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Last 'true' Lamborghini headed for auction

An important piece of Lamborghini history is headed for auction.

Want to upgrade your old car with the latest safety tech? Good luck with that.

Automakers show little interest in upgrading existing cars with safety tech on their own.

2017 Kia Niro hybrid aims to out-Subaru the Outback and out-gain the Prius

You could call the all-new Kia Niro a "hybrid utility vehicle" or simply it is a Subaru look-alike with Prius economy.

Why concept cars matter

Concept cars can cost over a million dollars and may never drive a kilometre mile but they can take the brand much farther.

Project fished 20 vehicles out of bayous

A pilot project to extract mostly stolen cars from river areas yielded 20 vehicles by its conclusion.

Top Gear's full line-up includes F1 presenter Eddie Jordan, driver Sabine Schmitz

“A magnificent seven sent from motoring heaven" will front the show - but who are the newcomers?

Probably Auckland's most expensive fender-bender today

That feeling when your Mercedes-Benz crashes into a $600,000 Lamborghini ...

We hit Hampton Downs in the $1.4m Porsche 918 Spyder

Forget supercars, this is a new breed of performance machine that can only be called a ''hypercar''.

Petrol prices drop for second time this week to lowest in more than a year

Petrol prices are at a fresh year low after another drop in the price of oil.

Did Lionel Messi buy the world's most expensive car?

Football superstar's name is being kicked around as the person who paid NZ$53.7 million for a rare Ferrari.

Driving the North Island in a junk car to raise money for cancer

The Shitbox Rally is an Australian fundraiser that is being run on this side of the ditch for the first time.

Fifth truck rolls at Otaihanga roundabout

Speed may be a factor in the fifth truck rollover on the Otaihanga State Highway 1 roundabout, and police are urging motorists to choose sensible speeds.

Johnny Moore: A roadtrip to petrolhead heaven

OPINION: The Passing Lane Grand Prix was a downside of an epic weekend drive to the Leadfoot Festival.

Honda teases new Civic hatchback concept ahead of Geneva Motor Show reveal

Honda is set to unveil a new Civic hatchback concept at the Geneva Motor Show.

Mad Mike Whiddett: a wet track makes me much less of a leadfoot

Top Kiwi drifter opens up about going sideways, getting respect - and the best moment of his career.

AA: More children and pets found locked in cars

Nearly 1500 emergency callouts to AA were made last year because a child or animal was locked in a car.

Google's driverless cars are now legally the same as a human driver

If you hop into one of Google's pod-like self-driving cars in the US, you won't be considered the driver.

Used Toyota MR-S is a roadster of rare talent

Used MX-5 a little bit too predictable? What you need is a Toyota MR-S.

Four cylinders of dynamite in Mercedes-AMG A 45

Turns out that the 270kW Audi RS3 only had a few months to rule as the world's most powerful sports-hatch.

Trade Me data-matching could expose more illegal car traders

Changes should mean you're less likely to buy a car off a dodgy dealer on Trade Me.

Cool runnings for seven with Nissan's strange SUV-cum-bobsleigh

Nissan markets X-Trail crossover by creating a seven-seat bobsleigh. Nobody's sure why.

Just what was Steve McQueen thinking with Le Mans?

A documentary explores the megabuck disaster that was Steve McQueen's 1971 motor-racing movie homage.

Here's the scientific way to beat motion sickness

It's time to put down the paper bag and take note of the scientific way to quell travel-induced nausea.

McLaren CEO pays tribute as Bruce McLaren's widow Patty McLaren passes away

NZ motor-racing great Bruce McLaren's widow Patty McLaren-Brickett has passed away.

Restored NZ Grand Prix Austin Healey to make worldwide show debut

A restored 1953 Austin Healey that raced in the 1954 NZ Grand Prix to make its worldwide public show debut in the UK.

Lobby group claims Fiat 500X has excess emissions

Lobby group steps up campaign against auto industry pollution, accusing little Fiat SUV of releasing excessive levels of toxic diesel emissions.

Ferrari reveals new GTC4Lusso

New V12 four-seater revealed ahead of Geneva motor show debut.

Ford confirms Falcon XR6 Turbo and XR8 Sprint details

Blue oval unveils its powerful send-off for thesports sedan.

Don't mourn the Defender, it's been dead weight for decades

OPINION: Some people just can't accept their favourite cars are obsolete. The internet is to blame.

Motorcyclist Rhys Middleton will be buried a year before he was to have been wed

Rhys Middleton will be buried a year before he was supposed to get married.

Parking fail sees car plunge front-first into Wellington stream

Massive parking fail sees car wedged vertically in a Wellington culvert.

Bentley Bentayga now has $320,000 optional extra

Time is big money in Bentley's luxury Bentayga SUV.

Harley's new Road Glide Special is shaped by tunnel vision

We might have General Motors to thank for this Harley's smooth performance.

Mitsubishi Pajero Sport holds no truck with SUVs that can't go off-road

Utes blended with SUVs are both old-school and the latest automotive fashion. We test the top-spec Pajero Sport VRX.

Heavier, more powerful Mazda MX-5 Limited maintains maximum driver appeal

Mazda creates Limited MX-5 that has added more engine capacity, more equipment and an automatic option.

Road madness in Mackenzie over holiday weekend

Police deemed a Chinese couple too inept to continue driving in New Zealand.

Did this rare Ferrari break the world auction price record?

Exchange rates and auction locations mean the title of the most expensive car ever sold at auction is up for debate.

Waitangi weekend traffic clogs up highways north of Wellington

Traffic snarled up north of Wellington as everyone escapes for the long weekend.

Tourists spend thousands on chauffeurs to avoid driving on New Zealand roads

Tourists too scared to take to the wheel, or wanting a more relaxing holiday, are paying to be chauffeur-driven around NZ.

Chinese tourist admits causing head-on crash

A Chinese tourist will have to pay $7000 for causing a head-on crash near Glenorchy.

Big money still around for rare cars

It seems that not everyone is strapped for cash in the weeks after Christmas.

Volkswagen emissions fix starts next week

Volkswagen's NZ boss still has difficulty sleeping at night in the wake of the company's diesel emissions scandal.

Southland man fed up with trucks and others parking over his driveway

For 11 years, people have parked in front of Graeme Inglis driveway. And now NZTA and police say they can't do any more.

WATCH: The moment two vehicles collide head-on in Central Otago

Crash could have been avoided if council heeded plea to fix "dangerous" road, driver says.

Carmakers to recall five million vehicles

Another problem has developed with automotive air bags, this one resulting in recalls of up to five million vehicles worldwide.

Don't tell James Bond, but he was actually driving an Aston Martin Vantage N430

The Vantage is an oldie but still oh-so-good - even without the James Bond references.

Here's Joey: Former Friends star Matt LeBlanc joins Top Gear line-up

The former Friends star and self-confessed "car nut" will co-host the new-look motoring show.

Fake warrants of fitness an 'industry-wide' issue, says convicted mechanic

Mechanic who issued fake warrants of fitness claims it is an "industry-wide" issue.

Hit cyclist angry as motorist escapes charges

Cyclist who was left gasping in agony on the road after hit-and-run with a car is furious police won't prosecute the driver.

Toyota pulls the plug on Scion small car brand

Toyota to wind down its Scion brand ending a 12-year effort aimed at young buyers.
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