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Raumati roadworks cause layout change

Road works on the Raumati Straights section of road began in January.

Motorists asked to avoid peak hour traffic on SH1 between MacKays Crossing and Raumati, north of Wellington.

Long weekend traffic jams

Traffic snarled up north of Wellington as everyone escapes for the long weekend.

Ute first to get VW emissions fix

More bad airbag news

lifestyle vehicles

SUV has a $320,000 optional extra

Bentley is offering a NZ$320k Breitling clock as an optional extra in its Bentayga SUV.

9:45 AM  Time is big money in Bentley's luxury Bentayga SUV.

A proper off-road wagon

SUVs with hard-core off-road ability are making a comeback. The latest is the Toyota Fortuner.

Pajero Sport: SUV on top, quite a lot of Triton truck underneath.

Pajero Sport SUV is no soft-roader

Utes blended with SUVs are both old-school and the latest automotive fashion. We test the top-spec Pajero Sport VRX.

road tests

Pajero Sport SUV is no soft-roader

Pajero Sport: SUV on top, quite a lot of Triton truck underneath.

Utes blended with SUVs are both old-school and the latest automotive fashion. We test the top-spec Pajero Sport VRX.

The car 007 really drove

The Vantage is an oldie but still oh-so-good - even without the James Bond references.

Faster, more lavish MX-5 Limited is expected to outsell entry-level GSX by more than two-to-one.

Limited MX-5 maintains appeal

Mazda creates Limited MX-5 that has added more engine capacity, more equipment and an automatic option.

bikes

Tunnel vision shapes Harley bagger

Imposing fairing is impressively functional - surely shaped in a wind tunnel, argues writer Paul Owen.

We might have General Motors to thank for this Harley's smooth performance.

When the rubber hits the road

OPINION: Persuading your spouse or partner that motorcycles aren't dangerous isn't an easy assignment to take on.

Indian Motorcycle has added a smaller version of its popular Scout - the Scout Sixty, taking direct aim at Harley-Davidson's new Street-series motorcycles and trying to lure newer riders to the sport.

An American 999cc 'starter bike'

Indian Motorcycle is going down — in size, scale and price.

shows

Rare cars attract big money gallery

This stunning 1965 Aston Martin DB5 has recently undergone a comprehensive restoration and sold for US$781,000 (NZ$1.18m) at Bonham's auction in Scottsdale, Arizona.

It seems that not everyone is strapped for cash in the weeks after Christmas.

From humble beginnings to hoedown tractors

It started with a few tractor enthusiasts saying if "you show me yours, I'll show you mine".

Actor Matt LeBlanc will help host "Top Gear" when it returns in May.

Matt LeBlanc joins Top Gear video

The former Friends star and self-confessed "car nut" will co-host the new-look motoring show.

customs & classics

Is this huge car price a record? video

The 1957 Ferrari 335 Sport Scaglietti was raced to victory by legendary British driver Stirling Moss at the Cuba Grand Prix in 1958.

Exchange rates and auction locations mean the title of the most expensive car ever sold at auction is up for debate.

Get your flux capacitors ready

DeLorean reveals it is time to go Back to the Future.

The beautiful 1937 Mercedes-Benz 540K Special Roadster which has sold at auction in the US for more than NZ$15m.

Big price for rare Merc roadster video

A rare Mercedes-Benz that failed to reach its expected price has still sold at auction for a whopping sum.

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Is this huge car price a record?

Exchange rates and auction locations mean the title of the most expensive car ever sold at auction is up for debate.

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

Paddon hopes high for Rally Sweden

Hayden Paddon is wanting to impress at Rally Sweden.

10:44 AM  Hayden Paddon wants a good result in the snow and ice of Rally Sweden.

Baby plays part for Wells

There is no doubting Josh Well's passion for speedway.

Burnt car doesn't stop Harwood

World-class riders wow crowd gallery video

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