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Mini's John Cooper Works is world’s fastest go-kart

The new Mini John Cooper Works ushers in a new level of performance for the British BMW subsidiary.

BMW revamps little and large

There's nothing wrong with its 6-series Gran Coupe, and even less with the M135i, but BMW went and revamped them anyway.

Bigger-bang for Ducati’s 1299S Panigale

The latest Panigale is just 100cc up on its predecessor, but is an infinitely better machine.

Lapping up the luxury of the Rolls-Royce Ghost II

Dave Moore spent his 65th birthday in the company of what's often known as the world's finest car.

Basin Reserve flyover alternatives did not need a thorough assessment - NZTA

NZTA says it did not need to spend lots of time looking at Basin flyover alternatives.

Mercedes-AMG GT S thunders in

We sample the new Mercedes-AMG GT S on road and track, and find it a more muscular alternative to a 911.

Mercedes-AMG C 63 S recharged and ready to go

The latest Mercedes AMG C 63 makes the move to forced induction and adds plenty of technology to give it a dual luxo-sport personality.

Mercedes-Benz GLC ups luxury SUV battle

You’re looking at the vehicle that could help to take Mercedes-Benz to luxury car leadership in NZ next year. Meet the GLC.

Jeremy Clarkson, Top Gear presenters sign with Amazon for new car show

Former Top Gear host Jeremy Clarkson has signed an exclusive deal with Amazon to present a new motoring show.

Inside Steve McQueen: The Man & Le Mans

New documentary Steve McQueen: The Man & Le Mans takes an intimate look at a Hollywood legend.

Lotus Elan masterpiece not the most reliable

It is one of the most iconic British sports cars of all-time... but not the most reliable.

Jaguar F-Pace concept out and about

Jaguar has been putting its first performance crossover through its paces before its official reveal in September.

Basin flyover: NZTA should have done more with 'envelope sketch' of Option X

It started as a sketch on an envelope, and became one of the main roadblocks to the Basin Reserve flyover.

Former Timaru man starts petition calling for Janis Powers to apologise

A former Timaru man is behind a petition calling for an American writer to apologise for an article taking aim at police.

How a bulletproof police car is tested

New Italian police cars have been built to withstand gunshots from weapons such as the 357 Magnum and the AK47 machine gun.

Priority to cyclists lead motorists on a collision course

Dangerous road layout and unsatisfactory consultation make for an absolute disaster.

How a 1970 Chrysler Valiant unleashed a mum's motoring mania

The gift of a 1970 Chrysler Valiant unleashed mid-life obsession for this Kiwi mum.

Audi RS4 to be a V6

Audi has confirmed plans to outfit the next-generation RS 4 with a downsized engine.

Ford re-invents the wheel

Ford is releasing its Mustang GT350R's with the world's first mass-produced carbon fibre wheels.

Basin Reserve road opponents claim 'flyover 2.0' could still happen

A redesigned and repackaged Basin Reserve flyover could still get the green light, opponents say.

NZTA abandons cycle safe trial after a day

A road layout experiment creating two cycle lanes and one for cars was an abject failure.

Driving in Canada: A Kiwi's guide to driving in British Columbia

I was nervous, alone in a different country and driving on the "wrong" side of the road.

Cyclist lifts car out of cycling lane

A video purporting to show an angry cyclist lifting a small car out of a cycling lane has gone viral.

VW beats Toyota as world's biggest automaker

Volkswagen has clinched the top spot in global auto sales for the first half of 2015 by selling 5.04 million vehicles, enough to overtake longtime standout Toyota.

Volvo V40 Cross Country T5 AWD review

When you consider buying a premium compact you generally think Audi, BMW or Mercedes, but you should include Volvo's V40.

Brakes put on boy racers in exclusive London suburbs

Council moves to muffle supercars that roar through posh London suburb.

Rumble in the jungle sees Ford's Everest scale new heights

New Ford Everest SUV does admirable job in hairy conditions in mountain jungle country in Thailand.

Throwaway recycled plastic roading

A Dutch construction company called PlasticRoads is ready to make roads out of recycled water bottles and other waste plastic.

Spy shot reveals all-new Mitsubishi Challenger

Amateur spy shots taken in Thailand have revealed the all-new Mitsubishi Challenger well ahead of its scheduled debut.

Toyota GT86 special edition is Japan only

Toyota has revealed a special-edition GT86 only for customers in Japan, which means someone is bound to bring some here to New Zealand.

Mitsubishi production hubs will be Japan, SE Asia, Russia

Mitsubishi quits US production to concentrate on building vehicles in Japan, Southeast Asia and Russia.

World record truck jump during Evel Knievel festival

Semi truck soars through the air to set a new benchmark.

Ford's new Everest SUV won't be cheap in NZ

Pricing has been announced for Ford's new Aussie-developed SUV the Everest, which will be launched in New Zealand in September.

Basin Reserve flyover stoush 'shows NZTA had given up on other ideas'

Basin Reserve flyover opponents attack NZTA's effort at coming up with other ideas.

Pricemaker takes the pressure out of buying tyres

Worried your car needs new tyres but don’t have the time or energy to sort them out? Pricemaker can help.

Blowout sends truck sliding towards terrified motorist

A terrified Russian motorist has come within a few metres of being crushed by an overturned truck.

US regulators impose record $159m fine on Fiat Chrysler

US auto safety watchdog has fined Fiat Chrysler a record NZ$159.6m over lapses in safety recalls involving millions of vehicles.

Couple add more Dodge Vipers to world record collection

An American couple have increased the size of their world record Dodge/SRT Viper collection to 79 cars.

Some Italians 'OK to drive drunk'

Provincial governor in Italy reverses law that allows licences to be confiscated for drink-driving.

Facelift adds to Mazda6 appeal

A facelift for the Mazda6 probably won't result in massively increased sales, but it does add to the vehicle's already strong appeal.

Subaru Levorg wagon confirmed for New Zealand

Subaru has confirmed that its Levorg wagon will be launched in New Zealand.

Wellington motorway rises above Hutt Road in 1967 - 150 years of news

Years of planning, wrangling and unpopular decisions led to Wellington's urban motorway in the 1960s.

Subaru targets 'Euro defectors' with new Impreza

Normally this sort of carry-on shouldn't be allowed. A sub-$30,000 five-door hatch shouldn't be subjected to a fair old caning at a motorsport facility.

This Lexus puts the Sport into SUV

The sporting version of the Lexus NX200t range is the model appropriately badged F Sport.

Fiat Chrysler recalls vehicles after hacking shock

One and a half million vehicles that are vulnerable to hacking will be recalled.

Stradale 800 is MV Agusta's nicest ride

The Italian motorcycle-maker’s latest triple comes with the best manners in MV’s three-cylinder history.

NZTA struggling to admit it got it wrong on Basin Reserve flyover, opponents say

NZTA just can't admit it got it wrong on the Basin Reserve flyover, says Save the Basin.

Transport Minister Simon Bridges trying to lure driverless cars to New Zealand

Transport Minister Simon Bridges is hoping to lure Google into testing its driverless cars in NZ.

Uber drive sets sights on Queenstown

Rideshare company Uber is keeping a close eye on Queenstown after taking Christchurch by storm.

Mitsubishi mum on report it will end US car production

Mitsubishi has declined to comment on a report that it planned to end auto production in the US.
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