Range Rover Sport SVR makes an impact in forthcoming James Bond film
Thanks to Range Rover and their Sport SVR model, there’s a strong ‘off-road’ component in the latest behind-the-scenes teaser for the next Bond film, No Time to Die.Find out more
Red Bull and Giltrap Group supported driver, Liam Lawson is making waves in Europe’s premier DTM touring car series, with consistent podiums all season the 19 year old from Pukekohe now leads the championship.Find out more
Allbird’s new Natural Run Apparel showcases the performance potential of innovating from nature’s laboratory — activewear designed to move with you, without going against nature.
CUPRA’s most rebellious interpretation of an urban. Subtly clearly isn’t in Spanish carmaker, Cupra’s dialogue.
How young people use cars is changing at lightspeed. Volkswagen envisage an affordable, innovative electric vehicle that adapts and integrates to the most modern of lifestyles may strike a chord as quickly as 2025.Find out more
Renowned British sports car brand Lotus, is coming to New Zealand. The company which is about to launch a range of standard setting electric sports cars and SUV’s, has partnered with Giltrap Group.
It's official, Lotus is coming to New Zealand! We check out the Final Edition cars, get on board with Jenson Button in the new Emira, check out the astonishing Evija, and Lotus' incredible EV future plans.
Like a first class flight, the 5.35m long grandsphere sedan combines the luxury of private travel in the greatest of comfort with a comprehensive onboard experience.
While it’s an American market only special, we can’t help but fall in love with the styling of the Defender Trophy Edition.
2021 is the 25th and final year of production of the pocket rocket Elise as a fitting tribute to the popular model line Lotus are releasing two amplified variants.
The Emira bookends over 70 years of petrol-powered Lotus vehicles before they transition to fully electric over the next few years. Thankfully, it retains all that’s made Lotus vehicles great to drive.
As the Giltrap Group announce their representation of Lotus cars in New Zealand, we look at where the brand has come from and learn more about their very ambitious plans for the future
That the 2021 Formula E Championship is Jaguar Racing’s most successful season to date, is of little consolation to Mitch Evans.
This week on Cool Cars, Bond is back and in an Aston Martin of course, we chat to Mitch Evans about coming so close to that Formula E Championship, and drive the plug-in Kia Sorento.
The designers behind Kiwi fashion label twenty-seven names say their new collection for spring/summer is designed to evoke the feeling when the doorbell rings and the opened door reveals a courier with a bouquet of flowers.
Exclusively available to just 300 buyers around the world, the Defender V8 Bond Edition’s interior features laser etching detailing that it is ‘one of 300’ and the SV Bespoke logo.
The local Chevrolet Silverado line-up has just gotten bigger by one. General Motors Special Vehicles has announced a third model – and the biggest Silverado truck yet – will be here before the end of the year.
With a wealth of experience in senior leadership roles around the world representing brands like Lamborghini and Infinity, Kiwi Dane Fisher has settled on home soil and takes up the CEO role of SIXT New Zealand.
It’s something we tend to overlook, but Škoda is actually one of the oldest car brands in the world, and also one with a rich history in motorsport.
Special Vehicle Operations has launched a special edition Range Rover Sport SVR with spectacular new solid glass flake paintwork options for the first time.
We celebrate the arrival of Polestar in New Zealand. We talk to the boss in Sweden and take a look back at the past and into the future.
For the "Unseen" series, Porsche has opened the gates to the development centre’s secret archives. In part four the Newsroom takes a look into the future.
It might feature a generic numerical suffix in its nameplate, but Polestar’s forthcoming Polestar 3 promises everything except cookie-cutter motoring.
The next generation in vehicle user interface has arrived in the new Polestar 2: the world’s first vehicle to offer Android Automotive.
All good things must come to an end. After the longest watch and automotive collaboration in history, Breitling and Bentley are not renewing the partnership.
Polestar CEO, Thomas Ingenlath talks to GIltrap TV about why New Zealand is the perfect fit for the Swedish EV maker.
A look at the past and to the future as the first customer deliveries of Bentley’s coach built Bacalar and Blower Continuation models are produced.
In this edition, all the details on the new Countach, the McLaren Elva, and the Nissan Z is back.
For the "Unseen" series, Porsche has opened the gates to development centre’s secret archives. In part one, the Newsroom presents six hypercars never before seen by the public.
For the "Unseen" series, Porsche has opened the gates to development centre’s secret archives. In part two, the Newsroom presents four spin-offs – from a mountain Spyder and rally cars to a Le Mans legend.
For the "Unseen" series, Porsche has opened the gates to development centre’s secret archives. In part three, the Newsroom presents three vehicles from the "Little Rebels" series. We suspect James Dean might have been a fan ...
A futuristic limited edition paying homage to the Countach’s iconic status as a revolutionary design and technology rule-breaker and recreated for the 21st century.
With Harman Kardon's beautiful and full sound in your Volkswagen every drive is made special.
Harman Kardon in your Volvo - the sound that immerses you, moves you and invites everyone in your Volvo to make the most of life’s moments.
Add to the excitement of every journey with Harman Kardon in Kia.
There is no better gear than R.M. Williams for the quintessential road trip.
Samsung sets a new standard for mobile experiences with premium and powerful foldable smartphones
New Zealand furniture maker now offers premium door hardware
Flying Spur Mulliner builds even further on “the best car in the world”. Available with Bentley’s all-new V6 petrol Hybrid, or sublime V8 and W12 petrol powertrains
Police have confirmed that they are assessing the viability of a Skoda Superb iV plug-in hybrid as a potential addition to recently introduced their fleet of Skoda Superbs. We spoke to Inspector Brian Yanko about the Superb iV which has an...
New Zealand is the first country outside Europe to welcome Skoda’s iV range – starting with the Superb iV PHEV, which boasts up to 62km of EV range, and a colossal 930km combined range.
With skysphere, Audi are illustrating their vision for the progressive luxury segment of the future, where interior becomes an interactive space and the vehicle a platform for captivating experiences.
With a touch of muscle car styling, the Audi e-tron GT is proof that zero-emissions don’t have to be zero-cool. So how does the 800 volt GT deliver on New Zealand roads?
What is the secret behind a car that immediately became an icon and that has remained one for a full decade now?
Jaguar Racing have locked in a multi year deal with talented Kiwi driver, Mitch Evans who has raced for the team since 2016
This week on Cool Cars the Valhalla is coming, the top comes off the 765LT and we drive Skoda's superb plug-in.
McLaren's most powerful convertible yet
Liam Lawson has continued his impressive debut in the DTM Championship, bagging two more podiums in the latest two races at Lausitzring in Germany.
Automobili Lamborghini and Moleskine have commissioned Emiliano Ponzi to create a cover illustration and interior design for the 2021 notebook, bringing to life an exciting special edition.
Hawke’s Bay motor industry identity and Bayswater Vehicle Group founding shareholder, Dot Townshend, has passed away.
The crossover Porsche power pairing of the Macan S and Macan GTS have received design refreshes, more power and revised centre consoles for the new model year.
Aston Martin’s transformational journey takes a huge step forwards with the Valhalla concept car brought to production reality as an extraordinary, truly driver-focused mid-engined hybrid supercar.
Loaded with safety features and space for the family - we take a closer look at the Award-winning ŠKODA Karoq.
Due to arrive in New Zealand in late 2022, the newly revealed Audi Q4 e-tron adds a compact, fully electric SUV to the growing e-tron range.
Exclusive Interview with Tim Brown
The New Zealand debut of Audi’s halo high performance four-door coupe is unquestionably good news. Even better? It will be available here in two iterations.
Legendary Lexus reliability and technical skills honed through years of hybrid powertrain development meet in Lexus’ UX300e – the Japanese marque’s first dedicated battery electric vehicle. And it’s on its way to New Zealand.
Taking to the high road, Barkers has partnered with Volvo Cars New Zealand for its latest winter campaign. It’s a perfect match with both companies focusing on increased environmental responsibility and producing premium, sustainable, ‘for...
Kinloch Manor Head Chef, Norka Mella Munoz sits down with 66 Magazine's Steve Vermeulen.
Aston Martin Auckland recently delivered an all-new and exclusive Art of Living experience for New Zealand owners, which involved a spirited drive to the beautiful Huka Resort.
Lexus showcased the all-new NX during June: the first model of Lexus' next-generation range.
Participants in world-class driver training programme, Street Smart, will also benefit from the latest Škoda safety technology.
Fulfilling a dual-purpose role for more buyers than ever before, the once-humble work ute has evolved into the ultimate family lifestyle vehicle.
Showcasing a stunning coupe-style silhouette, the first model to be exclusively developed by the Cupra brand has arrived in New Zealand.
From the idea car, the LP 500 of 1971, to five generations spanning seventeen years
Kia New Zealand has unveiled two new additions to the Sorento SUV range, both sporting powerful, green-minded hybrid technology and improved fuel efficiency.
Held at the Giltrap Group’s stunning headquarters in Grey Lynn, Auckland, the 2021 Starship Foundation Supercar Show brought together a vast array of incredible automotive icons.
Land Rover has supported Virgin Galactic’s first fully crewed space flight with a limited Astronaut Edition Range Rover. A fitting vehicle for Sir. Richard Branson.
Once a rough and tumble off-roader, the Sportage has matured into a striking urban SUV with bold design language.
Bentley Mulliner is celebrating its 1000th bespoke commission since its own dedicated design team was formed in 2014, when the increasing demand for bespoke and personalised vehicles was recognised.
Automobili Lamborghini debuted the Aventador LP 780-4 Ultimae on its stand at Goodwood Festival of Speed, 8-11 July, following the worldwide virtual unveil of the ‘final Aventador’ on 7 July.
Handcrafted driving accessory manufacturer, The Outlierman, has announced exclusive new helmet and weekender bag additions to its range.
Comprised of four distinct new products, Aesop’s Geranium Leaf range is formulated to restore tired bodies and minds with Geranium Leaf and designed is cleanse and nourish from the neck down.
A boyhood dream will come true this weekend for Liam Lawson when he drives a Formula 1 car for the first time at the iconic Goodwood Festival of Speed annual hillclimb in the UK.
The Audi slogan “Vorsprung durch Technik” is marking its 50 year anniversary this year. Even half a century after its inception, the world-famous slogan of the Four Rings hasn’t lost any of its appeal.
From the snowy splendour of the Central Plateau and National Park, to the Great Lake and some of the North Island's finest roads; New Zealand's first ever Lamborghini Giro was a truly unforgettable road and track experience.
The third member of Audi’s crossover utility vehicle family has landed in New Zealand, with the Q5 family the latest to receive the svelte styling treatment of Audi Sportback models.
Automobili Lamborghini announces the Aventador LP 780-4 Ultimae
The Macallan single malt Scotch whisky and luxury British automotive manufacturer Bentley Motors have revealed a unique partnership that will build on their rich heritage to develop distinctive collaborations and further their vision of a...
We check out the record-breaking run at the Nürburgring in the Porsche 911 GT2 RS, Kiwi Rhys Millen’s latest Pikes Peak milestone in Bentley Continental GT3 and join Lamborghini Esperienza Giro Auckland.
Art of Living reflects the core values of Aston Martin, these exclusive and bespoke experiences provide an in-depth immersion into our brand, heritage and current models.
Porsche has rounded off the Cayenne line with the range topping 471kW GT Turbo
The Bentley Continental GT3 Pikes Peak proved to be the fastest racecar running on renewable fuel at this year’s Pikes Peak International Hill Climb
Porsche sets new production vehicle lap record around the Nürburgring - 6:43.3 minutes. Beating the previous record by 4.7 seconds
66 Magazine has taken its second top industry award, this time winning gold at the Pride in Print awards.
New QLED offerings for indoors and outdoors, as well as The Premiere, a cinematic experience for your home.
A contemporary take with Art Deco inspiration and premium materials
Renowned American luxury lifestyle publication Robb Report has award the Lamborghini Huracán EVO RWD Spyder "Best Convertible for 2021".
Approximately a year and a half after the market launch of the 992, the 911 range is welcoming sporty GTS models to the family.
The first Multivan to feature a Plug-in Hybrid drivetrain.
This week on Cool Cars we drive the all-new Skoda Octavia RS and the Bentley Bentayga V8, we check out the new Audi e-tron GT, head to Christchurch with our showcase, and take a look at the new Giltrap Nissan.
We take the first drive in the all-new CUPRA Formentor, Land Rover shares its big plans for an environmental Defender, the Corvette C8 order book is open in NZ, Porsche unveil the 911 GT3 Touring and a good week on the track for a couple of...
What would your perfect day be in an All-New Aston Martin DBX? A chance to go wherever and do whatever your spirit desires, in a car that from dawn to dusk is UNMISTAKABLY ASTON MARTIN. This is our perfect day in the Aston Martin DBX.
Brendon Leitch has been announced as one of fifteen drivers in Lamborghini's junior GT3 team. The young Kiwi says he's ready to go.
When Ferruccio started his company in 1963 to create the perfect sports car he was insistent, he wanted a V12 engine.
The first collaboration between Aston Marin and Girard-Perregaux has been revealed & only 18 of the stunning timepieces will be made.
Aggressive new frontal treatment gives the SQ2 an edgier appearance for 2021 and design ques are carried through to the interior.
Big is good...GMSV introduce the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LTZ Tech Pack at Fieldays.
Brendon Leitch has just secured a drive with the Lamborghini GT3 Juniors. During our chat with him prior to his departure to Europe earlier this year, we discussed this very topic.
Showcasing sharp, muscular style and performance, the popular Audi SQ5 boasts a head-turning, dynamic design which underlies its sporting pedigree on the road.
General Motors Special Vehicles has announced that orders for the next generation of the iconic American sports car are now open.
Kia has unveiled the fifth generation Sportage which looks to the future with a sleek yet muscular and modern exterior design.
The All-New Octavia RS truly personifies all of the “Simply Clever” characteristics that define Skoda. Smart, practical, stylish and best of all sporty, the Octavia RS really is everything you could ask for in a wagon…and a whole lot more.
Lamborghini Squadra Corse has revealed the Huracán Super Trofeo EVO2, the latest version of the racing car that will be used across each of the three continental Lamborghini series, starting in 2022
Images teasing the fifth generation Sportage SUV have been released by Kia, hinting at a bold new contemporary design for the popular mid-sizer.
Trenzseater co-founder, Ben Lewis, has been shortlisted for the prestigious International Design & Architecture Awards for his residential interior design work in 2020 by an acclaimed global judging panel.
Christchurch put on a suberb welcome for our showcase event. An awesome turn out to our mini supercar show, incredible weather and stunning roads.
Audi New Zealand has announced a new partnership with industry leading architecture construction and design platform ArchiPro.
After a successful inaugural season of Lamborghini eSports’ ‘The Real Race’ in 2020, the Italian sportscar manufacturer has announced a second round of sim racing competition featuring a newly upgraded regional format.
Bentley has unveiled the new Bentayga S, delivering impressive road presence and heightened agility thanks to unique Sport suspension calibration.
Bentley Motors today marks 75 years of car production from the luxury marque’s iconic factory in Crewe, England.
The McLaren GT is right at home cruising around the stunning Coromandel, and equally so speeding up motorsport legend Rod Millen's famous driveway at Leadfoot Ranch.
McLaren Owners took to the Coromandel on the first leg of the Autumn Drive for 2021. Heading North from Thames over to Hahei, home of the Leadfoot Festival.
The iconic Italian sportscar manufacturer has shared details of an electrification program designed to transform the future of Lamborghini performance.
Combining svelte exterior design with SUV versatility, the forthcoming Audi Q5 Sportback and SQ5 Sportback pairing offer a new body style and trademark Audi premium performance in one thrilling package.
100 years have passed since Bentley's maiden race win, the winning car itself - known as EXP2 - returned to the famous Brooklands Racetrack in Surrey yesterday to lead a cavalcade of 3-litre Bentleys to celebrate.
Dybala recently collected his Lamborghini Aventador S Roadster, following a life-long passion for the super sports cars from Sant’Agata Bolognese.
Extending their offering of highly limited enthusiast models, Aston Martin are producing just 88 of the V12 Speedster, immediately cementing it as a showcase for any discerning collector.
Bentley are launching Unbreakable, a bold new scent for the brand’s line of vibrant, modern fragrances.
This week on Cool Cars we can confirm that the hypercar 'Holy Trinity' will be at the Starship Supercar Show, we check out the all-new Golf Mk 8 and some incredible motorsport performances from kiwi drivers.
Our first drive of the Mark 8 Golf GTI on New Zealand roads.
Take a Frozen lake, a fearless ice-driving champion and a Lamborghini Urus and you have the recipe for a bold new high speed record.
Mitch Evans has secured his third podium for Jaguar Racing this season after a thrilling race on the iconic streets on Monaco.
Kiwi drivers Scott Dixon and Scott McLaughlin have finished one-two in the latest IndyCar series race in Texas.
Automobili Lamborghini is celebrating the 105th anniversary of the birth of its founder, Ferruccio Lamborghini.
Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles New Zealand has announced a new vehicle partnership with Surfing New Zealand.
Volvo Cars has teamed up with leading mobility technology platform DiDi in order to further develop autonomous self-driving vehicles.
Crane Brothers has recently announced it is now the exclusive New Zealand stockist of premium luggage brand Bennett Winch.
Mulberry celebrates its 50th anniversary during 2021 and has announced the first in a series of Mulberry Editions releases
Iconic New Zealand jeweller, Partridge Jewellers, is proud to announce its success in securing an Argyle pink diamond: one of the last produced.
Harman Kardon’s Lou Schreurs sits down for an exclusive interview with 66 Magazine.
Tiger Coffee’s brand-new café-style showroom lets businessowners sample great coffee, delivered in a manner that signifies the digitalised future of the humble coffee bean.
There’s always time for a quick get-away. With the emphasis on ‘quick’.
Olympic hopeful Billy Stairmand, along with fellow Kiwi, Ella Williams, is set to chase gold in Tokyo this year, as surfing makes its debut as part of the summer games.
For The Salvation Army, the logistics required to distribute food and household items to those in need across a vast geographic region, means staff and volunteers have to keep everything moving.
While the first battery electric model is still a few months away from our shores, the XC40 Recharge PHEV offers a glimpse of what is just around the corner.
Modern exotics and cherished classics stood side-by-side at the 2021 Classic Cover Ellerslie Car Show in Auckland.
Exclusive Interview with Marty O'Halloran
It's the car that changed the face of Jaguar, the F-PACE SVR. Now with an updated facelift, it's more spacious and more modern....it also still has the 5.0-litre V8 Supercharged petrol engine we can't get enough of.
Volkswagen ID.4, Porsche 911 Turbo & Land Rover Defender take away the top prizes.
Menswear label, Hackett London, has made a return to the Formula 1 paddock in partnership with Aston Martin and has unveiled a new catalogue of looks for the Northern Hemisphere summer season.
The first publicly accessible high-powered 175kW DC charger for electric vehicles in Auckland City has been switched on at Giltrap Audi’s stylish dealership in Grey Lynn.
The ground-up redeveloped Land Rover Defender has been crowned 2021 World Car Design of the Year at this year’s World Car of the Year Awards ceremony.
Potentially available to Kiwi drivers within the next 12 months, the all-electric model forms part of Volkswagen’s new electrified family of next-generation vehicles.
The pulse-quickening Porsche 911 Turbo has won the World Performance Car of the Year prize at the prestigious 2021 World Car of the Year Awards.
Nothing quite compares to a Porsche in full flight...Check out some footage from our time at the 2021 Porsche Roadshow. Big thanks to Porsche New Zealand for all their hard work and our customers for making it such an awesome experience!
Bentley hopes to build on its run of unbeatable form at the iconic Pikes Peak International Hillclimb this year with a renewably fuelled Continental GT3, driven by Kiwi-American racer Rhys Millen.
Brendon Leitch is back in Europe and set to campaign a Leipert Motorsport GT3 Lamborghini Huracan Evo in three major endurance races.
Packed with intelligent features and offering plenty of practical space, the new EV6 is the first Kia model based on the carmaker’s dedicated new battery electric vehicle (BEV) platform.
Forget ABBA and IKEA, Bathurst legend Greg Murphy believes that Sweden’s best global success story is the way they teach their young drivers to be safe behind the wheel, and with a safety record more than two times better than New...
Jaguar Racing is set to return to the streets of Rome for the third and fourth rounds of the 2021 ABB FIA Formula E World Championship, with Kiwi racer Mitch Evans keen to secure more points.
Lamborghini is celebrating the production of its 400th Huracán model from its headquarters in Sant’Agata Bolognese, where all Lamborghinis, both road and racing, have been produced since 1963.
With such a rich and cherished production history to mine, it’s perhaps not surprising that – the furrowed brows of health and safety inspectors notwithstanding – a barchetta-style model paying homage to the original 166 MM and later 750...
The Lexus LF-Z Electrified has been unveiled as a concept battery electric vehicle (BEV) symbolising Lexus’ brand transformation and forms the proving ground for production-ready technology set to be realised by 2025.
Range Rover’s flagship models are available with a choice of powertrains, including the 415kW Supercharged V8 petrol and highly efficient P400e plug-in hybrid.
GMSV, the New Zealand importer of the legendary Chevrolet Corvette and Silverado nameplates, has announced pricing for variants of the Corvette making their way to New Zealand, along with details of an all-new off-road orientated...
‘Agera’ means to “take action”. Which is a rather fitting nameplate for a 400km/h hypercar, we’re sure you’d agree.
The highly anticipated Volkswagen Golf Mk 8 has arrived in New Zealand, boasting the biggest technological leap forward in the mid-size mainstay’s 45-year history.
Liam Lawson has rounded out a stunning debut weekend in Formula 2 with a podium finish in Bahrain.
Introducing the latest iteration of the iconic Volkswagen Golf - The Mk 8. Packed with more technology than ever before, this all-new Golf is truly a modern hatchback.
Young Liam Lawson is part of a new era of Kiwi motor racers.
The most track-focused production Vantage to date has been unveiled by Aston Martin, in celebration of the manufacturer's return to the Formula 1 grid.
Bentley states the new Continental GT Speed is the most capable, performance-focused Bentley ever, yet with no compromise to comfort or luxury.
Talent overcomes pain in record-breaking performance from Shane van Gisbergen at Sandown
The first reborn Jaguar E-Type 60 pair has been unveiled by the manufacturer on the 60th birthday of the iconic model.
Legendary works Audi Rally Driver, Hannu Mikkola has passed away aged 78
On 8 March 1956, production started at the factory after an unbelievable construction period of just one year.
This year marks the 50th anniversary of the debut of Lamborghini’s stunning Countach LP500 at the 1971 Geneva Motor Show.
This week on Cool Cars we are all set to go for New Zealand's BIGGEST supercar show! Porsche hit the track with their roadshow and get ready to go off-road with the Taycan Cross Turismo, Aston Martin are ready for F1, and Volvo gets set to...
Volvo has launched a new pure electric model - the first in the Swedish marque's history designed as pure electric only.
The new plug-in hybrid from Volvo has arrived in New Zealand - meet the XC40 Recharge.
In this the seventh installment of the iconic sports car, development was watched closely by Porsche Motorsport.
The all-new Artura is revealed as McLaren’s first-ever series-production High-Performance Hybrid supercar.
Volkswagen AG advances towards self-driving cars with Microsoft cloud-computing tech
Audi’s fully-electric halo model, the performance-themed e-tron GT, has been officially unveiled internationally and will be available in New Zealand from mid-2021.
Porsche has shown off a teaser image of the next 911 GT3, due to be officially unveiled in mid-February.
This week McLaren's latest Le Mans tribute has arrived, we take a closer look at the new Golf 8 GTI and the New Zealand Grand Prix.
25 years ago McLaren became the first manufacturer to win the Le Mans 24-hour race on its first attempt. The 720S Le Mans follows on from the success of previous tributes such as the legendary F1 LM and 650S Le Mans. The 720S Le Mans...
Explore freedom on a grand scale. With more space, comfort and freedom the Grand California is ready for your next adventure.
With squally wind gusts knocking down rails, the top-notch competition was only part of the challenge for Taupo teen Annabel Francis and mount Carado GHP.
Stylish & technologically advanced
Bentley embraces sustainable future with new Bentayga Hybrid
Exclusive Interview with Hilary Barry
CUPRA's high performance range bound for our shores in 2021
This week on Cool Cars we say hello and goodbye to the Bentley Mulsanne, have a chat with Earl Bamber and take a look at the new Lexus LC500 convertible. We also take a drive in the best value car in New Zealand.
This 6.75 Edition Mulsanne Speed by Mulliner is one of just two in New Zealand, and 30 in the world. Watch to find out what makes it so special.
The pinnacle of performance SUVs in the Jaguar line-up, the F-Pace SVR, is now quicker off the line and even more agile, featuring the latest dynamic exterior design and a more luxurious interior finish.
Le Mans-winner Earl Bamber has joined forces with Official Porsche Centres of New Zealand.
Shaun caught up with Shane following his Bathurst victory
Could this be the best DB11 for New Zealand roads?
We take a look around the new Bentayga, now at Bentley Auckland.
The road-legal version of McLaren's GT4 race car is here - the 620R
So well equipped, the Stonic almost doesn’t add up for $21,990. Our first drive of the all-new KIA Stonic to arrive at Giltrap Kia.
This week on Cool Cars we look at how Skoda are turning that thin blue line just a little bit greener, the news on the new McLaren Artura. Plus a couple new arrivals - the 620R at McLaren Auckland, and the new Bentayga at Bentley Auckland.
All-new Artura confirmed as McLaren’s next-generation High-Performance-Hybrid supercar
An all-new efficient addition to the award-winning Kia Sorento range is due to arrive in New Zealand next year: the Sorento PHEV.
The new Bentley Motorsport Collection boasts the perfect gift for your favourite racing enthusiast. Featuring a variety of apparel and accessory items, the new range has something that will appeal to Bentley fans of all ages.
Shaun caught up with Scott following his 6th IndyCar Series win.
Six-time IndyCar Champ Scott Dixon wasn't the only grinning kiwi at the St. Petersburg street circuit over the weekend. Compatriot Hunter McElrea was also victorious in the Indy Pro 2000 support series; claiming his maiden victory in the...
Kia’s compact SUV offering is set to extend in 2021 with the arrival of the all-new Stonic.
The latest edition of the ever-popular GoPro action camera, the HERO9 Black, has arrived.
Available to order through McLaren UK, the new Senna Ride-On adds to the fun-sized range of Mclaren supercars for kids, following on from McLaren P1 and 720S ride-on releases.
Nanoleaf’s array of brilliantly colourful, fully customisable light panels has expanded with the new Hexagons range.Find out more
The first of several planned electric vehicle models from Swedish manufacturer Volvo has begun production in Europe.
New noise-canceling technology is designed to remove unwanted road and tyre sound from the cabin.
This week on Cool Cars the Lamborghini Essenza is at Monza, we check out the Porsche Cayenne GTS and Dan Carter pops in for a chat with 66 Magazine.
Big, grunty and practical - the ute is as much a part of Kiwi culture as 8 wire. A favourite of hardworking tradies and farmers, utes are trusty packhorses for tools, livestock and weekend sporting gear. That’s why finding the right ute...
Compact SUVs are arguably one of the hottest car models on the market today. With their higher ride, sporty designs and smaller engine sizes, they’re pushing out hatchbacks in popularity and are more affordable than larger SUVs.Find out more
It’s official. The McLaren 765LT performance figures are astounding.
We deep dive into Audi’s new electric drive architecture and EV quattro systems that see optimised torque distribution mated with zero tailpipe emissions to satisfy drivers keen to conquer terrain but add only tyre prints behind.
Wondering how you’ll be able to call a Lamborghini Huracan EVO your own? Puzzle no more.
This week on Cool Cars the McLaren 765LT is put to the test, we check out Nissan's Z Proto, and also let you know how you can get FREE coffee and a bite to eat every Saturday morning at 119 Great North Road.
Nissan has signalled its intent to launch an all-new generation of the iconic Z car. The Z Proto concept coupe gives us our clearest picture yet of what the next Nissan sportscar could look like.Find out more
Grand tourer? Offroader? Sports car? How about d) all of the above? The new Aston Martin DBX represents the best of… well, every world.
New Zealand’s Brendon Hartley has claimed his second victory at the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
We introduce and drive Aston Martin's first-ever SUV in New Zealand - The all-new DBX! The DBX has 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 putting out 550hp that will put you from 0-100km/h in just 4.5 seconds. So how does this all-new super-luxury SUV...
On Cool Cars this week we unveil and drive the Aston Martin DBX. We also check out the new Kia Sorento and give you the chance to win the all-new Samsung Z Fold2.
Shaun takes us for a walkaround of the all-new 2021 Kia Sorento and lets you know why we love it so much.
Available with rear or all-wheel drive and multiple battery and all-electric drivetrain options including a long range variant with up to 510km (WLTP) running, the Enyaq iV represents the next generation of Škoda vehicles and is the first...
On Cool Cars this week it's all about new arrivals! The Golf GTI TCR has arrived at Giltrap Volkswagen, the Audi R8 V10 Performance has landed too. Plus the all-new all-electric Skoda ENYAQ iV has been unveiled, and we take a look at our...
Now available in both Avant and sedan body styles, the facelifted Audi A4 has arrived, boasting a sportier, more sophisticated style.
A less ‘tubby’ tub will be at the heart of McLaren Automotive next generation of electrified Supercars. McLaren Automotive CEO, Mike Flewitt, has unveiled the brand’s all-new, flexible, lightweight vehicle architecture which will underpin...
Bentley has unveiled a variety of intricately detailed scale models of the Continental GT, designed to appeal to fans of all ages.
The new Logitech G923 Racing Wheel and Pedal Box set features a new force feedback system, delivering next-level realism and performance for sim racers everywhere and in every discipline.
An all-new Porsche Panamera has covered the 20.832 kilometres of the famed Nürburgring Nordschleife in exactly 7:29.81 minutes, making it the record holder in the ‘executive cars’ category.
On this edition of Cool Cars we catch up with Simon Evans following his stunning "Lockdown Showdown" effort to win the Jaguar I-PACE eTrophy. We also check out Audi's new A3 and S3 line, the Aston Martin DBX is tested ahead of it’s arrival...Find out more
To celebrate the forthcoming 25th James Bond movie, No Time To Die, Aston Martin have created 25 special editions of the DBS Superleggera and Aston Martin Auckland have secured one for New Zealand.
Bigger and more modern than ever, the Volkswagen T6.1 commercial van range takes all that was great about the iconic Kombi and turns it up to eleven.
Benefiting from a redeveloped, driver-focused cockpit and a powerful 2.0-litre TFSI engine outputting 228kW, the new Audi S3 Sportback furthers the legacy of the premium compact sports model which began 20 years ago.
As motorsport tentatively springs back into life across the globe, Aston Martin has announced its AMR Young Driver Academy is making a return to the track.
Simon Evans wins The Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY Championship.
Blending absolute luxury with absolute power, the newly unveiled Bentley Bentayga Speed represents the pinnacle of the Bentayga SUV family and showcases both the precision of Bentley’s hand-built craftsmanship and its focus on impeccable...
This week we take a look at the Aston Martin DBX and Lamborghini Essenza, chat to kiwi driver Liam Lawson, go off-road in the Land Rover Defender and much more!
Aston Martin celebrated a significant milestone recently, with the first completed example of its forthcoming luxury SUV, the DBX, leaving the production line of its new purpose-built manufacturing facility in Wales.Find out more
Audi builds its cutting-edge e-tron electric vehicle portfolio further, with the newly announced Audi e-tron S and e-tron S Sportback, delivering dynamic driveability and energy efficiency in one premium package.
Both Mitch and Simon Evans are in serious contention to win their respective classes in what is being billed as the most intense final series in motorsport history.
A newly announced partnership between McLaren and Gulf Oil International Ltd reunites two renowned brands that have previously shared successful histories and ventures together.
Young kiwi driver Liam Lawson has bounced back from a series of non-finishes to finish on top of the feature race podium at the British Grand Prix round of the F3 World Championship.
Young Kiwi Racer Hunter McElrea has finished second in the final race of the weekend at Mid-Ohio.Find out more
The camouflage has come off Lamborghini’s super-exclusive, track-only hypercar: the Essenza SCV12.
Automobili Lamborghini and 24Bottles have produced their first special edition under the two Italian brands’ collaboration: the 24Bottles for Automobili Lamborghini.
Giltrap Audi will soon have a 175kW DC fast-charger on site, meaning an Audi e-tron EV can be charged from zero to 80% in under 40 minutes.
Between them, they have conquered two of the world's greatest races…and on more than one occasion. So how did the Porsche Taycan fare at the hands of Greg Murphy and the Bamber Boys?
The new Defender is here! We take a look at the first one to arrive at Archibald and Shorter.
Join Lamborghini Auckland and special guest Greg Murphy for our first-ever virtual launch. We will be giving away an OPPO FIND X2 Pro to one virtual attendee.
Lamborghini Auckland's showroom went digital this week for the virtual launch of the new Lamborghini Huracán EVO RWD.
Available as both a compact SUV and SUV coupe, the new RS Q3 and RS Q3 Sportback deliver outstanding sports performance in a package that remains practical for the city and beyond.
With a drivetrain inspired by the physics-defying GT-R sports car, the Ariya will join the Leaf, which is the world’s most popular electric vehicle, in Nissan’s growing zero emission line-up.
Audi has unveiled the coupe concept version of its forthcoming Q4 e-tron electric vehicle.
In this edition of Cool Cars, a new look for the Bentley Bentayga, Audi unveils the Q4 e-tron Sportback, and we take a look at Lamborghini's latest hybrid hypercar. It was also a winning weekend for New Zealand drivers in Europe and the...
With only 19 examples being made Lamborghini have unveiled their new limited-edition 819 HP Roadster
Liam Lawson got his and Hitech Grand Prix’s title challenge underway in stylish circumstances with his first FIA Formula 3 win in Race 2 at the Red Bull Ring.Find out more
Aston Martin has partnered with revered motorcycle manufacturer, Brough Superior, in order to develop the AMB 001 performance bike.
Bentley raises the bar once again with its latest take on the defining SUV within the luxury segment of the market – the 2020 Bentayga.
The mid-size SUV gets even better
Automobili Lamborghini and The Italian Sea Group present the worldwide premiere of ‘Tecnomar for Lamborghini 63’, the Tecnomar fleet’s new motor yacht available in a limited edition in reference to Lamborghini’s 1963 foundation.
What a list on Cool Cars this week! We take a look at the new-look Jaguar F-Type, Volkswagen's Touareg V8 and Golf GTI TCR, and the Lamborghini SCV12.
We take a look at the new V8 edition of the Touareg, now at Giltrap Volkswagen.
A further symbol of Bentley’s prowess in combining the latest in engineered thinking with traditional craftsmanship and precision, the Bentley Rotating Display provides Continental GT and Flying Spur owners with thee unique designs in one...
The forthcoming eighth generation Volkswagen Golf GTI will underline its stereotypical sporty and engaging character with an all-new Vehicle Dynamics Manager system for even more performance.
Range Rover celebrates 50 years of pioneering innovation, refinement, and go-anywhere all-terrain capability with the introduction of the new Range Rover Fifty.
Twenty-five years after they stunned Le Mans by winning the famous 24-hour race on their first attempt, McLaren have marked the occasion with a homage to the roadgoing version of the F1 GTR that conquered a sodden Circuit de la Sarthe in...
More beautiful than ever and embodies Jaguar design DNA in its purest form
The GTI is about to be overtaken
On Cool Cars this week: all the info on how to be in to win one of 10 trips for four to Queenstown, the all-new Porsche Taycan is now in the Giltrap Porsche showroom, a first look at the only McLaren Senna LM in Australasia, and we chat to...
The Audi Q3 Sportback stands for strength and precision to an equal degree and reflects this in all design details.
Shaun shows us around the all-electric Porsche Taycan, now in the showroom at Giltrap Porsche.
The Cupra Tavascan Electric Concept has been named a winner at the Automotive Brand Contest 2020, honouring the best brands and design in the automotive industry.
The final example of Bentley’s long-serving 6.75-litre V8 engine has left the production line at the firm’s factory in Crewe, UK.
McLaren Automotive marked the 50th anniversary of Bruce McLaren’s death with a private ceremony at the company’s Woking, UK, headquarters on June 2, 2020.
50 years ago: On 14 June 1970, Porsche achieved its first overall victory in the 24 Hours of Le Mans with the 917. At the wheel: Hans Herrmann and Richard Attwood.
This week on Cool Cars, Porsche's new Targa, Bentley's Continental GT V8 has arrived at Bentley Auckland, and we check out the second generation of the car inspired by Elvis Presley's beach buggy.
Automobili Lamborghini and the LEGO Group have partnered to produce the LEGO® Technic™ Lamborghini Sián FKP 37: a 3,696 piece, 1:8 scale model that embodies the unmistakable power and stunning looks of the hybrid Lamborghini super sports...
Immense power, exquisite luxury: the Bentley Continental GT V8
Automobili Lamborghini and the LEGO Group recreate the Lamborghini Sián FKP 37
New #DriveatHome initiative asks gamers to share their ultimate McLaren snaps from Forza Horizon 4
Strong demand for its widest-ever range of SV models drives Jaguar Land Rover’s Special Vehicle Operations division to record sales for the 2019/20 fiscal year, with New Zealand sales outstripping global figures.
Shane van Gisbergen takes Supercars points lead after dramatic clean sweep
Audi’s latest interactive discovery tour of its design studio shows fans all over the globe how its design team develops the Audi look-and-feel of the future.
Porsche reveals new Targa iteration of the 992-era 911, complete with signature automatic roof system.
Porsche has added a new feature to its My Porsche app which allows buyers of custom-ordered 911 and 718 sportscars to follow their new vehicle through every step of the production and distribution process.
Reports suggest Volvo will develop a battery electric coupe-style SUV that will rival Range Rover in terms of luxury fit and finish.
Daniel Ricciardo to drive for McLaren from 2021.
This is the second generation of the high-performance model and it is more unique than ever before.
On Cool Cars this week, we move to Level 2 and the doors are open across the Giltrap Group - Bentley has opened its doors too, they are back building cars in their factory in Crewe. We take a look at the new Porsche Macan GTS, and hit the...
This week on Cool Cars we look at the new Volkswagen T-Cross, an all-new Lamborghini, the Porsche 992, and Max Verstappen drives the Aston Martin Valkyrie.
Bentley Motors looks to come back stronger than ever as a team of over 1700 at the company’s Crewe headquarters begin a phased strategy to ramp up production once again.
Like the legendary models before it, the all-new Land Rover Defender is built for adventurous hearts; an icon reimagined for the 21st century and still existing within a category of its own.Find out more
The invitation to experience the first drive of Porsche’s new Macan GTS as New Zealand moved out of Lockdown was music to Steve Vermeulen’s ears. And as an inaugural on-road experience for Level 2, it certainly didn’t disappoint.
Audi’s new-look sports performance spearheaded by RS 5 Coupé and Sportback
Volkswagen’s forthcoming ID.3 EV model line dominates this year’s Automotive Brand Contest 2020 with highest scores, while the new Golf Mk8 and ID. SPACE VIZZION concept vehicle also receive awards at the internationally renowned design...
Automobili Lamborghini has become the first automotive company in the world to utilise Augmented Reality technology in the launch of a new model.
Audi AG has signalled its intention to thoroughly realign its motorsport strategy, with a shock departure from DTM touring cars announced following the 2020 season.
The 2009 Formula 1 World Champion Jenson Button returns to competition in a McLaren with the manufacturer’s own Customer Racing Team in the SRO e-sports series.
Polestar – the electric carmaker partially-owned by the Volvo Car Group – has revealed a stunning new concept in the form of the Precept luxury sedan. The new concept model foreshadows the official unveiling of the electric carmaker’s...
Station wagon ‘Combi’ models are a firm part of the modern Škoda line-up: a tradition which began in the early 1960s. One lesser-known wagon, however, is Škoda’s prototype ‘Hajaja’, which was based on the utilitarian 1000 MB.
Škoda says the all-new Kamiq SUV, which has now arrived in New Zealand, sets the benchmark for space and comfort in the compact crossover.
McLaren’s Hybrid Hyper-GT
This week we catch up with Greg Murphy to chat e-racing, check out the Kia Stinger, Audi RS5 and Skoda Karoq, and drive in to our Motorsport archives with Larry Perkins.
A new Kiwi-flavoured e-racing series, Racing Local, has already attracted formidable competition with the likes of Brendon Hartley, Hayden Paddon, Earl Bamber, Scott McLaughlin, Greg Murphy and plenty more.
Engineer, team owner, racer. Larry Perkins might be a V8 Supercars Hall of Famer who carved out an incredible career in touring car championship seasons that touched four decades.
Mitch and Simon Evans reveal what it takes to race around the world.
Kia has revealed the all-new Sorento; the fourth generation of the Korean manufacturer’s flagship SUV. Featuring more space, connectivity and new all-wheel-drive technology, Kia says the new Sorento will raise the standard in the popular...
The all-new Volkswagen Caddy compact van is well suited to New Zealand light commercial needs, combining the abilities of a cargo-carrying workhorse, with user-friendly car-like attributes that make it a comfortable drive after hours as...
Bentley’s Blower Continuation Series reaches an important milestone as the first CAD digital model that forms the blueprint for the classic race car recreation is completed by the Mulliner Classic team, working from their homes under UK...
COVID-19: McLaren supports the Ventilator Challenge UK
The monumental challenges of COVID-19 haven’t deterred Canadian billionaire Lawrence Stroll from increasing his investment in Aston Martin from 16.7% to 25%.
With its local debut just over the horizon, the Porsche Taycan electric sports car is set to arrive on New Zealand soil with no less than two prestigious World Car of the Year titles already to its name.
If you think e-racing simply involves professional drivers playing Forza on their Xboxes, think again. This highly competitive, ultra-realistic form of motorsport involves all the stakes of real-life motor racing minus the threat of...
McLaren’s Elva M6A Theme by MSO (McLaren Special Operations) external paint scheme replicates Bruce McLaren’s Can-Am conquering icon of 1967 in every detail.
The LF-30 Electrified Concept, Lexus’ newest design study, stopped international media and public visitors alike in their tracks at last year’s Tokyo Motor Show.
Completing the final phase of one of the world’s largest rebranding projects, Volkswagen New Zealand has introduced the manufacturer’s new look to the local market.
This week we pay tribute to the late great Sir Stirling Moss, take a closer look at a couple of fire breathing McLaren long tails, Bentley introduce a whole new level of remote control - and of course we've got some epically cool cars lined...
The new Bentley Flying Spur has given rear seat occupants unprecedented control.
The world says farewell to a Formula 1 legend.
Roderick ‘R.J.’ Hampton Jr has a plan. It’s an unconventional one, but he has the support of some of the biggest names in the game, as well as his close - knit family. And every game night out on the court, his teammates in the New Zealand...
Jaguar and Land Rover deploy global fleet to support emergency response partners.
66 Magazine sat down for an exclusive interview with Giltrap Group founder, Sir Colin Giltrap.
Land Rover and Anthony Joshua celebrate Golden Jubilee for luxury SUV with unique snow art.
Shaun explains why the next step up to the Bentayga Speed is a private jet... Take a closer look at the world’s fastest SUV with a top speed of 306km/h, it offers an invigorating driving experience that both thrills and captivates. This car...
Bentley Continental GT Convertible Equestrian Edition
Success model 4.0: the new Audi A3 Sportback
Introducing the first plug-in hybrid in the performance-oriented ŠKODA RS family
Lighter, more powerful, even more engaging – and uniquely McLaren: the new 765LT is revealed
Just 12 examples of this striking, limited edition model are being created, guaranteeing rarity and exclusivity, and offering supreme luxury and breath-taking performance.oldest coachbuilder in the world.
Porsche presents the new-generation 911 Turbo S for unprecedented power, driving dynamics and comfort.
Introducing CUPRA's new Hybrid SUV
Volkswagen have officially pulled the covers off the new Golf GTI.
Volkswagen ramps up its hybrid campaign in 2020: with the world premiere of the new Touareg R at the Geneva Motor Show, the brand’s top-of-the-range model now also features a plug-in hybrid drive.
The all-new Bentley Flying Spur is the ultimate luxury Grand Touring sedan, offering the perfect fusion of performance-orientated agility and exclusive four-door, limousine-style comfort.
Watch the new Land Rover DEFENDER fly into action in rehearsals for NO TIME TO DIE.
Uncompromising Performance Meets Pure Emotion
In a few short years, the Bathurst 12 Hour has transformed from what some would deem a gentleman’s race for well-heeled privateers into a truly World Class Endurance Event at this incredible venue. The 2020 running marked the debut of...
The countdown is on for the DBX’s arrival in New Zealand – but we couldn’t wait to share a close up look with Aston Martin’s stunning SUV which was on display at the Bathurst 12 Hour Race. The result according to Shaun is a car which is...
Earl Bamber is a bona fide Sports Car legend - two Le Mans 24 victories and a raft of titles as a Porsche works driver. He arrives at Bathurst this weekend with the #1 on the side of his 911 GT3 R...but he wasn’t behind the wheel for Earl...Find out more
In less than a week, Scott Dixon has gone from Daytona 24 Hour winner to Bathurst rookie. The IndyCar great has dreamed of racing at Mount Panorama for more than a quarter of a century...but nothing prepared him for just how daunting it...
SEAT launches the all-new SEAT Leon with an investment of more than 1.1 billion euros
New Zealand’s most successful rally driver, Hayden Paddon, recently released his autobiography Driven: My Story.
Nissan shows off the head-turning Leaf Nismo RC on track
Craig Lowndes teams up with Bamber and Vanthoor for Bathurst 12 Hour assault in a Meguiar’s backed Porsche 911 GT3 R
Behind all the electric vehicle hoopla, Audi has rather quietly gotten on with building the first mainstream off-road capable premium EV. Which is rather handy for exploring the great Kiwi outdoors.
Porsche New Zealand is pleased to announce its first all-electric Sports Car, the Taycan, will be making its debut on New Zealand soil at the Leadfoot Festival on the 8th & 9th of February.
On the surface, McLaren’s long and lovely new GT – the first car of its kind from the iconic manufacturer – is a departure from the established playbook. But upon closer inspection, perhaps it isn’t. Don’t be expecting a traditional take on...
Aston Martin today confirms production of a strictly limited number of the stunning new V12 Speedster.
Steve Tompkins is the first to admit that he has the coolest job – driver training and racing for Aston Martin. On any day his office can be a Vulcan or even a Valkyrie. Recently he was in New Zealand to drive Steve Harrison's new Vantage...
McLaren didn’t hold back when they designed the exhaust system on the 600LT, Shaun Summerfield discovered (much to his joy) that even on regular ‘pump’ fuel the road legal racer is a fire breathing monster. Now some smoke to go with the...
With the series raced on narrow city streets with near to zero run-off; Formula-E boasts close to zero margin for error. As a relative veteran of the series Mitch Evans knows this as well as anyone…but he also knows that no matter how...
Two young engineers from New Zealand have arrived in England to begin an internship established in honour of McLaren’s Kiwi founder, Bruce McLaren.
Porsche completes the Macan series with a distinctly sporty model - featuring a powerful engine, performance-oriented chassis, characteristic design and enhanced equipment.
Late last month, we got our first glimpse of Kia's updated Optima, complete with aggressive front and rear styling that looks like something straight out of Europe, not Korea.
R Motorsport have secured a superstar line-up in their Aston Martin Vantage GT3 for next January's Bathurst 12 Hour with New Zealand's NTT IndyCar Series legend Scott Dixon teaming up with Rick Kelly. Giltrap Group are proud to back the...
R-Motorsport set to line up with Rick Kelly, Scott Dixon and Jake Dennis in one of their Aston Martin Vantage GT3 as part of an exciting new partnership with Castrol, BP and Giltrap Group to contest the Liqui Moly Bathurst 12 Hour togetherFind out more
Rewriting the rules of modern Grand Touring
New McLaren 620R sets the pace as road-legal version of McLaren GT4 race car
Bentley unveils the bold Continental GT Pikes Peak special edition
That Jaguar bosses signed off the Project 8 is a victory for engineers everywhere…and that we got to drive it at Hampton Downs was all the victory we needed.
Porsche Cayenne has set the standard for sporting SUV’s since it first went on sale…now they have given it the Coupé treatment…with the typical Porsche magic. We take a closer look at the flagship Turbo S E-Hybrid.
Audi have published a dark teaser image to preview the upcoming additions to its lineup. Read more to see the upcoming 2020 models.
The new Jaguar F-TYPE looks more beautiful than ever and embodies Jaguar design DNA in its purest form
The McLaren GT is a unique interpretation of a modern Grand Tourer – mid-engined, but still boasting all the hallmarks of the traditional Grand Tourer…it’s also beautiful.
Lamborghini Huracán EVO…the Amplified Experience at Hampton Downs.
Our team at Archibald and Shorter have the absolute pleasure to offer something truly special to our new Land Rover customers. As a gift with purchase, you are invited to the stunning Kauri Bay Boomrock to experience all your vehicle has to...
Rather than regrets, Sir John Key remembers his time in Parliament as the most remarkable and exciting time in an eventful life.
One of the best selections of cool cars hosted down at Queens Wharf by Giltrap Group.
New McLaren Elva is a 600kW brute paying homage to a Kiwi great.
Olympic and Team NZ sailors Peter Burling and Blair Tuke have founded Live Ocean, an ocean conservation charity.
The Art Of Small SUV
Audi unveils the 2020 rear-wheel drive R8 as a permanent member of the line-up
As Nano girl, Dr Michelle Dickinson is on an adventure, bringing science and all the explosions, flames and liquid nitrogen therein to kids everywhere.
What will be the hook that will keep the Volkswagen Golf in the game? In a word: Connectivity.
Engineered & Tested for ‘Down under’ Conditions
McLaren Auckland Sales Manager, Luke Neuberger, recently hosted 26 Kiwi owners in the United Kingdom on an amazing trip to attend the Goodwood Festival of Speed, the dynamic launch of the forthcoming McLaren GT and an exclusive visit to...
Bentley’s 100th birthday present to itself showcases the road ahead for the storied marque. Steve Vermeulen donned a paper party hat and went to Crewe to see the sensational EXP 100 GT concept vehicle for himselfFind out more
After years of anticipation and speculation, the all-new next-generation Land Rover Defender has finally been unveiled.
General Motors Holden has confirmed that the next-generation mid-engine Corvette will be built in right-hand-drive (RHD) and will roar Down Under for sale in New Zealand.
The great Kiwi road trip might just about be the Volkswagen Touareg’s natural born setting. Which is pretty good going for a precision engineered SUV designed and built 18,000km away from Ohakune.
Tackling Saturday morning sport just got a bit easier, thanks to SEAT’s new seven-seat Tarraco, with extra space but not to the detriment of pace. Just don’t forget the halftime oranges…
Art, power and prestige make for the perfect marriage in the all-new Bentley Flying Spur. But with engineering and design expectations at such a pinnacle of perfection, interior design team leader, Brett Boydell, admits to many hours of...
Getting the WRC back in New Zealand It has taken a herculean effort, a stack of charm and crucially the financial commitment of a group of businesses who share our passion for this sport.
Puristic design and fully electric drive
Facing some of the most capable premium sportscar competition it its 56-year history, Porsche’s eighth-generation 911 can’t afford to sit still. Steve Vermeulen gets behind the wheel of the latest Carrera 2S and finds it has no intention of...
Hong Kong boasts 7.4 million people and two motorsport circuits. One is for radio control cars, the other exists for just 1 weekend a year. Steve Vermeulen joins Panasonic Jaguar Racing to understand how Formula E is helping change the face...
At the Detroit Motor Show in 1999, Mercedes-Benz presented its Vision SLR concept car, inspired by the iconic Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR racer of 1955.
Together and apart, Peter Burling and Blair Tuke boast an impressive catalogue of feats and victories on the ocean.
It looks, sounds, and reads like an absolute distillation of everything McLaren Automotive has learned over decades of finely tuned design and manufacture.
Put simply "The Ferrari" - this is the Maranello manufacturer at its most definitive.
Raucous, raw, harsh, compromised: just some of the accusations leveled at Ferrari’s 351kW V8 F40 when it first surfaced in 1987.
Just 375 exist. And that was the plan all along. Yet McLaren didn’t need to simply limit the P1’s production run in order to preserve its place in the rarified air of hypercar heaven – it’s spot in the ‘Holy Trinity’, along with the Porsche...
The 918 Spyder certainly was unmapped terrain for the manufacturer, it delivers sharp performance and otherworldly speed, as only a Porsche can. This is a hybrid hypercar like no other.
Unsurprisingly, when you google images from the 1971 Geneva Motor Show, you won’t find a single one of the Morris Marina that British Leyland launched that year. Instead, the show was made memorable by one car and one car only: the then...Find out more
The Corvette is a nameplate founded on heritage with over 60 years reigning supreme as the world’s most commercially successful and popular sportscar.
Enzo Ferrari once said, “Always make one less car than you have buyers for.”
John Kirwan has fought hard, won big and lost openly. His career on the rugby field is unparalleled. His leadership on the sideline is controversial. His honesty in addressing mental health and wellbeing issues is bravery personified....
With his fifth IndyCar title secured, New Zealand’s Scott Dixon has now surpassed the on-track exploits of Michael Andretti to sit third on the all-time IndyCar winner’s list. A genius behind the wheel, Dixon is humble in his successes.
When Simon Gault isn’t hard at work in a hectic restaurant kitchen, escaping aloft is something the famous chef has been passionate about since he was a teenager. We hitched a ride and went soaring high above the city in his sail plane.