Parked with 8cm to spare video

Chinese driver sets world record for tightest parallel park.

1:29 PM  A Chinese driver has reclaimed the world record for tightest parallel park.

Fabulous Ferrari gallery

Classic: Rod Tempero's replica 1962 250 FTO Ferrari.

Rod Tempero has built plenty of cars over the years, but his latest project may be his finest yet.

Car of the Year countdown

Car of the Year countdown

We've rejigged the categories for our Car of the Year awards so that they are price-based.

Electric car charge mounted

ELECTRIC: Mighty River Power chief executive Fraser Whineray with one of the company's new hybrid electric cars.

Tainui's Novotel and Ibis hotels will now feature electric car chargers in their parking lots.

Glitch means cash only

Wellington parking meter

A parking meter glitch means Wellingtonians are unable to pay for a park using text-to-pay or credit cards.

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Honda's human hauler

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This year Kiwis have bought almost 10,000 seven-seater vehicles, but just 240 of those were MPVs.

Ducatis Monster the Far North

Testing riding three new Monsters from Ducati around some sparsely-trafficked roads in Northland.

Hybrid compromise lessens

The NXt best thing?

news

Parked with 8cm to spare video

Chinese driver sets world record for tightest parallel park.

1:29 PM  A Chinese driver has reclaimed the world record for tightest parallel park.

Haywards should be a 'major connection'

A $30 million upgrade of Haywards Hill Rd, connecting Kapiti to the Hutt Valley, is not good enough say critics.

crash, police, accident, sign

Waihi road reopens

A woman has hospitalised after a truck and a car collided in Waihi.

lifestyle vehicles

2015 Holden Colorado revealed

Minor makeover: Holden has given its Colorado ute and SUV an update for 2015.

Updated ute and SUV line introduces new 'comfort suspension' and a more car-like interior on select derivatives.

Kia Sportage offers choice gallery

This is a story about two Kia Sportages. They are the same but different, and they reflect how SUV preferences are rapidly changing in NZ.

Pathfinder Hybrid: There's no longer a diesel, but the hybrid does a good job instead.

SUV offers diesel alternative gallery

Nissan's Petrol-electric seven-seater isn't a genuine fuel miser, but is an accomplished SUV for large families.

road tests

Best of both worlds gallery

Head-turner: Our BMW i8 literally stopped traffic when it slowed down or was parked, even in seen-it-all Auckland.

BMW's i8 is a supercar, but not as we'd usually know it, using a hybrid powertrain so that it's both blisteringly fast and ridiculously frugal.

BMW i8 - is it a super hybrid?

BMW says its new petrol-electric i8 coupe has superpowers that other sports cars don't yet possess.

Mini hatches a five-door

Mini hatches a five-door

It took 55 years, but the first proper five-door, family-friendly Mini has finally arrived.

bikes

LAMS triple is no joke video

Learner 660: Engaging new Triumph triple doesn't look sheepish, even in white.

It is quite possibly the most satisfying bike of the LAMS flock with a price that'll make its Ducati Monster 659 rival appear over-priced.

AMG-MV Agusta deal

MV Agusta and AMG performance arm to work together in marketing partnership.

Memories are made of this: You don't know what you've lost 'til it's gone.

Singular appeal

Yamaha's retro-single is full of cheap kicks.

shows

Mazda's diesel surprise

Mazda's new CX-3 compact SUV will go on sale in Australia in 2015.

As well as looking a treat, the new CX-3 revealed at the LA auto show, offers some drivetrain options that could put it ahead of many established competitors

Volkswagen Golf R wagon gallery

German brand introduces fast flagship station wagon

Bentley has revealed a Grand Convertible concept at the 2014 Los Angeles motor show

Bentley Grand Convertible gallery

British luxury brand takes the roof off its Mulsanne to create its most opulent open-top cruiser.

customs & classics

Fabulous Ferrari gallery

Classic: Rod Tempero's replica 1962 250 FTO Ferrari.

Rod Tempero has built plenty of cars over the years, but his latest project may be his finest yet.

Downsizing auction nets $14.5m gallery

Customs, concepts and classics net $14.5m as American car collector downsizes.

Shane Dumbell's 1932 roadster.

Rodder has his dream car gallery

Shane Dumbell has a couple of hot items in his Taranaki garage but neither are of the illegally obtained variety.

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Parked with 8cm to spare

A Chinese driver has reclaimed the world record for tightest parallel park.

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

Murph's speedy for needy video

Racing legend swaps his V8 for a shopping trundler and a quick lap around a supermarket at Warkworth.

F1 mates turn team-mates

Kimi Raikkonen envisages fun times ahead at Ferrari with the F1 team signing on his off-track friend Sebastian Vettel.

Pressure? No pressure - Hamilton

Briton Stevens to make F1 debut for Caterham