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2019 Kia Picanto GT brings turbo power and attitude to the micro car

Kia has brought turbo power to its popular Picanto micro car three years after its local debut. Featuring a three-cylinder 1.0-litre direct-injected turbocharged petrol engine, the Picanto GT is said to come with ‘an attitude and athletic ability’. The perky little engine delivers 74kW at 4,500rpm and 172Nm of torque …

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2020 BMW 7 Series facelift – Giant nostrils comes standard

If you think the kidney grille on the BMW X7 is huge, the one on the facelifted 2020 BMW 7 Series is massive! It’s probably smaller than its SUV sibling in actual size but crafted on the 7 Series’ smaller front fascia, it definitely stands out and will no doubt …

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Subaru builds special widebody WRX STI S209 for the U.S.

Subaru has taken the wraps off its limited edition WRX STI S209 at the Detroit Motor Show. Some of you might remember the Subaru WRX STI S207 and S208, two high-performance variants exclusive to the Japanese market. The S209 however, has been built exclusively for the U.S. market. Based on …

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2019 BMW 3 Series arriving in March priced from $67,900

BMW has announced the pricing and specification of the all-new 2019 BMW 3 Series which will arrive in local showrooms in March, priced from $67,900 plus on-road costs. Offered initially in just two variants – the familiar 320d and 330i, the latter priced from $70,900. Standard equipment is extensive and …

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2019 Subaru Forester 2.5i Premium Review

If you are struggling to distinguish the 5th-generation Subaru Forester from its 4th-generation predecessor, that’s OK because this is the best Forester thus far from Subaru. Like the Impreza on which it is based, Subaru has spent the development money wisely, making big improvements where it counts. The new Forester …

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2020 Toyota Supra revealed – by accident!

The 2020 Toyota Supra is set to bow in at the North American International Auto Show in February but a promotional clip has slipped through the guards at the big T and found its way onto the web, revealing the hotly anticipated sports coupé in full! The 45-second video features …

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Toyota boss takes his bespoke Century GRMN to the track

Remember the super-hot Toyota Century GRMN belonging to Toyota boss, Akio Toyoda from last year? Well, it’s been caught out in the wild again, this time on a racetrack! Captured by fans in what appears to be a gathering of top performance vehicles from Toyota, Toyoda arrives in his bespoke …

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Brabham announces Road Legal option for BT62

Owners of the limited edition Brabham BT62 track car now have the option of driving their cars on public roads, thanks to the new Road Compliance Conversion option that will make their cars road legal. The Conversion option will first be offered in Europe where Brabham Automotive in the UK …

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Rumour: Lexus IS F making a possible comeback in 2022

Having spearheaded the ‘F’ high-performance brand for Lexus in 2007, the IS F is conspicuously missing from the Japanese carmaker’s current line-up, replaced by the RC F coupé. However, the high-powered sedan will reportedly be making a possible comeback. According to Japanese website Spyder 7, the next-generation IS F will …

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Suzuki imagines new Jimny as a retro mini pickup truck

Suzuki has dropped two teaser images of its first custom concepts based on the all-new Jimny off-roader, which is scheduled to debut at the 2019 Tokyo Auto Salon in mid-January. Called the Jimny Survive and based on the JDM model, the first concept is powered by a 0.66-litre turbocharged three-cylinder …

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Rare metal: R32 Nissan Skyline HKS Zero-R – just one of four in the world

While the current-generation R35 Nissan GT-R may be the fastest and most technologically advanced of the revered badge, it’s far from the most exclusive. That crown goes to the Skyline R32 HKS Zero-R from the 1990s where less than a handful was built. Made by HKS in the early 1990’s, …

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Happy festive season and a very Happy New Year!

Well, it’s that time of the year again and the team here at ForceGT would like to wish everyone a safe and happy festive season and a very Happy New Year! We thank you for your support and look forward to bringing you more of what we all love in …

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Video: Mercedes-AMG A45 shows off ‘drift-mode’ in new teaser

Mercedes-AMG has given us an early Christmas present in the form of an A45 teaser video. Described as “not another Christmas video” by AMG, the festive-themed clip started off with some Chrismassy tunes and quickly transitions into scenes of the high-performance hot hatch doing power slides on the track. Covered …

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Lamborghini Urus gets bold body kit from Vorsteiner

The Lamborghini Urus isn’t what you’d call demure, but Vorsteiner obviously thinks otherwise as they have introduced a body kit that dials up the Lambo SUV’s aggression an extra notch. At the front, the kit brings a more prominent lower splitter and a carbon fibre bonnet with a prominent extractor …

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