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Cool Cars & Great Deals

As we prepare for Alert Level 2 and a chance to open our dealership doors properly, I'll also admit to looking forward to just getting out for a decent drive.

With that in mind, I've made sure there are plenty of great drives in this edition of Cool Cars. The Porsche 911 C2 that has just arrived at Giltrap Porsche is an obvious candidate, but I'm just as excited about the all-new Volkswagen T-Cross. This car has been winning over reviewers, with many describing it as the new small SUV class leader. The Car Guru's review is below, but I encourage you to check out the Giltrap VW website to see some of the distinctive design packs that are available.

It has been a big week for Lamborghini, with the Sant'Agata factory reopening. We all know how COVID-19 hit Northern Italy hard. During the crisis, Lamborghini had been producing protective equipment and breathing simulators.

As Shaun reports in this week's episode of Cool Cars on Giltrap TV, they marked the occasion of the reopening with a Virtual Unveiling of the new HURACÁN EVO RWD SPYDER. It is an automotive first for a launch, with the chance to see the car in your driveway using Apple AR Quick Look.

Also in this episode, we talk to Brendon Hartley about way racing local has been such a success, and take a ride in the Aston Martin Valkyrie with Max Verstappen.

I look forward to seeing you in a dealership sometime soon.



Michael Giltrap

Joint-Managing Director

Giltrap Group

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Lamborghini Huracán Augmented Reality Launch

Automobili Lamborghini has become the first automotive company in the world to utilise Augmented Reality technology in the launch of a new model.

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Volkswagen T-Cross: A little different

SUVs are the contemporary vehicle configuration de jour. Volkswagen’s newest and smallest addition to its SUV line-up – the T-Cross – is a great example of how the brand continues to pinpoint audiences with more specific offerings in an...

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Facing some of the most capable premium sportscar competition it its 56-year history, Porsche’s eighth-generation 911 can’t afford to sit still. Steve Vermeulen gets behind the wheel of the latest Carrera 2S and finds it has no intention of...

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2020 Volkswagen T-Cross

The all-new T-Cross has now arrived at Giltrap Volkswagen. Combining urban appeal with striking design, it’s brilliantly spacious, clever and packed with features. 

Features in the T-Cross ‘Life’ Model include:

  • 85kW 1.0L / 200Nm Petrol Turbo Engine
  • Lane Keep Assist and Blind Spot Monitoring
  • Keyless Entry and Reverse Camera
  • App-Connect (Apple CarPlay and Android Auto)
  • Qi Wireless Phone Charging


Contact the team to arrange your contactless test drive today.

$34,240 + ORCs


Email: tventura@giltrapvolkswagen.co.nz

Phone: Tim Ventura 021 199 3089

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2019 Volkswagen T-Cross Review: Just how good is VW's smallest SUV?

Volkswagen might be somewhat late to the small crossover party, but with the new T-Cross it is at least turning up in style. In this CarGurus review, Sarah-Ellen Brown takes a closer look at VW's rival to the likes of the Nissan Juke and Seat Arona to see just how good it is.

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2019 Audi A1
2019 Audi A1

2019 Audi A1

35 TFSI S line 110kW

The new Audi A1 Sportback redefines the compact segment. Finished in Turbo Blue and only traveled 10km!

  • S-Line Exterior Package
  • Audi Drive Select
  • Heated Exterior Mirrors w/ Electronic folding
  • Apple Carplay
  • Reverse Camera

Contact: Michael Keane 020 4129 7308 mkeane@giltrapaudi.co.nz 

2020 Porsche 911
2020 Porsche 911

2020 Porsche 911

Carrera Coupe

Latest 992 Generation 911 Carrera.

  • First in New Zealand of the new generation
  • 3.0L Flat Six Twin Turbo
  • 8 Speed PDK
  • GT Silver Metallic
  • Glass Sunroof
  • Adaptive Cruise Control 

Contact: Sam Dargaville sdargaville@giltrapporsche.co.nz 

NEW Porsche 911 Carrera (992) First Drive Review!

As one of the most iconic sports cars in the world, the launch of a new 911 is a big day! Here is the first look at the new Porsche 992 911 Carrera 4S.

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2015 Bentley Continental
2015 Bentley Continental

2015 Bentley Continental


Fresh into stock, this 2015 Bentley Continental GT is NZ New and is the 2016 Facelift model with a whole host of revisions prior to the all-new GT.

It goes without saying that you will never be wanting for power, this extraordinary engine will eat mile after mile in supreme luxury, the perfect companion for this year's Grand Tour.

  • Mulliner Driving Specification 
  • Reverse Camera
  • Graphite and Diamond Turned Alloy Wheels
  • Naim Audio 
  • Adaptive Cruise Control

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

2019 Range Rover Evoque
2019 Range Rover Evoque

2019 Range Rover Evoque

P250 R-Dynamic SE

With its distinctive coupe-like silhouette, the new Range Rover Evoque is a compelling successor to the vehicle that captured hearts all over the world.

Finished in Firenze Red, with Ebony interior.

  • 20” Gloss Black Alloys
  • Panoramic Roof - Fixed
  • Privacy Glass
  • Black Pack
  • Contrast Roof – Black
  • Front Fog Lamps
  • Configurable Ambient Lighting
  • Smart View Rear Mirror
  • Activity Key

Contact: Charlie Conway 021 331 232 charlie.conway@archibaldandshorter.co.nz

FIRST LOOK: Range Rover Evoque 2019 | Top Gear

Range Rover has revamped its tiddliest car. So let Top Gear Magazine's Jack Rix be your guide to the new, second-generation Range Rover Evoque.

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2017 Aston Martin DB11
2017 Aston Martin DB11

2017 Aston Martin DB11


Beautifully appointed in Silver Blond with Gloss Black roof, Inside is stunning in high-grade Caithness Sandstorm Bitter Chocolate leather.

  • Seats are Luxurious with Quilting and Celestial Perforations 
  • Headlining in Full Leather mirroring the seating details 
  • Traveled only 2,000 km 
  • 10 Spoke Directional Gloss Black DT wheels 
  • 1000watt B&O Sound system

Contact: Andrew Szczepanski 021 636 743 aszczepanski@astonmartinauckland.com 

Aston Martin Valkyrie tested by Max Verstappen and Alex Albon

Aston Martin Red Bull Racing drivers Max Verstappen and Alex Albon their first taste of the revolutionary hypercar at Silverstone.

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2019 Kia Cerato (ex-demonstrator)
2019 Kia Cerato (ex-demonstrator)

2019 Kia Cerato (ex-demonstrator)

GT Line Hatch

The Kia Cerato GT line hatch, combines style, comfort and advanced technologies to offer a great driving experience.

  • 2L Hatch
  • Heated Seats
  • Alloys
  • Parking Sensors

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

2020 Lexus CT200h
2020 Lexus CT200h

2020 Lexus CT200h


Understated and put together extremely well to last the test of time - everything a Lexus should be.

Balance of Lexus Care 4 Year unlimited km comprehensive service and warranty package.

  • Self-Charging Petrol/Electric Hybrid
  • Caliente Red with Black Leather 

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

2019 Commodore RS-V
2019 Commodore RS-V

2019 Commodore RS-V

Liftback (Demo)

The Holden Commodore RS-V boasts the complete package of performance, technology and most importantly safety.

  • 3.6L Petrol
  • AWD
  • Heated Seats
  • Alloys
  • 5 Star ANCAP rating

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

2020 Jaguar I-PACE
2020 Jaguar I-PACE

2020 Jaguar I-PACE


All electric, but still a Jaguar in every sense. The combination of instant electric torque and near-perfect weight distribution ensures the I-PACE delivers true sports car agility.

Factory Options:

  • Contrast Painted Black Roof
  • Heads Up Display
  • Gesture Tailgate
  • Privacy Glass
  • Gloss Black Window Surrounds
  • 20” Gloss Black Alloy Wheels

Contact: Luke Conroy 021 476 557 luke.conroy@archibaldandshorter.co.nz

2018 McLaren 570S Spider
2018 McLaren 570S Spider

2018 McLaren 570S Spider


This fantastic Launch Edition 570S Spider has the sought-after combination of Onyx Black and McLaren Orange.

Fitted with the MSO Defined Titanium Super Sports Exhaust, this car looks and sounds fantastic.

  • McLaren Orange Perforated Nappa Leather Seats with Contrast Stitching
  • Bowers & Wilkins 12 Speaker Audio System
  • Carbon Fibre Interior Upgrade Pack

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

2019 V90
2019 V90

2019 V90

D5 AWD Cross Country

Sophisticated and well optioned luxury, with handcrafted materials – some of which are unique to Scandinavia  - to create a harmonious and relaxing environment.

Packed with Volvo’s leading safety and convenience features like:

  • City Safety
  • Pilot Assist & Park Assist Pilot
  • Gesture Power Tailgate
  • 360 Degree Camera
  • Heads Up Display

Contact: Frederic Fellner 027 489 8092 frederic.fellner@archibaldandshorter.co.nz

2017 Lamborghini Aventador S
2017 Lamborghini Aventador S

2017 Lamborghini Aventador S


Lamborghini’s flagship model is truly something special. This is an exceptional example will very low mileage.

  • Naturally aspirated 740Hp V12
  • Centre lock 20/21” alloys
  • Full Carbon interior package
  • Carbon Fibre engine cover

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

2017 Škoda Octavia RS
2017 Škoda Octavia RS

2017 Škoda Octavia RS

230 Wagon TSI 169kw

The limited edition Octavia RS 230 comes with increased power and a much longer list of standard specification over the standard RS.

This black on black example features:

  • 19 inch Black ‘Xtreme’ Alloy Wheels
  • Panoramic Electric Roof 
  • Electrically adjustable Leather Seats with Heating 
  • Adaptive Cruise Control, Park Assist
  • Canton Premium Audio  

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

Nissan Navara
Nissan Navara

Nissan Navara

Phantom Plus

This is the one you've been waiting for! Fully Blacked-Out, sleek wide body flares with wheels to suit!

  • Save over $13,000
  • Zero Deposit
  • 1.9% Finance 36 months
  • No repayments until September 2020

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

Dodge Challenger
Dodge Challenger

Dodge Challenger

Pro-Charged SRT Manual

This car has been fitted a PS3 Procharger and Performance tuned by Carl Jensen at C&M Performance.

  • Now packing more than 620 RWHP 462kW @ 720 HP Brakes Brembo
  • Rear 4 Pot with 13.8 inch vented/slotted disc
  • Front 6 Pot with 14.2 inch vented/slotted disc

Contact: Nik Glamuzina 021 068 0566 nglamuzina@schofields.co.nz

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