Big Boys Toys: An Aston-ishing event
The lineup of vehicles of all kinds is just stunning
The 2017 Aston Martin DB11 will join two other supercars at this year’s Big Boys Toys male lifestyle show in Auckland at the end of the month.
The Aston Martin is being flown in for the event, and will be joined by the Ferrari F12 TDF, and the LaFerrari, in the Driven Hall.
Extreme sport stars such as Levi Sherwood, Jed Mildon and US BMX star Kurtis Downs, will also be featuring in the show, at the ASB Showgrounds from October 28-30.
The Ferrari F12. Picture/Supplied.
Event director Dean Wilson says Big Boys Toys has entertained more than 35,000 people each year for the past 16. This year’s event will include a dynamic entertainment schedule, and the latest products from the automotive, lifestyle and consumer electronics industries.
The DB11 will be displayed here for the first time, and will be joining two of the world’s latest supercars in the Driven Hall, the Ferrari F12 and the LaFerrari hybrid.
Wilson says the F12 TDF is a track-ready V12 monster, putting out 769bhp. The LaFerrari puts out 789hp, with a 161hp boost from an electric motor.
In another first for New Zealand, Land Rover will feature its interactive Terrapod in an indoor demonstration, bringing to life the SUV’s ability to navigate extreme slopes.
The hydraulically driven mobile ramps, which can be elevated up to 8m on the Terrapod, create an artificial off-road course which allows Land Rover Discovery passengers to experience the full range of the vehicle’s abilities.
Wilson says the Driven Hall will feature an array of vehicles, from those you can drive home to those you can only dream of owning, including the latest models from Ford, the Giltrap Group, Jaguar and Yamaha.
There will also be hot rods and tools in The Garage, and an array of vehicles ranging from race cars to street cars, D1NZ to super saloons, exotics to offroaders.
“The lineup of vehicles of all kinds is just stunning,” says event director Dean Wilson.
“We’re so excited to be able to get these rare vehicles and to be the first to show them to New Zealand.”