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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 [...]
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.
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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.
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
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.
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.
Hollywood stars entered Le Mans with Porsche. Steve McQueen’s attempt made it [...]
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.
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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Vehicle number ‘one-million’ rolled off the company’s Zuffenhausen production line, trimmed specially to reflect the first 911 from 1963, with Dr. Wolfgang Porsche sat in the driver’s seat. It’s painted in an attractive ‘irish’ green colour, with trim and badging contrasting in gold, and a luxurious interior featuring a houndstooth seat trim, plus a wooden steering wheel.
Based on a 911 ‘Carrera S’, the 1,000,000th Porsche ‘911’ is powered by a 414 bhp turbocharged engine and is capable of 191 mph, while accelerating from 0-62 mph in 4.3 s.
Purist-Porsche-fans can also relax – it’s mated to a manual gearbox. The ‘911’ vehicle ‘one’ was powered by a 128 bhp, reaching a top speed of 131 mph with an 8.3 sec 0-62 time. Quickly establishing itself as an icon of ’60s cool. Now, it is considered as symbolic of all things related to Germany and automobiles. Over half of Porsche’s [...]
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RUF surprised us a few days before the show opened its doors by announcing plans to propel one of its signature models – the 1987 CTR, also known as the RUF Yellow Bird – into the 21st century. Company boss Alois Ruf sat down with Autoblog to explain why the time is right to release a modern-day Yellow Bird, and why it’s already a smash hit.
The Geneva Motor Show is like a compilation album of greatest hits from the world’s most exclusive automakers, so it’s difficult for smaller companies to stand out and capture the attention of show-goers. Just ask Alpina, Rimac, or even Morgan. Storied German brand RUF is the exception to the rule this year.
Autoblog: What made you decide to bring the Yellow Bird back this year?
Alois Ruf: The most obvious reason was to celebrate [...]
Porsche held its first-ever Asia Pacific regional media drive of the new Panamera at Taiwan’s Sun Moon Lake. “Panamera: Two Trails” is designed to highlight how performance and luxury are reconciled more than ever before in the second-generation Gran Turismo. More than 80 media participants went behind the wheel of the Panamera, Panamera 4, and 4S, to experience the sports car among luxury saloons. A Panamera Turbo was also on display at the base venue.
The drive was split into two trails with its own distinct character and routes – the Performance Trail and the Luxury Trail. Under the guidance of Porsche certified instructors, drivers tested the mettle of the cars on the Performance Trail. Winding, mountainous roads, and high-speed expressways in sight in Nantou County. For the Luxury Trail, the Panameras cruised the vicinity of scenic Sun Moon Lake. After a [...]