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158kW Fiesta

WRC OUTFIT M-Sport has built the Fiesta RS Ford won't, though sadly only for the UK market. Outputs increase to 158kW/320Nm, put to the ground through a Quaife limited-slip diff, while Bilstein dampers and Eibach springs take care of the handling equation.

Your move, Ford.

331 kilometres per hour

Bentley's Outback V-max

FOLLOWING PORSCHE'S lead with the 918 Spyder, Bentley has used the Northern Territory's unrestricted highways to max out a Bentley Continental GT Speed, touring car legend John Bowe the man behind the wheel.

"IT WAS THE RESULT OF HEAVY PARTYING AND NOT MUCH REST FOR 10 DAYS. I'M A BIT RUN DOWN"

'OOPS'. Surely that's also what Hamo was thinking when he crashed his $3.2m custom Zonda into parked cars, at low speed, in Monaco late one November evening. No-one was hurt.

F1 world champ LEWIS HAMILTON

SLK55... V6?

AMG'S FIRST six-cylinder powered car (since the C32 AMG died in 2004) will debut at the Detroit Motor Show, the 3.0-litre twinturbo V6 SLC 450 a replacement for the current atmo V8 SLK 55 AMG.

The engine is shared with Merc's other 450 'AMG Sport' models, however the new roadster will receive more power, in the region of 300kW/550Nm, as well as a louder exhaust and a more focused dynamic package.

New Bug not yet squashed

DESPITE FEARS VW's recent turmoil would lead to its cancellation, the Bugatti Chiron prototype has been spotted in both New York and Los Angeles undergoing testing.

FEARSVW's turmoilw

Speed demons

VW AUSTRALIA has announced a recall of its MY2016 Scirocco R due to the speedo under-representing the actual road speed.

Apparently between 100-180km/h you can be going faster than the speedo says owners should contact their dealer.