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Nissan builds drone to race GT-R video

A Nissan GT-R racing a specially-built drone at the Silverstone circuit in the UK.

Special race tuned drone can reach 100kmh from a standstill in a blistering 1.3 seconds.

Car sharing on NZ's horizon

Toyota NZ managing director Alistair Davis speaking at the media conference.

The head of NZ's biggest car company says the future will see a time where nobody will own a motor vehicle.

Corolla comes with warning

The new Toyota Corolla hybrid, joining New Zealand most popular passenger car selection in July.

Toyota launches hybrid Corolla in NZ with some scary warning shots over the future of our environment.

The future of car advertising video

The Mill Blackbird can simulate almost any car with the help of visual effects.

The Mill Blackbird can simulate almost any car with the help of visual effects.

Panicked parking prang video

If it won't fit, force it, seems to be the motto of the teen trying to get this expensive Porsche into a garage in Canada.

A panicked teen without a driver's licence is in a whole lot of trouble after borrowing his mum's expensive SUV.

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Mt Vic tunnel upgrade done

Mt Victoria Tunnel's sweeping upgrades - including this fetching Mt Victoria Robin's Egg Blue paint job - are now complete.

After 14 months, the spruce-up of the State Highway 1 link is complete.

Jeep rollaway defect legal action

A Jeep Grand Cherokee.

Legal action filed against maker of Jeep Grand Cherokee claiming defect causes rollaway accidents, including death of Star Trek actor.

Lambo pays homage to Miura

Lamborghini's Aventador Miura Homage.

Lamborghini takes the wraps off a special edition Aventador that honours its iconic Miura sports car.

VW 'to pay over $13b'

In April, Volkswagen said it would set aside €16.2 billion (NZ$25.44b) and slash its dividend to cover the costs from ...

Volkswagen payout partly to settle claims by nearly 500,000 owners stemming from its US diesel emissions scandal.

Gold 'Wing'ing it across the USA

Mark Thompson with the Honda Gold Wing he bought to ride across the USA, stopping off to see the sights and wildlife ...

Kiwi Mark Thompson started his 40-000-kilometre journey on a mountainbike before upgrading to something gruntier.

Who dies in driverless car crashes?

Among issues to be worked through before driverless cars appear on our roads: Who does the vehicle try to protect in a ...

Who dies when a crash is inevitable and the car is making all the decisions?

Signs of hope in Tesla carnage

Elon Musk is chairman of SolarCity and CEO of Tesla Motors.

$4.1 billion wiped off market value over plans to buy solar panels company.

Not such a smart start

Work in April on Wellington's smart motorway.

The first day of Wellington's "smart" motorway is marred by commuter jams.

Smooth mover has power to burn

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Audi A4 3.0 TDI sedan.

One of the outstanding new arrivals of 2016 is the latest-generation Audi A4.

What would you pay to drive? video

Charging 40c would probably stop a lot of people crawling to work at a snail's pace just for the pleasure of not having ...

OPINION: Aucklanders could be charged by the kilometre for driving at peak times to ease congestion.

Tolls: Big Brother is watching

All Auckland cars are likely to have a GPS device installed in them as part of a new road tolling system.

Charging for using Auckland roads is likely to be done via a GPS unit in every car, which tracks where you go.

Elon Musk eyes solar panels

Elon Musk is also the chairman and principal shareholder of SolarCity.

Electric carmaker Tesla is looking to get into the market for sustainable energy for homes and businesses.

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Nissan builds drone to race GT-R video

A Nissan GT-R racing a specially-built drone at the Silverstone circuit in the UK.

Special race tuned drone can reach 100kmh from a standstill in a blistering 1.3 seconds.

Car sharing on NZ's horizon

The head of New Zealand's biggest car company says the future will see a time where nobody will own a motor vehicle - just share them.

The future of car advertising video

Panicked parking prang ruins Porsche video

lifestyle vehicles

The thirstiest Lexus you can buy

The Lexus LX570, showing off its new spindle grille.

The Lexus LX570 is unashamedly a luxury SUV - but underneath all the swank there's a vehicle with powerful off-road ability.

Big US trucks no longer rubbish

It's a corner and the F-150 isn't lurching into the gravel. Things have changed.

Some American trucks now compete with the best in the world for design and dynamics. Others still really don't.

Holden SUV still has captive audience

Mouthy new grille makes it easy to identify the new Captiva. Same old engines behind it, though.

We should be getting a replacement for Captiva, but instead it's a minor facelift. Doesn't stop Holden's SUV clocking up sales, though.

Vitara runs with Swift spirit

Unique grille, red headlight surrounds (if you look closely) and black 17-inch alloys for Vitara turbo.

Suzuki's baby SUV gets boost from new 1.4-litre turbo engine.

road tests

Birth of a luxury car brand

Hyundai's new Genesis brand aims to compete with top-line Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz models.

The new Genesis G90 might be the best luxury car we'll never see here.

Ioniq aims to push Prius aside

Hyundai has gone a bit Buck Rodgers with Ioniq EV: a silver insert replaces the grille of the hybrid models.

Hyundai has been pretty creative with electricity in its trio of Ioniq eco-cars.

Vitara runs with Swift spirit

Unique grille, red headlight surrounds (if you look closely) and black 17-inch alloys for Vitara turbo.

Suzuki's baby SUV gets boost from new 1.4-litre turbo engine.

Old-school RAV4 still the most enjoyable

Diesel engine and automatic/AWD drivetrain bring character to the RAV4 driving experience.

Even in entry-level specification, the RAV4 diesel has all the right components.

bikes

Gold 'Wing'ing it across the USA

Mark Thompson with the Honda Gold Wing he bought to ride across the USA, stopping off to see the sights and wildlife ...

Kiwi Mark Thompson started his 40-000-kilometre journey on a mountainbike before upgrading to something gruntier.

Ninja now a cleaner, sharper ride

New Kawasaki ZX-10R Ninja is meaner but also (surprisingly) greener.

Changes to the Ninja keep both racers and rulemakers happy.

Suzuki 'dungheap' a winner

18062016 John Bisset/FairfaxNZ. SCH me and my bike  Shaun Chiles with his 1986 Suzuki GN250

Shaun Chiles could not be prouder of his Suzuki GN 250.

Fieldays star now an electric farm hack

Ubco costs $8k and provides 100km of off-tarmac riding on a charge. Road-legal version is on the way.

It's been on show for three years, but now the Ubco plug-in bike is going all over Kiwi farms.

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Lambo pays homage to Miura

Lamborghini's Aventador Miura Homage.

Lamborghini takes the wraps off a special edition Aventador that honours its iconic Miura sports car.

Aston Martin reveals Zagato design

Aston Martin's Vanquish Zagato Concept.

Luxury car maker turns to Italian design house Zagato to come up with its latest stunning concept car.

Lexus sedan gets a refresh

Lexus revealed the 2017 IS luxury sedan at the Beijing motor show.

Japanese carmaker maintains its bold styling as part of 2017 revisions.

SUVs steal the show in China

The new Maserati Levante SUV was one of several new SUV models to be revealed at the auto show in Beijing.

China's biggest auto show of the year highlights the country's ongoing love affair with SUVs - despite a cooling market.

customs & classics

Rare Porsche racer stored in attic

The Porsche 924 GTR racer that has come out of hiding in Japan to be auctioned in England.

This "ultimate" version of a 1981 Porsche 924 was built to race but never has.

Purple roadster stands out

Rick Murray with his Dodge powered Ford Roadster hotrod.

Rick Murray isn't just interested in hot rods - he's obsessed with them.

Old car makes money for charity video

"Myrtle", a 1963 Humber 90.

Classic British car makes nearly $1000 for every year of its existence in charity auction for Cancer Society.

Old car making charity money video

"Myrtle", a 1963 Humber 90.

Cancer Society volunteer donates restored classic car for fund-raising auction.

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

Evans turned down V8 Supercars

GP3 racing driver champion Mitch Evans competing in the 2013 Toyota Racing Series, Hampton Downs, New Zealand, Saturday, ...

Europe-based Kiwi opted against multi-year deal with leading team in top Australasian series.

Gamers race pros for $1.4m video

Formula E proposes pitting its drivers against gamers to race in simulators for a big cash prize.

Azerbaijan race 'a success'

Electric supercar to tackle Pikes Peak

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Nissan builds drone to race GT-R

Special race tuned drone can reach 100kmh from a standstill in a blistering 1.3 seconds.

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