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Porsche 718 Boxster Spyder spied again
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26th Sep 2018
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Porsche 718 Boxster Spyder spied again

The Porsche 718 Boxster Spyder has been spied once again, ahead of an anticipated reveal in the coming months. It's almost like Porsche wants to give the car's overall design away now – there's next to no camouflage on this prototype, though the entire vehicle is finished in black. We can see a more aggressive body kit compared to 'standard' 718 Boxster models, including an upgraded wheel and tyre package concealing massive brakes with yellow calipers.
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James Wong
2019 Audi R8 update could spawn another RWS - report
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26th Sep 2018
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2019 Audi R8 update could spawn another RWS - report

The Audi R8 is due to get an update very soon – we've seen several prototypes testing recently – and the German marque is considering another run of rear-drive RWS versions thanks to the success of the current model. Speaking with Britain's Autocar, Audi's marketing manager, Linda Kurz, said another rear-wheel drive supercar is "something we are looking into" for the facelifted model, which is believed to be scheduled for reveal later this year.
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2019 Jaguar XE spied
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26th Sep 2018
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2019 Jaguar XE spied

The facelifted Jaguar XE has been snapped by photographers during development testing, ahead of an anticipated debut early next year. Despite the heavy camouflage, we can see the overall shape of the mid-sized sedan won't change a heap, with the front and rear ends the main areas for revision.
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James Wong
Can you handbrake turn with an e-parking brake?
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25th Sep 2018
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Can you handbrake turn with an e-parking brake?

Electric park brakes are more compact than their mechanical counterparts, can automatically activate/deactivate, and make life easier for the vast majority of everyday drivers. But they have removed one element of the average petrolhead's (closed road/private course) repertoire – the handbrake turn. In this video, Chris Harris and Rory Reid from Top Gear set out to see what happens if you yank (and hold) the parking brake at high speed in a Volkswagen Golf R.
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Scott Collie
Mazda CX-5 2.5 turbo petrol shows up on Australian database
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25th Sep 2018
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Mazda CX-5 2.5 turbo petrol shows up on Australian database

A Mazda CX-5 2.5T is all but confirmed for some markets overseas already, and a new entry on an Australian government database suggests we could see such a model in local showrooms very soon. Some keen-eyed CarAdvice readers noticed a new filing from Mazda Australia, detailing a five-strong engine variant line-up – four carryover, one new. (Editor's note: more often than not, an appearance in the Australian government website is a shoo-in for market launch.)
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