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A fast round of Golf video

The Volkswagen Golf GTI 40th Edition, resplendent with its special signwriting.

Volkswagen celebrates the 40th birthday of the Golf GTI with a very special model.

A car out of time

Cascada is simply a drop-top version of the Astra. Looks punch above its humble status, though.

The Cascada still looks the part, but convertibles are falling out of fashion.

Five highly controversial cars

BMW 7-series of 2001 will always be remembered as the model that got 'Bangled'.

There was a lot of fuss over these cars when they were launched. What was it all about?

Large and still in charge

New GLS more like a GL-facelift, but there are big tech advancements including a nine-speed transmission.

The GLS seven-seat SUV isn't as new as Mercedes would like you to think. But there's no denying the quality.

Lion teaches tourists a lesson video

The lion showed he was sick of being followed by the car load of tourists.

Never get on a lion's nerves, especially if your car window is down.

More than a mere facelift

New Colorado in Lees Valley: still high and mighty, but aspiring to be trendy too.

Holden's revised Colorado is still tough, but now comes with a hint of sex appeal.

Jet blast takes out car video

The blast from the jet engines takes hold of the nearby car.

Don't leave your car behind a passenger jet when it's about to take off.

Bonnet-surfing motorist chases thief video

US woman goes into warrior mode as she chases a cheeky handbag thief.

Crown limos go the distance

Prime Minister John Key arrives in Canterbury in a crown limo.

Crown limo drivers were nabbed 19 times for speeding.

Colourful letter gets waiver

A Dunedin man got creative in his effort to get off a $40 parking ticket.

Gripping apocalypse-themed letter to Dunedin council was a winner.

Two-storey Basin design backing

Aerial view from west. Jo Coughlan has promised to bring the two-storey Basin Reserve proposal to the NZTA as an option ...

A two-storey design for the Basin Reserve gained support from mayoral candidate.

Truckie films shocking driving video

An SUV narrowly misses an oncoming truck after overtaking on an Otago road.

Clinton Rhodes' dashcam has captured some of the worst driving in New Zealand.

Fancy a hotted up Ranger ute?

The Ford Ranger will get a performance upgrade from the new Tickford operation.

Supercars racing team to enter road car business tuning the Ford Ranger and Ford Mustang.

Fuel claims hard to stack up video

Mobil country manager Andrew McNaught says the company's new fuel range "definitely increase engine performance, reduce ...

Consumers are being left in the dark about whether sexy new petrol formulas are worth the money, experts say.

College boys win electric race

Denis Mansel sits in position on the electric superbike built by a team of six Tauhara College pupils.  Josh Love-Parata ...

A powered superbike built by a team of Taupo students has shot to the top of a regional competition, winning five categories.

Hyundai teases hot hatch

Hyundai will reveal more about its N Performance arm at the 2016 Paris motor show.

Hyundai's answer to the Focus RS and Golf R is around the corner.

Ferrari GTC4 Lusso gets V8 option

The new Ferrari GTC4 Lusso T offers V8 power.

New turbocharged engine lowers entry level point for Maranello's two-plus-two coupe.

How the rich house their cars

Autohouse in Miami is a new luxury condominium designed for cars and motorbikes - you can't sleep over.

Pimp my apartment - these luxury pads are for cars and motorcycles only. You can't live there.

Robots may kill off error-prone human drivers

Surrendering the wheel. It seems the days of humans behind the wheel are coming to an end.

New rules of the road for robot cars could lead to the eventual extinction of the human driver.

Merc hits back with hot A 45

Minor upgrades bring a big change in character for the Mercedes-AMG A 45.

Meet Mercedes-AMG's reply to the Audi RS as the two carmakers continue their high-performance five-door battle.

Bolt takes aim at Tesla

The Chevy Bolt breaks with 104 years of motoring tradition.

Affordable Chevy Bolt glides through rush hour traffic with just one pedal.

Truck slams into six cars video

The truck did not appear to slow at all before impact.

A camera caught the terrifying moment a truck smashed into a line of cars.

Holden's 'Dad-car' challenge

Commodore is an accomplished machine, but does it suffer from Holden's 'Dad-car' affliction?

Holden NZ admits its image has to go from kitsch to cool to really succeed with its new-generation models.

What stop sign? video

Kiwis' bad habits at intersections revealed, as 81 drivers break the rules in just 10 minutes.

Kaikohe car winner in disbelief

Alicia Tomuri with her new car.

Kaikohe local Alicia Tomuri was shocked to find out she was the winner of a brand new car from her local supermarket.

McLaren bites over Apple chatter

McLaren's high performance supercars would seem to be an uncomfortable fit for Apple.

Supercar makers McLaren have steered away from rumours they were in acquisition talks with Apple.

Tesla combats hot car deaths

People view a Tesla car during the Auto China 2016 in Beijing, China.

A new feature on Tesla cars aims to prevent the deaths of children and pets from overheating.

Driver slams into police station

The driver crashed into the entrance of a nearby police station.

A driver struck five pedestrians in a market, before speeding away and crashing into a police station.

To stop a petrol thief video

The message drivers in cars linked to drive-offs get at Z stations.

Z Energy uses new tactics to stop thieves getting fuel. It gets awkward if the crims have used mum or dad's car.

Does self-driving car require licence?

The driverless car is coming - much sooner than you think.

If you're stopped by police in your self-driving vehicle, would you need to show a driver's licence? This is not a riddle.

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