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Our Top Roadster of 2016

Four-pot power hasn't dulled the Boxster's character. We reckon it's more interesting than ever.

We count down the best cars of 2016, culminating in our Top Car on December 16.

Vehicles crash in slow motion

City buses, police vehicle and salt truck collide on slippery roads in Montreal, Canada.

It was a slow speed demolition derby as ice created havoc at an intersection in Montreal, Canada.

Sinkhole claims deputy

A deadly sinkhole in an industrial part of San Antonio swallowed two cars Sunday evening.

Deadly sinkhole swallows two cars, killing one person and nearly trapping another.

Driver hands in licence video

An elderly woman driver heads the wrong way along a motorway in the UK.

An elderly driver has handed in her licence after being filmed driving the wrong way on a motorway in the UK.

Smart Cones on Kiwi tour

Smart Cones test both driver and car as they illuminate randomly to create a course.

Computer-controlled cones will test Kiwi drivers' reactions.

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Route 66 - the road that hums a tune

On a desolate stretch of Route 66, between Albuquerque and Tijeras, the road plays 'America the Beautiful'.

But you need to be driving at 72kph to hear it.

Rain grinches delay expressway

Traffic crossing the new Peka Peka overbridge, which runs above the Kapiti expressway route.

Christmas present of a $630m Kapiti motorway is dashed by a wet November.

Crash delays ease

Traffic backs up heading north through the Plimmerton roundabout after a crash on State Highway 1, north of Wellington

Congestion is starting to clear after a crash on SH1 at Mana.

The recycled road video

Moore said his company, Poly Palace, had already diverted enough polystyrene to fill an olympic swimming pool.

The new Kapiti expressway won't be all asphalt and painted lines, part of it will be polystyrene.

Solutions for nightmare intersection video

Erin Hearne believes his design is the end to all Hill Street congestion.

Could these be possible solutions to fix Warkworth's Hill Street intersection?

Passing on SH7 a 'fruitless' risk

Police are urging caution on the new inland route from Christchurch to Picton.

Police urge motorists to take care on the challenging road

BMW chases autonomous ride-hailing cool

Emblems of German luxury car maker BMW are pictured in a box at the BMW factory in Dingolfing near Munich.

BMW will test autonomous vehicles in Munich next year as it seeks to keep up with ride-hailing firms like Uber.

Derailment damages 97 BMWs

A screen grab of wrecked BMW SUVs after they were aboard a train that derailed in the US.

Authorities say a train carrying BMWs from a US automaking plant in South Carolina has derailed and that 97 of the vehicles were damaged.

Driver training programme starts at Manfeild

Feilding High School student Isabel Richardson, 16, celebrates achieving her llearner licence. From left, VTNZ ...

Steering Aotearoa aims to get students a learner or restricted licence before they enter the workforce.

No money? Here's a BMW video

BMW will write off A$50m in loans that it should never have made.

Australians with no disposable income were misled into thinking they could afford a luxury car.

Truck cleared from SH1

Truck blocking the right-hand lane just before the Ngauranga interchange on Monday evening.

A broken-down truck has been cleared after causing delays for commuters leaving Wellington.

Our Top Green Car of 2016 video

There's very little to identify the hybrid version of the Corolla from the outside. That's kind of the point.

We count down the best cars of 2016, culminating in our Top Car on December 16.

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Rain grinches delay expressway

Traffic crossing the new Peka Peka overbridge, which runs above the Kapiti expressway route.

Christmas present of a $630m Kapiti motorway is dashed by a wet November.

The recycled road video

The new Kapiti expressway won't be all asphalt and painted lines, part of it will be polystyrene.

BMW chases autonomous ride-hailing cool

Derailment damages 97 BMWs

Our Top Cars

Our Top Roadster of 2016

Four-pot power hasn't dulled the Boxster's character. We reckon it's more interesting than ever.

We count down the best cars of 2016, culminating in our Top Car on December 16.

Our Top Green Car of 2016 video

There's very little to identify the hybrid version of the Corolla from the outside. That's kind of the point.

We count down the best cars of 2016, culminating in our Top Car on December 16.

Our Top Luxury SUV of 2016 video

It might be an SUV, but F-Pace still looks every inch a Jaguar on the road. Or two Jaguars.

We count down the best cars of 2016, culminating in our Top Car on December 16.

Our Top Performance Car of 2016 video

Mustang still means business. It's just that it now has business all over the world.

We count down the best cars of 2016, culminating in our Top Car on December 16.

lifestyle vehicles

Rolls-Royce SUV revealed

The 2018 Rolls-Royce Cullinan SUV has begun public testing.

Luxury British car maker releases first pics of prototype.

We drive AMG's GLC

Now that GLC is established, Mercedes is adding spice. First up is the biturbo AMG 43 version.

AMG has breathed on the GLC SUV with unexpected results. We drive it.

G-class ute goes Pro video

G-Professional based on the iconic (historic?) G-wagen SUV. But it's even tougher.

Think the Toyota Land Cruiser 70-series is retro-tough? You obviously haven't met the Mercedes-Benz G-Professional.

This Jeep puts fun into functional video

The Jeep Renegade Trailhawk, one of the most cheerful compact SUVs on the market.

Summer's officially here - and here's a cheerful compact SUV that would be ideal for the season.

road tests

Panamera suits the circuit video

Second-generation Panamera still super-luxurious. but it wants to be a sports car too.

There aren't many limos you can take to the racetrack. But the all-new Panamera is one.

We drive fastback MX-5 video

Very much a coupe look with the roof raised.

A folding roof and coupe-like ''fastback'' styling adds another dimension to the MX-5. We drive it.

SUV excess means success

SQ7 is the new flagship of the Q7 range - and the second Audi SUV to get the go-fast S-treatment.

Do we really need another enormous SUV on the market? The queue of buyers for the triple-turbo, 900Nm, $175k SQ7 say yes.

More than a Ranger with a boot

Soft-roaders should move over: premium-priced Everest is one of a new breed of ''utes with boots''.

Ford's Everest may not look like a $90k vehicle, but delve deeper and you can see the value.

bikes

Northwestern cycleway celebrated

Three-year-old Alex Sosna had a great time at the opening of the cycleway.

Northwestern Cycleway is proving popular.

Burt Munro Challenge impresses Martin

British motorcycle racing star Guy Martin and his partner Sharon Comiskey say Burt Munro is perfect as it is.

British motorcycle racing legend has been left impressed by the Burt Munro Challenge.

Crashes at motorcycle race

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Wild weather during an annual motorcycle race resulted in some equally wild crashes.

Life in the fast lane

Motorcycle enthusiast Geoffrey Milne poses with one of his two motorbikes, his Victory Jackpot number 99 of 100 Cory ...

They roll into town in their leathers, on vintage and modern motorcycles, it is the weekend on every motorcyclist's agenda.

shows

Novel 'last mile' transport

The URB-E personal scooter that is made in Pasadena, California.

It's one of the largest car events in the world, but a heavily trafficked area of the LA Auto Show featured precisely zero cars.

Nissan becomes $500,000 sports car video

Halcon SuperSport's Falcarto sports car.

In another life the Falcarto sports car was a Nissan 370Z.

Supercar goes for 'road jet' look video

Spyker C8 Preliator.

Spyker has aimed for a strong aviation theme in its latest supercar.

Jaguar rebuilds a legend from 1957 gallery video

Jaguar XKSS

Don't expect a paddle shift, ABS, or even the luxury of electric windows with Jaguar's new $1.7m supercar.

customs & classics

Classic car records fall video

The record-breaking 1955 Jaguar XK 140 Fixed Head Coupe, which fetched $258,750.

A collection of 30 classic cars owned by Wellington businessman Roy Savage fetch $1.5m at auction. 

Family car's long journey home video

Peter Morrison with the 1923 Delage originally imported by his grandfather 93 years ago.

She's been swept down a river, burnt, her body battered and stripped, but now she's turning heads back in her first home.

Where to see McLaren NZ Tour

Tour kicked off at Auckland's ANZ Viaduct Events Centre on Sunday morning. Thirty-plus supercars draws a crowd.

Here's where to spot the McLaren Tour this week.

Life as a Ford Falcon GT hoarder

Diane and Roger Whyte with their 1967 Ford Falcon GT, nicknamed Elsie.

Roger Whyte confesses. He is a hoarder.

quizzes

Quiz: Super behinds

Motoring quiz

Can you recognise these beauties just by looking at their rears?

Quiz: Motoring on

How well have you been keeping up with all the latest motoring news?

Quiz: Know your tail-lights

Are you a shining light?

Motorsport

Kiwis on top in Supercars video

Shane Van Gisbergen acknowledges crowd applause after being presented with two coveted Supercars awards, the ...

NZ racers claim coveted fair drive, drivers' driver and championship honours on red carpet night in Sydney.

French Grand Prix returns to F1

The world's oldest grand prix to return to the F1 circuit after a 10-year absence.

Van Gisbergen attacked by former boss

No time to rest for van Gisbergen video

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The recycled road

The new Kapiti expressway won't be all asphalt and painted lines, part of it will be polystyrene.

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