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Mercedes-AMG: Electric turbos coming soon
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7th May 2019
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Mercedes-AMG: Electric turbos coming soon

Mercedes-AMG will look to electric turbochargers in its next-generation models, as it looks for new ways to up power without sacrificing efficiency. Although the current range of AMG 53 models rely on an electric compressor to drive the turbocharger at low engine speeds in a move to bust lag, the range-topping AMG 63 range blends a 4.0-litre V8 engine with conventional turbos.
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Skoda Superb facelift teased
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7th May 2019
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Skoda Superb facelift teased

Skoda has offered a first glimpse at its upcoming Superb facelift, ahead of its full reveal at the IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship later this month. Based on the image provided, changes to the Superb will be subtle up front. Along with tweaked headlight clusters, the front end will get a new lower bumper section, but that appears to be the extent of the upgrades.
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Lamborghini restores Miura from The Italian Job
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7th May 2019
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Lamborghini restores Miura from The Italian Job

Lamborghini has tracked down the Miura used in the opening scene of The Italian Job, exactly five decades on from the legendary film's release. Although it was destroyed on screen, the Miura P400 you see here survived filming unscathed. Paramount did show a wrecked Miura, but it wasn't this one. Instead, Lamborghini already had a wrecked orange Miura sitting around the factory in Sant'Agata Bolognese.
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Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk becomes world's fastest SUV... on ice
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6th May 2019
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Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk becomes world's fastest SUV... on ice

Jeep has taken a new speed record with its Grand Cherokee Trackhawk, hitting 280km/h on a frozen Russian lake to make it the world's fastest SUV on ice. The record was set at the eighth annual Baikal Ice Motor Sports Festival. Along with its 280km/h top speed, the Jeep averaged 257km/h over a one-kilometre stretch of the course.
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NSW: Tougher drink-driving penalties coming into force
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6th May 2019
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NSW: Tougher drink-driving penalties coming into force

Harsher penalties for New South Wales drink and drug drivers come into force on May 20, with drivers facing instant licence loss for even 'low-range' offences. Update: This story has been updated, as the laws come into force on May 20. It was originally published with the headline: 'NSW passes tougher drink driving penalties'. The opening par has been adjusted.
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