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 hypercars gather at a private runway to drive their cars to their limits.”
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 [...]
Championship Weekend for Lamborghini Vancouver & O’Gara Motorsport Driver Ryan Ockey at Sebring International Raceway
Ryan Ockey, driver of the No. 89 Lamborghini of Vancouver O’Gara Motorsport entry, finished the weekend in championship fashion by bringing home the Amateur World Championship to add to his North American Amateur Championship. Ryan drove a solid race today, finishing second overall in Race 2 of the Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo World Finals to secure the championship. O’Gara Motorsport Pro drivers, Richard Antinucci and Edoardo Piscopo stormed through the field from a 12th place start on the grid to finish fourth, which was enough to take home third place in the Pro category of the World Finals.
Automobili Lamborghini presents the Lamborghini Huracán LP 580-2: a two-wheel drive version of the Huracán coupe. Specifically designed and engineered for its rear-wheel drive set-up, the Huracán LP 580-2’s combines dynamic new looks with a package for an enhanced Lamborghini driving emotion.
“The Lamborghini Huracán LP 580-2 continues the Lamborghini tradition of pure, visionary and technology-driven models,” says Stephan Winkelmann, President and CEO of Automobili Lamborghini. “The rear-wheel drive model fits perfectly into our Huracán family, appealing to those wanting an even more intense driving experience, or who currently drive other rear-wheeldrive marques and aspire to driving a Lamborghini. This is the purest expression of a Lamborghini to date, [...]
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.
Sant’Agata Bolognese, 12 November 2015. The historic North American circuit of Sebring in Florida will host, on the 20/22 November weekend, the 2015 Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo World Final, as well as the sixth and final round of the three European, North American and Asian series.
Cars totaling 66 and 100 plus drivers from all over the world are expected, setting a new grid record at the end of a motorsport season to remember for the Sant’ Agata Bolognese manufacturer.
“Motorsport represents a pillar of the Automobili Lamborghini strategy. This year proved to be an important one for us as we launched the new Lamborghini Huracán Super Trofeo on the tracks [...]
Round 9 of the Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo Series at Road Atlanta kicked off yesterday with an incredible two pole positions from both Lamborghini Vancouver and Lamborghini Calgary! Recognized as one the world’s best road courses – this multi-purpose motor sports facility is situated on 750 park-like acres in the rolling hills of Northeast Georgia. The day was one of highs and lows for the team. A spin near the end of the second qualifying session had the team banding together in an effort to repair the No. 89 Lamborghini of Vancouver entry driven by Amateur point’s leader Ryan Ockey. With the team in high spirits after getting the car finished in time for the start of the race, an early lap incident involving Tom O’Gara brought out a caution and eventual red flag [...]
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 [...]
Last weekend Lamborghini Vancouver and Lamborghini Calgary hosted the first ever Western Canada GIRO. The Giro (meaning tour in Italian) offers top clients from Lamborghini a curated luxury experience with spirited driving along some of the most scenic routes across Canada coupled with the finest dining and relaxation. Lamborghini owners came from all across Canada including Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton and Saskatoon to join in on what turned out to be an epic weekend! Luxury, Comradery, Friendship, Lifestyle & Laughter. Calgary to Vancouver; it was the ultimate Lamborghini experience.
In addition to experiencing the diversity and culture of super, natural British Columbia, the 2015 Giro Lamborghini supported [...]
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.
Day 1 in VanDusen Gardens began with bright and sunny skies while the team finished setting up the all [...]