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Hot SUV: Skoda Kodiaq RS pricing and specification

Skoda Australia has announced the pricing and specification of its new twin-turbo Kodiaq RS range-topper, which is currently the fastest 7-seat SUV on the Nürburgring. Offered as a single and highly-specified model, the hot SUV will arrive in Australia priced from $65,990 before on-road costs, making it the most expensive …

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Hyundai announces lighter i30N Project C Special Edition

Hyundai has announced a lighter special edition i30 N model called the Project C which sadly, is off limits to Australian customers. Offered only to European buyers, the special model takes its name from the high-performance vehicle testing and development “Area C” track facility at Hyundai’s Namyang R&D centre. Hyundai …

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McLaren F1 LM-Spec sold for a record US$19.8M

You know something is special about a car when it fetches a record US$19,805,000 (A$29,273,275) at RM Sotheby’s auction at the Monterey Car Week. That’s exactly what this striking McLaren F1 commands. So, what so special about it? Let’s start with some history. Following the F1’s Le Mans victory in …

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Lamborghini debuts Special Edition Aventador SVJ 63 and Huracán EVO GT

Lamborghini has dropped a pair of special edition models at the Monterey Car Week. Created to mark the raging bull’s founding year of 1963, the aptly named Lamborghini Aventador SVJ 63 Roadster made its public debut alongside another special Lambo called the Huracán EVO GT Celebration. According to Lamborghini, the …

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2020 Mercedes-AMG A35 pricing and specification

Mercedes-AMG has announced the pricing and specifications for the A35 hatch and sedan, which are set to hit Australian showrooms in September and October, respectively. Sitting below the recently unveiled AMG A45, the A35 is the new entry point to the Mercedes-AMG line-up. Prices for the A35 hatchback will start …

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Texas tuner gives Toyota Supra a manual it deserves

For a cool US$12,000, or A$17,737, Texas tuner will fit a 3rd pedal to your new 2020 Toyota Supra Like it or not, a modern automatic transmission can shift gears faster than any human could ever muster with three pedals, and that’s one of the reasons most sports cars these …

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Ouch! Chevrolet Corvette Stingray C8 wrecked

The Chevrolet Corvette C8 Stingray has only been launched a couple of weeks and one has already been wrecked! The first crash is always big news and this C8 met an early end in the hills around Yosemite in California. Details are scarce but the American muscle car was reportedly …

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Rumour: 298kW BMW M140e electrified hot hatch in the works

The BMW M140e could arrive as early as 2020 So different is the automotive landscape now compared to just a few years ago that not a day goes by without a manufacturer announcing yet another hybrid or fully electric model. If the latest report from Automobile in the US is …

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BMW 8 Series Gran Coupé pricing and specification

The all-new BMW 8 Series Gran Coupé is set for its local debut in Q4 2019 with two variants: the 840i and M850i xDrive. Priced from $199,900 plus on-road costs, the 840i Gran Coupé is $3,000 cheaper than the 840i Coupé while featuring the same 3.0-litre turbocharged in-line six petrol …

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Rumour: Bugatti Crossover could be an EV with Rimac powertrain

Bugatti is said to be seriously considering building a crossover, which could reportedly feature an all-electric powertrain. It’s no secret the maker of the mighty Chiron is keen to expand its product range, having previously considered a luxury sedan. However, with lackluster sedan sales globally, Bugatti is now focusing on …

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Caught: 2020 Volkswagen Golf Mk8 snapped fully undisguised!

The next-generation Volkswagen Golf Mk8 has been caught on camera without a shred of camouflage during a recent outing for a commercial shoot, in preparation for the car’s launch next year. Dressed in an eye-catching lime green body colour, the scoop confirms the Mk8 Golf will sport an evolutionary – …

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Powered-up 2020 Ford Mustang 2.3L High Performance coming next year

The 2020 Ford Mustang 2.3L High Performance will succeed the EcoBoost in Australia next year as Ford upgrades its entry-level four-pot Pony. Developed by Ford Performance and shared with the Focus RS, the 2.3L High Performance gets more power and torque, along with a raft of added features compare to …

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Tuned Volkswagen Polo GTI more powerful than Golf R

Remember the Volkswagen Polo R WRC Street? We don’t blame you, as it was only produced in limited numbers in left-hand drive as part of the homologation requirement for WRC. It featured a tweaked version of the Golf GTI’s 2.0-litre turbocharged mill that churns out 162kW and 349Nm of torque. …

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