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GMSV website and Facebook page not what they seem, warns Holden Special Vehicles
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7th Jun 2020
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GMSV website and Facebook page not what they seem, warns Holden Special Vehicles

A Facebook page and website purporting to sell merchandise for the proposed General Motors Specialty Vehicles brand is understood to not have the official backing of the US car giant. Meanwhile, another person whose address is listed in the Northern Territory, has registered four variations of the GMSV name, including General Motors Specialised Vehicles, General Motors Special Vehicles, GM Special Vehicles, and GM Specialty Vehicles.
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Joshua Dowling
Bentley ends production of its 6.75-litre V8 after 61 years
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7th Jun 2020
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Bentley ends production of its 6.75-litre V8 after 61 years

British luxury brand Bentley has built the last of its 6.75-litre ‘L-Series’ V8 after a 61-year continuous production run – the longest in automotive history for a V8 engine. The hand-crafted L-Series commenced production in 1959 for use in the Bentley S2 with an output of approximately 134kW.
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Liam Murphy
Taycan: Half of all customers are new to Porsche, many are existing EV owners
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5th Jun 2020
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Taycan: Half of all customers are new to Porsche, many are existing EV owners

The all-electric Porsche Taycan is attracting plenty of interest from outside the traditional Porsche market, with half of all registered expressions-of-interest (EOI) coming from Australian buyers that are new to the German brand. The Australian order book for the Taycan officially opened in early June, when pricing for the range was announced.
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James Ward
Turbo Mazda3 set to return, but MPS hero unlikely – report
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4th Jun 2020
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Turbo Mazda3 set to return, but MPS hero unlikely – report

Mazda could be about to introduce an all-wheel-drive turbo variant of the Mazda3, leaked information suggests. According to Jalopnik, an insider has revealed that special codes have been added to the Mazda dealership intranet, showing that an all-wheel-drive turbo Mazda3 is on the horizon. The internal codes are used by the dealer network and manufacturer to quickly identify different models and their drivetrains.
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Ben Zachariah
Polestar and Koenigsegg appear to be teaming up for a new project
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4th Jun 2020
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Polestar and Koenigsegg appear to be teaming up for a new project

Swedish performance car brands Polestar and Koenigsegg have teased an upcoming video collaboration that could see a showdown between their two latest models. The Swedish carmakers took to their respective Instagram accounts to promote the new project, sharing photos of the Polestar Precept all-electric concept vehicle and the Koenigsegg Gemera plug-in hybrid megacar side-by-side. UPDATE (5/6/20): This story has been updated with a statement from Koenigsegg. Details in story.
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Susannah Guthrie