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2016 Mitsubishi Mirage Review

Three years on from its local introduction, Mitsubishi has given its baby 2016 Mitsubishi Mirage a makeover. The sixth generation Mirage now comes in two variants, with the mid-spec ES Sport dropped from the new lineup. Priced from $11,990 plus on-roads, the new ES is $1,000 cheaper than the superseded model and ships …

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Aston Martin DB11 takes on the Vulcan at Goodwood Hill Climb

Fresh out of the Geneva Motor Show, the Aston Martin DB11 stretches its legs taking on the Vulcan track beast at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. The new DB11 is the most powerful production DB to date, with its 5.2-litre twin-turbo V12 engine producing a massive 447kW and 700Nm of torque. Paired with a ZF-sourced eight-speed automatic transmission, the …

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Pagani’s latest bespoke Zonda: The MD

When Pagani first unveiled the Zonda back 1999, it was meant to be a limited production model. Finally in 2011 it was put to rest, or so we thought. Meet the Zonda MD, Pagani’s latest bespoke creation. It features a full carbon-body tinted in blue along with that glorious 7.3-litre 566kW …

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2017 Ford Ranger announced, comes loaded with extras

The 2017 Ford Ranger has been revealed and it comes with greater value throughout the model range. Across the line-up, all pick-up variants will benefit from reversing sensors and camera. In addition, XLT models will gain front parking sensors while the range topping Wilktrak will receive the newest SYNC3 infotainment …

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1 down 498 to go. LaFerrari crashes during Cavalcade [video]

Aaaaaannd crunch goes the LaFerrari. The exclusive hypercar met its unfortunate demise while partaking in the 2016 Ferrari Cavalcade rally in Cortina d’Amprezzo, Italy. The black and red LaFerrari suffered catastrophic damaged as it veered off the road, taking out a restaurant sign, Lancia Epsilon and finally mounting a large …

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Liberty Walk Lamborghini Huracan comes wider than ever

From render to reality, Liberty walk have finally completed their Lamborghini Huracan wide body kit. The outlandish tuner has been teasing us for over a year, strategically dropping cad renderings and stringing us along right through to its completion. Now that its here, we can safely say it was worth the wait, the final product is far more …

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2016 Volkswagen Passat Review

Since its introduction back in 1973, the German engineered Volkswagen Passat has been a solid hauler for families and businesses alike. Entering its eighth generation, the 2016 Passat has become the pinnacle of refinement, setting the standard for design, technology and practicality within its segment. Priced from $34,990 plus on-road costs, …

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Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato Coupe going into limited production

After a highly successful reveal at last months Concorso d’Eleganza event, Aston Martin has publicly revealed that their Vanquish Zagato Coupe design study will infact go into limited production. After the event, Aston Martin stated they received an “unprecedented customer interest” in the concept, leading to a decision to produce 99 examples of the stunning supercar. As …

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Mazda announces pricing for 2016 CX-9

Mazda Australia have revealed official pricing for the long awaited 2016 Mazda CX-9. The Japanese carmaker confirmed today that the entry-level Mazda CX-9 Sport will be available from $42,490*; a $1,280 reduction on the outgoing model. Next in the lineup is the core-grade Mazda CX-9 Touring which starts at $48,890*, then the …

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Insane 625kw Brabus 850 6.0 Cabrio leaves your AMG in the dust

Brabus have unveiled the world’s fastest cabriolet, the Brabus 850 6.0 Cabrio. Having started out life as a ‘tame’ Mercedes-AMG S63, the Cabrio has undergone a pretty extreme upgrade, taking the bi-turbo V8 from from a brisk 430kW to a ridiculous 625kW. There were no shortcuts taken with this build, the cylinders …

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Porsche unveils 911 Carrera S Endurance Racing Edition

    In celebration of the upcoming 24 Hours of Le Mans’s, Porsche’s “Exclusive” program have built a special Endurance Racing Edition variant of their popular 911 Carrera S model. This special model is based on the regular Carrera S which boasts a 309kW 3.0-litre flat-six engine. Its intricate livery comes inspired by the LMP1 919 Hybrid making use of …

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Unsatisfied with your BMW M2? Let Dahler beef it up

Really, how can anyone be dissatisfied with a BMW M2? In its stock form it’s already a competitive package. The 3.0-litre turbocharged straight-six engine pumps out an impressive 272kW and 465Nm of torque, which it channels to the rear wheels via either a 6 speed manual or 7 speed dual …

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Aussie gamers now eligible for Nissan PlayStation GT Academy

Ever dreamt of becoming a pro racer? Well here’s your chance; the 2016 Nissan PlayStation GT Academy is almost here. This year six territories are hosting the global initiative, which has seen 6 million entrants since it first launched in 2008. Live Recruitment Events will be setup in Australia, Indonesia, Mexico, …

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