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One of the coolest cars has just arrived in the Giltrap Volkswagen showroom: the VW Golf GTI TCR. The GTI has been the standard-setting hot hatch for over 40 years, and the GTI TCR is the hottest version of the icon yet. The 2.0 litre turbo engine of this strictly limited edition GTI, produces 213kW and delivers its maximum torque of 350Nm between 1,700 and 5,800rpm. In other words: there is always power on tap.

Along with the performance boost, the GTI TCR has exclusive design enhancements, including honeycomb intakes, honeycomb structure side decals, and exclusive GTI TCR carbon exterior mirror housings. But it's the rear diffuser that really separates this GTI from the ordinary and confirms it as a red-hot hatch. 

Like all hot hatches, it's not all about straight-line speed. The TCR gets VW's electronic locking eDiff as standard and adds the sizable composite brake discs with 17-inch callipers.

I have never come across a car enthusiast who does not love the Golf GTI, and this one has just become that much hotter. This is a limited production car - we have only four available.

On Cool Cars TV this week, we feature the new Skoda iV electric SUV, Audi’s latest R8 V10 Performance arrives at Giltrap Audi, and we introduce our newest brand: Cupra. 


Michael Giltrap
Joint-Managing Director
Giltrap Group

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2020 Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR

Introducing the limited-edition Golf GTI TCR; the road version of the racing car - a two-time overall winner of the TCR race series.

  • 2.0L TSI Engine producing 213kW and 350Nm
  • LED Headlights with Dynamic Light Assist
  • 19” Alloys
  • "GTI TCR" Exclusive Carbon Mirrors
  • "GTI TCR" Exclusive sports suspension with DCC (Adaptive Chassis Control)
  • "GTI TCR" Exclusive Limited Slip Differential (e-LSD)
  • “GTI TCR” Exclusive Steering Wheel with 12 O’Clock Red Stripe
  • Factory Leather Upholstery with Heated Front Seats and Electric Drivers Seat with Memory

$65,990 + On Road Costs

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Carfection takes out the GTI TCR for a road test. Question is, does it live up to the TCR name?

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2020 Volvo V60
2020 Volvo V60

2020 Volvo V60

T8 AWD R-Design

In Crystal White, this Volvo V60 is highly optioned and boasts a Hybrid powertrain delivering 311kW of power.

  • Plug-in Hybrid
  • Panoramic Sunroof
  • Premium Audio by Bower and Wilkins
  • Tinted Rear Windows

Contact: Preston Bloomfield 0212021112 preston.bloomfield@archibaldandshorter.co.nz

Volvo V60 T8 AWD R-Design at Archibald and Shorter Auckland

Elegant, sporty, versatile. An estate car for a new era.

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2020 Bentley Bentayga V8
2020 Bentley Bentayga V8

2020 Bentley Bentayga V8


With a silky smooth 4.0 litre V8 engine and Interior Mood Lighting that perfectly shows off Bentley Motors design expertise.

  • 21" Five Twin-Spoke Alloy Wheels
  • 360 Degree Cameras with Automated Parking
  • Touring Specification with Head-Up Display
  • Mood Lighting
  • Bentley Signature Audio

Contact: Derek Bennet 0277003092 dbennett@bentleyauckland.com

2020 Audi R8 V10
2020 Audi R8 V10

2020 Audi R8 V10

performance quattro

The 2020 Audi R8 V10 Performance is a supercar you can use everyday. With 449kW and 590Nm, it can dispatch 0-100km/h in just 3.1 seconds.

  • Suzuka Grey Metallic
  • Audi Gloss Black Badging
  • LED Laser Headlights
  • Red Diamond Stitched Seats

Contact: Brendan Penman 021841730 bpenman@giltrapaudi.co.nz

NEW Audi R8 V10 Performance First Drive Review!

An evolved version of the familiar Audi R8 V10 but with more power, more torque and even better driving dynamics. 

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2020 Jaguar XE
2020 Jaguar XE

2020 Jaguar XE

P300 R-Dynamic HSE

This XE is instinctively eye-catching with its muscular stance and stylish presence. The LED headlights, wide grille and dynamic front bumper all emphasise the vehicles dominant profile.

  • 825w Meridian Audio System
  • Black Exterior Pack
  • Sliding Panoramic Roof
  • Wireless Device Charging

Contact: Luke Conroy 021476557 luke.conroy@archibaldandshorter.co.nz

2002 HSV GTO
2002 HSV GTO

2002 HSV GTO


The HSV GTO is becoming a very rare car and this one is outstanding! It has only had 1 owner since new and comes with a full service history.

  • 5.7 litre V8 Engine
  • Automatic Transmission
  • 18" Factory Alloys
  • Leather/Suede Interior

Contact: Paul Loftus 021938081 ploftus@giltrapnissan.co.nz

2020 Lamborghini Aventador
2020 Lamborghini Aventador

2020 Lamborghini Aventador

SVJ Roadster

The Lamborghini Aventador SVJ Roadster is limited to only 800 examples in the world - it is undoubtedly the most iconic form of the Aventador family.

  • Nero Pegaso Exterior Paint
  • Leirion Forged 20”/21” Alloys
  • Hard Top in Carbon Fibre
  • Lamborghini Sensonum Sound

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

2020 Kia Niro EV
2020 Kia Niro EV

2020 Kia Niro EV

SX Pre-Reg

The 2020 Kia Niro EV SX is 100% Pure Electric. An enjoyable driving experience with zero emissions.

  • Free Shipping anywhere in New Zealand
  • Alloys
  • Parking Sensors
  • Roof Rails

Contact: Sharlene Van Dijk | 0221643027 | sdijk@giltrapmotors.co.nz

2018 Kodiaq Style
2018 Kodiaq Style

2018 Kodiaq Style

TSI 132kw 4x4

NZ’s 2017 ‘Car of the Year’ continues to impress as New Zealand’s most awarded SUV. This Quartz Grey example in Style specification offers a high level of equipment including:

  • Tow Bar and Roof Racks 
  • Leather Seats with Heating and Ventilation
  • 360 Degree Area View Camera
  • Lane Assist & Park Assist
  • Blind Spot Monitor 

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

2020 Holden Equinox LTZ-V 2L Pre-Reg
2020 Holden Equinox LTZ-V 2L Pre-Reg

2020 Holden Equinox LTZ-V 2L Pre-Reg


The Equinox LTZ-V has all-wheel-drive as standard and boasts a powerful 2.0L engine.

  • Free shipping anywhere in New Zealand
  • Balance of 3 Years/100,000km Free Certified Servicing
  • Leather Seats
  • 5 Star ANCAP Rating
  • 360 Degree Camera

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

2019 Land Rover Discovery
2019 Land Rover Discovery

2019 Land Rover Discovery

Si6 SE

The Discovery 5 is the ultimate lifestyle vehicle and with 7 seats - go anywhere capability for the whole family.

  • Keyless Entry
  • Gesture Tailgate
  • 165 Point Mechanical Check
  • Balance of 5 Year Service Plan

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

2018 McLaren 600LT Coupe
2018 McLaren 600LT Coupe

2018 McLaren 600LT Coupe


Finished in MSO Defined Ceramic Grey, this 600LT has an exceptional amount of exterior carbon fibre options. Competitively priced this unique vehicle is perfect for the upcoming summer season.

  • Carbon Fibre Exterior Upgrades
  • Carbon Fibre Racing Seats with Alcantara Steering Wheel
  • 10-Spoke Ultra-Lightweight Wheels in Gloss Black

Contact: Luke Neuberger 021458021 lneuberger@auckland.mclaren.com

2008 Ferrari 599 GTB
2008 Ferrari 599 GTB

2008 Ferrari 599 GTB


First registered in 2016 this is a rare opportunity to own a model year 2008 Rosso Scuderia 599 GTB with very low mileage (1,400km). It has a traditional Beige interior, Daytona Seats and all Carbon Interior upgrades. The 5999cc Enzo-derived V12 sounds like nothing else. 

Options include:

  • Red Brake Calipers
  • Scuderia Shields
  • LED Steering Wheel
  • 20” Monolithic Alloys
  • Carbon Ceramic Brakes

Contact: Luke Neuberger 021458021 lneuberger@auckland.mclaren.com

2015 Aston Martin DB9 V12 Coupe
2015 Aston Martin DB9 V12 Coupe

2015 Aston Martin DB9 V12 Coupe


The Aston Martin Carbon Edition DB9 is a hand-built, show stopping GT masterpiece. 

Adaptive suspension, lightweight bonded aluminium chassis, powerful carbon ceramic brakes, and a truly spectacular exhaust note – not to mention that 510bhp engine – makes the DB9 a very fine driver's car indeed.

  • 700W Aston Martin Premium Audio System
  • Alarm Uprade Volumetric & Tilt Sesnsors
  • Carbon Fibre Side Strakes and Rear Lamp Infills

Contact: Andrew Szczepanski 021436743 aszczepanski@astonmartinauckland.com

2020 Mercedes Benz GLA250 AWD
2020 Mercedes Benz GLA250 AWD

2020 Mercedes Benz GLA250 AWD


This Cosmos Black GLA250 is stacked full of options and has only travelled 7,000km.

  • Panoramic Roof
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Seat Comfort Pack
  • AMG Line Sport Package

Contact: Ben McGroarty | 021511703 | bmcgroarty@lexusofaucklandcity.co.nz

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