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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

news

1300 apply to be Uber drivers

Uber has had an enthusiastic response to job advertisements in Christchurch but is yet to set a go date for the Garden City.

More than 1300 have applied to be Uber rideshare drivers in Christchurch.

Ex Top Gear trio have two year new show ban

Ex-Top Gear trio have been banned from launching a similar motoring show on another UK channel until 2017.

SH1 at the intersection of Karo Dr and Victoria St is the spot where the most crashes have occurred in Wellington in the past five years. A red-light camera was recently installed to try and cut the crash rate.

Wellington's crash hot spots revealed

Karo Drive, Ohiro Rd and Willis St among the biggest problem spots for crashes.

lifestyle vehicles

Ten F1 cars for the open road gallery

The McLaren F1 was a true supercar built for the purist.

What happens when you take professional F1 technology and inject it into a road car?

Disco Sport starts new era

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

The new NP300 Nissan Navara. This model is the top version, the $64,990 ST-X 4WD auto.

New Navara continues Nissan ute heritage

NZ's Great Battle of the Utes has just stepped up a notch with the arrival of a brand-new Nissan Navara.

road tests

MX-5 stays in front

It couldn't be anything but an MX-5 and yet not a panel is shared with the previous models.

There are more choices and accoutrements than every before, but the new Mazda MX-5 remains the beguiling two-seat funster it has always been.

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.

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

Disco Sport starts new era

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

bikes

Sporting Sprint true to Vespa’s style

Among older Vespas the Sprint may be a tad smaller, but it's the most masculine looking  scooter in the line-up.

Better looks and additional security improve the Sprint 150.

Sabotage claims in cycleway debate

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

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

Too much kit, not enough character

Honda's sumptuous CTX1300 is amazingly over-equipped.

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.

Video

Welcome to the 40kmh motorway

Three speed cameras could be policing Wellington's new "smart" motorway next year.

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

Nascar crash survivor 'feels like Superman' gallery video

Austin Dillon's car flies upside during a spectacular crash after the chequered flag during the Nascar Sprint Cup Series Coke Zero 400 at Daytona International Speedway in Florida.  (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

1:17 PM  Austin Dillon walks away from a spectacular and violent high-speed crash with a bruised tailbone and forearm.

Rally Poland: Paddon fourth video

NZ driver claims his second consecutive top five World Rally Championship finish for ninth overall.

Hamilton wins British GP

Red Bull, Aston Martin team up?

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