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Lamborghini Giro Perth: 48 Hours On The Bull

Early starts are a two-edged sword. On one hand, they offer a refreshing beginning to any day, with a beautiful sunrise, morning coffee and the opportunity to plan ahead with little interruption. On the other hand, the extra shut-eye is welcome, especially if you’ve had a string of early starts. Your body does need to rest and recover, despite a slew of entrepreneurs telling you that you need to achieve – sleep is overrated. When the morning kicks off with the realisation that the next 48 hours will require immersion…

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BMW M8 Competition: It’s On

Another day, another new BMW, this time it’s the M8, which we reported on a few months ago. I know the site is starting to feel a bit like a BMW fan channel, but hey, I don’t schedule the product releases… The M8 is BMW’s performance flagship and the numbers are truly astonishing. We already know the M850i is a dead-set rocket, so the M8 should be an absolute missile. Look and Feel While we’ve seen the M8 GTE out and about on racetracks of the past 18 months or…

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BMW X7 and X5 Go V8

BMW’s big SAVs (their acronym, not mine) aren’t slow, particularly the ones we get in Australia – we don’t mess about with the slow ones. I drove an M50d for carsguide at the X5’s launch and I thought, “Yeah, this will do.” Well, clearly, it hasn’t done for some people. So BMW has dropped the twin-turbo V8 from the M850i M Performance flagship into the X5. And, as it turns out, the X7. Both are obviously fully-loaded, so pretty much the only thing these cars are missing is a time-travel…

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BMW’s SocMed People are Smart-Arses

BMW’s ad people are smart-arses. I mean that in a good way. With the retirement of industry giant Mercedes’ CEO and man-with-epic-moustache Dieter Zetsche, BMW took the opportunity to say goodbye. There’s a peculiarly German thing where companies can find it in their cold, dark hearts to be gracious to one another. When Mercedes left the DTM, BMW and Audi seemed almost sad to see them go. When Audi left the WEC, Porsche seemed to be hanging on to their legs like a crying child. Although they went with them,…

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Toyota Supra 2020: Australian pricing

Well, now. One of the most-asked questions of pretty much any Australian car journalist is, “Are you a drug dealer or something?” The second question is (after you’ve explained how you get your hands on all the good hardware), “How much for the new Toyota Supra?” Well. Now we know. Toyota is going to offer two models at launch, a GT and a GTS. The GT will start at $84,900 before ORCs. That’s a lot of money, except when you compare it to its twin-under-the-skin BMW Z4. The M40i, powered…

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