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Mazda RX-Vision Concept

We’ve heard it all since the Mazda RX-8 made its debut in 2003. From rumours suggesting Mazda’s rotary engine R&D is in full swing, to the company denying it’ll ever build a Wankel engine or a rotary sportscar again. Only

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Audi TT RS revealed

Such is performance-car progress, the new five-cylinder Audi TT RS is almost as quick as the previous-generation V10-powered R8 supercar. Audi claims its second RS version in three generations of TT will sprint from standstill to 100km/h in 3.7 seconds,

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Porsche 718 Cayman revealed

For the first time the Porsche Cayman is cheaper than the Boxster thanks to the release of the four-cylinder 718 series and a repositioning strategy of the compact coupe and roadster range. Following the 718 Boxster unveiled three months ago

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BMW 340i

BMW calls a model’s mid-life update a Lifecycle Impulse – the latter a strange choice of word considering the changes are rarely sudden. But changes couldn’t be better timed for the latest 3 Series. It has been pulverised in local

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Audi S1 long-term update 2

It sounded like a solid plan. Like many folks, the need to travel between Australia’s two largest cities presented itself over the holiday period, but, with time on our – meaning my girlfriend and I – side and an Audi

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Opinion | Autobahns are no fun

I have a dirty little confession to make: I’ve never really liked driving on German Autobahns. I know, I know, that makes me some kind of crumble-crutch when we all know – hand on hearts – that the Autobahn is

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BMW M6

There are a lot of things in life you could do without – a 70-inch flat screen, half a packet of Tim Tams before bed. BMW’s new M6 coupe also offers a good lesson on superfluity. When the car debuted

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Top 5 automatic transmissions

Some car enthusiasts still loathe the automatic transmission, but these modern self-shifters are top-shelf units that even diehards can’t ignore. Gone are the days of slow-shifting four-speed automatics in sports cars. We went through a brief era of the five-speed

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Road legal Aston Martin Vulcan announced

Vulcan drivers will join LaFerraris and P1s on the drive home from track days with the announcement the ultra-rare track-only Aston Martin will be made road legal. Such news doesn’t come from Aston Martin’s headquarters in Gaydon, though. Instead it’s

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Maserati GT Sportline

FIAT Chrysler Automotive boss Sergio Marchionne wants Maserati to take Ferrari’s place as the sports luxury revenue driver in FCA’s portfolio. What was already a niche line-up has been broadened courtesy of the Ghibli and updated Quattroporte sedans, with the

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