Alfa Romeo 8C Cars Electric Fast Cars 

New Alfa 8C and GTV Coming Soon

Alfa Romeo’s decade of indecision is a distant memory with a new Alfa 8C and GTV on the way. Sergio Marchionne, on his way to retirement as head of the gigantic Fiat Chrysler Automotive Group, laid out is five year plan on Friday. Electrification is top of the agenda, along with new cars from Maserati, Jeep and electrified Fiat 500s and Pandas. Diesel is on its deathbed at FCA and I’m not mourning it. Along with the startling shift to all-electric for the Alfieri (replacing the GranTurismo), Alfa Romeo is…

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Maserati Alfieri Cars Electric Fast Cars 

The Maserati Alfieri is Electrifying – Guaranteed

You read that dodgy joke right – the next Maserati coupe, the Alfieri, is going electric. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles’ outgoing boss, Sergio Marchionne spent Friday telling the world about his five-year plan that someone else has to deliver. He’s off to terrorise his grandkids if they don’t win every three-legged race. Maserati’s sales increase increase since 2011 – 700 percent! – is funding two new models to join the Levante, Ghibli and Quattroporte. That means the Alfieri (finally) and a new mid-size SUV to take on the Q5/X3/GLC-sized segment. The…

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Audi SQ5 Cars 

Links We Like: Mazda6, SQ5, NX 300h

Every week – okay, nearly every week – I post links to stories I’ve done elsewhere as well as stories I like. I’ve been a busy boy for carsguide.com.au (as you can see) and there’s more Redline goodness on the way in the form of a very special car indeed. Have look, have a click, do me proud. carsguide.com.au I had the good fortune to drive the new Audi SQ5. I was a huge fan of the old diesel one (the only one I’ve driven) so was wondering if the petrol one…

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Ferrari 488 Spider Cars Fast Cars Redline Review Road Test 

Ferrari 488 Spider Review

Ferrari 488 Spider Review The Ferrari 488 GTB is the benchmark. Ferrari’s mid-engined sports cars have been the top of the pile for decades. This latest iteration is the latest in a line that started with the 1968 Dino (don’t start). The mid-engined baby quickly became the standard, with the bigger midships V12s fading away (Aventador excepted) to front-engines. The 488 Spider is another in a rather shorter line of cars – the hardcore, mid-engined drop-top sports car from Ferrari. But it’s a line that’s as iconic as its coupes.…

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DB11 AMR Signature Edition Cars Fast Cars motorsport 

Aston Martin DB11 AMR: Fasterer, louderer, expensiver

The Aston Martin DB11 AMR is here to rustle your jimmies in style. Replacing the current V12 at the top of the range, the AMR trades on Aston’s formidable racing heritage. Aston Martin’s stunning new DB11 now has a new top-of-the-range model – the DB11 AMR. Packed full of the goodies we’ve come to expect from Aston – V12 engine, effortless performance, heaps of trick gear – this one is lighter, faster and even more powerful. AMR DB11 The AMR bit comes from Aston Martin Racing, a brand that has…

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VW Golf GTI TCR Cars Fast Cars special cars 

Wörthersee 2018: VW Golf GTI TCR Is The Fastest Ever

The Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR broke cover at the annual Wörthersee GTI festival thing and it seems it’s production ready. Volkswagen’s annual GTI Treffen, held in Worthesee, is underway and as usual, VW has dropped a concept car. Called the Golf GTI TCR, VW says the concept is the fastest GTI ever. The press release bangs on about being “near-production” but the car you see in these slick VW photos is pretty much the real thing. For serious. Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR Powered by VW’s 2.0-litre turbo four, the GTI…

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Jaguar XF Sportbrake Cars Electric Normal Cars 

Links We Like: Jaguar XF, Honda HR-V and more

Every week I like to let you know what I’m writing about normal cars (just so you know it’s not all beer and skittles) as well as articles from around the web. So let’s get cracking. Carsguide.com.au Jaguar’s XF Sportbrake was a lovely thing and I spent a week with it. Only drama was a flat tyre. I suspect a passing miscreant stabbed the tyre with something very small and very sharp. I recently drove a Subaru Liberty (aka Subaru Legacy elsewhere) for Carsguide. I liked the improvements to the drivetrain,…

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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 570S Cars Fast Cars Road Test 

McLaren 570S Review – The Best of British

The McLaren 570S is the British company’s answer to Germany and Italy’s finest. Watch and don’t forget to subscribe to The Redline on YouTube   The 570S is probably the first really McLaren car of the modern iteration of the company. Based on what the company learned from the MP4-12C, it took the good stuff and piled on more from the P1 and 650S. The result is something at once hugely surprising and completely unsurprising. History The McLaren Formula One team needs little on the way of introduction. Formed by…

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