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BMW M135i long-term update 2

Performance Car of the Year in January made me reflect on past PCOTYs, progress, and how we’re all the more lucky for it. BMW has twice won PCOTY – in 1997 with the E36 M3, and in 2002 with the

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New York Motor Show: Mazda MX-5 RF revealed

If you’re keen on a new MX-5 but aren’t a fan of the convertible look, Mazda now has you covered, unveiling the MX-5 RF (Retractable Fastback) this morning ahead of its New York Motor Show debut. Towards the end of

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McLaren’s chief designer reveals five cool things about the 570GT

McLaren’s in a hurry to give Porsche’s 911 Turbo  a bloody nose in the sportscar segment. The problem’s been, though, its stuff’s been a bit too hardcore for the discerning German sportscar buyer. The newly revealed 570GT is here to

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Sweet Dream | Toyota 86 RZ

You might remember Toyota introduced a thing called the Camry RZ last year. If you don’t remember the car, you might recall the corny ‘dad to the bone’ television ads Toyota used to promote it. Essentially this car was an

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Hyundai Veloster Turbo SR +

It’s a fast-moving game this performance car caper, if you’ll pardon the pun. Not too long ago, a model offering 150kW and 265Nm – outputs very similar to the VW Mk VI GTI, let’s not forget – for around $30K

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The future of Ferrari

In the past two years Ferrari has lost a few key people. Vehicle concept mastermind Philippe Krief took a handful of specialists when he left for Alfa Romeo’s skunkworks in Modena, Sergio Marchionne ousted Luca Montezemolo and took over as

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Ferrari F12

Ninety minutes with a Ferrari F12 isn’t very long, certainly not long enough. Don’t get me wrong, it’s a hell of a lot better than no time with a Ferrari F12, but it’s really only enough to scratch the surface

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Ford Falcon XR6 Sprint

One newton metre – piffling, but enough for the new Falcon XR6 Sprint to pip its XR8 sibling for the title of Australia’s torquiest engine ever, 576 v 575Nm. It’s fun to imagine this was deliberate. Ever since the XR6

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Top five cars to drive flat-out

Fancy a sports car you can get the most out of, more of the time, without fear of flying into the weeds? These five models are communicative and cohesive, always on your side and can be spanked until Christmas without

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Lotus Evora 400

Doesn’t look so different, does it? Don’t be fooled. The Lotus Evora 400 may look like it’s only had a nip and tuck at each end, but more than two thirds of its parts are new or revised. Most notable

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