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Volkswagen I.D. R Pikes Peak revealed

The Volkswagen I.D. R Pikes Peak has been revealed this week, ahead of its debut at the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb event. Packing two electric motors, the I.D. R Pikes Peak claims outputs of 680hp (507kW) and 649Nm, along with a 0-60mph (0-96km/h) time of just 2...

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Ken Block puts his Escort through its paces - Video

Ken Block, professional hoon and all-round internet sensation, raised a few eyebrows when he bought an old Ford Escort Cosworth last year. After all, it's a significant departure from his usual diet of hotted-up Focus and Mustang models...


We bought a Lotus and headed to Mount Panorama

We bought a Lotus and headed to Mount Panorama

There's one trait that all car enthusiasts have in common, and that is a deep passion for their chosen car brand. We recently attended the Lotus Drive Day – our first as new owners of a new Lotus Elise S –  and here we got to see first-hand how passionate the Lotus community is at Australia's most iconic racetrack – Mount Panorama at Bathurst...


Supercars: Holden welcomes Ford fight
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Supercars: Holden welcomes Ford fight

In a big day of performance news for Ford and its fans, Holden couldn't help but remind racing tragics of its own legend status on the track. Fair enough, too, given Ford has announced it'll race its hugely popular rear-wheel-drive V8 Mustang next year, while Holden's entry is based on a car that has hurt more than a few feelings in the Lion camp...


Ford Mustang confirmed for Supercars series, Ford Performance hits Australia
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Ford Mustang confirmed for Supercars series, Ford Performance hits Australia

Ford has announced the launch of Ford Performance  sub-brand in Australia, backed by the news the 2018 Mustang will be homologated for the 2019 Supercars season. The first Ford Performance-branded models to touch Australian soil will be the 2018 Mustang and hotly-anticipated Ranger Raptor...


Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR remembered - Video
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Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR remembered - Video

With V12s on their way out of the Mercedes-AMG range, it's worth celebrating some of the cool and wild vehicles to be created by the tuner-turned-manufacturer over its four decades of operation. The CLK GTR of the late 1990s was developed in racing guise in just 128 days for the 1997 FIA GT championship, entered in the GT1 class to take on the McLaren F1 GTR...


Porsche 919 Hybrid Evo breaks Spa lap record
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Porsche 919 Hybrid Evo breaks Spa lap record

No matter how fast they are, rules and regulations mean there's always the potential for race cars to go faster. Having withdrawn from the World Endurance Championship (WEC) last year, the boffins at Porsche have set about squeezing all the potential from the all-conquering 919 Hybrid. The resulting 919 Hybrid Evo has set a new lap record at Spa Francorchamps, besting the time set by Lewis Hamilton in 2017...


Audi e-tron Vision Gran Turismo headed for the real world
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Audi e-tron Vision Gran Turismo headed for the real world

Just weeks after announcing it as a virtual concept, Audi has confirmed the e-tron Vision Gran Turismo will be brought to life and driven around Formula E circuits. Audi is no stranger to the burgeoning Formula E series, having committed to a factory-backed entry in 2017...


TVR returning to Le Mans with Rebellion Racing
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TVR returning to Le Mans with Rebellion Racing

TVR will continue its return to relevance in the 2018-19 World Endurance Championship, teaming up with the veteran Rebellion Racing team. The pairing will be racing in the Le Mans Prototype 1 (LMP1) class, meaning Toyota won't be racing itself after Audi and Porsche left the once-hotly contested segment...


Toyota 86 Racing Series extended until 2020
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Toyota 86 Racing Series extended until 2020

The popular Toyota 86 Racing Series has seen its original three-year commitment extended by two years, as it grows in popularity and becomes a more established stepping stone for aspiring drivers. Minor changes (like tyres) have been made to 2018 series cars, which held its official launch at Sydney Motorsport Park today, showcasing a larger prize pool of $150,000 (+$20,000) and a new six round, 18 race format...


Bentley prepares to tackle Pikes Peak in modified Bentayga
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Bentley prepares to tackle Pikes Peak in modified Bentayga

Rhys Millen and Bentley are preparing to chase the production SUV record up the fearsome Pikes Peak hillclimb in a Bentayga prepared by Bentley Motorsport. Nope, we aren't pulling your leg. The current SUV record on the famed strip of Colorado blacktop – formerly gravel, alas no longer – is 12:53...


Formula 1 cars need to really roar – Ricciardo
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Formula 1 cars need to really roar – Ricciardo

Australian Formula 1 star, Daniel Ricciardo, says he at least partially misses the days when F1 cars were incredibly loud and visceral, compared to today's hyper-complex electrified beasts. He even spoke favourably about having some kind of mandatory minimum noise for F1 cars...


Renault Clio RS18 limited edition unveiled
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Renault Clio RS18 limited edition unveiled

Special editions are popping up left, right and centre from most manufacturers at the moment, but few companies enjoy themed sticker packs like Renault. The previous Clio RS and Megane RS were both subject to countless Formula 1-inspired special editions, and the current Clio RS220 EDC Trophy has been handed the same fate. Meet the Renault Clio RS18...


Volkswagen I.D. R unveiled ahead of Pikes Peak
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Volkswagen I.D. R unveiled ahead of Pikes Peak

Volkswagen has revealed renders of the all-electric racer it will use to tackle Pikes Peak this year, dubbed the I.D. R. The four-wheel-drive racer was teased as a successor to the twin-engine Golf, run as a one-off in the 1987 Pikes Peak hillclimb. Although it was undeniably cool, the 486kW racer failed to reach the finish line...


Audi Vision GT teased
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Audi Vision GT teased

Audi has teased an upcoming racing concept, complete with an aggressive aerodynamics package and pure-electric power. The Vision GT will be joining the Gran Turismo Sport video game roster on April 9, following on from similar virtual concepts from the likes of Subaru, Citroen and Bugatti...


Aston Martin Valkyrie AMR Pro revealed
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Aston Martin Valkyrie AMR Pro revealed

Regular Aston Martin Valkyrie look too timid for you? Chasing a proper racing experience, but not keen on an actual race car? Meet the Aston Martin Valkyrie AMR Pro, ready to crush tuned MX-5s and BRZs at your next track day. Okay, so it isn't really aimed at the amateur track set. Breathe easy, your Miata is safe...


Cupra: Seat sub-brand launches hot Ateca, Leon TCR
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Cupra: Seat sub-brand launches hot Ateca, Leon TCR

Seat has officially launched the Cupra sub-brand, announcing its arrival with hotted-up take on the Ateca. As you'd expect of a fast, semi-compact Volkswagen Group product, power comes from a 221kW 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine. Cupra says special tuning has made it sound better than in some other iterations, while a new Otto Particulate Filter System helps it meet ever-tightening European emissions standards...


Brabham Automotive reborn, could be tackling F1
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Brabham Automotive reborn, could be tackling F1

David Brabham has launched Brabham Automotive, signalling the return of a famous Australian name to the world of motorsport. At what level, and in what capacity, remains to be seen. David, son of three-time F1 world champion Sir Jack Brabham, has previously said he's keen to see the legendary name on race cars after more than 25 years in the wilderness...


Five reasons to watch the Bathurst 12 Hour
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Five reasons to watch the Bathurst 12 Hour

Mount Panorama, Bathurst represents the pinnacle of motorsport in Australia. Petrol heads from around the country flock to the track every year, keen to see their heroes tackle the tight, twisty circuit in hulking Supercars, but local touring cars aren't the only vehicles subjected to the Bathurst torture test...


Jaguar D-Type re-enters production
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Jaguar D-Type re-enters production

The Jaguar D-Type of the 1950s has been revived 60 years after it first went out of production, with the company's Classic Works division to produce a limited run of the iconic Le Mans racer. Last built in 1956, the Jaguar D-Type had an original production run of 75 units...