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Cool Cars & Great Deals

As much as we grizzle about traffic congestion in the city and on motorways, the reality is that New Zealand is still a fantastic country to drive around…once you find an open road! This week we focus on two truly fantastic driving experiences; one around the spectacular Coromandel Peninsula, and the other which stars the Aston Martin DBX, was based around Auckland's windswept West Coast.

The film of that drive is called ‘The Perfect Day’, and it looks like it would have been. From racing across blacks sands, tackling forest roads, sweeping highways and finishing with dinner in the city. The Aston Martin Auckland team have really captured the magic of driving and the true potential of the DBX, which is more than a match for the stunning backdrops.

I should point out that professional drivers were used, so this isn’t our recommended test drive route.

The other great drive was as part of the McLaren Auckland Autumn drive, where Shaun took the chance to test the McLaren GT with a lap of the Coromandel. He was won over by the ‘everyday supercar’ nature of the GT, and so was Motorsport Legend Rod Millen, who climbed aboard to give Shaun a few tips on driving the world-famous ‘Millen’s Mile’ at the Leadfoot ranch.

Two great drives and we have plenty more for you on this week's Cool Cars and Great Deals.

 

Michael Giltrap
Joint-Managing Director
Giltrap Group

 

 

McLaren GT Drive | GiltrapTV

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Featured Car

All-new 2021 Aston Martin DBX
All-new 2021 Aston Martin DBX

All-new 2021 Aston Martin DBX

$330,000

Its time for something NEW, this is DBX!

Our first SUV, is a new kind of Aston Martin, one founded on the principles of beauty, luxury and driving dynamics. Ready to go anywhere, it’s powered by the spirit of adventure.

  • 22” Satin Black Alloy Wheels
  • Sports Exhaust
  • Smoked Rear Lamps
  • Aston Martin Premium Audio
  • Full Panoramic Glass Roof 

Contact: Steve Fulks | 027 494 5350 | sfulks@astonmartinauckland.com 

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Aston Martin DBX - Walkaround | GiltrapTV

e take a look at the first Aston Martin DBX in New Zealand.

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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!

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2020 718 Cayman GTS 4.0
2020 718 Cayman GTS 4.0

2020 718 Cayman GTS 4.0

$172,990

This is the latest model in the 718 range and is powered by a 400bhp (294kW) Flat Six.

  • Manual Transmission
  • Black Leather and Alcantara Interior
  • 20" Sport Wheels in Satin Black
  • LED Main Headlights including Porsche Dynamic Light System

Contact: Mark Russ | 021 906 120 | mruss@giltrapporsche.co.nz 

2021 Nissan Navara Phantom Plus
2021 Nissan Navara Phantom Plus

2021 Nissan Navara Phantom Plus

$52,990

The popular Navara Phantom has finally arrived in the 2021 model. Free 3 Year / 60,000Km Service Plan this month.

  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • Around View Monitor with Moving Object Detection
  • Rear Cross Traffic Alert
  • Blind Spot Warning

Contact: Matthew Winthrop | 022 317 9554 | mwinthrop@giltrapnissan.co.nz 

2021 Lamborghini Urus
2021 Lamborghini Urus

2021 Lamborghini Urus

$349,000

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

Options include:

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

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

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2021 Kia Stinger GT Sport 3.3L
2021 Kia Stinger GT Sport 3.3L

2021 Kia Stinger GT Sport 3.3L

$80,740

The 2021 Kia Stinger GT Sport is pure power and class. This high-performance Stinger has a range of upgrades to amplify its gran turismo character.

  • 3.3L Twin Turbo V6 Lambda II Engine
  • 15 Speaker Harman Kardon ® Premium Sound System
  • 19” Alloys with Brembo Brake Calipers
  • Colour Head Up Display

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

2021 Audi RS 5 Sportback 
2021 Audi RS 5 Sportback 

2021 Audi RS 5 Sportback 

$162,550

Experience premium functionality, comfort and dynamism. Striking RS design elements promise ultimate sportiness that you can transfer effortlessly onto the road with the powerful 2.9-litre V6 twin-turbo engine and quattro all-wheel drive.

  • Turbo Blue 
  • Gloss Black Styling and Badging 
  • Carbon Twill Inlays 
  • 20” Evo Style Alloys

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

2021 CUPRA Ateca VZ
2021 CUPRA Ateca VZ

2021 CUPRA Ateca VZ

$68,000

Infuse your days with power. The new CUPRA Ateca’s 300hp engine goes from 0-100 km/h in just 4.9 seconds.

  • 2-litre Turbo Petrol Engine (221kW/400Nm)
  • Launch Control Program
  • Sports Bucket Front Seats
  • Sports Exhaust with Quad Pipes
  • 19” Machined Alloys

Contact: Dane Halloran | 027 700 3608 | dhalloran@giltrapseat.co.nz 

2021 Land Rover Discovery
2021 Land Rover Discovery

2021 Land Rover Discovery

$143,821

This 2021 Santorini Black Discovery D250 R-Dynamic SE is the ultimate lifestyle vehicle.

  • 825W Meridian Audio
  • Electric Sunroof 
  • Gloss Black

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

2021 Bentley Mulsanne 6.75 Edition Mulliner
2021 Bentley Mulsanne 6.75 Edition Mulliner

2021 Bentley Mulsanne 6.75 Edition Mulliner

$550,000

This exquisite 2021 Mulsanne 6.75 Edition by Mulliner is one of only 30 unique examples in the world. A fitting send-off for this masterpiece of British automotive engineering and craftsmanship.

  • Veneered Picnic Tables
  • Corner View Camera
  • Single Tone Interior with Silver Accent Hide and Piping
  • Entertainment Specification

Contact: Craig Paton | 021 595 069 | cpaton@bentleyauckland.com 

2021 Jaguar F-PACE SVR
2021 Jaguar F-PACE SVR

2021 Jaguar F-PACE SVR

$175,365

With it's upgraded interior and exterior facelift, the new F-PACE SVR shows that Jaguar has outdone themselves once again.

  • Heads Up Display 
  • Privacy Glass 
  • 22' 5 Split Spoke Wheels

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

2021 Jaguar F-PACE SVR Drive | GiltrapTV

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2016 McLaren 675LT Spider
2016 McLaren 675LT Spider

2016 McLaren 675LT Spider

$375,000

This incredible 1-owner 675LT Spider in Napier Green has come back onto the market and is in immaculate condition.

Options include:

  • Extended Exterior and Interior Carbon Fibre Options
  • MSO Defined Shift Lights
  • Ultra-Lightweight 10 Spoke Wheel - Stealth
  • Napier Green Brake Calipers

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

2021 Volvo XC40
2021 Volvo XC40

2021 Volvo XC40

$77,840

Advanced technology in your XC40 SUV helps connect your drive to personalised comfort and mobility.

  • Heated Front Seats
  • 360 Degree Camera
  • Park Assist Pilot
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto

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

2021 Jaguar XE P250 R-Dynamic SE
2021 Jaguar XE P250 R-Dynamic SE

2021 Jaguar XE P250 R-Dynamic SE

$87,900

This XE is a fine example of class and performance combined. Boasting 185kW of power you won’t lack performance in this elegant car.

  • 2.0L Turbo Ingenium Petrol
  • 19" Alloy Wheels in Gloss Black
  • Full Black Pack
  • Ebony Leather

Contact: Simon Evans | 021 867 960 | simon.evans@archibaldandshorter.co.nz 

2021 Land Rover Discovery Sport D180 R-Dynamic SE
2021 Land Rover Discovery Sport D180 R-Dynamic SE

2021 Land Rover Discovery Sport D180 R-Dynamic SE

$89,900

The New Discovery has a refreshed exterior that maintains the iconic, award winning design and facilitates the addition of new technologies.

  • 2.0L Turbo Ingenium Diesel
  • 20" Alloy Wheels in Gloss Black
  • Full Black Pack
  • Ebony Windsor Leather with Massage Seats

Contact: Jamie Clark | 027 700 8737 | jamie.clark@archibaldandshorter.co.nz 

2021 Volkswagen T-Cross Life Black Edition
2021 Volkswagen T-Cross Life Black Edition

2021 Volkswagen T-Cross Life Black Edition

$33,990

Combining urban appeal with striking design. The T-Cross is spacious, clever and packed with features.

  • Lane Keep Assist and Blind Spot Monitoring
  • Keyless Entry and Reverse Camera
  • App-Connect (Apple CarPlay and Android Auto)
  • Qi Wireless Phone Charging
  • Tinted Windows
  • 17” Gloss Black Alloys

Contact: Tim Ventura | 021 199 3089 | tventura@giltrapvolkswagen.co.nz 

2021 Lexus UX300e

After 20 years of pioneering and leading the way with hybrid technology, Lexus welcomes its first full electric vehicle for NZ Market.

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2020 Volvo XC90 D5 AWD Plus
2020 Volvo XC90 D5 AWD Plus

2020 Volvo XC90 D5 AWD Plus

$79,160

XC40 T5 R-Design appeals with its charming design and a wealth of premium features. Contemporary Swedish styling meets fun and functional design inside the XC40.

  • 360 Camera
  • Adaptive Cruise Control with Pilot Assist
  • Blind Spot Information System Alert
  • Lane Keeping Aid

Contact: Patricia Geisel | 027 7485 769 | patricia.geisel@archibaldandshorter.co.nz 

2014 Maserati Ghibli 3.0D
2014 Maserati Ghibli 3.0D

2014 Maserati Ghibli 3.0D

$49,990

The third generation Ghibli introduced the Maserati brand ethos to a whole new market. This V6 diesel example offers effortless performance and features.

  • 19" Alloys
  • Bi-modal Exhaust
  • Nero Leather
  • Radica Wood Trim

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

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