If you quite fancy the idea of winding along clifftop roads with the top down, the wind in your hair and the sparkling ocean reflecting in your movie star sunglasses, the Audi A3 Cabriolet is the car for you.
The A3 Cabriolet represents the quintessential convertible experience. In movie star terms, the Audi is a James Bond of sorts. Understatedly strong and muscular with seemingly endless smooth lines, the A3 has a powerful presence and a charismatic personality. It’s the perfect vehicle for gliding along the open road, without a care in the world… before the director yells “cut”.
For many of us, caught up in the practicalities of modern family life, owning a convertible is the definition of luxury. The very idea of it falling squarely into the ‘dream’ category.
However, for one Endeavour Foundation Star Supporter, that dream will become a reality. The Audi A3 Cabriolet, valued at over $54,000, is one of two exclusive Star Supporter Bonus Prizes in Endeavour Foundation’s Christmas Prize Home Lottery. Become a Star Supporter and you could be driving off into the sunset in this dream car this Summer. It’s the stuff Hollywood scripts are made of but in this case, the story is true.
It’s nice. Really, really nice. While that description of the A3 Cabriolet may seem a bit of a cop-out, if you do get the opportunity to slip into the leather-clad driver’s seat of the A3 and grasp the ergonomically-designed steering wheel, there’s a good chance your first word will be “niiiiice”.
As you would expect, the Audi’s interior is stylish and sophisticated. Leather appointed seats, an electronically retractable colour infotainment screen with MMI navigation and rear-view camera are just some of the standard features.
When the roof is up, the high-quality acoustic fabric hood means that you can enjoy the hum of the fuel-injected, turbo-charged engine, and nothing more.
And when it’s time to slip into weekend mode – any day of the week – it takes just 18 seconds to go from business to pleasure as the fully-automatic fabric hood opens up to the sunshine. And if you think you have to be stationery to do it, think again. Even while driving at up to 50km/h you can whip the top down with the push of a button.
Outside, the sharp lines of the cabriolet are finished off with angular headlights featuring the very latest adaptive LED lighting technology.
Below the surface it’s even more high-tech. The Audi A3 comes standard with ‘Pre-sense City’ or in other words, Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB). This class-leading feature has the ability to detect vehicles in a speed range of up to approx. 65 km/h. If an imminent collision is detected, the system warns the driver and, if necessary, can initiate a maximum deceleration action to reduce the speed or, if possible, prevent the collision.
All in all, the A3 Cabriolet is luxury escapism at its best. A future classic.
Of course, the big question is, if you win this spectacular car, where are you going to drive it? While it’s guaranteed to make even the morning commute a surprisingly pleasurable experience, you really do need to find some open roads that will truly do it justice. Fortunately, there are a few around, just an hour-or-so’s drive from Brisbane.
Head up into the Sunshine Coast Hinterland to Maleny and you’ll feel like you’re in a car commercial with scenes of lush wooded roadsides and panoramic rural vistas. Choose the windy route from Landsborough so you can put the Audi through its paces along the twists and turns of the old Maleny road. Continue on from Maleny to Montville for more stunning scenery. As you pass by Lake Baroon on your left, make sure to pick up a little speed as you approach the big dipper. Your stomach will thank you.
Back down on the Sunshine Coast, the coast road between Mudjimba and Noosa Heads is worth doing for the drive alone, with spectacular views out over the Pacific Ocean. To get there from Brisbane, head up the Bruce Highway then take the Sunshine Motorway toward Coolum. Just a few minutes before you get to our Christmas Prize Home at Valdora, take the Sunshine Coast Airport exit and head for David Low Way. The scenic route to Coolum, David Low Way winds along the edge of Australia through the beach communities of Marcoola and Mount Coolum with plenty of amazing, photo-worthy views along the way.
As you round the headland at Point Arkwright, you’ll be met with incredible views down into Coolum and further north along the coastline – the next leg of your journey. Continuing up the coast you’ll pass through the villages of Peregian and Sunshine Beach. Along here the road really hugs the coastline and as you breathe in the salty air you’ll truly appreciate the benefits of an open-top ride.
Once you arrive at your destination, Noosa Heads, see if you can snag a park on Hastings Street. Amidst the relaxed glamour of this world-famous street, your Audi A3 Cabriolet has never looked more at home.
For your chance to feel like a star behind the wheel of your own Audi A3 Cabriolet, become an Endeavour Foundation Star Supporter. Becoming a Star Supporter comes with some big perks including more chances to win more often. Sign up by November 16 and you’ll get four chances to win this Christmas:
Star Supporter Graham drove away with the Bonus Car Prize in Lottery #415. Graham was having a stressful day on the work site when he received the call to say he had won a Ford Mustang GT Fastback valued at over $66,000.
“When I found out and got the phone call, I could not believe it. Real people do win. I was quite emotional. It was a good feeling,” said Graham. “My mate in the car with me couldn’t believe it as well and said it couldn’t happen to a nicer guy. It’s fantastic.”
When asked why he became a Star Supporter Graham said, “It’s an excellent cause and there are benefits. The ultimate benefit is you are helping other people.
“I thoroughly enjoy supporting it. We’ll keep supporting till the end.”
When you become an Endeavour Foundation Star Supporter you can enjoy the feeling of knowing you are making an on-going difference in the lives of people with an intellectual disability.
Click here to sign up today, or when purchasing Endeavour Foundation Lottery tickets online, select this option: ‘I want to pre-order future lotteries and take advantage of Star Supporters’.
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