Best Carroll Shelby cars

1964-65 Shelby Daytona.

Shelby has made a myriad of cars for Ford (and Chrysler, incidentally) so here's our best of a great bunch.

Special edition Porsches

The 2016 Porsche 911 Black Edition.

A new Porsche special series will be available in any colour, so long as it is black.

New Q7 is better everywhere

The new Q7 seems a fair bit smaller and generally less imposing than its predecessor.

New Q7 is lighter, nimbler, quieter and less imposing while offering big gains in interior practicality and useable space.

No longer a wallflower

Sharpened styling matches similar gains from the chassis and engine. The pannier set is an extra $2200.

By making it cooler to look-at, Honda made its VFR800X the bike it should always have been.

This is a wild ride

KPM Streetfighter is a menacing, high horsepower take on the HSV Clubsport.

The KPM Streetfighter is for followers of the muscle car cult who believe you can never have enough power.

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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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Special edition Porsches get black out treatment

The 2016 Porsche 911 Black Edition.

A new Porsche special series will be available in any colour, so long as it is black.

Soggy end to test drive gallery

When a car salesman heard his vehicle was in the sea, he thought it was a joke.

Jeremy Clarkson talks about life after Top Gear in his first interview since being fired from the BBC.

Jeremy Clarkson talks about life after Top Gear video

Ex-Top Gear host Jeremy Clarkson cagey over his plans in his first interview since being fired by the BBC.

lifestyle vehicles

New Q7 is better everywhere

The new Q7 seems a fair bit smaller and generally less imposing than its predecessor.

New Q7 is lighter, nimbler, quieter and less imposing while offering big gains in interior practicality and useable space.

Hey ute owners! Want a Demilitarised Zone Special?

If you thought you'd seen everything on the ute market in New Zealand, SsangYong will have thinking again.

The Honda Odyssey L - similar on the outside to its sibling the S - but all leather and luxury on the inside.

Honda Odyssey L is leather luxury

Luxury is the simple difference between the two versions of Honda's latest Odyssey people-mover available in NZ.

road tests

Renault Megane RS275 a true hottie

The Renault Megane RS275 Trophee, offering 10 more horsepower than before.

Renault's hot hatch the Megane RS has been made even hotter via more grunt from its turbocharged engine.

New Sorento aiming high

Nimble new Kia Sorento is ready to put the frighteners on the currently Japanese-dominated mid to large SUV business.

The 2015 Corvette Z06 has a "wow'' factor.

Chevrolet Corvette Z06 is ferocious, fabulous and thirsty

Perhaps it's most accurate to think of the Z06 version of the Chevrolet Corvette not so much as a car, but as a motorcycle that's easy to balance.

bikes

Crossrunner no longer a wallflower

Sharpened styling matches similar gains from the chassis and engine. The pannier set is an extra $2200.

By making it cooler to look-at, Honda made its VFR800X the bike it should always have been.

Famous motorcycle stripped 'naked' video

The iconic Britten No.1 motorcycle was stripped "naked" for a world-first public display of its private parts in Nelson.

The Ducati Scrambler built by Radikal Chopper.

Customiser unveils the 'Radikal Chopper' gallery

The Radikal Chopper started life as a Ducati 2015 Scrambler won in a design challenge.

shows

Skoda taking Fabia rally concept to Woerthersee

Skoda's Fabia R5 Combi show car.

Skoda has reinterpreted its new Fabia R5 rally car as a racy stationwagon for the Woerthersee festival.

Ex-Top Gear hosts linked to new rival show

Ousted Top Gear hosts rumoured to be in talks with ITV for a new rival show to BBC.

Audi TT clubsport turbo concept.

Audi unveils electric biturbo TT for Woethersee festival gallery

An Audi TT electric biturbo rocket is the latest reveal from the VW group for the annual Woerthersee festival.

customs & classics

Best Carroll Shelby cars

1964-65 Shelby Daytona.

Shelby has made a myriad of cars for Ford (and Chrysler, incidentally) so here's our best of a great bunch.

Bill Wyman's cars have stories to tell

A Festival of Speed auction to feature two cars owned by former Rolling Stones bassist, Bill Wyman.

1963 C2 Corvette Stingray.

Most important Chevrolet Corvettes

Even in lil' old right hand drive New Zealand, Corvettes are not uncommon.

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Powered up HSV Clubsport R8 is wild ride

The KPM Streetfighter is for followers of the muscle car cult who believe you can never have enough power.

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

Ecclestone tells Rosberg: Hamilton is better for business

Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone and Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton chat in Bahrain last month.

World champ better for F1 than either Sebastian Vettel or Nico Rosberg, sport's commercial supremo Bernie Ecclestone says.

Scott Dixon second fastest in Indy 500 practice

Scott Dixon's time at practice for the Indianapolis 500 was only bettered by Australia's Will Power.

Kiwi Richie Stanaway wins maiden GP2 race

Rock-strike costs Paddon

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