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Ferrari 488 GTB premieres at Geneva: twin-turbo mid-engined V8 seen, heard in action
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5th Mar 2015
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Ferrari 488 GTB premieres at Geneva: twin-turbo mid-engined V8 seen, heard in action

The first-ever Ferrari 488 GTB has debuted at this week's 2015 Geneva motor show, accompanied by the first full video of the twin-turbocharged mid-engined V8-powered successor to the 458 Italia in full attack mode. Coming 40 years after Ferrari launched its first-ever mid-rear-engined V8 berlinetta, the 308, the new 488 GTB launches with a dry-sump 3.9-litre V8 developing 492kW at 8000rpm and 760Nm at 3000rpm.
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David Zalstein
Next-gen Chevrolet Malibu to debut in New York, will lose 135kg
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4th Mar 2015
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Next-gen Chevrolet Malibu to debut in New York, will lose 135kg

The next-generation Chevrolet Malibu will debut at the 2015 New York motor show at the beginning of April. GM claims that the new Malibu has been developed with a "blank slate approach" and the new sedan will sit upon an "entirely new architecture". The new car will tip the scales about 135 kilograms lighter than the current car thanks to the extensive use of high-strength steels. It will also ride on a wheelbase that's about 10 centimetres longer than the car that's currently on sale.
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Derek Fung
Renault Clio RS220 Trophy limited edition unveiled
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4th Mar 2015
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Renault Clio RS220 Trophy limited edition unveiled

The more powerful Renault Clio RS220 Trophy made its debut overnight at the Geneva motor show. Under the bonnet, the RS220 features an engine with a larger turbo, a redesigned air intake, updated exhaust and new engine mapping. Thus equipped, the 1.6-litre turbocharged petrol engine now churns out 164kW (220hp) of power and 260Nm of torque, with 280Nm available in fourth and fifth gears. That's 15kW and 20Nm more than the same motor produces in the regular Clio RS200.
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Derek Fung
Audi RS3 sedan edging closer
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3rd Mar 2015
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Audi RS3 sedan edging closer

An Audi RS3 sedan appears set to launch by 2016, giving the Ingolstadt marque a ready-made rival for the Mercedes-Benz CLA45 AMG. The three-box beast will combine with brutal mechanicals of the RS3 Sportback hatch with the A3 sedan body-style. Don’t forget, Audi previewed the new RS3 model with the sedan-based A3 Clubsport concept (pictured above) earlier last year.
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Mike Costello
Porsche 911 GT3 RS revealed with 368kW motor; due here in Q3
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3rd Mar 2015
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Porsche 911 GT3 RS revealed with 368kW motor; due here in Q3

The Porsche 911 GT3 RS has been revealed and detailed on the night before the 2015 Geneva motor show kicks off. Behind the rear axle of the GT3 RS lives a 4.0-litre direct-injection horizontally-opposed six-cylinder engine with 368kW of power and 480Nm of torque at its disposal. Power is sent to the rear wheels via a "specially developed" dual-clutch transmission.
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Derek Fung