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Gosford Classic Car Museum closes

Gosford Classic Cars has closed its doors after less than three years of operation, due to an ongoing dispute with the Australian Tax Office (ATO). Set up in 2016 to be Australia's 'largest car dealership', the museum specialises in rare and unique vehicles, with the current collection totalling an estimated value of over $70 million...

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LaFerrari goes drifting around abandoned factory - video
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LaFerrari goes drifting around abandoned factory - video

The Ferrari LaFerrari isn't the kind of vehicle you'd expect to be used as a drift car, but this latest video shows one doing just that. Published on YouTube by user Florian Merckx, the clip shows the hybrid hypercar (finished in an eye-catching black-and-white camo wrap, mind you) drifting around a deserted factory...


Ferrari celebrating 70th anniversary at Melbourne's Motorclassica
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Ferrari celebrating 70th anniversary at Melbourne's Motorclassica

Ferrari will officially celebrate its 70th anniversary at the 2017 Motorclassica in Melbourne next month. The event will feature rare and collectible cars from around the world and is the largest of its kind in the southern hemisphere. Come October, Melbourne's Royal Exhibition Building will see the biggest display of Ferraris to have ever been assembled in Australia...


Ferrari LaFerrari Aperta to go under the hammer for the children
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Ferrari LaFerrari Aperta to go under the hammer for the children

As part of Ferrari’s 70th anniversary year, it will auction a ‘one-of-a-kind’ LaFerrari Aperta, with the proceeds going to long-standing NGO charity fund, Save the Children. On December 3, 2016, a LaFerrari was auctioned off for a staggering US$7 million (8.7 million), making it the most expensive car of the decade ever sold at auction...


Left-hand drive supercars to be legal in Oz by 2019 - cheers Mr Turnbull
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Left-hand drive supercars to be legal in Oz by 2019 - cheers Mr Turnbull

Buried in a Turnbull government announcement yesterday was a gem that's set to greenlight the import of left-hand-drive hypercars into Australia, by 2019, for driving on public roads. The press release by the minister for urban infrastructure, Paul Fletcher MP, detailed a revised bill set to be submitted to parliament by the end of the year...


Ferrari to sell only hybrids from 2019 - report
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Ferrari to sell only hybrids from 2019 - report

Ferrari's CEO, Sergio Marchionne, has come out saying hybrid technology is the supercar brand's next step to boosting sales volume, with all cars sold from 2019 to feature hybrid elements...


2016 Paris motor show: what to expect - UPDATE
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2016 Paris motor show: what to expect - UPDATE

It's the oldest motor show in the world, having first launched as a combined event for cycling, sports, and the exciting new world of automobiles. No surprise, then, that the biennial Paris motor show - "Mondial de l'Automobile" in the French - is also one of the biggest on the international calendar and a focus point for the most extravagant concepts and new-model unveilings...


2017 Ferrari LaFerrari Aperta spied in Spain
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2017 Ferrari LaFerrari Aperta spied in Spain

The ultra-exclusive LaFerrari Aperta hypercar has been spied in Barcelona during promotional filming. Scheduled for its public debut at the Paris motor show next month, the open-top LaFerrari in the pictures is finished in the company’s Rosso Corsa paint with silver pin stripes - differing to the black example that featured in the model's reveal images...


CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for July 8
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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for July 8

Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk, a regular video wrap of the latest happenings in the automotive world and Australia's new-car market. Keeping you in the loop, Tegan Lawson presents a weekly video from the CarAdvice Garage, with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews...


2017 LaFerrari convertible revealed
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2017 LaFerrari convertible revealed

A new convertible version of Ferrari's LaFerrari halo car - which may later wear the Spider name but for now is described as simply an 'open-top' offering - has been revealed. Previewed by a scale model version a month ago, the topless LaFerrari's design doesn't differ greatly to its coupe sibling - of course with the exception of its roof, or lack of...


2017 LaFerrari Spider previewed by scale model
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2017 LaFerrari Spider previewed by scale model

The design of the upcoming Ferrari LaFerrari Spider has been revealed, with images of a 1/43 scale model version of the drop-top hypercar surfacing online. Already confirmed by Sergio Marchionne, boss of Fiat Chrysler (FCA) and Ferrari, along with celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay on the first episode of the new season of Top Gear, the new LaFerrari Spider is believed to be largely similar to its roofed sibling...


LaFerrari Spider confirmed by new CEO
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LaFerrari Spider confirmed by new CEO

The LaFerrari Spider has been confirmed by Sergio Marchionne, boss of both Fiat Chrysler and Ferrari, in a wide-ranging lunchtime chat with an assortment automotive journalists. According to Automobile, the outspoken chief executive stated: "The only future product connected to LaFerrari is the Spider. Which is no secret since potential customers have already been approached...


Ferrari supercars recalled in Australia over Takata airbag issue
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Ferrari supercars recalled in Australia over Takata airbag issue

A total of 58 Ferrari vehicles designated for Australian delivery have been recalled over a possible fault related to fully assembled Takata-sourced driver's side airbags in eight of the Italian brand's super and hypercars...


The car enthusiast is not dying
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The car enthusiast is not dying

Rumour of the demise of car enthusiasts, to paraphrase the late great Mark Twain, has been greatly exaggerated. Last week our founder and chief provocateur Alborz wrote a column from the heart, stating his fear that the next-generation didn’t hold the same zeal for all things automotive as in years gone by...


Ferrari: turbos, hybrids to yield 20 per cent emissions reduction by 2021 says engine boss
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Ferrari: turbos, hybrids to yield 20 per cent emissions reduction by 2021 says engine boss

Ferrari will expand its use of turbocharging and hybrid technology as part of plans to cut its carbon emissions by 20 per cent by 2021, according to its global engine head. Speaking with industry journal Automotive News Europe, powertrain director Vittorio Dini said Ferrari will widen its use of turbochargers on its V8 powerplants, while continuing to team hybrid systems with V12 engines...


Ferrari LaFerrari XX spy shots and details emerge
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Ferrari LaFerrari XX spy shots and details emerge

The Ferrari LaFerrari XX is rumoured to be a Formula One car for the road. The Italian sports car specialist brand has confirmed it is working on a more intense and performance-oriented version of the already insane Ferrari LaFerrari, and the model seen in these spy pictures - the Ferrari LaFerrari XX - is rumoured to push its connection to Formula One even further than the regular car...


Hublot MP-05 LaFerrari watch pays tribute to Italian supercar
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Hublot MP-05 LaFerrari watch pays tribute to Italian supercar

Hublot has created a limited edition watch as a tribute to the LaFerrari. The Swiss watchmaker says the Hublot MP-05 LaFerrari was developed alongside teams at Ferrari in parallel with the 708kW hybrid hypercar in terms of its technical and design features...


LaFerrari fine-tuned by Fernando Alonso
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LaFerrari fine-tuned by Fernando Alonso

Ferrari’s new flagship, the LaFerrari, continues its gruelling test schedule after its Geneva motor show debut, only now with Formula One driver Fernando Alonso behind the wheel. Ferrari is currently testing and tuning the upcoming supercar at its Fiorano test track, close to the factory itself...


Ferrari to ripen relationship with Apple
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Ferrari to ripen relationship with Apple

The relationship between Ferrari and tech giant Apple is set to expand, with the Italian supercar maker's CEO hinting at future endeavours during the Geneva motor show...


LaFerrari: Italy's most powerful ever production car revealed
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LaFerrari: Italy's most powerful ever production car revealed

The fastest and most powerful Ferrari production car in history, the LaFerrari, has been unveiled at the 2013 Geneva motor show. The latest in a long line of special series cars from the iconic Italian sports car manufacturer, the highly anticipated Ferrari Enzo replacement becomes the first to employ a hybrid drivetrain to deliver its record-shattering performance...