Flyover: Option X haunts NZTA gallery video

The Architectural Centre's proposed alternative to the Basin Reserve flyover, known as Option X.

4:15 PM  It started as a sketch on an envelope, and became one of the main roadblocks to the Basin flyover.

Cycle lane shambles

Trial cycle lanes, visible in black, have been removed from Roto-o-rangi Road due to safety fears.

Dangerous road layout and unsatisfactory consultation make for an absolute disaster.

Testing a bulletproof cop car video

Windscreen of a bulletproof Italian police car during testing.

New Italian police cars built to withstand shots from weapons such as the 357 Magnum and AK47 machine gun.

Ford re-invents the wheel

The new mass-produced carbon fibre wheel sits in front of the Ford Mustang GT350R.

Ford is releasing its Mustang GT350R's with the world's first mass-produced carbon fibre wheels.

Revitalised Volvo worth a look

Ride height is increased by 40mm over the standard V40.

When you consider buying a premium compact you generally think Audi, BMW or Mercedes, but you should include Volvo's V40.

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BMW X6.

BMW upgrades its first all-paw M machine that was well suited to the nature of NZ roads.

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Flyover: Option X returns to haunt NZTA gallery video

The Architectural Centre's proposed alternative to the Basin Reserve flyover, known as Option X.

4:15 PM  It started as a sketch on an envelope, and became one of the main roadblocks to the Basin Reserve flyover.

Cycle lane shambles: Even cyclists are concerned

Dangerous road layout and unsatisfactory consultation make for an absolute disaster.

Windscreen of a bulletproof Italian police car during testing.

Testing a bulletproof police car video

New Italian police cars have been built to withstand gunshots from weapons such as the 357 Magnum and the AK47 machine gun.

lifestyle vehicles

First drive: New Ford SUV scales new heights

Ford's new Everest SUV is put through its paces by motoring journalists in a Thailand jungle.

New Ford Everest SUV does admirable job in hairy conditions in mountain jungle country in Thailand.

Ford's new Everest SUV won't be cheap in NZ

Pricing has been announced for Ford's new Aussie-developed SUV the Everest, which will be launched in New Zealand in September.

A spy shot of the all-new Mitsubishi Challenger.

Spy shot reveals new Mitsubishi

Amateur spy shots taken in Thailand have revealed the all-new Mitsubishi Challenger well ahead of its scheduled debut.

road tests

Revitalised Volvo worth a look

Ride height is increased by 40mm over the standard V40.

When you consider buying a premium compact you generally think Audi, BMW or Mercedes, but you should include Volvo's V40.

Benz's coupe de grace

Driving Mercedes-Benz's volcanic S 63 AMG coupe is one of those bucketlist automotive experiences well worth waiting for, but watch your dress code.

The little Mazda CX-3 Limited parked in front of little RNP-4, New Zealand's oldest producing oil well.

Good oil on the little Mazda

This vehicle may just be the most appealing in Mazda's six-vehicle CX-3 range.

bikes

MV Agusta's nicest ride

MV's well-known triple has been refettled to become most things to most riders.

The Italian motorcycle-maker’s latest triple comes with the best manners in MV’s three-cylinder history.

Hoverbikes a reality in five years?

In just a few years soldiers will fly Hoverbikes over treacherous terrain while consumers could glide around their backyards.

Vespa's 50s consist of the Primavera (left) and the Sprint (right).

Fifty-fifty scooter shoot-out

Peugeot’s inexpensive Kisbee 50 takes on the similarly-sized but slightly posher Vespa and acquits itself well.

shows

Unorthodox bike re-build

Mark and James Currie with the 1948 BSA C10 that they have put their own spin on for the Grand National Rod and Custom Show at the Speedshow in Auckland.

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

The world's best motor show gallery video

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

Despite its age Kevin still uses his 1935 Ford as a daily driver.

Hot rod show is a family affair

The CRC Speedshow will feature 40 of New Zealand's best hot rods. Kevin Salter's will be one of them.

customs & classics

'70s Valiant unleashed mum's motoring mania

“I’d like to be driving Val until I’m 90, hopefully with Brian in the passenger seat. He’s got a great voice and he could sing his Rolling Stones favourite Not Fade Away.”

The gift of a 1970 Chrysler Valiant unleashed mid-life obsession for this Kiwi mum.

Rarest of Ferraris for sale

You will need serious money to buy the only four-door Ferrari ever made.

Gap in museum timeline filled

A Northland museum is pleased to be plugging a hole in its collection timeline with a rare car.

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Flyover: Option X returns to haunt NZTA

It started as a sketch on an envelope, and became one of the main roadblocks to the Basin Reserve flyover.

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

Learner plates for Verstappen

Max Verstappen can drive F1 cars but not everyday vehicles just yet.

While F1 rivals take a break, Max Verstappen has some driving lessons on the horizon.

Barrier 'harder than it looks' video

Former MotoGP world champ Casey Stoner breaks his shoulder and ankle in a spectacular crash.

Kiwis off pace at Hungary GP2

Drivers, Bianchi family tribute

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