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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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    Video: Australian go-kart driver plays in traffic
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    From the files of "wouldn't it be cool if..." comes this case of mistaken vehicular identity. See, the driver of this go-kart must think that he's piloting an actual street-legal motor vehicle. That has to be the explanation as why someone would be crazy enough to take a go-kart on busy city ...

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    Maserati drops MC Sport Line for the Quattroporte at Sydney show
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    Maserati Quattroporte Sport GT S with MC Sport Line – Click above for high-res image gallery
    MC. The letters are sacrosanct to fans of the Trident marque and its venerable racing prowess. They stand for Maserati Corse, and you may recognize them from the MC12, the Enzo-based homologation ...

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    Mercedes shows C63 and SLS AMG specials in Australia
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    Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Concept 358 – Click above for high-res image gallery
    You may not have guessed it on your own – we probably wouldn't have, either – but Australia ranks as the fifth largest market worldwide for Mercedes-Benz. And yet all the exciting show cars are almost ...

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    Lexus CT 200h F Sport unveiled in Sydney
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    Lexus CT 200h F Sport – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Lexus is serious about pitching the CT 200h as a sportier alternative to most hybrids. Thing is, like the Honda CR-Z, the CT doesn't really live up to that hype. That won't stop Lexus from beefing things up a bit, though. To ...

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    Lexus unveils IS 250 Sports Concept in Sydney
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    Click above for high-res gallery of the Lexus IS 250 Sports Concept
    At the ongoing Australian International Motor Show in Sydney, the same show where Australian sportscar-maker Elfin took the wraps off its new Type 5 Clubman, Lexus unveiled a new version of its IS 250 sports sedan called the ...

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    Australia may switch to bi-annual auto shows
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    The exorbitant amount of money required to participate in an Australian auto show has resulted in automakers demanding a cut to one show per year. The shows in Sydney and Melbourne would need to alternate years for this to happen, but the two shows are run by different groups that don't want to ...

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    Sydney 2007: HSV turns 20, celebrates with anniversary-edition Clubsport R8
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    click above image to view gallery of 20th Anniversary HSV Clubsport R8Holden Special Vehicles, the performance arm of Holden in Australia, turned 20 years old this year. It was at the same Sydney Motor Show back in 1987 that HSV debuted its first vehicle, the VL Group A SS Commodore or "Walkinshaw" ...

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    Autoblog Podcast #79
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    We lead off Autoblog Podcast #79 with the most important news of the week. Seriously, this rocked the car world. Vin Diesel and Paul Walker are returning to the Fast and Furious franchise for F+F IV. w00t! Moving on to more important news (like anything at all), we touch on the then impending and ...

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    Sydney 2007: Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X - LIVE PICS
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    click above image for plenty more live pics of the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution XWho loves you? Autoblog loves you. We present live shots of the new Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X (in both red and blue, plus models!) from the floor of the 2007 Australian International Motor Show where the latest ...

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    Sydney 2007: FPV crosses over, unveils F6 X
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    click either image to view more high-res shots of the Ford FPV F6 X var digg_url = 'http://digg.com/design/FPV_F6_X_crossover_with_362_HP_revealed_in_Australia_Pics'; Ford just announced a hot new CUV for the Australian market called the FPV F6 X. Based on Ford Australia's Territory SUV, the F6 X ...

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    Sydney 2007: Holden debuts VE Commodore Sportwagon
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    click above image for more live and official pics of the VE Commodore Sportwagon var digg_url = 'http://digg.com/design/Holden_debuts_hot_VE_Commodore_Sportwagon_in_Australia_Pics'; The 2007 Australian International Motor Show is underway, and the second debut we're bringing you from the show ...

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    Sydney 2007: Holden HSV Maloo R8 a "coupe with a damn big boot!"
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    click either image above to view more live and official shots of the HSV Maloo R8 var digg_url = 'http://digg.com/design/Holden_HSV_Maloo_R8_a_coupe_with_a_damn_big_boot'; Those are the words of John Clark, Chief Engineer for the just unveiled Holden HSV Maloo R8 ute. Currently rotating on a ...

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    Volkswagen Touareg R50: Stump pulling in style
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    Click the image above for a gallery of high-res pics of the Touareg R50.After releasing a teaser last week, Volkswagen finally let loose official details about the Touareg R50 before its debut at the Sydney Motor Show this Sunday. VW tweaked the ECU to huff extra boost into the twin-turbo'd ...

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    Officially Official: Toyota debuts 8th generation Land Cruiser
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    click above image for more pics of the 8th generation Toyota Land CruiserWe've already seen Toyota's 8th generation Land Cruiser thanks to a slip by the automaker's Honduran division, but that won't take away the company's pleasure of officially debuting the vehicle today ahead of its public reveal ...

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    Shell leaves Australia in a hurry, but Ferrari will be back soon
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    We reported a couple weeks ago that Shell was pouring big money into furthering its brand association with Ferrari and F1 racing by filming what was projected to be the most expensive television advertisement ever to be produced. The commercial was set to feature a Ferrari F1 car racing through ...

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    Shellfish! Ferrari and Shell close down major cities to film commercial
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    Shell Oil, those guys who are getting richer while we all get poorer at the gas pumps, are aiming to break the record for the most expensive advertisement, and the Super Bowl doesn't even factor into it. The fossil-fuels giant is a long-time sponsor of Scuderia Ferrari, and pours millions into the ...

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    Construction worker moves Maserati with forklift. Flippage ensues.
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    Mind those parking signs, folks. If you don't, you never know what might happen. In Sydney, a woman watching her brother's Maserati coupe while he's on vacation parked it in front of a construction site, blocking off an area workers needed access to. An ambitious member of the group climbed into a ...

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