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Bugatti unveils 3D-printed titanium brake caliper
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26th Jan 2018
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Bugatti unveils 3D-printed titanium brake caliper

Bugatti has unveiled the first-ever 3D-printed titanium brake caliper prototype, claiming the mantle of 'world's largest automotive brake caliper' in the process. The new caliper is reportedly the largest functional titanium component produced by a 3D printer, and was created at the Laser Zentrum Nord in Hamburg, Germany. The centre's large 3D printer features four 400-watt-lasers, which melt layers of titanium powder to form the shape and structure of the caliper.
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Derek Fung
Great Wall ponders Haval pickup, spending to tackle Ranger
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25th Jan 2018
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Great Wall ponders Haval pickup, spending to tackle Ranger

Great Wall’s Australian reboot under a new in-house distributor hasn’t exactly been a smash success, with the two-star ANCAP-rated Steed managing just 0.2 per cent ute market share in 2017 and netting about one-tenth of its internal target.
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Mike Costello
CAMS locks in TCR rights for 2019
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25th Jan 2018
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CAMS locks in TCR rights for 2019

The Confederation of Australian Motorsports (CAMS) has announced plans to bring Touring Car Racing (TCR) Down Under. Starting in 2019, CAMS and WSC Limited (promoter for TCR) will develop the burgeoning series over the course of five years. The series, founded in 2015, pits racy versions of daily drivers – think VW Golf, Audi A3 and Honda Civic – against each other. The cost of entry is relatively low compared to many categories, and the racing is tight.
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Scott Collie
2019 Porsche 718 Boxster Spyder spied
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24th Jan 2018
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2019 Porsche 718 Boxster Spyder spied

The new Porsche 718 Boxster Spyder has been photographed during testing in Europe. A report in Autocar suggested the new Spyder would feature a version of the naturally-aspirated 4.0-litre flat-six engine used in the latest 911 GT3. The 4.0-litre engine cranks out 368kW of power and 460Nm of torque in the GT3, but it will reportedly be retuned to deliver around 317kW (425hp) in the Spyder.
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Derek Fung
2016-17 Focus RS recall coming for 'white smoke' issue
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24th Jan 2018
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2016-17 Focus RS recall coming for 'white smoke' issue

Ford Australia has confirmed it will reach out to owners of the Focus RS hot hatch for an engine fault that could see vehicles expel white exhaust smoke and consume excessive amounts of coolant. The issue was first reported last month, after owners in the UK complained their vehicles were misfiring and smoking from the exhaust when the engine was cold.
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James Wong