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Video: YouTuber turns her Tesla Model 3 into a custom ute

US-based Swedish YouTuber and inventor Simone Giertz has become the first person in the world to get their hands on an all-electric Tesla ute – by way of making one herself with the assistance of a group of other YouTube personalities.  Created due to her wanting a pickup truck to …

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2019 Jaguar I-Pace EV400 SE Review

To most people, the Jaguar brand is one that is most commonly associated with somewhat old-world quintessential Britishness. Think petrol-guzzling engines and lots of leather and wood grain all wrapped up in a classic three-box sedan package. But the Jaguar of today couldn’t be further from where it was in …

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2020 Alpine A110S brings more power, improved dynamics

Alpine has revealed a new variant of its A110 mid-engined sports car dubbed the A110S, which brings more power, improved dynamics, and tweaked looks to the party.  Arguably the biggest highlight of the A110S will be its engine, which sees the boost increased on its 1.8-litre turbocharged four-pot that sits …

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Vandenbrink transforms Ferrari 612 into a shooting brake

Dutch coachbuilder Vandenbrink Design has unveiled a Ferrari 612 Scaglietti it has transformed into a shooting brake, with the company prepared to do a limited run of similar builds if the customer demand is there.  While the company first penned the unique redesign for the 612 all the way back …

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Jaguar reveals sleeker, toned-down XE Project 8 Touring

Jaguar has unveiled a new version of its bonkers, track-focused XE Project 8 super-sedan dubbed the Touring, which is aimed at being easier to live with in the real world than the ‘standard’ car.  Most notably differentiating it from the Project 8 we’ve been familiar with up till this point, …

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Tesla Model 3 Australian pricing and specifications announced

Tesla Motors has finally announced Australian pricing and specifications for its hotly-anticipated all-electric Model 3 compact executive sedan, which is set to start appearing on Aussie roads this August.  With the online configurator going live on Tesla’s Australian website to both those with reservations and the general public, it means …

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2020 Lexus RX to gain sharper looks, more tech

Lexus has revealed its heavily refreshed 2020 RX and RX L ahead of an Australian launch currently slated for towards the end of 2019, with the revised model gaining a new look and a stack of additional technology. On the outside, the RX’s sheet metal has been given some subtle …

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Ferrari SF90 Stradale revealed as company’s first plug-in hybrid

Ferrari has lifted the lid on not only its first plug-in hybrid, but also its most powerful road car yet – the SF90 Stradale – which attempts to bridge the gap between its screaming petrol-powered past and its electrified future.  Positioned stylistically as an evolution of the 488 and F8 …

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2019 Mazda3 sedan pricing and specifications

Mazda Australia has announced pricing and specifications for its all-new Mazda3 sedan just a month after the launch of the hatch, with the sedan adopting an almost identical range and pricing as its twin-under-the-skin.  Priced from $24,990 for the manual base model and maxing out at $37,990 for a top-spec …

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2020 Toyota Supra Australian pricing revealed

Toyota Australia has finally announced pricing for what is one of the most hotly-anticipated cars in recent memory, the 2020 GR Supra, along with revealing the date the order books will officially open.  Locally, two trim levels will be offered, largely mirroring the specifications seen in other markets, although the …

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2019 McLaren GT debuts with 456kW, 570 litres of boot space

McLaren Automotive has revealed its hotly-anticipated GT – a new addition to the company’s range aimed at being softer and plusher than its current crop of racy mid-engined supercars.  Aimed at taking on established players in the GT segment including the Aston Martin DB11 and Bentley Continental GT, McLaren’s GT …

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ACE EV set to jump-start local vehicle production in Adelaide

Although Brabham Automotive may already be building its track-focused BT62 supercar in Adelaide – former home to Holden, Mitsubishi, and Chrysler’s Australian manufacturing efforts – another new player in the Aussie automotive landscape, ACE EV, is set to give large-scale automotive production a jump-start in the City of Churches.  The previously …

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