The hypercar race war to break the 300mph barrier is over. In a six month collective effort between Bugatti engineers, Dallara and Michelin the Bugatti Chiron has been announced as the first manufacturer vehicle to break the 300-mile-an-hour barrier.
The highlights of the menacing Chiron created features a long tail which enhances overall aerodynamics and lowers drag, a boost to 1578 horsepower and upgraded Michelin tires to handle the increased road stress. Measuring 9.84 inches longer than a stock Chiron, stripped out interior and lower ride height for drag purposes the upgraded Chiron was in true race mode to battle the task at Ehra-Lessien test track, Germany.
Driven by the well accoladed Andy Wallace the Bugatti was in good hands, despite being described as, “Being quite difficult to do” by the driver himself. “Now Bugatti was the first to exceed the 300-mile-per-hour mark. An incredible achievement that shows what the men and women of Bugatti are capable of. But this was the last time for us. Bugatti was the first to exceed 300-mile-per-hour – its name will go down in the history books and it will stay that way forever” added Stephan Winkelmann, President of Bugatti.
Not all 600LTs are created equal. The carbon roof scoop or snorkel has been an iconic feature on McLarens, dating back to the original McLaren F1. Functionally, the roof scoop provides increased cooling to the 592hp mid-engine V8. There is also an added sense of aural drama when you drive a car with a roof scoop. As you run through the gears on the 7sp dual-clutch transmission, you can hear the air “whooshing” directly over your head into the engine bay. It’s truly a sound you’ll never get tired of hearing.
Did we mention that it looks freaking awesome?! You’ll be the envy of any track day or car show when you show up with a roof scoop McLaren. Very few 600LTs were specced with this ultra-desirable option, and both of these cars are currently available for sale at McLaren San Diego. Finished in Silica White with red-tinted exterior carbon fiber. MSO bespoke interior with Senna seats and red Alcantara inserts. Headrests with bespoke MSO embroidery. Color-matched keys.
One Year. A milestone in any relationship. For Fast Lane Drive and O’Gara La Jolla it has been one year of amazing roads, incredible cars, and fantastic friendships. To celebrate, Fast Lane decided to pull out all the stops, and do not just a drive, but a full luxury experience. Destination, Las Vegas. 25 cars, 3 days, 60 participants, and one hell of a good time.
With a vibrant downtown, diverse neighborhoods, hiking trails, miles of golden sands and an active beach community, San Diego embodies “the California dream.” Yet in a region of sand, surf and sunshine, what’s hot on the San Diego supercar scene?
A sports vehicle brand, with ultra-luxury features. That is the best way to describe McLaren. Since 1965, the automotive group has been producing jaw-dropping, design-driven vehicles for luxury car enthusiasts and lovers alike. Now that the brand has made its way to San Diego, owning a supercar like McLaren is more than just a dream. Here are 3 McLaren San Diego deals we think are worth taking a look at:
Bentley is actively planning its 100 year anniversary, or so we hope. Over the span of a century, the legendary automaker has mastered how to combine luxury, elegance, and class with innovative technologies and performance. The new Continental GT is every bit a Bentley automobile, true to the brand’s tradition of cutting-edge features and craftsmanship while displaying a new presence and redefining shape language. The Continental Grand Tourer is the bridge between Bentley’s heritage and the modern world.
At O’Gara La Jolla we’re always trying to find new and innovative ways to grow our brands and connect with the community. Enter local San Diego artist Spencer Couture. Spencers art has an incredible mix of color, texture and pop culture references. As a fan of his work for years, we thought, how could we collaborate with this immensely talented artist. What came next was something even better than what we could have imagined.
With the new Bentley Continental GT on the way later this year, we at O’Gara La Jolla were given the opportunity to showcase the grand tourer to our clients. Most dealers would simply stage the cars in the showroom and do short drives in the surrounding area. We wanted to do something special and decided to aim a little higher. A few hundred feet higher. The Fly and Drive was born.
For the profane, it would appear evident that the more expensive the car, the less maintenance it requires. Luxury brands, after all, are praised for the incredible engineering that goes into designing a supercar, and unsurpassed quality in every detail. Except that the complexity of engines and parts, the high-tech components that set those cars apart, not to mention the thrill-drives they are put through, make them not just expensive, but precious. Which is exactly why owners of Rolls Royce, McLaren, or Lamborghini automobiles know the importance of maintaining a strict checkup schedule, even more so than for an everyday sedan.
Rarely practical. Always a thrill. Owning a Lamborghini puts man among the ranks of esteemed drivers and celebrities, like those of the 1960s who notoriously owned Lamborghini’s flagship model and first supercar, the Miura. While Lamborghini is known for their bold and spectacular styling, there are a few unique reasons why Lamborghini models are a must-have addition to any collection: