Auction: Renault 5 Turbo (1980)

A rare Renault 5 Turbo Series 1 is going under the hammer at RM Sotheby's Villa Erba auction (Lake Como, Italy) on the 25th of May, with an estimated value somewhere between €100,000-130,000 (AU$ 160,490-208,637).The car was built in 1980 and is considered to be one of the best examples of the Series 1 models in existence, of which fewer than 600 were produced according to RM Sotheby's. As you can see from ...

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Honda Civic Type R sets new record at Mount Panorama Bathurst

After completing the Type R Challenge 2018 in Europe, Honda Civic Type R (FK8) headed to Australia with Jenson Button behind the wheel, setting a new front wheel drive record at Mount Panorama Bathurst with a lap time of 2 minutes and 35.207 seconds.Formula One World Champion and current NSX Super GT driver, Jenson Button is no stranger to Mount Panorama Bathurst as in 2011 he set the all time record in his F1 car with 1 minute ...

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Suzuki Swift Sport Katana limited edition for Netherlands

Suzuki unveiled the Swift Sport Katana, a special edition of the japanese hot hatch limited to 30 units exclusively available in Netherlands.The car features a unique livery inspired by the Suzuki Katana motorcycle which was launched in 1981 and returned with an all new generation in 2019. Two paint options are available, including the Premium Silver Metallic (15 units) or the Super Black Pearl (15 units) combined with red finish on ...

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Hondura is a unique Civic with a mid mounted V6 engine!

Hot hatch fans all around the world are familiar with the Honda Civic Type R but only a few people know that there is another hot hatch based on the Japanese compact hatch - the Hondura.This custom built vehicle is a mid-engined and rear wheel drive conversion of the third generation Civic, with an Acura sourced V6 and a wide bodykit inspired by the Renault 5 Turbo homologation special. The ...

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VW Golf VII R tuned by ABT Sportsline

German tuner ABT Sportsline revealed a new package for the VW Golf VII R (facelift) that includes power, handling and visual upgrades, further improving the performance of the all-wheel-drive hot hatch.Thanks to the ABT Engine Control (AEC) unit, the 2,0 TSI engine produces 257 kW (350 hp) and 440 Nm of torque. This makes for an additional 36 kW (50 hp) and 40 Nm over the stock version. The tuner didn't provide ...

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A life-size Honda Civic Type R built from LEGO

Honda Australia launched a very special Honda Civic Type R (FK8) entirely built by LEGO bricks for the ‘LEGO Masters’ show airing on Channel Nine from 28th April.A team of 9 people worked for over 1,300 hours in order to assemple more than 320,000 LEGO bricks by hand, replicating the body lines of the japanese hot hatch. A steel frame was used to support the structure of LEGO bricks, all glued together, ...

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Ford Fiesta ST Performance Edition

Ford unveiled the Performance Edition of the  Fiesta MK8 ST which will be limited to 600 units, exclusively available in the UK market, with various modicifations from the factory.The car is equiped with a more focused suspension by Ford Performance, which was thouroughly tested on the Nurburgring. The coilover suspension has a lower ride height by 15 mm at the front and by 10 mm at the rear. It includes stainless steel damper housings and ...

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Hyundai Veloster N Performance Concept debuts at Seoul

Hyundai Motor unveiled the Veloster N Performance concept car at the Seoul Motor Show, with a new range of N Performance parts that will be released in late 2019.The latest concept car is based on the Veloster N and features 45 customizable parts. Among those, there are 14 parts improving driving perofrmance, including the new lightweight forged wheels shod in high-performance tires, larger brakes and a more focused suspension.As for the ...

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Ford Fiesta ST tuned by Mountune

British tuner Mountune, unveiled their new m225 tuning kit for the Ford Fiesta MK8 ST which provides more power and torque for one of the best B-Segment hot hatches currently available for sale.Thanks to Mountune's power upgrade, the 1.5 liter three-cylinder EcoBoost engine produces 225 hp / 165 kw of power and 340 Nm of torque which means that you get an additional +25 hp / 18 kw and +50 Nm over ...

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Honda Civic Type R joins the NSW Police Force

The Police Force in New South Whales, Australia has a new member in their fleet - the Honda Civic Type R (FK8) - as part of a 12 month sponsored partnership with Honda Australia.The Civic Type R (FK8) donated by Honda Australia is wrapped in a special livery with white, blue and red graphics, enhancing its road presence. The car will be used by the NSW Police Force Eyewatch program at schools and ...

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