A heavenly experience gallery video

Active aero package includes the adjustable rear wing and a front diffuser hidden underneath.

5:00 AM  We had the only NZ ticket to ride in the Porsche's NZ$1m technological show piece, the 918 Spyder, in Australia recently.

Ute beauts big elsewhere video

The new Ford Ranger on show at its reveal in Bangkok.

5:00 AM  So you think utes are popular in NZ? It's nothing compared to Thailand where a facelifted model dominated the Bangkok Motor Show.

Ford family double-date

Journalists clamour to take photographs of the Ford Everest SUV during its reveal the Bangkok Motor Show.

5:00 AM  Ford made it a family occasion in Bangkok, revealing its facelifted Ranger alongside the ute's SUV sibling, the Everest.

Jacked-up wagons battle gallery

Subaru Outback takes on Skoda Octavia Scout. Which off road wagon to choose?

5:00 AM  Which is the better all-rounder? It's the battle of the jacked-up wagons as Subaru's Outback takes on the Skoda Octavia Scout.

Enjoy the Easter scenery

Auckland traffic

5:00 AM  As traffic builds from midday onward, it becomes all too clear that Easter is here.

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blogs

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

Hammond and May hit the road

Jeremy Clarkson was fired from Top Gear for assaulting a producer.

James May and Richard Hammond are out of contract with the BBC after declining to sign new deals to present the next series of Top Gear.

'Sit in the queue, enjoy the scenery'

5:00 AM  As traffic builds from midday onward, it becomes all too clear that Easter is here.

Andy Wilman denies he has quit Top Gear.

Top Gear boss denies he quit BBC show

Top Gear's executive producer Andy Wilman denies a leaked email to staff titled "Au revoir" meant that he had resigned.

lifestyle vehicles

Ranger, Everest in Ford family double-date

Journalists clamour to take photographs of the Ford Everest SUV during its reveal the Bangkok Motor Show.

5:00 AM  Ford made it a family occasion at the Bangkok Motor Show in revealing its facelifted Ranger alongside the ute's SUV sibling, the Everest.

New Mercedes-Benz GLE unveiled gallery

Mercedes-Benz has revealed its new GLE SUV which is the successor to the current ML-Class.

There's a method in the madness of an SUV in racing paint, as a similar powertrain to the Cayenne S E-Hybrid's is used in Porsche's hybrid LeMans cars, albeit with just four cylinders.

Plug-in Porsche electrifies

There have been hybrid Cayennes before, but the new S E-Hybrid is a version that you might not need to top up with fuel for months.

road tests

New B-class shapes up nicely

Refettled family hatch looks good, gets more kit and offers good choices.

With lots of action occurring around the A and C-class platforms, the B-class Benz almost seems to have been forgotten - but not any more.

Blue-collar vehicles are van-loads of fun

Light commercial vans are quite possibly the least sexy vehicles on our roads yet they make huge contributions to our economy.

Toyota's facelifted GT86.

More fun in facelifted Toyota coupe

My, how time flies. The little Toyota 86 sportscar has been on the NZ market for more than two years now, and it's just received its first facelift.

bikes

Back on the bike after 86 years

Motorcycle enthusiast and restorer Murray Schwass, left, former owner Percy Shave and his wife Tracey and current owner Paul Adams with the rare 1929 Hobart motorcycle.

Nelson's Percy Shave got a "hell of a shock" when he was reunited with a motorbike he owned as a 12-year-old boy in 1929.

Famous Britten bike unveiled

Gasps, cheers and applause greeted the dramatic unveiling of the newest exhibit at Nelson's NZ Classic Motorcycles on Wednesday night.

Kawasakis are usually associated with the colour green, but the 300 SE looks a treat in this livery.

Mini-Ninja has plenty of go

Thanks to a new Kawasaki, it is possible to have a lot of fun within LAMS regulations.

shows

Ute beauts are big in Bangkok reveal video

The new Ford Ranger on show at its reveal in Bangkok.

5:00 AM  So you think utes are popular in NZ? It's nothing compared to Thailand where a facelifted model dominated the Bangkok Motor Show.

McLaren reveals Porsche 911 rival gallery

Long-awaited McLaren 570S revealed in New York.

Journalists clamour to take photographs of the Ford Everest SUV during its reveal the Bangkok Motor Show.

Ranger, Everest in Ford family double-date

5:00 AM  Ford made it a family occasion at the Bangkok Motor Show in revealing its facelifted Ranger alongside the ute's SUV sibling, the Everest.

customs & classics

Here for the love of Healeys

Brian Stevenson, left, with his Austin Healey 1958 BN6L 100/6 Austin Healey and Geoff Golding with his 1955 BN2 100/4 Austin Healey.

The distinct sound of more than 90 Austin Healeys will be heard throughout Nelson over Easter weekend.

'Gangster' look adds to old Chevy's appeal

Old Chev's owner not interested in tidying it up saying its ''gangster'' look adds to its appeal.

In the movie the Lamborghini was pushed off a cliff to oblivion, in reality it was a plastic dummy.

Italian Job Lambo comes out of hiding

Around $2m paid for a Lamborghini Miura movie star car that has resurfaced after 46 years.

Video

Ute beauts are big in Bangkok reveal

So you think utes are popular in NZ? It's nothing compared to Thailand where a facelifted model dominated the Bangkok Motor Show.

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

Vettel drive 'echoes of Schumacher'

Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel celebrates after winning the Malaysian Formula One Grand Prix at Sepang.

OPINION: Four-time F1 world champion's Malaysian GP win Schumacher-esque, former F1 racer David Coulthard says.

Dixon down the field in IndyCar season-opener

Kiwi racer finishes a disappointing 15th in the first race of the IndyCar season.

Verstappen sets F1 record

Vettel upsets Mercedes to win Malaysian Grand Prix

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