2018 Toyota Century: The Emperor’s New Groove

The third-generation Toyota Century has been unveiled ahead of its official debut at the 2017 Tokyo motor show.   The little-known Toyota model is a luxury saloon designed to go head-to-head with the Mercedes S-Class, BMW 7-Series and Audi A8. In stark contrast to its German rivals, the Century hasn’t given in to modern styling, …
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Koenigsegg Agera RS Obliterates Bugatti Chiron: Video

Less than a month. That’s how long the Bugatti Chiron, a car that spent more than a decade in development, held the 0-400km/h production car speed record.   After teasing an image of the Agera RS earlier in the week, Koenigsegg released a video of factory driver, Niklas Lilja, at Vandel Airfield in Denmark accelerating …
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Koenigsegg Closes in on Bugatti Chiron

Bugatti may be forced to take a back seat to Koenigsegg with the audacious Swedish manufacturer hinting that it may have eclipsed the 0-400km/h set by the Bugatti Chiron last month.   Taking to Facebook in a cryptic post, Koenigsegg posted an image of the Agera RS that read “O – 400 – OMG!” followed …
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BMW M Division: 4-cylinders doesn’t cut it

BMW have scoffed at the likes of the Mercedes-Benz AMG A45, Ford Focus RS and Audi S3 in declaring that modern, 4-cylinder turbocharged engines won’t be accompanied by an M Division badge anytime soon.   BMW M Division Chief, Frank van Meel, said that today’s 4-cylinder engines aren’t up to par with the performance offered …
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Used iPhone Traded for Porsche Boxster

  It’s been seven years since we first came across this story, but as we gathered around the watercooler at Sparesbox HQ and pondered some of our favourite automotive success stories, this one is still a standout.   There are numerous stories floating around the web of audacious traders who have started small and finished …
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Bugatti Chiron used to film Bugatti Chiron

How do you film a Bugatti Chiron sprinting to 400km/h? With a second Bugatti Chiron, of course.   The internet looked on in awe last week as the Bugatti Chiron sprinted to 400km/h in a mere 32.6 seconds. Of course, Once the dust settled and we managed to pick our jaws up from the ground, …
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BMW 530d Highway Patrol Cars Join Victoria Police

With the demise of the Australian-made Ford Falcon and Holden Commodore, Highway Patrol Units have been forced to look abroad for similarly powered replacement vehicles. After months of speculation and hearsay, Victoria Police have unveiled their replacement rides- a fleet of 80 BMW 5 Series sedans.   Usurpingly, CEO of BMW Group Australia, Marc Werner …
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McLaren 720S Playing in Hypercar Territory: Video

We get it, McLaren make fast cars. The plucky British firm has a knack for churning out high-powered, lightweight, aerodynamic Supercars that have a penchant for unsettling the Supercar hierarchy in a way that few companies have managed to do.   McLaren’s latest offering, the 720S, is a 527kW/720Nm 4.0-litre twin-turbocharged V8 monster capable of …
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Modified Bentley Continental Rally Car Sells for $69,000

The terms ‘unique’ and ‘one-of-a-kind’ are thrown around all too often in the used car market, but when it comes to this Dakar Inspired Bentley Continental GT, it is completely justified.   The car was featured as part of the National Geographic series Supercar Megabuild where it was treated to more than $45,000AUD worth of …
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BMW Labels the Mercedes X-Class ‘Appalling’

A top BMW executive has thrown some serious shade on the Mercedes-Benz X-Class, labelling the Nissan Navara-based pickup as “appalling”.   Speaking to the Australian media contingent at the Frankfurt Motorshow overnight, BMW Senior Vice President of the Asia Pacific and South Africa region, Hendrik von Kuenheim, took a swipe at Mercedes-Benz first foray into …
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