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Dodge Challenger lifts muscle car bar

Dodge ups bragging rights in the modern muscle car era with a Challenger SRT Hellcat blasting a ¼-mile run in 10.8 secs.

Dodge ups bragging rights in the modern muscle car era with a Challenger SRT Hellcat blasting a ¼-mile run in 10.8 secs.

Alpine road drivers concern police

Police

Foreign drivers with no experience of alpine conditions are being kept under close watch.

Snap: no escaping hi-tech speed camera

Road generic

Ngauranga Gorge's new state-of-the art speed cameras went live today, in a nationwide first.

Jaguar brings Gran Turismo to the road

Ghost cars and virtual racing lines projected onto windscreen thanks to a futuristic new concept.

Ghost cars and virtual racing lines projected onto windscreen thanks to a futuristic new concept.

Quake city bidder wins mayoral limo

mayoral limo

Christchurch's mayoral limousine has sold for just over $32,000.

Triumph bakes an American pie

Triumph Thunderbird LT

A great British brand creates American style from a parallel motorcycling universe.

Sir Stirling Moss and the Maserati 250F

Motorsport legend Sir Stirling Moss and one of his favourite cars, the Maserati 250F, to headline a 100 year celebration at Silverstone.

Motorsport legend Sir Stirling Moss and one of his favourite cars, the Maserati 250F, to headline a 100 year celebration at Silverstone.

Top Gear's crash stunt site choice back fires

Top Gear's Jeremy Clarkson.

Motoring show Top Gear is embroiled in a fresh controversy after staging a stunt at the site of a fatal car crash.

Harley-Davidson recalls bikes over ABS trouble

Harley-Davidson logo.

More than 65,000 motorcycles recalled overseas after brake issues.

Ford teases with new Falcon pic

New Ford Falcon teaser image.

Ford has taken to social media to tease the first official image of its new Falcon, due later this year.

Wellington 'chop shop' busted

brooklyn chop shop

Six men arrested after an alleged "chop shop" found in a Wellington suburb.

Trailer crash tips huge load and truck

As crashes go this is a really dolly.

As crashes go this is a really dolly.

Grand Prix pays high price for football goal-fest

Nico Rosberg

Discount offered for premium German F1 Grand Prix tickets on a goals scored basis costs organisers a bomb.

Cyclist's view of a head-on hit-and-run

Cyclist's view of a head-on crash

Handlebar mounted camera captures a cyclist's view of a hit-and-run head-on collision with a car.

AA targets parents over children's restricted licences

Parents targeted over children's restricted licences

AA goes online to remind parents not to turn a blind eye to their children breaching restricted licence conditions.

Petrol prices fall as kiwi strengthens

petrol pump

Petrol and diesel prices dropped this morning as the NZ dollar continues to strengthen.

Rolls-Royce sales soar worldwide

Rolls-Royce

They are rolling symbols of wealth and excess and they are more popular than ever before.

Police put focus on tourist drivers

accident crash road generic

Police target tourists at airport car rental firms to reduce number of crashes involving foreign drivers.

Extra highway lane may free up Hutt Rd

Auckland motorway.

A fourth highway lane will potentially free up the Hutt Rd and allow a focus on cyclists.

Minister kicks off big road project

Gerry Brownlee

The first sod has been turned on Taranaki's Vickers to City project.

Genio Genius - honest Indian ute

Mahindra Genio ute

The least expensive proper working ute in NZ looks like a useful entrant in our burgeoning workhorse market.

BMW in aircraft carrier drifting stunt

New BMW M4 shown drifting on the

New BMW M4 shown drifting on the "ultimate racetrack".

Kia Koup another good Korea move

Kia Koup

ROB MAETZIG - Taranaki Daily News

The Koreans are doing some good things with small-capacity turbocharged engines.

Extra lane to speed travel out of capital

Traffic Wellington

Wellington's urban motorway is about to get bigger as part of a $50m project announced by NZTA yesterday.

Porsche set to take on Ferrari with new supercar

Car

Details of Porsche's new flat-eight powered supercar revealed.

German minister wants road-use toll for foreign drivers

Vehicles drive along the A9 highway in the north of Munich

Germany's transport minister has unveiled plans to charge foreign drivers a road-use toll.

Concrete plant opens for expressway business

Expressway concrete

Otaki has become a concreting base for the $650 million MacKays to Peka Peka expressway - and potentially Transmission Gully.

Laughing-stock Lada on a roll

 David Taylor

Rally driver David Taylor won't put brakes on career after a crash in a car that spawned a deluge of playground jokes.

Speeding economy revitalises sales

Used cars

Used passenger-car sales in June were the strongest for the month for nine years.

Don waits 30 years for his classic MGB

Don Burgess and his British built MGB.

Mechanic Don Burgess has long coveted a car he regularly serviced but had to wait nearly 30 years before he could buy it.

Is this MV Agusta's finest bike?

MV Agusta F3 800 ABS

Pondering the Italian 800 triple, Paul Owen asks the unanswerable question.

Egypt fuel prices to jump 78pc

Petrol in car.

Egypt will raise fuel prices in ranges that reach up to a 78 per cent hike today.

Cool coupe from Jaguar

Jaguar F-Type Coupe

Its topless sister may turn heads, but it's the new Coupe version that best displays the Jaguar F-type's talent.

Nissan's real world EV is here

Nissan Leaf

Did you know you can now afford a proper fully-quipped electric family hatch without breaking the bank?

Diesel prices drop but petrol stalls

petrol pump

BP has dropped its diesel price for the second time this week, but no change to the price of petrol is expected just yet.

GM warned of car issues 9 years ago

GM general motors

General Motors recalled 3.4 million large cars last month after finding a 9-year-old email in its files warning of trouble.

Volkswagen to build Beetle Dune

VW Dune Buggy revealed

Retro hatch pays tribute to bygone bug culture.

Many bids for Christchurch's mayoral Daimler

1970 Daimler Limousine

It does not go but that has not stopped Christchurch's mayoral Daimler attracting 60 online auction bids.

Susie Wolff first woman F1 driver in 22 years

Susie Wolff

No race, but this weekend a Scot becomes first woman in 22 years to drive in a grand prix event.

Crash injury warning in older cars after collision

Police

Driver of older car received life-threatening injuries in a head-on crash while occupants of more modern car sustained no injuries.

VW Amarok ute drives toward first facelift

VW Amarok ute

As the countdown begins towards the first full facelift of the VW Amarok ute, some special editions have started to arrive.

Honda recalls 6000 cars

Honda

Honda is recalling nearly 6000 cars in New Zealand due to a potentially dangerous airbag defect.

Fake engine sounds could be music to drivers' ears

Lexus

From screaming children to a top 40 hit, when you press the accelerator of a modern car there could be almost any sound.

Auckland 'chop shop' busted

Chop shop

A dozen stolen cars found as police raid Auckland workshop allegedly operating as a chop shop.

Doug's dream Camaro drive is just for him

1968 chevrolet camaro

Doug James' hunt for his dream car ended 12 months ago and don't expect to see anyone else driving it.

Cuba sells 50 cars in first six months of year

Fidel Roque drives the U.S.-made 1952 Chevrolet car near Havana, Cuba.

If you think buying vehicles is expensive in New Zealand, wait until you see the mark-ups on cars in Cuba.

SUVs - why are there so many types?

ford ecosport

From those who need to go off-road to those who just want a bit of extra height, SUVs have something for everyone.

$30k fine for selling too many vehicles

Old Countdown carpark, Hamilton

Record penalty dished out to man who sold too many cars - and not for the first time.

Commercial vehicle sales accelerate

Toyota HiLux SR5

More new commercial vehicles were sold last month than ever before.

Airbag leaves weird pattern on girl's eyeball

Pattern left on eyeball from airbag.

A teenage girl got a real eyeful when an inflating airbag actually left its mesh pattern on the surface of her eye.
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