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 [...]
February 25 – February 27 / Accademia Corso Intensivo
In February, Lamborghini will return to Aspen, CO for its renowned Winter Accademia driving program. During two exhilarating sessions, owners will have the unique opportunity to learn advanced driving techniques on snow and ice, under the guidance of professional instructors.The Intensivo program is an exciting one-day course with a focus on dynamic driving techniques and performance handling. You will build your skill level and explore the Lamborghini range with extended instruction and track time.
February 26 – February 29 / Accademia Corso Avanzato
The Avanzato course is a two-day driving program designed for those graduates of the Corso Intensivo who wish to push our cars and your skills to the next level. The program begins by restating the fundamentals and then quickly advances into next [...]
This weekend we will be celebrating Chinese New Year at Scotiabank’s FEAST OF FORTUNE in support of Mount Saint Joseph (MSJ) Hospital.
This Saturday, February 6, 2016 Lamborghini Vancouver is excited to be participating in such a noble and worthy cause. Funds raised during this lavish event will be used to purchase much needed equipment for the Mount Saint Joseph Hospital’s Emergency Department and to support patients with serious health issues.
This event is now sold out, but you can still help make a contribution by donating online.
Last year’s event raised $728,000 for a CT scanner now serving patients at MSJ. In total, the Feast of Fortune has contributed more than $3 million for specialized equipment and technology since 2008.The Scotiabank Feast of Fortune provides a unique approach to Chinese New Year, combining fine [...]
2015 has been a fantastic year for Weissach in many ways! This year we celebrated 35 years of pre-owned Porsche sales and service, and Lotus Cars in Western Canada. Building on the success of our history, in July we opened our new facility in Calgary, Alberta; as we celebrate our past we are equally excited for whats to come! Highlights this year included our annual Tech Session which this year featured Don Kitch of Proformance Racing School, our June Drive weekend to Predator Ridge, attending the 35th Anniversary of the Porsche Club’s annual Whistler Weekend, supporting the Vancouver Foodbank with our ever-popular Cars & Coffee, and a host of other events. When we host events our aims are to give back to the community and to bring car enthusiasts together. We were extremely successful at doing that [...]
Lamborghini Vancouver, McLaren Motorsports & Weissach will host a Food & Toy Drive event on Saturday December 12th 2015 from 12-3pm at the Lamborghini Vancouver showroom. The event will support the Greater Vancouver Food Bank & the Lower Mainland Christmas Bureau.
Starbucks will be on hand to provide some hot drinks and Christmas treats! Festivities throughout the day will include face-painting, photo-ops with your favourite sports cars, meet & greets with the main man Santa Claus, our very own Super Trofeo race car driver and…. a surprise celebrity guest! Join us for this family filled Christmas event to support the wonderful work of these two local charities.