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Top racing tech on the street video

The mode switch on the steering wheel of the Porsche 918 Spyder.

Porsche has revealed their top five technologies that made the incredible transition from the racetrack to the street.

Audi reimagines turn signal video

Audi equips the light fantastic.

18 min ago  Audi's OLED turn signal concept could be mistaken for a swarm of bees.

Tricks, tips to changing tyre video

Reporter Kelley Tantau changes a tyre for the first time with the help from Harbans Singh at KW Motors.

Changing a car tyre in under 15 minutes, how hard can it be?

Kapiti speed limits to drop

The Mackays to Peka Peka section of the Kapiti expressway, from Poplar Ave, with a pedestrian over bridge.

NZTA confirms reduced speeds for several roads near Kapiti expressway.

Traffic-jam dream cars

It's what's inside the Tesla Model S that counts: massive screen, internet, free data.

Here are the cars we reckon are the best in the world... for being in while stuck in traffic jams.

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Vehicle inspectors to be axed – police

New Zealand Police's Commercial Vehicle Investigation Unit is proposed to lose 26 safety-officer jobs.

Police want to cut 26 roles from their commercial vehicle safety team, sparking industry concern.

SH2 flowing freely after crash

Traffic is backed up from Melling to Major Drive after a crash on State Highway 2 this morning. (File Photo)

Traffic flowing freely after a crash earlier this morning.

500 years work jammed into two

Construction progresses on Toyota's new North American headquarters complex in Plano, Texas.

Toyota's monster new headquarters in the US is considered a modern marvel.

Formula E manufacturers revealed

Sam Bird races during the FIA Formula E Championship Buenos Aires ePrix on February 18, 2016.

BMW is in and Mercedes is out as the Formula E series manufacturers are announced.

Driverless vehicles getting closer

The South Australian Government has committed funds towards driverless  passenger shuttle and cargo transfer services at ...

Passenger shuttles and cargo transfer services are set to go driverless in South Australia.

Car rolling tourist won't be charged

A car rolled outside Queenstown Primary School on Robins Rd on Wednesday.

A man who rolled his rental car while reportedly travelling at 15kmh will likely be given a warning.

McLaren's 'hyper-GT' successor

McLaren has offered a further glimpse to the spiritual successor to its original F1 road car.

McLaren has previewed the styling of its upcoming, range-topping "Special Operations" model.

Daimler under investigation

German prosecutors are investigating Daimler AG over claims the company may have manipulated its diesel engines to cheat ...

Daimler AG employees are being investigated over diesel-manipulation allegations

How F1 drivers prepare

Formula One drivers like Lewis Hamilton get put through rigorous training programmes to prepare for racing.

Cardio, weightlifting and acclimatisation to extremes are all part of training for drivers like Lewis Hamilton.

Highlander gets a taste of Lexus

The "nose ring" grille has gone. But the big change for Highlander is under the bonnet. This is the entry GX model.

Smooth new engine and transmission will make for sweet ride to the ski field.

Back up to speed

NZTA has reinstated the 100kmh speed limit between Blenheim and Woodbourne on State Highway 6.

Blenheim to Woodbourne reverts back to 100kmh, but other speed restrictions along alternative route remain.

Quadruple town's size, sell its carpark

Auckland Council's plan for the city.

"It is bizarrely counter-intuitive to be selling a parking asset when parking will clearly be at a premium in the next 10 to 20 years."

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Audi reimagines turn signal video

Audi equips the light fantastic.

15 min ago  Audi's OLED turn signal concept could be mistaken for a swarm of bees.

Top Porsche racing tech on the street video

Porsche has revealed their top five technologies that made the incredible transition from the racetrack to the street.

SH2 flowing freely after crash

500 years work jammed into two

Trends in SUVs and Vans

How Chinese van-maker LDV is chasing McLaren

That's a left-hook T60 ute, but the location is Lake Taupo. Kiwi-market RHD versions will be launched in July.

LDV makes vans. But now, it also makes a one-tonne ute and it's headed for NZ,

Battle brewing among small SUVs

New Zealand's most popular small SUV, the Nissan Qashqai.

They may be diminutive in size, but NZ's small SUV segment is shaping up as a battlefield in competition terms.

The secret of SUVs' success

Volvo's well-regarded XC60.

We take a look under the bonnet to understand what's driving New Zealand's love affair with SUVs.

Rental business boosts van sales

Toyota Hiace is by far New Zealand's most popular van.

Want a van? There's an increasing number to choose from.

lifestyle vehicles

Highlander gets a taste of Lexus

The "nose ring" grille has gone. But the big change for Highlander is under the bonnet. This is the entry GX model.

Smooth new engine and transmission will make for sweet ride to the ski field.

Four unlucky number for i20 Cross

Cross version of i20 rides 20mm higher and wears chunky body bits. Same underneath, though.

Hyundai's new baby-SUV is an appealing car that desperately needs another gear and another Ancap star.

Outlander not for outlaws

Latest Outlander VRX is quieter, smoother and more sophisticated. But where's the passion?

The "teeny" years have not treated the Outlander well.

How Chinese van-maker LDV is chasing McLaren

That's a left-hook T60 ute, but the location is Lake Taupo. Kiwi-market RHD versions will be launched in July.

LDV makes vans. But now, it also makes a one-tonne ute and it's headed for NZ,

road tests

Audi aims to amp up sales

New Q2 is simply an A3 served up in a different way. Anything wrong with that?

A compact crossover and a revised performance car should expand Audi sales at both ends of the luxury car market.

Aussies make a better Ram video

Ram is actually twice-made for NZ: one in Mexico, again for RHD in Melbourne.

For the few who must have an American-sized pickup, the Ram 2500 is here.

SUV is perfect for attention seekers

Hello high style, goodbye rear headroom, bootspace... and another $9k. But buyers love Merc's SUV-coupes.

Women obviously see both something-sexy and something-safe when they view machines like the GLC 250 coupe.

Jeep Grand Cherokee added to Trail mix

Air suspension is standard on Trailhawk; gives up to 275mm of ground clearance.

The hero model of the 2017 Grand Cherokee range is the rugged Trailhawk. Jeep wants you to get it dirty. No, really.

bikes

Five fine lightweight tourers

Frontal shot shows the Honda's best angle; like most bikes here, the CB500XA favours function over form.

Keeping the kilograms to a minimum can be a huge advantage when touring.

V7 Stornello an anti-global Guzzi

White and red livery channels 1972 Stornello 125, helps make Guzzi authentic. As does designed-in-1977 frame.

Moto Guzzi's new scrambler is all about authenticity, reports Paul Owen.

Triumph's better way to race to the cafe

Beefy engine, robust suspension/brakes and clean design improve Thruxton twin over previous 865cc version.

International demand kept Thruxton R numbers low in NZ last year. But it's worth the wait.

Classic bikes on display video

The 1982 Honda Motocompo, right, used to fit in the boot of your Honda City to be pulled out for a quicker commute in a ...

Largest public collection of classic Japanese motorcycles in the country rolls into Christchurch.

shows

Mitsubishi car aims for safety

Mitsubishi Emirai 3.1xDas showcases next-generation driver assistance.

 Mitsubishi Electric's EMIRAI xDAS 3.1 concept car promises a safe and comfortable ride for tomorrow’s driver.

Richard Hammond 'injured in crash'

Richard Hammond was knocked out in the crash, according to the report.

Reports say the Grand Tour presenter was knocked out while filming in Africa.

The best looking car of 2016? video

Lexus LC 500

Designers single out Lexus LC 500 as best design of 2016.

A hot desert-inspired roadster

The Sbarro Mojave roadster on display at the 2017 Geneva auto show.

This concept roadster is named after a desert in the US but it is a French design.

customs & classics

Old limo was once PM's ride gallery

The 1994 Ford DC LTD that was Government limousine for then Prime Minister Jim Bolger.

This 23-year-old limo once bore the coveted CR1 number plates reserved for vehicles transporting NZ's prime minister.

Wild winged Porsches video

The famous Porsche 935 Moby Dick completes a drive at the Goodwood Festival of Speed.

Porsche discloses five rear winged beauties inside one of the most advanced wind tunnels in the world.

Big price for rare Mike Tyson Ferrari video

A heavyweight price has been paid for this Ferrari F50 once owned by boxing champion Mike Tyson.

A heavyweight price has been paid for this Ferrari F50 once owned by boxing champion Mike Tyson.

Rally 'wet but fun' video

Raring to go in the 1928 Dodge are Cooper Ladbrook, 9, Bayley Rattray, 8, and Finlee Ladbrook, 6, of Timaru.

Rain didn't stop more than 60 vintage cars from rallying around South Canterbury.

quizzes

Quiz: Super behinds

Motoring quiz

Can you recognise these beauties just by looking at their rears?

Quiz: Motoring on

How well have you been keeping up with all the latest motoring news?

Quiz: Know your tail-lights

Are you a shining light?

Motorsport

Hamilton targets Vettel

Lewis Hamilton, left, needs one more title to equal Sebastian Vettel's tally of four Formula One championships.

12:00 PM  Compelling duel between Mercedes and Ferrari drivers could electrify Formula One.

Schumacher dynasty extended video

Champion F1 team hand ambassador's role to stricken legend's son Mick - but it comes with a warning.

Hamilton wants Mercedes F1 challengers

Hamilton wants 'less dudes'

Video

Tricks and tips to change a car tyre

Changing a car tyre in under 15 minutes, how hard can it be?

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