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Eight reasons you should've gone to World Time Attack 2017

Simply, the World Time Attack Challenge (WTAC) is awesome. For the uninitiated, WTAC – formerly known as Superlap – is a fast-paced, high-action motorsport event, held at Sydney Motorsport Park every year since 2010. In short, WTAC is a local nod to similar types of events run in Japan for decades, focussing on the fastest tuned and modified cars, setting the fastest lap possible around a given circuit...

Toyota 86: Plans for next-gen car still secret, but local arm keen as ever

Go back to December 2015 – just before the Ford Mustang launched in Australia – and the top-selling sports car in the segment was the Toyota 86. These days, sales of the rear-drive two-door are down almost 22 per cent on 2016, and down more than 41 per cent on 2015. Despite this, Toyota Australia says it's still as keen as ever to have the model in the local line-up...

CarAdvice podcast 69: Aussie wins holy grail of historic racing

With most of the team is in Germany getting ready for next week's Frankfurt motor mhow, it's Mandy Turner and Dave Zalstein in the studio this week. Speaking of Frankfurt, the Mercedes-Benz EQ A concept and AMG Project One hypercar have been previewed, along with the 2018 Seat Leon Cupra R. Mike Stevens is in Tokyo and files a report on the reveal of the 2018 Nissan Leaf...

2017 Toyota 86 limited edition arrives in Australia from $41,490

The 2017 Toyota 86 limited edition has been revealed, bringing a bright new orange exterior paint, upgraded mechanicals and new interior trims. Limited to just 60 units in Australia, the special 86 is based on the top spec GTS manual - yes, it's manual only - and is priced from $41,490 before on-road costs, representing an increase of $4550 over the base car...

CarAdvice podcast 56: Toyota unstoppable and Astra sedan detailed

This week, Mandy, Paul and Mike Stevens bring you all the latest car news and reviews. A CarAdvice exclusive reveals an airbag recall for Tesla, plus, details and price of Porsche 911 Turbo S Exclusive Series, 2018 Kia Stonic previewed in new sketches, and the Nissan Titan joins the Performax line-up in Australia...

Facelift fails: The worst styling updates of 2016

When brands update their cars, sometimes the stylists get it wrong. Facelifted models are supposed to add some flair to an existing model - to bring it up to speed with its competitors, or harden up some edges that may been looking a little limp on the original model. They can be massive, major overhauls, or nips and tucks and tweaks to minor aspects of the car's design...

Toyota 86: second generation sports car confirmed, due by 2019

The second-generation Toyota 86 has been all but confirmed by the company's European boss. Karl Schlicht, head of Toyota Europe, has told Autocar: "The [86] will carry on. The car serves a big purpose. We are not getting out of that business. Sporty cars go through their phases. It’s our intention to continue with that car...

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...

2017 Toyota 86 pricing and specs: Updated sports car now on sale in Australia

Local pricing and specifications have been announced for the 2017 Toyota 86 range, which sees the Japanese sports car get a small power bump and a new look for a small price increase. Now starting from $30,790 before on-road costs, the Toyota 86 starts off $800 dearer than previously, though it is still $2000 more affordable than the cheapest version of its Subaru BRZ twin...

Toyota 86, Subaru BRZ recall: almost every car to come in for power-steering fix - UPDATE

UPDATE: This article originally noted the Toyota recall only. Subaru details have now also been added. It's a bittersweet week for Toyota. Having only just wrapped up the first media drive of its refreshed 86 coupe, the company is now preparing to recall almost every example sold in Australia...

2017 Toyota 86: inside and out, what's changed?

While the styling and feature changes for the 2017 Toyota 86 are undoubtedly light-on, they are nevertheless noticeable. Externally, the most heavily revised is the top-spec GTS model, but there have been some adjustments made across both models, both inside and out...