World's fastest go-kart

The extra scoops help give the game away that this is the John Cooper Works Mini.

The new Mini John Cooper Works ushers in a new level of performance for the British BMW subsidiary.

Bigger-bang for this Ducati

A slight revamp of the fairing and bodywork has not improved the Panigale's looks even if it is more aerodynamically sound.

The latest Panigale is just 100cc up on its predecessor, but is an infinitely better machine.

Rolling in luxury

Elegance personified, the Ghost II can be personalised so that it is yours and yours alone.

Dave Moore spent his 65th birthday in the company of what's often known as the world's finest car.

BMW revamps little and large

Our test-driver found the $59,900 125i almost as compelling as the M135i which asks $22,000 more.

There's nothing wrong with its 6-series Gran Coupe, and even less with the M135i, but BMW went and revamped them anyway.

Merc-AMG GT thunders in

Mercedes-AMG GT S, the stuff of nightmares for the 911

We sample the new Mercedes-AMG GT S on road and track, and find it a more muscular alternative to a 911.

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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

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BMW revamps little and large

Our test-driver found the $59,900 125i almost as compelling as the M135i which asks $22,000 more.

There's nothing wrong with its 6-series Gran Coupe, and even less with the M135i, but BMW went and revamped them anyway.

Two options for bus network

Plans to create a rapid bus network through Wellington have been narrowed down to two choices.

An artist's impression of what the proposed Basin Reserve flyover would look like from Hania St in central Wellington.

Basin Reserve flyover appeal finishes gallery video

NZTA says it did not need to spend lots of time looking at Basin flyover alternatives.

lifestyle vehicles

Jaguar F-Pace concept out and about gallery

Jaguar's F-Pace concept is test driven in the cold of Sweden.

Jaguar has been putting its first performance crossover through its paces before its official reveal in September.

Spy shot reveals new Mitsubishi

Amateur spy shots taken in Thailand have revealed the all-new Mitsubishi Challenger well ahead of its scheduled debut.

Ford's new Everest SUV is put through its paces by motoring journalists in a Thailand jungle.

First drive: New Ford SUV scales new heights

New Ford Everest SUV does admirable job in hairy conditions in mountain jungle country in Thailand.

road tests

World’s fastest go-kart

The extra scoops help give the game away that this is the John Cooper Works Mini.

The new Mini John Cooper Works ushers in a new level of performance for the British BMW subsidiary.

Merc-AMG GT thunders in

We sample the new Mercedes-AMG GT S on road and track, and find it a more muscular alternative to a 911.

Elegance personified, the Ghost II can be personalised so that it is yours and yours alone.

Rolling in luxury

Dave Moore spent his 65th birthday in the company of what's often known as the world's finest car.

bikes

Bigger-bang for this Ducati

A slight revamp of the fairing and bodywork has not improved the Panigale's looks even if it is more aerodynamically sound.

The latest Panigale is just 100cc up on its predecessor, but is an infinitely better machine.

Fifty-fifty scooter shoot-out

Peugeot’s inexpensive Kisbee 50 takes on the similarly-sized but slightly posher Vespa and acquits itself well.

MV's well-known triple has been refettled to become most things to most riders.

MV Agusta's nicest ride

The Italian motorcycle-maker’s latest triple comes with the best manners in MV’s three-cylinder history.

shows

Unorthodox bike re-build

Mark and James Currie with the 1948 BSA C10 that they have put their own spin on for the Grand National Rod and Custom Show at the Speedshow in Auckland.

Classic bike enthusiasts may cringe when they see what James Currie delivers at Grand National Rod and Custom Show.

The world's best motor show gallery video

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

Despite its age Kevin still uses his 1935 Ford as a daily driver.

Hot rod show is a family affair

The CRC Speedshow will feature 40 of New Zealand's best hot rods. Kevin Salter's will be one of them.

customs & classics

Lotus Elan masterpiece not the most reliable

Designer Ron Hickman with his two greatest creations - the Lotus Elan and The Workmate.

It is one of the most iconic British sports cars of all-time... but not the most reliable.

Gap in museum timeline filled

A Northland museum is pleased to be plugging a hole in its collection timeline with a rare car.

“I’d like to be driving Val until I’m 90, hopefully with Brian in the passenger seat. He’s got a great voice and he could sing his Rolling Stones favourite Not Fade Away.”

'70s Valiant unleashed mum's motoring mania

The gift of a 1970 Chrysler Valiant unleashed mid-life obsession for this Kiwi mum.

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Basin Reserve flyover appeal finishes

NZTA says it did not need to spend lots of time looking at Basin flyover alternatives.

quizzes

Are you a shining light?

The front headlight of a 2015 Dodge Viper SRT is pictured at the 2015 New York International Auto Show in New York City.

How well do you know your headlights?

Aston Martin's first 100 years

Iconic British sports car brand Aston Martin this month celebrated its 100th birthday.

Chevrolet Corvette quiz

Quiz: A feast of Ferraris

Motorsport

Dixon qualifies on pole for Mid-Ohio

Scott Dixon is on pole for the Mid-Ohio IndyCar race on Monday morning.

NZ driver Scott Dixon looks as dominant as ever at Mid-Ohio after winning the pole for the IndyCar race.

Winterbottom riding high

Red-hot Ford driver continues to close on maiden V8 Supercars title after another day of dominance.

Winterbottom extends V8s lead

Paddon rocked but ok after crash video

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