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Pacific Audi Celebrates The 2011 Audi A8 Arrival With The Best Los Angeles Area Launch Party To Be At

September 10, 2010 lacarguy Audi, LAcarGUY News & Events, New Cars, Pacific Audi Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , 0 Comments

Pacific Audi is pleased to announce the arrival of our highly anticipated 2011 Audi A8 models and invites the public to take part in the best of Audi engineering, technology, performance and luxury. The flagship A8 is the luxury class leader, establishing the benchmark by which all others will now be judged. Simply put, luxury has progressed.

With a long history as a performance-luxury icon, the progressive design, leading edge technology and outstanding capabilities of the A8 have given drivers a front row seat to pure luxury. Now, what was considered by many to be the best-in-class, just became even better. Elements like quattro® all-wheel drive and the lightweight aluminum Audi Space Frame (ASF®) are just a few of the hundreds of technologies that make the all-new, completely re-engineered and dramatically restyled A8 the luxury sedan for those with a passion for driving.

The legacy of luxury and performance begins a new chapter with the all-new A8. It represents what’s possible when innovation and attention to detail work in concert. It’s the pinnacle of Audi engineering, luxury and design.

Our launch party on September 11 will include:

• Oktoberfest in September! (Bavarian sausages, Sauerkraut & a variety of German beer)
• Learn about Audi with our Audi Service Clinic
• Meet our team of skilled workers from LAcarGUY body shop

“Without a doubt, this is the vehicle launch party you want to be at. The car is absolutely amazing by all standards and we’re rolling out the carpet for our valued customers and guests”, exclaimed Jeff LaPlant, General Manager of Pacific Audi.

View the press release here

Porsche Green Lights 718-HP 918 Spyder; Hybrid Said to Get 78 Miles Per Gallon

August 13, 2010 lacarguy Electric Vehicles, Green Team, Hybrid Vehicles, LAcarGUY Sustainability, Porsche Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , 0 Comments

The Supervisory Board at Porsche this week gave the green light for series development of the 918 Spyder, the 718-horsepower all-wheel-drive hybrid sports car with outstanding fuel economy and claimed 3.2-seconds 0-62 mph quickness.
Taken from drawing to 2010 Geneva Auto Show in less than five months, the 918 Spyder mixes a 500-hp, 9,200-rpm, 3.4-liter gasoline V8 with two electric motors for a combined 718 hp. Porsche has calculated that it could be quicker than the old Carrera GT around the Nordschleife.

The 918 Spyder, one of three hybrid models Porsche presented in Geneva, can go up to 25 kilometers (15 miles) on electric power. The two-seater reportedly limits gasoline consumption to three liters per 100 kilometers (78.4 miles per gallon) and emits just 70 grams of carbon dioxide per kilometer.

No time line has been given for when the car  will be ready for the road, but Green Car Advisor doesn’t expect the first production models before the spring of 2012. Pricing has not been announced, but Bloomberg news service has reported it could cost $630,000. Porsche said more details will be disclosed in coming weeks.

The car was just unveiled for West Coast US eyes last night at the Monterey Motorsports Reunion

Thanks Edmunds.com Green Car Advisor