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Jaguar XE SV Project 8 breaks its own Nürburgring record

The 441kW Jaguar XE SV Project 8 super saloon has beaten its own Nürburgring Nordschleife lap record for a production four-door, cutting 2.9 seconds off its previous lap time set in November 2017 to 7min 18.361 seconds. The Project 8 is also the first vehicle to set an official whole …

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Audi Q3 Sportback debuts as brand’s first coupe-crossover

Audi is adding a compact SUV with coupé styling to its model range with the new Q3 Sportback. The new model combines the strong presence and versatile everyday convenience of an SUV with the sporty elegance and agile handling of a coupé. This makes it the first coupe-crossover of the …

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2020 BMW X1 LCI arrives in October from $44,500

BMW Australia has announced the pricing of the facelifted (or LCI in BMW speak) 2020 BMW X1 which goes on sale in October 2019. Priced from $44,500 for the sDrive18i, the front-wheel driven, entry-level model is motivated by a 103kW/220Nm 1.5-litre turbocharged three-cylinder petrol engine that is good for a …

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Next-gen Jaguar F-Type spotted testing at Nurburgring

Jaguar has let loose its next-generation F-Type sports car for the first time, with a prototype spotted pounding the Nurburgring circuit this week. Despite the heavy camouflage, the F-Type prototype could be seen adopting slimmer headlights which flank a wider grille positioned lower than before. There also appear to be …

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Spied: BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe hits the road

The BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe rumour mill has been turning since 2013, even before the 2 Series Coupe was launched. Anticipation got even higher with a 2016 speculation that an M2 Gran Coupe was in the works. We can speculate no more now as BMW has brought out to …

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Mid-engined, RHD 2020 Chevrolet C8 Corvette Stingray confirmed for OZ

The radically overhauled 2020 Chevrolet C8 Corvette Stingray has been confirmed for Australia, with the iconic American sports car being built in right-hand drive for export markets around the world. Dave Buttner, Chairman and Managing Director of Holden, said: “The news that Corvette will now be built in right-hand drive …

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Ford introduces Black Shadow Pack for MY2020 Mustang GT

Ford Australia has introduced a raft of eye-catching new colours, as well as greater personalisation options for the MY2020 Mustang GT Fastback. The model can now be optioned with a new Black Shadow Pack for $1,000. It adds: Black painted roof Black bonnet stripes Black side stripes Unique 10-spoke dark …

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Lotus unveils 1,492kW all-electric Evija hypercar

The Lotus Evija hypercar has made its world debut at an exclusive event in London. Billed as the world’s first all-electric British hypercar, striking two-seater EV tasked with re-establishing Lotus as a leader of engineering and design. Said to be the most powerful and dynamically accomplished road car Lotus has …

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2020 Mitsubishi Pajero brings added safety, improved infotainment

Mitsubishi today announced the Australian arrival of its 2020 Pajero, which has been updated with added safety features and improved infotainment connectivity. The streamlined Pajero range now includes the GLX and GLS models, with the top-spec Exceed variant discontinued. “The authenticity and capability of the Pajero is what our customers …

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BMW M5 Competition joins Victoria Police

BMW Australia has expanded its police presence in Victoria with the delivery a specially-liveried BMW M5 Competition to the state’s policing force. Joining the existing fleet of BMW 5 Series police vehicles, the one-off M5 Competition will enter service as the force’s most powerful and quickest Highway Patrol car ever. …

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Next-gen Mitsubishi Lancer may be based on the Renault Megane 

The last-generation Lancer is arguably Mitsubishi’s longest running model, with production stretched across a full decade, starting from 2007 to 2017. The retirement of the ninth-generation model also signified the end of the road for the storied nameplate, which could be traced to way back in 1973 with the debut …

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Porsche committed to naturally aspirated engines, manuals for next decade

Old school and prefer naturally aspirated engines and manual transmissions? Porsche hears you and intends to keep building both for at least the next 10 years. Speaking to Australian publication What Car recently, Porsche GT boss Andreas Preuninger likens driving a high revving, naturally aspirated engine with a manual transmission …

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Bentley blasts into the future with electric EXP 100 GT Concept

Bentley has unveiled its latest concept called the EXP 100 GT, a stunning fully electric luxury Gran Turismo designed to preview what Bentley customers would be driving in 2035. Featuring a sleek and muscular body that explores the brand’s future design direction, it incorporates the company’s unmistakable DNA, with the …

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MINI goes full electric with Cooper SE

Urban mobility with purely electric drive can now also be experienced in a MINI with the new Cooper SE. As the first solely electrically powered model of the British brand, the Cooper SE features a 135 kW/270Nm electric motor driving the front wheels. An innovative driving dynamics system with wheel …

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