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Porsche 918 flat-out at Phillip Island

MOTOR goes max attack at Phillip Island in Porsche’s 652kW hypercar. Didn’t you drive the 918 about a year ago? Where’s your comparison with this, P1 and LaFerrari? It’s coming! True, we’ve already reported on 918, thanks to our man

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Weekend Watch: the world's best rally car

Fans of modern rallying know that while the sport itself is very exciting, the cars don’t quite fire the imagination like those of yesteryear. Fed up with his “boring” home-built Subaru rally car, New Zealand youngster Alex Kelsey decided to

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Ferrari 458 Speciale

What is it? It’s the 458 Speciale, a hardcore, track-focused, powered-up, lightweight version of the Ferrari 458 Italia. What’s different? A surprising amount, to be honest. When you’re starting with a car as good as the 458, you’d forgive Ferrari’s

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FIRST FANG | Herrod Motorsport Ford Falcon XR8

Packing more than 500kW, we drive the ultimate XR8. What is it? It’s long-time Ford tuner Herrod Motorsport’s take on the new FG X Falcon XR8. What’s been done to it? Despite the short time frame between them receiving the

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New Camaro due for May reveal

The model hotly tipped to become Holden’s next-gen muscle car will be unveiled in Detroit on May 16. General Motors has released a teaser video revealing little more than a red, white and blue badge and the sixth-generation Camaro’s V8

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Renault Megane RS275 Trophy

Latest in a long line of special editions, the RS275 Trophy garnishes the R.S Megane with a few special bits to intensify its hot-hatch experience. THE DAMAGE: $52,990 VITALS: 2.0-litre turbocharged four, 201kW/360Nm, 6.0sec to 100km/h, front-drive, 1376kg THE ’RING

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Megane RS Trophy-R claims Albert Park lap record

After a Honda Civic Type R clocked a faster Nordschleife lap time as claim to world’s quickest production front driver, Renault has taken its Megane RS – and the fight – to Melbourne’s Albert Park. The result? A lap time of 2min23sec

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Holden Rodeo track monster | V8

Whether it’s a rare supercar or unsuspecting sleeper, local track days always produce the unexpected. Looking like something from Mad Max dropped on Formula One slicks, this mid-engine Holden Rodeo proved a recent Test and Tune day at Winton Raceway MOTOR attended

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The Holy Trinity of Hypercars

To sample one of the latest trio of hypercars – McLaren P1, Ferrari LaFerrari and Porsche 918 Spyder – would surely be top of most petrolheads’ wish lists. UK businessman and devoted petrolhead, Paul Bailey, was lucky enough to sample

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Subaru WRX STI

Subaru’s WRX STI has long been a favourite with the track day crowd. To see if the latest model can still cut the mustard, we took our long-term test car to one of Winton’s weekly ‘Test and Tune’ days. To see

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