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Video: Yamaha opens order books for new electric motor prototypes
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29th Jul 2020
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Video: Yamaha opens order books for new electric motor prototypes

Yamaha is now taking orders for prototype versions of its electric crate motor offering. The brand explains that it has created two motors. One is a 35kW output motor designed for motorcycles and light mobility equipment, and the other is a 150kW motor intended for electric car applications. Before you attempt to place an order, bear in mind that Yamaha's solution is geared to cater for other large manufactures and big businesses.
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Justin Narayan
Barn-find Ford Falcon XA GT RPO 83 ‘Chicken Coupe’ sells for record $300,909
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29th Jul 2020
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Barn-find Ford Falcon XA GT RPO 83 ‘Chicken Coupe’ sells for record $300,909

An anonymous car collector from South Australia has paid $300,909 for an old, run-down 1973 Ford Falcon XA GT RPO 83 that had been left to rot in a chicken coop in rural Queensland for the past 32 years. The barn find – dubbed the “Chicken Coupe” because of where it had been stored for most of its life – was sold in a Graysonline auction on Wednesday night.
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Joshua Dowling
2021 Porsche Panamera Turbo spied at Nurburgring
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29th Jul 2020
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2021 Porsche Panamera Turbo spied at Nurburgring

An updated Porsche Panamera Turbo has been caught on camera at the Nurburgring undergoing some hot laps. In 2016 a Panamera Turbo broke the Nurburgring lap-record for a production four-door sedan (with a time of 07 minutes, 38 seconds). However, Porsche lost the bragging rights just three months later when an Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio shaved off six seconds (with a time of 07 minutes, 32 seconds).
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William Davis
Radical new active suspension system invented in Australia
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28th Jul 2020
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Radical new active suspension system invented in Australia

An innovative active suspension system – capable of adjusting wheel alignment while driving – has been developed by Victorian-based company Doftek. The active wheel alignment system (AWAS) is designed to be retrofitted to a car's existing suspension. The vehicle's standard suspension mounts and tie rods are replaced with electromechanical components that, via a control unit, can adjust the angle of the wheels (camber, toe-in, and caster) to suit road conditions and driver preferences.
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William Davis
Renault van range gets five-year warranty for limited time, may become permanent
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28th Jul 2020
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Renault van range gets five-year warranty for limited time, may become permanent

Renault has added a five-year/200,000km warranty across its entire van range through to the end of August 2020 – and is aiming to make it a permanent offer beyond that deadline. The French car maker normally has three-year warranty coverage on its vans, versus five years on its SUVs – though some SUVs currently have seven-year coverage for a limited time.
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Joshua Dowling