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Hot Tuner 2015 | Harding Volkswagen Golf R

Harding Performance brought a mildly fettled MkVII Golf R to Hot Tuner just to prove how good the new-gen platform is. Check out all the Hot Tuner 2015 action here. It was a brassy move considering the opposition, but Guy Harding

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Hot Tuner 2015 | Herrod Ford Falcon XR8

Sometimes it takes real guts to do the unpredictable. I mean, how many times have you heard the warning not to take a knife to a gunfight? Check out all the Hot Tuner 2015 action here. And yet, here is Rob

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Hot Tuner 2015 | Herrod Ford Fiesta ST

Rob Herrod is not, whichever way you cut the deck, a quiche eater. Want to see more from Hot Tuner 2015? Check out all the action here. He builds big, fast cars and he got to where he is by

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PCOTY 1st – Porsche 911 Turbo

Surprise! Shout out if you didn’t see this result coming. Ah, silence. And silent certainly described our blue 911 Turbo parked in the Victorian High Country, its rock-punctured radiator relieving itself all over Granya Gap Road. Given he was last

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PCOTY 2nd – Porsche Cayman GTS

Drive any Porsche Cayenne, from the base-model to the Turbo S, and it’s the GTS that hits the sweet spot. Do the same with the entire Panamera range and an identical result crops up. So you can imagine that hopes

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PCOTY 3rd – Jaguar F-Type R Coupe

You know what they say about assumption being the mother of all… Well, you know what they say. With a 405kW and 680Nm 5.0-litre supercharged V8 under the bonnet, the F-Type R Coupe was a walk-up starter for this year’s

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PCOTY 4th – Peugeot RCZ-R

Morley circled the feline RCZ-R with an incredulous smirk. “What’s this thing doing here?” he chortled. Attempting to justify its invitation, They Who Decided To Bring It stuttered apologetically. And yet after their first blast in the RCZ-R, each judge

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PCOTY 5th – VW Golf R

Before PCOTY 2014 – before the seventh-gen VW hatchback even arrived, in fact – the Golf R had auspiciously pinched the crown as today’s turbo all-paw small-sized cult car. It stole it from STI and Mitsubishi Evo and did so

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PCOTY 6th – Subaru WRX STI

If all you did was look at the spec sheet, you could be forgiven for wondering if the Subaru STI is a new model at all. Check it out: 2.5 litres, max power of 221kW at 6000rpm and a torque

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PCOTY 7th – BMW M4

So, seventh place for the heir to one of the world’s most iconic driver’s-car heritages. Dispatched by a VW hatchback, a French front-driver and a Japanese device a third its price. Ouch. No other PCOTY entrant copped as much mid-

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