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Vilner restores 1976 Datsun 280Z to its former glory and more

This 1976 Datsun 280Z Fairlady Z is arguably one of the most unique projects to come out of Vilner Studio and the story of the car is no less interesting than the project itself. Rescued from its owner in Hamburg who is associated with Erich Hartmann – Bubi, a successful …

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Ford confirms new Focus ST specifications – arriving early 2020

The all-new Ford Focus ST will arrive in Australia in early 2020 with a wider line-up including the first paddleshift automatic to the high performance model to broaden its appeal. “Local enthusiasts have made it clear that there’s a desire for highly engaging performance hatches,” said Kay Hart, President and …

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2019 Volkswagen Golf GTI now $47,990 driveaway

Volkswagen has announced the MY19 Volkswagen Golf GTI will be offered with a driveaway price of $47,990 until March 31. Now available solely as a five door with the heart of the 2017 limited run Golf GTI Performance Edition 1, the Golf GTI now packs 180kW of power and 370Nm …

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Wald International Black Bison kit brings G-Class looks to the Suzuki Jimny

Tuners and enthusiasts alike love the new Suzuki Jimny’s Mercedes G-Class inspired looks and the latest to get their hands on the mini off-roader is Wald International with their Black Bison kit. The Japanese tuner seems to have taken inspiration from the rugged G500 4×42 with their exterior kit for …

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2020 BMW X3 M and X4 M unveiled, blitz 0-100km/h in 4.2 sec

BMW has taken the wraps off its new 2020 X3 M and X4 M which will join the brand’s expanding high-performance line-up come April when it goes into production. Powered by a new twin-turbo 3.0-litre straight-six petrol that pumps out 353kW (480hp) and 600Nm of torque, the engine is connected …

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2020 Mitsubishi ASX gets a major facelift

Mitsubishi has unveiled the 2020 ASX compact SUV which is set to bow in at the Geneva International Motor Show, and depending on where you live, the model is also known as the Outlander Sport or RVR. While the front fascia, which now adopts the brand’s Dynamic Shield, is all …

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Toyota TRD reveals Performance Line parts for 2020 GR Supra

Barely has the dust settled from the new Toyota GR Supra’s unveiling and we have the first tuning proposal for the reborn icon. Fittingly, the GR Supra Performance Line Concept is from none other than Toyota’s official tuner – Toyota Racing Development, or TRD. Officially, it’s a concept but judging …

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Breaking: Holden’s owner General Motor leaving Australia?

In news just in, General Motors is said to be pulling out of Australia, although the Holden badge may stay. Holden’s American owners, General Motor is reportedly in talks to divest itself from its Australian operations, following a similar move in Europe where it sold Opel and Vauxhall to the …

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Volkswagen Dune Buggy returns as an all-electric concept

Volkswagen is bringing the iconic dune buggy from the 1960s and 1970s back at this year’s Geneva Motor Show in the form of a fully electric concept based on the company’s modular electric drive matrix (MEB). “A buggy is more than a car. It is vibrancy and energy on four …

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Toyota 86, Subaru BRZ facing the axe? [UPDATE]

Update: Added a statement from Toyota America suggests the Toyota 86 is not dead as rumoured.  The Toyota 86 and Subaru BRZ twins have been around since 2012, but with the introduction of the new A90 Supra, questions are being raised whether the sports coupe will get renewed for another …

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New Renault Clio V debuts with upmarket styling and hi-tech cabin

Renault has taken the wraps off its all-new 2019 Clio V hatch bringing more upmarket styling and a tech-heavy interior ready to lure buyers away from the Ford Fiesta and Volkswagen Polo. Headlining the range is the R.S Line which replaces the outgoing model’s GT-Line. It gets a sportier styling …

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Ford confirms compact pickup to sit under the Ranger

Ford has announced it will be building a small pickup using the next-generation Focus’ unibody platform to slot below the Ranger. Speaking at an auto industry conference in Detroit, Ford’s global vice president for marketing and sales, Jim Farley confirm told news media we “can expect new name plates below …

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