Porsche's iconic 911 model has remained at the pinnacle of the sports car sector for decades and it's easy to see why. The 911 combines an unmistakable silhouette with a unique engine orientation. Inside you will find the full luxury experience which further blurs the lines between super car and grand tourer. Not only is the 911 one of the most beautiful cars you will come across, it's practical too with enough space to pack for an extended road trip through New Zealand while housing the sonorous 3.8 litre flat 6 engine in the back.Tech Specs Book Now
The 911 Carrera 4S combines 4 wheel drive along with an enlarged 3.8 litre high output flat 6 engine. 355bhp is transferred through permanent 4 wheel drive which is variable, sending between 5% and 40% of engine torque to the front wheels as needed. Further enhancements for 'S' models include, lowered suspension with PASM dynamically adjustable dampers, sports exhaust and upgraded braking. Impressive 305 sections rear tyres are housed in wider rear arches, performance and handling are the benchmark for its class.
The R8 will change you. Just one look and it's got a hold. You'll be mesmerised by sleek lines, curves and renowned R8 side blades which leave you in no doubt as to the position of the engine. Sit down in front of an arc of controls wrapping around the driver in the style of a racing car. Instruments, metal and carbon fibre seamlessly merging into a unique luxury feel. Behind you an all alloy 32V 4.2 litre V8 engine. Race car to road, the R8 is unlike any other car to date.Tech Specs Book Now
The engine delivers its peak output of 420 bhp at 7,800 rpm, top speed is a notable 8,250 rpm. With its displacement of 4,163 cm3, this outstanding engine breaks through the magic barrier for a production vehicle of 100 bhp per litre. The high-revving concept also means that the maximum piston speed is 24.1 metres per second at the engine’s rated speed. Every piston thus changes direction around 275 times per second.
The torque is equally impressive: the peak value of 430 Nms is achieved between engine speeds of 4,500 and 6,000 rpm. Better still, at least 90 percent of this figure is achieved across the impressively wide speed range from 3,500 to 7,500 rpm. The 4.2-litre engine features a full array of motor racing technology in the guise of dry-sump lubrication, straight intake ports and an exhaust manifold with equal-length pipes for all cylinders.
Nothing else matters when you sit in the driving seat of the Aston Martin V8 Vantage convertible. Surrounded by full grain, handstitched blue leather, a crystal-clear stereo system for your soundtrack and the choice to feel nature on your skin at the touch of a button. You’ll never want to step outside again, but when you do you’ll find some of the sexiest sheet metal work ever fitted to a sports car in magnificent lightning silver all wrapped around a 4.7 litre naturally-aspirated V8 tucked under the bonnet. This luxury convertible is the sleekest way to explore Queenstown.Tech Specs Book Now
The V8 Vantage Roadster is powered by a hand-assembled 4.7 litre naturally aspirated V8 producing 420 horsepower at 7,000 rpm along with 347 lb-ft at 5,000 rpm. The high-revving V8 is mated to a rear mounted transaxle, equipped with a limited-slip differential, 380mm two-piece ventilated cast-iron front discs and six piston calipers along with 10mm wider tires. A re-valved power-steering pump and a quicker ratio of 15:1 (compared to 17:1) give the V8 Vantage a more responsive helm, while a new Hill Start Assist system works to prevent rollback on steep hills.
As one would expect of the brand, even the smallest Aston Martin comes luxuriously equipped and includes full grain leather seating surfaces with alcantara inserts and headliner, electronic climate control, tire pressure monitoring system, and a 160-watt six-disc audio system.