Alvin Lee

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2018 Ford Mustang GT Convertible Review

In a world of electrification, hybrid drive and downsizing, one car remains an icon for none of those. Carbon emissions and fuel efficiency are words it does not understand. And it chokes on good manners. The Ford Mustang is still unmistakably, unashamedly a Mustang. Amen to that. For 2018, Ford …

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Skoda sharpens pricing on 2018 Octavia RS range

Skoda has sharpened the pricing of the Octavia RS range, which has been simplified to two levels of specification – RS and RS245. The line-up is now exclusively offered with the 7-speed DSG with the 6-speed manual gearbox no longer available. Priced from $39,990 plus on-roads, the RS represents the …

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2019 Mercedes-Benz C-Class updated with mild-hybrid tech

Now in its fifth year of production, the Mercedes-Benz C-Class has been given a refreshed for 2019, with updates to its exterior and interior as well as added technology and features. The C-Class range also adds hybrid power with the C 200 models for the first time via a new …

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BMW 8 Series Convertible begins testing ahead of early 2019 debut

BMW is undertaking development of a further model variant of the new BMW 8 Series coupe. With intensive function trials and test drives between Las Vegas and Death Valley in the USA, the critical phase in the series development for the upcoming 8 Series Convertible has now begun. The results …

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Volkswagen Golf R Special Edition lobs upgraded brakes and exhaust

Volkswagen’s Golf R performance range is streamlined to two equipment packed variants for 2019 with the addition of 400 Special Editions that – in an Australian first – bristle with R Performance Options. While the Golf R hatch and the Golf R Wagon gain the standard fitment of Adaptive Cruise …

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Limited edition Lexus RC F and GS F honour 10 years of F Line

Lexus has launched limited-edition models of its RC F coupe and GS F sedan to mark the 10th anniversary of the luxury brand’s F Line of high performance vehicles. The powerful lines and sculpted surfaces of the limited-edition models are accentuated by a matte paint finish that is also applied …

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Bugatti Divo unveiled as Chiron-based, track-focused model

Bugatti is reviving its coachbuilding tradition with the new Divo hypercar, an ultra exclusive model based on the Chiron. Unveiled today in Monterey, California, the Divo is a “super sports car tuned for agility, nimbleness and optimum handling performance on winding roads”. Limited to just 40 units worldwide – all …

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All-new 2019 BMW Z4 breaks cover

The well-known venue of the Concours d’Elegance in Pebble Beach has become the setting for the world premiere of the highly anticipated all-new BMW Z4. The German carmaker will present the BMW Z4 M40i First Edition, a limited run special edition model with exclusive design and equipment features, including a …

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Lamborghini Aventador SV Jota unveiled in first official images

Updated with new photos Official photos of the upcoming Lamborghini Aventador Superveloce Jota have surfaced online thanks to the H.R. Owen Lamborghini dealership in the United Kingdom. Due for its world premiere at Pebble Beach this week, the latest iteration of the Aventador supercar has just recently smashed the lap record …

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Updated Toyota HiLux SR and SR5 models get Rogue front fascia

Toyota has updated selected HiLux SR and SR5 models with the same bold new front fascia as the one found on the top-spec HiLux Rogue. Styled by Toyota’s Melbourne-based development team, the redesigned front end features a stronger, more vertical profile with its large trapezoidal grille, honeycomb insert and outboard …

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Alfa Romeo GTV expected in 2021 with 600hp electrified powertrain

As confirmed through the five-year product portfolio released earlier this year, Alfa Romeo will be resurrecting the iconic GTV nameplate in 2021. The Italian brand’s first C-segment high performance coupe in over a decade will take on rivals such as the Mercedes-AMG C 63, BMW M4 and Audi RS 5. …

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Hyundai Kona gains more equipment and new Go range-opener

Greater standard equipment and a new range-opening Go variant are some of the updates aimed at making the refreshed 2019 Hyundai Kona an even more compelling proposition in the popular small SUV class. 2019 Kona Active, Elite and Highlander now include a new 8-inch satellite navigation system and Krell 8-speaker …

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2019 BMW Z4 leaked ahead of Pebble Beach debut

Official photos of the new BMW Z4 have been leaked on the internet, giving us a first glimpse of the new roadster ahead of its global premiere later this month at Pebble Beach. Shown here in M140i guise, the new Z4 closely resembles the concept that debut last year and …

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