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Mini outs special edition Hatch: 60 Years Edition

Mini Australia has released yet another special edition model, this time celebrating its sixtieth anniversary with four limited-run 60 Years Edition variants based on the Cooper and Cooper S Hatch range. Although the 60 Years Edition variant commands a $4000 premium over the models upon which they are based, Mini says the special edition adds $8500 of value with its unique badging, upholstery, interior trim and 17-inch alloys. From standard, the 60 Years Edition is coated in a British Racing Green metallic paint with a Pepper White roof and exterior…

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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 Vantage AMR 2019: Analogue Thrills

Aston Martin has officially revealed its new-generation Vantage AMR, adding a first-of-its-kind manual gearbox option to the V8-powered supercar. Just 200 units will be produced worldwide, with first deliveries earmarked for the fourth quarter of this year, and with pricing starting at £149,995 in its home market, the UK.  What is it? Matched with the Mercedes-AMG 4.0-litre bent eight, the new seven-speed shifter follows Aston Martin Lagonda president Andy Palmer’s vow to include manual options in the brand’s range.“When I joined this company, customers asked and, as a gearbox engineer and…

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