Aston Martin's track-only supercar

Aston Martin has unveiled the Vulcan - its ultimate track car.

Track-only supercar offers Le Mans-bred performance.

20,000 failed driving test


11:19 AM  Taranaki and Auckland drivers struggle to pass restricted licence test while Otago-Southland drivers find success.

The final front-drive Alfa?

ALFA GIULIETTA – Still a pretty face, but its rivals are all much newer, and better value

11:19 AM  Alfa’s Giulietta gets another makeover; we drive the entry level Distinctive model

Kia’s well-oiled Sportage

SPORTAGE IN ACTION – Kia’s small crossover not afraid of bends

11:26 AM  Kia adds diesel grunt to the entry Sportage, but is it worth the extra?

The new big Mac

McLaren says its 675LT supercar offers 'ultimate levels of driver engagement'.

New lighter, longer supercar revealed with twin-turbocharged 3.8-litre V8.

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American muscle machine


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


Waikato drivers wait weeks to sit tests

ROADIE: Did you pass your licence the first time?

11:27 AM  Book early if you want to sit a driving test - Waikato people are waiting a month to prove their skills.

Aston Martin unveils its ultimate track-only supercar

Track-only supercar offers Le Mans-bred performance.


20,000 Aucklanders fail driving test

11:19 AM  Taranaki and Auckland drivers struggle to pass restricted licence test while Otago-Southland drivers find success.

lifestyle vehicles

Hitting the road in style

Queuing up: We hit the road, top down, out of the lock-up and into the Macarthur countryside.

Keith Austin discovers how to get behind the wheel of a Porsche for a day without breaking the bank.

Suzuki Jimny has decades of history

There's plenty of fun to be found in Suzuki's little Jimny, a cute, retro vehicle with a lineage that can be traced back several decades.

LIVING THE DREAM: LIfe on the open road beats being confined to a bach, according to a new survey.

Motorhome freedom beats baches

An independent survey has revealed more people would rather own a campervan than a bach.

road tests

Panda gets a five-grand push

Distinctive Italian: Through three generations, the Panda has charmed European small car fans, and now it's priced to please Kiwis too.

After a year during which hardly a soul realised the Panda was available in NZ, its distributors have given the Italian favourite a huge price boost.

Mazda's pint-sized perfection

New fourth-generation Mazda2 continues a magnificent career the Japanese car maker has forged with small five-door hatchbacks.

TT generation three: Borrows style from each of the first two iterations of the model and adds lighter materials and better performance.

Iconic Audi coupe lightens up

Audi's third generation TT is lighter, quicker and more fun.


Taranaki's CHiPs boys to lead Americarna

New Plymouth motorcycle enthusiasts Dennis Stewart, left, and Mark Phillips will lead the Americarna convoy on their California Highway Patrol bikes during a street parade.

The CHiPs boys are going to lead Americarna into New Plymouth.

First look: Indian Chief Dark Horse

Indian Motorcycles has taken the covers off its first 2016 model, the Dark Horse.

Triumph Bonneville: Classic paint job evokes memories of land speed records achieved 50 years ago.

Triumph's Bonneville Texas star

If the paintwork looks familiar, you probably know your Bonnevilles pretty well as this is Triumph's homage to a land speed record.


675LT is the new track-focussed McLaren

McLaren says its 675LT supercar offers 'ultimate levels of driver engagement'.

New lighter, longer supercar revealed with twin-turbocharged 3.8-litre V8.

Chevy Camaro is a bucket list beauty

Taranaki couple buy American V8 as way of celebrating that they are facing up to the challenge of serious illness.

German brand's new Sport Coupe GTE concept will preview the next-generation CC.

Volkswagen unveils four-door Sport Coupe GTE

New four-door coupe concept to preview next Volkswagen CC.

customs & classics

The $210,000 Kombi

Shannons Auctions sold a rare Volkswagen Kombi van for $202,000.

Classic van fetches record price in Melbourne auction.

Classy classic wheels gallery

More than 380 classic cars were on show in Shannon at the weekend

Auckland couple Anne and Martin Perkinson with their 1939 Chevrolet Master Deluxe Coupe.

Taranaki homecoming for old Chevrolet

A 1939 Chevrolet Master Deluxe Coupe is back home in Taranaki for this year's Americarna.


No more money

Motorists urged not to take keys off dangerous drivers as government promises to fast-track road improvements.


Aston Martin's first 100 years


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


Fernando Alonso leaves hospital, to miss test

ON THE MEND: Fernando Alonso waves to the media as he leaves a hospital in Spain after his crash three days ago.

McLaren Formula One star leaves hospital three days after crash.

Halligan breaks through in sleek machine

Kerry Halligan had the drive of his life when he blasted past everyone in his Crawford Pontiac DP03 race car on the last lap at Manfeild.

McLaren blame wind for Alonso crash

F1 Ferrari thrills crowd

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