Almost a GT without stripes video

Ford Falcon XR8

7:00 AM  Ford's swansong XR8 Falcon is all about getting to your destination fast.

Limited edition Nissan GT-R

LIMITED EDITION: Nissan is building 45 anniversary GT-Rs to mark the 45 years since the car was first released.

It is first-come, first-served for a limited edition commemorative Nissan GT-R.

It 'won't steal the thunder'

Ford Australia insists the upcoming Mustang won't steal the limelight of the new XR8 Falcon.

Ford insists the Mustang won't steal the thunder of its reinstated XR8 sedan when it lands later next year.

Holden narrows owner hunt

HOLDEN HUNTER: Holden fan Dave Young has helped provide vital information in finding the company's first NZ owner.

Holden is hopeful it is homing in on the first Holden owner in New Zealand.

Not in the same league

Rolls-Royce says the new Mercedes-Benz Maybach cannot compete with its products.

Rolls-Royce boss dismisses new luxury flagship from Mercedes-Benz as “it’s a nice car, but it’s an S-Class”.

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Porsche's quiet riot

Porsche Macan

It's hard to believe that a compact if weighty SUV can be quite this dynamic and comfy.

Counting down to the Car of the Year

We've rejigged the categories for our Car of the Year awards so that they are price-based.

Honda's human hauler

Ducatis Monster the Far North


NZ could become driverless

NZ COULD TAKE THE LEAD: Transport Minister Simon Bridges said driverless cars would be able to travel safely at higher speeds.

8:09 AM  New Zealand may eventually become a place where crashing your car is nearly impossible, Transport Minister says.

Limited edition Nissan GT-R

It is first-come, first-served for a limited edition commemorative Nissan GT-R.

Ford Falcon XR8

Almost a GT without stripes video

7:00 AM  Ford's swansong XR8 Falcon is all about getting to your destination fast.

lifestyle vehicles

Chinese copy sparks complaint

SPOT THE DIFFERENCE: The newly released Chinese LandWind X7 (left photos) bears a striking resemblance to Land Rover's Range Rover Evoque.

A Chinese copy of the Range Rover Evoque has angry Land Rover officials claiming Intellectual Property Theft.

SUV offers diesel alternative gallery

Nissan's Petrol-electric seven-seater isn't a genuine fuel miser, but is an accomplished SUV for large families.

Minor makeover: Holden has given its Colorado ute and SUV an update for 2015.

Colorado poised

Holden has listened to its customers and sorted out all the little niggles about its Colorado ute which results in a much improved vehicle.

road tests

Small but perfectly formed gallery

Audi S1 hatch.

One of the outstanding new vehicles of the year is also one of the smallest - the stroppy little Audi S1 hatch.

Mini hatches a five-door

It took 55 years, but the first proper five-door, family-friendly Mini has finally arrived.

Head-turner: Our BMW i8 literally stopped traffic when it slowed down or was parked, even in seen-it-all Auckland.

Best of both worlds gallery

BMW's i8 is a supercar, but not as we'd usually know it, using a hybrid powertrain so that it's both blisteringly fast and ridiculously frugal.


Devilish new Duke

Better looks: The Diavel’s revised seat, radiator covers, handlebars, numberplate carrier, and exhaust system work well visually.

Twin-sparks help stoke the Ducati Diavel's efficiency and refinement.

Singular appeal

Yamaha's retro-single is full of cheap kicks.

Learner 660: Engaging new Triumph triple doesn't look sheepish, even in white.

LAMS triple is no joke video

It is quite possibly the most satisfying bike of the LAMS flock with a price that'll make its Ducati Monster 659 rival appear over-priced.


Concept ignores all the rules gallery

Chevrolet Chaparral concept car at the Los Angeles Auto Show.

When GM designers created the Chevrolet Chaparral concept car they tossed out all the rules they believe stifle innovation in auto racing.

LA motor show's mutants gallery

The pimped-out, four-wheeled freaks are a highlight of the LA motor show.

The Galpin-Fisker Rocket is unveiled at the LA Auto Show.

'Should be fast enough'

What do you tell the crowd after unveiling a carbon-fibre-bodied, 725-horsepower supercharged coupe based on the new Ford Mustang?

customs & classics

Rat rod reflects personality gallery

Steve Cashin Replica Durant

Steve Cashin had never built a car before embarking on his rat rod dream.

Rodder has his dream car gallery

Shane Dumbell has a couple of hot items in his Taranaki garage but neither are of the illegally obtained variety.

Classic: Rod Tempero's replica 1962 250 FTO Ferrari.

Fabulous Ferrari gallery

Rod Tempero has built plenty of cars over the years, but his latest project may be his finest yet.


Almost a GT without stripes

Ford's swansong XR8 Falcon is all about getting to your destination fast.


Aston Martin's first 100 years


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


Baynes retains Munro trophy

VICTORIOUS: Invercargill's Greg Baynes on the way to winning the Burt Munro trophy.

Greg Baynes thought his Burt Munro trophy defence was over before the halfway mark.

Super Black Racing to compete in V8s full-time

New Zealand’s Super Black Racing will enter the V8 Supercars Championship on a full-time basis next season.

Double points finale scrapped

Two more titles for Rowe