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    Lotus Evora 400 debuts at the Geneva Motorshow

    Lotus Evora 400 debuts at the Geneva Motorshow

    – Fastest and most powerful production Lotus ever
    – Lighter and more efficient than before
    – Legendary benchmark Lotus handling

    About the Lotus Evora 400

    The new Lotus Evora 400 is the latest pure and focused supercar from Lotus, combining high performance with the legendary Lotus benchmark handling. It is faster and dynamically more capable than the previous Lotus Evora leading to greater agility and a more involving drive.

    Maximum speed is 186 mph (300 km/h) and acceleration 0-60 mph is just 4.1 seconds (0-100 km/h in 4.2 seconds). This enables the new Lotus Evora 400 to lap the challenging test track at the Lotus Headquarters in Hethel, Norfolk, a scintillating SIX seconds faster than the previous model.

    Over two thirds of the Lotus Evora 400 is new, including its supercharged and charge-cooled mid-mounted 3.5-litre V6 engine producing 400 horsepower and [...]

    Where were you before you started at Lamborghini?
    Since my very first job in high-school, I’ve always worked with cars – I’ve done many different jobs, from detailing right up to assisting the service department. I’ve loved every minute of it and never considered working in any other business.

    What brought you to Lamborghini?
    Since I was a little kid, Lamborghini has always been at the top of my list. Working for Lamborghini was definitely a big ambition of mine. And I didn’t want to miss out on the opportunity when it came up.

    What’s it like working for such a successful and inspiring brand?
    I’ve had to work hard to prove myself here. It’s been 3 years now, and I still come in everyday with the same enthusiasm and I go home with a great feeling. I love it.

    What’s a highlight of your day?
    Meeting all [...]

    Come and see the new Lotus Evora 400 be unveiled at the Geneva International Motorshow 2015!

    Location: Hall 1, Stand 1243 at the Geneva International Motorshow
    Date: Tuesday March 3rd, 2015
    Time: 1:15pm

    About the Lotus Evora 400
    Ready to be unveiled to the international media at the Geneva Motorshow, the new Lotus Evora 400 is the latest pure and focused supercar from Lotus, combining high performance with the legendary Lotus benchmark handling. It is faster and dynamically more capable than the previous Lotus Evora leading to greater agility and a more involving drive.

    Maximum speed is 186 mph (300 km/h) and acceleration 0-60 mph is just 4.1 seconds (0-100 km/h in 4.2 seconds). This enables the new Lotus Evora 400 to lap the challenging test track at the Lotus Headquarters in Hethel, Norfolk, a scintillating six seconds faster than the previous model.

    The new Lotus Evora 400 will [...]

    AN EVENING WITH DON KITCH JR., PROFORMANCE RACING SCHOOL

    THEME: Safer Street Driving through Advance Recreational Drivers Training
    WHERE: Weissach Performance Showroom – 1757 West 2nd Avenue, Vancouver, BC
    WHEN: Wednesday March 4th, 2015 – 5:30p – 8:30p

    PLEASE RSVP ON-LINE

    Weissach Performance is pleased to announce a special evening with veteran race car driver and advanced driving coach, Don Kitch Jr. (bio to follow). With the increased congestion on our roads, being properly prepared for the challenges of day-to-day commuting has become ever more important for the average driver. As sports car owners who enjoy driving for pure pleasure, we must focus on the responsibility we have to others we share the road with, as well as our families and ourselves.

    With over 25 years of motorsport experience, Don Kitch Jr. of ProFormance Racing School has made it his mission to help sports car enthusiasts become safer, more responsible [...]

    We love our sports cars; fast, slow, old or new. The driving experience and the excitement of the freedom our cars bring us is why we are in this business to begin with. We try to share that passion whenever we can. As a result, motorsport and drivers education has always been a major focus of what we do here, and we find it an invaluable component of the sports car experience.

    However, taking your car to the track is not what you may perceive it to be. Our programs are not about racing or scaring the pants off people. Recreational sport driving programs are about education, understanding your car’s systems, how they work and what you can do to be better prepared for everyday traffic. This intern makes us all better and safer drivers on public roads and highways.

    Our partner school in Washington is ProFormance Racing School. Run by Don [...]

    20 Years Later Hard Work Pays Off

    A Lamborghini story

    WOW! We love selling these cars. Because they are fast? Exotic? Beautiful? Yes to all those reasons, but there’s more to it than that. We sell people their dreams and get to be a part of that experience with them. Here’s a great example of what it means to be a Lamborghini Vancouver client:

    From Kyle in British Columbia:

    As far back as I can remember, Lamborghinis have always been the coolest, sexiest cars on the planet. I remember cutting pictures from magazines and pinning them to my bedroom walls; reminding me to dream big and hope that one day I would sit in one or know someone that would own one.

    Twenty years later, with a little luck and a lot of hard work, my dream became a reality. I drove home in a Lamborghini Gallardo; a day I will never forget. I had no idea how much of an impact [...]

    Located in Hethel, near Norwich in England, Lotus Cars has been behind some remarkable sports and racing cars throughout the course of its history. Since 1966, Lotus Cars and Lotus Engineering have been operating out of a dedicated factory and test facility on the former RAF Hethel airbase near Wydmondham. Thanks to Google, you can now TOUR the Lotus facilities, without the need to get on an airplane and fly to England. The Google street-view doesn’t just stop at the front gates though. Jump the virtual fence, walk around the yard and explore a drivers-view of the test track!

    LOTUS – INSIDE THE FRONT GATE

    Porsche is most famous for its flat-6 cylinder configuration, made famous by the 911. A similar flat-6 is still being used in Carreras, as well as Boxsters and Caymans. But did you know, that throughout its history of automotive engineering, Porsche developed a range of other motors. V8s, V10s, inline 4s and a variety of “boxer” configurations have all been used at one time or another.

    Porsche has always been known for radical design concepts, and has never been afraid of pushing the envelope when it comes to extreme ideas.

    One such an idea came about in the early 70s, when Porsche was racing with the 917. In order to better promote their product in America, the goal was to build a race car for the CAN-AM series. These races were held through-out the US and Canada, and included many famous drivers and cars from the era. Porsche’s 917 Le Mans winning [...]

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