Ringing out Aston’s N430

Vantage V8 styling still so right after all these years. And it looks even better in N430 guise.

The N430, derived from Aston’s Nurburgring 24 hour racers, proves the ageing Vantage still has its charms.

Toyota unveils new Hilux

The eighth-generation Toyota Hilux due in New Zealand later this year.

Toyota NZ ramping pressure on Ford Ranger with news of nine new Hilux models to join current 12 varieties.

Soggy end to test drive gallery

A Ford Falcon XR6 with a $15,000 price tag was written off after people taking it for a test drive got it stranded at Oreti Beach, near Imvercargill.

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

Clarkson's life after Top Gear video

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

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

Family wrangle over classic car

A family is undergoing a High Court estate battle to determine the value of a classic car.

A classic Oldsmobile car is at the centre of a family spat over a dead man's estate.

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blogs

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

Jeremy Clarkson talks about life after Top Gear video

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

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

ACC fends off vehicle banding 'issues'

ACC is continuing to fend off scepticism of its motor vehicle levy banding after Kia raised an issue with the system.

A Ford Falcon XR6 with a $15,000 price tag was written off after people taking it for a test drive got it stranded at Oreti Beach, near Imvercargill.

Soggy end to test drive gallery

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

lifestyle vehicles

Honda Odyssey L is leather luxury

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

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

A more menacing Mercedes-Benz G-wagen gallery

A British visual tuning company has endeavoured to make the Mercedes-Benz G-wagen even more aggressive looking.

See it? A SsangYong Actyon militarised ute, resplendent in its camo paint.

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.

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

Customiser unveils the 'Radikal Chopper' gallery

The Ducati Scrambler built by Radikal Chopper.

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

Sports-touring Tracer bullet

Yamaha’s new MT-09 expunges previous misgivings and becomes the best of its type in terms of bangs-for-the-buck.

Kirsteen Britten speaks at New Zealand Classic Motorcycles on Haven Road on Monday night. Her late husband John Britten's V-Twin 1100 motorcycle had its panels removed on Monday night.

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.

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

Most important Chevrolet Corvettes

1963 C2 Corvette Stingray.

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

Mike Shaw lives the American dream

Mike Shaw is a self-proclaimed lover of cars, and the piece de resistance of his car repertoire is his Cadillac Coupe de Ville.

Bill Wyman and his beloved Citroen-Maserati SM, in which he travelled all over Europe in the 70s, as well as to many important concerts and recordings.

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.

Video

Ringing out Aston’s N430 Vantage

The N430, derived from Aston’s Nurburgring 24 hour racers, proves the ageing Vantage still has its charms.

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

Bianchi family hope for miracle

Jules Bianchi remains in a coma after a crash at the Japanese Grand Prix. He is pictured here at the Belgian Grand Prix two months earlier.

F1 driver continues to fight for his life while in a coma, seven months after horrific crash, family says.

Teen stars in Monaco debut

Too young to rent a car, or drive solo on public roads, but only F1 world champ faster in Monte Carlo.

Hamilton fastest, Verstappen shines at wet Monaco

Natzke out to improve in Euro motocross champs

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