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Mercedes-Benz X-Class Edition 1: Big Money

Australia’s new most-expensive mid-size ute will arrive in July, with the X350d-based X-Class Edition 1 checking in at a whopping $87,500 plus on-road costs. That price point pits the vehicle well above current performance ute flagships including Volkswagen’s Amarok TDI580 Ultimate ($72,790), and Ford’s Ranger Raptor ($75,390). As its name suggests, the Edition 1 will be built in limited numbers. Mercedes-Benz Vans has yet to disclose just how many units have been allocated locally. What’s new? The Edition 1 does not benefit from performance enhancements, but rather a unique range…

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Aston Martin Rapide AMR Cars Fast Cars News 

Aston Martin Rapide AMR: Four Doors Fast

The Aston Martin Rapide AMR may well be the answer to a question nobody asked, but it’s here, it’s a V12 and it looks amazing. The Aston Martin Rapide is, let’s face it, getting old. It’s still gorgeous. It’s still one-of-a-kind and it’s the car I’d have if I needed one like it. Even though I’ve never driven it. Because it’s pretty and it’s fast and it’s an Aston Martin. Aston Martin Rapide The Rapide is an interesting thing. I actually wrote “old school” first, but it’s nothing of the…

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BMW 8 Series Cars Fast Cars News 

The BMW 8 Series Returns

The BMW 8 Series is making a triumphant return to our roads after a two decade holiday. We knew it was coming and like all modern launches, seemed to go on forever. The M8 race car made its debut before the road. That might seem odd, but this new car is a big deal for BMW. As you’ll see, both the launch models are M Performance cars, so there’s bound to be more on the way. BMW 8 Series The new car, first showed concept form at the Concours D’Eleganza Villa…

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BMW M5 Competition Cars Fast Cars News 

The BMW M5 Competition is Go

The dust has barely settled on the new BMW M5’s launch, but Bavaria has already delivered the M5 Competition. Unlike previous years, this isn’t a pack – the M5 Competition is a model in its own right, just like the M2 Competition. The new beastie features more power, torque across a slightly wider rev band and a host of detail changes. Engine and Transmission The M5 Competition features the same 4.4-litre V8 but with 460kW (625PS). That’s 19kW (26PS) up on the standard car. The 750Nm torque figures stays the…

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Brabham BT62 Cars Fast Cars News 

Brabham BT62 Unveiled

The Brabham name is back and this time it’s on a road car – the Brabham BT62. After a few false starts, experimenting with a return to racing via crowdfunding and a general struggle to make things work, this is a bolt from the blue. Over the past two months the Brabham Automotive Twitter account has been getting on with teasing the new project. We knew something was coming, but the details were scarce. Impressively so. What is it? As you know, racing cars all have codenames. Brabham was huge…

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McLaren BP23 Cars Electric Fast Cars News 

McLaren BP23 “faster than the F1”

The next hypercar from Woking, the McLaren BP23, will definitely have three seats and will go even faster than the ground-breaking McLaren F1. McLaren BP23 Doing 340km/h probably seems unnecessary, but hey, trains do it, so why can’t cars? It’s been a long, long time since the brilliant, bucket-list F1 hit the roads. It was an epic car at a time when epic cars arrived with monotonous regularity. The BP23 is sort of in the same boat – McLaren’s own P1 is a hybrid-powered rocket, there’s the Senna and various wild…

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Detroit Show: KIA GT4 Stinger Concept

Go on Kia, take a bow. You did good. We’re talking about the Kia GT4 Stinger Concept, which is, as you might’ve already noticed, quite a handsome beast. KIA GT4 STINGER CONCEPT REVEALED Kia likes a good concept and since former Audi man Peter Schreyer stepped into the designer slippers in Seoul, we’ve liked a Kia concept. From the Trackster to the Provo, there’s just nothing like a Schreyer show car but there is a problem – they won’t make them. Will the GT4 Stinger break the curse? Inside & Out The…

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The V10 Lamborghini Huracán Is Here

The venerable Gallardo is dead – long live the Huracan. Lamborghini is finding it impossible to keep the new baby Huracán under wraps and so here are the images in all their glory. Peter AndersonPeter Anderson is the Editor and founder of the He’s been writing about cars for years and finds it difficult to talk about anything else.

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