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Huracan Performante: Best Lamborghini Ever Made

Lamborghini’s Huracan Performante might just be the best Lamborghini ever made. Huracan Performante I’ve driven a few Lamborghinis – the Aventador S and Huracan Spyder. All-wheel drive, V12, rear-wheel drive V10. Before The Redline there was the Huracan LP610-4 at the Sepang Circuit in Malaysia and then on Australian roads. It’s a terrific car. Fun, silly, entertaining, emotional. And a naturally-aspirated V10. The Spyder I drove was fun because it was rear-wheel drive and I came away thinking that it was my favourite Huracan. And it was. Then the Performante…

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2019 Toyota Supra – the wait is over

Ending the most irritating drip-feed since the BMW Z4, the 2019 Toyota Supra is finally, officially, really, truly public. With stuff shared with the Z4 and a striking new look, Toyota has a new halo car and the star of the Detroit Auto Show. The Toyota Supra is the stuff of legend, as these sorts of things often are. I even know of a person who used the last-gen Supra’s silhouette in the logo for an automotive site. It’s that kind of car. Toyota set about dismantling its sports car heritage in the late 90s, killing the Supra, hot Corollas and the Celica in the space of a few years. To be fair to the Japanese giant, these sorts of cars are hard to make money from. With the…

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BMW M2 Competition Cars 

2019 BMW M2 Competition Review

As if the BMW M2 wasn’t wild enough, BMW wanted to give its second stage of life a bit more pep. More power, more torque and more fun. Words: Peter Anderson Images: Matthew HattonCo-pilot: Philip Siu By far our most popular video in 2018 was the BMW M140i vs M2. They’re both amazing cars but for me, if I had the money, I’d choose the M2. It was a tougher choice than, I thought, though. I’d genuinely have both at the same time. BMW must have seen that video, because not long after, Munich…

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Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk

Sometimes you drive a car and wonder what or who it’s for. Sometimes you drive a car and know exactly who it’s for. Then you drive the Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk and realise that sometimes, there just isn’t another reason apart from “Because we can.” Words: Peter AndersonImages: Matthew HattonCo-pilot: Will Grillo I’ve often wondered what the point of the Grand Cherokee SRT was. I’ve driven various Jeeps over the years, including the Grand Cherokee. It’s alright, but you have to wonder why you’d want any more than its stock petrol V6 or…

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Audi Q8 55 TFSI Cars 

Audi Q8 Australia Price and Spec

The Audi Q8 has arrived in Australia and we’ve got the price and specification right here. Available for delivery in January 2019, the first Q8s to arrive in Australia are the petrol 55 TFSI and diesel 50 TDI. The 55 kicks things off, priced from $128,900. Based on the Q7 and A8 platform, the Q8 is a big five-seat luxury-sporty SUV. That’s a bit of a mouthful, but it will make sense, especially if you read our full review. Audi Q8 Standard Features The 55 and 50 are hardly low-spec…

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2019 Audi Q8 Cars 

2018 Audi Q8 First Drive: Video

The Audi Q8 is Ingolstadt’s X6/GLE Coupe rival is a big five-seat luxury SUV that only the Germans seem to get right. In a year where we’ll soon see the humungous BMW X7, the Q8 takes a different route. It’s shorter than the car it’s based on – the Q7 – but wider and centred on moving four or five people in style. Audi Q8 Interior What’s also neat is the interior. Like the new black glass dominated A7, the Q8 is even more impressive. Build quality is tighter than…

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McLaren 720S Spider Cars 

The McLaren 720S Spider Is Here

McLaren’s 720S Spider has arrived as sure as convertible follows mid-life crisis. We’ve got the new machine  (un)covered. This was always going to happen but we’re pleased it’s here all the same. I am on record as not being a huge fan of convertibles, but the McLaren Monocage II set me straight in the 570S. Here in the 720S you get a motorised hardtop that folds itself neatly away under the rear deck in double-quick time. Apart from that, everything is exactly the same. Well, obviously it isn’t. That would…

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2019 Porsche 911 (992) Unveiled

Like so many fast cars, it feels like ages since we first heard that this car was coming. And now it’s here. Porsche is starting with the S models, saying that they sell better. The new car looks terrific. If you just think it looks the same as the old car, you are partially wrong and you can skip to the next bit about the engines. As with the 991, the car is bigger in every direction. A new front crash structure is responsible for most of the 20mm increase…

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Know Your 911: Part 7

Longer, wider, lighter, faster. The 991 911 has been with us for seven years but certainly made its mark. The 991 launched in 2011, with the usual “how can you tell it’s new” jokes to go with it. Porschephiles don’t care about that stuff and neither do I. They’re not going to change the look and rightly so. The 991 grew again, both in overall length and in its wheelbase, again to fit bigger humans and more stuff. The wheelbase grew a whopping 10cm making it look longer and lower,…

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Porsche 911 GTS 997 Cars 

Know Your 911: Part 6

Six generations in and the 911 range got bigger and deeper. With variants galore to suit all tastes, from a sweet entry-level Carrera 2 to fire-breathing GT2 RS. The 997 arrived in a blaze. In 2004, Porsche was riding pretty high, backed by its ever-closer relationship with the Volkswagen Group. The aggro over the move away from water-cooling had long since been silenced and Porsche’s designer produced a cleaner, prettier car than the 996. A new approach to both ends of the car, while maintaining the instantly recognisable profile, created…

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996 Porsche 911 Cars 

Know Your 911: Part 5

Porsche’s fifth 911, the 996, re-wrote big chunks of the rule book. Longer, wider and with fried egg headlights, it also had – gasp – a watercooled flat-six. Did the 996…dilute the brand? (I am not sorry) Looking for the other parts? Click here! The 996 was a bit of a mixed bag. The company was on a bit of an efficiency drive, both in a financial and engineering sense. The former forced the same nose as the entry-level Boxster on to the 911 while the latter meant the end…

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