Motoring

Aston Martin confirms invitation only super saloon

Aston Martin confirms invitation only super saloon

Aston Martin confirms the return of the historic Lagonda nameplate in a luxury saloon to be sold on an invitation basis only.

'Holiday Highway' approved

Northern Motorway traffic jam

The controversial "Holiday Highway" north of Auckland has been given the go-ahead.

Green light for Huntly expressway section

Expressway concrete

NZTA has committed $458 million to design and build the Huntly section of the Waikato Expressway

Mustang muscle look in final Ford Falcon

Ford has revealed the new design of the last ever Falcon, which features redesigned front and rear styling.

Never before has a Ford Falcon looked so much like a Ford Mustang.

Wee Riley sparkles at car museum

1967 riley elf mark III

Bill Dooley is mad about cars and his latest love is a 1967 Riley Elf Mark III.

Ford unveils final Falcon

Ford has revealed the new design of the last ever Falcon, which features redesigned front and rear styling.

Ford has shown the face of its last Australian Falcon.

Jaguar unveils bespoke Tour de France F-Type

Jaguar's unveils bespoke F-Type coupe as a high performance support vehicle for Team Sky in the 2014 Tour de France.

Jaguar is to use the Tour de France as billboard to show off a bespoke F-Type coupe as a high performance support vehicle.

'Evita's' limousine going under the hammer

A Cadillac limousine that was the official state car for Eva Peron is headed for the auction block.

A Cadillac limousine that was the official state car for Eva Peron is headed for the auction block.

No decision on possible flyover appeal

Basin Reserve flyover

The Government is staying tight-lipped about whether it will appeal the Basin Reserve flyover decision.

'Safer' cars earn benefits in ACC cuts

acc

Less frequent drivers with safer cars will benefit most from tweaks to proposed ACC levy cuts.

ACC levy cut plan benefits drivers

acc

Motorists who drive less and those with safer vehicles will benefit most from tweaks to proposed ACC levy cuts.

Collecting cars is Jay Leno's obsession

Jay Leno collection

To say US television icon Jay Leno is obsessed by cars could be considered a vast understatement.

Meet the 'fully operational' Darth Vader car

Darth Vader car

Life-sized "Darth Vader car" set to create a disturbance in the force.

LaFerrari added to dream Ferrari collection

Ferrari supercars

Ferrari fanatic takes his collection of exclusive cars on a road trip to pick his lastest purchase, the limited edition LaFerrari.

Classic cars go from beasts to beauties

Pinto Stampede

An often-mocked classic car remains "cute", "unique" and "sexy" to their devoted owners.

Ex Kiwi Whetu Taewa in a league of his own

Whetu Taewa

Whetu Taewa blitzed the opposition with pace and power throughout his international league career.

Parents 'gamble' over seatbelts

Car seat belt

Parents are "gambling" with their children's lives by not using car seatbelts, police say.

Insulting? Wider parking spaces for women

park

A Chinese shopping centre has designed women-only parking spaces that are wider and painted pink. Huh?

Car challenge: Blacked out backing

Backing blind

How difficult is it to reverse a blacked-out vehicle? Very difficult, especially when its head-to-head against Kiwi rally star Hayden Paddon.

Device to protect cars from cyber attacks

Experts who exposed how to hack Priuses develop technology to keep cars safe from cyber attacks.

Electric car future fast approaching

Nissan Leaf

PETER LOUISSON - Stuff

If we only have five decades of oil left then alternatives to the internal combustion engine need to be embraced sooner rather than later.

Special edition adds value to BMW hatch

BMW 116i Innovation Edition

BMW continues special edition programme with yet another special version of its 1-Series hatch - a 116i Innovation Edition.

Tax rises hurt diesel car ownership

Hyundai i30

Claims that NZ's tax on diesel vehicles has now reached a level where it is no longer viable to own a diesel car for its economy.

US cars we don't get here, but should

Here's our top five American cars we can't get in NZ.

Here's our top five American cars we can't get in NZ.

Basin Reserve flyover bid turned down

Basin Reserve flyover

Controversial plans to build a flyover next to the Basin Reserve in Wellington have been killed off.

New hybrid leads Nissan Pathfinder lineup

2014 Nissan Pathfinder Hybrid

If you were wondering why the new Pathfinder doesn't have a diesel option, now you know.

Basin Flyover draft decision due today

Basin Reserve flyover

Fate of Basin Reserve flyover will become much clearer today, as board of inquiry releases draft decision.

Most popular 'American-built' cars

Under US automotive domestic-parts content rules, most of the top American favourites bear Japanese badges.

Under US automotive domestic-parts content rules, most of the top American favourites bear Japanese badges.

Royal Enfield's retro 500 has familiar vibe

Royal Enfield Classic 500.

Simplicity rules with the time machine that is Royal Enfield's classic single.

Audi A3 e-tron the forerunner

Audi A3 e-tron

Change the world - not your everyday. That's the mantra behind introduction of a fleet of plug-in hybrid versions of Audi vehicles.

'Duped' solo mum given free car

Kerryn Hailwood

Good samaritans offer money and a car to woman 'duped' into buying an unwarrantable car.

MG wins best ride

norman bunt

Classic car buff Norman Bunt loves converting petrol into pleasure.

New Mazda2 city car officially revealed

Mazda2

Japanese brand releases official images of critical new city car.

New Ford Mustang to produce less power than a Falcon

Ford Mustang burnout

Ford Australia looked to have one-upped their American colleagues on paper.

Lexus confirms radical coupe's production

Lexus LF-LC luxury hybrid concept

Lexus has confirmed its radical LF-LC coupe will enter production.

Mum left in lurch with a rust bucket

 Kerryn Hailwood

Solo mum with special-needs sons distraught after buying rust-riddled car with speedo wound back.

Aston Martin unveils its fastest roadster

Aston Martin V12 Vantage S Roadster

Aston Martin has revealed its fastest and quickest-ever accelerating roadster.

Limited edition Quattraporte luxury run

Maserati Quattroporte Zegna Limited Edition

Maserati reveals limited edition Quattroporte in collaboration with luxury Italian fashion house.

Nissan GT-R: Not as fast as you think?

Nissan GT-R

Short of going to great lengths, the Nissan GT-R’s performance times are considered largely unachievable.

New Ferrari's racing stripe costs NZ$18,200

Ferrari 458 Speciale

A racing stripe option on the new Ferrari 458 Speciale costs more than what many Kiwis would spend on a car.

Bridge widening, barriers in the name of road safety

timaru driver safety timaru boys high school

One of New Zealand's most dangerous roads is set to receive a $60 million makeover.

Mustangs, Maseratis among show's big motors

CRC Speedshow

Mustangs and Maseratis are among the well known motors to take centre stage at Auckland's annual Speedshow.

Toyota wants to help you scream at your unruly kids

Toyota Sienna strap

The newest Sienna minivan has a feature that helps keeps your kids in line.

Toyota sets Nurburgring's slowest lap record

Toyota Prius

Toyota has set an electrifying new lap record around the torturous Nurburgring circuit in Germany.

Video: Man run over after argument

Man run over argument

Dashboard camera captures a driver running over another after an argument.

Sydney's worst driver ignores 76-year driving ban

Australian police

An elderly Australian man continues to get behind the wheel despite being disqualified from driving until 2090.

Bus driver sacked for reading on the road

Bus

A burly bearded bookworm bus driver has been sacked for reading on the job in Istanbul.

New Ferraris to prance in NZ

Ferrari

Kiwi fans of the Prancing Horse have two reasons to rejoice over the next fortnight.

How to sell a crap car

Forget eBay or TradeMe, this is how you get rid of a rusty old piece of junk.

Forget eBay or TradeMe, this is how you get rid of a rusty old piece of junk.

Hack a Tesla Model S, win $10,000

Tesla Model S

Technology conference puts a bounty on Tesla Model S.
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