Cool Cars GNR News Edition | May 29th 2021

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,

 

It has been great to celebrate the 50th Birthday of the Lamborghini Countach with the iconic Supercar on display in the front window of Lamborghini Auckland over the past fortnight. Half a century on, the Countach remains just as outrageously awesome as it was when it was first revealed to an astonished audience in 1971. 

 

Few cars will ever match the jaw-dropping impact of the Countach. Still, Lamborghini’s recent announcement of their ‘Cor Tauri Roadmap’ will take the brand into an electric future and is equally show-stopping.

 

Of course, Lamborghini isn’t the first carmaker to make such a bold announcement. Bentley has already committed to being fully electric by 2030. But silent progress has never really been Lamborghini’s ‘thing’; their cars have always sounded as spectacular as they looked.

 

But the world is changing, meaning Lamborghini’s most significant call since Ferrucio decided to build something faster than a tractor, was made by returing President and CEO, Stephan Winkelmann: “ Lamborghini’s electrification plan is a newly-plotted course, necessary in the context of a radically changing world, where we want to make our contribution by continuing to reduce environmental impact through concrete projects.”

 

The pledge is for the entire range to feature some electrification by 2024. The first all-electric Lamborghini is on sale by the second half of this decade.  However, the first step is to farewell the internal combustion engine, with a series of cars celebrating the end of an era.

 

I have written before about the jaw-dropping capabilities of cars like the Porsche Taycan, so I have every confidence that an electric Lamborghini will be a phenomenal drive…but I’ll also admit that I may shed a tear when that incredible V12 engine is retired.

 

Have a great weekend.

 

Michael Giltrap

Joint-Managing Director

Giltrap Group

 

The Countach on display at Lamborghini Auckland - 119 Great North Road

2021 Aston Martin Vantage AMR Aero Edition 
2021 Aston Martin Vantage AMR Aero Edition 

2021 Aston Martin Vantage AMR Aero Edition 

$317,000

Aston Martin Auckland are excited to be able to showcase this truly spectacular vehicle.

 

  • Aston Martin Premium Audio
  • Red Brake Calipers
  • Privacy Glass
  • 16 Way Seat Adjust
  • Smoked Rear Lamps
  • 10 Spoke Directional Gloss Black Alloy Wheels

 

Steve Fulks | 027 494 5350

2021 Lexus LC500 Convertible  
2021 Lexus LC500 Convertible  

2021 Lexus LC500 Convertible  

$234,000

"Exotic looks, wacky cabin, the noise, the quality, the joy of being in something wilfully different" – BBC Top Gear.

 

  • 470BHP
  • 10-Speed Auto
  • Mark Levison Reference Sound

 

Erin Kelly | 021 280 0612

2020 Lexus NX300h (Hybrid) Limited
2020 Lexus NX300h (Hybrid) Limited

2020 Lexus NX300h (Hybrid) Limited

$89,990

The NX300h pairs an ultra-smooth 2.5-litre, four cylinder petrol engine with a powerful, self-charging electric motor for maximum fuel efficiency. 

 

  • AWD
  • Hand Stitched Leather
  • Sunroof
  • Apple/Android Carplay



Erin Kelly | 021 280 0612

 

2021 Audi SQ5 
2021 Audi SQ5 

2021 Audi SQ5 

$139,150

This new Audi SQ5 features a powerful 3.0-litre V6 TDI engine, and sharper design in the exclusive new Ultra Blue colour.

 

  • Gloss Black Styling Package
  • Bang & Olfsen Premium Sound System
  • 21" 5 Double-Spoke V Style Alloys

 

Daniel Smith | 021 790 600

2020 Audi RS7
2020 Audi RS7

2020 Audi RS7

$214,900

Coupé-like elegant design lines in Glacier White meet the brute force of the V8 TFSI engine. 

 

  • Glacier White
  • Carbon Styling Package
  • Gloss Black Badging
  • 22” Trapezoid Style Alloys

 

Michael Keane | 020 4129 7308

2021 Volkswagen T-Roc Life 
2021 Volkswagen T-Roc Life 

2021 Volkswagen T-Roc Life 

$39,990

The Volkswagen T-Roc is an SUV with bold design crafted into every feature, and all the advanced technology you need to rule the road. Available in Black or Grey. 

 

  • 1.5L TSI Engine Producing 110kW
  • Front and Rear Parking Sensors with Reverse Camera
  • Keyless Entry and Start
  • App-Connect (Apple CarPlay and Android Auto)
  • Driver Assistance Package

 

Tim Ventura | 021 199 3089

 

2017 Volkswagen Tiguan TSI Comfortline 2WD 
2017 Volkswagen Tiguan TSI Comfortline 2WD 

2017 Volkswagen Tiguan TSI Comfortline 2WD 

$32,990

Refined comfort & excellent drivability make the Tiguan's performance every bit the match for it's visual appeal.  

 

  • App Connect for Apple & Android
  • Front & Rear Assist, Side Assist and Lane Assist
  • Parallel Parking Assistant
  • ISOFIX
  • Automatic Headlights and Rain Sensing Window Wipers

 

Tim Ventura | 021 199 3089

2021 Porsche Taycan 
2021 Porsche Taycan 

2021 Porsche Taycan 

$200,950

 The Taycan with Performance Battery Plus produces 280kW sent to the rear wheels and rockets to 100kp/h in only 5.1 seconds.

 

  • Jet Black Metallic
  • Performance Battery Plus
  • Air Suspension with PASM
  • Panoramic Glass Roof
  • Taycan Turbo Aero Wheels

 

Sam Dargaville | 021 024 01752

2019 Porsche GT2 RS
2019 Porsche GT2 RS

2019 Porsche GT2 RS

$599,990

 Giltrap Porsche are proud to offer this rare and extremely well optioned GT2 RS in GT Silver Metallic with Weissach Package.
This car has travelled 2,900kms and ready for immediate delivery with Balance of Porsche Factory Warranty, full service history and Porsche Roadside Assistance.

 

  • Black Leather and Alcantara with Red Stitching
  • Clubsport Package
  • Carbon Sport Bucket Seats

 

Andrew Ryan | 021 887 272

Lamborghini Urus 
Lamborghini Urus 

Lamborghini Urus 

$0

The Lamborghini Urus undoubtebly achieves all expectations. Whether that’s on the race track, off road or in an urban environment.

 

  • Bang & Olufsen Sound System
  • Panoramic Roof
  • Roof Rails
  • Tow-Bar

 

Chris Parker | 022 500 1987

2018 McLaren 570S Spider
2018 McLaren 570S Spider

2018 McLaren 570S Spider

$259,000

We present a fantastic spec 570S Spider that has been fitted with 3M Paint Protection Film, MSO Titanium Exhaust, and the $20,000 MSO High Downforce Kit.

 

  • Bowers & Wilkins 12-Speaker Audio
  • Electric Heated Memory Seats
  • Carbon Fibre Interior Components

 

Jordan Darrow | 021 045 3990

2020 Bentley Bentayga V8
2020 Bentley Bentayga V8

2020 Bentley Bentayga V8

$349,000

Carbon Fibre Body Kit, Black Line Styling Kit & Dynamic Ride, this really is the ultimate V8 Bentayga. Specified to look contemporary yet has all of those traditional Bentley hallmarks of luxury and attention to detail inside.

 

  • Mood Lighting
  • Centenary Specification
  • Duo Tone, 3 Spoke, Hide Trimmed Steering Wheel
  • Front Seat Comfort Specification
  • Bentley Signature Audio

 

Craig Paton | 021 595 069

2020 Bentley Continental GT W12
2020 Bentley Continental GT W12

2020 Bentley Continental GT W12

$389,000

Every now and then customers choose to order items from Bentley Motors special bespoke division, Mulliner. With Mulliner you can choose leathers and materials from right across the range that are not always available within the online configurator. This is one of those cars.

 

  • Mulliner Driving Specification
  • LED Welcome Lamps
  • Front Seat Comfort Specification
  • Bentley Rotating Display
  • Mood Lighting

 

Craig Paton | 021 595 069