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Alpina: X7-based mule spied, Australian arm interested

Darcy Foster • Alpina has its eye on an upcoming BMW X7-based model for Australia, based on the success of its smaller XD3. The mid-sized XD3 SUV, which launched locally earlier this year as a rival to the Audi SQ5, has seen “good initial interest” locally, according to an Alpina Australia spokesperson...

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Around the Tracks: AMG, Ferrari 333 SP, Formula 1
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Around the Tracks: AMG, Ferrari 333 SP, Formula 1

Darcy Foster • When we’re not creating it ourselves, the CarAdvice team spends a lot of time finding and consuming motoring content from all over the world. Here’s a handful of the articles, videos and social media posts that most caught our eye last week. Some of them are brand-new, others have been online for a while...


Peugeot preparing Le Mans return
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Peugeot preparing Le Mans return

Darcy Foster • Peugeot has confirmed it intends to go racing at Le Mans in 2020, joining Aston Martin, Toyota and Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus in the World Endurance Championship’s new top-tier category. As per FIA regulations, Peugeot must homologate its incoming prototype racer by producing twenty road-legal cars over two years, which means a hypercar from performance arm Peugeot Sport is surely on the way...


Formula 1 aiming to be carbon neutral by 2030
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Formula 1 aiming to be carbon neutral by 2030

Darcy Foster • Formula 1 has this week revealed it plans to reach net-zero carbon emissions by 2030. The proposal encompasses not only the cars themselves, but all aspects of the sport, from planning and logistics to on-track activity and hospitality...


2020 Volvo S90 spied
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2020 Volvo S90 spied

Darcy Foster • A facelifted version of the Volvo S90 has been spied testing in public. Though the lower half of the front fascia is disguised in a vinyl wrap, an updated grille more in line with the V60 wagon and S60 sedan can be spotted, while an LED matrix lighting system appears to round off changes at the front...


2020 Porsche Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid 'GT' Coupe spied
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2020 Porsche Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid 'GT' Coupe spied

Darcy Foster • A hardcore version of Porsche’s Cayenne Coupe has been spied testing at the Nurburgring. Hiding under the guise of a Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid Coupe, the model is believed to be a prototype of an incoming ‘RS Coupe’ potentially with upwards of 600kW. At first glance, pictures depict a regular Turbo S E-Hybrid Coupe...


Hyundai reveals more advanced noise cancellation tech
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Hyundai reveals more advanced noise cancellation tech

Darcy Foster • Hyundai has announced a major development in its Active Noise Control (ANC) technology. Rather than relying on traditional methods of sound insulation, Hyundai’s new Road Noise Active Noise Control (RANC) monitors cabin volume to adjust engine and road noise. The brand's current technology could only reduce noise when the sound coming in is constant and predictable, limiting its effectiveness...


Time Machine Tuesday: 11 November, 2019
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Time Machine Tuesday: 11 November, 2019

Darcy Foster • 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. 12 November 2009 - Porsche battles shoe company over use of Cayman name In a bizarre throwback from the archives, Porsche was once involved in a legal dispute over the use of the Cayman name… with Crocs...


Ford experimenting with 3D-printed fabrics
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Ford experimenting with 3D-printed fabrics

Darcy Foster • Ever wanted to option your car with a fluorescent purple interior straight out the factory? Conventional car seat covers could soon be a thing of the past as Ford looks to implement '3D knitting' in its interior trimming. By experimenting with technologies prevalent in the manufacture of clothes and running shoes, Ford has created a way of using wool, polyester, or even silk to ‘print’ its own seat covers...


Maserati GranTurismo production ends with Zéda special
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Maserati GranTurismo production ends with Zéda special

Darcy Foster • The final Maserati GranTurismo has rolled off the assembly line, as the long-running grand tourer is put to rest. Named the Zéda, the model is built to celebrate the production life of the GranTurismo and is said to unite the past, present and future of Maserati as it looks to the electrified future...


Around the Tracks: Manuals, silly utes, and Dan Ricciardo talks movies
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Around the Tracks: Manuals, silly utes, and Dan Ricciardo talks movies

Darcy Foster • When we’re not creating it ourselves, the CarAdvice team spends a lot of time finding and consuming motoring content from all over the world. Here’s a handful of the articles, videos and social media posts that most caught our eye last week. Some of them are brand-new, others have been online for a while...


Mercedes-Benz G-Class EV: Daimler confirms iconic off-roader is going electric
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Mercedes-Benz G-Class EV: Daimler confirms iconic off-roader is going electric

Darcy Foster • Mercedes-Benz has confirmed an electric G-Class is on the horizon, and says there’s a long future ahead for the long-running off-roader. Sascha Pallenberg, head of digital transformation at Daimler, last week confirmed a battery-powered version of the Mercedes-Benz’s iconic off-roader is coming on social media...


Week 1 wraps up for Drive Car of the Year 2020
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Week 1 wraps up for Drive Car of the Year 2020

It's been a strong opening week for Drive Car of the Year 2020, powered by BP, with favourites and winners announced for the first five categories. Standout picks included the new Volkswagen Polo, Mazda 3, Toyota Camry, Skoda Superb and Kia Carnival. Easy bets, in some respects, and a clear sign of how deserving this year's winners are...


Meet the Drive Car of the Year 2020 contenders, powered by BP
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Meet the Drive Car of the Year 2020 contenders, powered by BP

Brought you by BP, the Drive Car of the Year awards are judged not only on the strength of the team's broad experience with the market, but also through comprehensive testing of all contenders at the famous Wakefield Park. The Drive team have driven each car on road and track, but more, they've also made an excruciatingly detailed assessment of each vehicle's price, features, practicality and purpose, unique characteristics, material quality, refinement and overall value...


Fiercely Driven: Behind the scenes with Jaguar

Fiercely Driven: Behind the scenes with Jaguar

Two of our greatest sportspeople – Curtis McGrath and Ash Barty – hit the road in their home state for a new campaign with Jaguar, writes Jessica Parry.