Speed tolerance cops it

NO TOLERANCE: Police have confirmed that there will be no tolerance for motorists just over the speed limit during the Christmas-New Year holidays.

2:06 PM  If you go 1kmh or more over the speed limit this summer expect to be pulled over, police say.

How to save on your rego

Car registration label.

Motorists advised against renewing their vehicle's registration for a full year over the coming months in order to save money.

New limits on licences

BEHIND THE WHEEL: Timaru driving instructor Neville Cross commonly teaches drivers who have held learner or restricted licences for over five years.

Calls for the introduction of probationary plates for restricted licence holders.

Hammond's hard times

Top Gear's Richard Hammond says his head injury plunged him into depression.

Top Gear's Richard Hammond reveals the dark years of recovering from head injuries suffered in a high-speed crash.

Rat rod reflects personality gallery

Steve Cashin Replica Durant

Steve Cashin had never built a car before embarking on his rat rod dream.

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Porsche's quiet riot

Porsche Macan

It's hard to believe that a compact if weighty SUV can be quite this dynamic and comfy.

Counting down to the Car of the Year

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

Honda's human hauler

Ducatis Monster the Far North

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Speed tolerance cops it

NO TOLERANCE: Police have confirmed that there will be no tolerance for motorists just over the speed limit during the Christmas-New Year holidays.

2:06 PM  If you go 1kmh or more over the speed limit this summer expect to be pulled over, police say.

Electric van all powered up

A converted electric van will travel to electric-vehicle rally Evolocity, along with four students who have been working on it.

Car registration label.

How to save on your rego

Motorists are being advised against renewing their vehicle's registration for a full year over the coming months in order to save money.

lifestyle vehicles

Chinese copy sparks complaint

SPOT THE DIFFERENCE: The newly released Chinese LandWind X7 (left photos) bears a striking resemblance to Land Rover's Range Rover Evoque.

A Chinese copy of the Range Rover Evoque has angry Land Rover officials claiming Intellectual Property Theft.

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.

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

Colorado poised

Holden has listened to its customers and sorted out all the little niggles about its Colorado ute which results in a much improved vehicle.

road tests

Small but perfectly formed gallery

Audi S1 hatch.

One of the outstanding new vehicles of the year is also one of the smallest - the stroppy little Audi S1 hatch.

Mini hatches a five-door

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

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

Best of both worlds gallery

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.

bikes

Devilish new Duke

Better looks: The Diavel’s revised seat, radiator covers, handlebars, numberplate carrier, and exhaust system work well visually.

Twin-sparks help stoke the Ducati Diavel's efficiency and refinement.

Singular appeal

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

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

LAMS triple is no joke video

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.

shows

Concept ignores all the rules gallery

Chevrolet Chaparral concept car at the Los Angeles Auto Show.

When GM designers created the Chevrolet Chaparral concept car they tossed out all the rules they believe stifle innovation in auto racing.

LA motor show's mutants gallery

The pimped-out, four-wheeled freaks are a highlight of the LA motor show.

The Galpin-Fisker Rocket is unveiled at the LA Auto Show.

'Should be fast enough'

What do you tell the crowd after unveiling a carbon-fibre-bodied, 725-horsepower supercharged coupe based on the new Ford Mustang?

customs & classics

Rat rod reflects personality gallery

Steve Cashin Replica Durant

Steve Cashin had never built a car before embarking on his rat rod dream.

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.

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

Fabulous Ferrari gallery

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

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Video: Truck clears racing car

A 16-tonne truck has set a world record by jumping over an F1 racing car. See it to believe it.

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

Kiwi driver bouncing back

NZ V8 Supertourers

NZ V8 Supertourers driver Richard Moore is feeling better than ever after surgery to repair a painful spinal injury.

Dennis: Board picks drivers

Decision over who will drive for McLaren in 2015 lies with the team's board, group head says.

Lauda picks more Mercedes duels

Monte Carlo comeback 'for fun'