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MOTOR Magazine October issue preview

By MOTOR Staff, 07 Sep 2017 News

MOTOR October Issue main

Peek between the pages of one of our most exciting issues!

One of MOTOR’s most exciting issues has just hit the shelves, and the reason why it’s so exciting…

Well, the cover should be a dead giveaway.

Have a scroll through some of the mag’s highlights here before you go pick one up for the full story, available at newsagents or online. So, what can you expect from this month? Well…

Camaro-October-MOTOR-Issue.jpgCAMARO GETS SET FOR OZ: Yep, that’s right! We can reveal the secret plan for HSV to convert Uncle Sam’s Pony-fighter to right-hook for the Aussie market. But, that’s all we can say here – go pick up a MOTOR and find out more!

Camaro-October-MOTOR-Issue.jpgLOCK ‘N’ LOAD – HSV MALOO GTSR: This is the last Maloo, and it’s also the quickest ‘standard’ Aussie car ever. Rear-driven LSA putting out 435kW of Aussie grunt in the form of a ute? What else do you want?

Porsche-918-October-MOTOR-Issue.jpgSHOCK VALUE – NIO EP9 TRACK TEST: We get behind the wheel of the electric hypercar that’ll go from 0-200km/h in just 7.1 seconds! This is the Nio EP9, on a track.

AMG-VS-CSL-October-MOTOR-Issue.jpgBLACK MAGIC – MERCEDES-AMG CLK63 BLACK v BMW M3 CSL: Two Teutonic track stars straight from the fast car hall of fame go head to head in their favoured environment.

Porsche Panamera MOTOR October issueHEAVY HITTER – PORSCHE PANAMERA TURBO S E-HYBRID: The 500kW Panamera hybrid is a revelation in going fast while being green – though a V8 keeps the character lost when going full electric.

Mustang-Tuner-shootout-October-MOTOR-Issue.jpgHORSE PLAY – MUSTANG TUNER SHOOTOUT 2017:  This year, with the Ford Mustang being one of Australia’s favourite sports cars, we decided to find out who does the best job of taking the Pony to the next level.

Mustang-Tuner-shootout-October-MOTOR-Issue.jpgFULL CHARGE – TUNEHOUSE MUSTANG GT: Not everyone was able to make it to our Mustang Tuer Shootout, so we paid a visit to see Tunehouse in Sydney and find out what could have been in the running – a 630kW Mustang beast.

First-Fang-October-MOTOR-Issue.jpgFIRST FANGS – VW GOLF GTI 7.5 AND VW GOLF R 7.5; MCLAREN 570S SPIDER; LEXUS LC500H; TOYOTA YARIS GRMN; AND MORE: we’ve been trying and testing new cars all month to figure out if VW is headed in the right direction with its updated Golf, or if Toyota really can turn the Yaris into a proper hot hatch.

BMW m140i MOTOR October issueToyota 86 MOTOR October issueGeek-speak-October-MOTOR-Issue.jpgNissan-Pulsar-sweet-dream-October-MOTOR-Issue.jpgAND MUCH MORE: We’ve still got out long-term Toyota 86 (sort of!) and BMW’s bonkers M140 sitting in the garage, plus we look at the used car market and see if a Nissan 200SX is a better buy than a new 86 GT.

Plus, we explain F1’s new halo, we see what Australians are buying new right now, and we give you some hints to get your Christmas shopping sorted early!

Get in!