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The mighty Lamborghini Huracan Evo will make its South Island debut this weekend in Christchurch.

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The mighty Lamborghini Huracan Evo will make its South Island debut this weekend in Christchurch.

If you’re in Christchurch this Saturday and you’re in the mood for high-end performance and luxury metal, you’re in luck: After the incredible public response to the Starship Supercar Show, which raised over $ 225,000 for the Starship Foundation, the Die Giltrap Group brings a tenth of the show to Christchurch.

“We were truly blown away, not just by the 5,500 crowd attending the event, but also by the passion so many people of all ages have for supercars,” said Shaun Summerfield, Giltrap’s general manager of communications and public relations Group.

The Starship Supercar Show took place in Auckland last month and featured a 90-strong lineup of “extreme cars” including the local debut of the McLaren Speedtail as well as the “Holy Trinity of Hypercars”, the McLaren P1, the Porsche 918 and Ferrari La Ferrari.

The McLaren GT will also make the trip south.

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The McLaren GT will also make the trip south.

While these hypercars are safely tucked away with their owners again, the 10 percent of the show that makes the move south is still pretty impressive, with a total value of more than $ 3.5 million and a combined performance of more than 4000 kW.

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“It’s pretty cool to bring nine of the cars that were featured at the big event to my hometown,” said Summerfield.

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“When I grew up in Christchurch, I only ever saw one Lamborghini. It was a Countach at the 1985 auto show as part of an alpine car radio. Unfortunately, I didn’t even get a good photo of it. “

According to Summerfield, Canterbury car fans are invited to experience “New Zealand’s Most Impressive New Cars” at Avid Group, 59 Harman St, Addington, from 9:00 am to 12:00 noon next Saturday.

The range of exotic cars includes two Lamborghinis, two McLarens, two Aston Martins and three Bentleys.

If you prefer bespoke luxury (but still with scorching performance) the Bentley Flying Spur W12 might be more your style.

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If you prefer bespoke luxury (but still with scorching performance) the Bentley Flying Spur W12 might be more your style.

The Lamborghini Huracan EVO, McLaren GT, Aston Martin V8 Vantage Roadster and Bentley Flying Spur will make their South Island debut alongside the brand new Aston Martin DBX.

“There’s no substitute for seeing these cars up close, especially brand new cars like the Aston Martin DBX, which is one of those cars that photos rarely do justice,” said Summerfield of the lineup.

“Then there are the extreme cars like the Huracan EVO, a high-performance version of the already high-performance Huracan. But even when stationary, each of these cars has an X-factor. “

Three Bentleys will be on display, with the Bentayga V8 and Continental GT V8 joining the Flying Spur W12, while two of the world’s most performance standards will be on show: McLaren’s 341 km / h 720S supercar and Lamborghini’s record breaking super SUV Urus become the showcase.

“We have experts from all four brands on site who are ready to answer any questions about the cars. I challenge anyone who comes to try to outsmart them. I’ve tried every time and failed. “

Entry is free, with lots of freebies for all car fans.

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