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Volvo V90 T8 Estate coming to Australia

Volvo’s V90 T8 Estate will arrive in Australia early next year boasting the same 304kW power output as Holden’s Commodore SS Sportwagon. Despite the T8 designation, the Volvo Estate does not have a V8 petrol engine like our homegrown Holden

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Dodge Challenger Hellcat available in Australia

Dodge’s maniacal 527kW tyre-frying Dodge Challenger Hellcat is now available in Australia – converted to right-hand drive, fully legal and road-registered. But not from Fiat Chrysler Australia, but thanks to popular Melbourne-based importer Crossover Car Conversions, who will hand you

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MOTOR August 2016 issue preview

Welcome to a preview of MOTOR‘s August 2016 issue, on-sale July 7. Yep, HSV is planning to build Australia’s fastest and most powerful production car ever, and the rest of the range is to receive an upgrade, too. It’s Bang

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Maserati Australia denied petrol Levante

Maserati Australia has been forced to take diesel only for its upcoming Levante premium SUV, with the high-performance 320kW twin-turbo V6 petrol flagship denied for our market. The Levante will join the ever-growing cohort of premium SUV models in January

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Opinion: Melbourne could save the motoring world

Ah, the world car. The brass ring of the automotive design world: the one car to rule all global markets, one car to bring them all and in the showroom bind them. Only no-one has really worked out what that

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2017 Porsche Panamera revealed

Porsche has whipped the covers off its all-new Panamera. And it really is all-new, as while the styling is evolutionary in true Porsche tradition there’s a brand new platform, three new engines and a high-tech new interior, all of which

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2016 Holden Commodore SS ute

Not surprisingly, the installation of GM’s 6.2-litre LS3 V8 has done excellent things for Holden’s VF II Commodore range. To be honest, we can’t think of many things a 6.2-litre V8 wouldn’t improve, but combining it with a rear-drive ute

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2016 Lotus Evora 400

It is the day the UK voted to divorce Europe, but above the Lotus Evora 400 and NSW’s Wakefield Park Raceway the very British weather – 3.0°C, cloudy, raining – is not prepared to part ways. The two-thirds-reengineered coupe should

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NASCAR crash sparks on-track brawl

NASCAR Truck racers Jon Wes Townley and Spencer Gallagher got into the fence and into each other late in a spotty race at Gateway Motorsports Park in Madison, Illinois, last weekend, bringing out a full course caution as workers moved

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Opinion: Australia needs a supercar

When Falcon and Commodore are gone, will Australia ever make a car from the ground up again? It’s not as if we don’t know how. In fact, perhaps we’re more knowledgeable at making cars than ever, particularly performance cars, and

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