A Dynamic Drive

It is really hard not to be at least a little bit impressed with the new Honda Civic RS Sensing. While the last bit of the name does seem a tad strange at first, it becomes clear the tenth generation of one of Honda’s most cherished models, makes more ‘sense’ than ever before.   The […]

Grand Tourer with attitude

THE ASTON MARTIN DB11 IS ALREADY A FINE CAR, BUT IN THIS WRITER’S OPINION, A BIT TOO SOFT AND GT-ESQUE. Aston Martin has gone two steps further to separate the V12 from the V8 in the line-up. Enter the $355,000 DB11 AMR; the Grand Tourer with the attitude that the DB11 V12 always should have. […]

Ferrari California: A serious supercar

Pressing the red starter button, your immediate surroundings are engulfed by a torrent of mechanical symphonic bliss; press the throttle and the revs rise, bringing with them a fiery Italian bellow. You are pinned back in the seat as you unleash the Ferrari California, one of the best value Ferrari supercars on the market today. […]

The future of design

Kia Motors has revealed its new Futuron Concept, an illuminating all-wheel drive SUV coupe which proposes new designs for future electric vehicles.   The Futuron Concept represents the modern and confident image of a progressive electric SUV coupe envisioned by Kia. The Futuron name itself is a portmanteau of ‘future’ and ‘on’, hinting at the […]

A rare gem

The sight of a Honda S660 might seem a relatively everyday occurrence in the back streets of Tokyo or Kyoto, but in New Zealand, it’s on par with the most exclusive sports cars. In other words, it’s rare.     The S660 is the spiritual successor to Honda’s Beat Kei Car from the nineties. Plus, […]

Higher than the rest

With the new Mazda6 Takami, which in Japanese translates roughly as ‘Higher than the Rest’, it really is a case of the best made better. Available as saloon for $56,995 and now a wagon at $58,695, the Mazda6 Takami is the company’s flagship, and a very handsome one at that. From the outside, the flagship […]

Audi Q3’s Makeover

The new Audi Q3 has been a long time coming. With the first gen debuting in 2011, it was a big success for the Ingolstadt company, with loyal customers lapping it up en masse. So, after eight years, one of Audi’s most popular models has finally received a makeover, but is this automotive nip and […]

Ford v Ferrari

The epic David and Goliath battle of Ford and Ferrari at Le Mans in 1966 is coming to the big screen next month. Directed by James Mangold, Ford V Ferrari tells the epic story of Henry Ford II’s plan to crush Ferrari at the ‘24 Hours of Le Mans’ with the all-conquering Ford GT40, after […]

The power of perfection

You could use any number of over-the-top action adjectives to describe the 2019 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1. After 24 hours in our care, we can confirm the ZL1 is quite simply the most powerful, tyre-shredding devourer of blacktop you can buy for under $200,000, and thanks to HSV dealerships like Blackwells Holden, it can be yours, […]

Car enthusiasts convene

On 8 September, owners of some of Canterbury’s most desirable classic and exotic cars descended on Ngā Puna Wai Sports Hub for the second annual running of The Christchurch Car Show. Sure, the weather wasn’t the greatest, but that didn’t stop gearheads from around Christchurch and beyond converging to take photos, meet the drivers and […]