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Jaguar worth $1.76m home in NZ

Giltrap Group XKSS on display in Auckland. This is "Car 2" of the continuation run... but the first to be completed.

Rebooted XKSS in Auckland is the first to be completed of a run of just nine cars.

Kawasaki parties like it's 1989

KLR650 has given US military and adventurers 30 years of service; new seat and revised suspension this year.

The KLR650 proves they really do make 'em like they used to.

Biker kick starts crash video

The car driver lost his cool and then his car after a motorcyclist kicked his side door.

Camera captures US motorcyclist kicking a car into a chain-reaction smash.

McQueen loved his rare Jaguar video

Steve McQueen was not only the King of Cool, but also an obsessive collector of cool cars and bikes.

The "King of Cool" made these rare Jaguars famous and now a $1.76m example is being delivered to NZ.

Are manual lessons pointless?

It can seem daunting, but learning to drive manual gives you essential skills that you can take to your automatic.

OPINION: If you're never going to own a manual car, why learn to drive one? There are compelling reasons.

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Camaro lowers its best

At 7:16.04, the 2018 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE is the fastest Camaro to ever lap the Nurburgring Nordschleife.

Chevrolet's ZL1 1LE has slashed 13 seconds off the best time for a Camaro around Germany's famed Nurburging circuit.

VW to build electric Kombi video

The Volkswagen I.D. Buzz in concept form as it's unveiled at the Detroit Auto Show in January 2017.

Volkswagen is all set to bring back the microbus in an all-electric form.

Dynamic lanes coming for Whangaparaoa

During afternoon peak traffic, the LED lights will switch again in the opposite order, turning the centre median strip ...

Traffic congestion on the Hibiscus Coast's Whangaparaoa Rd may get some relief during a peak hour dynamic lane trial.

The cycle of a car fanatic

Car nut Bruce Robertson cycling to work on the shortest day of the year, as he does every day. He is a teacher of ...

OPINION: How come a self-confessed petrolhead and former Ford designer rides a bike to work every day?

Delays ease on SH2

Traffic is heavy northbound on SH2 out of Wellington.

Traffic flow has returned to normal around Upper Hutt after two earlier crashes.

Fed up with no right rule flouters

There are three clear no right turn road signs approaching the intersection but this hasn't deterred motorists from ...

Motorists routinely flout the no right turn rule at this Auckland intersection - and the neighbours are sick of seeing the crashes.

Dismantling cars, rebuilding lives

The 4Stroke Club at Manfeild.

A new project for stroke victims is seeing them rip apart motor vehicles as a form of rehabilitation. 

A not-so speedy tale

Speeding tickets are now mailed out, make sure your address details are correct. (FILE PHOTO).

You're caught speeding but the street the ticket is for has a different speed limit. An easy fix, right? Not so for one motorist.

Tunnel to temporarily close

Awakino Tunnel on SH3 will be closed on Sunday night for repair work.

Travel plans may be disrupted for road works in and around Awakino tunnel.

Koreans top new car quality survey

Kia has proved its new vehicle quality survey victory in 2016 was no fluke.

Kia has claimed the top spot in a US survey of new vehicle quality for the second straight year.

Honda teases new Accord

Honda has teased its upcoming 10th generation Accord sedan via a design sketch.

Japanese brand prepares to reveal all-new family sedan.

E-Pace joins F-Pace in Jaguar SUV range

Jaguar teases E Pace.

First look at new compact SUV from British brand.

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'New' 1957 Jaguar worth $1.76m

Essentially a D-Type racer for the road, XKSS is one of the world's rarest cars. But a little less rare now.

The rebooted XKSS is the first to be completed of a production run of just nine cars.

Camaro lowers its best

Chevrolet's ZL1 1LE has slashed 13 seconds off the best time for a Camaro around Germany's famed Nurburging circuit.

Is learning to drive a manual pointless?

Delays ease on SH2

Trends in SUVs and Vans

Kiwi prices, spec for Spanish Seat SUV

Seat Ateca SUV is based on same platform as VW Tiguan; it's shorter and sportier, though.

New but strangely familiar SUV will be launched in NZ in September.

Electric Audi shows off power video

New Q7 is electric, but also unapologetically a full-size SUV, with strong performance and big towing ability.

Electric SUV does almost everything the conventional model can. Except make you feel guilty.

Jeep's new blackout 'hawk'

Blackhawk package adds, well, black to a Grand Cherokee Laredo. And 20-inch alloys.

There's an appealing new appearance package available for the Grand Cherokee. We're just not so sure about the name.

Trackhawk steals SRT's Jeep thunder video

Trackhawk's supercharged 6.2-litre V8 will make the vehicle the quickest and most powerful production SUV on the planet.

A 6.4-litre Hemi V8 is just a tasty NZ entree for lovers of big SUVs with a supercharged 6.2-litre V8 beast on the horizon.

lifestyle vehicles

VW to build electric Kombi video

The Volkswagen I.D. Buzz in concept form as it's unveiled at the Detroit Auto Show in January 2017.

Volkswagen is all set to bring back the microbus in an all-electric form.

E-Pace joins F-Pace in Jaguar SUV range

Jaguar teases E Pace.

First look at new compact SUV from British brand.

Kiwi prices, spec for Spanish Seat SUV

Seat Ateca SUV is based on same platform as VW Tiguan; it's shorter and sportier, though.

New but strangely familiar SUV will be launched in NZ in September.

Echoes of past in new baby SUV video

Toyota would like to think C-HR represents a revolution, like the first RAV4 or Echo supermini. We're not so sure.

Baby SUV has plenty of extras, but it needs a bit of work on the basics.

road tests

Electric Audi shows off power video

New Q7 is electric, but also unapologetically a full-size SUV, with strong performance and big towing ability.

Electric SUV does almost everything the conventional model can. Except make you feel guilty.

This Merc is born to run

New E 63S doesn't shout about its performance. At least until you start it up.

The new Mercedes-AMG E 63S is the world's fastest four-door. We drive it.

Driving the world's fastest supercar

The Bugatti Chiron is powered by a 16-cylinder turbocharged engine that makes a massive 1,500 horsepower.

The Chiron is a preposterous vehicle, a car so achingly gorgeous it's set to become one of the most desired Bugattis ever.

Driving Hyundai's first true hot hatch

Top-specification Performance Pack will have special N-mode tailored for circuit driving.

We're in South Korea for a squirt in Hyundai's first road-going N performance car, the i30N.

bikes

Duke 200 key to KTM's high aspirations

Hold the orange paint! Believe it or not the Duke 200 has a much more subtle appearance in 2017.

Austrian brand has reached its limit in dirt bikes. Time to really hit the road then.

'Ghost bike' mystery solved video

The riderless motorcycle cruising along the motorway.

Video of a motorcycle cruising along a motorway in France baffled the internet.

Down to a fine art

Artist Graham Hoete with his Burt Munro mural that he is working on in Invercargill.

A Burt Munro mural in Invercargill by Graham Hoete is already catching the eye of passers-by.

Kiwi superbiker digs deep for funds

Dillon Telford in action in Italy.

As the money runs low, a Kiwi superbike rider in Italy is turning to old-fashioned Kiwi ingenuity.

shows

Top 10 auto attractions at Fieldays video

Want to see number one of Holden NZ's 51-allocation of Commodore Magnum utes? It's right here.

NZ's top agri-show is also now NZ's top motor show. Here are our top-10 picks from Fieldays.

The most beautiful concept car? video

Renault's concept TreZor.

Renault's TreZor picks up a third prestigious "concept car of the year" award at prestigious Italian show.

How Murph will make his mark at Fieldays this year

Fieldays 2017 will be a fitting place for Holden to farewell the authentic Aussie ute.

Fifty-one is the magic number for Holden at country's largest agricultural show.

Double-cab ute with a difference

Master Double Cab seats seven, will be available with locking 4WD system.

Part van, part-ute will be the star of Renault's commercial stand at Fieldays.

customs & classics

Fast car comes home

Ernie Caske, 94, has been reunited with the Speedway Midget Car he built in 1946 - 71 years ago.

A 94-year-old Manawatu man has been reunited with the speedy car he built in 1946.  

Kiwi tracks Maserati racers

Wellington writer and motorsport enthusiast Terry Collier with a Maserati 250F at Southward Car Museum.

Terry Collier has been delving into the time when Levin was a major motor racing centre.

VW Trixie's electric trick

Carl Penwarden who has converted his 1965 VW Beetle into an electric vehicle.

It looks like a 52-year-old Volkswagen but electric power means it doesn't sound like one.

Cars you probably didn't know Kia built

A Mazda 808 by any other name is a Kia Brisa II. Apparently.

In early days, Kia got by with a lot of help from automotive friends.

quizzes

Quiz: Super behinds

Motoring quiz

Can you recognise these beauties just by looking at their rears?

Quiz: Motoring on

How well have you been keeping up with all the latest motoring news?

Quiz: Know your tail-lights

Are you a shining light?

Motorsport

Hamilton grabs pole

Lewis Hamilton signals to fans after nabbing the top qualifying spot for Mercedes at the Azerbaijan Formula One Grand Prix.

Lewis Hamilton snares top spot on the grid in Azerbaijan, placing him behind only Michael Schumacher on all-time list for F1 pole positions.

Dixon fifth fastest

IndyCar leader qualifies fifth for the Kohler Grand Prix.

TRS schedule confirmed

Pitstop diary

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'New' 1957 Jaguar worth $1.76m

The rebooted XKSS is the first to be completed of a production run of just nine cars.

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