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Ferrari buyers in Australia disproportionately young and female
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8th Jul 2017
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Ferrari buyers in Australia disproportionately young and female

Ferrari Australasia has distinguished itself by having younger average buyers, and a higher proportion of female owners, than any market in Europe or the Americas. In fact, only China has our region covered in both these metrics, according to Ferrari internal data. The average age of a Ferrari buyer in Australia is 48 years, and stands at 52 for the flagship V12 models. The company has sold 79 units this year, up 8 per cent.
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Mike Costello
2017 Audi RS5 likely better than claimed 0-100km/h time: Audi Sport tech boss
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7th Jul 2017
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2017 Audi RS5 likely better than claimed 0-100km/h time: Audi Sport tech boss

Better than the official sprint time? That’s according to Stephan Reil, Head of Technical Development, Audi Sport GmbH, who spoke with CarAdvice at the recent launch of the second-generation 2018 Audi RS5. Despite downsizing from a naturally aspirated 4.2-litre V8 to a 2.9-litre twin-turbocharged V6, the latest iteration of Audi’s RS5 Coupe makes the same 331kW power output, but gains a significant 170Nm more torque over the old engine for a total of 600Nm
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Anthony Crawford
Porsche 911 GT2 RS: Walter Rohrl says mega power figure was the 'biggest challenge' in development
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7th Jul 2017
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Porsche 911 GT2 RS: Walter Rohrl says mega power figure was the 'biggest challenge' in development

When you have driving masters like Walter Rohrl and Mark Webber involved in the development of a sportscar from the outset, you expect a serious weapon by the time the finished vehicle reaches consumers. In the case of the ballistic new 911 GT2 RS, the fastest and most powerful 911 ever, that is very much the reality. The biggest hurdle in developing the GT2 RS? "First of all, it was how much power we can get," Rohrl told CarAdvice at this year's Goodwood Festival of Speed.
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Trent Nikolic
Jaguar I-Pace a sure thing for Oz, with or without incentives
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7th Jul 2017
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Jaguar I-Pace a sure thing for Oz, with or without incentives

Jaguar Australia is determined to plough ahead with its all-electric, all-wheel-driven I-Pace small SUV, no matter how little support EVs are receiving from Australian governments, and will have cars on sale here by the end of next year.
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Stephen Corby
France to ban sale of petrol and diesel cars, Australia's EV Council calls for urgent action - UPDATE
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6th Jul 2017
3 min read

France to ban sale of petrol and diesel cars, Australia's EV Council calls for urgent action - UPDATE

France will ban the sale of petrol and diesel cars from 2040, the government of recently elected French president Emmanuel Macron has announced. Launching the French government's plan to meet its obligations under the Paris climate treaty, Nicolas Hulot, France's ecology minister, said, "We are announcing an end to the sale of petrol and diesel cars by 2040".
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Derek Fung