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Ferrari, Renault threaten to quit F1 in 2010

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Ferrari, Renault threaten to quit F1 in 2010

Ferrari and Renault have both issued press releases threatening to leave Formula One next year in protest against new FIA regulations that would force them to cap team expenditure at approximately A$80 million...

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2009 Landrover Freelander 2 – Long Term Review and Road Test
Rating: 710 /10
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2009 Landrover Freelander 2 – Long Term Review and Road Test

“Easily the most accomplished and prestigious compact SUV package on the road today – bar none” The CarAdvice long-term garage has been home to Land Rover’s smallest vehicle, the Freelander 2 in HSE TD4 guise and I’m pleased to report it’s been a thoroughly pleasant experience, so far...

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BMW outmanoeuvres Audi
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BMW outmanoeuvres Audi

A BMW dealer in Santa Monica, California appears to have had the last laugh, at least for the moment, when Audi USA placed a massive outdoor billboard opposite the rival dealership, which said simply “Your move, BMW” What they didn’t count on was a great idea from local ad agency Juggernaut Advertising, who convinced Santa Monica BMW to take up a billboard directly opposite, with an image of that delicious M3 and the word “Checkmate...


Maserati Ghibli – 1967 Supercar
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Maserati Ghibli – 1967 Supercar

In 1967 you could buy a waterfront home on Sydney Harbour for around $16,900 but for the same money, you could also buy one of the most desirable GT cars ever to come out of Italy, a Maserati Ghibli. Under that beautifully shaped bonnet sat a 4.7-litre quad-cam alloy eight-cylinder engine, which produced 340 (250kW) horsepower in the old school and could top out at a phenomenal 170mph (273km/h) if you bought the Ghibli SS...


De Tomaso Pantera GT5-S – 1985 Supercar
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De Tomaso Pantera GT5-S – 1985 Supercar

Ever heard of a De Tomaso Pantera? It was one of my dream cars growing up; I had a poster of this beauty on the wall alongside the Lamborghini Countach LP5000. I guess I liked the name De Tomaso and that it was one of the few truly exotic muscle cars, especially when it carried the GT5-S badge...


Ferrari 288 GTO 25th anniversary
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Ferrari 288 GTO 25th anniversary

“If you don’t agree that the 288 GTO is one of the most beautiful Ferrari’s ever produced then leave now” It may have looked similar to the 308 GTB, but underneath it was much closer to a Group B race car than its more common sibling. Powered by a small 2...


Aston Martin DB9 turns it up with Bang & Olufsen
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Aston Martin DB9 turns it up with Bang & Olufsen

I have to stop myself pulling over every time I see one of those Bang & Olufsen showrooms, for fear of sliding further into debt if I was to finally give in and buy one of these astonishing sound systems. Its just that I'd like  to do it before I’m too old and deaf to enjoy it...


Audi TDI Power
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Audi TDI Power

“Bringing diesel sports cars to a showroom near you” It doesn’t seem to matter what Audi build these days – it all looks good and goes well too. With diesel powered cars becoming increasingly popular due to both fuel prices and the sheer driveability of a diesel under the bonnet, Audi, the Vorsprung durch Technik (progress through technology) brand is leading the charge when it comes to proper diesel sports cars...


Fast & Furious – almost set to roll
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Fast & Furious – almost set to roll

April 16, is when you can catch the fourth instalment of the hugely successful movie franchise entitled Fast & Furious in Australia. It’s been eight long years since the release of the original movie, The Fast and the Furious which boosted the relatively unknown actors, Vin Diesel and Paul Walker into semi-stardom...


Volvo Design boss – gone!
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Volvo Design boss – gone!

The round of sudden and unexpected departures continue at car companies with Ford apparently acknowledging that Volvo’s gifted design boss, British-born Steve Mattin, has left the company, although details are sketchy. Mr Mattin has been a shining light at Volvo in recent times, with credits for the C30 and XC60, as well as the driving force behind the brilliant S60 Concept, shown for the first time at the North American International Motor Show, this year...


Ferrari F430 Scuderia Spider 16M – by Novitec Rosso
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Ferrari F430 Scuderia Spider 16M – by Novitec Rosso

If you think 'tuners' are all about Japanese rice burners, with water tank size NOS cylinders a la Fast & Furious, think again. The Germans are the undisputed masters of prestige tuning, and for every mainstream performance car brand there is a gold star tuning house, which make these rockets look better and go faster...


Peter Wherrett, world’s first TV motoring presenter, dies at 72.
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Peter Wherrett, world’s first TV motoring presenter, dies at 72.

"Torque was where motoring television all started, way back in 1973 when the Australian Broadcasting Corporation approached Peter Wherrett to produce a television program on motoring" Executive producers Alan Bateman and Bruce Buchanan, producers David Wood and Andrew Lloyd James (of SBS fame) got together and produced a pilot, which led to the world’s first television motoring series going to air in March 1974...


2009 MINI Cooper D
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2009 MINI Cooper D

Update: Mini Cooper D Review. “With specifications like 260Nm, 104g/km and a range of 1,025 kilometres from 40 litres of diesel, the new MINI Cooper D is the ‘green’ version of a Supercar” It seems too good to be true, but from just $33,750 the MINI Copper D, which goes on sale in Australia from May this year, will offer buyers a viable and more affordable alternative to the high priced Hybrids...


2009 MINI Cabrio First Steer Review
Rating: 610 /10
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2009 MINI Cabrio First Steer Review

“Make mine a MINI Cooper S Cabrio in British Racing Green with a Hot Chocolate Soft top, Carbon Black Lounge Leather and brushed alloy interior highlights with Chilli to go” Remember the original 1969 box office hit “The Italian Job” with British actor Michael Caine, who had to settle for a supporting role alongside a beautiful Lamborghini Miura, two Jaguar E Types and an Aston Martin DB4...

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Audi R15 TDI
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Audi R15 TDI

“You're looking at the most advanced race car on the planet – and its diesel powered” The Audi V10 TDI engine produces more than 447kW and a massive 1,050Nm but is more compact and lighter than the twelve-cylinder unit, which powered the historic 2006 Le Mans winning Audi R10 TDI car.  Historic, as this was the first diesel powered racecar to ever win the prestigious French endurance race...