Do you ruin a classic by making it an EV? video

Aston Martin's Heritage EV conversion would get FIVA tick - because it's completely reversible.

International federation of classic vehicles says making old cars into EVs destroys their heritage value.

Bloodhound gets ready to hit 800kmh video

Solid aluminium wheels weigh more 90kg each and can spin in excess of 10,000rpm.

Over 800kmh is just for testing: Bloodhound team aims to hit 1600kmh next year.

Unlikely Nurburgring lap records video

All of these cars record lap times around the legendary Nurburgring Nordschleife. Some considerably faster than others.

Claims about fastest Nurburgring lap records are largely pointless. But they are fun. Here is the fastest ever and a few unlikely ones.

Sunday drive: Skoda Kodiaq RS video

It's a record-setter, but Kodiaq RS still looks pretty low-key.

Can a diesel seven-seat SUV have proper performance credentials?

Hyundai's ultimate drift...van video

Diesel four wasn't enough to break traction, so iMax N has a twin-turbo V6. Thank you Genesis.

The real genius of the iMax N Drift Bus is that it still carries eight (brave) people.

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Toyota's new baby video

Toyota executives have dropped hints of a hot version of the new Yaris being on their radar.

The arrival next year of the new Toyota Yaris seems set to leverage more of its World Rally Championship kudos.

Porsche v Bugatti crash test video

Porsche 911 GT3 RS vs Bugatti Chiron

An actual crash test between Lego models might seem silly, but there is a serious reason behind it.

Iconic Morris van returns - as an EV video

The new JE van might feature retro styling, but is very high tech with a body made entirely from carbon fibre.

Legendary British brand Morris Commercials is making a comeback with an all-new all-electric version of an icon.

Nissan Leaf: to pedal or not to pedal? video

New Leaf hits a sweet spot of price, range and equipment in the EV market. But is it truly desirable?

OPINION: 'One pedal' driving is an EV technology embraced fully by the new Leaf. But that doesn't mean it's a good thing.

The $1.3 million Batmobile video

Russian Batmobile replica

Ever dreamed of owning the ultimate Batmobile replica? If you've got a spare $1.3 million lying around, you are in luck.

Fiesta ST a triple threat to boring cars video

Go-fast ST isn't just the flagship of new Fiesta range; it's the whole Fiesta range for NZ.

A rorty three-cylinder engine and super-quick steering mark the Fiesta ST as a true enthusiast car.

Swedish company Uniti reveals NZ$35k electric vehicle video

Relatively small battery packs, but One still has range of up to 300km - because it's so light.

Scandinavian style, central seating position and rear-drive for groundbreaking urban EV.

Mercedes drift goes badly wrong video

The C 63 was leaving a car show in the Netherlands when the driver decided to show off a bit.

Things go bad for an AMG driver in the Netherlands after he attempts a drift.

99 hairpins and one fast EV video

Romain Dumas setting a new record in the Volkswagen ID.R on the Tianmen Mountain road in China.

Experience VW's record-setting EV run up a mountain in China from the driver's seat.

VW considers Lamborghini's future video

The introduction of the Urus SUV has seen Lamborghini sales soar.

Volkswagen is said to be weighing the options for Lamborghini's future, which could include selling it.

Future of classic cars is electric video

Jaguar XK120 (1953): EV powertrain is bespoke, designed and built by Lunaz.

Electric vehicles are very old news at a new automotive company called Lunaz. But in a very good way.

Classic Ford sells for Ferrari money video

Not everything done to Capris was tasteful, although this MkIII has an excuse - it is from the TV series 'Only Fools and ...

OPINION: The dream is over and I have to accept it; barring a Lotto win, I will never own a Ford Capri.

news

Speed review in Golden Bay video

Golden Bay resident Linda O'Connor is pleased a section of State Highway 60 between Paines Ford Scenic Reserve and ...

Should the speed limit between Upper Takaka and Takaka drop to 80kmh?

Prized Falcon lost in drug case

The owner was not charged with drug crimes but a judge accepted he was likely involved.

Porsche v Bugatti crash test video

Iconic Morris van returns - as an EV video

lifestyle vehicles

Mythbusting the cost of Volkswagen

Owning a European car has always been perceived as being expensive, but think again.

SPONSORED: Owning a vehicle costs more than just the purchase price.

Close look at China's new RAV4 rival for NZ video

MG GS.

Watch: MG's new medium SUV is headed for NZ next year. Here's a first look at the right-hand drive model.

Aussie Navara to take on the Raptor video

Nissan Navara N-Trek Warrior

Nissan Australia has developed its own Ford Ranger Raptor challenger - the Navara N-Trek Warrior.

NZ's mental block about plug-in hybrids video

Ford NZ's first plug-in model will be a PHEV version of the new Escape.

OPINION: Plug-in hybrids offer most of the eco-credentials of pure EVs and none of the compromise. So why aren't we buying them?

road tests

Nissan Leaf: to pedal or not to pedal? video

New Leaf hits a sweet spot of price, range and equipment in the EV market. But is it truly desirable?

OPINION: 'One pedal' driving is an EV technology embraced fully by the new Leaf. But that doesn't mean it's a good thing.

Fiesta ST a triple threat to boring cars video

Go-fast ST isn't just the flagship of new Fiesta range; it's the whole Fiesta range for NZ.

A rorty three-cylinder engine and super-quick steering mark the Fiesta ST as a true enthusiast car.

Sunday drive: Tesla Model 3 Performance video

The $101k Tesla Model 3 Performance isn't exactly an EV for the masses. But it is very fast.

Is the smallest Tesla really the big deal it's made out to be?

Suzuki's surprising RS kicker video

The RS version of the Baleno gets a number of meaningful upgrades over lesser models. More chrome too.

Suzuki's little Baleno RS packs a lot of meaningful upgrades into its small (but bigger than a Swift) package.

bikes

Stolen bike resold without warning

Michael Shilton said his Yamaha YZF 1000 motorcycle was stolen and after the bike was recovered, it was sold without ...

Motorcyclist left without answers for a year after his pride and joy stolen, found, stored and sold.

Motorcycle mania in Manawatū

Riders set off from The Square in Palmerston North for the Bikers in Blue event.

Women motorcycle riders hit the highways to remind industry they exist.

Why I'm a reluctant bike commuter stuff nation

Even though it's winter, some cyclists don't even have lights or any visible clothing - making them not only a danger on ...

OPINION: Motorists aren't even the worst of it - my fellow cyclists make the ride terrifying.

Father, son shine in motocross

Pukekawa's Jack Dunlop (Yamaha YZ250F) has won all the national events that you can do in New Zealand Motocross this year.

Yamaha rider, Jack Dunlop, is following in his father's footsteps.

shows

Luxury cars losing allure in Germany video

Frankfurt show is still full of old-style glitz - but there are serious environmental undercurrents.

Germany's car production has slumped to the lowest level since 2010. Is the dream coming to an end?

All-electric Mustang for Goodwood video

Want a classic car look, but with cutting-edge tech? That'll be half a million dollars thank you sir.

The Goodwood Festival of Speed is about speed. And electric cars can be very fast indeed.

The best investment cars video

The wild looking Lamborghini Veneno led the appreciators, almost tripling in value since its 2013 debut at Geneva.

Think cars aren't a good investment? It all depends on how much you spend and how many are built. Or if it's a small Porsche.

Supercars of the Geneva show video

Pininfarina will only make 150 Battistas and they will cost more than $3 million each.

We all love a good supercar and this year's Geneva show was absolutely packed with them.

customs & classics

The $1.3 million Batmobile video

Russian Batmobile replica

Ever dreamed of owning the ultimate Batmobile replica? If you've got a spare $1.3 million lying around, you are in luck.

Future of classic cars is electric video

Jaguar XK120 (1953): EV powertrain is bespoke, designed and built by Lunaz.

Electric vehicles are very old news at a new automotive company called Lunaz. But in a very good way.

Classic Ford sells for Ferrari money video

Not everything done to Capris was tasteful, although this MkIII has an excuse - it is from the TV series 'Only Fools and ...

OPINION: The dream is over and I have to accept it; barring a Lotto win, I will never own a Ford Capri.

70 years since UK gave VW back to Germany video

Major Ivan Hirst, of the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers, ran  the VW factory from August 1945.

Post-Second World War, the British military was quick to lay the foundation for Germany's most successful car brand.

Motorsport

Speedway season opens

Scott Miers made an instant impact on his return, taking out the feature race on Saturday night.

Big crowds and competitors from all over the country converged for the opening of the new speedway season.

McLaughlin keeps Bathurst win

Scott McLaughlin is finally confirmed as Bathurst winner but his team is hit with a huge fine.

Beeby brothers build their racing fun

Race driver out of hospital

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