'Race wife' gets Ferrari gift

Google executive Benjamin Sloss kisses his wife, Christine, in front of his birthday present for her, a Ferrari FXX K supercar.

Google vice president Benjamin Sloss subscribes to the "happy wife, happy life" theory.

Sedans we hardly hear about

2015 Ford Mondeo

Traditional four-cylinder sedan, wagon and liftback can still provide great transport options.

Audi almost a self-driver

The new second-generation Audi Q7, just launched in New Zealand.

Audi has just launched its latest-generation Q7 SUV, with its importer claiming it is the closest yet to a self-driving vehicle.

A new world of Discovery

New Land Rover Discovery Sport - it's up for it.

Land Rover’s new Discovery Sport - think of this as Disco-lite.

Passat - Worth the hype?

Passat is VW’s third Euro COTY winner in the past six years. It’s gunning not only for scalps in the mass market but also plans to hunt in the premium segment as well.

VW's Passat arrives in NZ with 2015 Euro Car of the Year status. Is it as good as the Europeans make out?

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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

'Race wife' gets Ferrari gift

Ferrari FXX K birthday gift for Christine Sloss.

Google vice president Benjamin Sloss subscribes to the "happy wife, happy life" theory.

Family sedans we hardly hear about

The traditional four-cylinder sedan, wagon and liftback is rather on the back foot these days but they still provide great transport options.

Charlie Miller and Chris Valasek at the Black Hat USA 2015 cybersecurity conference in Las Vegas earlier this month.

Uber hires Jeep hackers

Charlie Miller and Chris Valasek have resigned from their jobs and will join Uber this week.

lifestyle vehicles

A new world of Discovery

New Land Rover Discovery Sport - it's up for it.

Land Rover’s new Discovery Sport - think of this as Disco-lite.

Kia reveals new look Sportage

Korean brand showcases sharp new style for mid-sized SUV.

The new second-generation Audi Q7, just launched in New Zealand.

Audi almost a self-driver

Audi has just launched its latest-generation Q7 SUV, with its importer claiming it is the closest yet to a self-driving vehicle.

road tests

Drool Britannia

On the open road is where the new 'baby Jag' with oodles of balance, poise and grip.

Jaguar introduces the car it has promised and we've lusted after since the famous Mk II sedan was discontinued in the late 60s.

Crisply-styled Korean

Cute as a button crossover charms on price and could shake up the market as a result.

This VXR may be at the top of Holden's new Astra line-up, but there's also a less-powerful, smaller-engined GTC model if the hot-hatch is too hot for you.

Polish Holdens impress

European-sourced Astra VXR and GTC sports-hatches are useful additions to Holden's New Zealand lineup.

bikes

Triumph shows Triple benefits

The Speed Triple might be an old-school streetbike by current standards, but it doesn't look like a ten-year old, nor behave like one.

Triumph's Speed Triple is still a treat, but you pay more for it.

Yamaha's bantamweight champ

The Yamaha R3 proves that the ‘less is more’ thing applies to motorcycles of all denominations.

The G2 P51 Combat Fighter, "Black Flag" variant.

Huge price tag on custom bike gallery

It looks like a Lego fan designed it and it doesn't come cheap.

shows

Cabriolet crowned best in show

This 1924 Isotta Fraschini Tipo 8A was best of show at the 2015 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance in Pebble Beach, California, US.

A stunning 1924 Italian cabriolet has won the best in show award at the prestigious Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance.

Unorthodox bike re-build

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

A 1964 Ford Fairline drives off after winning the "Worst of Show" award at the Concours d'Lemon.

A tongue-in-cheek look at bad cars gallery

Prestigious Pebble Beach car show also has its its fun side with the Concours d'Lemon.

customs & classics

Alfa Romeo museum a must see gallery

1969 33/2 Coupe Speciale concept.

As the creator of some beautiful machines, a visit to the Alfa Romeo museum is a must-see for Italian car fans.

Vintage Holdens steal the show

It may not be everyone's cup of tea but three banged up-rusty Holdens caused a rustle on Saturday when more than 100 punters flocked from across the country for a Holden Auction in Hardings road, Riverlands.

The "BeerSter"; a custom creation modeled after 1930s Indianapolis 500 racers.

Getting your kicks on Route 66 gallery

A rolling museum of America's auto heritage race 3700 km along the iconic Route 66.

Video

Tug of war with tow truck

SUV driver fights a tug of war with a tow-truck in desperate attempt to stop vehicle being taken.

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 wins IndyCar series video

New Zealand IndyCar driver Scott Dixon clinched his fourth IndyCar title in a dramatic finale in California.

Kiwi IndyCar ace seals his fourth IndyCar title, winning a dramatic Grand Prix of Sonoma in California.

Rossi wins wet British Grand Prix

Italian great wins in the wet at Silverstone to retake MotoGP series lead as Spanish rival Marc Marquez crashes out.

Marquez takes British GP pole

IndyCar's too risky; shut it down video

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