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    Video: Drive-up bank robbery perpetrated with Cayenne and WRX
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    Thieves carried out what appears to be a movie-script-perfect robbery of a bank in Sydney, Australia late on Friday morning, using two stolen high-performance vehicles in the process. At around 11:15 AM local time, in near mid-day light, reports say that two men in masks smashed into the side of ...

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    Exclusive: Xbox One and Forza Motorsport 5 to race in Australia's V8 Supercars [w/video]
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    Microsoft is going to get into the world of racing. Okay, so the tech-giant is already kind of involved in motorsports, with its subsidiary studio, Turn 10, responsible for the phenomenon that is Forza Motorsport. Forza, which goes toe-to-toe with Sony's Gran Turismo series, is preparing to ...

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    Video: Redline debuts with Battle of Motorsports in first episode
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    What do you get when you mix YouTube and Ketzal Sterling of the High Octane DVD series? Another web-video series about high-performance cars with a motorsport twist and juvenile humor. Redline is the newest show by Sterling, and the man devised an epic shootout of seven seriously quick race ...

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    Official: Nissan poised to nearly double exports from US by 2015 [w/video]
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    As a part of a plan to double its US export volume by 2015, Nissan started shipping 2014 Pathfinder SUVs from its plant in Smyrna, TN to Australia and New Zealand. These Pathfinders are not only the first right-hand-drive models Nissan has exported from the US, but their 10,000-mile journey ...

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    Motorsports: Nissan Altima takes first V8 Supercars win
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    The V8 Supercars championship used to be strictly a contest between Holden and Ford. But just as BMW crashed the Audi and Mercedes party in DTM, so has Nissan (and for that matter, Mercedes) pushed past the door into Australia's popular touring car series. And like BMW, Nissan hasn't waited long ...

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    Report: Tata Xenon Tuff Truck Concept bows in Australia
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    Following the cancellation of the Melbourne Motor Show, it would appear that automakers in Australia are looking for creative new ways to show off vehicles to consumers. Enter the country's National 4x4 and Outdoors Show and Fishing and Boating Expo. India's Tata Motors has used this weekend's ...

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    Report: Holden VF Monaro coupe would look like this
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    Let us make one thing abundantly clear - the car you see above has virtually zero chance of making it into production. None. Zilch. Nada. Zip. That said, we certainly wish it were going on sale. This is the VF Coupe, a rendering put together by a pair of off-the-clock Holden designers and Dsine ...

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    Video: Watch these Australian Ford and Holden muscle cars duke it out
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    Australia's Motoring has put together a little video on two of the great performance vehicles available down under - the Holden VF Commodore HSV GTS and the Ford Falcon FPV GT R-Spec. And while both FPV and the Falcon might be on their way out, there's still plenty of time for a little ...

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    Read This: Alan Mulally talks about why Ford's Falcon had to die
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    When Ford made the decision to end production of the Falcon sedan and Territory CUV in Australia, it wasn't a popular move Down Under. The large, four-door Falcon had been in production for 50 years, and while Ford has reaffirmed its commitment to the Australian market, it's understandable that ...

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    Report: 2014 Chevy SS production underway in Oz
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    With the 2014 Chevrolet SS expected to go on sale by the end of this year, production for the high-performance sedan has reportedly kicked off at its Australian assembly plant. According to Motoring.com.au, the SS began rolling off the Holden assembly line this week, but there's no word as to ...

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    Official: Ford Australia debuts Ranger-based Everest SUV concept
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    Ford has been in hot water in Australia ever since it announced plans to end local production of the Falcon and Territory SUV. Besides canceling a model that is to Oz what the Mustang is to America, the end of production means more than a few folks will be out of work. Keen to prove that it has ...

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    Read This: Dissecting Opel's failure in Australia
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    As we reported last week, Opel, General Motors' German subsidiary, announced that it was pulling out of the Australian market after less than a year. The brand sold a meager 1,530 cars from August of 2012 to June of 2013, and simply never really appeared as a legit competitor to its primary ...

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    Report: Lutz says GM was working on 5th-gen Pontiac GTO
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    Bob Lutz was one of the forces behind bringing the Holden Monaro to the United States, as the ill-fated Pontiac GTO in 2004. And while that car received critical acclaim, it was a sales disappointment. Now, Road & Track is reporting that our suspicions were correct - Pontiac was working on a ...

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    Video: Nissan had to re-edit this commercial two times to placate Aussie ad watchdog [w/poll]
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    Nissan recently aired a commercial in Australia for its Pulsar SSS hatchback – think of it as a five-door relative of our Sentra – in which a couple is seen hastily making their way to the hospital ahead of giving birth. But the ad you can watch now isn't the same ad that aired ...

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    Report: Opel Australia shuttered after less than one year
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    General Motors has announced that it will shutter Opel's Australian division less than a year after launching the brand in the market. GM's decision to bring Opel, a German-based moniker that the automaker has been trying to figure out what to do with for years, to Australia in August of 2012 ...

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    Report: Man arrested in Australia for driving with pliers instead of steering wheel
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    We'll be the first to say that taking short cuts to keep a car on the road isn't a good practice, but sometimes, people take it too far. No, we're not talking about using a coat hanger for a throttle linkage, or driving on bald tires for one more week, even though the cords are showing. We're ...

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    Report: Holden SS V Redline a sales smash
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    Holden has a hit on its hands. That wouldn't be much of a surprise were the hit a small, affordable, fuel-efficient car that everyone thought looked like Kate Upton in car form. It's surprising because said hit has a 6.0-liter V8 with 351 horsepower and 391 pound-feet of torque, sends its power ...

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    Report: Ford Australia to kill off FPV by 2014 in advance of Mustang return
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    Ford seems to be having a good time yanking our friends in Australia about. First, there was the news that after 90 years, the Blue Oval would be ending Australian production, effectively killing the legendary Falcon sedan. Then, yesterday came the announcement that Oz would be getting the ...

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    Report: Ford Mustang returning to Australia in 2016
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    Australia's Herald Sun newspaper has reported that the next-generation Ford Mustang is heading Down Under in 2016, just as Ford is hanging the "Closed for Good" sign on its Australian manufacturing operations and sending the Falcon to its grave. Ford hasn't offered any official word on the ...

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    Video: HSV Gen-F is for those who have decided not to resign from life
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    The "buy our product and leave your mundane life behind" call to action is a time-honored marketing trope for all kinds things, from light beers (any of which are capable of turning your sleepy weeknight into an impromptu supermodel-infested club outing) to hair replacement solutions (just look ...

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