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    Rumormill: Subaru SVX to be resurrected with hybrid power?
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    Salt. Get the salt. A new report out of Australia is claiming that Subaru is working on a new SVX. Yes, seriously. Now, this is not feasible for a pair of huge reasons. First, the demand for a two-door Subaru, as we've seen with the BRZ, has not been tremendous. Second, the original SVX was a ...

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    Report: HSV to keep plugging away after Holden Commodore production ceases
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    Australian muscle car fans rejoice. The Holden brand will stop building cars domestically in 2017, but the Holden Special Vehicles performance company will remain to produce more fast cars in Oz. HSV is technically somewhat separate from Holden and is partially owned by the Walkinshaw family who ...

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    Motorsports: F1 legend Sir Jack Brabham passes away at 88
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    There have only been about a dozen people who have won multiple Formula One World Championships. Thankfully the lion's share of them are still among us – names like Vettel, Alonso, Hakkinen, Lauda, Prost, Piquet, Fittipaldi and Stewart. Michael Schumacher is hanging on, but Senna, Fangio, ...

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    Report: Commodore EV was almost ready before Holden collapsed
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    When you look at a Holden Commodore, you're not likely to see a "green" car staring back at you. (That is, assuming you're in Australia where the Commodore is sold. Or in the UK where you can get a Vauxhall VXR8. Or here in the US where it's rebadged as a Chevy SS or before that as a Pontiac G8 ...

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    Official: Mercedes takes off with Heli-Express airport transfer service in Melbourne
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    There may be more luxurious ways to get to the airport than in a Mercedes-Benz, but there aren't many. Especially if you live in Australia. The Mercedes dealership in Melbourne operates a remote location at the airport where you can valet your car while you travel. Drive up to the Mercedes-Benz ...

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    Rumormill: Toyota GT86 turbo, convertible, sedan variants back on the table
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    Okay Toyota, make up your mind. Figure it out. Quit playing games with our heart. Either build a bunch of variations of the excellent GT86 (also known as the Scion FR-S and Subaru BRZ) or don't. At this point, we're just tired of the back and forth. After no shortage of denials, an Australian ...

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    Official: Holden getting Cascada, Astra and Insignia from Opel [w/videos]
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    Holden, General Motor's Australian arm, is just beginning a major transition. The automaker announced late last year that it would end local production in 2017. But recently, Gerry Dorizas, its new managing director, boldly declared that the marque is gunning to lead the country in market share ...

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    Video: This BMW 2 Series ad has run afoul of Aussie ad watchdogs [w/poll]
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    A complaint by an Australian movie-goer has put the brakes on an extended in-theater ad campaign by BMW, and drawn the attention of the country's Advertising Standards Board. According to the anonymous complaint, the ad "portrays an unfavorable message, contrary to safe and sensible ...

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    Video: Aussie Ford Falcon GT shows its rear end to Lamborghini Gallardo
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    When Ford Australia announces, as it did recently, that it wants to celebrate the end of its Ford Performance Vehicle division with a Falcon FPV GT-F that celebrates big-bore origins of the nameplate, it's talking about the kind of car in this video. At some point the classic Falcon GT – ...

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    Video: 'Qashqai' so hard to pronounce even Nissan is poking fun at it
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    In the US, there aren't a lot of vehicle names that are very difficult to pronounce. Maybe the Volkswagen Touareg might trip up a few people, but by and large, we've got it pretty easy. Our friends in Europe, though, have a bigger challenge, thanks to vehicles like the Nissan Qashqai. Yes, ...

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    Report: Ford planning Falcon GT final edition for Australia
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    To ring out the end of the Ford Performance Vehicle division in Australia, the demise of Ford production Down Under, and to celebrate the history of iconic racing Falcons of yore, The Blue Oval is building a limited run of 550 FPV GT-F sedans, based on the current Falcon GT. The F, depressingly ...

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    Report: Despite shuttering local assembly, Holden gunning for top spot in Oz by 2020
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    Little more than a month after leaving the top slot at Volkswagen of India to become managing director of Holden, Australian outlets are reporting that Gerry Dorizas said he wants Holden to be number one in Oz market share by 2020. Dorizas says he believes it can be done with better and more ...

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    Read This: Colorado company making American Ute dreams come true
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    Randy Reese is the Colorado dreamcatcher for those who still light votive candles at the altar of Our Lady of El Camino. He fulfills his role by importing the bodies of Australian utes, like the one pictured above, and installing them on the chassis' of fully US-compliant cars like the Pontiac ...

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    Video: Ford Australia pulls the ol' talking car prank
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    Siri from Apple has proven that being able to talk to your technology doesn't always work perfectly. But what if it could eventually go far enough to give a personality to inanimate objects like our cars? Ford took just this path to comedic effect by playing a prank on many unsuspecting ...

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    Video: Watch Volvo's V8 Supercar drivers play with the Polestar S60 in the Arctic
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    The Volvo S60 Polestar may not seem like a natural fit for the V8 Supercars series that runs throughout Australia, New Zealand and Tasmania. After all, the all-wheel-drive production-spec car isn't even available with a V8. But the rear-wheel-drive racing version has acquitted itself well in the ...

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    Report: Walkinshaw to jump from Holden to Chevy Special Vehicles?
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    The name Walkinshaw carries with it a proud history of collaborating with major automakers to produce some of the most lust-worthy racing machinery and road-going performance vehicles ever known. The Jaguar XJR-9 was developed by Tom Walkinshaw Racing. So were the Nissan R390, Porsche WSC-95 and ...

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    Video: F1 just got a whole lot quieter, and some people are really unhappy about it
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    The scene is the front straight of the Albert Park Circuit at the Australian Formula One Grand Prix, and what you see on track on either side of the gentleman wearing the orange hat is a Mercedes AMG Petronas being followed by a Lotus. The first major clue, as should be obvious by the nose of the ...

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    Video: Red Bull pits F1 car against RAAF Hornet fighter jet
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    Red Bull Racing dominated the 2013 season in Formula One, but it had an awful time in Australia last weekend with Sebastian Vettel retiring from the race and Daniel Ricciardo being disqualified. Before the grand prix ended with such a whimper for the team, though, there was apparently some time ...

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    Motorsports: Race Recap: 2014 Australian Grand Prix quietly opens the new F1 era [spoilers] [UPDATE]
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    UPDATE: Red Bull Racing's Daniel Ricciardo has been disqualified by race officials for breaking Article 5.1.4 of the Formula 1 Technical Regulations. Put more simply, his car consumed too much fuel over the course of the race. Red Bull has appealed the decision, claiming that readings from the ...

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    Motorsports: McLaren celebrates 20 years of Mobil 1 with special livery for Australian GP
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    Sponsors come and sponsors go in Formula One, but they tend to stick around awhile at McLaren. The team ran under Marlboro title sponsorship for 22 years from 1974 to 1996, and Hugo Boss has been with the team for 33 years now since 1981. But it's the team's partnership with Mobil 1 which it will ...

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