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In the latest issue of NZ Autocar magazine, we drive the last of the Falcons with a fast blast in the XR8. Packing 335kW, it's a fitting way to see out the twilight years of the Falcon. In other V8 reviews, we drive the latest Ferrari California, now with turbocharged performance to thrill, and sample the new X6 M by thundering around the Circuit of the Americas in Texas. We have an exclusive test drive of the new Subaru Levorg, a genuine replacement for the now departed Legacy GT, but one we will have to wait until 2016 to enjoy officially. Also breaking new ground is the Genesis, a.k.a the $100K Hyundai, and we test its mettle, along with a newbie from Citroen in the form of the funky Cactus. We've a comparison test that will be of interest to anyone looking for a new small car this year with the Mazda2 taking on the Honda Jazz, and for those who like 'em a little bigger, the Hyundai Sonata (remember that one?) is back and takes on the Honda Accord. We also feature the new Audi TT and Merc's S 63 AMG Coupe, both landing locally this month, and the Citroen C4 Picasso, Merc's C 250 Estate, as well as the Cherokee Diesel and the wagon version of the Peugeot 308. We have action form the Bathurst 12-hour event, some Lamborghinis on ice, and a trip through Death Valley. In the two-wheeled department we sample the new Indian Scout and check out Carbon Garage, a boutique bike dealer with plenty of modern classics for the collectors amongst you. All this and the usual wrap-up of news from the month and it's all on sale now. Want to subscribe to NZ Autocar?

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Out With A Bang - March Preview

Ford Falcon XR8
Ford's Falcon is all but cooked, but it's going out at high temperature with the XR8 headlining the new-look range. We strap ourselves in for one final blast.

Hard Enough? - March Preview

Ferrari California T
The original Ferrari California was unloved by critics but adored by its owners. A new model has been launched
that promises more of an edge, yet can still deliver the refinement that makes it the most popular Ferrari of all time. Stu Owers finds out if Ferrari has succeeded.

American M Machine - March Preview

BMW X6 M
America is where BMW builds all of its X machines, while in Texas everything is just bigger. And so we headed to the state capital, Austin, to try out the biggest offering from the M division, with an X6 M track experience at the Circuit of the Americas.

One Long W8 - March Preview

Subaru Levorg
Subaru NZ would love to have the Levorg in its line up tomorrow. It’s a pity then that we are unlikely to see the WRX-based wagon for some time yet. But as they say, good things come to those who wait.

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