Category: Automotive News

    Vancouver Debuts First All-Electric Hypercar

    Weissach holds exclusive Canadian preview of the Pininfarina Battista ahead of Luxury & Supercar Weekend

    September 5th 2019, Vancouver, BC – It’s history in the making. The world’s first pure-electric hypercar, the Pininfarina Battista, has landed in Vancouver for its Canadian debut.

    Car enthusiasts gathered on Thursday evening (September 5) at a private preview event in Vancouver as Weissach, the authorized dealer for Automobili Pininfarina in Western Canada, unveiled a car that is pushing the boundaries of what’s possible in the hypercar realm.

    “We are honoured to welcome the Pininfarina Battista to Canada ahead of the 10th annual Luxury & Supercar Weekend and to share this with fellow hypercar enthusiasts. To be able to witness the future of the automobile with a car that unlocks the door to a new level of performance and a zero-emissions future, is a dream come true,” says Asgar Virji, president of [...]

    (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 [...]

    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.

    RUF Automobile will unveil the first production example of the RUF CTR Anniversary as well as the RUF GT next month in Geneva, Switzerland, kicking off the manufacturer’s 80th anniversary. 


    Pfaffenhausen, Germany (February 20, 2019) – RUF Automobile GmbH, manufacturer and creator of bespoke sports cars that combine performance and suitability for everyday use, will unveil two cars at the 89th Geneva Auto Show on March 5 in Hall 5 at Stand 5030 of the Palexpo in Geneva, Switzerland. The first production example of the RUF CTR Anniversary, known in prototype form as the RUF CTR 2017, will be unveiled alongside the all-new RUF GT. The pair will act as anchors in the RUF booth alongside several other RUF models from throughout the companies 80-year history, including the ERuf which was presented at the Geneva [...]

    If you happened to be on B.C.’s Sea to Sky highway, the endlessly twisty and scenic route that runs from Vancouver to Whistler and beyond, during the first weekend of May, you might have seen more than just a few supercars out under the sun. In fact, if you had stopped to enjoy the views, you might have spotted a few hundred exotics being put to use on one of the province’s best driving roads, including thirty-eight Lamborghinis – there was even a beautiful and well-used white Countach from my dreams – and countless Porsches of varying vintages and intentions.

    However, what looked like a car spotters dream on that Saturday was actually the Hublot Diamond Rally, a supercar event with a purpose. You couldn’t ever convince me that driving isn’t the biggest draw, but [...]

    The ultimate Supercar charity challenge on Canada’s most scenic route, the Sea to Sky highway to Whistler BC. Raise funds for our incredible charity of choice, the St. Paul’s Foundation. This is in direct support of “Faith, Hope, Love” an organization begun by a special client directly affected by cancer.

    Weissach will be providing direct registrations for the 2018 Diamond Rally with a complete package only available to our clients. Convoy army style and connect with like-minded petrol heads and allow us to take care of all the details, so you can just drive. YOUR PACKAGE INCLUDES: Diamond Rally Registration ($699 value) Catered breakfast and lunch on Day One for the driver plus their guest One night stay at the luxurious Four Seasons Hotel, Whistler Fine dining in Whistler at Alta Bistro Professional exterior car detail [...]

    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 [...]

    TORONTO, January 16, 2018 – The Canadian International AutoShow is pleased to announce that the fastest production car on the planet, the owner of five world speed records, the Koenigsegg Agera RS supercar, will be a feature attraction at the annual show, which opens this year on Feb. 16 and continues through Feb. 25.

    While the Agera RS will have made its North American auto show debut a month earlier at Detroit, the Canadian International AutoShow is going it one better. As well as the car, Toronto has attracted the founder and CEO of the Swedish high-performance manufacturer Koenigsegg Automotive AB, Christian von Koenigsegg. who will address reporters on Media Day Feb. 15 and introduce the bullet car to their new Canadian market.

    “The growth of Koenigsegg Automotive (he founded the company in 1994) is a [...]


    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:


    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.


    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)


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

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