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Audi S8 vs Jaguar XJR vs Mercedes-Benz S63

The essence of white-knuckle driving pleasure is composed of howling V8s, flickering stability control lights and a lust factor that grows in proportion with speed. Which is why this trio has absolutely no ambition to stitch up the hole in

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Nissan GT-R Nismo

It takes a certain level of driver to test a Nissan GT-R – a car with a 0-100km/h time of 2.7sec – and say, “Can you make it quicker?” In the six years since Nissan dropped the Skyline moniker and

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Tunehouse Racing 86

Claiming the crown of ‘Australia’s fastest or most powerful anything’ is a bold statement. But clocking the fastest lap time for an Toyota 86 or Subaru BRZ at the Yokohama World Time Attack Challenge – Australia’s annual tuner slugfest at

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Hyundai i30 SR

In a game of automotive ‘hot or not’, Hyundai makes no bones about the fact that the new SR version of its i30 hatch is closer to the ‘warm’ side of the ledger. Despite tucking a 2.0-litre version of the

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Peugeot reveals its 2016 Dakar monster

Apparently Peugeot’s 2008 DKR wasn’t as competitive as it hoped this year. That’s because the brand has revealed a 2016 car which turns out to have been heavily re-engineered for next year’s upcoming cross continent desert race. Despite the original

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Mercedes-AMG may be building a new halo supercar

While the Mercedes-AMG GT has no doubt plugged the gap left in Benz’s model range after the SLS’s exit, we know it’s not a direct replacement. The GT was developed to be cheaper, more practical, and achieve much greater volume

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Kia Rio joins World Rallycross

If you ever needed proof that simply giving a car the racing treatment was enough to make it look cool, this Kia Rio is it. Anyone who’s of a similar vintage to the MOTOR crew might remember the first Gran

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Renault buys Lotus F1 team

Renault looks set to return to Formula 1 as a works entry in 2016 following an announcement that it has signed a letter of intent to take a controlling stake in the Lotus F1 team. The Lotus team has been

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Audi Sport Quattro in the Alps

In the beginning there was the UR quattro, and it was a car of many firsts. It was the first all-wheel drive car in the World Rally Championship, it was the first car to give a woman a WRC win

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Alfa Romeo Giulia smashes sedan Nurburgring record

Alfa Romeo came out of nowhere with the 380kW, rear-drive Giulia – and now it is claiming a sedan-record seven minute, 39 second Nurburgring lap time. Tagged as representing another great resurgence of the Italian brand, Alfa Romeo used the

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