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// A legend reborn: Lamborghini reveals new Countach LPI 800-4 in full

Lamborghini has showcased its new Countach LPI 800-4 in full for the first time, following yesterday’s high profile leaks; detailing a car that takes the aging bones of the Aventador and reworks them with a series of callbacks to a design icon.

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// Lexus of North Shore opens “five-star” dealership

One of the first Lexus dealerships to open in 2001 has completely remodelled its showroom, which Lexus of North Shore says mimics the quality and hospitality of a luxury five-star hotel.

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// NSX Type S revealed as the most powerful road-going Honda of all time

First introduced in the late nineties, the Honda NSX burst onto the scene by taking the fight to Ferrari – and winning. Decades later, the margin between the two brands is a bit bigger, but the idea is the same.

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// Ford reveals GT heritage edition supercar

Ford has taken the covers off its latest special edition GT supercar, one designed to pay homage to a chapter in the blue oval’s motorsport past.

// Are hydrogen-powered vehicles a realistic path to clean energy?

Each morning at a transit facility in Canton, Ohio, more than a dozen buses pull up to a fuelling station before fanning out to their routes in this city south of Cleveland.


IN OTHER NEWS

// Confirmed: New Acura Integra set to be revealed in 2022

In surprise news that will no doubt get the hearts of Honda fans worldwide pumping, Acura has confirmed that it will be bringing back the Integra in 2022.

// Video: Centreport rolls out electric transfer vehicles

Wellington’s CentrePort has become the first port in New Zealand to commission fully electric vehicles for land-based container transfers.

// Turners eyes more local stock

Company set to increase its focus on buying cars in the domestic market once clean car programmes come into force.

// When a wash is just not enough: decontaminating your car’s paintwork

Thanks in part to the movies (and maybe Covid), the mere mention of the word “decontamination” and images of people in Hazmat suits being hosed down in shower cubicles spring to mind.

// Making sense of clean car plans

VIA’s Kit Wilkerson explains how the current discount scheme is merely a taster for wider legislation.

// Kiwi pricing confirmed for updated Hyundai i30 N

A few years ago, Hyundai arrived on the hot hatch scene with the raucous, charming i30 N, a worthy adversary for the likes of the Volkswagen Golf GTI. And, the updated 2021 model lands here this month.

// The Ford Maverick is actually a lot smaller than the Ranger

The Ford Maverick small ute isn’t quite on sale yet but people have still been spotting them out and about.

// The group looking into recycling New Zealand’s EV batteries

Right now, electric vehicles are arguably the most polarising aspect of New Zealand’s motor industry. While some people love the idea, others pick apart the flaws until the cows come home.

// Could this small electric SUV launch Genesis in New Zealand?

Genesis is working on its first electric vehicle, set to be an SUV based on the same all-electric platform as the Kia EV6 and Hyundai Ioniq 5.

// The Good Oil: Electric supercars are not a game (except when they are)

If you’re not used to it, a high-performance Battery Electric Vehicle like the Audi RS e-tron GT feels surreal – a bit like a car from a video game, with pin-sharp responses and extreme performance delivered in near-silence.


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