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Tyre punctures in-car selfie stick singalong video

In-car selfie stick singalong ends in crash.

A quartet's singalong performance for a selfie goes into a spin as a tyre in their vehicle punctures.

Dixon fourth in chaotic race video

Indy 500

Kiwi driver just misses a podium finish in an action-packed Indy 500 punctuated by crashes and a tight finish.

Transport projects get green light

The upgrade of the Pukekohe Train Station will be included in Auckland Council's Accelerated Transport Programme.

Pukekohe is set to be a key beneficiary of Auckland Council's Accelerated Transport Programme.

Mechanic's spelling blunder goes viral

A mechanic's spelling blunder in repairing a Porsche sports car has gone viral.

A mechanic's spelling blunder in repairing a Porsche sports car has gone viral.

Renault India is Kwids in with new small car

Tall design and high ground clearance are necessary in India, as not all the sub-continent's road are as smooth and pleasant as this.

This small, tall and tough wee hatchback is to be built in India and Morocco, and is designed to sell in almost every world market.

BMW reveals modern day 3.0 CSL Batmobile

The 2015 BMW 3.0 CSL Hommage with the original 'Batmobile'. Photo: Supplied

BMW's legendary 3.0 CSL Batmobile has been revived in modern day guise with this dramatically-styled concept car.

The $1m car that thinks it's an Aston Martin

Speedback looks like an Aston Martin at a glance, but a little less so when you focus on it.

Is this quirky, Jag-powered faux-Aston worth a million dollars?

Shelby Cobra tops car auction gallery

A 1967 Shelby 427 Cobra Roadster sells for US$1,000,000 at the Mecum Muscle Car Auction in Indianapolis.

A 1967 Shelby 427 Cobra roadster stole the show at a massive muscle car auction in the US.

Motorists stung with more fines

040914. News .Photo:Peter Drury/Fairfax NZ . Digitally altered Photo. Illustration for story on a boy racer caught speeding at 181kmph in an 80kmph area.

Motorists are getting more, smaller fines for driving offences in Canterbury.

Milk tanker and camper crash

A milk tanker and  camper van crashed and blocked the Awakino Tunnel on SH3.

Awakino Tunnel blocked on State Highway 3 after crash involving camper van.

Best Carroll Shelby cars

1964-65 Shelby Daytona.

Shelby has made a myriad of cars for Ford (and Chrysler, incidentally) so here's our best of a great bunch.

Crossrunner no longer a wallflower

Sharpened styling matches similar gains from the chassis and engine. The pannier set is an extra $2200.

By making it cooler to look-at, Honda made its VFR800X the bike it should always have been.

Special edition Porsches get black out treatment

The 2016 Porsche 911 Black Edition.

A new Porsche special series will be available in any colour, so long as it is black.

New Q7 is better everywhere

The new Q7 seems a fair bit smaller and generally less imposing than its predecessor.

New Q7 is lighter, nimbler, quieter and less imposing while offering big gains in interior practicality and useable space.

Power surge in final Indy 500 practice, Dixon 2nd

Pole-sitter Scott Dixon, second fastest behind Aussie Will Power, pits during the final practice for the Indy 500.

Australian Will Power clocked the fastest time as the final practice for the 99th Indy 500 unfolded without any of the crashes that marred earlier sessions.

Powered up HSV Clubsport R8 is wild ride

KPM Streetfighter is a menacing, high horsepower take on the HSV Clubsport.

The KPM Streetfighter is for followers of the muscle car cult who believe you can never have enough power.

Ringing out Aston’s N430 Vantage

Vantage V8 styling still so right after all these years. And it looks even better in N430 guise.

The N430, derived from Aston’s Nurburgring 24 hour racers, proves the ageing Vantage still has its charms.

Bridges urges more electric cars

More Kiwis will soon be plugging their cars in overnight rather than taking them to a petrol station if Transport Minister Simon Bridges gets his way.

Minister will be pushing for more electric cars when he attends an international summit.

Jeremy Clarkson talks about life after Top Gear video

Jeremy Clarkson talks about life after Top Gear in his first interview since being fired from the BBC.

Ex-Top Gear host Jeremy Clarkson cagey over his plans in his first interview since being fired by the BBC.

Soggy end to test drive gallery

A Ford Falcon XR6 with a $15,000 price tag was written off after people taking it for a test drive got it stranded at Oreti Beach, near Imvercargill.

When a car salesman heard his vehicle was in the sea, he thought it was a joke.

ACC fends off vehicle banding 'issues'

Issues over ACC levy bands have been dismissed by the organisation.

ACC is continuing to fend off scepticism of its motor vehicle levy banding after Kia raised an issue with the system.

Family wrangle over classic car

A family is undergoing a High Court estate battle to determine the value of a classic car.

A classic Oldsmobile car is at the centre of a family spat over a dead man's estate.

Light is right for little Suzuki

Celerio is a great town car with superb visibility, a tight turning circle and nippy performance.

Suzuki replaces its unloved Alto with the more appealing, though oddly named Celerio.

Merc Night Edition extras shine

E-Class Coupe given the black treatment, and a whole raft of extras, to create the Night Edition

Merc injects its E-Class Coupe with a raft of goodies for nix to create the Night Edition.

Toyota unveils new Hilux

The eighth-generation Toyota Hilux due in New Zealand later this year.

Toyota NZ ramping pressure on Ford Ranger with news of nine new Hilux models to join current 12 varieties.

Nissan issues mass recall

Honda is recalling an additional 16,000 vehicles in New Zealand due to faulty airbags.

Faulty airbag risk results in Nissan also recalling 10,300 vehicles.

New cars spied this week

The new Aston Martin DB11 undergoing testing.

New models from Alfa Romeo, Audi, Bentley, Ford, Porsche and Skoda caught out this week.

Dumb door handles trip wonder cars

Tesla's Model S is considered a modern motoring technological marvel but has been tripped up by dodgy door handles.

Techno-glitch befuddles the amazing Tesla Model S, the world's first long-range luxury electric car.

Paul Walker's F&F Supra fetches $252,000

The 1993 Toyota Supra (pictured) driven by Paul Walker in The Fast and the Furious has sold at auction for NZ$252,000.

One-off Toyota Supra isn't the "10 second car" it is billed as on screen.

Customiser unveils the 'Radikal Chopper' gallery

The Ducati Scrambler built by Radikal Chopper.

The Radikal Chopper started life as a Ducati 2015 Scrambler won in a design challenge.

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