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Giocattolo Marcella – an Australian Hyperod
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22nd Sep 2020
7 min read

Giocattolo Marcella – an Australian Hyperod

Paul Halstead, the force behind several local car projects, notably the glamorous and fast Alfa-based Giocattolo Group B from the 1980s, is getting close to completing a prototype of his latest, immodest dream car, a so-named Hyperod, replete with specifications guaranteed to make sober people dribble.
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Peter McKay
Transport magnate Lindsay Fox linked to Holden Lang Lang test track deal
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17th Feb 2020
2 min read

Transport magnate Lindsay Fox linked to Holden Lang Lang test track deal

EXCLUSIVE Transport magnate Lindsay Fox has been linked to buying Holden’s test track at Lang Lang. An automotive industry veteran has told CarAdvice Mr Fox has already begun making enquires and wants to add Lang Lang to his portfolio of race tracks and vehicle testing sites. Mr Fox already owns the nearby Phillip Island Raceway, and the 1141-hectare Anglesea vehicle assessment facility 125km south-west of Melbourne used by multiple car brands and automotive engineering companies.
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Joshua Dowling
Takata airbag recall: We join the tireless search for ticking time bombs
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12th Nov 2019
11 min read

Takata airbag recall: We join the tireless search for ticking time bombs

EXCLUSIVE We’re on our way to a remote Aboriginal community in the central north of Western Australia. After being granted permission to enter – having applied for access weeks earlier – we need to sign-in before searching the streets to locate one car. The 2005 Mitsubishi Lancer is one of more than 100 million vehicles worldwide equipped with a ticking time bomb.
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Joshua Dowling
2020 Toyota Yaris to go hybrid
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23rd Jun 2019
2 min read

2020 Toyota Yaris to go hybrid

EXCLUSIVE Toyota’s cheapest car is due to get a major makeover and include the option of hybrid power for the first time in Australia. Although a hybrid option has been available overseas in this generation, Toyota dealers have been told the next-generation Yaris, due on sale next year, will be available with a choice of petrol or hybrid. It means the pint-sized Toyota Prius C – at $24,000 currently the brand’s cheapest ticket into a hybrid – will be phased out after eight years on sale.
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Joshua Dowling
Ferrari SF90 Stradale sold out despite $1 million price
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1st Jun 2019
3 min read

Ferrari SF90 Stradale sold out despite $1 million price

Ferrari’s first plug-in hybrid supercar – the SF90 Stradale, powered by three electric motors and a twin turbo V8 – has already sold out even before the final price is known. A group of about 25 Australian VIP customers attended the unveiling earlier this week at a lavish event in Ferrari’s home town of Maranello, Italy. It’s believed they all signed up for a car on the spot, selling out the entire allocation for Australia.
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Joshua Dowling