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2016 Ford Mustang GT Convertible Review

The all-new 2016 Ford Mustang GT Convertible is currently the cheapest V8-powered open-top sports car you can buy in Australia. At $63,990 plus on-roads, the pony car costs almost $100k less than the next nearest V8 cabriolet. To step up from the Mustang without losing cylinders, you’ll be looking at …

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2016 Peugeot 208 GTi Review

The Peugeot 208 GTi was the car that brought the mojo back to the French car maker after it went wandering about for over a decade. Launched in late 2013, the 208 GTi instantly put smiles on our faces the moment we got behind the wheel. It was engagingly fun …

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First Look: 2017 Honda NSX Review

Introduced in 1990, the original Honda NSX was a groundbreaking supercar. It was the world’s first road car with an all-aluminium monocoque body, its shell was 50 per cent stronger than the Porsche 911 of the time and its 8000 rpm 3.0-litre V6 engine features titanium connecting rods – a …

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2016 Volkswagen Polo GTI Review

If you have just graduated from go-karts academy, or progressed from Gran Turismo to the real world, chances are you will be looking at one of these: Toyota 86, Mazda MX-5, Subaru BRZ, Ford Fiesta, Honda CR-Z, Peugeot 308 GTi, Hyundai Veloster Turbo, Kia Pro_Cee’d GT, Abarth 595, Renault Clio …

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2016 Mazda MX-5 2.0-litre Roadster Manual Review

The Mazda MX-5 is the world’s most successful roadster, with global sales fast approaching the one million mark since its launch in 1989. First hatched by a group of Mazda U.S. staffers that wanted an affordable, fun-to-drive lightweight sports car modeled on early European sports cars such as the original …

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2016 Ford Mustang EcoBoost and GT Review

After more than 50 years, Australians can finally buy a brand new right-hand-drive Ford Mustang from a local Ford dealership with full factory warranty. It’s the first time in history the iconic pony car is sold globally and comes with its steering on the right direct from the US production …

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2016 Lexus GS F Review

In a world increasingly dominated by turbochargers and tricked twin-clutches, it’s refreshing to see Lexus giving the one finger salute to the establishment and persevere with its large capacity, naturally aspirated engines and torque converter automatics. Like the Lexus IS F and RC F before it, the GS F is …

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Holden Commodore SSV Redline v Subaru WRX STI v Audi TTS review

Conceived on different continents and philosophically opposed, these three fun machines – Holden Commodore SSV Redline, Subaru WRX STI and Audi TTS – can’t be closer rivals when it comes to performance, and just performance. They all crack 100km/h from rest in less than five seconds, have immensely addictive aural characteristic …

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2016 Lexus RC 200t Review

After decades of watching the Germans dominating the luxury sports coupe segment like nobody’s business, Japanese premium marque Lexus finally rocked up to the party in 2015, unfashionably late but promising. The rear-wheel-drive RC coupe is Lexus’ answer to the BMW 4 Series, Audi A5 and Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe. And I’m utterly …

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2016 Holden VFII Commodore SSV Redline Review

This is it, the last Australian developed and built Holden VF Commodore, signalling the end of an era with the Series II revision, the biggest update since the VF’s launch in 2013. Appropriately, the countdown to the end of local production has shifted the public’s attention toward the lineup’s performance hero, the V8-powered …

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2016 Audi TTS Coupe Review

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Captivating audiences since 1995, the Audi TT has always stolen the spotlight. Its curvaceous yet sporty lines came well matched with its predictable dynamics, making it one of the world’s best driver cars. 21 years later and into its third generation, we review the 2016 Audi TTS; a middle ground performance …

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Head to Head: Subaru WRX STI vs Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X Final Edition

Subaru WRX STI and Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution, two of the most recognisable name plates in world rally since the mid-90s. They were deadly rivals right from the start, both designed with only one aim in mind – to dash across the uncompromising terrain of rally stages as fast as possible. …

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2016 Audi RS3 Sportback Review

Meet the latest hot hatch king in Australia – the 2016 Audi RS3 Sportback. As I sit in front of my MacBook to write this article, I still couldn’t wipe that silly grin off my face. It is the best hot hatch I’ve driven in the last couple of years! …

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