M & M a fair suck of the SAV

BMW's newest M-cars are obvious from the front, keeping their cool with more scoops than a tabloid newspaper.

12:29 PM  BMW's latest M-division Sports Activity Vehicles offer lighter weight, more power and torque and Porsche-troubling zero 100kmh times.

Porsche adds more pep

Cayenne GTS offers up mighty grip in the bends. Plenty fast enough on the straights too.

12:00 PM  The GTS badge is added to the Cayenne to enliven the biggest Porsche.

Ford GT tech to trickle down gallery

The new Ford GT at the Chicago Auto Show.

Some of Ford's new supercar technology is set to trickle down to more modestly priced models.

Expensive auction classics

1962 Ferrari 250 GTO.

The most valuable new car is worth about $2 million, and if you go for the even more special limited editions you can add quite a bit to that.

A world-class chopper?

"Kontrolled Kaos" has been dominating custom motorcycle shows in the US.

You could say that US custom motorcycle builder Larry Moore is on a roll with his latest creation.

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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

Energy storage revolution coming video

Elon Musk, co-founder and chief executive officer of Tesla Motors, unveils the company's new Powerwall last week.

Tesla Motors' announcement highlights new home batteries that can store solar power for later use.

Another front-wheel-drive Jaguar?

Jaguar may be about to build another front-wheel-drive car.

The new Ford GT at the Chicago Auto Show.

Ford GT takes flight with high-tech innovations gallery

Some of Ford's new supercar technology is set to trickle down to more modestly priced models.

lifestyle vehicles

Crossovers we thought we'd never see

Bentley Bentayga

It was Porsche who discovered what a good money-spinner SUVs could be and many have since jumped on the bandwagon.

VW Touareg: Making haste slowly

It's comforting to know that the VW Touareg is moving at its own pace as it keeps up with the times.

250415 NEWS Rob Maetzig/Fairfax NZ - Mitsubishi Triton ute

All the dirt on the new Triton video

We've just got to ride in the dirtiest ute we think we've ever seen.

road tests

BMW's X6 M and X5 M: the power and the glory

BMW's newest M-cars are obvious from the front, keeping their cool with more scoops than a tabloid newspaper.

12:29 PM  BMW's latest M-division Sports Activity Vehicles offer lighter weight, more power and torque and Porsche-troubling zero 100kmh times.

A car less ordinary

Skoda's value and fun-packed Fabia shows the way in a marketful of abject ordinariness.

bikes

'Kontrolled Kaos' a world-class chopper contender

"Kontrolled Kaos" has been dominating custom motorcycle shows in the US.

You could say that US custom motorcycle builder Larry Moore is on a roll with his latest creation.

Ex-Top Gear presenters auction off motorcycles

Jobless ex-Top Gear presenters net NZ$154,500 in selling off a dozen classic motorcycles at auction.

So visually impressive is the Valkyrie that our intrepid tester wishes he could have dressed for the occasion.

Honda's humungous Valkyrie is deceptive

For all its size, the Honda Valkyrie proves to be an easy-riding power cruiser.

shows

Audi's new Prologue Allroad Concept

Audi's Prologue Allroad Concept is unveiled at the Shanghai Auto Show.

Audi has been giving a look at its future design direction with the prologue family of vehicles.

Chinese cars of the Shanghai motor show

Here's a dozen cars from the Shanghai show that are unlikely to make it to this part of the world.

customs & classics

Motoring's most expensive auction classics

1962 Ferrari 250 GTO.

The most valuable new car is worth about $2 million, and if you go for the even more special limited editions you can add quite a bit to that.

Car museum adds modern classics

Lamborghini, Shelby Mustang and a Ferrari to join vintage collection at Southward museum.

"Kontrolled Kaos" has been dominating custom motorcycle shows in the US.

'Kontrolled Kaos' a world-class chopper contender

You could say that US custom motorcycle builder Larry Moore is on a roll with his latest creation.

Video

Energy storage revolution coming

Tesla Motors' announcement highlights new home batteries that can store solar power for later use.

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

Evans and Stanaway win at Spa

Brendon Hartley helped Porsche to a podium finish in the latest round of the World Endurance Championship in Belgium.

New Zealand drivers enjoy outstanding day as World Endurance Championship continues at Spa in Belgium.

Mark Winterbottom narrowly wins first race in Perth

Ford driver ignites V8 Supercars title bid, jumping past pole-holder Chaz Mostert at start and holding him off to secure win by half a second.

NZ drivers leading way in Belgium

Courtney says tyre management key to Perth V8s

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