Category: Automotive News

    With no exaggeration, you can accurately say that the Tesla Model S revolutionized the auto industry. With a massive shift towards electric vehicles (EV’s) within the last decade, Weissach is proud to offer a curated collection of certified pre-owned Electric Vehicles.

    Why an Electric Vehicle?

    There are many incredible benefits and perks that come with owning an electric vehicle. The following sections will outline why NOW is the best time to get your hands on the perfect certified pre-owned electric vehicle.

    Great running costs

    With traditional gas prices becoming incredibly volatile, the cost of electricity remains stable. If power in BC costs an average of $0.10 per kilowatt-hour, the cost of an electric vehicle ends up being about $0.018 per kilometre. On average, the cost to fuel an electric vehicle is approximately an eighth of the cost of fueling a gas-equivalent car.

    Eco-friendly

    A recent European study calculated the total lifecycle emissions of an electric [...]

     

    A Koenigsegg Agera RS driven by factory driver, Niklas Lilja, achieved five new world records for a production vehicle on November 4th, 2017, in Pahrump, Nevada:

    THE HIGHEST TOP SPEED FOR A PRODUCTION VEHICLE

    Calculated using an average of two runs, one in either direction. The record speed achieved is 446.97 km/h (277.87 mph)

    0-400-0 km/h

    The 0-400-0 km/h run was completed in 33.29 seconds, beating the previous time of 36.44 seconds set by the same car in Denmark in October 2017.

    FLYING KILOMETER ON A PUBLIC ROAD

    The highest average speed for a flying kilometer on a public road, calculated after running the car in two directions – 445.54 km/h (276.9 mph)

    FLYING MILE ON A PUBLIC ROAD

    The highest average speed for a flying mile on a public road, calculated [...]

    Koenigsegg Agera RS Raises the Bar

    Achieved five new world records for a production vehicle.

    A Koenigsegg Agera RS driven by factory driver, Niklas Lilja, achieved five new world records for a production vehicle on November 4th, 2017 in Nevada.

     

    THE HIGHEST TOP SPEED FOR A PRODUCTION VEHICLE

    Calculated using an average of two runs, one in either direction. The record speed achieved is 447.19 km/h (277.87 mph)

    0-400-0 km/h

    The 0-400-0 km/h run was completed in 33.29 seconds, beating the previous time of 36.44 seconds set by the same car in Denmark in October 2017.

    FLYING KILOMETER ON A PUBLIC ROAD

    The highest average speed for a flying kilometer on a public road, calculated after running the car in two directions – 445.63 km/h (276.9 mph)

    FLYING MILE ON A PUBLIC ROAD

    The highest average speed for a flying mile on a public road, calculated [...]

    On our last track day of 2017, we were joined by a phenomenal group of participants and instructors.

    Our Adventure Begins

    This event started late morning on Thursday, October 12th. With drivers joining us from across the Lower Mainland, some opted to join us in a convoy up to beautiful Osoyoos. We gathered together in late morning and began our journey. Despite some weather warnings along our route, we encountered nothing but clear skies and a great drive. Along the way, we stopped in Princeton and explored a small pumpkin patch.

    We arrived at the Spirit Ridge Resort in Osoyoos with some time to relax before dinner. Some guests opted to visit the spa and those new to the resort toured the grounds.

    Dinner was served, buffet-style, at 7pm in the resort’s restaurant. During dinner [...]

    Weissach ‘Cars & Toys’ 2017

    Fundraising Event at Weissach Vancouver

    In it’s third year, we welcome back ‘Cars & Toys’ and this time to our Weissach Clubhouse located at 1757 West 2nd Ave. Join us from 12pm to 3pm for this exceptional way of giving back to the community.

    ‘Cars & Toys’ 2017

    This years event will be in support of the Greater Vancouver Food Bank and the Lower Mainland Christmas Bureau. These are both charities that we have supported over the last two years. This family-filled day of Christmas fun will be full of activities for everyone. Including face-painting and photo opportunities with Santa himself and all your favourite sports cars.

    You won’t want to miss out on this event! All we ask is that you bring in one new unwrapped toy and non-perishable food item in support of these two great organizations.

    We [...]

    The Bugatti Chiron Arrives in Vancouver

    Making another show-stopping appearance..

    The King, the BUGATTI Chiron, graced us with his presence last week in West Vancouver.

    The King has Arrived

    On Monday, September 25th we joined forces with Real Estate extraordinaire, Malcolm Hasman, for another BUGATTI Chiron debut. Situated near the top of the British Properties, the Chiron looked right at home next to the $10.8 million mansion. The Chiron’s arrival was celebrated in full force. With guests from every industry, they could not help but admire the masterpiece.

    About the Bugatti Chiron

    With 0–400–0 km/h in 42 seconds, the Chiron sets a [...]

    Whether you live in the city or country, or whether you drive a big or small vehicle, winter driving conditions and winter tires will impact your vehicle’s performance.

    Benefits of Winter Tires

    The biggest misconception drivers have when it comes to winter tires is believing that all-season tires are superior. Many drivers, for example, believe winter tires are only useful in regions with lots of snow. In fact, once temperatures drop below seven degrees Celsius, winter tires perform better whether the road surface is dry, snow covered, slushy or icy. Winter tires also feature specialized rubber compounds that retain elasticity in temperatures below -30 degrees Celsius and treads that grip at cold temperatures. In fact, winter tires deliver up to 50 per cent more cold-weather traction than all-seasons.

    Another misconception is that [...]

    WELCOME TO OUR NEW STORE!

    Lotus Vancouver | Weissach Sports & Luxury

    Lotus of Vancouver | Weissach Sports & Luxury

    We are delighted to share some exciting news with you: we have opened a fourth location at the corner of 3rd Avenue and Fir in Vancouver, Lotus Vancouver | Weissach Sports & Luxury.

    Originally built as the first LOTUS Store, Auto in Vogue, this beautiful building will be diving back to its roots as the new home to our LOTUS showroom. Alongside the other sports and luxury marks that we take on trade. We are happy to announce that we are OPEN and we hope to be of service to you.

    The original Weissach store at 1757 West 2nd Avenue will remain dedicated to the perfect pre-owned Porsche and RUF automobiles. All vehicle servicing and aftercare will continue at this location.

    Location:
    1918 Fir St.
    Vancouver, BC Canada
    V6J 5E2
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    The 36 most interesting facts and figures about Porsche and Le Mans

    What has the 919 Hybrid in common with the power supply of a village?

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    The 36 most interesting facts and figures about Porsche and Le Mans

     

    Stuttgart. The record of 18 overall wins is the most popular figure about Porsche and Le Mans. Double it, and this is how many further interesting facts you will find here. Discover what the Porsche 919 Hybrid has in common concerning the power supply of a small village, at what time did Mark Webber complete his first-ever lap in an LMP1 car and when Porsche celebrated its first hybrid race car success.

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    The initial roll-out of the first 919 was done by Porsche works driver Timo Bernhard on June 12 in 2013 at the Weissach test track. A little over two years later, he became world endurance champion with the further developed Le Mans prototype.

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    Hollywood stars entered Le Mans with Porsche. Steve McQueen’s attempt made it [...]

    Where Legends Are Made

    Ten particularly memorable moments.

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    It’s both revered and demonized. The Nürburgring elicits strong reactions like no other racetrack in the world. Opened on June 18, 1927, the track will turn ninety in just a few weeks.

     

    1927

    Date: July 17, 1927
    Winner: Otto Merz
    Car: Mercedes-Benz Type S
    Distance: Eighteen laps of 28.265 kilometers (Nordschleife and Südschleife; north and south loops)
    Winner’s average speed: 101.8 km/h

    Ferdinand Porsche’s act of will

    Thirty days after the Nürburgring opens, the German Grand Prix is held before a crowd of eighty-five thousand spectators. After just under five hours and nearly five hundred kilometers, Mercedes sweeps the podium, led by Otto Merz, the thirty-eight-year-old son of a mechanic from Esslingen. It’s also a great victory for Ferdinand Porsche. He created the engine of the Mercedes-Benz Type S, the powerhouse of the compressor era: 6,800 cc of displacement and up to [...]

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