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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 [...]
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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 [...]
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 [...]
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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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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 [...]
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With no exaggeration, you can accurately say that the Tesla Model S revolutionized the auto industry. With a massive shift towards electric vehicles (EV’s) within the last decade, Weissach is proud to offer a curated collection of certified pre-owned Electric Vehicles.
Why an Electric Vehicle?
There are many incredible benefits and perks that come with owning an electric vehicle. The following sections will outline why NOW is the best time to get your hands on the perfect certified pre-owned electric vehicle.
Great running costs
With traditional gas prices becoming incredibly volatile, the cost of electricity remains stable. If power in BC costs an average of $0.10 per kilowatt-hour, the cost of an electric vehicle ends up being about $0.018 per kilometre. On average, the cost to fuel an electric vehicle is approximately an eighth of the cost of fueling a gas-equivalent car.
A recent European study calculated the total lifecycle emissions of an electric [...]
Comments Off on Driver Education Track Day @ Area 27 | October 2017
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 [...]