Liam Lawson smashes Highlands lap record
Kiwi racer Liam Lawson smashed the Highlands Motorsport Park outright lap record by 5 seconds during a demonstration run during the first round of the Toyota Racing Series.Find out more
The new year has started in electric fashion for Kia, with the announcement of key specification details of the incoming all-electric EV6.
Designed to deliver a spacious 3D surround sound experience, the new JBL Bar 5.0 MultiBeam features a first-ever combination of Virtual Dolby Atmos and JBL’s proprietary beamforming technology, MultiBeam.
At the halfway point in the world’s toughest rally, Audi has six podium finishes in the daily results, reliably working electric drive systems, and is showcasing its racing e-mobility efforts in full competitive mode on debut.Find out more
Despite challenging market conditions, Bentley recorded 31% growth during 2021, with over 14,500 vehicles delivered globally.
Premium electric vehicle maker, Polestar, enjoyed a stellar 2021, meeting its global sales target of 29,000 cars delivered while doubling its global retail footprint.
With a sleek aluminium exterior that offers a stunning visual upgrade to the usual plastic-body earbuds, the Porsche Design PDT60 TWS Earphones aim at creating an experience that will look as good as they sound.
Volkswagen AG CEO, Herbert Diess, revealed on Twitter earlier this month that the world will finally get to see the production version of the ID.Buzz electric van in March.
New for the 2022 calendar, Super GT brings cars from the global Porsche 911 GT3 Cup, GT4 and Ferrari Challenge categories together. The inaugural Super GT series will also see Kiwi ace Liam Lawson return home to complete demonstration runs...Find out more
Following a positive foray into the competitive Toyota Racing 86 series in 2021 by Giltrap Group Motorsport drivers, Simon Evans and Marco Giltrap, the pair are looking forward to some close racing in 2022.
Albeit with some pandemic related scheduling changes, it was great to see global motorsport come back to life in 2021. Both locally and internationally the stable of Giltrap Group supported drivers have continued to deliver impressive...
While two years without international travel has accelerated new interest in campervans, the Kiwi love affair with motorhomes and campervans has been steadily climbing for much longer.
The fifth-gen Sportage takes Kia’s most popular model to a whole new level. It is bigger and better looking – but at the same time still delivers Kia’s renowned value and reliability.
GMSV has revealed that New Zealand will be amongst right-hand drive markets which will receive the all-new 2023 Corvette Z06.
Audi has released the all-new Audi e-tron S Sportback, giving the popular electric SUV the sporty ‘S’ edge New Zealanders know and love from Audi.
The Auckland City Mission – Te Tāpui Atawhai has been at the forefront of helping shape lives for the better for 100 years.
Kathryn Wilson has established herself as New Zealand's premier footwear designer, growing from a fledgling designer to becoming an influential businesswoman with a brand that is in constant high demand.
Could Lamborghini’s hardcore GT3 homologation Huracán STO be the best thing Sant’Agata has ever built? You’ll get no contrary comments from us.
When it comes to undiluted crystal-clear engagement behind the wheel, there is nothing else quite like a Lotus Elise
We’ve finally met the Polestar 2 in the metal. Ahead of a deeper dive with the full range of electric performance fastbacks early in 2022, how did the $78,900 Long Range Single Motor example we drove stack up?
While we await the imminent arrival of Kia’s well-received EV6 all-electric vehicle, the Korean manufacturer stunned the motoring world once again at the recent Los Angeles Moto Show, with the Concept EV9 all-electric SUV.
The idyllic island paradise of Waiheke boasts 100 vineyards, and of those 75 are set within Man O’ War’s sprawling grounds with the first vines planted in 1993. That experience and diversity of vineyards across Waiheke’s eastern point has...
Perhaps the most famous Esprit converted into a submarine at the behest of its secret agent owner. But the history of and fanbase for Lotus’ original performance ‘wedge’ extends far beyond the illusions of movie magic.
Harman Kardon creates more than personal audio systems for your home, they are a trusted partner in developing bespoke sound systems for many of the world’s carmakers. The latest to leverage Harman Kardon’s expertise is Polestar and their...
While EuroCity Marine’s Crownline bow rider range featured on page 74 targets family convenience, fun and comfort on the water, sister brand Finseeker is decidedly more angler focused. If serious fishing is more your interest, then...
Polestar CEO Thomas Ingenlath confirms two new SUV designs, and a sedan can be expected from the brand by the end of 2024.
We are pleased to announce that the Scholarship driver for the 2022 season is Callum Hedge. Callum has graduated from competing in the 2021 Porsche Michelin Sprint Cup Challenge through the Team Porsche New Zealand program, to the Team...
Giltrap Group sponsored driver, Liam Lawson, has impressed upon his debut test for Formula 1 driving for Red Bull sister team, AlphaTauri.
Celebrating 35 years of production at the Sunderland plant, Nissan has commissioned a very special conversion of the Nissan Bluebird – the first car off the factory’s production line in 1986.
Polestar has teamed up with Dutch solar designer Marjan van Aubel to engage and educate around the power of renewable energy, through a series of social media content.
What is it that drives David Beckham to achieve great things? Tudor watch’s new campaign centres around the spirit that defines David Beckham. The spirit of being Born to Dare
The Hublot brand has become synonymous in the luxury timepiece landscape, indeed, realising it’s a relative new brand to the category, comes as surprise to many. Founded in Switzerland, in just 1980, It’s rise to icon status has been as...Find out more
Last season’s Rookie of the Year Marco Giltrap will be back in the saddle for the forthcoming Toyota 86 Championship and the 17-year old is targeting his first race win in the category.
With electrification at the center of long-term strategy, Nissan’s 2030 vision aims to deliver exciting vehicles and technologies that empower customer journeys and society.
Nissan and NISMO have unveiled a newly designed Nissan Z GT500 race car that will participate in the Super GT Series starting with the 2022 season.
Lotus Auckland are pleased to offer the Emira GT4 ex-works to our New Zealand customers.
Transport Minister Michael Wood was one of the first New Zealanders to get behind the wheel of the Polestar 2 this week, ahead of first deliveries of the all-new Electric vehicle.Find out more
The covers are off the Polestar 3, and despite the camouflage, the sporting profile of the company’s first SUV is unmistakable.
The world’s oldest automotive coachbuilder, Mulliner, has unveiled a contemporary twist on ultimate luxury for the Bentley Continental GT and GT Convertible.
As Jamie Whincup looks to pull on the helmet for the final time as a full time driver and move to a management position within the Triple Eight racing team, Giltrap Group sponsored Shane van Gisbergen is bestowed the opportunity to race...
Kia says that pre-orders for its incoming fifth generation Sportage compact SUV have been flooding in, with customer enthusiasm to the all-new model “beyond expectations”.
Volkswagen has announced that 2022 is the ‘Year of R’, with no less than four popular nameplates set to debut with the iconic R badge attached, including the all-new 235kW Golf R hot hatch.
McLaren Racing have announced Emma Gilmour as the team’s first-ever female driver who will compete for the McLaren Extreme E team in 2022.
“This isn’t only a tribute, it’s a love letter to natural aspiration…actually, forget love letter, try love song; a sonnet to Sant’Agata.”
In this editon we take a closer look at the all-new Range Rover, we finally take the first NZ drive in the Lamborghini Huracan STO, Polestar has landed in New Zealand. And - confirmation that the Corvette Z06 is coming to the country,...
The tech buzz of Google's Android Automotive debut and a full $8625 clean car rebate were two of the big talking points ahead of the New Zealand launch of the Polestar 2. But spend any time in the driver's seat, and it's the minimalistic...
A sumptuous an innovative interior remains the central focus for the A8’s designers as Audi also introduces a new A8 L Horch long-wheelbase model to the Chinese market.
Kiwi driver’s team ends the rain-interrupted 24 Hours of Sebring with a DNF after a crash during hour 14, but Leitch thrilled with 2021 24H Series GT3 Pro championship win.
Well-known New Zealand knitwear brand, Standard Issue, has embraced transparency and sustainability in the crafting of all its garments, including the recently revealed spring/summer 2021 line.Find out more
Having outclassed a field of superb drivers this year, Giltrap Group sponsored driver, Shane van Gisbergen has secured his second Australian Supercars Championship and seemingly in peak form, here’s to more winning form from the storming...
World Rugby and Land Rover have continued their ongoing collaboration join forces and confirmed Land Rover as Worldwide Partner of Rugby World Cup - France 2023.
The newest addition to the RS family is an uncompromising driver’s car designed to impress with its lightweight construction, extremely agile chassis set-up, sophisticated aerodynamics and unique soundtrack.
Porsche introduces a third body version to its performance focused Taycan electric model range with the new Taycan GTS Sport Turismo.
Contesting the first 24 Hour race in the iconic track’s 70 year history this weekend is Giltrap-Group sponsored Brendon Leitch. The Kiwi will be racing his first ever 24 hour race with the German, Leipert Motorsport team piloting a beastly...Find out more
Two years after the company was founded Bentley delivered it’s first customer car. A 3-Litre delivered to racing enthusiast Noel van Raalte in 1921, Sold for £1,150.
The colour is called Dragon Red, and yes, it is a statement – but then again, pretty much everything about this Bentley Flying Spur V8 is a statement. You struggle to find any part of this car that hasn’t been touch with Mulliner’s magic...
We take a look at the brilliant minds that saw Lamborghini become one of the greatest sports and super car brands in the world.
Versatility is the name of the SUV game in New Zealand and VW’s Tiguan Allspace is easily the brand’s most versatile SUV, no wonder the release of the latest model is so hotly anticipated.
Welcome to New Zealand…welcome home, McLaren Artura. This McLaren’s supercar for the future - a plug in hybrid supercar that distills everything McLaren have ever learned, with ultralight engineering – blistering electrified power –...Find out more
Valkyrie is now in full production at Aston Martin’s Gaydon Headquarters. The era defining hypercar is described as the first true F1® car for the road.
The award-winning EV is eligible for full Clean Car Discount in New Zealand with the Standard range Single motor starting at $69,990 NZD
Since joining Nissan in 1978, Haruo Yuki, has created approximately 60 major clay models ranging from sedans to minivans. His latest work of art is the striking all-new Z.
Time heals all wounds and, some day, we’ll all come to grips with Holden’s departure. In the meantime, GM have announced the launch of a new official merchandise store for the die hard GM and Holden fan.
COVID-19 restrictions mean Lamborghini Auckland can’t hold an in person ‘Bull Run’ event, but that isn’t stopping the local dealer getting behind the men’s charity.
Giltrap Group supported driver, Hunter McElrea has impressed during his debut Indy Lights drive at Indianapolis Motor Speedway posting the day’s third fastest time.
With less than three-months until the official launch of the all-new Sportage, Kia New Zealand has released more information about the range - revealing the price of all models in the line-up.
Bentley Motors has been announced as lead sponsor for the second International Automotive Photography (IAP) Awards.
Automobili Lamborghini sets more record results for deliveries in the first nine months of 2021.
Two British icons of their respective industries have combined their technical skills to produce an all-new handcrafted driving jacket for enthusiasts. But there is a catch…
Audi and FC Bayern Munich are continuing to push for the electrification of the world's most populous sports club.
Blending tradition with next-level technology and personalisation, the new 2022 Range Rover is set to define modern luxury.
From local growers to the keepers of the land and her own childhood memories of Matakana, community remains as important as cuisine to Kate Rose of the Farmer’s Daughter Espresso Bar and Dining Room.
A quarter of a century after Audi debuted its premium compact hatch in 1996, the A3 returns with a bold new exterior and interior design.
Bentley’s benchmark luxury sedan, the Flying Spur, will soon be available with a hybrid petrol-electric powertrain, delivering uncompromised long-distance luxury with the ability to travel emissions-free when in the city.Find out more
Not one, but two new performance focused Cupra models joined the New Zealand range recently, with the arrival of the Leon hatchback and Sportstourer.
The new Cerato – the first Kia model sporting the company’s all-new logo design, and a host of upgraded features besides – has now landed in New Zealand.
It has been a successful season for two Kiwi drivers flying the flag in Europe.
To be produced in a numbered series of 350 coupes and 250 roadsters, the Lamborghini Aventador LP780-4 Ultimae bids farewell in ferocious style to the longitudinally mounted, naturally aspirated Lamborghini V12.
Lamborghini Auckland recently hosted customers on an exclusive Esperienza Giro event, featuring luxury accommodation, fine dining and, of course, plenty of thrilling driving.
Following the exciting announcement Lotus will now be represented by the Giltrap Group in New Zealand, local pricing and specification for the stunning Emira V6 has now been confirmed.
The new fifth generation Kia Sportage has made its global debut, showcasing the premium and the practical
Partridge Jewellers opens doors to new luxury boutique within Westfield Newmarket’s home of luxury.
Electric performance brand, Polestar and awareness artist, Thijs Biersteker are presenting an interactive installation that encourages audiences to think more about climate change.
Crownline has been touted as the most progressive boat brand in its North American home market. Now, Kiwi’s keen on getting out on the water in style as summer approaches can check out the Crownline range for themselves.
Drawing inspiration from historical Fabergé pieces, the collection of Fabergé egg shaped, hoop and stud earrings, bracelets, gemstone statement cuffs and pendants perfectly channel 1800’s Romanov splendour.
What does it take to design sophisticated car audio systems for a multitude of brands? And what might the world of in-car entertainment offer us on our commute in the decades ahead? Premium audio manufacturer Harman has the answers.
Audi New Zealand will be accelerating into the new year with a vengeance thanks to the early 2022 release of the coveted RS3 Sportback models. Despite it being the entry to the RS range, the new RS3, as always, promises to pack a punch. We...
If there exists a recipe for the perfect drive in the country, it’s fair to suggest Bentley probably wrote it with the Flying Spur.
It’s been a long-time coming, but finally the very first factory-built GMSV right-hand-drive C8 Corvette is registered and on the road in New Zealand.
Honesty, determination, love. And not necessarily in that order. Dame Noeline Taurua’s devotion to netball, both on and off the court, is the stuff of legend.
According to Energy Efficiency & Conservation Authority statistics, over 40% of New Zealanders say they would now consider buying an electric vehicle. Would one work for you? We cover a few topics that might help you decide if this...Find out more
With Kia planning to have EV and PHEV vehicles represent 25% of total production over the next four years, the choice is only going to get better and better. These two Niro options are great Clean Car Program incentivised places to start.
Kia New Zealand recently added two Plug-in Hybrid models to its popular Sorento SUV range, with the Sorento PHEV AWD EX also eligible for a Clean Car Program rebate.
Arguably the pioneer of accessible electric mobility with over 300,000 examples sold globally since the first-generation arrived a decade ago, it’s no surprise this ‘go to’ EV qualifies for a Clean Car Program incentive.
The all-new plug-in hybrid electric version of Škoda’s accomplished Superb is the Czech brand’s first local foray into electric mobility.
We've got a truly blockbuster edition of Cool Cars this week, we catch up with Liam Lawson, there's Cannonball Run, there's Bond, and of course the Lamborghini Huracan STO - and that's just the start of it.
Filming high-speed car chases in UNESCO-listed town squares for the latest James Bond film, No Time To Die, is no simple matter.
Interested in seeing the latest Jaguar XF in action? Following on from a long line of vehicle reveals in the franchise, The XF’s first driving debut will be as a chase vehicle in the newest Bond film, No Time to Die.
James May has called British Toymaker, Corgi’s, rendition of Bond’s Aston Martin DB5 the most significant car ever made. Leaning into that success, Aston Martin have scaled up the emotive packaging to help promote their collaboration in No...Find out more
66 Magazine contributor and BBC Top Gear Magazine Editor at Large, Jason Barlow, is also one of the world’s most qualified James Bond Car aficionados. His latest book, Bond Cars: The Definitive History is timed to coincide with No Time To...
It’s 40 years - Yes, 40 years – since the iconic Cannonball Run film hit theatres and cemented it’s place in automotive culture.
Giltrap Group supported driver, Liam Lawson, currently racing F2 and DTM has been confirmed as part of the AlphaTauri Formula 1 team’s Young Driver testing in Abu Dhabi, following the current F1 season.
The New Zealand pricing for the Polestar 2 has been revealed and the award-winning EV is eligible for full Clean Car Discount in New Zealand.
Bond fan? Then of course you’ll be needing an electric two-thirds scale version of the iconic Aston Martin DB5 complete with gadgets.
No amount of lockdown should deter you from dressing well and, as a return to the office and public gatherings beckon, the latest Spring/Summer ’21 button-down shirts from Crane Brothers will ensure you’re up to speed with the latest look.
Renowned for his cinematic stunt driving montages, entrepreneur and Rally Driver, Ken Block has officially announced an alignment with Audi.
A popular addition to the Bentley Continental GT has been a sports exhaust option. That solution gets all the more attractive with the collaboration between Bentley and legendary exhaust specialist, Akrapovič.
Bentley Motors is celebrating the 70th anniversary of the founding of its own Design department at Crewe.
While exploring new colourways and fabrications, Merchant honours their ongoing commitment to exceptional craftsmanship and design with its robust construction and quality.
Aesop skincare is releasing some new, carefully curated gift sets just in time for Christmas. The ideal collection for your loved one this giving season.
In a yet-to-be-revealed location in Auckland’s leafy Parnell, planning for New Zealand’s most luxurious apartment development is well under way and there’s arguably no one more qualified at delivering it than Martin Cooper of Experiences by...
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.
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.
As Captain of the Black Ferns 7s team and four-time nominee as 7’s player of the year, Sarah Hirini has experienced, and engineered, some of the sport’s greatest moments.
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.
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.
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.
Whether it's for work or relaxation, Bentley’s latest rear seat entertainment systems provide the ultimate automotive screen 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.
Blending real world performance with e-sports thinking, Porsche’s Mission R offers a not so subtle peek at motorsport programmes of the not so distant 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.
Father’ Day is approaching, and we have assembled a collection of five premium gift ideas that will help make Dad’s Day that extra bit special.
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.
Aston Martin and 007’s relationship is a special one – here’s to the next chapter...
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.
If you want to establish yourself as a leading force in emerging vehicle technology, it pays to be wired a little differently. Welcome, Polestar.
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.Find out more
The Nissan LEAF is one of the world's best-selling EVs, with over 300,000 vehicles sold since its debut over a decade ago.
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.
Nissan has dropped the numerical prefix (think 240Z, 350Z, 370Z) and the latest version of one of the world’s most beloved sportscars is now known purely as Z.
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.
The new Valkyrie Spider, unveiled today at Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, is a thrilling next-step in the progression of the Aston Martin Valkyrie bloodline.
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
Porsche has revealed one-of-a-kind Porsche 911 Turbo S to honour the career of legendary Mexican racer Pedro Rodríguez
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.
Bigger, more efficient, more intelligent...the Volkswagen Caddy Move is the new gold standard for practical mobility. Now available at Giltrap Volkswagen.
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.
Jaguar Racing driver, Mitch Evans, secured a home race third-place podium finish after a chaotic Heineken London E-Prix.
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.
Audi says the all-new RS 3 Sportback offers driving dynamics of the highest calibre and the best performance numbers in its segment.
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.
Steve Vermeulen grabs the keys to Aston Martin’s new DBX and heads to one of New Zealand’s most picturesque luxury lodges, Kinloch Manor.
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...
Generus Group has accrued a team of experienced designers, architects, and construction experts to bring its flagship development, The Foundation, to life.
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.
Today, the sunroof-sporting eight-seater minibus versions of Volkswagen’s iconic Kombi – known globally by the name ‘Samba’ – are especially coveted.
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.
With 740hp and amplified aero package, the 720S GT3X is a track weapon
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.Find out more
Featuring next-generation technology updates and an impressive price, the roomy 2021 Passat Alltrack is the latest range addition to Volkswagen’s comprehensive passenger vehicle line-up.
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.
"Journey into the Vast” - an unparalleled expedition of 42 Lamborghini cars across the majestic northwestern region in China, traveling more than 800 kilometers through the vast lands of Ningxia and Gansu.
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...Find out more
Automobili Lamborghini and LEGO Group have collaborated to build a life-size Lamborghini Sián FKP 37
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
Promised to be a project beyond compare, a true ‘no rules’ track-only version of the legendary Valkyrie hypercar.
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.
Bentley has launched their new Excellence Centre at their celebrated factory in Crewe
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.
The CUPRA Formentor is not just a contemporary vision of sportiness. It’s the first car with 100% CUPRA DNA.
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.
Complimenting the 911 GT3, the seventh touring edition of the powerful GT car delivers it's 375 kW (510 PS) through a 6-speed GT sports gearbox as standard.
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.Find out more
Lamborghini among the most sustainable companies in Italy, with specific intent of minimizing industrial impact in full respect for the environment and society.
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.Find out more
Lexus announced today that the luxury brand has reached the milestone of 2 million global sales of electrified vehicles at the end of April 2021.
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.
The Bentley 'Unifying Spur' embeds diversity and inclusion at the heart of Bentley's Beyond 100 strategy.
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.
This week we put motorsport legend Rod Millen into the passenger seat of the McLaren GT, New Zealand's newest Nissan dealership gets set to open its doors, and we present Aston Martin's 'Perfect Day'.
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.
Volkswagen rolls out Level 4 autonomous driving trial in ID. BUZZ concept vehicles
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.
On Cool Cars this week we take the Jaguar F-PACE SVR for a drive, we bring you the World Car of the Year winner and we plug in with Audi. Plus an exclusive discount code for Harman Kardon Citation speakers from Spark.
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.
This week in Cool Cars we drive the new Golf GTI, McLaren Auckland hit the road for their Autumn drive, and what a weekend for the great Scott's in Indycar.
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.
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.
Virtually no other model epitomises the sea change that Porsche underwent in the mid-1990s like the 911 Turbo from 1995.
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.
We live in truly exciting times.
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.
For the first time in its 108-year history, Aston Martin can boast a fully-fledged family of performance cars and SUVs.
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 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!Find out more
Super cars, Super crowds & Super smiles.
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...Find out more
This week it's not Cool Cars it's the Coolest Cars as we get ready for the Starship Supercar Show this Sunday, April 11 at 119 Great North Road.
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...
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.
Young Liam Lawson is part of a new era of Kiwi motor racers.
Bentley states the new Continental GT Speed is the most capable, performance-focused Bentley ever, yet with no compromise to comfort or luxury.
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.
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.Find out more
Kia’s first dedicated battery electric vehicle has been revealed by the Korean manufacturer, showcasing an all-new styling language that showcases its next design evolution.
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.Find out more
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.
This week on Cool Cars we've gone electric - Formula E is this weekend and we drive Volvo's new XC40 Recharge. We also take a closer look at McLaren's new plug-in hybrid Artura and see how Porsche's new GT3 could soon be carbon neutral.
Giltrap Group have been long time supporters of the Ellerslie Classic Car Show, and to celebrate the 50th anniversary they assembled their biggest ever display.
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.
This week on Cool Cars we're counting down to some huge launches - not just the Porsche 911 GT3, but also McLaren's Artura and the Audi e-tron GT RS.
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.
This week we take a closer look at the Lamborghini Huracan STO, the Cupra family are confirmed for New Zealand, and we take new mobility with Sixt.
Bentley embraces sustainable future with new Bentayga Hybrid
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.
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.
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.
Le Mans-winner Earl Bamber has joined forces with Official Porsche Centres of New Zealand.
This week on Cool Cars we talk to Bathurst winner Shane van Gisbergen, take a look at the new Bentley Pikes Peak Continental GT, and Cafe 66 is back and at a new location!
We take a closer look at the SEAT Tarraco down at our newest addition to the Giltrap Group, Giltrap SEAT.
Could this be the best DB11 for New Zealand roads?
We take a look around the new Bentayga, now at Bentley Auckland.
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
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.
An all-new efficient addition to the award-winning Kia Sorento range is due to arrive in New Zealand next year: the Sorento PHEV.
In this edition of Cool Cars, the McLaren 765LT is here, we chat to 6-time IndyCar Champion Scott Dixon, and we hook up the Audi e-tron for a real-world test.
Shaun caught up with Scott following his 6th IndyCar Series win.Find out more
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...
The latest edition of the ever-popular GoPro action camera, the HERO9 Black, has arrived.
Kia’s compact SUV offering is set to extend in 2021 with the arrival of the all-new Stonic.
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
New noise-canceling technology is designed to remove unwanted road and tyre sound from the cabin.
The first of several planned electric vehicle models from Swedish manufacturer Volvo has begun production in Europe.
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.
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.
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...
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.
Aston Martin DB5 production resumes after 55 years as build work begins on DB5 Goldfinger continuation cars at Aston Martin Works.
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
The all-new Nissan Juke has landed in New Zealand, with updated looks and equipment, but still retaining the unique character that ensured its disruptor status among small SUVs when it first launched.
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.
Nissan and Italdesign together unveiled a wild take on the GT-R to celebrate the nameplate's 50th anniversary.
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.
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.Find out more
Porsche reveals new Targa iteration of the 992-era 911, complete with signature automatic roof system.
Reports suggest Volvo will develop a battery electric coupe-style SUV that will rival Range Rover in terms of luxury fit and finish.
This is the second generation of the high-performance model and it is more unique than ever before.
Audi NZ unveils the newest member in their high-performance RS range, the Audi RS 6 Avant.
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.
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.Find out more
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.
Bentley and Breitling celebrate 17-year partnership with stunning new timepiece
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.
The Porsche Taycan is featured as 'Vice Asia' challenges the stigma around electric vehicles.
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.
This week the Porsche Taycan chases the EV crown, we look at which of this week's cool cars seduced Jay Leno, and the taxi driver who went from our backyard to winning at the Brickyard - plus much more. We also have details on how our...
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%.
Danny Sullivan had gone from shovelling chicken manure to being the superstar of American racing. In 1986 he guest-starred in an episode of Miami Vice, which at the time was one of the biggest show on Television.
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...
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.
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.
Porsche’s popular compact SUV, the Macan, is set to become the performance vehicle manufacturer’s second dedicated electric model, showcasing an all new EV platform
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...Find out more
Jaguar and Land Rover deploy global fleet to support emergency response partners.