Lamborghini tweaks Aventador

ROCKETSHIP: The SV version will beat the 'normal' Lamborghini Aventador's 3-sec sprint to 100km/h by two tenths.

Lamborghini is set to reveal an 'SV' spec version of its range-topping Aventador.

Lexus reveals Mini rival

2015 Lexus LF-SA concept

Lexus plans to take on BMW's Mini unit at its own game with a little battler to be revealed at Geneva.

Bentley's EXP 10 concept coupe gallery

ARISTOCRATIC HOONING: The twin-turbo V8 will belt out 372kw.

4 min ago  Bentley may add fifth model to its lineup - the EXP 10.

'March madness' in Auckland

CLOGGED: Heavy traffic this morning on the northwestern motorway.

If Aucklanders think the traffic has got worse in the last couple of weeks, they're right.

For the love of a rare Ferrari

Charles Betz, 75, left, and Fred Peters, 83, have spent decades in their garage workshop restoring the 1954 Ferrari 375MM race car.

They paid $1454 for their 375MM Spider convertible, and have just turned down a $7.6m offer.

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American muscle machine

BMW X6.

BMW upgrades its first all-paw M machine that was well suited to the nature of NZ roads.

Car sales hit dizzy heights

It turned out to be quite a sizzler 2014, and we're not talking about summer holiday weather but new vehicle sales.

When 2WD will do in a ute

Applaud new initiatives

news

Bentley's EXP 10 concept coupe gallery

ARISTOCRATIC HOONING: The twin-turbo V8 will belt out 372kw.

3 min ago  Bentley may add fifth model to its lineup - the EXP 10.

World’s hottest hatch to get hotter

Mercedes-Benz' A45 AMG is a scary-quick hatchback - but set to more raucous still.

ROOFLESS PEOPLE: Convertibles are dying - Renault's Megane CC may be ready for retirement soon.

Topless toys parked up

11:11 AM  Showy convertibles seemingly have no place in these austere times.

lifestyle vehicles

Could Toyota's Fortuner be for us?

Toyota Fortuner: This is the latest model, designed, developed and engineered in Australia and based on our current HiLux. It's likely the down-under model will have next-generation HiLux underpinnings when it arrives.

Designed and engineered in Australia, the HiLux-based Fortuner has never been sold here, but that could change next year.

Hitting the road in style

Keith Austin discovers how to get behind the wheel of a Porsche for a day without breaking the bank.

TIKI TOUR: 'I can't go all over the country in my bach, but I can in my motorhome,' says Mike Lister.

Grey nomads create growing industry

More Kiwis are turning their backs on the bach and hitting the road in a motorhome.

road tests

Panda gets a five-grand push

Distinctive Italian: Through three generations, the Panda has charmed European small car fans, and now it's priced to please Kiwis too.

After a year during which hardly a soul realised the Panda was available in NZ, its distributors have given the Italian favourite a huge price boost.

Mazda's pint-sized perfection

New fourth-generation Mazda2 continues a magnificent career the Japanese car maker has forged with small five-door hatchbacks.

TT generation three: Borrows style from each of the first two iterations of the model and adds lighter materials and better performance.

Iconic Audi coupe lightens up

Audi's third generation TT is lighter, quicker and more fun.

bikes

Superbike roots ensure street cred

BMW S1000R: Slick looks not quite ruined by old-fashioned drop-shadow graphics.

BMW's first sporting street bike is sharpened by its Superbike roots.

Triumph's Bonneville Texas star

If the paintwork looks familiar, you probably know your Bonnevilles pretty well as this is Triumph's homage to a land speed record.

New Plymouth motorcycle enthusiasts Dennis Stewart, left, and Mark Phillips will lead the Americarna convoy on their California Highway Patrol bikes during a street parade.

Taranaki's CHiPs boys to lead Americarna

The CHiPs boys are going to lead Americarna into New Plymouth.

shows

Lamborghini tweaks Aventador

ROCKETSHIP: The SV version will beat the 'normal' Lamborghini Aventador's 3-sec sprint to 100km/h by two tenths.

Lamborghini is set to reveal an 'SV' spec version of its range-topping Aventador.

Superb sets standards for comfort and room

Cab-drivers should queue up for this one - the ultra-roomy Skoda will gets its public premiere at the Geneva motor show.

2015 Lexus LF-SA concept

Lexus reveals Mini rival

Lexus plans to take on BMW's Mini unit at its own game with a little battler to be revealed at Geneva.

customs & classics

For the love of a rare Ferrari

Charles Betz, 75, left, and Fred Peters, 83, have spent decades in their garage workshop restoring the 1954 Ferrari 375MM race car.

Charles Betz and Fred Peters paid $1454 for their 375MM Spider convertible. They've just turned down a $7.6m offer.

Pimp My Ride secrets revealed

Broken cars, features removed after filming and fabricated background stories are just some of the Pimp My Ride horror stories revealed this week.

Happy birthday: Rose Oakley took her trusty car to the Seven Oaks conference centre in Timaru for her recent birthday celebration.

95-year-old still motoring in her 1969 Mini

Rose Oakley has owned her Morris Mini since 1969 and the trusty steed is still ferrying her around.

Video

Thief as thick as his brick

Want to break into a car by throwing a brick through a window? Well knock yourself out. This guy did.

quizzes

Aston Martin's first 100 years

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Iconic British sports car brand Aston Martin this month celebrated its 100th birthday.

Chevrolet Corvette quiz

The Chevrolet Corvette is an iconic American muscle car but just how much do you think you know about them?

Quiz: A feast of Ferraris

Know your Fords

Motorsport

Ecclestone offers cash advance for smaller teams

FINANCIAL AID: Formula One teams Lotus (pictured), Sauber and Force India will get advance revenue payments from Formula One to help them get to the start line.

11:52 AM  Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone has offered advance revenue payments to Sauber, Force India and Lotus.

Stuff.co.nz's F1 tipping competition

Join Stuff.co.nz's Formula One tipping competition and be in to win branded merchandise and other great prizes.

Schumacher's teen son to race F4

Altitude and unfamiliar route to test Kiwi Paddon

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