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Ford in a 'drift' mode fight video

Meet Ford's new road rocket: the 257kW, AWD Focus RS.

There's a lot of attention of the Focus RS's Drift mode. But there's a lot more to the car than that.

A fabulous old Ford Cortina

A 1963 Ford Cortina 1500 GT that is headed to auction in the UK on August 20, 2016.

The fussy owner of this 53-year-old Ford Cortina once refused to drive it on wet roads.

Autopilot driver was speeding

The Tesla Model S involved in the fatal crash on May 7, 2016 is shown with the top third of the vehicle sheared off by ...

Report finds motorist killed in the crash of a Tesla while using the car's Autopilot was speeding.

Why a car rip off might succeed

Jiangling Motor's Landwind X7 SUV is displayed at the Shanghai Motor Show in 2015.

Can Chinese companies continue to get away with counterfeiting of car designs?

'Speedy Kiwi' logo reappears

Garage 59's #60 McLaren 650S GT3 wears a unique livery based on the original logo which adorned the early racers of the ...

A new McLaren race car will pay hommage to the early racers of the Bruce McLaren Motor Racing team.

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Rise in drink-drive deaths

Drive-Press January 10

Lowering the drink-driving limit had little effect on reducing deaths last year.

Mercedes-Benz' future leaked

Mercedes-Benz has a big future planned, according to a leaked road map from the auto giant.

The Mercedes-AMG GT C, a long-mooted roadster version of the German car maker's two-seat GT sports car, will be launched in 2017, according to a document leaked online.

Self-driving Porsche 'inevitable'

Porsche is slowly moving towards having self-driving capabilities in its cars.

Despite auto giant's reluctance, new tech heralds the start of march to self-driving Porsches.

Road test: Holden Spark LT video

New Spark is one of the smallest models in the segment, but cleverly adopts a big-car stance.

Holden's new city car aims to deliver budget motoring without skimping on technology. Does it succeed in being cheap and cool?

No electric Porsche yet

An electric Porsche 911 won't be coming any time soon.

Petrol-powered vehicles remain the focus for Porsche, as automakers around the world eye up electric vehicles.

Cancer sufferer's dream car stolen

The classic AC Cobra was Brad Douglas' dream car.

Freshly diagnosed, she bought her husband a car because "life's too short" – only to have it stolen.

Coppins sets sights on world vets gallery

Josh Coppins jumping one of the table top jumps during the Nelson Motocross Championships held at MotoXpark in Wakefield.

Coaching may be his focus these days but former Grand Prix star Josh Coppins hasn't lost his speed on the bike.

Truckies 'unsafe' drivers: police

A truck driver has serious injuries after crashing on Christchurch's Southern Motorway about 10am on May 4.

Stats show truck drivers are no great shakes at driving, either, police say.

The solution to slow drivers video

Waikato roading police manager Inspector Freda Grace believes Kiwi attitudes towards driving needs an overhaul.

Speeding is a bad idea, so what to do about slow drivers? Special lanes and signage could be the key.

Brazen luxury car thieves at large

060411 News. Photo: Alexia Johnston/ High Country Herald. John and Jenny Hardie's 1979 Lincoln Contiental MKV ...

Gone in 60 seconds? More like gone in 16 hours for an unsolved slow motion luxury car heist.

A car that can sense your emotions

Honda is looking to develop technology that would allow its cars to interact with humans.

Honda teams up with Softbank to create a car that can sense drivers' emotions.

Mercedes-Benz NZ plugs-in

New C 350e and GLE 500e plug-ins cover  Mercedes-Benz's most popular vehicle genres.

Mercedes-Benz isn't the first premium brand to the Kiwi market with plug-in cars. So it aims to be the cleverest instead.

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McLaren's 'Speedy Kiwi' logo reappears

Garage 59's #60 McLaren 650S GT3 wears a unique livery based on the original logo which adorned the early racers of the ...

A new McLaren race car will pay hommage to the early racers of the Bruce McLaren Motor Racing team.

Why a car rip off might succeed

Can Chinese companies continue to get away with counterfeiting of car designs?

Killed Tesla Autopilot driver was speeding

Mercedes-Benz' future leaked

lifestyle vehicles

Ranger a runaway sales success video

The Ford Ranger Wildtrak ute, hard at work on the Urenui beach sand.

We get down and dirty for charity in Ford's Ranger ute - New Zealand's top-selling new vehicle.

Ford F-150 still delivers

The 2016 4x4 Supercrew Limited is Ford's top of the line F-150 model, which has been the most popular vehicle sold in ...

For 34 consecutive years, the Ford F-150 has been the best-selling vehicle in the US and the best-selling truck for even longer.

NZ's unique D-Max ute

The Isuzu D-Max LS-T ute - in 2WD form it is a model unique to New Zealand.

It's just for us - we drive the Isuzu D-Max ute that can only be purchased in New Zealand.

Origin stage for Holden Colorado reveal

The new-look Holden Colorado ute.

Holden's facelifted Colorado made its public debut at the final game of the 2016 State of Origin series.

road tests

A window to the world of luxury

Okay, it's not pretty. But it does look like part of the larger Lexus family.

The Lexus ES sedan is for those who want a quiet life.

Alpha Audi is an unholy supercar

Previous R8 looks awkward from some angles. The new one's an instant design-classic.

Audi manages to combine a supercar's technical demands with a minimalist design strategy in the V10 R8.

Autonomous cars like a pregnancy? video

New E-class takes driver-assistance technology to the next level.

The E-class can do a lot of things by itself. But don't call it autonomous, explains Mercedes-Benz's active safety guru.

The 'A' is 4 aspirational

Front-drive A4 TFSI Design gets maximum benefit from Audi's weight-saving measures.

We try Audi's highly revamped comeback to a rival's success in NZ's luxury car market.

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Coppins sets sights on world vets gallery

Josh Coppins jumping one of the table top jumps during the Nelson Motocross Championships held at MotoXpark in Wakefield.

Coaching may be his focus these days but former Grand Prix star Josh Coppins hasn't lost his speed on the bike.

Rise of the e-asy riders video

E-mountainbikes are growing in popularity, especially among older riders who appreciate the assistance up hills.

Motorised e-mountainbikes can be found on a trail near you, but are the purists prepared?

Aprilia's RSV4 now an easier, faster ride

Race Pack gives you fully kitted out RSV4 - but costs $32k-plus.

Aspiring racers will get plenty of thrills from the flagship RSV4 RR.

That's no pushbike - cops

Serious crash investigators on the scene of a fatal motorised bicycle accident near Motueka in 2014.

Disqualified drivers think they've found a loophole by riding motorised bicycles. Police say they should think again.

shows

Speedshow's mystery motorsport

Formula SAE teams have to create an autocross-style car to strict criteria.

Kiwi engineering students are competing in an international racing series called Formula SAE.

Top Gear: What went wrong?

"Gave it my best shot but sometimes that's not enough" ... Former Top Gear host Chris Evans.

After a week of resignations it was inevitable someone from the overpopulated Top Gear had to go.

Polish supercar runs Goodwood video

The Arrinera Hussarya GT at the 2016 Goodwood Festival of Speed.

The Arrinera Hussarya GT was the first Polish car to spin its tyres on the famous Goodwood hillclimb.

Watch: Goodwood's fastest road-legal car video

Kenny Brack at the wheel of the McLaren P1 LM during a run at the 2016 Goodwood Festival of Speed.

A McLaren P1 LM supercar is now the fastest road-legal car at the Goodwood Festival of Speed's hillclimb.

customs & classics

Record pre-war car price tipped video

A 1939 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B Lungo Touring Spider is displayed at Sotheby's in New York City.

This 1939 Alfa Romeo is a stunning combination of speed and beauty.

Life-saving rally victors video

Bruce and Harry at a stop on their epic Peking to Paris rally journey.

When Bruce and Harry Washington arrived at the car crash, they could see the man was dead.

Historical Packard pursuit stalls

Packard vehicles like this 1927 model are a rare treat for classic car enthusiasts.

German man discovers rare 1934 limo came from Oregon, USA, raising even more questions.

Old Kombi, new attraction video

It took about seven years of searching for Pienaar to find this 1967 VW Kombi van - in South Africa.

It took a seven-year search, but Rocco Pienaar's finally got the Kombi he was after.

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

McLaren's 'Speedy Kiwi' logo reappears

Garage 59's #60 McLaren 650S GT3 wears a unique livery based on the original logo which adorned the early racers of the ...

A new McLaren race car will pay hommage to the early racers of the Bruce McLaren Motor Racing team.

More surgery for Courtney

Supercars star James Courtney faces a lifelong battle with the injuries suffered in a freak pitlane accident.

F1 supremo's kidnap drama

Paddon pumped for fast Finland video

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Ford in a fight over new 'drift' mode

There's a lot of attention of the Focus RS's Drift mode. But there's a lot more to the car than that.

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