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Is this huge car price a record? video

The 1957 Ferrari 335 Sport Scaglietti was raced to victory by legendary British driver Stirling Moss at the Cuba Grand Prix in 1958.

Exchange rates and auction locations mean the title of the most expensive car ever sold at auction is up for debate.

Long weekend traffic jams

It was slow-going on the highways north of Wellington on Friday.

Traffic snarled up north of Wellington as everyone escapes for the long weekend.

Nervous tourists hire chauffeurs video

Christchurch-based chauffeur Robin Adams acts as both taxi driver and guide for overseas visitors. "I mother them all the way around."

Tourists too scared to take to the wheel, or wanting a more relaxing holiday, are paying to be chauffeur-driven around NZ.

Chinese tourist admits causing head-on crash

03022016 News Photo: Supplied: The scene of a head-on crash involving a tourist driver on the Glenorchy-Paradise Rd, about 45 minutes from Queenstown, on Tuesday.

A Chinese tourist will have to pay $7000 for causing a head-on crash near Glenorchy.

Rare cars attract big money gallery

This stunning 1965 Aston Martin DB5 has recently undergone a comprehensive restoration and sold for US$781,000 (NZ$1.18m) at Bonham's auction in Scottsdale, Arizona.

It seems that not everyone is strapped for cash in the weeks after Christmas.

Ute first to get VW emissions fix

Volkswagen's emissions recall will begin with the Amarok ute.

Volkswagen's NZ boss still has difficulty sleeping at night in the wake of the company's diesel emissions scandal.

'Get off my drive!'

Southland man Graeme Inglis is unhappy that vehicles often park across his Great North Road driveway.

For 11 years, people have parked in front of Graeme Inglis driveway. And now NZTA and police say they can't do any more.

An accident waiting to happen? video

Dashcam screenshot.

Crash could have been avoided if council heeded plea to fix "dangerous" road, driver says.

More bad airbag news

A fault has been found in computer components that control up to 5 million airbags in vehicles worldwide.

Another problem has developed with automotive air bags, this one resulting in recalls of up to five million vehicles worldwide.

The car 007 really drove

N430 is the competition-inspired version of the Vantage S. It's a not-so-limited edition.

The Vantage is an oldie but still oh-so-good - even without the James Bond references.

Matt LeBlanc joins Top Gear video

Actor Matt LeBlanc will help host "Top Gear" when it returns in May.

The former Friends star and self-confessed "car nut" will co-host the new-look motoring show.

Fake WOFs 'industry wide' issue

Jeremy Burrell, 28, admitted issuing fake warrants of fitness in the Christchurch District Court on Thursday.

Mechanic who issued fake warrants of fitness claims it is an "industry-wide" issue.

No charges anger hit cyclist video

A still from the cyclist's video of the attack in Nottingham, England.

Cyclist who was left gasping in agony on the road after hit-and-run with a car is furious police won't prosecute the driver.

Toyota cans Scion brand

The Scion logo.

Toyota to wind down its Scion brand ending a 12-year effort aimed at young buyers.

Baby in burning, skidding car video

Newly-released dashcam video shows the moment when a car driving along a U.K. highway flips onto its roof before sliding off the road in a shower of sparks. The driver along with his wife and four-month-old child, all reportedly survived unscathed. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

A four-month-old baby was one of three people who survived this scary fiery crash on a motorway in the UK.

'Super rude' buyer denied car

Falcon doors on Tesla Model X.

The customer is always right, goes the saying. But if you're rude, don't expect that maxim to apply universally as one man found out.

A proper off-road wagon

Puts on a good front: you wouldn't mistake Fortuner for a Hilux.

SUVs with hard-core off-road ability are making a comeback. The latest is the Toyota Fortuner.

A little French head-scratcher

Renault Captur was third most popular car in France for 2015. In New Zealand, not so much.

Little Renault is a loveable thing, but the French character that makes it interesting also limits its appeal to Kiwi drivers.

10,000 visitors to Transport World

Bill Richardson Transport World on the corner of Anglem St, Tay St, and Inglewood Rd, Invercargill.

Truck enthusiasts flock to Invercargill transport museum.

Need for Speed in Bologna

The region is home to some of the fastest and most covetable vehicles on the planet.

When there are two Ferraris in the airport (yes, in the actual terminal), you know you're in for a rollicking good time.

Five films featuring car bosses

Enzo Ferrari biopic from 2003 was not exactly a feel-good piece.

How many car company bosses have featured on the silver screen? We've found five.

Island may offer roads to self-driving cars

Practice laps for a TT Superbike race on the Isle Man. The tiny self-governing island is considering giving up its roads to self-driving vehicles.

Famous for its dangerous TT motorcycle races, the tiny Isle of Man is looking at giving up its roads to driverless cars.

New Mustang 'heavy on the cheese'

All bulges and big power: GT V8 is the preferred model for first wave of Kiwi Mustang buyers.

Never mind the freeway (sorry, motorway). What's the monster-Mustang like on proper New Zealand backroads?

Zika virus forces car name change

The spread of the Zika virus has seen Tata Motors decide to change the name of their new "Zica" model.

A new car is to be rebranded after a run-in with the Zika virus.

Big brute undone by snow

The Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack.

This is a toy, a car for drivers who primarily want to have fun... but not in snow.

This Hilux makes no sense

Hilux V6 looks no different to its turbo-diesel sibling, but packs 175kW beneath the bonnet.

It will make you smile but think of this grunty Toyota as a middle-age-crisis family wagon with a tray.

$9m to make Hutt Rd safer

An illustration of the proposed upgrade to Hutt Rd, Wellington.

A proposed $9 million upgrade of Hutt Rd will include a new cycleway and transit lane.

City drivers 'paying more for fuel'

Petrol at BP in Masteron is 10c a litre cheaper than in the capital.

AA claims motorists in Wellington and South Island are subsidising discounts elsewhere.

Motorist nabs cop for speeding video

A Miami police officer walks back to his patrol car after being reprimanded by a motorist for allegedly speeding.

It unfolded like a routine traffic stop but there was a twist... this time it was the police officer being accused of speeding.

China's standards concerns carmakers

New vehicles are seen at a parking area of an automobile factory in Wuhan, Hubei province, August 1, 2015.

Concerns mount that China forcing often outdated, vehicle certification standards on foreign cars.

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