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Polestar, the Swedish electric performance car brand, has opened the doors of the first Polestar Space in New Zealand.
Polestar, the pure play electric performance car brand, has revealed a new concept car that redefines sports roadsters for the electric age.
Our customers haven't just bought a Porsche they've bought into the "We Love Cars" lifestyle. We took our Porsche 911 customers to Hampton Downs International Motorsport Park, to put their Porsches to the test.
For this episode of Cool Cars we drive the all-new Kia EV6, take a look at the new Lotus Eletre, and a peek of the Aston Martin DBX707. Plus, Lamborghini reveals the new Huracan Tecnica.
McLaren sum up the 765LT with their own version of the three ‘R’s’: Radical. Relentless. Reborn.
The KODIAQ is ŠKODA's most popular model in New Zealand, and it's easy to see why. We took the all-new 2022 RS version for a spin on NZ roads.
Why has it taken so long?
The Huracán STO is based on a true story. A story of motorsport success and passion. We were finally able to share that story.....
For the first episode of 2022 we drive the all-new Audi RS3, Polestar 2 wins the NZ Autocar 'Car of the Year', and The Car Store is open at Westfield Newmarket.
The fifth-gen Sportage takes Kia’s most popular model to a whole new level. It is bigger and better looking – but at the same time still delivers Kia’s renowned value and reliability.
In the final Cool Cars of 2021 we say hello and goodbye to the Lotus Elise 240 Sport final edition. We drive the Aston Martin DBS Volante and Kia Sportage and also your chance to win with Harman Kardon.
This week on Cool Cars we talk all things Polestar following the press launch here in NZ, including getting the Transport Minister's thoughts, and we also confirm that the Precept is becoming a reality as the Polestar 5. We take a closer...
McLaren Racing have announced Emma Gilmour as the team’s first-ever female driver who will compete for the McLaren Extreme E team in 2022.
“This isn’t only a tribute, it’s a love letter to natural aspiration…actually, forget love letter, try love song; a sonnet to Sant’Agata.”Find out more
In this editon we take a closer look at the all-new Range Rover, we finally take the first NZ drive in the Lamborghini Huracan STO, Polestar has landed in New Zealand. And - confirmation that the Corvette Z06 is coming to the country,...
The most sporting Vantage in the production range, the new model is in essence a replica of the Vantage Official Safety Car of Formula 1.
The tech buzz of Google's Android Automotive debut and a full $8625 clean car rebate were two of the big talking points ahead of the New Zealand launch of the Polestar 2. But spend any time in the driver's seat, and it's the minimalistic...
The colour is called Dragon Red, and yes, it is a statement – but then again, pretty much everything about this Bentley Flying Spur V8 is a statement. You struggle to find any part of this car that hasn’t been touch with Mulliner’s magic...Find out more
Welcome to New Zealand…welcome home, McLaren Artura. This McLaren’s supercar for the future - a plug in hybrid supercar that distills everything McLaren have ever learned, with ultralight engineering – blistering electrified power –...
We've got a truly blockbuster edition of Cool Cars this week, we catch up with Liam Lawson, there's Cannonball Run, there's Bond, and of course the Lamborghini Huracan STO - and that's just the start of it.
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.
That the 2021 Formula E Championship is Jaguar Racing’s most successful season to date, is of little consolation to Mitch Evans.
This week on Cool Cars, Bond is back and in an Aston Martin of course, we chat to Mitch Evans about coming so close to that Formula E Championship, and drive the plug-in Kia Sorento.
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.
The Nissan LEAF is one of the world's best-selling EVs, with over 300,000 vehicles sold since its debut over a decade ago.
Police have confirmed that they are assessing the viability of a Skoda Superb iV plug-in hybrid as a potential addition to recently introduced their fleet of Skoda Superbs. We spoke to Inspector Brian Yanko about the Superb iV which has an...
New Zealand is the first country outside Europe to welcome Skoda’s iV range – starting with the Superb iV PHEV, which boasts up to 62km of EV range, and a colossal 930km combined range.
With 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?
Bigger, more efficient, more intelligent...the Volkswagen Caddy Move is the new gold standard for practical mobility. Now available at Giltrap Volkswagen.
Loaded with safety features and space for the family - we take a closer look at the Award-winning ŠKODA Karoq.
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.
We check out the record-breaking run at the Nürburgring in the Porsche 911 GT2 RS, Kiwi Rhys Millen’s latest Pikes Peak milestone in Bentley Continental GT3 and join Lamborghini Esperienza Giro Auckland.
Art of Living reflects the core values of Aston Martin, these exclusive and bespoke experiences provide an in-depth immersion into our brand, heritage and current models.
The CUPRA Formentor is not just a contemporary vision of sportiness. It’s the first car with 100% CUPRA DNA.
We take the first drive in the all-new CUPRA Formentor, Land Rover shares its big plans for an environmental Defender, the Corvette C8 order book is open in NZ, Porsche unveil the 911 GT3 Touring and a good week on the track for a couple of...
What would your perfect day be in an All-New Aston Martin DBX? A chance to go wherever and do whatever your spirit desires, in a car that from dawn to dusk is UNMISTAKABLY ASTON MARTIN. This is our perfect day in the Aston Martin DBX.
Brendon Leitch has 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.
The All-New Octavia RS truly personifies all of the “Simply Clever” characteristics that define Skoda. Smart, practical, stylish and best of all sporty, the Octavia RS really is everything you could ask for in a wagon…and a whole lot more.Find out more
Christchurch put on a suberb welcome for our showcase event. An awesome turn out to our mini supercar show, incredible weather and stunning roads.
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.
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.
Our first drive of the Mark 8 Golf GTI on New Zealand roads.
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.
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.
Nothing quite compares to a Porsche in full flight...Check out some footage from our time at the 2021 Porsche Roadshow. Big thanks to Porsche New Zealand for all their hard work and our customers for making it such an awesome experience!Find out more
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.Find out more
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.
This week on Cool Cars we say hello and goodbye to the Bentley Mulsanne, have a chat with Earl Bamber and take a look at the new Lexus LC500 convertible. We also take a drive in the best value car in New Zealand.
This 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!
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.
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.
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.
In this edition of Cool Cars, the McLaren 765LT is here, we chat to 6-time IndyCar Champion Scott Dixon, and we hook up the Audi e-tron for a real-world test.
Shaun caught up with Scott following his 6th IndyCar Series win.Find out more
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.
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.
We introduce and drive Aston Martin's first-ever SUV in New Zealand - The all-new DBX! The DBX has 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 putting out 550hp that will put you from 0-100km/h in just 4.5 seconds. So how does this all-new super-luxury SUV...
On Cool Cars this week we unveil and drive the Aston Martin DBX. We also check out the new Kia Sorento and give you the chance to win the all-new Samsung Z Fold2.
Shaun takes us for a walkaround of the all-new 2021 Kia Sorento and lets you know why we love it so much.
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...
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...
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.
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...
We take a look at the new V8 edition of the Touareg, now at Giltrap Volkswagen.
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...
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...
Shaun shows us around the all-electric Porsche Taycan, now in the showroom at Giltrap Porsche.
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...
On Cool Cars this week, we move to Level 2 and the doors are open across the Giltrap Group - Bentley has opened its doors too, they are back building cars in their factory in Crewe. We take a look at the new Porsche Macan GTS, and hit the...
This week on Cool Cars we look at the new Volkswagen T-Cross, an all-new Lamborghini, the Porsche 992, and Max Verstappen drives the Aston Martin Valkyrie.
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...
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...
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.
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...
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...
McLaren didn’t hold back when they designed the exhaust system on the 600LT, Shaun Summerfield discovered (much to his joy) that even on regular ‘pump’ fuel the road legal racer is a fire breathing monster. Now some smoke to go with the...
With the series raced on narrow city streets with near to zero run-off; Formula-E boasts close to zero margin for error. As a relative veteran of the series Mitch Evans knows this as well as anyone…but he also knows that no matter how...
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...Find out more
That Jaguar bosses signed off the Project 8 is a victory for engineers everywhere…and that we got to drive it at Hampton Downs was all the victory we needed.
Porsche Cayenne has set the standard for sporting SUV’s since it first went on sale…now they have given it the Coupé treatment…with the typical Porsche magic. We take a closer look at the flagship Turbo S E-Hybrid.
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.Find out more
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.