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Watch the Brabham BT62 attack the Bathurst circuit

Australia may be without a local auto industry, but locals have a lot to take pride in with the Australian-made Brabham BT62. With local endurance racer Luke Youlden at the wheel, the track-only supercar put up an impressive sub-2-minute time around the Mount Panorama Circuit in Bathurst, New South Wales, Australia. Brabham published video of the lap to YouTube on Friday, claiming it’s a new unofficial track record. The official lap record is held by Christopher Mies in an Audi R8 Ultra. It’s official because it was posted during a…

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What to expect in a Porsche 911 hybrid

The idea of a hybrid seems anathema to the spirit of the Porsche 911 at first blush. A hybrid aimed at fuel economy betrays the 911’s sports car mission, and adding motors and batteries to increase power would increase weight, which is a sports car’s natural enemy. Then again, one of Porsche’s greatest cars was the 2015 918 Spyder. The supercar made 887 horsepower and could reach 211 mph in part because it was a hybrid with two electric motors and a battery pack. But August Achleitner, the soon-to-retire vice…

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New Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 tipped with flat-6, available DCT

Fans of the manual gearbox, rejoice! Porsche seems keen on ensuring that pure driving pleasure remains a core competency of its upcoming 718 Cayman GT4. However, for buyers after the speed and ease that only a dual-clutch transmission can offer, Porsche looks to have them covered as well. CAR reported Thursday that the new Cayman GT4, which is currently doing the rounds as a prototype and has already been revealed in race car form, is due to arrive in July at the 2019 Goodwood Festival of Speed in the United…

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2019 Mercedes-Benz G-Class, “Fast 9,” 2020 Subaru Legacy: Today’s Car News

We slid behind the wheel of the 2019 Mercedes-Benz G550 and AMG 63 to find out if the icons have gone soft with their new plush interior and independent front suspension. Spoiler: The brick on wheels that is the G-Class is as capable as ever. With three locking differentials, more leather than a furniture store, and side pipes, the G-Class remains an icon that can go anywhere in luxury. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson said his “Fast and Furious” character Luke Hobbs and Jason Statham’s character Deckard Shaw will not be…

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