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Porsche to enter Formula One in 2025 if sustainable fuels are promoted – report

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Porsche to enter Formula One in 2025 if sustainable fuels are promoted – report

Porsche could join Formula One in 2025 if the regulation updates promote sustainable fuel alternatives, according to parent company Volkswagen...

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Hennessey unveils 745kW McLaren 765LT power upgrade
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Hennessey unveils 745kW McLaren 765LT power upgrade

US-based tuning house Hennessey Performance Engineering will offer an engine upgrade for the McLaren 765LT supercar, allowing for a power increase of approximately 32 per cent. Known as the HPE1000 package, the upgrade comprises new air filters for the car's 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8, a re-mapped factory ECU calibration, a stainless-steel exhaust downpipe upgrade, high-flow exhaust componentry, and a chassis dyno calibration...


Lunaz offers electric conversions for Bentley S3 Continental Flying Spur
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Lunaz offers electric conversions for Bentley S3 Continental Flying Spur

British electric conversion specialist Lunaz has announced it will offer its services for the classic Bentley S3 Continental Flying Spur limousine. The company – which has already electrified examples of the original Range Rover, Jaguar XK120, Rolls-Royce Phantom V and Rolls Royce Silver Cloud – will reportedly charge £350,000 (AU$630,000) for the conversion process, with customers required to supply their own vehicle...


Jaguar Land Rover axes all-electric Range Rover – report
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Jaguar Land Rover axes all-electric Range Rover – report

Jaguar Land Rover has axed its upcoming all-electric Range Rover 'Road Rover' project, according to a new report from Automotive News Europe. Citing an investor call with the brand’s Chief Financial Officer Adrian Mardell, the report also claims the Jaguar J-Pace electric SUV had been pulled from development...


Isuzu D-Max and Mazda BT-50 continue strong run of sales
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Isuzu D-Max and Mazda BT-50 continue strong run of sales

The Isuzu D-Max and Mazda BT-50 ute twins under the skin continued their strong run of sales in February, according to the most recent VFACTS sales data from the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries. Isuzu reported 1765 examples of its D-Max as sold over the month, comprising 485 rear-wheel drive 4x2 models and 1280 four-wheel-drive variants...


VFACTS February 2021: New-car sales recovery continues despite stock shortages
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VFACTS February 2021: New-car sales recovery continues despite stock shortages

Australian new-car sales have surged for the fourth month in a row, despite ongoing stock shortages due to production delays caused by the coronavirus crisis. Official figures released today by the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries show 83,977 new motor vehicles were reported as sold during February 2021, an increase of 5...


Rimac on the verge of Bugatti acquisition, Porsche CEO claims – UPDATE
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Rimac on the verge of Bugatti acquisition, Porsche CEO claims – UPDATE

UPDATE, 3 March 2021: Volkswagen subsidiary Porsche has participated in the latest investment round at Rimac Automobili, reportedly sinking €130 million to €150 million (AU$200-230 million) into the Croatian electric vehicle venture. Recent reports suggest Porsche – which already owns 15...


All-electric Volkswagen Kombi will be brand’s first autonomous vehicle
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All-electric Volkswagen Kombi will be brand’s first autonomous vehicle

The upcoming all-electric Volkswagen Kombi rebirth – also known as the ID. Buzz – will reportedly feature fully-autonomous driving functions, in a first for the German manufacturing giant. An official statement, released over the weekend by Volkswagen’s commercial arm, claimed the bus – which could go into production as early as next year – would be used for driverless “robo-taxi” services in Europe...


Tesla Model 3 outsold by one of the world's cheapest electric cars in China
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Tesla Model 3 outsold by one of the world's cheapest electric cars in China

The Tesla Model 3 has been outsold in China by a $5700 electric micro car, known as the Hongguang Mini EV. In January this year 25,778 examples of the Hongguang Mini EV were reported as sold in China, compared to 13,843 examples of the Tesla Model 3 in the same month. The compact, four-seat, three-door hatchback – which is a collaboration between Chinese manufacturer SAIC and US giant General Motors – weighs 665kg...


Aston Martin to offer electric power in 90 per cent of its cars by 2030
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Aston Martin to offer electric power in 90 per cent of its cars by 2030

Aston Martin will offer electrified powertrains in 90 per cent of its models by 2030, according to CEO Tobias Moers. “Electric drive is part of our journey and our product plan for the future,” Mr Moers told a group of investors late last week. “We should achieve something by the middle of the decade – that’s the ballpark...


2021 Porsche Taycan deliveries begin in Australia
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2021 Porsche Taycan deliveries begin in Australia

Customer deliveries of the 2021 Porsche Taycan have officially begun in Australia, with the first examples of the all-electric sports sedan now on local roads. An online report released overnight suggest there are approximately 100 Taycans in the country, with each of the brand’s 14 local dealerships picking up showroom stock...


2021 LDV Deliver 9 bus and cab-chassis price and specs
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2021 LDV Deliver 9 bus and cab-chassis price and specs

2021 LDV Delivery 9 bus and cab-chassis pricing and specifications revealed Extensive safety equipment offered as standard across the range One engine offered for now, being the 110kW 2.0-litre turbo diesel Priced from $39,990 drive-away with an ABN discount The all-new 2021 LDV Deliver 9 cab-chassis and bus variants have come onto the market in Australia, priced from $39,990 and $52,990 respectively for ABN holders, drive-away...


Exclusive: Aussie Invader 5R rocket-car to attempt land speed record and 1000mph in 2022
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Exclusive: Aussie Invader 5R rocket-car to attempt land speed record and 1000mph in 2022

The Aussie Invader 5R rocket-car will attempt to break the land speed record next year, a spokesperson for the project has revealed to CarAdvice. Founder and designer Rosco McGlashan (pictured below) will reportedly pilot the 16-metre long nine-tonne steel-framed vehicle to its target top speed of 1000mph (1609km/h)...


Jack Brabham’s first Formula One car listed for sale
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Jack Brabham’s first Formula One car listed for sale

Jack Brabham’s first ever Formula One car – the 1955 Cooper Bristol T40 – has been listed for sale in Monaco. Based on John Cooper's existing T39 and built almost entirely by Sir Jack, the T40 is significant as the first mid-engined car to ever compete in the top tier of post-war Grand Prix racing. The Cooper's mid-mounted 2...


Tesla Model 3 and Model Y production paused in California due to semiconductor shortage
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Tesla Model 3 and Model Y production paused in California due to semiconductor shortage

Tesla’s Fremont factory in California has reportedly halted production of the Model 3 and Model Y, due to an ongoing semiconductor shortage. It is not yet clear what volume of cars will be affected, however, a person familiar with the matter told Bloomberg earlier this week the line would likely be down until March 7...