The E-PACE is Finally Here! (and It’s Available at Velocity Honolulu)

Jaguar is nothing if not determined. Like the sleek, powerful cat that it is named for, the brand tirelessly attacked its goal of creating a vehicle that could easily handle adverse conditions in any type of terrain. As was proven in a grueling 25-month test program that spanned across four continents, the extremely durable E-PACE lives up to the brand’s Art of Performance philosophy. And even more exciting, it’s now available at Jaguar Honolulu.

From Hot to Cold, and High to Low

From braving the biting -40°C temperatures of the Arctic Circle to facing the high altitudes and rivers of the most remote provinces of China, the E-PACE proved that it can dependably hold its own in any condition it’s faced with. Owners will appreciate the vehicle’s agility and performance, as well as how entertaining it is to drive.

A True Jaguar

“Our team of world-class engineers and dynamics specialists have meticulously tuned and developed a true Jaguar,” says Graham Wilkins, Chief Product Engineer of the Jaguar E-PACE. “Months of intense testing on roads and tracks around the world have delivered a compact performance SUV that is true to Jaguar’s performance DNA.”

For more information on the E-PACE, please feel free to call Jaguar Honolulu, contact us online, or visit us in person at 888 Kapiolani Blvd., Honolulu, HI 96813.

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Introducing Slightly Alabama at Sixty-One

At Velocity Honolulu, we are committed to offering our loyal client base experiences that revolve around the entire luxury experience. Recently, we introduced the island to Slightly Alabama, a purveyor of handcrafted, unique leather pieces.

Dana Glaeser, founder of Slightly Alabama, joined us for this exclusive debut event. Featured in GQ, Esquire, Dujour, and Good Grit magazines, Slightly Alabama produces bespoke goods made of genuine leather. These items are the ultimate in both quality and luxury, so they fit perfectly with our lineup at both Sixty-One and Velocity Honolulu. To learn more about Slightly Alabama, visit slightlyalabama.com.

Sixty-One is the premier gentlemen’s retail destination in Hawai’i, located at Velocity Honolulu. From skincare and barber services to handcrafted clothing, you’ll find everything here that you need to look your best. We’ve handpicked designers from around the world that are tailored to suit your unique style. We know what it means to be bold, confident, and rebellious, and our widespread collection of menswear and classically refined barber services will make you feel just as good as you’ll look.

It’s still not too late to RSVP for the official Grand Opening event of Sixty-One, so don’t delay. To RSVP for the Grand Opening, email us today! We look forward to serving you now and well into the future with the high-end luxury products you know and love.

Keep scrolling to check out some photos from the event, and be sure to check out our Facebook Page for even more fun event photos.

Why Ride: Do You Know How Easy it is to Get Your Motorcycle License?

Velocity Honolulu wants to show you the way to freedom. Imagine cruising with your friends down the picturesque highways of Oahu, with the most beautiful vistas in the Pacific. It’s not that hard to do with our help. Getting your motorcycle license is as easy as 1-2-3:

1) Take the general knowledge test at the DMV to obtain your permit. The test is 25 questions long and you can study using the Motorcycle Operator Manual. Once you pass you are issued a motorcycle instruction permit.

2) Take the Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF) Basic Rider Course. This is a three-day class that includes class time and a two-day weekend rider’s lab. A motorcycle is provided. Upon completion of this course, you are issued a motorcycle skills test certification for a waiver, which waives the motorcycle road skills exam by the DMV.

3) After you complete the course, present your certificate of completion and proof of identity documents to the DMV, pay your license fee, and enjoy your new motorcycle license.

Before you know it, you will be looking at the incredible lineup at Velocity Moto, South Seas Cycles, or Cycle City Hawai’i and thinking to yourself: “Yeah, I got this.”

Make sure to check out our Ready-Set-Ride Event for Velocity Moto, South Seas Cycles, and Cycle City Hawai’i from March 23 to 25. There will be hundreds of bikes to choose from, many with limited time event pricing!

Audi Begins Public E-Tron Test in Geneva With Eye-catching Prototypes

The future has come to the streets of Geneva. While the action usually happens inside the 2018 Geneva International Motor Show, Audi is taking its act to the streets outside. The automaker has brought its test fleet of the upcoming E-Tron, an all-electric SUV, to Switzerland.

The E-Tron showcases Audi’s remarkable advances in electric car technology. Powered by a trio of electric motors producing a combined 320 kW (or about 429 horsepower), the E-Tron boasts an approximate range of about 310 miles per 30-minute charge. The electric motor system forms an electronic version of Audi’s legendary quattro all-wheel-drive system.

After Geneva, the fleet of 250 prototype E-Tron models will make its way to further road testing across four continents, totaling 5 million kilometers, before production models will be available to the public in 2019.

Of course, you don’t have to wait until the future to get behind the wheel of an Audi. We have many new Audi models to choose from, today. Visit our showroom or contact us to learn more about the incredible experience that awaits you.

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A New Destination for Old World Cuisine: Italica Bar & Café Now Open at Velocity Honolulu

Imagine the taste of the old country, including aromatic coffee, savory cured meats, and decadent hand-crafted sweets, available right here in the heart of Honolulu. Luckily, you no longer need to imagine it. Italica Bar & Café is now open at Velocity Honolulu.

Italica Bar & Café’s inspired menu is consummately designed by a talented duo of experienced artisan chefs. Italian-born Master Chef Maurizio Roberti has been a part of multiple award-winning culinary teams in Australia, Singapore, Dubai, Thailand, Hong Kong, Jakarta, and Japan. His partner and consultant, Michelin Chef Gianpaolo Raschi, descends from three generations of the Raschi family, who have perpetuated culinary education and passion for local cuisine in Rimini, Italy for over 70 years.

Italica Bar & Café is located at 888 Kapiolani Blvd., Honolulu, HI 96813. Make reservations by calling (808) 592-8882. To find out more about this incredible new foodie destination, check out its menu online or visit its website at italicabarcafe.com.

Check out the mouthwatering images from Italica Bar & Café below:

Hot Salsiccia alla Griglia, Cipolla e Gorgonzola Panini

Italica Lasagna al Forno

Polipo (Octopus) Salad

Tiramisu

Illy Latte

Image Credit: Thomas Obungen and Frolic Hawaii

Don’t Miss the Sixty-One Grand Opening Enjoy luxurious offerings, barber services, and more!

Here at Velocity Honolulu, we are committed to offering our loyal client base experiences that revolve around the entire luxury experience. That’s why we’re so pleased to tell you about Sixty-One, which will be celebrating its Grand Opening on Saturday, April 7!

Sixty-One is the premier gentlemen’s retail destination in Hawai’i, located at Velocity Honolulu. From skincare and barber services to handcrafted clothing, you’ll find everything here that you need to look your best. We’ve handpicked designers from around the world that are tailored to suit your unique style. We know what it means to be bold, confident, and rebellious, and our widespread collection of menswear and classically refined barber services will make you feel just as good as you’ll look.

We look forward to serving you now and well into the future with the high-end luxury products you know and love. To RSVP for the Grand Opening, email us at info@jnautomotive.com today!

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Click to be Amazed: Candide Thovex Skiis Over Everything but Snow!

The revolutionary quattro® all-wheel drive has made versatility a watchword for Audi models. To show us the true meaning of the word, extreme freeskier Candide Thovex set out to prove that with the right hardware, you can go anywhere. Check out the hair-rasing video below to see Mr. Thovex glide over volcanoes, across the Great Wall of China, around ocean waves, down grass hills, and through sandy dunes.

We can’t all make moves like Mr. Thovex here, but you can experience the unstoppable all-terrain capability of Audi’s quattro® all-wheel drive in a number of models at Audi Honolulu. To see for yourself, visit or contact us today.

The Jaguar E-PACE Survives Extreme World Conditions—With Style

Jaguar is nothing if not determined. Like the sleek, powerful cat that it is named for, the brand tirelessly attacked its goal of creating a vehicle that could easily handle adverse conditions in any type of terrain. As was proven in a grueling 25-month test program that spanned across four continents, the extremely durable E-PACE lives up to the brand’s Art of Performance philosophy.

From Hot to Cold, and High to Low

From braving the biting -40°C temperatures of the Arctic Circle to facing the high altitudes and rivers of the most remote provinces of China, the E-PACE proved that it can dependably hold its own in any condition it’s faced with. Owners will appreciate the vehicle’s agility and performance, as well as how entertaining it is to drive.

A True Jaguar

“Our team of world-class engineers and dynamics specialists have meticulously tuned and developed a true Jaguar,” says Graham Wilkins, Chief Product Engineer of the Jaguar E-PACE. “Months of intense testing on roads and tracks around the world have delivered a compact performance SUV that is true to Jaguar’s performance DNA.”

The Jaguar E-PACE has arrived at Jaguar Honolulu. For more information on the E-PACE, please feel free to call Jaguar Land Rover Honolulu, contact us online, or visit us in person at 888 Kapiolani Blvd., Honolulu, HI 96813.

Starting 2018 With a Bang! Audi Advances Awards

Audi Honolulu is proud to be part of a brand that achieves constant recognition. This year has already proven to be just as exciting for Audi with five different models receiving accolades from industry experts. And the winners are…

Audi Q7 (pictured above)
Car and Driver “2018 Best Mid-size Luxury SUV”

As Car and Driver says, “in this class, we expect ample room and comfort, but the Q7 adds agility, earning it a 2018 10 Best award.” That agility comes from the legendary quattro® all-wheel drive, which provides high-precision handling, so you can enjoy all 252 horsepower with confidence in any turn. Or upgrade to the available 3.0 TFSI® engine that puts out 333 hp and 325 lb-ft of torque for a truly dynamic driving experience.

2018 Audi A4
Cars.com “2018 Luxury Car of the Year”

Cars.com says, “the versatility and competency of the A4 is unshakable and combined with its unwavering interior material quality, the A4 remains an outstanding luxury car,” and we agree! With MMI® control panel, three-spoke multifunction steering wheel with shift paddles, wing-design wrap-around dashboard, and available ambient LED interior lighting plus package, it’s easy to agree that this is top-of-the-line luxury.

2018 Audi Q5
Kelley Blue Book® “Luxury SUV Best Buy of 2018”

From KBB.com: “Larger, more luxurious and more powerful, the Audi Q5 expands and improves on the refined driving experience, tech-friendly cabin and high-style design for which the brand is known, confirming the Q5’s place as this year’s Luxury SUV Best Buy for 2018.” we couldn’t have said it better ourselves.

2018 Audi A3
U.S. News & World Report “Best Luxury Small Car for the Money”

Editors from U.S. News and World Report praised the vehicle, noting “the A3 is a great car because it’s sporty, fuel-efficient and comes loaded with technology and upscale touches.” Not only were editors impressed by the standard heated front seats, two USB ports, and available advanced driver assistance features, they also enjoyed the 2.0 TFSI® quattro® all-wheel drive turbocharged four-cylinder engine with six-speed S tronic® dual-clutch automatic transmission. Additionally, the model line offers a host of standard premium features such as leather seating, power panoramic sunroof, dual-zone automatic climate control, xenon plus front lighting with LED daytime running lights and LED taillights.

2018 Audi A5 Sportback
Kelley Blue Book® “Luxury Car Best Buy of 2018”

Last year, when we named the 2017 Audi A4 our Luxury Car Best Buy, we cited both value and luxury as the key reasons this elegant compact all-wheel-drive sedan took home the honors. We thought it would be a slam dunk to repeat, until we got our hands on the 2018 Audi A5 Sportback. Equipped with a 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine with a 7-speed transmission and all-wheel drive, the A5 not only shares the same powertrain and architecture as the A4, but pretty much the same road manners. Even the sticker prices are within the same range. What tilted the title to the Sportback, however, is the sleek styling, hatchback utility and slightly roomier feel to the cabin.

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To experience these award-winning Audi models for yourself, come into the Audi Honolulu showroom or contact us today to schedule a test drive. We can’t wait to see what the rest of 2018 has in store.

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HURACÁN PERFORMANTE NAMED 2018 ROBB REPORT CAR OF THE YEAR

The results are in, and the Lamborghini Huracán Performante has taken the top honor in Robb Report’s 2018 Car of the Year, an annual competition between some of the luxury automotive industry’s finest.

With its naturally aspirated V10 engine producing 640 hp and advanced active aerodynamics system, the Performante stunned judges with its inspiring performance, innovative technology and spectacular drivability.

Reworking the concept of a super sports car and elevating the Huracán range, the Performante has been re-engineered in its entirety – in regards weight, power and dynamics. The use of advanced Forged Composites®, a shapeable forged carbon fiber material patented by Automobili Lamborghini, reduces vehicle weight and enhances the track-oriented design of the Performante. Developed with driving experience in mind, each element comes together to create the most extraordinary of emotion from behind the wheel.