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People often say “don’t forget where you came from”. Although we’re focused on every new car, every last detail here at CarAdvice, we have an extensive back-catalogue of news stories, lifestyle yarns and reviews.

Here’s a look at what happened on February 27 over the past few years. Warning: may contain traces of Volkswagen Group.

27 February 2017: Volvo XC60 teased

It’s been a year since Volvo started the drip-feed of teaser images for what is now the XC60 SUV.

The first of the new ‘60 Series‘ models went on to be revealed at last year’s Geneva motor show. 12 months later, it has been joined by the wagon-bodied V60.

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27 February 2016: Toyota C-HR revealed

Rewind two years ago, and today was the first time we saw the production version of the Toyota C-HR.

It was and still is a game-changer for the Japanese automotive giant, moving away from its whitegoods-on-wheels exterior and interior designs and filling the little crossover with enough technology and soft-touch materials to rival a Lexus.

The C-HR arrived in Australia early in 2017 and, despite limited stock, has become a sales hit – 6330 found homes last year, making it the sixth most popular small SUV in the country.

Read the full reveal story here. 

27 February 2015: Audi R8 V10 revealed

It’s now been three years since the second-generation Audi R8 made its debut. Oh, and it still looks as good as ever.

Packing the same 5.2-litre naturally-aspirated V10 as the Lamborghini Huracan, the R8 has show and plenty of go.

In top-spec V10 Plus guise, the German supercar can accelerate from 0-100km/h in just 3.2 seconds, on its way to a top speed of 330km/h.

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27 February 2014: Bentley Continental GT Speed, Flying Spur V8 revealed

With the third-generation Continental on the way, it’s interesting to look back at when the previous GT Speed was revealed.

Fitted with the company’s signature 6.0-litre twin-turbo W12, the GT Speed developed a meaty 467kW of power and 820Nm of torque, for a 4.2-second 100km/h sprint a 331km/h top speed – not bad for a 2.3-tonne luxury coupe and convertible.

It was the fastest production Bentley in the company’s history at the time, but that’s no longer the case.

The V8-engined Flying Spur sedan (above) was also revealed on this day, making 373kW and 660Nm. That’s hardly ‘basic’ given it became the entry-level model.

Despite the lower outputs than the W12, the Flying Spur V8 managed to dash from 0-100km/h in a respectable 4.9 seconds – 0.3 seconds slower than its more powerful stablemate.

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27 February 2013: Volkswagen Golf GTI revealed

The seventh-generation Volkswagen Golf range was bolstered by the GTI hot hatch variant on this day five years ago – feel old yet?

The iconic German hatch has since been comprehensively updated, but the Mk7.5 car isn’t too different from the Mk7 version revealed in 2013.

A 162kW/350Nm 2.0-litre turbo lived under the bonnet of the Mk7 GTI, boosted to 169kW/350Nm in GTI Performance trim – though the latter got a limited-slip differential up front.

The 0-100km/h benchmark was dispatched with in 6.5 seconds in standard form, on its way to a top speed of 246km/h.

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