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.
This weekend the #44 Lotus Evora and the #46 Lotus Evora raced in rounds 7 and 8 of the GTS class of the Pirelli World Challenge Series. In race one of this weekend’s double-header at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park, the #46 Lotus Evora finished in fourth position while the #44 Lotus Evora finished 15th.
In race two of the weekend, the #46 Evora finished 14th and the #44 Evora finished in 10th. In-depth race coverage here: http://world-challenge.com/latest/series-news/riddle-wins-canadian-tire-motorsport-park-gts-round-8/
The results place Scott Dollahite (#46) in 6th place and Kevin Marshall (#44) in 10th place for the driver’s championship after 8 rounds completed of 18 for the 2016 GTS Class Drivers Championship.
SDR Motorsports (#46) is in 6th place and VSA Motorsports is in 9th place for the 2016 GTS Class Team Championship.
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 [...]
We will change the engine oil and filter, check belts and hoses for age and wear, check air filter for cleanliness, check pollen filter for cleanliness, check horn operation. All lights will be checked and tested. The battery and alternator will be checked and tested for correct performance. Brake pads and rotors, front and rear will be measured and checked against the factory specification. Tires will be checked for correct inflation and wear. Windshield wipers and washer system will be checked for correct operation, aim and wear. The front and rear suspension including bushings, mounts and shocks will be tested to make sure they are within specification. The hinges and latches on all opening panels will be lubricated. All fluids will be topped off and the brake fluid will be checked for moisture content. Finally a road test will be performed and the service reminder [if [...]
Salinas, California (Saturday April 30, 2016) – Canadian Driver Damon Ockey drove the No. 09 Lamborghini of Calgary entry home in eight overall and second in class despite some mid-race challenges with the power-steering in his 620 HP Huracán.
“The race started out really well,” Ockey said. “I made my way up a couple of positions into first place in class. I came in for the pit stop and when I restarted the car my power steering was out. I was down a good second a lap after that. It was a great workout though. Ended up P2. I made it back into P1 at one point, but just wasn’t able to hold the position because of the power steering issue. Still, a fun race. We did pretty good. We’re going to get the car [...]
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.
2015 has been a good year so far for Weissach & Lamborghini Vancouver in supporting local and national charities. We try as much as possible to give back to the local community and we will continue to make our efforts bigger and better in the future. Last weekend’s event was no different. 22 Lamborghini owners set off on a 3 day,1000km drive from Calgary to Vancouver in support of the unbelievable work by charity group ‘Dreams Take Flight’.
Dreams Take Flight is a national non-profit organization made up entirely of volunteers dedicated to providing the trip of a lifetime to medically, mentally, physically, socially or emotionally challenged children. With the aid of the Air Canada Foundation and local sponsors and businesses they make dreams a reality for special kids across Western Canada. Air Canada donates an aircraft to each chapter for the day and [...]
Luxury Super Car Weekend is one of the most anticipated events of the year for any Vancouver car aficionado. Two days full of luxury vehicles, bright skies and excited car enthusiasts. The event began with an opening party on Friday evening at Inform Interiors in Gastown. The 50 Water Street location showcases three floors and an outdoor rooftop of the world’s best contemporary furniture and design products. The opening party boasted some of the world’s most luxurious cars on display, beautiful food and enjoyable comradery with fellow industry guests. We had the pleasure of bringing two vehicles to display throughout the evening, the striking Aventador LP 700-3 and our V10 bull the Huracan LP 610.