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Cool Cars & Great Deals

Welcome to Cool Cars, and best of all, welcome to Level Two. This week's edition of Cool Cars on Giltrap TV outlines how we have made sure you can safely visit our dealerships. We have heaps of Cool Cars and Great Deals, including our feature car: the new Porsche Macan GTS.

When you add the GTS badge to the Porsche Macan, it equals one of my favourite cars. The Macan has been a favourite in our house for more than five years, among the many that have called our driveway home, we have owned four GTS models. I say 'we' because whenever my partner gets a Macan GTS, she says I spend more time driving it than she does. 

For me, the Macan is the perfect balance: it is an SUV, but it still looks sporty; It's not too big, but it's not dinky either; the interior design is spot on and thanks to excellent ergonomics everything is in the right place. Key to all those qualities is that the Macan is not just German, but Porsche-engineered, so you know the quality is exceptional.

The GTS comes with a sports-design package, RS Spyder design wheels, tinted lights, sports seat, and Alcantara trim, plus Porsche active suspension management (PASM) combined with a 15mm lower ride height. It's the perfect platform for the new 2.9-litre twin-turbo v6 producing 280Kw (380hp) and 520Nm of torque. 

Then there are the intangible qualities; from the way it sits so perfectly on its wheels and looks so comfortable in its own skin. Then there is the emotional rush delivered by the extra-sporty character and a roguish charm not often found in a German car. These things put a cheeky smile on my face every single time I drive it.

So, the Macan GTS is like that one childhood classmate who had it all: good looking, top of the class and a star on the sports field; they had no problem getting a date, and they charmed teachers and parents equally as well. A golden child, but far from being goody-two shoes, they are still naughty enough to be loads of fun. Even if you tried, you still can't help but love their company, just like the Macan GTS.

Check out the road test in this week's Cool Cars to see what I mean. The Giltrap TV team have also assembled some great coverage of the upcoming Land Rover Defender. Of course, there are some Great Deals, from across the Giltrap Group. 

Enjoy Racing Local Tonight.


Michael Giltrap

Joint-Managing Director

Giltrap Group

Bentley Motors resumes production

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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.

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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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2020 Porsche Macan GTS

A compact SUV that inextricably combines sportiness, design and everyday practicality: the new Macan GTS.
Always focusing on absolute performance. As we would expect of a genuine sports car.

Macan GTS Standard Equipment:

  • 2.9L Twin Turbo V6 producing 280kW and 520Nm of torque
  • 7 Speed PDK Transmission
  • 20 Inch RS Spyder Wheels in Black
  • SportDesign Bodykit
  • Tinted Taillights and black window surrounds
  • Black PDLS Headlights
  • Sports Exhaust System
  • Black Leather and Alcantara Interior
  • Sports Seats

$138,900 + ORCs


Email: sdargaville@giltrapporsche.co.nz

Phone: 02102401752

2020 Porsche Macan GTS Review 

A compact SUV that inextricably combines sportiness, design and everyday practicality: the new Macan.

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2017 Audi S8 Plus
2017 Audi S8 Plus

2017 Audi S8 Plus

TFSI quattro 445kW

The Audi S8's turbocharged 4-litre V-8 hustles it to 100km/h in just 3.9 seconds, while air suspension and torque vectoring give it exceptional cornering. This is the ultimate luxury/sport combination!

  • Daytona Grey
  • 21” 5-Arm Design Alloys
  • Black Styling Package
  • 2 Year Service / 2 Year Warranty / 1 Year Insurance*

Contact: Daniel Smith - 021 790 600 - dsmith@giltrapaudi.co.nz

The McLaren GT
The McLaren GT

The McLaren GT


The new superlight GT reimagines the breed with results that are extraordinary.

Finished in gorgeous Amaranth Red, this GT is equipped with McLaren's 'Pioneer' Package Specification, a mix of Alcantara and Leather.

Options include:

  • MSO Defined Bright Pack
  • Sports Exhaust
  • Privacy Glass
  • 15-Spoke Forged Alloy Wheels with Diamond Cut finish
  • Bowers & Wilkins 12 Speaker Audio System

Contact: Luke Neuberger 021 458 021 lneuberger@auckland.mclaren.com

2017 Bentley Flying Spur
2017 Bentley Flying Spur

2017 Bentley Flying Spur


Waft your way around the country in this exceptional 2017 Bentley Flying Spur V8. This car was originally specified by Bentley Motors themselves so whoever had the task, ticked almost every box!

The interior has one of Bentley’s most exclusive options, Hand Cross Stitching, and together with the Mulliner Quilted Hide, this is one very special place to be.

Options include:

  • Mulliner Driving Specification
  • Adaptive Cruise
  • Naim Audio System
  • Massage Seats

Contact: Derek Bennett 027 700 3092 dbennett@bentleyauckland.com

2020 Range Rover Velar
2020 Range Rover Velar

2020 Range Rover Velar

SVAutobiography Dynamic

The Velar SVAutobiography boasts a Supercharged V8 engine and beautifully appointed interior.

Standard features include:

  • Matrix LED Headlights,
  • Variable Active Exhaust
  • Quilted Windsor Leather Seats
  • 20-way Heated & Cooled Front Seats with Massaging Function

Demonstrator savings of over $20,500! Book your test drive today!

Contact: Taufeeq Makani 021 0821 2515 taufeeq.makani@archibaldandshorter.co.nz 

New 2020 Land Rover Defender - the most important review of the year

On a motorshow stand the car’s design looks modern and forward-thinking, but in the middle of nowhere, well inside the Tropic of Capricorn, with nothing but sand in sight, the Land Rover Defender looks like an alien body.

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The New Land Rover DEFENDER – Unstoppable

An icon. Reimagined. Unstoppable. Watch the new Land Rover DEFENDER fly into action in rehearsals for NO TIME TO DIE - in cinemas this November.

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2016 Aston Martin Vantage Coupe
2016 Aston Martin Vantage Coupe

2016 Aston Martin Vantage Coupe


The ultimate modern classic inspired by Aston Martin's rich racing pedigree. Finished in Cobalt Blue with Obsidian Black leather and updated interior.

  • 4.7 litre V8 420 BHP
  • Sport Exhaust System
  • Sportshift II Transmission
  • Exterior Carbon Fibre Pack
  • Bang & Olufsen Beosound Audio
  • Travelled 9,000kms

Contact: Mark Wilson - 021 999 607 - markwilson2020@gmail.com

2020 Holden Acadia
2020 Holden Acadia

2020 Holden Acadia

LTZ-V 3.6L V6 Demo

Built in the US, the Holden Acadia LTZ-V is seriously impressive SUV, with great performance thanks to a 3.6L V6 petrol engine. Arrive in style in this top spec LTZ-V edition.

  • Custom Black-Out Kit
  • 22” Black Alloys
  • 7- Seater
  • Leather Interior

Contact: Sharlene Van Dijk 022 614 3027 sdijk@giltrapmotors.co.nz

The New Holden Acadia

We take a look at the all-new Holden Acadia with its fresh new look and build!

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2019 Jaguar E-Pace
2019 Jaguar E-Pace

2019 Jaguar E-Pace

P250 AWD R Dynamic SE

This Jaguar E-PACE is finished in Caldera Red with Black Contrasting Roof and has only travelled 5,540km.

  • Adaptive Cruise Control with Queue Assist
  • Dynamic Stability control and Traction Control
  • 10' Touch Pro Infotainment System
  • Keyless Entry & Start
  • 20" Gloss Black Alloys
  • Panoramic roof

Contact: Tim Owen 021 373 733 tim.owen@archibaldandshorter.co.nz

2020 Chevrolet Silverado LTZ
2020 Chevrolet Silverado LTZ

2020 Chevrolet Silverado LTZ


This Silverado is the only Graphite Grey model available in New Zealand and includes a special finance rate of 8.95% over 3 years to 'Cool Cars' clients.

  •  6.6 litre turbo diesel V8 Diesel engine
  • Allison 1000 6 speed automatic transmission
  • Up to 5800 KG towing capacity
  • Bose 7 speaker sound system
  • Full leather appointed seats

Contact: Paul Loftus 021 938 081 ploftus@schofields.co.nz

Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD LTZ Z71 Midnight Edition

Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD LTZ Z71 Midnight Edition...If you think the name is big, wait until you see the rest.

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2020 Škoda Scala
2020 Škoda Scala

2020 Škoda Scala

Sport TSI 110kw

With 470 litres of luggage space and ‘simply clever’ features throughout, the Scala redefines just how much you can do with a hatchback.

Finished in Moon White Metallic this Scala Sport is one of four pre-registered examples available with a complementary service plan: 

  • 3 year/45,000km service plan
  • Black Pantera leather upholstery with quilted detail
  • Sports bucket seats, steering wheel and pedals
  • Automatic LED headlights
  • ‘Smartlink’ for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto

Contact: Matthew Sokolich 021 175 2713 msokolich@giltrapskoda.co.nz

 2019 Kia Stinger (ex-demonstrator)
 2019 Kia Stinger (ex-demonstrator)

2019 Kia Stinger (ex-demonstrator)


The Kia Stinger EX Turbo is a classy rear wheel drive vehicle, which brings a mix of sport and luxury together.

With a full suite of driver assistance and safety and technology systems, this is the best value sporting sedan on the market. 

  • 2L Turbo
  • 5 Star ANCAP Rating
  • Alloys
  • Parking Sensors

Contact: Alby Peterson 021 905 643 apeterson@giltrapmotors.co.nz

2019 Volkswagen Amarok
2019 Volkswagen Amarok

2019 Volkswagen Amarok

V6 Aventura

A great looking truck with plenty of brute strength! The Amarok V6 Aventura has 190kW/580Nm and only travelled 4000km.

Extras Include:

  • Factory Matt Paint 
  • Rolla Rear Deck Lid
  • 22” Niche Alloys

Contact: Matthew Cope 021 0260 6607 mcope@giltrapvolkswagen.co.nz

2018 Lexus RCF
2018 Lexus RCF

2018 Lexus RCF

Carbon edition

Bold lines, precise detailling and comfort. The RCF is a a powerful, mid-sized rear-drive coupe. This vehicle has travelled only 25,634km.

  • Infra-Red-Light
  • Grey Leather
  • Balance of Lexus care Unlimited KM warranty/Service Package until January 2020

Special Price offer ends 18/5/2020 4PM

Contact: Ben McGroarty 021 511 703 bmcgroarty@lexusofaucklandcity.co.nz

2017 Volvo XC90
2017 Volvo XC90

2017 Volvo XC90

T6 AWD R Design

This is one of the best looking XC90's on the road. Finished in Onyx Black and only travelled 41,000km. 

  • Heated Front Seats
  • Sunroof
  • 22" Diamond Cut R-Design Wheels
  • Heads-Up Display

Contact: Chris Thompson 021 456 805 chris.thompson@archibaldandshorter.co.nz

2019 Lamborghini Urus (demonstrator)
2019 Lamborghini Urus (demonstrator)

2019 Lamborghini Urus (demonstrator)


The Lamborghini Urus exceeds all the  expectations set out during its development. Whether that’s on the race track, off road or in an urban environment the Lamborghini Urus really is the do everything car.

  • Grigio Nimbus Exterior paint
  • Terra Asia Elegante Leather
  • Luxury 4 seat configuration
  • Bang & Olufsen sound system
  • 22” Nath Diamond Finished Alloys
  • Panoramic RoofRoof Rails
  • Tow-Bar
  • Q-Citura Stitching

Contact: Ben Dallas 021 168 6474 bdallas@lamborghiniauckland.com

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