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Exclusive: Aussie Invader 5R rocket-car to attempt land speed record and 1000mph in 2022
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28th Feb 2021
3 min read

Exclusive: Aussie Invader 5R rocket-car to attempt land speed record and 1000mph in 2022

The Aussie Invader 5R rocket-car will attempt to break the land speed record next year, a spokesperson for the project has revealed to CarAdvice. Founder and designer Rosco McGlashan (pictured below) will reportedly pilot the 16-metre long nine-tonne steel-framed vehicle to its target top speed of 1000mph (1609km/h). While a location is yet to be finalised, initial test runs will likely take place in the Queensland or Western Australian desert.
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William Davis
2021 Hyundai Santa Fe facelift: Local specifications surface early
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19th Nov 2020
4 min read

2021 Hyundai Santa Fe facelift: Local specifications surface early

The facelifted 2021 Hyundai Santa Fe will gain a bold new grille design, be offered in a choice of four revised trim levels, and likely receive a price rise when it arrives in Australian showrooms by the end of the year.
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Alex Misoyannis
Holden dealers unite against General Motors to negotiate better compensation deal
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11th Mar 2020
3 min read

Holden dealers unite against General Motors to negotiate better compensation deal

EXCLUSIVE Holden’s national network of 185 dealers – operating 203 showrooms – have appointed law firm HWL Ebsworth and forensic accountants KPMG to negotiate with US car giant General Motors over compensation offers they claim are “grossly inadequate” and not a fair reflection of the financial impact on their businesses and staff.
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Joshua Dowling
ANCAP: Hyundai Kona Electric maintains 5-star rating in audit tests
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14th Oct 2019
2 min read

ANCAP: Hyundai Kona Electric maintains 5-star rating in audit tests

ANCAP has released the results of audit crash testing it conducted on the Hyundai Kona Electric to verify manufacturer-supplied data for the electric crossover. The Kona Electric carried over the 2017-stamped five-star safety rating from its petrol-powered equivalent when it was released earlier this year.
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James Wong
Aston Martin DBX drift mode: "Never say never"
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13th Jul 2019
1 min read

Aston Martin DBX drift mode: "Never say never"

Aston Martin has confirmed the all-new Aston Martin DBX will use a permanent all-wheel drive system, but there are now hints a 'drift mode' could be fitted to help differentiate it from its competitors. Speaking exclusively to CarAdvice, Aston Martin senior manager of vehicle dynamics, Ian Hartley, suggested the brand is looking into implementing a feature like drift mode to give the DBX a competitive edge. "It's not a difficult question really," he said, asked about drift mode for the DBX.
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Paul Maric