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MOTOR Tyre Test 2016: Wet Braking

Our fifth and final discipline isn’t a foregone conclusion, regardless of the relentless success enjoyed by the Dunlop Sport Maxx RT so far. If our previous tests were ideal-world conditions, this one is real world. A road tyre that can’t

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MOTOR Tyre Test 2016: The Verdict

It’s a blackwash! Even if our post-testing linear regression calculations knocked the Dunlop back one spot in the wet-braking, there was no changing the fact – or the overall final order – that the British rubber was stunningly dominant. “It

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Tyre Test 2016: Bang For Your Bucks

It’s not often you can have your cake and eat it too, but that’s exactly the case when it comes to choosing the best performance tyre of 2016. We plugged the results from our 2016 Tyre Test into our Bang

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MOTOR Tyre test 2016: Slalom

Cone-weaving – or slalom by its more technical name – is a classic tyre test exercise (and exercise run during almost any performance driving course you care to mention). Going against the stopwatch is fun, of course, though it’s also

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MOTOR Tyre Test 2016: Dry Braking

It’s probably best the Sydney Dragway grandstands were empty during our testing, avoiding mass head-scratching as a car tried to do the opposite of the traditional action and slow as quickly as possible. Our second dry exercise was again held

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MOTOR Tyre Test 2016: Motorkhana

It’s fair to say our version of a gymkhana wouldn’t get the kind of YouTube views enjoyed by Ken Block. But while there were no stunt vehicles, hovering helicopters, or doughnuts involved here, there were plenty of witches hats and

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MOTOR Tyre Test 2016: Lateral G

Going around in circles doesn’t always mean you’re lost. MOTOR found the answers it was looking for in its final dry-bitumen discipline: the lateral G test. Or circle test/cornering test, by other names. Whatever you call it, this test should

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PCOTY 2016: Good and bad design

Our award-winning design expert Paul Cockburn evaluates our 11 contenders. Good MX-5 CONTROLSOnly one stalk per side of the wheel and both are easily read. WHY is this unusual?!MX-5 ROOFA simple and single-handed five-second conversion from open to closed. AMG BOOT(S)

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PCOTY 2016: The Judges

Those not short and opinion. Warren Luff Despite a hairstyle that suggests a recent and relatively high-voltage electrocution, Luffy is what Our Cockburn calls our designated adult. This is an odd conclusion at which to arrive as Luffy’s efforts in

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PCOTY 2016: The contenders

Our 11-strong eclectic line-up BMW i8 266kW, 1485kg, $301,250Does a hybrid actually stand a chance at PCOTY? In fairness, this ain’t no Prius. Peugeot 208 GTi 30th 153kW, 1185kg, $35,990This anniversary edition is a mighty chance if it’s anything like

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