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Brabus D4: Powered-up X-Class revealed

Brabus is known for creating wild versions of Mercedes-Benz's fastest sedans, SUVs and sports cars, but now it has revealed its take on the new X-Class ute. Dubbed the D4 PowerXtra, the Brabus X-Class is based on the X250d, and features styling and mechanical tweaks for a small power boost and a unique look amongst the dual-cab ute crop...

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Hennessey-tuned Camaro exorcises the Dodge Demon – VIDEO
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Hennessey-tuned Camaro exorcises the Dodge Demon – VIDEO

Hennessey Performance has picked up the gauntlet laid down by the Dodge Demon, outrunning the factory-fresh Fiat Chrysler dragster in a Camaro called 'The Exorcist'. Based on a Chevrolet Camaro ZL1, The Exorcist has been boosted to 756kW and 1197Nm. The results are predictably impressive...


Lister unveils 666hp, Jaguar-based Thunder
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Lister unveils 666hp, Jaguar-based Thunder

Lister Motor Company has unveiled its latest creation, based on the Jaguar F-Type. Dubbed the Thunder, it's powered by a 5.0-litre supercharged V8 producing 666hp (497kW). No, that's not an accident and yes, it's the number of the beast...


Overfinch previews "most luxurious SUV ever"
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Overfinch previews "most luxurious SUV ever"

British tuner Overfinch has promised to take the Range Rover SVAutobiography to new levels of luxury in 2018. This isn't the first time a manufacturer or tuner has tried to take leadership in the ultra-luxe SUV world. Along with the Range Rover, cashed-up buyers can now wander into a Bentley dealership and order a Bentayga, or drop their hard-earned on a Lamborghini Urus...


Singer and Williams reveal 373kW 1990 Porsche 911
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Singer and Williams reveal 373kW 1990 Porsche 911

Singer Vehicle Design and Williams Advanced Engineering have unveiled the stunning result of their Dynamics and Lightweighting Study, in the form of a green 964-generation Porsche 911. By now, you're probably aware of what Singer does...


Toyota C-HR R-Tuned eyeing Nurburgring record
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Toyota C-HR R-Tuned eyeing Nurburgring record

Toyota bucked the trend at SEMA this year. Rather than limiting itself a handful of very pretty, mildly tweaked versions of its core range, it took a base C-HR and turned it into a fire-breathing monster. The C-HR R-Tuned has a 447kW 2AZ-4FE engine shoehorned under the bonnet...


Kia rolls out a pair of Stingers for SEMA
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Kia rolls out a pair of Stingers for SEMA

Kia has fully unveiled the tuned trio of cars on its SEMA stand in Las Vegas this year. Along with a pair of reworked Stingers, one of which was previewed two weeks ago, the company will be exhibiting a hotted-up Cadenza. The first, and arguably most exciting, car on the Kia stand is the Stinger GT Wide Body...


Lexus prepares its fleet for SEMA
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Lexus prepares its fleet for SEMA

Lexus has unveiled its hotted-up cars ahead of the SEMA show in Las Vegas. Along with a trio of LC500 coupes, the Japanese manufacturer will show a worked-over take on its luxury flagship, the LS F Sport. The first car is actually going to be sold in the USA, in a departure from the usual pie-in-the-sky madness on show at SEMA...


Kia slams Stinger for SEMA
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Kia slams Stinger for SEMA

The 2018 Kia Stinger has only just landed, but the Korean manufacturer has already handed it over to West Coast Customs for a wide-body makeover. There’s only one image of the car at the moment, but the tweaked Stinger GT certainly shows some serious promise, with aggressively-flared arches and an angry-looking diffuser...


Hyundai Elantra BTR Edition revealed for SEMA
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Hyundai Elantra BTR Edition revealed for SEMA

Hyundai has wheeled out another hotted-up show car ahead of the SEMA show later this month - the BTR Edition Elantra Sport concept. Designed in conjunction with Blood Type Racing, the BTR Edition builds on the standard Elantra Sport – known as the SR Turbo in Australia – platform with some fairly serious performance upgrades...


Nismo Festival 2016: At the track and in the cold at Fuji Speedway

Nismo Festival 2016: At the track and in the cold at Fuji Speedway

The weekend's Nismo Festival 2016 was a rather special event, for several reasons. Not only was it the 19th running of the Japanese automotive extravaganza dedicated to Nissan's motorsport arm, but this year, it also coincided with the 50-year anniversary of its host location, Fuji International Speedway...


Ford previews Focus and Fiesta concepts for SEMA
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Ford previews Focus and Fiesta concepts for SEMA

Ford has released teaser images of six modified Focus and Fiesta concepts bound for the SEMA show in November. The six cars are heavily tweaked versions of the Fiesta ST, Focus ST and Focus RS hot hatches...


Ford Performance launches EcoBoost Mustang power pack - UPDATE
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Ford Performance launches EcoBoost Mustang power pack - UPDATE

Update - Damion Smy, product communications manager at Ford Australia, couldn't confirm the release of the performance upgrade locally, but didn't rule out its introduction in the future. See bottom of article for details. The four-cylinder Ford Mustang EcoBoost is now being offered in the US with a new power upgrade kit from in-house tuner, Ford Performance...


2016 Ford Fiesta ST Mountune MP215 Review
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2016 Ford Fiesta ST Mountune MP215 Review

More power – that's what the 2016 Ford Fiesta ST Mountune MP215 delivers. But is it usable?

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Another US pick-up converter launching in Australia, via the Philippines
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Another US pick-up converter launching in Australia, via the Philippines

Australia’s increasingly crowded market for oversized American pick-ups is about to get a little busier, with a new player receiving the coveted full volume government certification to import, convert and distribute. Shogun Conversions, which has a base in NSW but converts trucks in the Philippines, now has full volume certification for the Chevrolet Silverado 2500 and GMC Sierra 2500 and 3500...


Toyota 86 modifiers and customisers acknowledged, embraced by local division
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Toyota 86 modifiers and customisers acknowledged, embraced by local division

Since launching locally in mid-2012, more than 16,000 Toyota 86 models have been sold and, Toyota Australia admits, a large part of the sports cars' success has come through the model's association with the aftermarket world of modifiers and customisation...


2016 Ford Focus RS to get Mountune upgrades, Australian potential unclear
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2016 Ford Focus RS to get Mountune upgrades, Australian potential unclear

British tuning firm Mountune has revealed details of a performance package designed for the upcoming 2016 Ford Focus RS. The company announced this week the first group of upgrades to be included in the eventual performance package that will make the hot hatch even hotter...


Volkswagen Amarok V8 Passion Desert: Euro tuners go to town on German ute
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Volkswagen Amarok V8 Passion Desert: Euro tuners go to town on German ute

One of the best things about the annual Geneva motor show that kicks off this week is the plethora of weird exotica from the finest European tuning houses on show. But it’s not all about bespoke supercars for Swiss scions...


2015 Volvo S60 and V60 Polestar Review
Rating: 810 /10
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2015 Volvo S60 and V60 Polestar Review

The Volvo S60 Polestar is back for a third time in Australia. This time though it has a wagon sibling, the V60 Polestar.


Sydney Motorsport Park Drift Festival coming in January
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Sydney Motorsport Park Drift Festival coming in January

Sydney Motorsport Park will be filled with smoke and the sound of screeching tyres when the track's redeveloped South Circuit hosts its inaugural drift meeting in January 2013. With 150 entries, including some of the country's best master sliders, as well as special guests, trade stands and music, the Sydney Motorsport Park Drift Festival will light up the circuit, formerly known as Eastern Creek Raceway, on January 26, 2013 for almost 12 hours...