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Stephan Winkelmann: Bugatti confirms Audi Sport boss as new president

Stephan Winkelmann has been confirmed as the new president of Bugatti. Winkelmann, who is currently managing director at Audi Sport GmbH, will take over from Wolfgang Dürheimer at the start of January 2018, after Dürheimer announced his retirement...

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2018 Porsche 911 Carrera T revealed, arriving Down Under Q2 2018
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2018 Porsche 911 Carrera T revealed, arriving Down Under Q2 2018

Porsche has unveiled the 2018 911 Carrera T, a pared-back take on the base 911. Under the bonnet is the same 3.0-litre turbocharged flat-six as the base 911, making 272kW of power and 450Nm of torque. It’s hooked up to a seven-speed manual gearbox with a shortened gear ratios, while the seven-speed PDK dual-clutch transmission will also be available...


2018 Ford Focus ST wagon spied with Volvo-like eyes
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2018 Ford Focus ST wagon spied with Volvo-like eyes

The upcoming 2018 Ford Focus ST Wagon has been spied at the Nurburgring, sporting a set of Volvo-esque daytime running lights. Although the prototype doesn’t wear any badges, its gaping front grille, prominent rear spoiler, diffuser-style rear bumper and twin exhaust all strongly suggest it's the performance-focused ST variant...


Kia Optima Sportwagon PHEV being re-considered for Australia
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Kia Optima Sportwagon PHEV being re-considered for Australia

Kia Australia is re-thinking its decision not to import the Optima Sportwagon to sell alongside its sedan contemporary. However, it seems that if the company were to perform an about-face and offer the stylish load-carrier here, it’d come with a twist: a plug-in hybrid (PHEV) drivetrain...


Hennessey Venom F5 to debut at SEMA
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Hennessey Venom F5 to debut at SEMA

The Hennessey Venom F5 is set to be officially unveiled at the 2017 SEMA show in Las Vegas on November 1. Succeeding the manic 1082kW Venom GT - which has a verified top speed of 435km/h - the Venom F5 is named after the most lethal category of tornado, and is set to chase a new speed record...


NRMA confirms $10m EV plan, car makers push for govt support
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NRMA confirms $10m EV plan, car makers push for govt support

A report from the NRMA and Electric Vehicle Council has called for greater Government support of battery-powered vehicles. The Future is Electric lays out a six-point plan for accelerating the adoption of electric vehicles in Australia, arguing “the humble car is undergoing a major paradigm shift”...


Interview: Holden Supercars driver, Garth Tander looks towards the V6 engine
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Interview: Holden Supercars driver, Garth Tander looks towards the V6 engine

The Holden V8 is no more, after manufacturing in Australia wrapped up on Friday. Holden’s involvement in the Supercars Championship will see all motorsport teams race with a twin-turbo V6 engine from 2019. Garth Tander has been racing Holden Commodores for 19 years and has the record for the most amount of years with the same manufacturer...


Interview: Holden Managing Director, Mark Bernhard
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Interview: Holden Managing Director, Mark Bernhard

As local production wraps up for Holden, we sat down with the Managing Director of Holden, Mark Bernhard, in his Port Melbourne office to reminisce about his 31 years with the brand, and what the future brings for Holden. You can read it below, or listen to the interview at the bottom of this article, as featured on Celebrating Holden: a podcast special...


Interview: GM Australia Design Director, Richard Ferlazzo
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Interview: GM Australia Design Director, Richard Ferlazzo

To celebrate the history of Holden's local manufacturing, Motorclassica in Melbourne displayed a vast collection of production and concept cars, along with the 2018 Commodore. GM Australia Design Director, Richard Ferlazzo made an appearance, talking to enthusiasts while standing beside his most famous design, the Efijy...


Interview: National Museum of Australia curator Dr. Martha Sear on Holden's first prototype
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Interview: National Museum of Australia curator Dr. Martha Sear on Holden's first prototype

Amongst the many objects in the National Museum of Australia in Canberra is one very valuable and iconic piece of Australian history: the 1946 Holden 48-215 FX Prototype No. 1 – the oldest Holden in existence. It's one of three vehicles built two years before the first FX was put into production. We paid the car a visit and spoke to the museum's curator, Dr...


Kia slams Stinger for SEMA
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Kia slams Stinger for SEMA

The 2018 Kia Stinger has only just landed, but the Korean manufacturer has already handed it over to West Coast Customs for a wide-body makeover. There’s only one image of the car at the moment, but the tweaked Stinger GT certainly shows some serious promise, with aggressively-flared arches and an angry-looking diffuser...


Mercedes-AMG G65 Final Edition revealed
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Mercedes-AMG G65 Final Edition revealed

The Mercedes-AMG G65 Final Edition has been revealed this week, acting as a special-edition sendoff to the company's V12-powered off-roader. Limited, fittingly, to just 65 units, the Final Edition starts from an eye-watering €310,233 ($466,436) and features numerous equipment and cosmetic enhancements to make this already-imposing vehicle stand out from your 'regular' G65...


Taking a ride in the 2017 Holden Commodore Director: And it's a daily driver!
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Taking a ride in the 2017 Holden Commodore Director: And it's a daily driver!

To mark the end of local production, Holden this year released three limited-edition Commodore models, which saw enthusiasts and investors scramble to purchase a slice of motoring history. One of those buyers was Chris Thompson from Ballarat, Victoria, who bought a Director. We were given the opportunity to take a ride in the passenger seat as Chris spoke about the car...


2017 ACT All Holden Day: the stories behind the cars
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2017 ACT All Holden Day: the stories behind the cars

The last All Holden car show of the year was held in Canberra, only weeks before Holden's local manufacturing wrapped up, with a record 275 entrants. Hosted by all Canberra-based Holden clubs, it attracted a huge variety of cars and its owners, with some making the trip from Tumit, Albury, Cooma, and Goulburn...


2018 Audi A7 embodies 'quintessence of Prologue', ends cookie-cutter era
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2018 Audi A7 embodies 'quintessence of Prologue', ends cookie-cutter era

The new Audi A7 is the second model developed fully under design boss Marc Lichte, and is said to be the best indication yet of the company's future design direction. Unveiled overnight, the A7 is described by Lichte as "the quintessence of the Prologue" series of concept cars, which included sharply-styled coupe and wagon versions...