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High roller

Rolls-Royce Phantom

Macau hotel owner places largest ever order for super-luxurious British limousines.

Self-driving cars need permit

JUSTIN PRITCHARD

Computer-driven cars have been testing their skills on California roads for more than four years - until now.

110kmh limit in pipeline

Durham St traffic jam

Open-road speed limits could increase to 110kmh on some roads by the end of next year.

Call for diesel price cut

diesel

AA says fuel companies should drop diesel prices by 2 cents, but petrol prices are about right.

$230m expressway ahead

Seven bridges, a viaduct and target of 2016

	 The Karapiro Gully

One year on and work on the $230 million Cambridge section of the Waikato Expressway is further down the road than anticipated.

Speed limit debate gathers pace

Speed limit 100kmh

Council receives more than 1000 responses on whether some roads should revert to 100kmh limit.

$1m parking spaces

Cars parked in New York.

New York property developer offering the uber-wealthy the opportunity to buy a condo parking spot for a cool US$1m.

Batmobile tease

The movie is still 18 months away but the teasing continues around what the new Batmobile will look like.

The movie is still 18 months away but the teasing continues around what the new Batmobile will look like.

Smart cars talk to each other

Cars that drive themselves now chatting with each other.

Top 5 modern Ferraris

Ferrari LaFerrari

Five influential Ferraris created under the watch of Luca di Montezemolo.

A speed camera, really?

speed cam

There are claims a new speed camera has been hidden behind a tree to increase revenue.

Fastest roadies to 100kmh

Fastest road cars to 100kmh

The arbitrary zero to 100kmh time has provided the main deciding factor in that usual ''down the pub'' process of bragging rights.

Carmaker back in limelight

After an absence of 75 years, a new Atalanta motor car has been officially launched.

After an absence of 75 years, a new Atalanta motor car has been officially launched.

Kiwis keen on new Mustang

Ford Mustang burnout

Interest in Ford's new version of its iconic Mustang is accelerating in New Zealand.

All black Aston

Aston Martin's Carbon Edition Vanquish includes a fully blacked-out version.

Flagship Aston gets blacked-out for new special edition.

Learning to dance on the limit

Ferrari Challenge

When Jason H Harper pulled into the pits his fire-resistant socks were soaked through with sweat and he had only been the co-driver.

Holiday Highway gets final go

Northern Motorway traffic jam

The EPA has confirmed its go-ahead for a controversial highway from Puhoi to Warkworth.

Merc reveals AMG GT

Mercedes-AMG GT

German brand has taken the covers off its SLS Gullwing replacement.

Vauxhall revives Viva

Vauxhall Viva teaser image

Holden's British sister brand Vauxhall has teased a new city car carrying the Viva nameplate.

Greens plug in motorists

electric car

Drivers of electric cars will get $1000 "cash back" payments under a Green government.

MX-5 owners rewrite record book

MX-5 owners

A world record for the largest gathering of Mazda MX-5 cars has been smashed, with help from a Nelson-based organiser.

Ferrari gets new driver

Luca Cordero di Montezemolo (left) and Sergio Marchionne

Luca Cordero di Montezemolo has quit as Ferrari chairman after clashing with the boss of parent Fiat group over the F1 team's poor results.

Ford's final Falcon range

Ford's final Falcon range.

Fewer models but new tech and mild styling updates for outgoing Falcon sedan and ute.

Aussie, Aussie, Aussie

Ford has revealed the cabin of the final Australian built Territory SUV and Falcon.

There is even more Aussie-ness in Ford's last ever Falcon and Territory SUV.

Jaguar unveils C-Class rival

Jaguar's new XE sedan

Supercharged Jaguar sedan set to rock the luxury car segment.

Used import demand high

Used cars

Significant weakening of the Japanese yen fuels "incredible demand" for used import cars in NZ.

A lifelong love of cars

1932 Roadster

Barry Cullen doesn't care that his 1932 Roadster is made from fibreglass and isn't the true blue article.

Grenada link not settled: NZTA

petone link road

The best option to link Tawa and Lower Hutt is by no means settled, and NZTA has acknowledged SH58 needs improvement.

Politicians turn gully sod

gully

The first sod finally has been turned on the $850m Transmission Gully nearly a century after it was proposed.

Stranded woman offered car deal

Stranded woman offered car deal

Indy

A little car with a big heart has been offered to a woman so she can visit her sick father in Christchurch.

Rare car stolen

1986 Nissan Skyline GTSR stolen in Northland burglary.

A car that is possibly the only one of its type in New Zealand has been stolen in a Northland burglary.

Flyover inquiry bill hits $2.5m

Basin Reserve flyover

Almost $2.5m spent on Basin Reserve flyover's board of inquiry, which ended without a solution.

Public transport thrust

Green party has a $500m vision for Wellington

WELLINGTON TRANSPORT PLAN

Reviving the scrapped light rail system, introducing new electric buses and retaining a fleet of trolley buses are part of Green's $500m vision for Wellington's transport system.

Capital has brakes on

car yard, sales 300

It seems Wellington is in slow lane for vehicle sales as the country racks up a record August for commercials.

Ranger spearheads sales

Ford Ranger Wildtrak

More new commercial vehicles were registered last month than in any other August.

Seven titbits on new MX-5

New Mazda MX-5

What Mazda is - and isn't - telling you about the new-generation convertible.

'Gigafactory' set for Nevada

Tesla Model S

Electric carmaker Tesla expected to confirm the building of its giant battery factory in Nevada after a five-state competition.

Dealers call for action

Car yard owners vent frustration at car hawkers

Brian Millar

Invercargill car dealers are furious that hawkers can line Tay St with cars to sell while they are regulated.

Caring for troubled cars

Grant Magrath, mechanic

A self-taught mechanic is setting up a trust to fix the cars of people who cannot afford the bills.

Mazda's new MX-5

Mazda has revealed it's long-awaited fourth-generation MX-5 roadster.

Mazda has revealed it's long-awaited fourth-generation MX-5 roadster.

Outlander hints

Mitsubishi's upcoming Outlander Concept-S hints at a new look for its SUV.

Paris motor show concept points the way for fresh looks for Japanese brand.

Google's car captures crash

Motorcyclist crashes in front of Google Street View camera car

A motorcyclist's embarrassing error on a Brazilian street is now available to view worldwide.

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.

Camera car copping stolen vehicles

Police

A car that can detect stolen vehicles as it drives past has made its debut in Wellington.

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.