BMW's modern day 3.0 CSL

The 2015 BMW 3.0 CSL Hommage with the original 'Batmobile'. Photo: Supplied

BMW's legendary 3.0 CSL Batmobile has been revived in modern day guise with this dramatically-styled concept car.

$1m car thinks it's an Aston

Speedback looks like an Aston Martin at a glance, but a little less so when you focus on it.

Is this quirky, Jag-powered faux-Aston worth a million dollars?

Tyre punctures singalong video

In-car selfie stick singalong ends in crash.

9:34 AM  A quartet's singalong performance for a selfie goes into a spin as a tyre in their vehicle punctures.

Shelby Cobra tops auction gallery

A 1967 Shelby 427 Cobra Roadster sells for US$1,000,000 at the Mecum Muscle Car Auction in Indianapolis.

A 1967 Shelby 427 Cobra roadster stole the show at a massive muscle car auction in the US.

Kwids is a real cheapie

Tall design and high ground clearance are necessary in India, as not all the sub-continent's road are as smooth and pleasant as this.

9:39 AM  Small, tall and tough wee hatchback to be built in India and Morocco set to sell in almost every world market.

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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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Renault India is Kwids in with new small car

Tall design and high ground clearance are necessary in India, as not all the sub-continent's road are as smooth and pleasant as this.

9:39 AM  This small, tall and tough wee hatchback is to be built in India and Morocco, and is designed to sell in almost every world market.

BMW reveals modern day 3.0 CSL Batmobile

BMW's legendary 3.0 CSL Batmobile has been revived in modern day guise with this dramatically-styled concept car.

In-car selfie stick singalong ends in crash.

Tyre punctures in-car selfie stick singalong video

9:34 AM  A quartet's singalong performance for a selfie goes into a spin as a tyre in their vehicle punctures.

lifestyle vehicles

New Q7 is better everywhere

The new Q7 seems a fair bit smaller and generally less imposing than its predecessor.

New Q7 is lighter, nimbler, quieter and less imposing while offering big gains in interior practicality and useable space.

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.

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

Honda Odyssey L is leather luxury

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

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

Crossrunner no longer a wallflower

Sharpened styling matches similar gains from the chassis and engine. The pannier set is an extra $2200.

By making it cooler to look-at, Honda made its VFR800X the bike it should always have been.

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.

The Ducati Scrambler built by Radikal Chopper.

Customiser unveils the 'Radikal Chopper' gallery

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

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

The $1m car that thinks it's an Aston Martin

Speedback looks like an Aston Martin at a glance, but a little less so when you focus on it.

Is this quirky, Jag-powered faux-Aston worth a million dollars?

Best Carroll Shelby cars

Shelby has made a myriad of cars for Ford (and Chrysler, incidentally) so here's our best of a great bunch.

A 1967 Shelby 427 Cobra Roadster sells for US$1,000,000 at the Mecum Muscle Car Auction in Indianapolis.

Shelby Cobra tops car auction gallery

A 1967 Shelby 427 Cobra roadster stole the show at a massive muscle car auction in the US.

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Tyre punctures in-car selfie stick singalong

A quartet's singalong performance for a selfie goes into a spin as a tyre in their vehicle punctures.

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

Dixon fourth at Indy 500

IndyCar Series driver Scott Dixon races round the Indianapolis Motor Speedway during the 99th running of the Indy 500.

8:57 AM  Fading finish in a battle with overheating costs Kiwi chance of second title after dominating famous race.

Rosberg thanks luck at Monaco

8:13 AM  F1 driver enjoys "probably the best luck of his career" as poor pit stop timing opens road to victory.

Paddon closes gap on world's best in Portugal

Teen's crash costs champion

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