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Jaguar unleashes F-Type

Jaguar

An "intimidating" sports car was trailed by helicopter searchlights through Auckland streets last night.

Flying axe lodges in dashboard

Hatchet pic

Secure your load or this could happen.

Roundabout revamp

	 Norton Rd roundabout

Erasing one of the most visible scars of Hamilton's V8 street circuit won't come cheap.

News becomes the news

Paper deliveryman stopped in car on footpath.

News not good for newspaper deliveryman stopped while driving on footpath to deliver latest edition.

One ring road to rule them

	 Matamata’s Hobbit-themed i-Site

An influx of Hobbit fans is one of the reasons behind a proposed roading rejig in Matamata.

Threats, intimidation at drop-off

Pat Poland

Road rules are being flouted on the school run as parents and caregivers park willy-nilly.

Ball rolling on Gully

Transmission Gully

Work on the Transmission Gully motorway north of Wellington will start in a matter of months.

Where tuning is illegal

An employee works on a customised BMW 1 Series 118d vehicle at a Seoul garage.

Yoon Kyung Sik watches for police whenever he drives his souped-up Kia Picanto from his leafy neighbourhood.

Gully link gets green

Transmission Gully

The cost of Wellington's Transmission Gully motorway is $25m less than expected.

P1 track teaser

McLaren P1 GTR

McLaren is all set to add further heat to the super race car battle with a track-focused model, the P1 GTR.

Beautiful racing sports cars

Most beautiful racing sports cars

German powerhouses Audi, Porsche, BMW and Mercedes-Benz miss out on our top five most beautiful racing sports cars.

Invitation only super saloon

Aston Martin confirms invitation only super saloon

Aston Martin confirms the return of the historic Lagonda nameplate in a luxury saloon to be sold on an invitation basis only.

Go-ahead for Huntly expressway

Expressway concrete

NZTA has committed $458 million to design and build the Huntly section of the Waikato Expressway

Falcon's Mustang muscle look

Ford has revealed the new design of the last ever Falcon, which features redesigned front and rear styling.

Never before has a Ford Falcon looked so much like a Ford Mustang.

Ford unveils final Falcon

Ford has revealed the new design of the last ever Falcon, which features redesigned front and rear styling.

Ford has shown the face of its last Australian Falcon.

Jag unveils bespoke F-Type

Jaguar's unveils bespoke F-Type coupe as a high performance support vehicle for Team Sky in the 2014 Tour de France.

Jaguar is to use the Tour de France as billboard to show off a bespoke F-Type coupe as a high performance support vehicle.

'Evita' limo to be sold

A Cadillac limousine that was the official state car for Eva Peron is headed for the auction block.

A Cadillac limousine that was the official state car for Eva Peron is headed for the auction block.

Quiet on flyover

Basin Reserve flyover

The Government is staying tight-lipped about whether it will appeal the Basin Reserve flyover decision.

'Safer' cars earn benefits in ACC cuts

acc

Less frequent drivers with safer cars will benefit most from tweaks to proposed ACC levy cuts.

ACC levy cuts better for some

acc

Motorists who drive less and those with safer vehicles will benefit most from tweaks to proposed ACC levy cuts.

A dream Ferrari collection

Ferrari supercars

Ferrari fanatic takes his collection of exclusive cars on a road trip to pick his lastest purchase, the limited edition LaFerrari.

Parents 'gamble' over seatbelts

Car seat belt

Parents are "gambling" with their children's lives by not using car seatbelts, police say.

Backing blind

Backing blind

How difficult is it to reverse a blacked-out vehicle? Very difficult, especially when its head-to-head against Kiwi rally star Hayden Paddon.

Device protects cars from hacking

Experts who exposed how to hack Priuses develop technology to keep cars safe from cyber attacks.

Special edition adds value

BMW 116i Innovation Edition

BMW continues special edition programme with yet another special version of its 1-Series hatch - a 116i Innovation Edition.

New tax hurts diesels

Hyundai i30

Claims that NZ's tax on diesel vehicles has now reached a level where it is no longer viable to own a diesel car for its economy.

Missing our market

Here's our top five American cars we can't get in NZ.

Here's our top five American cars we can't get in NZ.

Basin flyover plans axed

Basin Reserve flyover

Controversial plans to build a flyover next to the Basin Reserve in Wellington have been killed off.

Flyover decision due

Basin Reserve flyover

Fate of Basin Reserve flyover will become much clearer today, as board of inquiry releases draft decision.

Most popular 'American-built' cars

Under US automotive domestic-parts content rules, most of the top American favourites bear Japanese badges.

Under US automotive domestic-parts content rules, most of the top American favourites bear Japanese badges.

Audi EV the forerunner

Audi A3 e-tron

Change the world - not your everyday. That's the mantra behind introduction of a fleet of plug-in hybrid versions of Audi vehicles.

Free car for solo mum

Kerryn Hailwood

Good samaritans offer money and a car to woman 'duped' into buying an unwarrantable car.

New Mazda2 revealed

Mazda2

Japanese brand releases official images of critical new city car.

Falcon set to edge Mustang

Ford Mustang burnout

Ford Australia looked to have one-upped their American colleagues on paper.

Radical coupe confirmed

Lexus LF-LC luxury hybrid concept

Lexus has confirmed its radical LF-LC coupe will enter production.

Duped into buying a lemon

 Kerryn Hailwood

Solo mum with special-needs sons distraught after buying rust-riddled car with speedo wound back.

Aston's fastest roadster

Aston Martin V12 Vantage S Roadster

Aston Martin has revealed its fastest and quickest-ever accelerating roadster.

Limited Edition Maseratis

Maserati Quattroporte Zegna Limited Edition

Maserati reveals limited edition Quattroporte in collaboration with luxury Italian fashion house.

Not as fast as you think?

Nissan GT-R

Short of going to great lengths, the Nissan GT-R’s performance times are considered largely unachievable.

In the name of road safety

timaru driver safety timaru boys high school

One of New Zealand's most dangerous roads is set to receive a $60 million makeover.

Slow lap sets record

Toyota Prius

Toyota has set an electrifying new lap record around the torturous Nurburgring circuit in Germany.

Unfazed by 76-year driving ban

Australian police

An elderly Australian man continues to get behind the wheel despite being disqualified from driving until 2090.

Sacked for reading at the wheel

Bus

A burly bearded bookworm bus driver has been sacked for reading on the job in Istanbul.

How to sell a crap car

Forget eBay or TradeMe, this is how you get rid of a rusty old piece of junk.

Forget eBay or TradeMe, this is how you get rid of a rusty old piece of junk.

Hack a Tesla and win

Tesla Model S

Technology conference puts a bounty on Tesla Model S.

Car win goes awry

Man, 94, wins new car after 20 years of buying raffles. Problem is, he's too old to drive it.

Man, 94, wins new car after 20 years of buying raffles. Problem is, he's past driving it.

Are our lives worth less?

Nissan Qashqai

Nissan criticised for not offering Kiwi drivers a safety feature that's sold on cars in Europe.

V12 under its nose

Mercedes-Benz S65 AMG

Flagship V12-powered version of new S-Class Coupe is the most powerful, but not the quickest.

Eighth generation Passat

After a couple of facelifts an all-new VW Passat has been announced, with aims to take sales from Benz and BMW.

After a couple of facelifts an all-new VW Passat has been announced, with aims to take sales from Benz and BMW.

No escaping hi-tech cameras

Speed camera

Ngauranga Gorge's new state-of-the art speed cameras went live today, in a nationwide first.