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October Issue Preview

By Scott Newman, 03 Sep 2015 News

October Issue Preview

A sneak peek into this month's mag

Welcome to the October issue of MOTOR, with the latest news, reviews and features from the wonderful world of performance cars.

Plenty to get through this month, so let's get to it.

First up, we dish the dirt on HSV's plans to farewell the Commodore in style by expanding use of the LSA supercharged 6.2-litre V8 to Clubsport R8 and Senator models. Meanwhile, word is Clayton has something special up its sleeve for the GTS, too.

Blown baddieYes, the Porsche 911 has turned turbo. With the introduction of the 991.2 911 late this year, all Carrera, Cabriolet and Targa models will feature a new turbocharged flat-six. We speak with project boss August Achleitner and ride with him to discover if it's the end of the world as we know it.

911 turbo porscheIt's that time again, when our annual Bang for your Bucks test decides the best value performance car on sale in Australia today - this month it's the $0-50,000 crowd.

Off with a bang 2015They are two of the finest supercars ever built, but is it the Porsche 911 GT3 RS or McLaren 675LT that prevails after two days on road and track?

Spoiler alertWhen the regular Renault Sport Megane RS265 is such a good hot hatch, can the lightweight, hardcore RS275 Trophy-R really be worth an $18,000 premium?

Megane rs265 v rs275We finally slot behind the wheel of the Lamborghini Huracan on Aussie roads to discover if this new Baby Bull is a worthy successor to the most successful Lambo of all time, the Gallardo.

Lamborghini stormMazda claims its new ND MX-5 recaptures the lightweight appeal of the original NA - what better way to find out than to pit the newcomer against its grandad?

 New mazda mx 5A Victorian father-son engineering team has built one of the most radical track-based production cars the world has seen, the wild 522kW Quantum GP700. We strap in for a ride in this homegrown rocketship. 

Quantum theory supercar