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Ford Falcon Sprints: the engines

In the lead-up to the release of the Falcon Sprints, there was plenty of media speculation – including from us at MOTOR – about just how far Ford would go for these last hurrahs. On paper, the answer is not

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Porsche 918 Spyder at The Island

We don’t know who designed the Phillip Island circuit, but we wouldn’t be surprised if they were the sort of person who watches car crash compilations on YouTube for fun. It’s the kind of place where, if you fall off,

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Geek Speak | Bugatti’s Lethal W16

IF EVER there was a donk that didn’t need a power-up, the quad-turbo Bugatti W16 was it. Despite that, news the Bugatti Chiron will solve the shortcomings of the Veyron – it wasn’t fast enough, obviously – by being more

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Mercedes-AMG SL63

When it’s time to reheat an existing model it’s odd for a car company not to bump power up even a few token kilowatts, but the new Mercedes-AMG SL63 is probably the one car that could get away with it.

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GENEVA MOTOR SHOW: Bentley Mulsanne Extended Wheelbase

Bentley’s boosted the exclusivity of its Mulsanne range with a new longer ultra-luxury limo. Unimaginatively named the Mulsanne Extended Wheelbase, Bentley’s placed an extra 250mm in between the axles of its flagship, taking the car’s wheelbase to 3516mm and length

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EXCLUSIVE: Next Porsche 911 GT3 to offer six-speed manual

In music to the ears of enthusiasts everywhere, Porsche will reintroduce a manual gearbox to its 991.2 GT3 and GT3 RS models. While sales of Porsche’s hardcore 911 models have exploded since they switched to a dual-clutch only format, many

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GENEVA MOTOR SHOW: Audi S4 Avant revealed

Audi’s next RS4 is going to be a right animal if its newly-unveiled baby brother S4 Avant is any indication. With a 3.0-litre single-turbo V6 producing 260kW, and 500Nm from 1400-4500rpm, the new S4 Avant bolts to 100km/h in a

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GENEVA MOTOR SHOW: McLaren 570GT revealed

McLaren’s officially gone soft. Sort of. In what is touted the most luxurious McLaren ever, the resurgent British supercar maker has whipped the covers off the new 570GT, a potshot at 911 Turbo and a car with the weekend cruiser

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Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport coming to Australia

Australia’s track-focused Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport model will be known as the GTI 40 Years because locally HSV trades on its overseas name. What’s in a name change? A couple of doors and some unique features, according to Volkswagen Australia

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Ford Focus ST vs Holden Astra VXR

Welcome to the next generation of Ford versus Holden. For some die-hard traditionalists, the fact these vehicles are no longer Australian-made makes the rivalry an irrelevance, however for the companies themselves the competition for market share is fiercer than ever.

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