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Ford reveals Falcon Sprint details

2016 Ford Falcon XR8 Sprint.

Blue oval unveils its powerful send-off for thesports sedan.

Raumati roadworks cause layout change

Motorists asked to avoid peak hour traffic on SH1 between MacKays Crossing and Raumati, north of Wellington.

Long weekend traffic jams

Ute first to get VW emissions fix

lifestyle vehicles

Don't mourn dead weight Defender

Archaic Land Rover Defender stopped being useful as an actual vehicle ages ago. This is a pedal car, by the way.

OPINION: Some people just can't accept their favourite cars are obsolete. The internet is to blame.

Pajero Sport SUV is no soft-roader

Utes blended with SUVs are both old-school and the latest automotive fashion. We test the top-spec Pajero Sport VRX.

Bentley is offering a NZ$320k Breitling clock as an optional extra in its Bentayga SUV.

SUV has a $320,000 optional extra

Time is big money in Bentley's luxury Bentayga SUV.

road tests

Pajero Sport SUV is no soft-roader

Pajero Sport: SUV on top, quite a lot of Triton truck underneath.

Utes blended with SUVs are both old-school and the latest automotive fashion. We test the top-spec Pajero Sport VRX.

The car 007 really drove

The Vantage is an oldie but still oh-so-good - even without the James Bond references.

Faster, more lavish MX-5 Limited is expected to outsell entry-level GSX by more than two-to-one.

Limited MX-5 maintains appeal

Mazda creates Limited MX-5 that has added more engine capacity, more equipment and an automatic option.

bikes

Father mourns motorcyclist son

Rhys Middleton, killed in a motorcycle accident on State Highway 5, near Napier.

Rhys Middleton will be buried a year before he was supposed to get married.

An American 999cc 'starter bike'

Indian Motorcycle is going down — in size, scale and price.

Imposing fairing is impressively functional - surely shaped in a wind tunnel, argues writer Paul Owen.

Tunnel vision shapes Harley bagger

We might have General Motors to thank for this Harley's smooth performance.

shows

Rare cars attract big money gallery

This stunning 1965 Aston Martin DB5 has recently undergone a comprehensive restoration and sold for US$781,000 (NZ$1.18m) at Bonham's auction in Scottsdale, Arizona.

It seems that not everyone is strapped for cash in the weeks after Christmas.

From humble beginnings to hoedown tractors

It started with a few tractor enthusiasts saying if "you show me yours, I'll show you mine".

Actor Matt LeBlanc will help host "Top Gear" when it returns in May.

Matt LeBlanc joins Top Gear video

The former Friends star and self-confessed "car nut" will co-host the new-look motoring show.

customs & classics

Is this huge car price a record? video

The 1957 Ferrari 335 Sport Scaglietti was raced to victory by legendary British driver Stirling Moss at the Cuba Grand Prix in 1958.

Exchange rates and auction locations mean the title of the most expensive car ever sold at auction is up for debate.

Get your flux capacitors ready

DeLorean reveals it is time to go Back to the Future.

The beautiful 1937 Mercedes-Benz 540K Special Roadster which has sold at auction in the US for more than NZ$15m.

Big price for rare Merc roadster video

A rare Mercedes-Benz that failed to reach its expected price has still sold at auction for a whopping sum.

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Is this huge car price a record?

Exchange rates and auction locations mean the title of the most expensive car ever sold at auction is up for debate.

quizzes

Quiz: Super behinds

Motoring quiz

Can you recognise these beauties just by looking at their rears?

Quiz: Motoring on

How well have you been keeping up with all the latest motoring news?

Quiz: Know your tail-lights

Are you a shining light?

Motorsport

Paddon hopes high for Rally Sweden

Hayden Paddon is wanting to impress at Rally Sweden.

2:47 PM  Hayden Paddon wants a good result in the snow and ice of Rally Sweden.

Bruce McLaren's widow dies

1:45 PM  NZ motor-racing great Bruce McLaren's widow Patty McLaren-Brickett has passed away.

Baby plays part for Wells

Burnt car doesn't stop Harwood

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