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Rare 1958 Porsche 550A Spyder heading to auction
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18th Nov 2017
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Rare 1958 Porsche 550A Spyder heading to auction

A rare 1958 Porsche 550A Spyder with a successful racing history will be going under the hammer early next year. Considered one of the most original examples in existence, it is one of only 40 built by the German marque. Chassis 0145 had class wins at Nürburgring, Reims, Zandvoort and was fifth overall at Le Mans. With its small size and 1.5-litre boxer engine, the 550A was nicknamed "giant killer," for its ability to chase down bigger and more powerful race cars.
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Mandy Turner
Hyundai looking for ‘true car enthusiasts’ that appreciate its N cars on merit
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17th Nov 2017
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Hyundai looking for ‘true car enthusiasts’ that appreciate its N cars on merit

Hyundai Australia says that no matter how good its upcoming i30 N hot hatch may be, there will be certain elements of the market that will never accept such a vehicle from a Korean brand. Speaking to CarAdvice this week, the brand’s public relations manager, Bill Thomas, admitted the brand is not relying on its limited heritage in the performance space, but rather seeking those that will judge its performance cars on merit.
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Alborz Fallah
Tesla Semi truck revealed, production to begin in 2019
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17th Nov 2017
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Tesla Semi truck revealed, production to begin in 2019

Elon Musk has revealed his sleek all-electric truck today, and suddenly it seems clear I wasn't the only child poring over Usborne's Book of the Future (1979), all those years ago. Unveiled less than 18 months after first revealing 'part two' of his 'master plan', Musk's Tesla Semi is not the first all-electric truck - there are some operating here in Australia - but, as seems ever the case with Tesla, it is likely to build plenty of hype.
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Mike Stevens
Subaru Ascent teased ahead of November 28 debut
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15th Nov 2017
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Subaru Ascent teased ahead of November 28 debut

Subaru has teased its upcoming seven-seat SUV, the Ascent, on Twitter ahead of its debut at the Los Angeles motor show. With styling derived from the Ascent Concept (below) launched in New York this April, the car is designed to go head-to-head with the VW Atlas in the USA.
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Scott Collie