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    (Monterey, 21 August 2019): Flanked by classic Pininfarina-designed cars owned by a number of the USA’s leading car collectors and inspired by Pininfarina’s purity of design and engineering elegance, Automobili Pininfarina presented the Battista hypercar and the company’s future vision for luxury electric cars during Monterey Car Week.

    Michael Perschke, CEO, hosted a series of VIP events at the House of Automobili Pininfarina presenting the Battista – with its enhanced front design – and his strategy for the brand moving forwards. Design Director Luca Borgogno treated guests by revealing the PURA Vision design model and giving an inspirational view of the aesthetics of a future pure-electric Luxury Utility Vehicle from the Italian marque.

    Speaking to clients, journalists, specialist retail partners and owners of Pininfarina-designed sports and luxury cars, Luca Borgogno was clear that 89 years of Pininfarina designs and creation of some of the world’s most beautiful cars will inspire everything Automobili Pininfarina offers to clients [...]

    Automobili Pininfarina presents updated Battista and Pura Design

    Past, present and future combine during Monterey Car Week

    (Monterey, 07 Aug 2019): Automobili Pininfarina leaves Italy for the Monterey Car Week hosting presentations and joining a parade to celebrate Pininfarina’s unprecedented past, providing prospects with an incredible vision of what is to come from the pure-electric luxury car brand.

    Automobili Pininfarina CEO Michael Perschke will be joined in Pebble Beach by Design Director Luca Borgogno to provide the strongest hints yet as to the brand’s future design direction and product portfolio.

    With legendary Pininfarina-designed cars being driven alongside the latest Battista pure-electric hypercar on Thursday 15th August, and the enhanced Battista design being revealed in North America for the first time, the 2019 Monterey Car Week is set to be the biggest celebration yet of Pininfarina’s past, present and future.

    Michael Perschke, Automobili Pininfarina CEO, said: “We are excited to be back in Pebble Beach at the House of Automobili Pininfarina. We will celebrate the breath-taking design heritage of Pininfarina whilst presenting our PURA Vision [...]

    With prototypes in production, the Rimac C_Two will soon take its final shape, and in 2020 bring its performance to the streets around the world. Meanwhile, the company is establishing a strong network of trusted retail partners worldwide, to prepare for the C_Two start of production in 2020.

    At the 2019 Geneva International Motor Show (GIMS) Rimac displayed the world’s most powerful hypercar, the Rimac C_Two and its core technology – the in-house designed and engineered full carbon fibre monocoque with the battery and powertrain integrated within. At the same time, the Geneva show saw Rimac Technology powering many high-performance EVs and HEVs on the market or coming soon.

    During the press days Mate Rimac, the company’s founder and CEO, updated the media, partners, and the general public with news about the continuous efforts from the Rimac [...]

    Germany’s Ruf used this week’s 2019 Geneva International Motor Show to unveil the latest generation of its GT based on the Porsche 911, specifically the outgoing 991’s GTS variant.

    The Ruf GT is aimed at 911 enthusiasts seeking additional performance and something a little different to what Porsche sells.

    The main upgrade over the donor GTS is a boost in output, with Ruf’s version delivering 515 horsepower and 476 pound-feet of torque. That’s up on the standard car’s 450 hp and 405 lb-ft.

    The power comes from a 3.0-liter twin-turbocharged flat-6, which is mated to a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission and spins the rear wheels. Ruf quotes a 0-62 mph time of 3.4 seconds and a top speed of 190 mph for its latest GT.

    Munich/Turin, 11th December 2018: Automobili Pininfarina today announces the name of the first car in its luxury electric vehicle portfolio will be the Pininfarina Battista.

    Named after Battista ‘Pinin’ Farina, the founder of the Carrozzeria Pininfarina coachbuilding company that he started in 1930, the all-electric hypercar will be designed and hand-built in very limited numbers at Pininfarina SpA under the watchful eye of Paulo Pininfarina, Battista’s grandson and current Pininfarina SpA Chairman.

    Paolo Pininfarina shook hands with Michael Perschke, CEO, Automobili Pininfarina and Mahindra & Mahindra Chairman, Anand Mahindra, to confirm that the limited-edition hypercar would take his grandfather’s name and be the fastest and most powerful cars ever designed and produced in Italy.

    Paolo Pininfarina, Chairman Pininfarina SpA, said: “This is genuinely a dream come true. My grandfather always had the vision that one day there would be a stand-alone range of Pininfarina-branded cars. This hypercar will boast world-beating performance, technology innovation and of course [...]

    Dear Automobili Pininfarina Community,

    It is our pleasure to welcome you inside the world of Automobili Pininfarina. To show our gratitude for you registering your interest in our exciting new brand and the incredible PF0 all-electric hypercar, our team will in future send you news from our team that gives you unique insight into a business unlike any other in the global automotive industry. In this first edition, we are pleased to reveal to you the elegant design formula for Automobili Pininfarina’s future range of luxury and sports cars, which our Italian Design team has named PURA.

    As with all Pininfarina-designed cars, the end-product is more than just a styling exercise. When undertaking new projects, Automobili Pininfarina ensures that every aspect of the car adheres to a strict criteria. The car will not only [...]

    Koenigsegg at the 2018 Vancouver International Auto Show

    The Koenigsegg Agera RS will be on display at the 2018 Vancouver International Auto Show, at the Vancouver Convention Center (West), from March 28th to April 1st 
    Vancouver, BC – March 2018

    The Koenigsegg Agera RS will be on display at the 2018 Vancouver International Auto Show, at the Vancouver Convention Center (West), from March 28th to April 1st.

    Koenigsegg’s Canadian importer and dealer, Weissach Performance, will also celebrate the arrival of the first Agera RS models to be delivered to Canadian owners.  The Agera RS on display in Vancouver is one of two inaugural deliveries.

    On November 4, 2017, Koenigsegg took an Agera RS into the Nevada desert and smashed 5 existing production car speed records.

    The records set by the Agera RS in Nevada were as follows:

     

    The highest top speed achieved by a production vehicle (two-way average) – 447.19 km/h (277.87mph) 0-400-0 km/h – 33.29 seconds Flying kilometer on a public road (two-way average) – 445.63 km/h [...]

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    Lotus Exige Race 380: first class in competition

    Unapologetic, uncompromising and built to win, Lotus has announced the development of the mighty Exige Race 380 – the track-only sibling of what has been hailed as one of the marque’s most significant and sensational cars, the critically acclaimed Exige Sport 380.

    Combining Lotus’ vehicle development skills with its motorsport pedigree, the class-leading competition car will set the pace when the first production cars reach owners in May 2017. As part of the current Exige’s development cycle, the Race 380 will become the race car of choice for teams as well as privateers for the 2017 / 2018 season.

    Taking one of the world’s best supercars, the Exige Sport 380, the new model provides the ultimate in race-bred engineering and comes with a host [...]

    R is for Regera

    Koenigsegg has a vision of the future.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    R is for Regera

    Koenigsegg has a vision of the future. In it, 1,500bhp hypercars have cloaking devices. They’re not only massively effective, rendering the car utterly invisible, but also activate almost instantaneously. Ingeniously, the system is linked to throttle position. So, say you’re being pursued through a dystopian city by a rampaging gang of social-media supercar baggers, all you have to do is briskly take the throttle to ooh, about 30 per cent, a puffy white cloud appears and all they’re showing on Periscope is the inside of that thick, choking cloud while, somewhere off in the distance, a plainly furious T rex is bellowing in pursuit of a hapless triceratops.

    I have never experienced anything that bonfires its tyres like the Koenigsegg Regera. Anything. Despite the best tractive efforts of the vast 345-width Michelins, they’re as nothing in [...]

    RUF Automobile Germany – WELCOME TO CANADA

    Weissach LP becomes the Sole Representative in Canada of the super sports car.

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    From the unmistakable roar of the engine to the legendary attention to detail, RUF cars are in a league of their own, and Vancouver and Calgary-based Weissach Performance Ltd. is proud to announce it has become Canada’s sole representative of RUF Automobile of Germany. RUF Automobile GmbH began its life in 1939 in Pfaffenhausen, Germany, and in 1981 became officially recognized as a manufacturer by the German Department of transport. In 1974, Alois Jr. Took control of the business from his father and founder Alois Ruf Sr, and inspired by his love of Porsche automobiles decided to start a Porsche repair and service shop. The company has since become the ultimate driver’s car proving that sports cars do not necessarily need to be without compromise.

    From the 1987 [...]

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