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Audi SUV races fighter jet video

Not quite lift-off but certainly take-off as an Audi SQ7 has a runway drag race with a fighter jet.

A 48-volt power system helps make the Audi SQ7 a rapid SUV. Can it beat a fighter jet down the runway?

HSV plans V8 send-off gallery

2016 HSV Clubsport R8 Track Edition.

The HSV Clubsport R8 is back for its V8-powered finale with only a few set for the NZ market.

BMW's gorgeous hommage bike

The BMW R 5 Hommage.

It is such a shame this BMW motorcycle is a one-off.

Human flypaper for cars?

In a new patent, Google describes a system in which pedestrians struck by a vehicle would become stuck to the hood.

A Google patent could see pedestrians stuck like bugs on a car when involved in vehicle collisions.

Three hurt as cop car rammed video

Out of my way: Police officers (left) and the driver's mother are knocked over as a motorist reverses, rams a police car ...

Driver knocks over her mother and two officers as she rams a police car to escape a traffic stop.

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Bypass for Blenheim?

A bypass to divert heavy vehicles from Grove Rd, in Blenheim, will be considered as part of New Zealand Transport Agency ...

A diversion taking trucks and heavy vehicles away from Blenheim may still be on the cards.

Watch: Sleeping truckie's horror smash video

Truck driver jailed as police use dramatic dash cam crash footage from his own truck as evidence.

Truck driver jailed as police use dramatic dash cam crash footage from his own truck as evidence.

Kiwis lag on transportation tech

The Kiwi way: The vast majority of us still use our private vehicles to get to and from work.

New Zealand is the worst country in Asia-Pacific for its lack of use of new technology to get around.

Feeling a little flat with this plug-in

Volvo XC90 T8 relaxing at home, on slow-charge.

The T8 is a clever, if expensive, take on the plug-in hybrid SUV. But does it go far enough on electric power?

'End of energy as we know it'

Lecturer Tony Seba outlines a world with little centralised power generation, 100 per cent electric vehicles and minimal ...

Revolution in solar, batteries will render conventional energy, transport "obsolete in 15 years".

Changing SUV game suits new Mazda video

New Mazda CX-9

Mazda's new CX-9 SUV has the potential to make quite a bit of its NZ opposition look a little clunky and overpriced.

Man admits crash charges

Invercargill courthouse.

He sped through a main street at 180kmh and drove so fast police abandoned pursuit, but one man's speeding spree ended in a fiery crash.

Govt ordered to reveal limo use

Some of the Government's fleet of Crown limousines lined up at an event at Government House in Wellington.

Ombudsman says releasing ministers' use of tax-funded cars is of strong public interest.

Amazing art job on BMW i8 video

BMW's i8 Futurism Edition.

BMW replicates a piece of modern art on its plug-in hybrid sports car.

Peugeot reveals new 3008

Inside Peugeot's new 3008.

French revitalises its overlooked small SUV which is seen as important to Peugeot NZ.

The star-cars of Jeep's history

Birthday party: Jeep argues these models are the most significant in its 75-year history.

Think crossover-SUVs are new? Jeep argues it's been developing the concept for 75 years.

$1 Lambo auction with a catch

Lixtor may auction a Lamborghini with a $1 reserve, but it wants $1.2 million in account deposits first.

Handbrake's on the promotion unless auction site achieves 50,000 paying members.

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McLaren plans electric hypercar

McLaren's P1 supercar at speed on the track.

British brand targets 50 per cent hybrid power for its range within six years.

HSV reveals V8 send-off plans gallery

The HSV Clubsport R8 is back for its V8-powered finale with only a few set for the NZ market.

Watch: Outrageous traffic stop havoc video

Human flypaper for car crashes?

lifestyle vehicles

Feeling a little flat with this plug-in

Volvo XC90 T8 relaxing at home, on slow-charge.

The T8 is a clever, if expensive, take on the plug-in hybrid SUV. But does it go far enough on electric power?

Changing SUV game suits new Mazda video

New Mazda CX-9

Mazda's new CX-9 SUV has the potential to make quite a bit of its NZ opposition look a little clunky and overpriced.

The star-cars of Jeep's history

Birthday party: Jeep argues these models are the most significant in its 75-year history.

Think crossover-SUVs are new? Jeep argues it's been developing the concept for 75 years.

Fabia becomes a wagon, Skoda-style

It's a square deal: Fabia wagon stretches styling cues of hatchback as far as they will go.

Don't expect high style in the new Fabia wagon. But you won't be disappointed on space and sheer entertainment.

road tests

Ford's Sprint to the finish

Rare treat: 1400 Sprints will be produced overall and there are just 50 of these XR6 models for NZ.

The Falcon Sprint is larger than life but also out of time. We enjoy a final fang in the XR6 version.

Mustang worth jumping the queue for video

Nelson Mail reporter Tim O'Connell takes a 2016 Ford Mustang 2.3 EcoBoost convertible for a drive.

We take the 2016 Ford Mustang 2.3L EcoBoost Mustang for a test drive on the sunny streets of Nelson.

Big Merc racer overshadows coupe launch video

Mercedes-Benz GT3 and C63.

A ferocious, aggressive, sexy and ballistic racer steals the spotlight from the launch of a new Mercedes-AMG coupe.

An electrifying performance video

Audi has given its flagship SUV a major boost with the SQ7: its V8 has an electric compressor and two turbos.

Electrically assisted turbocharging is just one of the innovations in Audi's SQ7 SUV. We test it in France.

bikes

NZ's top-selling bike goes nude

Take away the fairing, add more upright handlebars to the Yamaha R3 and you have the MT-03.

A streetbike version of the best-selling Yamaha R3 has got to be a winner.

Uneasy riders: Seized machines squashed video

A bulldozer crushes seized motorcycles in New York.

NYPD crush a pile of motorcycles sending message to "nitwits and knuckleheads".

Rider Julz doing it for the kids

Julz Lee and club mascot Buddy the bear ride their motorcycle to help children's charities.

Riders are getting on their bike to help raise money for children in need.

Riders will be heard

Riders Julz Lee, left, Pat Kilduff and Darryn Lee think motorcyclists' safety should be looked into more seriously by ...

Motorcyclists want the Government to take their safety seriously and ban wire median barriers on New Zealand roads.

shows

Aston Martin reveals Zagato design

Aston Martin's Vanquish Zagato Concept.

Luxury car maker turns to Italian design house Zagato to come up with its latest stunning concept car.

Lexus sedan gets a refresh

Lexus revealed the 2017 IS luxury sedan at the Beijing motor show.

Japanese carmaker maintains its bold styling as part of 2017 revisions.

SUVs steal the show in China

The new Maserati Levante SUV was one of several new SUV models to be revealed at the auto show in Beijing.

China's biggest auto show of the year highlights the country's ongoing love affair with SUVs - despite a cooling market.

Porsche unveils 718 Cayman

The 2016 Porsche 718 Cayman S.

Boxster's hard-top sibling gets its four-cylinder heart transplant.

customs & classics

Cars on Pohe on again gallery

Once parked on Pohe Island, the public had another chance to view the vehicles close up.

The Classic & Sports Car Club Northland joined with the Whangarei Rod & Custom Club to host the inaugural event on Pohe Island.

Mutant Marina an unlikely drift car video

Patxi Beasley's "Mutant Marina Myrtle", a drifting Morris Marina is now a hybrid of Ford and British Leyland.

An 18-year-old British car enthusiast has breathed a new drifting life into a tired old Morris Marina.

Japanese sports cars we want again

Subaru WRX STi 22B.

Like Godzilla emerging from the ocean here are some Japanese fun cars that should be resurrected.

'Time warp' Beetle in perfect nick

This 1974 Volkswagen Beetle has travelled just 90 kilometres since it was first sold.

This 42-year-old VW Beetle's only owner didn't like cars which could explain why it's only travelled 90 km.

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

NZ's next motor star? video

Look out Lewis Hamilton, Louis Sharp is racing for the big time, at just nine years old.

Look behind you Lewis Hamilton because nine-year-old Louis Sharp is racing for the big time.

Scott Dixon's fit-while-you-sit regime video

Can sitting on your bum really make you one of the world's 50 fittest male athletes? Apparently so.

Indy 500 trophy gets super-sized video

Swift engine change saves Kiwi

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Audi SUV races fighter jet

A 48-volt power system helps make the Audi SQ7 a rapid SUV. Can it beat a fighter jet down the runway?

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