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Camaro lowers its best time around Nurburgring

Chevrolet's ZL1 1LE has slashed 13 seconds off the best time for a Camaro around Germany's famed Nurburging circuit.

What's the big deal between Steve McQueen and the Jaguar XKSS?

The "King of Cool" made these rare Jaguars famous and now a $1.76m example is being delivered to NZ.

VW microbus coming back in electric form

Volkswagen is all set to bring back the microbus in an all-electric form.

Whangaparaoa Rd trouble spot gets traffic control trial

Traffic congestion on the Hibiscus Coast's Whangaparaoa Rd may get some relief during a peak hour dynamic lane trial.

The cycle of a car fanatic: The man who pedals faster just to hear car exhaust tones

OPINION: How come a self-confessed petrolhead and former Ford designer rides a bike to work every day?

Silly car question #2: is it really worth learning to drive a manual gearbox?

OPINION: If you're never going to own a manual car, why learn to drive one? There are compelling reasons.

Crashes and near misses seen and heard at 'infamous' intersection

Motorists routinely flout the no right turn rule at this Auckland intersection - and the neighbours are sick of seeing the crashes.

Car wrecking a vehicle for stroke rehab

A new project for stroke victims is seeing them rip apart motor vehicles as a form of rehabilitation. 

A motorist's six-month effort to contest a $80 speeding ticket's accuracy

You're caught speeding but the street the ticket is for has a different speed limit. An easy fix, right? Not so for one motorist.

Awakino tunnel to temporarily close for maintenance

Travel plans may be disrupted for road works in and around Awakino tunnel.

Ferrari V8 retains engine of the year title

All-conquering 3.9-litre twin-turbo V8 successfully retains coveted award.

Supersonic Bloodhound SSC to begin speed tests

A date has been set for the supersonic Bloodhound to undertake its first public speed tests.

Kia and Hyundai top new car quality survey

Kia has claimed the top spot in a US survey of new vehicle quality for the second straight year.

Honda teases new Accord

Japanese brand prepares to reveal all-new family sedan.

Monster McLaren gathering a tribute to NZ's Bruce McLaren

A British tribute to Kiwi motor-racing icon Bruce McLaren is set to feature the largest ever gathering of the marque's road cars.

Jaguar teases E-Pace to join F-Pace in SUV range

First look at new compact SUV from British brand.

Honda plans more Civic Type R variants

Hot Honda not in NZ yet and already Japanese brand wants to capitalise on the returning hatch's potential success.

Spanish Seat announces Kiwi prices for new Ateca SUV

New but strangely familiar SUV will be launched in NZ in September.

Duke 200 key to KTM's high aspirations

Austrian brand has reached its limit in dirt bikes. Time to really hit the road then.

Five good reasons why Audi's RS 3 sedan and TT RS are proper enthusiast cars

New five-cylinder Audi RS models prove more than the sum of their parts.

Lincoln Rd business owners fear repeat of Te Atatu 'shambles'

Lincoln Rd business owners say Te Atatu Rd works were 'completely unacceptable' and are worried a coming upgrade may force some to close.

Holden tries to box clever with the branding of its new Astra sedan

New Astra three-box sedan looks and feels very different to the hatchback. We explain why.

A pedestrian is hit by a car outside Wairarapa Hospital in Masterton

Police are speaking to a person of interest after a car fled the scene where a woman was seriously injured.

Theft of classic car in Otago 'feels like a kidnapping', victim says

Malcolm McKeown feels like a family member has been kidnapped after theft of his 1970 XW Fairmont.

Hamilton's traffic 'choke points' need urgent attention: councillor

Congestion needs urgent attention, councillor says.

Echoes of a past Toyota in C-HR baby-SUV

Baby SUV has plenty of extras, but it needs a bit of work on the basics.

China investments drives rise of ultra-performance electric cars

They can reach 300 kilometres an hour and go from zero to 100 in seconds - yet these cars are electric. Meet the new supercars China is investing in.

Kiwi tracks the fortunes of Maserati racing trio

Terry Collier has been delving into the time when Levin was a major motor racing centre.

Lamborghini Centenario shines at premiere of Transformers: The Last Knight

Italian supercar maker Lamborghini muscles in for a share of the spotlight with the human stars at the London premiere of Transformers: The Last Knight.

Five wild Mercedes-Benz tuners other than AMG

Think Mercedes-AMG makes wild cars? That's nothing: check out these.

Mike Yardley: Government has a Nervous Nigel approach to dealing with drug-driving

OPINION: The battle against drink-driving is steadily being conquered, but we still need to get drug-addled deadbeats off the road.

Repair work on Kapiti expressway surface, just three months after its opening

NZTA confirms work to fix "pavement issues" on new $630m highway.

Audi A3 e-tron is now cheaper, but still struggles to make its case

You still have to be a plug-in devotee to buy Audi's smaller e-tron.

Residents warned of dust and noise as work on Transmission Gully link begins

The clearing of bush behind Porirua East for a Transmission Gully link road could disturb some residents.

Plug-in Audi Q7 e-tron will get your three-tonne boat clean into the water

Electric SUV does almost everything the conventional model can. Except make you feel guilty.

Watch: Lions rugby team go off-piste in new Land Rover Discovery

British & Irish Lions team hit the dirt in latest Land Rover.

From karters to Le Mans champions - Hartley and Bamber still racing together

"Never give up" attitude prevails for Kiwi childhood friends Earl Bamber and Brendon Hartley.

Fastest Mercedes E-class is born to run

The new Mercedes-AMG E 63S is the world's fastest four-door. We drive it.

Kiwis Brendon Hartley and Earl Bamber win 24 Hours Le Mans race

Kiwi pair along with German team-mate race to victory at the 24 Hours Le Mans.

Driving the world's fastest, most luxurious supercar - the $4 million Bugatti Chiron

The Chiron is a preposterous vehicle, a car so achingly gorgeous it's set to become one of the most desired Bugattis ever.

What happens if there is an accident or emergency in the Waterview Tunnel?

Auckland's new Waterview Tunnel sits up to 40m underground, stretching 2.4km. What happens in an emergency?

N-ergetic: We drive Hyundai's first road-going N performance car

We're in South Korea for a squirt in Hyundai's first road-going N performance car, the i30N.

Takata said to be planning bankruptcy filings as soon as next week

Takata Corp plans to file for bankruptcy as soon as next week, paving the way for a sale of the 84-year-old Japanese air-bag maker behind the biggest safety recall in automotive history.

Former Nasa engineer Mark Rober creates friendly car horn

A conventional car horn was too one-dimensional for the Nasa engineer who shows how to DIY a nicer-sounding honk.

Aston Martin says goodbye to Vantage with Le Mans tribute

Aston Martin will farewell to its long-serving sports car with two models inspired by racing success at Le Mans.

2017 Jaguar XF Sportbrake revealed

It is the long-awaited new station wagon from the British-based manufacturer.

French aviator crosses English Channel in flying car

A French pilot crosses the English Channel in a flying car that looks part dune buggy, part paraglider.

McLaren unveils 570S Spider

There's a new convertible option for McLaren's baby supercar.

Farmer caught out driving drunk on ride-on mower

He got drunk after pig-hunting, then took his lawnmower onto SH3 while five times over the limit.

Florida sinkhole swallows car in restaurant parking lot

In Florida it appears there is a new driving hazard. A sinkhole has swallowed a car in a restaurant parking lot.
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