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.

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Allbirds new Natural Run Apparel

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.

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The Perfect Partner For Lotus Cars

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.

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Cool Cars: Episode 36 | GiltrapTV

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.

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Audi reveal their second of three new concepts: The grandsphere

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.

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Land Rover Defender Trophy Edition (US Market)

While it’s an American market only special, we can’t help but fall in love with the styling of the Defender Trophy Edition.

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Lotus Elise Final Edition: The light fantastic

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.

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Lotus Emira: The most accomplished Lotus ever made

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.

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Looking at the past and future of Lotus Sportscars

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

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Mitch Evans on Formula E | Giltrap TV

That the 2021 Formula E Championship is Jaguar Racing’s most successful season to date, is of little consolation to Mitch Evans.

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Cool Cars: Episode 35 | GiltrapTV

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.

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‘Say It With Flowers’

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.

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Land Rover Defender V8 Bond Edition

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.

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New Silverado Heavy-Duty LTZ Premium

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.

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Dane Fisher announced as CEO of SIXT New Zealand

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.

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SVO Creates Ultimate Range Rover Sport SVR

Special Vehicle Operations has launched a special edition Range Rover Sport SVR with spectacular new solid glass flake paintwork options for the first time.

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Cool Cars: Polestar | GiltrapTV

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.

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Porsche Unseen | What's Next?

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.

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Breitling and Bentley part ways with one final collector’s piece

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.

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Polestar is coming to New Zealand

Polestar CEO, Thomas Ingenlath talks to GIltrap TV about why New Zealand is the perfect fit for the Swedish EV maker.

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First Bacalar and Blower customer cars hand-finished by Bentley Mulliner

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.

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Porsche Unseen | The Hypercars

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.

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Porsche Unseen | The Spin-Offs

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.

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Porsche Unseen | Rebels

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 ...

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The New Lamborghini Countach

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.

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Unfold Your World with Galaxy Z Fold3 5G and Galaxy Z Flip3 5G

Samsung sets a new standard for mobile experiences with premium and powerful foldable smartphones

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Bentley Flying Spur Mulliner

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

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New Zealand Police to trial plug-in hybrid | GiltrapTV

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...

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The NEW ŠKODA Superb iV | Giltrap TV

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.

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Audi skysphere concept – the future is wide open

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.

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Audi e-tron GT | GiltrapTV

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?

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Kiwi Liam Lawson bags two podiums in DTM Championship race

Liam Lawson has continued his impressive debut in the DTM Championship, bagging two more podiums in the latest two races at Lausitzring in Germany.

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Lamborghini x Emiliano Ponzi

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.

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Vale Dot Townshend

Hawke’s Bay motor industry identity and Bayswater Vehicle Group founding shareholder, Dot Townshend, has passed away.

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Fresh features, more power for new Porsche Macan line-up

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.

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The Valhalla

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.

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The ŠKODA Karoq | GiltrapTV

Loaded with safety features and space for the family - we take a closer look at the Award-winning ŠKODA Karoq.

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First Lexus EV arriving soon

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.

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High Country Drive

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...

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Extended family

Fulfilling a dual-purpose role for more buyers than ever before, the once-humble work ute has evolved into the ultimate family lifestyle vehicle.

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The legacy of the Lamborghini Countach

From the idea car, the LP 500 of 1971, to five generations spanning seventeen years

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Hybrid and PHEV options join award-winning Kia Sorento range

Kia New Zealand has unveiled two new additions to the Sorento SUV range, both sporting powerful, green-minded hybrid technology and improved fuel efficiency.

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Always meet your heroes

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.

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Land Rover x Virgin Galactic

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.

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Bentley Mulliner celebrates its 1000th bespoke commission

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.

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Automobili Lamborghini | Goodwood Festival of Speed

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.

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Ultimate track day luggage range launched

Handcrafted driving accessory manufacturer, The Outlierman, has announced exclusive new helmet and weekender bag additions to its range.

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Aesop showcases Geranium Leaf body care 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.

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Liam Lawson to drive Vettel's RB7 F1 Car

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.

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Audi marks 50 Years of “Vorsprung durch Technik”

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.

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Esperienza Giro Auckland | GiltrapTV

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.

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Audi Q5 & SQ5 Sportback land in New Zealand

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.

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Bentley x Macallan

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...

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Cool Cars: Episode 32 | GiltrapTV

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.

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Aston Martin Art of Living Experience | GiltrapTV

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.

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Porsche Debuts Cayenne Turbo GT

Porsche has rounded off the Cayenne line with the range topping 471kW GT Turbo

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New Continental GT3 racecar takes on Pikes Peak

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

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GT2 RS breaks Nürburgring record

Porsche sets new production vehicle lap record around the Nürburgring - 6:43.3 minutes. Beating the previous record by 4.7 seconds

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66 Magazine Strikes Top Award

66 Magazine has taken its second top industry award, this time winning gold at the Pride in Print awards.

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Television reimagined with Samsung

New QLED offerings for indoors and outdoors, as well as The Premiere, a cinematic experience for your home.

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Huracán EVO RWD Spyder Wins Convertible of the Year

Renowned American luxury lifestyle publication Robb Report has award the Lamborghini Huracán EVO RWD Spyder "Best Convertible for 2021".

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Revealed: The New Porsche 911 GTS Models

Approximately a year and a half after the market launch of the 992, the 911 range is welcoming sporty GTS models to the family.

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Cool Cars: Episode 30 | GiltrapTV

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.

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Cool Cars: Episode 31 | GiltrapTV

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...

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The Perfect Day in the all-new Aston Martin DBX

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.

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Leitch ready to make the most of Junior GT3 opportunity

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.

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Audi sharpens the SQ2

Aggressive new frontal treatment gives the SQ2 an edgier appearance for 2021 and design ques are carried through to the interior.

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Brendon Leitch talks Lamborghini Junior GT3 Team | GiltrapTV

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.

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New Audi SQ5 TDI

Showcasing sharp, muscular style and performance, the popular Audi SQ5 boasts a head-turning, dynamic design which underlies its sporting pedigree on the road.

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ALL NEW 2021 Škoda Octavia RS (4K Drive) | GiltrapTV

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.

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Lamborghini Squadra Corse unveils new Huracán EVO2 race car

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

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Kia teases first images of all-new Sportage

Images teasing the fifth generation Sportage SUV have been released by Kia, hinting at a bold new contemporary design for the popular mid-sizer.

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Trenzeater shortlisted for prestigious International Design & Architecture Awards

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.

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Lamborghini announces second edition of global sim racer competition

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.

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New Bentley Bentayga S

Bentley has unveiled the new Bentayga S, delivering impressive road presence and heightened agility thanks to unique Sport suspension calibration.

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Bentley: 75 Years of Cars in Crewe

Bentley Motors today marks 75 years of car production from the luxury marque’s iconic factory in Crewe, England.

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McLaren GT Drive | GiltrapTV

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.

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McLaren Auckland's Autumn Drive | GiltrapTV

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.

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Audi: Q5 and SQ5 Sportback Pricing Revealed

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.

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Bentley Celebrates Centenary of First Win

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.

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Football Star Paulo Dybala Celebrates 100th Goal With New Lamborghini

Dybala recently collected his Lamborghini Aventador S Roadster, following a life-long passion for the super sports cars from Sant’Agata Bolognese.

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Limited Edition Aston Martin Speedster revealed

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.

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Cool Cars: Episode 26 | GiltrapTV

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.

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Lamborghini Urus claims high speed record. On Ice.

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.

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Jaguar Racing | Monaco E-Prix

Mitch Evans has secured his third podium for Jaguar Racing this season after a thrilling race on the iconic streets on Monaco.

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Scott Dixon, Scott McLaughlin cement 1-2 Kiwi finish in IndyCar thriller

Kiwi drivers Scott Dixon and Scott McLaughlin have finished one-two in the latest IndyCar series race in Texas.

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Ferruccio Lamborghini’s legacy celebrated by iconic company he founded

Automobili Lamborghini is celebrating the 105th anniversary of the birth of its founder, Ferruccio Lamborghini.

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Volkswagen partners with Surfing New Zealand

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles New Zealand has announced a new vehicle partnership with Surfing New Zealand.

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Volvo + Didi

Volvo Cars has teamed up with leading mobility technology platform DiDi in order to further develop autonomous self-driving vehicles.

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Cutting Edge Coffee

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.

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Billy Stairmand Riding the wave

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.

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Food for thought

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.

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Recharged and ready

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.

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Precious metal

Modern exotics and cherished classics stood side-by-side at the 2021 Classic Cover Ellerslie Car Show in Auckland.

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2021 Jaguar F-PACE SVR Drive | GiltrapTV

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.

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Hackett returns to F1 in partnership with Aston Martin

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.

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Democratising the DC

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.

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Reimagined Defender wins Land Rover its third World Car Design of the Year award

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.

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Porsche takes home World Performance Car of the Year award

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.

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2021 Porsche Roadshow | Giltrap Porsche

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!

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Bentley looks to renewable fuel to power 2021 Pikes Peak run

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.

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Kia’s new EV6 confirmed for New Zealand debut during 2021

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.

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Greg Murphy talks Street Smart | GiltrapTV

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...

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Jaguar Racing returns to Rome for Formula E

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.

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Lamborghini celebrates it's 400th Huracan racing model

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.

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Featured | Ferrari Monza SP2

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...

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LF-Z Electrified concept points way forward to Lexus’ EV future

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.

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Range Rover unveils halo SVAutobiography editions

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.

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Corvette pricing and Silverado addition to Kiwi market announced

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...

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Featured | Koenigsegg Agera

‘Agera’ means to “take action”. Which is a rather fitting nameplate for a 400km/h hypercar, we’re sure you’d agree.

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Volkswagen’s Golf Mk8 arrives

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.

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Kiwi Racer Liam Lawson stuns in debut Formula 2 race weekend

Liam Lawson has rounded out a stunning debut weekend in Formula 2 with a podium finish in Bahrain.

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NEW Golf Mk 8 Walkaround | GiltrapTV

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.

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From the racetrack to the road: Aston Martin’s Vantage F1 Edition

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.

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Continental GT Speed: Bentley’s most dynamic road car ever

Bentley states the new Continental GT Speed is the most capable, performance-focused Bentley ever, yet with no compromise to comfort or luxury.

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First Jaguar Classic E-Type 60 Collection cars revealed

The first reborn Jaguar E-Type 60 pair has been unveiled by the manufacturer on the 60th birthday of the iconic model.

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65 Years of production at Volkswagen’s Commercial Vehicle factory

On 8 March 1956, production started at the factory after an unbelievable construction period of just one year.

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Lamborghini’s iconic Countach LP500 turns 50

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the debut of Lamborghini’s stunning Countach LP500 at the 1971 Geneva Motor Show.

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Cool Cars: Episode 24 | GiltrapTV

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...

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The Volvo XC40 Recharge | GiltrapTV

The new plug-in hybrid from Volvo has arrived in New Zealand - meet the XC40 Recharge.

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Cool Cars: Episode 24 | GiltrapTV

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.

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Porsche Unveils the New 911 GT3

In this the seventh installment of the iconic sports car, development was watched closely by Porsche Motorsport.

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Unveiled: The McLaren Artura

The all-new Artura is revealed as McLaren’s first-ever series-production High-Performance Hybrid supercar.

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Volkswagen AG & Microsoft Partner for AI Project

Volkswagen AG advances towards self-driving cars with Microsoft cloud-computing tech

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Audi e-tron GT: Unveiling the future, today

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.

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Porsche releases teaser image of next-gen 911 GT3

Porsche has shown off a teaser image of the next 911 GT3, due to be officially unveiled in mid-February.

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Bentley Motors To Welcome Biggest-Ever Intake of Trainees in 2021

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Cool Cars: Episode 22 | GiltrapTV

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.

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The McLaren 720S Le Mans | GiltrapTV

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...

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VW Grand California 600: Vehicle Features | GiltrapTV

Explore freedom on a grand scale. With more space, comfort and freedom the Grand California is ready for your next adventure.

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Blown Away with National Title

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.

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Confirmed for New Zealand

CUPRA's high performance range bound for our shores in 2021

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Cool Cars: Episode 20 | Giltrap TV

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.

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Bentley Mulsanne Speed 6.75 Edition | GiltrapTV

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.

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Enhanced Jaguar F-Pace SVR: premium performance

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.

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Home Race Scheduled for Team Porsche New Zealand.

Le Mans-winner Earl Bamber has joined forces with Official Porsche Centres of New Zealand.

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Shane van Gisbergen on Winning Bathurst

Shaun caught up with Shane following his Bathurst victory

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Aston Martin DB11 V8 Drive | GiltrapTV

Could this be the best DB11 for New Zealand roads?

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2021 Bentley Bentayga | GiltrapTV

We take a look around the new Bentayga, now at Bentley Auckland.

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McLaren 620R | GiltrapTV

The road-legal version of McLaren's GT4 race car is here - the 620R

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The All-New KIA Stonic | GiltrapTV

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.

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Cool Cars: Episode 19 | GiltrapTV

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.

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Bigger, more practical, more efficient, more intelligent – The all-new Caddy is ready for take-off

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Back to the Future as Stephan Winklemann returns as President and CEO of Lamborghini

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Sophisticated enhancements announced for new Land Rover Discovery

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Plug-In Hybrid Kia Sorento due in 2021

An all-new efficient addition to the award-winning Kia Sorento range is due to arrive in New Zealand next year: the Sorento PHEV.

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New Bentley Motorsport Collection launched in time for summer

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.

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Scott Dixon, 6-Time IndyCar Champ: Interview | GiltrapTV

Shaun caught up with Scott following his 6th IndyCar Series win.

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Hunter Finds the Spoils

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...

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New Kia Stonic compact SUV heading for NZ

Kia’s compact SUV offering is set to extend in 2021 with the arrival of the all-new Stonic.

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GoPro releases HERO9 Black

The latest edition of the ever-popular GoPro action camera, the HERO9 Black, has arrived.

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Senna Ride-On joins McLaren’s junior supercar line-up

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.

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Fully electric Volvo XC40 Recharge production underway

The first of several planned electric vehicle models from Swedish manufacturer Volvo has begun production in Europe.

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Jaguar Land Rover Reveals New Noise Cancelling Tech

New noise-canceling technology is designed to remove unwanted road and tyre sound from the cabin.

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Cool Cars: Episode 16 | Giltrap TV

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.

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Buying a Ute: Your Must-Have Guide

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...

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Performance figures for new McLaren 765LT confirmed

It’s official. The McLaren 765LT performance figures are astounding.

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Audi quattro in the age of the EV

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.

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Cool Cars: Episode 15 | Giltrap TV

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.

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Aston Martin DBX: Time Machine

Grand tourer? Offroader? Sports car? How about d) all of the above? The new Aston Martin DBX represents the best of… well, every world.

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Le Mans: Hartley Makes It Two & Aston Martin Score The Double.

New Zealand’s Brendon Hartley has claimed his second victory at the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

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Aston Martin DBX - How does it drive on New Zealand roads?

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...

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Cool Cars: Episode 14 | Giltrap TV

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.

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The all-new 2021 Kia Sorento - Walkaround | GiltrapTV

Shaun takes us for a walkaround of the all-new 2021 Kia Sorento and lets you know why we love it so much.

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ŠKODA Enyaq iV revealed

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...

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Cool Cars: Episode 13 | GiltrapTV

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...

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Sophistication meets sport

Now available in both Avant and sedan body styles, the facelifted Audi A4 has arrived, boasting a sportier, more sophisticated style.

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McLaren Unveils All-New Architecture

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...

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Bentley Continental GT model range redefines the replica

Bentley has unveiled a variety of intricately detailed scale models of the Continental GT, designed to appeal to fans of all ages.

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Logitech delivers all-new G923 Racing Wheel & Pedal Box

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.

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New Porsche Panamera achieves lap record at the Nürburgring

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.

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Cool Cars: Episode 12 | GiltrapTV

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...

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Bond DBS Superleggera Bound for New Zealand

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.

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Volkswagen T6.1: The icon, updated

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.

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Compact firepower

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.

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Aston Martin resumes AMR Young Driver Academy programme

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.

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New Bentayga Speed

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...

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Cool Cars: Episode 11 | GiltrapTV

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!

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Audi e-tron S and S Sportback

The Fast Charger

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.

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Evans’ Above as Brothers chase an Electric Double.

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.

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McLaren and Gulf Oil sign strategic partnership

A newly announced partnership between McLaren and Gulf Oil International Ltd reunites two renowned brands that have previously shared successful histories and ventures together.

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Back on the Top Step

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.

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The Essence of Lamborghini

The camouflage has come off Lamborghini’s super-exclusive, track-only hypercar: the Essenza SCV12.

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Lamborghini x 24 Bottles

World’s fastest beverage container

Automobili Lamborghini and 24Bottles have produced their first special edition under the two Italian brands’ collaboration: the 24Bottles for Automobili Lamborghini.

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Giltrap Audi Charges into the Lead

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.

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Talking Taycan

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?

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The NEW Land Rover Defender | GiltrapTV

The new Defender is here! We take a look at the first one to arrive at Archibald and Shorter.

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Lamborghini Huracán EVO RWD Virtual Launch | GiltrapTV

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.

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Lamborghini Auckland showcases Huracán EVO RWD to fans virtually

Lamborghini Auckland's showroom went digital this week for the virtual launch of the new Lamborghini Huracán EVO RWD.

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The Audi RS Q3 is here

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.

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Nissan turns out a new Leaf

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.

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Audi introduces the Q4 Sportback e-tron concept

Audi has unveiled the coupe concept version of its forthcoming Q4 e-tron electric vehicle.

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Cool Cars: Episode 9 | GiltrapTV

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...

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Lamborghini Sián Roadster

With only 19 examples being made Lamborghini have unveiled their new limited-edition 819 HP Roadster

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Aston Martin style on two wheels

Aston Martin has partnered with revered motorcycle manufacturer, Brough Superior, in order to develop the AMB 001 performance bike.

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Lamborghini & Tecnomar reveal new motor yacht

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.

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The End of an Era

After more than a decade in production, the final example of the Bentley Mulsanne has been completed, signifying the end of an illustrious and extraordinary lifespan.

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Cool Cars: Episode 8 | GiltrapTV

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.

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Touareg V8 Walkaround | GiltrapTV

We take a look at the new V8 edition of the Touareg, now at Giltrap Volkswagen.

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Bentley reveals tech behind unique rotating display

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...

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Next-gen Golf GTI

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.

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Range Rover marks 50 years of all-terrain luxury

Range Rover celebrates 50 years of pioneering innovation, refinement, and go-anywhere all-terrain capability with the introduction of the new Range Rover Fifty.

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The McLaren Senna LM - Only 1 in Australasia! | GiltrapTV

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...

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The new Jaguar F-TYPE

More beautiful than ever and embodies Jaguar design DNA in its purest form

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Cool Cars: Episode 7 | GiltrapTV

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...

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Powerful Elegance

The Audi Q3 Sportback stands for strength and precision to an equal degree and reflects this in all design details.

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The Porsche Taycan | GiltrapTV

Shaun shows us around the all-electric Porsche Taycan, now in the showroom at Giltrap Porsche.

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Cupra Tavascan

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.

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Bentley’s ‘Great Eight’ ends production

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.

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Bruce McLaren’s life and achievements remembered

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.

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Speed Dating

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.

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Cool Cars: Episode 6 | Giltrap TV

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.

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Automobili Lamborghini and the LEGO Group recreate the Lamborghini Sián FKP 37

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...

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Bentley Continental GT V8

Immense power, exquisite luxury: the Bentley Continental GT V8

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McLaren and Forza join forces to keep fans on the road

New #DriveatHome initiative asks gamers to share their ultimate McLaren snaps from Forza Horizon 4

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NZ market outstrips global growth for JLR SV models

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.

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Interactive live stream opens Audi’s design lab to all

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.

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Porsche 911 Targa breaks cover

Porsche reveals new Targa iteration of the 992-era 911, complete with signature automatic roof system.

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Porsche Track Your Dream

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.

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Flagship Volvo XC100 SUV rumoured for 2023

Reports suggest Volvo will develop a battery electric coupe-style SUV that will rival Range Rover in terms of luxury fit and finish.

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Cool Cars: Episode 5 | Giltrap TV

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...

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Cool Cars: Episode 4 | Giltrap TV

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.

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Bentley Motors resumes production

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.

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First Drive: Porsche Macan GTS

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.

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VW Dominate Design Awards

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...

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Lamborghini Huracán Augmented Reality Launch

Automobili Lamborghini has become the first automotive company in the world to utilise Augmented Reality technology in the launch of a new model.

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Audi to depart DTM, focus on Formula E

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.

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Button back to McLaren for GT3 e-sports series

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.

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Polestar Precept a declaration of things to come

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...

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Škoda Type 990 ‘Hajaja’

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.

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Skoda Kamiq arrives in NZ

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.

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Cool Cars: Episode 3 | Giltrap TV

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.

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Cool Cars: Episode 2 | Giltrap TV

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...

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Racing for Local Businesses

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.

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Before he became a V8 Legend – the Larrikin’s Early Days

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.

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All-new Kia Sorento unveiled

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...

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New Volkswagen Caddy: working classier

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...

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Bentley’s Birkin Blower Goes Digital

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...

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The Future of Aston Martin

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%.

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Porsche Taycan Mountains

Double win for Porsche

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.

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E-Racing Simulator SVG

Plan B becomes Plan A

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...

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McLaren Elva M6A Theme

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.

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Volkswagen’s new look arrives in New Zealand

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.

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Cool Cars - Episode 1 | Giltrap TV

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...

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Breaking Through

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...

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Bentley Bentayga Speed - The World's Fastest 7 Seater | Giltrap TV

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...

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Bentley Mulliner Bacalar

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.

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The New Hybrid Touareg R

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.

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The New Bentley Flying Spur | Giltrap TV

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.

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McLaren Auckland at the Bathurst 12 Hour | Giltrap TV

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...

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The Aston Martin DBX | Giltrap TV

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...

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Scott Dixon at Bathurst 12 Hour | Giltrap TV

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...

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Nissan Leaf Nismo RC

Nissan shows off the head-turning Leaf Nismo RC on track

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Lowndes Teams Up With Bamber For Bathurst 12hr

Craig Lowndes teams up with Bamber and Vanthoor for Bathurst 12 Hour assault in a Meguiar’s backed Porsche 911 GT3 R

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Quietly Confident

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.

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Taycan to Premier at Leadfoot

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.

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Sharp, Suited and Booted

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...

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The Limited Edition Aston Martin V12 Speedster

Aston Martin today confirms production of a strictly limited number of the stunning new V12 Speedster.

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Steve Tompkins talks the Aston Martin GT4 | Giltrap TV

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...

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600LT Hot Lap at Bruce McLaren Motorsport Park with Rob Garofall | Giltrap TV

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...

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Mitch Evans on Formula E | Giltrap TV

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...

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McLaren celebrates its Kiwi roots

Two young engineers from New Zealand have arrived in England to begin an internship established in honour of McLaren’s Kiwi founder, Bruce McLaren.

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New Macan GTS

Porsche completes the Macan series with a distinctly sporty model - featuring a powerful engine, performance-oriented chassis, characteristic design and enhanced equipment.

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2020 Kia Optima

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.

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Scott Dixon to drive an Aston Martin in Bathurst 12 hour

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...

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The Jaguar Project 8 | Giltrap TV

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.

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The Porsche Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid Coupé | Giltrap TV

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.

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Audi Sport Refreshes RS Models for 2020

Audi have published a dark teaser image to preview the upcoming additions to its lineup. Read more to see the upcoming 2020 models.

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The McLaren GT | Giltrap TV

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.

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Lamborghini Huracán EVO Esperienza Amplificata | Giltrap TV

Lamborghini Huracán EVO…the Amplified Experience at Hampton Downs.

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Above and Beyond Experience at Kauri Bay Boomrock | Giltrap TV

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...

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Cool Cars and Coffee at Cafe 66

One of the best selections of cool cars hosted down at Queens Wharf by Giltrap Group.

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Olympic Pairs New Challenge

Olympic and Team NZ sailors Peter Burling and Blair Tuke have founded Live Ocean, an ocean conservation charity.

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The doctor is in

As Nano girl, Dr Michelle Dickinson is on an adventure, bringing science and all the explosions, flames and liquid nitrogen therein to kids everywhere.

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New VW Golf Goes Big On Tech

What will be the hook that will keep the Volkswagen Golf in the game? In a word: Connectivity.

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Once In A Lifetime

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...

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2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray

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.

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Saturday Morning SEAT

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…

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Taking Flight

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...

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Rally New Zealand to Return to the World Stage in 2020

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.

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Indelible

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...

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Hot New Thing

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...

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Featured | Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren

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.

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Featured | McLaren Speedtail

It looks, sounds, and reads like an absolute distillation of everything McLaren Automotive has learned over decades of finely tuned design and manufacture.

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Featured | Ferrari F40

Raucous, raw, harsh, compromised: just some of the accusations leveled at Ferrari’s 351kW V8 F40 when it first surfaced in 1987.

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Featured | Mclaren P1

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...

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Featured | Porsche 918 Spyder

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.

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Featured | Chevrolet Corvette C8

The Corvette is a nameplate founded on heritage with over 60 years reigning supreme as the world’s most commercially successful and popular sportscar.

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Rhythm & Blues

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....

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Born Racer

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.

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Gliding On

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.

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