End was 'upsetting': Hammond

Ex-Top Gear co-host Richard Hammond has been left wondering what to do next after the motoring show was canned.

Richard Hammond has been left in the lurch since Top Gear ended.

Over-the-top child safety seat

Dartz's bullet-proof child safety seat.

Wild and wacky armoured car maker Dartz has moved into the world of baby protection.

Ford of the future

The Ford Palo Alto Research and Innovation Center team developed a virtual test environment based on gaming software, called aDRIVE (for Autonomous Driving Refined in Virtual Environments), that will test algorithms such as traffic sign recognition in dynamic driving situations.

Ford prepares for a world where congestion demands other alternatives.

Mini in new record bid video

Garry Orton with a 1964 Morris Mini Cooper S, which is already the world's fastest Mini. The Nelson based Project 64 team is heading back to Bonneville Speed Week in the United States, in early August hoping to set a new record.

Nelson petrolheads taking the world's fastest Mini back to Bonneville for some "unfinished business".

Carbon fibre kit option gallery

A Ferrari 458 Italia dressed in a bespoke carbon fibre kit.

A US company has launched a worldwide service for the supercar owner who wants something a little bit different.

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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

Capital's highway stitch-up video

This 300-tonne, 30-metre off-ramp at Kaiwharawhara, which has sat unused since the 1960s, will be "stiched" on to the Wellington urban motorway to create a fourth northbound lane.

An old off-ramp will be "stitched" on to Wellington's motorway to create a fourth lane.

An over-the-top child safety seat

Wild and wacky armoured car maker Dartz has moved into the world of baby protection.

Ex-Top Gear co-host Richard Hammond has been left wondering what to do next after the motoring show was canned.

Top Gear's end 'upsetting': Hammond

Richard Hammond has been left in the lurch since Top Gear ended.

lifestyle vehicles

Disco Sport starts new era

The Discovery Sport is a clever blend of traditional Land Rover and Range Rover design values with a crisp modern profile.

Land Rover's new Discovery Sport is set to fill the gap between the Japanese and German SUVs perfectly.

Super velocity Range Rover is special gallery

The stunning Range Rover Sport SVR is the most powerful Land Rover ever, yet it’s still a sophisticated SUV befitting the badge.

The Subaru Outback 3.6R Sport Premium looks very much the rest of the Outback range - but under its bonnet is a larger engine with the most grunt.

Subaru's Outback with six of the best

If you want a Subaru Outback wagon with the most grunt and the sharpest performance, then the model with six cylinders under the bonnet is the vehicle of choice.

road tests

Disco Sport starts new era

The Discovery Sport is a clever blend of traditional Land Rover and Range Rover design values with a crisp modern profile.

Land Rover's new Discovery Sport is set to fill the gap between the Japanese and German SUVs perfectly.

Car of the Years battle

A pair of former Car of the Year winners, passed through our hands recently. Is there a standout?

Peas in a pod - The styling and packaging of BMW's new Active Tourer clearly apes that of Mercedes' popular B Class.

A practical pair go head-to-head gallery

Here are two Euro-centric offerings for those looking for something practical but not too big, with premium cachet attached.

bikes

Too much kit, not enough character

There's a great bike lurking inside the CTX1300 which carries around more kit than most of us will ever need.

Honda's sumptuous CTX1300 is amazingly over-equipped.

Motorcycle helmet industry gets shake up video

Bob Weber's simple plan to design a safer helmet for dirt bike riders has shaken up the industry.

Anti-cycleway signs along The Parade, Island Bay.

Sabotage claims in cycleway debate

Allegations of ''hysteria'' and sabotage are flying as the Island Bay cycleway dispute heats up.

shows

The world's best motor show gallery video

A classic McLaren races up the hill at the Goodwood Festival of Speed.

Dynamic displays have replaced static stands in Britain's best automotive gathering.

New Astons revel at speed fest gallery

Aston Martin showed off several new models at the Goodwood Festival of Speed.

The Lotus 3-Eleven.

Lotus unveils its fastest

Lotus unveiled the company's quickest production car ever, the 3-Eleven, at the Goodwood Festival of Speed.

customs & classics

Cars ahead of their time

Ford Model T

A look at five cars which for one reason or another were head and shoulders head of or at a complete tangent to the rest of the industry.

Old Morris easy to work on

No computers, or modern technology endears a 1951 Morris Minor Lowlight to Timaru's Jim Macdonald.

Ford named this model the Galaxie to tap into the hysteria surrounding the space race in the US at the time.

Galaxie a curious beast

This big classic Ford is space-race inspired and appropriately named Galaxie.

Video

Capital's highway stitch-up

An old off-ramp will be "stitched" on to Wellington's motorway to create a fourth lane.

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

Paddon slow start in Rally of Poland

Hayden Paddon in action during the shakedown at the Rally of Poland.

Kiwi driver off the pace in Poland in his first hit out since his historic podium finish at the Rally of Italy.

Hamilton determined to win home race

Two-time Formula One world champion eyes Silverstone win in front of record crowd of 140,000.

Sauber appoint new tech director

Paddon heads to Poland with high hopes

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