Cool Cars GNR News Edition | February 19th

Our bi-weekly newsletter - presenting the best of Great North Road.

Featuring: Aston Martin, Audi, Bentley, Lamborghini, Lexus, McLaren, Porsche and Volkswagen.

Welcome to Cool Cars - GNR News Edition.

What a week!

On Sunday, we enjoyed the hot sun and cool cars at the Ellerslie Car Show, only to be in an Alert Level 3 Lockdown on Monday. Check out the gallery below of what we had on dispaly.

Our team welcomed the move to Level 2, but all the talk on Great North Road over the past couple of days has been the launch of two spectacular new cars: the McLaren Artura and Porsche 911 GT3.

With the Porsche GT3, we knew it would be a step-up for the ultimate road-racer. The performance improvements summed up by the new GT3 better the previous model’s lap time around the Nurburgring by an astonishing 17-seconds!

While the 911 is famous for subtle styling changes, the swan-neck rear spoiler - which improves rear downforce by 50%, is a significant change. Speaking of downforce, the new GT3 has 150% more than the previous car. Underneath, there are sweeping suspension improvements and a naturally aspirated flat-six with a screaming 9000rpm red-line. Like I said, perfect made even better. 

The other big launch was the ground-breaking McLaren Artura. This plug-in hybrid channels the Legendary P1, with the new V6 engine combining with electric power to produce 671 BHP. The result is a stunning looking car that McLaren promise will be as much fun as a 600LT, and at the same time deliver 30km of emissions-free EV range. 

Until these brilliant new cars arrive on Great North Road, we have another great line-up in this Cool Cars GNR News Edition.

If you are coming in to see one, we are open and ready to take care of all your motoring needs in the safest way possible.


Michael Giltrap

Joint-Managing Director

Giltrap Group


Ellerslie Car Show 2021

Giltrap Group have been long time supporters of the Ellerslie Car Show, and to celebrate the 50th anniversary they assembled their biggest display ever. 

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2021 Porsche 911 GT3

The just-revealed 911 Gt3 is more track-focused than any GT3 before it. Need proof? It smashed it's predecessor's Nurburgring lap time by over 17 seconds. 

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Unveiled: The McLaren Artura

McLaren believe the Artura represents a step change, not just in their own approach to supercars, but potentially heralds the wider shift in next-gen supercars. 

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2021 Aston Martin DBX  
2021 Aston Martin DBX  

2021 Aston Martin DBX  


DBX is a new kind of Aston Martin, one founded on the principles of beauty, luxury and driving dynamics. Ready to go anywhere, its powered by the spirit of adventure.


  • 22” Alloy Wheels
  • Premium Audio Systems
  • Large Panoramic Glass Roof
  • Triple Chamber Air Suspension
  • Privacy Glass
  • Surround Camera and Self-Parking

Steve Fulks | 027 494 5350

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 handle on the New Zealand roads?

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2019 Lamborghini LP10-4
2019 Lamborghini LP10-4

2019 Lamborghini LP10-4


The Lamborghini Huracan 610-4 Coupe has perfectly been nicknamed the everyday supercar and it is easy to understand why. 


  • Alcantara with Q-citura Pattern
  • Branding Package
  • Dark Chrome Interior Package
  • Travel and Smoker Package
  • 20" Mimas Forged Rims in Shiny Black

Chris Parker | 022 500 1987

2020 Bentayga Design Series 
2020 Bentayga Design Series 

2020 Bentayga Design Series 


This special limited edition Bentayga was created by the Mulliner Division at Bentley Motors and has unique touches throughout. We absolutely loved this car when we saw it for the first time and it is the only one in NZ.


  •  Bentayga Design Series
  •  Breitling Mother of Pearl Clock
  •  Centenary Specification
  •  City Specification
  •  Touring Specification

Paul Shorter | 021 878 555

2016 Bentley Continental GT V8-S
2016 Bentley Continental GT V8-S

2016 Bentley Continental GT V8-S


This 2016 Bentley Continental GT V8-S has one striking colour combination, Sequin Blue is one of the latest Bentley colours and combined with the Linen Interior, this is the definition of a luxury Grand Tourer.


  • Mulliner Driving Specification 
  • Contrast Stitching
  • Dark Tint Front & Rear Lamps 
  • Reversing Camera 
  • Adaptive Cruise Control 

Craig Paton | 021 595 069

2014 Mclaren 650S Spider 
2014 Mclaren 650S Spider 

2014 Mclaren 650S Spider 


Sold new by us, with an impeccable service history, this example has been well specified, including a stunning Pearlescent Elite White paint scheme. 


  • Volumetric Alarm Upgrade
  • Carbon Interior
  • Full Alcantara Leather Seats
  • Vehicle Lifter
  • Stealth Alloy Wheels
  • Polished Brake Calipers

Luke Neuberger | 021 458 021

2012 R8 GT
2012 R8 GT

2012 R8 GT


Only 333 have been produced worldwide. This 248th edition R8 GT with its factory optioned bucket seats, aggressive carbon fibre aero and track-tuned suspension is sure to be a future collectable.


  • Suzuka Grey in Matte Finish
  • 512KW 5.2L V10
  • 0 – 100km/h in 3.6 sec
  • Magnetic Ride Suspension

Michael Keane | 020 412 97308

2021 Audi R8 Performance
2021 Audi R8 Performance

2021 Audi R8 Performance


This R8 Coupe personifies Audi's racing genes: from the powerful air intakes to the wide single-frame grille, through the sharp-edged side lines, the mid-mounted engine and the raised diffuser at the rear. This 449 kW Coupe marks the meeting between the road and the racetrack.


  • Arabian Blue
  • Nappa Black Leather w/ Anthracite Stitching
  • Gloss Black Audi Badging
2021 Porsche Taycan 4S
2021 Porsche Taycan 4S

2021 Porsche Taycan 4S


We are proud to offer one of our first incredible Taycan 4S with fantastic specification and unqiue Crayon Special Exterior Paint.


  • Crayon Exterior Special Colour
  • Mission E Design Wheels
  • Porsche Surface Coated Brakes with Black Callipers
  • Performance Battery Plus with Overboost up to 420kW and 93.4kWh
  • Panoramic Glass Roof

Sam Dargaville | 021 024 01752

2021 Taycan Turbo
2021 Taycan Turbo

2021 Taycan Turbo


Giltrap Porsche is proud to offer one of our first Taycan Turbos in the country with incredible specification and presented in stunning Volcano Grey.

  • Mission E Design Wheels with PSCB Brakes
  • Panoramic Glass Roof
  • Air Suspension with PDCC
  • 93kWh Battery with Charging up to 270kW


Andrew Ryan | 021 887 272

2021 Grand California 680
2021 Grand California 680

2021 Grand California 680


The Grand California 680 is here in Indium Grey. With 130kW, 410nM of Torque and the renowned Volkswagen 4Motion Syste, you're free to explore on a grand scale. 


  • Bind Spot Monitoring, Front Assist and Rear Traffic Alert
  • Thule Awning + Outdoor Furniture
  • Sleeping for 2
  • 2x Gas Cookers
  • Interior Shower and Toilet
  • 110 Fresh Water Tank

Matthew Cope | 021 0260 6607

2021 Lexus LC500 Convertible 
2021 Lexus LC500 Convertible 

2021 Lexus LC500 Convertible 


The LC Convertible is an open-air roadster that is an artful reflection of the LC coupe. The design goal of the Convertible was the expression of ‘ultimate beauty.'



  • 5.0L V8 Producing 351kW & 540NM

  • 17 Speaker Mark Levinson Reference Sound System 

  • Roof Operation Takes Under 15 seconds at up to 50km/h

Oliver Hughes | 021 078 6108

2018 Lexus RX450h Limited  
2018 Lexus RX450h Limited  

2018 Lexus RX450h Limited  


This RX is the quintessential hybrid-luxury SUV, that represents all things Lexus.

Special Finance Offer Available – 30% deposit ($26,997), 24 month term with payments of $2624,70 at 0% interest.


  • 3.5L V6 Hybrid – Combined Output 230kW
  • 15 Speaker Mark Levinson Sound System
  • Panoramic Moonroof
  • Adaptive LED Headlighting System
  • 2000kg Towing Capacity

Oliver Hughes | 021 078 6108