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Focus on Mustang power?

Ford is preparing a successor to its Focus RS hatch.

Ford's ultimate hot hatch is set to take the fight to world's fastest hatches.

Hamilton's personalised Pagani

Lewis Hamilton drives his bespoke Pagani Zonda 760 LH away from Casino Square in Monaco.

F1 ace Lewis Hamilton has been out and about in his latest drive, a bespoke Pagani Zonda 760 LH.

Record fine for car sales

New cars

Auckland company and its former director cop record fines totalling $250,000 for illegal vehicle sales.

Another exclusive Veyron

Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse

The "1 of 1" is the latest exclusive Veyron supercar from the Bugatti stable.

Speed and weed worries

marijuana

As US states liberalise their marijuana laws, public officials and safety advocates worry that more drivers high on pot will lead to a big increase in traffic deaths.

Rockers headlining MX-5 reveal

Duran Duran and a Mazda MX-5.

Long-time rockers Duran Duran confirmed to spearhead this week's launch of Mazda's all-new 2016 MX-5 sports car.

Know when to hold 'em

Tesla Model S

Electric carmaker Tesla seems to hold all the aces as five US states bid up subsidy packages for a coveted NZ$5.98b factory.

Playing in the sand

A 2015 Chevrolet/Holden Colorado made from sand.

That sand gets in everything feeling is apparent as a Colorado ute is sculptured from sand.

Corvette sinkhole to go

Corvette

Sinkhole that swallowed prized sports cars won't be a permanent attraction at Corvette museum.

Political fork in the road

transmission gully

How you get around Wellington could differ greatly depending on who wins the general election.

Portaloose: Trailer on the runs

Portaloos

A Timaru driver has discovered a new meaning for the phrase code brown.

Mustang is almost here

Ford has begun building the new version of one of its two most highly anticipated new models, the 2015 Mustang.

Ford has begun building the new version of one of its two most highly anticipated new models, the 2015 Mustang.

Tulloch inks Camaro deal

Southland motor-racing icon "Inky" Tulloch is importing a rare Chevrolet Camaro racer in GT3 spec for key NZ events.

New Falcon cost $263,254

The final Australian-produced 351kW FPV GTF.

Australian Ford enthusiast says "there's nothing like a GT Falcon".

Hundreds caught by camera

Speed camera

Hundreds of tickets have been issued in the first weeks of Wellington's hi-tech camera being in use.

Speed limit hits bump

Durham St traffic jam

A proposed 30kmh limit for Wellington's central city has faltered at the final speed bump.

At 50 not out

Long drive: Go Wellington bus driver William Leā€™aupepe will celebrate 50 years on the job tomorrow. ntsG

When William Le'aupepe arrived in Wellington more than 50 years ago he was shocked to learn he would need a licence to drive a bus.

What you need to know about autocars

driver not required

How much will autocars cost? How do they work? And when are they coming?

Test 'driving' an autonomous car

driverless strap

Going for a cruise in an autonomous vehicle on the busy streets of America's capital.

Pinned under car for two hours

Westpac Rescue Helicopter

Husband finds wife trapped under her ute after it rolled near the Waiau River in Canterbury.

Are you an ambulance driver?

St John's Ambulance

Hundreds of motorists appear to be rorting ACC by falsely registering their vehicles as ambulances, stats show.

Canterbury roads NZ's deadliest

motorbike crash

Pedestrians and motorcyclists are more likely to be killed or injured on Canterbury roads than elsewhere.

Don't touch or ask

Ford Everest concept

Ford walks fine line between secrecy and communication as it builds to launch of new SUV.

No easy fix for Akld transport

auckland motorway

Political parties put forward their solutions to Auckland's transport woes at a forum tonight, with all agreeing on one point - there would be no easy fix.

Fight over $12 ticket costs $10k

Al O'Connor

City council faces mounting legal fees as argument goes to High Court.

Ford shows off technologies

Rob Maetzig wears Ford's Drink Driving Suit.

Ford shows off technologies including a special Drink Driving Suit.

'A matter of urgency'

Ball starts rolling on flyover alternatives

Bypass tunnel

Wellington mayors vote to speed up on planning and design work for projects surrounding the Basin Reserve.

It's no Tesla

On the left, the heavyweight champ of electric cars, the Tesla Model S alongside the Mercedes B-class electric.

New Mercedes-Benz electric is a nice car but not nice enough for this self-proclaimed Tesla fanboy to consider a switch.

Driver's 181kmh joyride

80kmh speed limit sign

Judge lets a man caught driving 101kmh over the speed limit with two siblings in the car keep his licence, despite police objections.

Gully, expressway rethink touted

Kapiti expressway bridge

Labour will rethink the Kapiti Expressway and contract for Transmission Gully if elected.

Nelson HQ for MX-5 world record

Nelson Market

World record attempt of the largest-ever recorded gathering of Mazda MX-5s in California is being organised from Nelson.

Hyundai finds Euro look

Hyundai i20 series III

With a soupcon of Citroen DS and a sliver or two from Audi and Fiat, Korean company Hyundai has finally found the Euro look it has been searching for.

Shelby movie has potential

Carroll Shelby and Tom Cruise

Tom Cruise as Carroll Shelby - you have to be kidding.

'You are not untouchable'

jeremy clarkson

Jeremy Clarkson doesn't see a problem with his racial outbursts but his bosses have a warning.

Commodore replacements?

Chevrolet Impala 2014

Holden's confirmation that it will continue to sell a large car and wagon after the Commodore's demise came out of the blue.

Back on the beat... sort of

Noel Bigwood

A retired Kapiti policeman has returned to the beat in the back of an unmarked speed camera van.

Lawyer beats speed fine

Chris Ellis

A Porirua lawyer may have set a legal precedent after getting a speeding ticket thrown out by a court.

High-revving motor firm brakes

car yard, sales 300

An accelerating motor vehicle industry has shifted Colonial Motors' full-year net profit up to $20.2 million.

Judge pities driver

Police

Judge tells driver who had five unrestrained children in her car that it was common 30 years ago.

'Baby monitor for your car'

Corvette

Don't trust other drivers? Then this is the perfect car for you.

Taking on Burt's record

Queens University student Sam Marsden

A 23-year-old Northern Irish engineering student is confident he will beat Burt Munro's land speed record.

Petrol prices head down

Petrol pump

The strong New Zealand dollar and declining crude oil barrel prices are behind the price cuts.

Ferrari fanatic

1999 Ferrari F40

Standing next to his five brilliant red supercars, David Lee is the perfect example of how Ferrari's unrivaled racing history translates into sales.

Lamborghini's latest racer

Lamborghini Huracan Super Trofeo

Amid the smell of cigar smoke and the clinking of champagne glasses, Lamborghini has introduced its all-new Huracan Super Trofeo race car.

RHD Mustang a reality

Right-hand-drive Ford Mustang prototype.

For the first time in the Ford Mustang's 50-year history, a factory-built right-hand-drive model is almost a reality.

Look, no hands!

Lexus RX 450h hybrid

High praise for a car that stops at stop signs, glides around curves and doesn't lurch or jolt.

Speed limit cut could save $500k

30 kmh speed limit

Reducing the speed limit to 30kmh in the CBD is expected to save Wellington nearly half a million dollars a year.

Veyron Legends get together

Bugatti Veyron Legends

For the first and only time, Bugatti has put all six of its Veyron Legends series on display.

Extreme track weapon

McLaren P1 GTR

McLaren unleashes a hard core track version of its P1 supercar.

Ferrari breaks auction record

1962 Ferrari 250 GTO

A Ferrari 250 GTO sold breaks auction record but still fails to meet some pre-sale estimates.