Volkswagen’s Multivan brings new levels of seven-seat practicality
The first Multivan to feature a Plug-in Hybrid drivetrain.Find out more
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.
When Ferruccio started his company in 1963 to create the perfect sports car he was insistent, he wanted a V12 engine.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.Find out more
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.
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.
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
Harman Kardon’s Lou Schreurs sits down for an exclusive interview with 66 Magazine.
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’.
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.
We live in truly exciting times.
Volvo has recently pushed ‘go’ on its all-encompassing plan to transform into a full electric-only manufacturer inside the next decade.
Exclusive Interview with Marty O'Halloran
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.Find out more
The first publicly accessible high-powered 175kW DC charger for electric vehicles in Auckland City has been switched on at Giltrap Audi’s stylish dealership in Grey Lynn.
The ground-up redeveloped Land Rover Defender has been crowned 2021 World Car Design of the Year at this year’s World Car of the Year Awards ceremony.
Potentially available to Kiwi drivers within the next 12 months, the all-electric model forms part of Volkswagen’s new electrified family of next-generation vehicles.
The pulse-quickening Porsche 911 Turbo has won the World Performance Car of the Year prize at the prestigious 2021 World Car of the Year Awards.Find out more
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!
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.
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...
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.Find out more
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...
If you had to write an on-the-spot list of supercars, odds are you would forget to add the Lexus LFA.
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.
GMSV, the New Zealand importer of the legendary Chevrolet Corvette and Silverado nameplates, has announced pricing for variants of the Corvette making their way to New Zealand, along with details of an all-new off-road orientated...
‘Agera’ means to “take action”. Which is a rather fitting nameplate for a 400km/h hypercar, we’re sure you’d agree.
The highly anticipated Volkswagen Golf Mk 8 has arrived in New Zealand, boasting the biggest technological leap forward in the mid-size mainstay’s 45-year history.
Liam Lawson has rounded out a stunning debut weekend in Formula 2 with a podium finish in Bahrain.
Introducing the latest iteration of the iconic Volkswagen Golf - The Mk 8. Packed with more technology than ever before, this all-new Golf is truly a modern hatchback.
The most track-focused production Vantage to date has been unveiled by Aston Martin, in celebration of the manufacturer's return to the Formula 1 grid.
Bentley states the new Continental GT Speed is the most capable, performance-focused Bentley ever, yet with no compromise to comfort or luxury.
The first reborn Jaguar E-Type 60 pair has been unveiled by the manufacturer on the 60th birthday of the iconic model.
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.
Volkswagen AG advances towards self-driving cars with Microsoft cloud-computing tech
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.
Stylish & technologically advanced
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
Exclusive Interview with Hilary Barry
CUPRA's high performance range bound for our shores in 2021
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.
Shaun caught up with Shane following his Bathurst victory
Could this be the best DB11 for New Zealand roads?
We take a look around the new Bentayga, now at Bentley Auckland.
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.
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.
All-new Artura confirmed as McLaren’s next-generation High-Performance-Hybrid supercar
An all-new efficient addition to the award-winning Kia Sorento range is due to arrive in New Zealand next year: the Sorento PHEV.
The new Bentley Motorsport Collection boasts the perfect gift for your favourite racing enthusiast. Featuring a variety of apparel and accessory items, the new range has something that will appeal to Bentley fans of all ages.
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.
Six-time IndyCar Champ Scott Dixon wasn't the only grinning kiwi at the St. Petersburg street circuit over the weekend. Compatriot Hunter McElrea was also victorious in the Indy Pro 2000 support series; claiming his maiden victory in the...
Kia’s compact SUV offering is set to extend in 2021 with the arrival of the all-new Stonic.
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.
The first of several planned electric vehicle models from Swedish manufacturer Volvo has begun production in Europe.
New noise-canceling technology is designed to remove unwanted road and tyre sound from the cabin.
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.
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.
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.
Grand tourer? Offroader? Sports car? How about d) all of the above? The new Aston Martin DBX represents the best of… well, every world.
New Zealand’s Brendon Hartley has claimed his second victory at the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
We introduce and drive Aston Martin's first-ever SUV in New Zealand - The all-new DBX! The DBX has 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 putting out 550hp that will put you from 0-100km/h in just 4.5 seconds. So how does this all-new super-luxury SUV...Find out more
On Cool Cars this week we unveil and drive the Aston Martin DBX. We also check out the new Kia Sorento and give you the chance to win the all-new Samsung Z Fold2.
Shaun takes us for a walkaround of the all-new 2021 Kia Sorento and lets you know why we love it so much.
Available with rear or all-wheel drive and multiple battery and all-electric drivetrain options including a long range variant with up to 510km (WLTP) running, the Enyaq iV represents the next generation of Škoda vehicles and is the first...
Now available in both Avant and sedan body styles, the facelifted Audi A4 has arrived, boasting a sportier, more sophisticated style.
Porsche Panamera offers best in class performance either way.
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.
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...
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.
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.
Scott Dixon will start his Indianapolis 500 campaign on the front row after recording the second-quickest qualifying speed of 371 km/h on the famed speedway in America’s mid-west.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
In this episode of Cool Cars we get our first look at the new Land Rover Defender, launch the Lamborghini Huracan EVO RWD down-under and Nissan unveiled the Ariya EV.
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.Find out more
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.
The pinnacle of Lexus design, technology and sumptuous styling, updates to the latest LS sedan – a model which traces its lineage right back to the very first Lexus – have been revealed to a global audience.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...Find out more
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.
The new track-only Lamborghini SCV12 Squadra Corse hypercar makes its worldwide debut after a gruelling test regime.
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...
The GTI is about to be overtaken
Scott Dixon has hit the ground running in his return to the rack track, winning the season opener in Texas.
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.
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.
SEAT has launched a new first-of-its-kind car subscription service for New Zealanders.
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.
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.
This week on Cool Cars, Porsche's new Targa, Bentley's Continental GT V8 has arrived at Bentley Auckland, and we check out the second generation of the car inspired by Elvis Presley's beach buggy.
Automobili Lamborghini and the LEGO Group have partnered to produce the LEGO® Technic™ Lamborghini Sián FKP 37: a 3,696 piece, 1:8 scale model that embodies the unmistakable power and stunning looks of the hybrid Lamborghini super sports...
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.
New #DriveatHome initiative asks gamers to share their ultimate McLaren snaps from Forza Horizon 4
Strong demand for its widest-ever range of SV models drives Jaguar Land Rover’s Special Vehicle Operations division to record sales for the 2019/20 fiscal year, with New Zealand sales outstripping global figures.
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.
Nissan and Italdesign together unveiled a wild take on the GT-R to celebrate the nameplate's 50th anniversary.
Porsche reveals new Targa iteration of the 992-era 911, complete with signature automatic roof system.
Porsche has added a new feature to its My Porsche app which allows buyers of custom-ordered 911 and 718 sportscars to follow their new vehicle through every step of the production and distribution process.
Daniel Ricciardo to drive for McLaren from 2021.
Audi NZ unveils the newest member in their high-performance RS range, the Audi RS 6 Avant.
This is the second generation of the high-performance model and it is more unique than ever before.
On Cool Cars this week, we move to Level 2 and the doors are open across the Giltrap Group - Bentley has opened its doors too, they are back building cars in their factory in Crewe. We take a look at the new Porsche Macan GTS, and hit the...
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.
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...Find out more
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
Audi AG has signalled its intention to thoroughly realign its motorsport strategy, with a shock departure from DTM touring cars announced following the 2020 season.
The 2009 Formula 1 World Champion Jenson Button returns to competition in a McLaren with the manufacturer’s own Customer Racing Team in the SRO e-sports series.
Polestar – the electric carmaker partially-owned by the Volvo Car Group – has revealed a stunning new concept in the form of the Precept luxury sedan. The new concept model foreshadows the official unveiling of the electric carmaker’s...Find out more
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.
Škoda says the all-new Kamiq SUV, which has now arrived in New Zealand, sets the benchmark for space and comfort in the compact crossover.
McLaren’s Hybrid Hyper-GT
This week we catch up with Greg Murphy to chat e-racing, check out the Kia Stinger, Audi RS5 and Skoda Karoq, and drive in to our Motorsport archives with Larry Perkins.
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.
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.
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...
Showcasing exquisite detailing from the world’s top timepiece manufacturers, here are five of 66’s picks for the best men’s watches this winter.
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...
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.
With its local debut just over the horizon, the Porsche Taycan electric sports car is set to arrive on New Zealand soil with no less than two prestigious World Car of the Year titles already to its name.
If you think e-racing simply involves professional drivers playing Forza on their Xboxes, think again. This highly competitive, ultra-realistic form of motorsport involves all the stakes of real-life motor racing minus the threat of...
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.
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
Completing the final phase of one of the world’s largest rebranding projects, Volkswagen New Zealand has introduced the manufacturer’s new look to the local market.
This week we pay tribute to the late great Sir Stirling Moss, take a closer look at a couple of fire breathing McLaren long tails, Bentley introduce a whole new level of remote control - and of course we've got some epically cool cars lined...
The world says farewell to a Formula 1 legend.
Roderick ‘R.J.’ Hampton Jr has a plan. It’s an unconventional one, but he has the support of some of the biggest names in the game, as well as his close - knit family. And every game night out on the court, his teammates in the New Zealand...
Jaguar and Land Rover deploy global fleet to support emergency response partners.
Land Rover and Anthony Joshua celebrate Golden Jubilee for luxury SUV with unique snow art.
Pair of 2020 Land Rover Defenders rescue stranded truck in Namib desert
Shaun explains why the next step up to the Bentayga Speed is a private jet... Take a closer look at the world’s fastest SUV with a top speed of 306km/h, it offers an invigorating driving experience that both thrills and captivates. This car...
Bentley Continental GT Convertible Equestrian Edition
Introducing the first plug-in hybrid in the performance-oriented ŠKODA RS family
The Aston Martin V12 Speedster has made its global debut today, with just 88 examples of this puristic limited-edition model set to hit the road.
Lighter, more powerful, even more engaging – and uniquely McLaren: the new 765LT is revealed
Just 12 examples of this striking, limited edition model are being created, guaranteeing rarity and exclusivity, and offering supreme luxury and breath-taking performance.oldest coachbuilder in the world.
Introducing CUPRA's new Hybrid SUV
The Jaguar F-PACE captured though the lens of the new Canon EOS C500 Mark II Camera.
Volkswagen have officially pulled the covers off the new Golf GTI.
Volkswagen ramps up its hybrid campaign in 2020: with the world premiere of the new Touareg R at the Geneva Motor Show, the brand’s top-of-the-range model now also features a plug-in hybrid drive.
Watch the new Land Rover DEFENDER fly into action in rehearsals for NO TIME TO DIE.
Audi presents the Audi A1 citycarver, the most progressive compact model with the four rings
Uncompromising Performance Meets Pure Emotion
In a few short years, the Bathurst 12 Hour has transformed from what some would deem a gentleman’s race for well-heeled privateers into a truly World Class Endurance Event at this incredible venue. The 2020 running marked the debut of...Find out more
The countdown is on for the DBX’s arrival in New Zealand – but we couldn’t wait to share a close up look with Aston Martin’s stunning SUV which was on display at the Bathurst 12 Hour Race. The result according to Shaun is a car which is...
Earl Bamber is a bona fide Sports Car legend - two Le Mans 24 victories and a raft of titles as a Porsche works driver. He arrives at Bathurst this weekend with the #1 on the side of his 911 GT3 R...but he wasn’t behind the wheel for Earl...
In less than a week, Scott Dixon has gone from Daytona 24 Hour winner to Bathurst rookie. The IndyCar great has dreamed of racing at Mount Panorama for more than a quarter of a century...but nothing prepared him for just how daunting it...
SEAT launches the all-new SEAT Leon with an investment of more than 1.1 billion euros
Nissan shows off the head-turning Leaf Nismo RC on track
The driver who once ruled Pukekohe believes Hampton Downs will be a fitting replacement for the ITM Auckland Super400 per a late change to the 2020 calendar.
Craig Lowndes teams up with Bamber and Vanthoor for Bathurst 12 Hour assault in a Meguiar’s backed Porsche 911 GT3 R
Behind all the electric vehicle hoopla, Audi has rather quietly gotten on with building the first mainstream off-road capable premium EV. Which is rather handy for exploring the great Kiwi outdoors.
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...
Huracán EVO Rear-Wheel Drive (RWD) puts driver at the center of the driving experience
Aston Martin today confirms production of a strictly limited number of the stunning new V12 Speedster.
Steve Tompkins is the first to admit that he has the coolest job – driver training and racing for Aston Martin. On any day his office can be a Vulcan or even a Valkyrie. Recently he was in New Zealand to drive Steve Harrison's new Vantage...
McLaren didn’t hold back when they designed the exhaust system on the 600LT, Shaun Summerfield discovered (much to his joy) that even on regular ‘pump’ fuel the road legal racer is a fire breathing monster. Now some smoke to go with the...Find out more
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...
The Audi e-tron Sportback
Two young engineers from New Zealand have arrived in England to begin an internship established in honour of McLaren’s Kiwi founder, Bruce McLaren.
Porsche completes the Macan series with a distinctly sporty model - featuring a powerful engine, performance-oriented chassis, characteristic design and enhanced equipment.
R Motorsport have secured a superstar line-up in their Aston Martin Vantage GT3 for next January's Bathurst 12 Hour with New Zealand's NTT IndyCar Series legend Scott Dixon teaming up with Rick Kelly. Giltrap Group are proud to back the...
R-Motorsport set to line up with Rick Kelly, Scott Dixon and Jake Dennis in one of their Aston Martin Vantage GT3 as part of an exciting new partnership with Castrol, BP and Giltrap Group to contest the Liqui Moly Bathurst 12 Hour together
Rewriting the rules of modern Grand Touring
New McLaren 620R sets the pace as road-legal version of McLaren GT4 race car
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.
Liam Lawson confirms plans to defend NZ Toyota Racing Series crown
Porsche Cayenne has set the standard for sporting SUV’s since it first went on sale…now they have given it the Coupé treatment…with the typical Porsche magic. We take a closer look at the flagship Turbo S E-Hybrid.
Audi have published a dark teaser image to preview the upcoming additions to its lineup. Read more to see the upcoming 2020 models.
The 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.
Archibald and Shorter's annual Golf day for customers at the Omaha Beach Golf Club.
Lamborghini Huracán EVO…the Amplified Experience at Hampton Downs.
Our team at Archibald and Shorter have the absolute pleasure to offer something truly special to our new Land Rover customers. As a gift with purchase, you are invited to the stunning Kauri Bay Boomrock to experience all your vehicle has to...
One of the best selections of cool cars hosted down at Queens Wharf by Giltrap Group.
Introducing the DBX... Aston Martin's first SUV in their illustrious 106 year history.
New McLaren Elva is a 600kW brute paying homage to a Kiwi great.
Olympic and Team NZ sailors Peter Burling and Blair Tuke have founded Live Ocean, an ocean conservation charity.
Audi unveils the 2020 rear-wheel drive R8 as a permanent member of the line-up
Shane van Gisbergen is hunting a Le Mans 24 Hours drive as part of a plan to capitalise on a friendlier 2020 Supercars calendar.
As Nano girl, Dr Michelle Dickinson is on an adventure, bringing science and all the explosions, flames and liquid nitrogen therein to kids everywhere.
What will be the hook that will keep the Volkswagen Golf in the game? In a word: Connectivity.
McLaren Auckland Sales Manager, Luke Neuberger, recently hosted 26 Kiwi owners in the United Kingdom on an amazing trip to attend the Goodwood Festival of Speed, the dynamic launch of the forthcoming McLaren GT and an exclusive visit to...
Bentley’s 100th birthday present to itself showcases the road ahead for the storied marque. Steve Vermeulen donned a paper party hat and went to Crewe to see the sensational EXP 100 GT concept vehicle for himself
After years of anticipation and speculation, the all-new next-generation Land Rover Defender has finally been unveiled.
General Motors Holden has confirmed that the next-generation mid-engine Corvette will be built in right-hand-drive (RHD) and will roar Down Under for sale in New Zealand.
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…
Internationally renowned drift racer, ‘Mad’ Mike Whiddett, recently appointed global Lamborghini ambassador has taken a modified Huracán to this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed.
Art, power and prestige make for the perfect marriage in the all-new Bentley Flying Spur. But with engineering and design expectations at such a pinnacle of perfection, interior design team leader, Brett Boydell, admits to many hours of...
Getting the WRC back in New Zealand It has taken a herculean effort, a stack of charm and crucially the financial commitment of a group of businesses who share our passion for this sport.
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...
A career in law beckoned the young Richard Izard. But he saw opportunity almost everywhere else. And through the years, opportunity has helped shape his love of the Bentley marque.
Hong Kong boasts 7.4 million people and two motorsport circuits. One is for radio control cars, the other exists for just 1 weekend a year. Steve Vermeulen joins Panasonic Jaguar Racing to understand how Formula E is helping change the face...
At the Detroit Motor Show in 1999, Mercedes-Benz presented its Vision SLR concept car, inspired by the iconic Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR racer of 1955.
It looks, sounds, and reads like an absolute distillation of everything McLaren Automotive has learned over decades of finely tuned design and manufacture.
Bugatti’s remarkable Veyron heralded both the arrival of the modern hypercar, and the first combatant in what might loosely be called the ‘400km/h Club’.
Put simply "The Ferrari" - this is the Maranello manufacturer at its most definitive.
Raucous, raw, harsh, compromised: just some of the accusations leveled at Ferrari’s 351kW V8 F40 when it first surfaced in 1987.
Just 375 exist. And that was the plan all along. Yet McLaren didn’t need to simply limit the P1’s production run in order to preserve its place in the rarified air of hypercar heaven – it’s spot in the ‘Holy Trinity’, along with the Porsche...Find out more
The 918 Spyder certainly was unmapped terrain for the manufacturer, it delivers sharp performance and otherworldly speed, as only a Porsche can. This is a hybrid hypercar like no other.
Unsurprisingly, when you google images from the 1971 Geneva Motor Show, you won’t find a single one of the Morris Marina that British Leyland launched that year. Instead, the show was made memorable by one car and one car only: the then...
The Corvette is a nameplate founded on heritage with over 60 years reigning supreme as the world’s most commercially successful and popular sportscar.
Enzo Ferrari once said, “Always make one less car than you have buyers for.”
John Kirwan has fought hard, won big and lost openly. His career on the rugby field is unparalleled. His leadership on the sideline is controversial. His honesty in addressing mental health and wellbeing issues is bravery personified....Find out more
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.
Breast Cancer Foundation continues to spread the word and save lives
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.