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Porsche 3D-prints lightweight pistons for 911 GT2 RS

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Porsche 3D-prints lightweight pistons for 911 GT2 RS

Pistons inside the Porsche 911 GT2 RS are being manufactured using 3D printing, with the technology slowly being introduced in different areas of the automaker's offerings...

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Ford Bronco: Blue oval asks Goodyear to hide Wrangler tyre branding
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Ford Bronco: Blue oval asks Goodyear to hide Wrangler tyre branding

Goodyear has been asked by Ford to make Wrangler markings on its tyres less conspicuous, according to American car website Motor1. Ford launched three new models under the Bronco sub-brand last week, aimed at competing with Jeep – and the Jeep Wrangler is directly in its sights...


Volkswagen e-Beetle and e-Karmann names trademarked
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Volkswagen e-Beetle and e-Karmann names trademarked

Volkswagen has trademarked a number of model names with European authorities, it has been revealed overnight. All four names were trademarked with the 'e' prefix, pointing to yet another expansion of the German car company's electric future. The website of the European Union Intellectual Property Office has shown the trademark applications from Volkswagen: e-Beetle, e-Karmann, e-Kübel, and e-Golf Classic...


2020 Hyundai Santa Fe Active X price and specs
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2020 Hyundai Santa Fe Active X price and specs

The 2020 Hyundai Santa Fe Active X – a special edition designed to appeal to private buyers on a budget – has been added to the seven-seat SUV line-up. Sitting between the entry-level Hyundai Santa Fe Active and mid-range Elite, the Active X gives buyers a list of extra features for a relatively small bump in price...


Stellantis: Merger of Fiat-Chrysler and Peugeot groups announce new name
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Stellantis: Merger of Fiat-Chrysler and Peugeot groups announce new name

Stellantis will be the new name of the fourth biggest car company in the world, after conglomerates FCA and PSA merge to form one giant car manufacturing group. Fiat-Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) is the umbrella group name for Fiat, Chrysler, Jeep, Ram, Dodge, Alfa Romeo, Lancia, and Maserati. Peugeot Group (PSA) is the owner of Peugeot, Citroen, DS, Opel, and Vauxhall...


Teen blames society for driving on tyreless rim – report
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Teen blames society for driving on tyreless rim – report

Two men have been fined for breaching COVID lockdown rules when the car they were allegedly driving was found to be missing a tyre, according to Victoria Police. The front fender and much of the inside wheel arch of the Nissan Pulsar had been damaged by the deteriorated tyre, eventually leaving only the bare alloy wheel to be driven on by the teen...


BMW recalls X3 M, X4 M, 3 Series, and Z4 models due to steering failure
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BMW recalls X3 M, X4 M, 3 Series, and Z4 models due to steering failure

BMW Australia has issued a recall of 1269 examples of (MY2018-19) F97 X3 M, F98 X4 M, G20 3 Series, and G29 Z4 models due to a potential steering rod failure. The recall notice, lodged with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), says the steering track rods may be damaged when exposed to high temperatures and vibrational loads...


Lotus shows off plug-and-play digital dash
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Lotus shows off plug-and-play digital dash

A new digital instrument display could give Lotus owners an advantage on weekend track days, or outline to drivers where they went wrong. The digital dash has been developed by Lotus as a plug-and-play system for owners of Elise and Exige V6 models built after 2008...


2018-2020 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter recalled for brake fix
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2018-2020 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter recalled for brake fix

Mercedes-Benz Australia has issued a recall for 5279 examples of its VS30 Sprinter van with model years from 2018 to 2020 (MY18-MY20) due to faulty brakes. The recall notice, lodged with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), says the brake hoses may contact the rear part of the fender liner of the front axle while driving the vehicle, causing anything from chafe marks to worn-out brake hoses, resulting in leaking brake fluid...


2021 Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series revealed, Australia confirmed: video
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2021 Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series revealed, Australia confirmed: video

The 2021 Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series has finally been revealed, and a small number of Australian buyers will have the chance to claim one. After years of speculation dating back to 2015, the GT Black Series is upon us, and boasts the most powerful V8 engine to ever come from Mercedes-AMG. The 4...


2021 Range Rover models gain new hybrid option, diesel V8 axed
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2021 Range Rover models gain new hybrid option, diesel V8 axed

The 2021 Range Rover and 2021 Range Rover Sport have been unveiled, with the luxury SUVs gaining an all-new hybrid diesel powertrain and two new model variants. The 48 volt mild-hybrid twin-turbo diesel 3.0-litre inline six cylinder offers either 221kW/650Nm or 258kW/700Nm in the Range Rover, or a third option of 183kW/600Nm in the Range Rover Sport...


2020 Hino 300 Series: car licence range gets updated safety, hybrid efficiency
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2020 Hino 300 Series: car licence range gets updated safety, hybrid efficiency

The 2020 Hino 300 Series two-wheel-drive truck range has been given an update with added safety features and a revised hybrid option for car licence holders needing a light-duty truck. It is one of a number of light duty trucks that can be driven on a car licence, competing with the likes of the Isuzu N Series and Fuso Canter, and is designed to appeal to tradies who may have outgrown their ute...


2021 MG ZST announced for Australia: more power, safety, tech
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2021 MG ZST announced for Australia: more power, safety, tech

The 2021 MG ZST has been announced for Australia, adding a more powerful engine, advanced safety tech, and more features to its small SUV offering. This news follows its UK launch earlier this month. Full details are still to come, but MG confirms the ZST will be offered in two variants, both powered by a 120kW 1.3-litre turbo petrol engine...


Electric start-up Rivian gets $US2.5 billion funding boost
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Electric start-up Rivian gets $US2.5 billion funding boost

US electric-car start-up Rivian has finalised another investment round of $US2.5 billion ($AU3.6 billion). The company has raised nearly $US5 billion ($AU7.2 billion) in 2020, adding to the $US2.85 billion ($AU4.1 billion) invested into Rivian in 2019. Counted among its investors are Ford, Amazon, and an investment firm owned by billionaire George Soros, a US stock trader and financier...


Tesla boss Elon Musk worth more than Warren Buffett
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Tesla boss Elon Musk worth more than Warren Buffett

Elon Musk's net worth has overtaken that of billionaire investor Warren Buffett. The Tesla founder is now the world's seventh richest person according to Bloomberg's Billionaires Index, with Musk's estimated net worth exceeding US$70 billion (AU$100.7B). Warren Buffett, one of the world's most successful investors and part-owner of Chinese electric vehicle manufacturer BYD, sits in tenth place...