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I hope you and your bubble are doing well,

Today has been a big day for us, with the official launch of Lotus Auckland. Lockdown means this has been a digital event, but I cannot wait for you experience first-hand, the unique experience of driving a Lotus car. 

‘For The Drivers’, is the Lotus motto. Since the company was founded, this has been what Lotus reputation was built on. However, I would argue that innovation is what best defines Lotus. From countless motorsport and road car firsts, right through to Lotus engineers designing the bike that dominated the track cycling at the Tokyo Olympics; Lotus have never stopped pushing boundaries with anything they do. 

That approach is most evident with the line-up of electric sportscars and SUV’s they are about to unveil to the world. We have already had a taste of Lotus’ EV capabilities with the 1974bhp Evija, which will go from 0-300km/h in under nine seconds!

This week on Giltrap TV, we take a closer look at the history and future of this exciting brand.

While we wait for these exciting EV’s, the Final Edition versions of the Elise and Exige are already at Lotus Auckland and the Emira will be the next to arrive. This will be the final ICE powered Lotus, and judging from Jenson Buttons reponse, it will be a fitting swansong.

Once lockdown permits, work will finish on the new Lotus Auckland showroom at 174 Great North Road; until then everything is online at www.lotusauckland.co.nz.

Enjoy this edition of Cool Cars, and remember all our dealerships are still ‘virtually’ open at www.giltrap.com/find-a-dealer.

Have a great weekend.

 

Michael Giltrap
Joint-Managing Director
Giltrap Group

 

 

Featured News

Lotus Emira: The most accomplished Lotus ever made

The Emira bookends over 70 years of petrol-powered Lotus vehicles before they transition to fully electric over the next few years. Thankfully, it retains all that’s made Lotus vehicles great to drive.

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Looking at the past and future of Lotus Sportscars

As the Giltrap Group announce their representation of Lotus cars in New Zealand, we look at where the brand has come from and learn more about their very ambitious plans for the future

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Lotus Elise Final Edition: The light fantastic

2021 is the 25th and final year of production of the pocket rocket Elise as a fitting tribute to the popular model line Lotus are releasing two amplified variants.

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The all-new Lotus Emira

The Lotus story continues with a new icon: Emira.

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Emira Unboxed | Jenson Button Drives the Emira

Jenson Button take us out for a drive in the Lotus Emira.

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The Lotus Emira at Goodwood Festival of Speed 2021

Highlights of the Lotus Emira's debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed 2021.

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2021 Lotus Elise Cup 250 Final Edition
2021 Lotus Elise Cup 250 Final Edition

2021 Lotus Elise Cup 250 Final Edition

$111,611

The only Elise Cup 250 available. This little Lotus features a super lightweight body and the immediate power only a supercharged engine can. At a shade over 4 seconds to 100km/h, this a car to drive to the track, on the track and back home again.

Options include:

  • Black M Sport 10 Spoke - Ultra Lightweight Forged Wheels
  • Full Digital Drivers Display
  • Vortex Grey Paint
  • Carbon Fibre Sports Seats with Silver Pads 
  • Red Brake Callipers

Contact: Chris Parker | 022 500 1987 | cparker@lotusauckland.co.nz 

Lotus Elise Cup Final Edition

The Lotus Elise is a truly iconic Lotus with 2021 serving as the final year of production and it’s 25th anniversary.

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2021 Lotus Exige 390 Final Edition
2021 Lotus Exige 390 Final Edition

2021 Lotus Exige 390 Final Edition

$150,220

Power delivery is swift and linear from its highly tuned supercharged V6, linked to an open gear linkage 6-Speed manual gearbox you will be reintroduced to feel and joy that can be missing in our day to day vehicles.

Options include:

  • Matte Black 10-Spoke Forged Alloy Wheels 
  • Black Metallic Paint
  • Carbon Fibre Sports Seats with Silver Pads 
  • Black AP Racing Brake Calipers

Contact: Chris Parker | 022 500 1987 | cparker@lotusauckland.co.nz 

The Last REAL Lotus? Exige 390 Final Edition Review

The Lotus Exige is an iconic Lotus; 2020 saw its 20th anniversary, and 2021 will also see it's final year of production.

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2021 Aston Martin DBX
2021 Aston Martin DBX

2021 Aston Martin DBX

$365,359

Here at Aston Martin Auckland we have designed a Sporting and Dynamic example in Lunar White.

Options include:

  • Upper Black Pack
  • Yellow Brake Calipers 
  • Smoked Rear Tail lamps 
  • 22” Satin Black Sports Alloy Wheels 
  • Sports Exhaust

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

2017 Audi S5 Coupe
2017 Audi S5 Coupe

2017 Audi S5 Coupe

$79,900

This NZ new pre-owned Audi S5 has had a full 110-point factory check to ensure it meets the standard to qualify as a genuine Audi Approved Plus vehicle.

  • Mythos Black 
  • 19" Turbine Style Alloys
  • Red Brake Calipers 

Contact: Brett Barclay | 021 058 3152 | bbarclay@giltrapaudi.co.nz 

2021 Bentley Continental GT V8 Convertible
2021 Bentley Continental GT V8 Convertible

2021 Bentley Continental GT V8 Convertible

$450,000

Available for immediate delivery post lockdown, this all black Bentley Continental GT V8 Convertible is a colour combination close to our national hearts! 

This is our last V8 Convertible for sale, factory orders are now May 2022 delivery.

Options include:

  • Mulliner and Black Line Specification
  • Bentley Rotating Display
  • City & Touring Specification
  • Mood Lighting
  • Comfort Seats

Contact: David Nilsson | 021 323 218 | dnilsson@bentleyauckland.com 

2019 Range Rover Sport SVR
2019 Range Rover Sport SVR

2019 Range Rover Sport SVR

$204,982

In Eiger Grey with Ebony Nappa Leather interior and optioned with Gloss Carbon Fibre exterior trim. This includes 24 Months Land Rover Approved Warranty and the Balance of 5 Years Scheduled Service Plan.

Options include:

  • Sunroof
  • Brembo Red Brake Calipers 
  • Sports Exhaust

Contact: Connor McGuigan | 022 658 6545 | connor.mcguigan@archibaldandshorter.co.nz 

2017 HSV GTS-R
2017 HSV GTS-R

2017 HSV GTS-R

$297,500

This hard to find "30th Anniversary" 2017 HSV GTS-R is a real gem. It's a 6.2-litre rear-wheel drive powerhouse.

  • 20” Genuine GTS-R Alloys
  • Build Certificates
  • HSV Car Cover

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

2021 Volvo XC60
2021 Volvo XC60

2021 Volvo XC60

$107,890

Discover the XC60, the award-winning SUV that pushes the boundaries of style & innovation. Our mid-size SUV, epitomises Scandinavian design and Swedish creativity.

  • Premium Sounds by Bowers and Wilkins
  • Panoramic Sunroof
  • Tinted Rear Windows

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

Polestar 2

The Polestar 2 makes electric driving an engaging and effortless experience through pure, progressive performance, and advanced, purposeful design.

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The New ŠKODA KODIAQ RS

Our new & improved large SUV with 7-seats & state of the art technology.

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2021 Leon FR Sportstourer 
2021 Leon FR Sportstourer 

2021 Leon FR Sportstourer 

$44,900

The new SEAT Leon FR SportsTourer is here... with a Mild-Hybrid engine you get the best of both worlds.

  • 10.25” Digital Instrument Cluster 
  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Lane Keeping System
  • Keyless Entry and Go
  • Hands-free Electric Tailgate

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

2020 Land Rover Range Rover Sport
2020 Land Rover Range Rover Sport

2020 Land Rover Range Rover Sport

$158,990

In Fuji White, this Range Rover Sport has an elegant interior of Ebony leather.

  • Contrast Painted Roof 
  • 21" 5 Split Spoke Alloys 
  • Privacy Glass Windows

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

2021 Lamborghini Huracán EVO RWD
2021 Lamborghini Huracán EVO RWD

2021 Lamborghini Huracán EVO RWD

$369,987

The Lamborghini Urus exceeds 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 

2021 Jaguar F-PACE
2021 Jaguar F-PACE

2021 Jaguar F-PACE

$120,560

This F-PACE P250 has a stunning two tone interior with Ebony and Siena Tan.

  • Split Fold Heated Rear Seat
  • Wireless Device Charger 
  • Engine Spin Aluminium Trim

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

2021 Volkswagen Passat AllTrack
2021 Volkswagen Passat AllTrack

2021 Volkswagen Passat AllTrack

$60,990

Put the devices down, because the Passat AllTrack is back and up for any adventure.

  • 162kW 2.0L TSI Petrol Engine
  • 4Motion Technology
  • Driver Assistance Package
  • Easy Open Tailgate
  • Wireless App-Connect

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

2021 McLaren 600LT
2021 McLaren 600LT

2021 McLaren 600LT

$339,000

Finished in unique Vega Blue paintwork with Extended Palladium Roof and interior carbon options, this is the perfect lightweight car to take to the track.

Option include:

  • 5-Spoke Ultra-Lightweight Wheel - Gloss Black Finish
  • Carbon Fibre Interior Upgrade
  • MSO Defined McLaren Orange Seatbelts
  • Alcantara LT Interior Trim - Carbon Black and Graphite

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

2019 Toyota Land Cruiser VX
2019 Toyota Land Cruiser VX

2019 Toyota Land Cruiser VX

$124,990

This Toyota Land Cruiser is NZ New, boasts a diesel V8 producing 650Nm of torque and has a towing capacity of 3.5 tonnes.

  • Full Leather
  • 20" Alloys
  • Micky Thompson A/T Tyres
  • Differential Lock

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

Range Rover Sport SVR Carbon Edition

Take luxury and performance to the next level.

Price on application
2021 Jaguar F-TYPE R
2021 Jaguar F-TYPE R

2021 Jaguar F-TYPE R

$209,900

Ready for you to drive away and only has delivery kilometres. The iconic 5.0-litre V8 supercharged engine compliments the driving experience of the all aluminium chassis.

Options include:

  • Santorini Black Metallic
  • Ebony and Light Oyster interior
  • Balance of 5 Year Service Plan, 3 Year Warranty & 3 Year Roadside assistance 

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

2019 Porsche 718 Boxster
2019 Porsche 718 Boxster

2019 Porsche 718 Boxster

$104,990

This model is powered by a four-cylinder flat-four engine developing 220kW (300hp) and 380Nm of torque. The Boxster accelerates to 100km/h in only 4.9 seconds and reaches a top speed of 275km/h.

  • GT Silver Metallic
  • PDK Transmission
  • Sports Exhaust System with Black Tailpipes
  • 20" Carrera Sport Wheels

Contact: Andrew Ryan | 021 887 272 | aryan@giltrapporsche.co.nz 

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