, product director at Citroen, hinted to Autocar that the French brand is working on a street-legal derivative based on next year's World Rally Championship (WRC) competitor...


2017 Citroen C3 previewed by WRC racer ahead of Paris debut - video
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2017 Citroen C3 previewed by WRC racer ahead of Paris debut - video

French manufacturer Citroen has released the first photos and video of its 2017 WRC rally car, giving the first glimpse of the all-new C3 hatchback before its rumoured Paris motor show unveiling...


2017 Volkswagen Polo R WRC teased
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2017 Volkswagen Polo R WRC teased

German manufacturer Volkswagen has teased its 2017 Polo R WRC rally car in a sketch, clearly stating the carmaker’s intentions of taking out the next WRC season. The new rally weapon has been in development since 2015 and will be more powerful than the current Polo WRC, which debuted in 2013, after new FIA regulations allowed manufacturers to increase the car’s turbocharged engine by around 44kW to a thumping 279kW...


Prodrive, Subaru reveal new WRX STI built for Isle of Man record attempt
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Prodrive, Subaru reveal new WRX STI built for Isle of Man record attempt

Subaru Technica International (STI) has teamed up with UK-based Prodrive to create a special new WRX STI racer to tackle the legendary Isle of Man TT course. More famous for its success on rally stages around the world, the Subaru WRX STI of late has been the weapon of choice to chase the lap record around the Isle of Man time trial circuit...