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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 [...]
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 [...]
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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 [...]
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 [...]
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.
The Koenigsegg One:1 owned by the BHP Project and driven by Oliver Webb broke the Vmax200 speed record not once, not twice but three times last weekend, with a terminal speed of 240mph over the 1.4 mile track at Bruntingthorpe, in the United Kingdom.
If some of that last sentence didn’t make sense to you, here are the main players in this drama…..
The BHP Project is the online presence that represents a rather extraordinary collection of sports cars, including the blue carbon Koenigsegg One:1.
Oliver Webb (Oli) is a World Endurance Championship driver from the UK, driving in the LMP1 class for ByKolles Racing in 2016.
Vmax200 by Auto Vivendi – from the event’s own website – “is the UKs premier top–speed driving event where owners of sports cars, supercars and [...]
On behalf of all of the Lamborghini Vancouver team we would like to say a special thank you to everyone that attended the event this past Saturday. We had a fantastic day hosting you and we hope you enjoyed it as much as we did! Stunning cars, Great People, Delicious Food… we can’t think of a better way to spend Saturday afternoons.
There’s a popular saying that claims you should never mess with a good thing, but sometimes the status quo begs to be challenged. Well known for overcoming challenges and pushing boundaries, Lamborghini took the acclaimed all-wheel drive Huracán LP 610-4, trimmed off the front [...]
Lighter and more powerful than before, the redesigned Evora 400 is also faster and more sophisticated than any other Lotus in history, claim its creators. It’s been around for six years – this is not so much a face-lift as a reincarnation. Lotus says more than two-thirds of the parts are new. The Evora looks much the same from dead abeam, but the nose and tail are comprehensively new, and the cabin too. So is much of what’s underneath.
400 horses from a Toyota 3.5-litre V6 engine, which Lotus transmogrifies with its own supercharging, charge-cooling, intakes, exhaust and management. It’s an ever-alert beating heart to the car. At the front there are much bigger grilles designed into the nose, there not just to give the car a more thrusting appearance but also to allow [...]
When it goes on sale next spring, the Huracán Spyder will offer three roof colors (red, brown, and black), 11 non-special paint colors, five interior trim packages, 17 interior colors, and endless more personalization options available through the Ad Personam customization program.
As expected, the Huracan Spyder is identical to the coupe from the waist down, with only the soft-top, the engine lid, and the rear haunches setting it apart.
The new soft-top is arguably the highlight of the Huracan Spyder, as it was designed with the utmost attention as to not alter the coupe’s aerodynamic shape too much.