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Audi's engineers want to save TT, R8

Despite internal enthusiasm for the Audi TT and Audi R8, the company's technical director admits their futures have yet to be decided. "We engineers want them and our sales colleagues want [the TT and R8], but it is a question of whether we can afford them," Hans-Joachim Rothenpieler, Audi's head of technical development, told Automotive News Europe last week...

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2020 Porsche Taycan teased again
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2020 Porsche Taycan teased again

The Porsche Taycan has been teased for the second time in as many weeks, this time with a set of actual photos in place of the sketches. In the latest series of artfully shot and camouflaged photos, the sports car maker has been keen to highlight all the similarities between its upcoming electric sedan and the iconic 911 coupe...


2015-16 Audi A4, A5 recalled
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2015-16 Audi A4, A5 recalled

Audi Australia has issued a recall for the previous-generation 2015 and 2016 model-year A4 and A5 fitted with V6 petrol engines, over concerns of a fire risk. The German luxury marque reports affected vehicles feature the 3.0 TFSI V6 'EA837 Evo' engine, which can experience fuel escaping from one or both fuel rails on the low-pressure side...


2017-18 Audi A5 recalled
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2017-18 Audi A5 recalled

Audi has issued a very specific recall, over concerns about the tyres on a handful of 2017-18 Audi A5s. According to the company, cars fitted with a 20-inch wheel and Dunlop Sport Maxx RT Noise Shield 265/30 ZR20 tyres are at risk of 'tread chunking' in the 'top speed range permissible'...


Aston Martin Vantage Roadster coming later this year, no V12 confirmed... yet
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Aston Martin Vantage Roadster coming later this year, no V12 confirmed... yet

Aston Martin is preparing to unveil a convertible version of the new-generation Vantage very soon, with the company's creative chief confirming the news this week. Speaking at a media event in Melbourne, Victoria, Aston Martin's chief creative officer, Marek Reichman, said the Vantage Roadster is "all done"...


2020 Porsche Taycan sketch sent to buyers
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2020 Porsche Taycan sketch sent to buyers

Earlier this week, the sports car maker sent wallpaper links to prospective buyers of the Porsche Taycan sketching out the look of the production electric sedan. These give us our first good look at the Taycan's head- and tail-lights, as well as the design of the front and rear bumpers...


2016-19 Porsche 718 Boxster, Cayman recalled
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2016-19 Porsche 718 Boxster, Cayman recalled

Porsche has recalled the 2016-19 718 Boxster and Cayman over a structural issue that puts the fuel tank at increased risk of damage in an accident. According to the company, a frontal collision could make the lower longitudinal crash beam penetrate the bulkhead wall. If that happens, there's a higher risk of the fuel tank being damaged, creating a risk of leakage and, by extension, fire...


2019 Lotus Evora GT410 Sport review
Rating: 810 /10
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2019 Lotus Evora GT410 Sport review

Lotus has sharpened the spec and the price of its Evora to create the track-friendly yet road-oriented GT410 Sport. Does it improve the breed?

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2019 Hyundai i30 Fastback N pricing and specs
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2019 Hyundai i30 Fastback N pricing and specs

Hyundai Australia has confirmed pricing and specifications for the new i30 Fastback N, which kicks off $1500 dearer than its hatchbacked sibling. Priced from $41,990 before on-road costs, the i30 Fastback N differs from the hatchback in obvious ways like the sedan-like liftback body, along with a new chassis and suspension tune that is a little softer – this setup will be carried over to the hatchback at some point in the future, too...


Morgan sold off, new Plus Six revealed
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Morgan sold off, new Plus Six revealed

Morgan has pulled the covers from its new Plus Six, which debuts a new chassis and Toyota Supra power for the brand, having announced an Italian finance firm is now its owner. Having made a significant investment in Morgan, Investindustrial will look to improve the brand's Malvern Link factory and attempt to improve sales outside of its UK home...


2018 Audi A5 recalled
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2018 Audi A5 recalled

Audi has recalled a small batch of 2018 A5 models, over concerns about incorrectly tightened bolts. According to the company, individual bolted connections on the front axle might not have been tightened to the correct torque. If the issue is present, the connections could loosen over time and affect wheel control...


Configurator Challenge: 992 Porsche 911 Carrera S
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Configurator Challenge: 992 Porsche 911 Carrera S

Customisation is in vogue at the moment, but choice can be seriously confusing. In our configurator challenge, we let the CarAdvice team loose on a manufacturer’s website to create their ideal spec of a certain model. This week, we've taken on the 992 Porsche 911 Carrera S...


2019 Porsche 911 GT3 Touring v Lotus Evora GT410 Sport comparison
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2019 Porsche 911 GT3 Touring v Lotus Evora GT410 Sport comparison

The notion of comparing the oddly matched couple of new Lotus Evora GT410 Sport with the latest Porsche 911 GT3 Touring might seem preposterous enough that I’d be lucky to even capture just one person’s interest. But one person’s curiosity counts, right? Even if that person is yours truly? The impetus for this match-up is the Evora in newly arrived GT410 Sport form...


2019 Chevrolet Camaro 2SS coming to Australia with manual option
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2019 Chevrolet Camaro 2SS coming to Australia with manual option

HSV has confirmed it'll bring the 2019 Chevrolet Camaro to Australia, complete with the option of a manual transmission and a higher $86,990 starting price before on-road costs. Headline news is the addition of a six-speed manual option to the Camaro, which now becomes the standard transmission. A 10-speed automatic is an option ($2200) and brings customisable launch control and line-lock...


2019 Lotus Exige Sport 410 review
Rating: 810 /10
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2019 Lotus Exige Sport 410 review

The Lotus Exige Sport 410 is a throwback to another era – a time when motoring was analogue and simple. It should be celebrated.


Alfa Romeo Giulia QV, Stelvio QV limited editions revealed
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Alfa Romeo Giulia QV, Stelvio QV limited editions revealed

Alfa Romeo has revealed a pair of F1-inspired special editions based on the Giulia Quadrifoglio and Stelvio Quadrifoglio performance models for the Geneva motor show next week. Dubbed the 'Alfa Romeo Racing special series', the limited-edition models celebrate the company's entry into the Formula 1 championship with Sauber...


Ford recalls 1.48 million F-150 trucks in the US
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Ford recalls 1.48 million F-150 trucks in the US

Ford Motor Company has made three separate safety recalls in North America, the largest being 1.48 million F-150 pick-up trucks for potentially faulty transmissions. The manufacturer says F-150 models fitted with the six-speed automatic transmission from 2011-13 may experience an "intermittent loss of the transmission output speed sensor signal to the powertrain control module, potentially resulting in a temporary, unintended downshift into first gear"...


Maserati slashes prices range-wide for 2019
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Maserati slashes prices range-wide for 2019

Maserati Australia's importer, Ateco, has revised prices across its entire Ghibli, Levante and GranTurismo ranges, as it prepares for a "challenging part of the Australian car market cycle". Starting with the Levante SUV, the entry-level model is still priced at $125,000 before on-road costs, with power from a twin-turbo V6 petrol engine making 257kW and 500Nm...


Volkswagen Golf GTI now $47,990 drive-away
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Volkswagen Golf GTI now $47,990 drive-away

Volkswagen Australia has announced new drive-away pricing for the 2019 Golf GTI, now kicking off at $47,990 drive-away. Priced from $45,490 before on-road costs when it initially arrived Down Under in October, the Golf GTI remains unchanged spec wise, though this year's drive-away deal also includes the brand's recently-introduced five year/unlimited kilometre warranty coverage...


2019 Lexus RC350 F Sport review
Rating: 8.110 /10
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2019 Lexus RC350 F Sport review

Two updates and one facelift in, the midlife Lexus RC350 F Sport update makes for the best version yet. But is the likeable price-busting sports coupe now truly loveable? Let's find out.

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