Carbon fibre kit option gallery

A Ferrari 458 Italia dressed in a bespoke carbon fibre kit.

11:01 AM  A US company has launched a worldwide service for the supercar owner who wants something a little bit different.

Space, pace and grunt

The Subaru Outback 3.6R Sport Premium looks very much the rest of the Outback range - but under its bonnet is a larger engine with the most grunt.

If you want a Subaru Outback with the most grunt and the sharpest performance, then choose the one with six cylinders.

Disco Sport starts new era

The Discovery Sport is a clever blend of traditional Land Rover and Range Rover design values with a crisp modern profile.

Land Rover's new Discovery Sport is set to fill the gap between the Japanese and German SUVs perfectly.

Hot laps on ice  video

Holden's Insignia VXR in action on the South Island ice during last week's media introduction.

Holden wheels in a V8 Supercars star for hot laps on South Island ice at the launch of a new AWD turbocharged sedan.

Cheap new Japanese cars

Importer, 2 Cheap Cars, says it will sell Japanese vehicles such as the popular Toyota Corolla for thousands of dollars cheaper than official New Zealand dealers.

Importer says he'll "shake up the industry" with parallel importing of cars - saving consumers up to $10,000.

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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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Would you like carbon fibre with that? gallery

A Ferrari 458 Italia dressed in a bespoke carbon fibre kit.

11:01 AM  A US company has launched a worldwide service for the supercar owner who wants something a little bit different.

Cheap new Japanese cars

Importer says he'll "shake up the industry" with parallel importing of cars - saving consumers up to $10,000.

Garry Orton with a 1964 Morris Mini Cooper S, which is already the world's fastest Mini. The Nelson based Project 64 team is heading back to Bonneville Speed Week in the United States, in early August hoping to set a new record.

Super-fast Mini in new record bid video

9:32 AM  A group of Nelson petrolheads are taking the world's fastest Mini back to Bonneville for some "unfinished business".

lifestyle vehicles

Disco Sport starts new era

The Discovery Sport is a clever blend of traditional Land Rover and Range Rover design values with a crisp modern profile.

Land Rover's new Discovery Sport is set to fill the gap between the Japanese and German SUVs perfectly.

Super velocity Range Rover is special gallery

The stunning Range Rover Sport SVR is the most powerful Land Rover ever, yet it’s still a sophisticated SUV befitting the badge.

The Subaru Outback 3.6R Sport Premium looks very much the rest of the Outback range - but under its bonnet is a larger engine with the most grunt.

Subaru's Outback with six of the best

If you want a Subaru Outback wagon with the most grunt and the sharpest performance, then the model with six cylinders under the bonnet is the vehicle of choice.

road tests

Disco Sport starts new era

The Discovery Sport is a clever blend of traditional Land Rover and Range Rover design values with a crisp modern profile.

Land Rover's new Discovery Sport is set to fill the gap between the Japanese and German SUVs perfectly.

Car of the Years battle

A pair of former Car of the Year winners, passed through our hands recently. Is there a standout?

Peas in a pod - The styling and packaging of BMW's new Active Tourer clearly apes that of Mercedes' popular B Class.

A practical pair go head-to-head gallery

Here are two Euro-centric offerings for those looking for something practical but not too big, with premium cachet attached.

bikes

Too much kit, not enough character

There's a great bike lurking inside the CTX1300 which carries around more kit than most of us will ever need.

Honda's sumptuous CTX1300 is amazingly over-equipped.

Motorcycle helmet industry gets shake up video

Bob Weber's simple plan to design a safer helmet for dirt bike riders has shaken up the industry.

Anti-cycleway signs along The Parade, Island Bay.

Sabotage claims in cycleway debate

Allegations of ''hysteria'' and sabotage are flying as the Island Bay cycleway dispute heats up.

shows

The world's best motor show gallery video

A classic McLaren races up the hill at the Goodwood Festival of Speed.

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

New Astons revel at speed fest gallery

Aston Martin showed off several new models at the Goodwood Festival of Speed.

The Lotus 3-Eleven.

Lotus unveils its fastest

Lotus unveiled the company's quickest production car ever, the 3-Eleven, at the Goodwood Festival of Speed.

customs & classics

Cars ahead of their time

Ford Model T

A look at five cars which for one reason or another were head and shoulders head of or at a complete tangent to the rest of the industry.

Old Morris easy to work on

No computers, or modern technology endears a 1951 Morris Minor Lowlight to Timaru's Jim Macdonald.

Ford named this model the Galaxie to tap into the hysteria surrounding the space race in the US at the time.

Galaxie a curious beast

This big classic Ford is space-race inspired and appropriately named Galaxie.

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Super-fast Mini in new record bid

A group of Nelson petrolheads are taking the world's fastest Mini back to Bonneville for some "unfinished business".

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

Sauber appoint new tech director

Marcus Ericsson of Sauber F1 goes off the track in Melbourne ahead of the Australian GP.

Sauber have appointed former Caterham tech director Mark Smith to perform the same role with them.

Paddon heads to Poland with high hopes

The fast roads of Poland are enticing Kiwi rally star as he looks to maintain his momentum in the WRC.

SI pair claim Australasian first

Piquet first Formula E champ

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