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Ford Falcon XR6

What do a little bear’s bed, a breakfast cereal, and the Ford Falcon XR6 all have in common? All feel ‘just right’. As you’re probably aware, not much has changed in the transition to FG X, but it’s a good

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Volkswagen Golf GTI

It’s the Goldilocks effect: some cars don’t initially blow you away with a particular attribute, but slowly wriggle their way into your affections with an inherent rightness. Volkswagen’s Golf GTI has traditionally been one such car. Rarely the fastest, sharpest

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Tuned Veyron versus Kawasaki H2R superbike

When it comes to sheer acceleration no production vehicle with four wheels can match the Bugatti Veyron. However, as a drag race organised by Super Street magazine revealed, things are different when you include vehicles equipped with handlebars. Known as

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Subaru WRX STI long-term update

Having made their name in rallying, Subarus aren’t afraid of a bit of dirt. I’d wanted to vist the remote Victorian town of Woods Point for a while, as I’d heard that the road leading there was worth a visit.

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Weekly Wallpaper: Nissan GT-R versus Porsche 911 GT2

Back in 2009, we found ourselves in a predicament. How did you throw the just-released Nissan GT-R in to a traditional comparison? It would have vaporised a BMW M3 and simply laughed at a similarly priced Mercedes-Benz CLK. Nothing in

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Tesla's Model S P85D will scare Ferraris

Often we apply a good deal of scepticism to acceleration times quoted by manufacturers. Nissan, for instance, claims its GT-R can fire from 0 to 100km/h in 2.7sec – something you’d achieve only if you dropped it from a plane.

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Why Nissan's Le Mans car is front-wheel drive

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ll have heard about Nissan’s radical new Le Mans car, the NISMO GT-R LM. Unlike its more traditional LMP1 rivals from Porsche, Toyota and Audi, which are all mid-engined and rear-wheel drive, Nissan

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Sebastien Loeb flat out on the Nurburgring

Sebastien Loeb has conquered the world’s rally stages, now he’s attempting to do the same to the world’s racetracks. The nine-time World Rally Champion is in his second season in the World Touring Car Championship, a series which, let’s face

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The fastest motor sport on earth

Forget Formula One, only a Top Fuel drag racer would have a chance. The footage above is from the European Slot Car Championship finals, held in Finland. The action starts at 41 seconds in and has to be seen to

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Tesla Model S goes drifting

Who says you need petrol to go sideways? One of the benefits of electric cars is the massive slug of torque available as soon as you touch the accelerator pedal – ideal for drifting. It seems Japanese drifting legend Nobuteru

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