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Fire destroys just bought Ferrari

The destroyed Ferrari 430 Scuderia.

A "sporty motor" has been burnt to a crisp within a hour of its new owner picking it up in the UK.

Passenger flies in crash video

A pillion passenger flies through the air after a rear-end motorcycle crash in Singapore.

Graphic content; A pillion passenger takes a horrifying 20m flight through the air in a motorcycle crash.

341kmh McLaren in NZ

The McLaren 720S supercar which is now available in New Zealand.

New Zealand's supercar grid has a new entrant in the shape of a road-going rocket from McLaren.

The quietest Rolls-Royce video

The new Rolls-Royce Phantom.

Rolls-Royce unveils its new Phantom which it claims is the most silent motor car in the world.

Funky car's connectivity clanger

C-HR surely one of Toyota's most youth-oriented efforts. One of the better-handling ones, too.

The C-HR is turbo-powered and funky-looking, so what's not to like? It could be more cellphone-friendly.

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Fake signs for Kapiti expressway video

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Protestor Nick Fisher (in yellow jacket) from the Expressway noise action group ...

Sleep-deprived locals fight back against the trucks rumbling past their bedroom windows.

Parking firm fires back in ticket row

Wellington pharmacist Ant Simon believes his family has been treated harshly by a parking enforcement company over an ...

Wellington firm denies harassment claim, and says complaints are "insulting".

Don't push the button video

Have you ever felt like pushing the button at a pedestrian crossing doesn't do anything? You're probably right - signals ...

Ever wondered why it takes so long to cross the road? It might be because the pedestrian crossing button doesn't do anything.

Growth gobbles up rural roads

Roadworks on Hamilton's Kay Road are a blessing in that they slow drivers down, resident Sian Wilson says.

Residents are asking Hamilton City Council for footpaths and lower speed limits on what were once rural roads.

Bike paths a 'war zone'

E-bikes are encouraging people to get on their bikes, but there's debate over use in the cycle lanes.

E-bikes are going off, but cyclists say they can be a nuisance in cycle lanes.

Cambridge plus in car charging unit

BMW i3 was designed as an electric car. Pure-battery version does 200km on a charge.

Latest electric car charging station up and running in Waipa.

Power to the people

Marlborough Lines managing director Ken Forrest shows off the newest addition to the company fleet, an all-electric ...

A lines company is letting residents take a spin in its new electric car.

Premium fuel price called into question

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Petrol price sign at BP2go Haven Road.

AA says petrol companies' failure to display premium fuel prices leads to price gouging.

Rail is the answer - Greens video

A new slip fell on the already-closed Manawatu Gorge road last weekend.

The Green Party proposes a twice-daily passenger train as a Manawatu Gorge alternative.

Crash causing delays on SH1

Traffic was banked up between Churton Park and Tawa on State Highway 1 north of Wellington after the crash.

Two people treated for injuries after highway crash north of Wellington.

Highway move to make Kaikoura safer

The proposed road realignment will come out opposite the Kaikoura Top 10 Holiday Park.

A deviation to State Highway 1 is planned to help manage safety and traffic at Kaikoura's busiest intersection.

Elon Musk shows off car elevator video

Elon Musk is founder, CEO and lead designer at SpaceX and co-founder of Tesla.

It's the first sign of his ambitious plan to create underground tunnels that will ease traffic flow.

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Fake signs for Kapiti expressway video

28072017 ROBERT KITCHIN/STUFF
L-R: 
Protestor Nick Fisher (in yellow jacket) from the Expressway noise action group ...

17 min ago  Sleep-deprived locals fight back against the trucks rumbling past their bedroom windows.

Parking firm fires back in ticket row

6:42 PM  Wellington firm denies harassment claim, and says complaints are "insulting".

Porsche Cayenne Diesel ban

Fire destroys just bought Ferrari

Trends in SUVs and Vans

Why Range Rover when you can Disco?

If it looks like a Range Rover, maybe it kind of is. Disco has stepped up in terms of on-road dynamics and luxury.

The Discovery might be a functional machine, but it's also a staggeringly smooth operator.

Equinox a more captivating Holden SUV video

Equinox is Holden's replacement for the Captiva. It was revealed earlier this year... so you can ditch the camo, guys.

Mexico makes a much better Holden SUV than Korea.

Wow factor now populist

This is the first example of the eagerly awaited Civic Type R in NZ. With a 2007 model hot on its tail!

Some of the most exciting enthusiast cars of 2017 as are based on ordinary hatchbacks and sedans.

Our top 10 vehicles list almost carless

Toyota's Hiace van sells big to tradies and the rental industry.

What is going on? Just one conventional car in the top 10 of vehicles sold in New Zealand so far in 2017.

lifestyle vehicles

Veil lifted on Range Rover Velar NZ prices, specification

LED headlights standard across the range.

Full details on NZ lineup of Range Rover's brand-new high-style SUV.

Why Range Rover when you can Disco?

If it looks like a Range Rover, maybe it kind of is. Disco has stepped up in terms of on-road dynamics and luxury.

The Discovery might be a functional machine, but it's also a staggeringly smooth operator.

Equinox a more captivating Holden SUV video

Equinox is Holden's replacement for the Captiva. It was revealed earlier this year... so you can ditch the camo, guys.

Mexico makes a much better Holden SUV than Korea.

Misunderstood SUV is good

Tailgate is electrically operated, and can be activated by swiping a foot under the rear bumper.

Do you know about the Ford Escape? Really?

road tests

Equinox a more captivating Holden SUV video

Equinox is Holden's replacement for the Captiva. It was revealed earlier this year... so you can ditch the camo, guys.

Mexico makes a much better Holden SUV than Korea.

Hot coupe is steer-by-wire

Q60 coupe is the newest model in the Infiniti lineup. Most hi-tech too, with a steer-by-wire system.

New coupe has computer-controlled steering, but still puts lots of power to the back wheels.

Golf still just ahead of the hatch pack

To ensure Golf maximises its time in the sun, VW has created a dress-up version called the R-Line.

New VW Golf doesn't exactly respect the R-brand. But it's a great small-car all the same.

Beautiful coupe now wows NZ video

The sensuous-looking Lexus LC500 coupe poses at Highland Park motorsport track at Cromwell.

Lexus launches one of the most radical vehicle designs yet seen in New Zealand.

bikes

Ducati celebrates racing legacy

Rear view of the 1299 Panigale Final Edition.

1299 Panigale R Final Edition shares with the SL Ducati's most powerful, road-legal, twin-cylinder engine.

Another Munro sets land speed record video

Watch: Lee Munro - great-nephew of Burt Munro - screams across California desert on high-powered custom Indian Scout

Fifty years after Burt Munro set a land speed record, his great-nephew emulates him.

A master of all trades

Never mind the razor-cut form of the Superduke 1290 GT, experience the amazing way it functions.

This is arguably the most complete sport-touring motorcycle on the NZ market.

BMW brings quality to G 310 R

G 310 R is key to BMW Motorrad's plan to build more than 200,000 motorcycles per annum.

Learner bikes seldom offer as much status and quality as BMW's G 310 R.

shows

Sporty coupe reveal at Speedshow

The Lexus LC 500 coupe.

Lexus is all set to unveil its flagship luxury coupe to the New Zealand public.

Take a spin in a $43m classic video

The Ferrari 250 GTO owned by Pink Floyd drummer and car enthusiast Nick Mason.

Music and motoring combined to help celebrate 70 years of Ferrari at the Goodwood Festival of Speed.

Jaguar lays down Goodwood Law video

Jaguar XJR-12 D.

A nearly 30-year-old race car has posted the fastest run at the Goodwood Festival of Speed.

Watch: Mad Mike's drifting frenzy video

Mad Mike Whiddett rips it up at the 2017 Goodwood Festival of Speed.

Kiwi Mad Mike Whiddett has lit up the Goodwood Festival of Speed in his Mazda MX5.

customs & classics

The 'Trippy Tippy Hippy Van' video

The Trippy Tippy Hippy Van races on its side in the US.

On its side is the right way up for a wacky Volkswagen Kombi race car in the US.

Caravan thieves steal slice of history

The Brabham at the Hampton Downs race track in north Waikato.

Vintage car linked to Great Train Robbers was stored inside stolen caravan.

Beatle's famous Rolls-Royce going home video

John Lennon's Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band Rolls-Royce Phantom V.

An exclusive Rolls-Royce exhibition is getting a little help from a colourful version once owned by John Lennon.

'New' 1957 Jaguar worth $1.76m

Essentially a D-Type racer for the road, XKSS is one of the world's rarest cars. But a little less rare now.

The rebooted XKSS is the first to be completed of a production run of just nine cars.

quizzes

Quiz: Super behinds

Motoring quiz

Can you recognise these beauties just by looking at their rears?

Quiz: Motoring on

How well have you been keeping up with all the latest motoring news?

Quiz: Know your tail-lights

Are you a shining light?

Motorsport

Paddon sixth in Finland

Hayden Paddon was sixth in the first stage of the Rally of Finland.

Kiwi driver Hayden Paddon can't wait to hit the forest roads in Finland.

Kennard's fitting farewell of sorts

Hayden Paddon and Hyundai Motorsport using this weekend's WRC Rally Finland to pay tribute to longtime co-driver.

McLaughlin relishes title push

Dixon 'not giving anything up'

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Fake signs for Kapiti expressway

Sleep-deprived locals fight back against the trucks rumbling past their bedroom windows.

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