Audi A1 Sportback

The all new Audi A1 Sportback

Following a lengthy teaser campaign, Audi revealed the first pictures of the second generation A1 Sportback, together with some information about the range.The premium B-Segment car will be available with a range of turbocharged petrol engines including the three cylinder 1.0 TFSI, the four cylinder 1.5 TFSI (combined with manual or the 7 speed S tronic transmission) and the mighty four cylinder 2.0 TFSI with a power output of 147 kw/200 hp ...

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Suzuki Swift Sport Red Devil

Suzuki Swift Sport Red Devil

Suzuki Australia announced the new "Red Devil" limited edition of the Swift Sport, arriving in July 2018.Only 100 units of the car will be available, offered exclusively in Burning Red with stylish carbon-styled decals on most of its body panels.Besides the devilish livery, there will be no mechanical changes to the familiar turbocharged 1.4 liter BoosterJet engine, producing 103 kW (140 hp) and 230 Nm of torque.The price of the special edition will ...

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Auction: Ford Escort RS Cosworth “Motorsport” edition

A rare example of the Ford Escort RS Cosworth (1994) that is going to be auctioned in Silverstone on the 21st of July 2018 caught our attention this week.This limited "Motorsport Edition" left hand drive model (number 019), was produced in 1994 and belongs to the Nespoli Collection in Italy. It is finished in Ash Black color, with a grey cloth interior and is fitted with OZ racing wheels, still shod ...

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Lancia Delta Integrale Restomod

Lancia Delta Integrale Restomod by Automobili Amos

Good news for hot hatch fans around the world as the newly established Italian company Automobili Amos announced a new restomod project based on the legendary Lancia Delta Integrale.Eugenio Amos, the owner of the company who is a racing driver and car collector, posted renderings of the car on his Instagram adding: "automobili_amosThe Villa d’Este Concours has officially started. After two long years of passion and sacrifices we hoped that we could have ...

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abarth 595 facelift

Abarth 595 gets an updated infotainment system for 2018

Abarth Australia announced that the 595 range will get an upgraded infotainment system for 2018.The larger 7 inch touch screen (replacing the 5 inch unit) features the new Uconnect infotainment system which supports Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone connectivity.According to Abarth Australia, sales of the 595 Abarth have seen a 300% increase since September 2017 when the facelifted model arrived down under.Fulvio Antonelli, director of Abarth Brand Australia commented: ...

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Peformance Edition tech standardised for VW Golf GTI in Australia

Volkswagen Australia announced that from the 2019 model year, the Golf GTI Performance Edition will replace the standard GTI.According to the press release, the entire MY19 Golf GTI range will benefit from the uprated 2.0 litre TSI engine with 180kw of power and 370Nm of torque (instead of the 169kw/350Nm of the outgoing version) exclusively combined with the 7-speed DSG, the electro-mechanical front differential lock and the larger ventilated front and rear ...

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Peugeot 308 GTi production paused

Bad news for Peugeot fans as the latest Euro 6.2 emission regulations have forced the french brand to pause the production of the 308 GTi until October.Peugeot engineers will have to work on the turbocharged 1.6 liter THP engine which was co-developed with BMW, in order to reduce the emissions and comply with the strict WLTP real world economy and emission standards.The french brand announced that the tweaks on the engine ...

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Honda Civic Type R sets new record on Magny-Cours GP circuit

Honda did it again with the new Civic Type R and broke another FWD track record - this time on Magny-Cours GP circuit in France.With 2 minutes and 1.51 seconds, the Japanese hot hatch is officially the fastest front wheel drive production car around Magny-Cours GP. The record was set in standard production car with road tyres with Esteban Guerrieri (WTCR driver) behind the wheel. According to Honda's press release, the Japanese hot hatch will ...

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VW Golf GTI concepts at Worthersee 2018

The annual Worthersee festival is a popular destination for Golf GTI fans, as every year Volkswagen showcases some interesting concept cars and performance versions of the Golf. For 2018, VW debuted two concept cars based on the Golf VII GTI (facelift) with increased power figures and various visual modifications.Lets start with the VW Golf VII GTI Next Level concept which is a work of the company's apprentices. The car is ...

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Ford Fiesta ST drives the via Campocatino in Italy

Ford released another video from the “Europe’s Greatest Driving Roads” series, with Steve Sutcliffe behind the wheel of the new Fiesta MK8 ST. This time, the B-Segment hot hatch traveled to Via Campocatino in Italy, which is a great mountain road just 80 km east of Rome. The twisty road connects the town of Guarcino, with the ski resort at Campocatino and is barely used during the summer months.The new Fiesta MK8 ST is powered by ...

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