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The team at Velocity is excited to announce that the iconic Lamborghini brand is now available in our showroom.
The staff at Velocity is constantly inspired by the exotic vehicles that we work with every day, and now we are proud to offer one of the most vibrant and recognizable automotive brands that embody powerful performance and beautiful styling.
Some of the other luxury brands we represent include: Maserati, Lotus, Jaguar, Triumph, Ducati,and more. If you’re interested in finding your new luxury vehicle or motorcycle on one of the most beautiful islands in the world while simultaneously being treated with the highest level of service, don’t hesitate to call or contact our team.
If you haven’t stopped by to experience Hawai’i’s newest destination for exclusive automobiles, we encourage you to come pay us a visit and discover what Velocity has to offer.
The Land Rover brand has been built around premium quality, luxury, and capability, and fans of the brand will be happy to hear that three new models are arriving in 2017, creating one of the most comprehensive lineups ever for the auto manufacturer.
Land Rover Discovery
This fifth-generation model returns to the United States with all the versatility and refinement you’re looking for. With seating for seven and plenty of room, you can comfortably transport your friends or family around the block or to your next vacation spot. Get there in no time with a supercharged V6 that delivers 340 horsepower or a V6 turbodiesel with 443 lb-ft of torque.
This model replaces the LR4 and comes in at 1,000 pounds lighter, giving you greater handling and performance. Take it off-road and experience the Advanced Tow Assist and multi-mode Terrain Response® 2 system.
Need to transport luggage, camping equipment, or other items? With 82.7 cubic feet of luggage space and Intelligent Seat Fold technology that allows you to arrange the interior to the specifications needed from your smartphone, you’ll find it easy to get you and your things where you need to be.
Range Rover Evoque Convertible
Have your cake and eat it too with the Range Rover Evoque Convertible SE Dynamic or HSE Dynamic, an all-season convertible that’s perfect for cruising across town or tackling the trails. With its bold, iconic coupe styling, you’ll turn heads everywhere you go.
A deeper and more aggressive front bumper paired with five new paint colors and two new contrasting roof color options provide a refreshed look that lets you showcase your personality. All-Terrain Progress Control, All Terrain Info Center, and InControl® Touch Pro™ are available across the Evoque model lineup, putting you in control.
Range Rover Sport
Arguably one of the best luxury performance SUV models available, the Land Rover Range Rover Sport gets an update for 2017. The Range Rover Sport HSE Dynamic replaces the former HST model and comes with a supercharged V6 capable of producing 280 horsepower. Autonomous Emergency Braking, Blind Spot Assist, Lane Keep Assist, Advanced Tow Assist, and more are available across the full model range, giving drivers greater capability.
InControl® Touch Pro™ infotainment comes standard, providing improved functionality and connectivity with a 10.2-inch touchscreen. Truly make it your own with 19 new exterior paint colors, each coming in gloss or satin matte options.
The Range Rover SVAutobiography Dynamic is new to the lineup but combines the capability the Range Rover is known for with enhanced performance for greater on-road handling (which will benefit you during adventures that take you off the pavement as well). With a V8 that pushes out 550 horsepower, you can leave other road warriors in the dust.
For more information about these exciting new models or to see the entire Land Rover lineup, don’t hesitate to call, contact, or visit our team at 888 Kapiolani Blvd., Honolulu, HI 96813. Whether you’re looking for a luxury vehicle to help you discover the unknown or a comfortable SUV to tackle town roads, we look forward to helping you find the Land Rover that best suits you.
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Audi knows how to start a new year off with a bang. Three exciting models hit the showroom floor at this year’s North American International Auto Show, and Audi Honolulu has all the details for you here.
Audi Q8 Concept
What do you get when you combine the space of an SUV with the styling of a coupe? The Audi Q8 concept, which is filling a hole in the full-size segment that we didn’t know existed until now. The flared wheel-well design and flat, wide shape of the C-pillar are reminiscent of the original Ur-quattro® from the 1980s, and stretched lines provide a sporty yet elegant appearance.
Inside, the Q8 concept utilizes large touchscreens and an enhanced version of the Audi virtual cockpit. A head-up display incorporates augmented reality technology to merge virtual indicators with the real world. An arrow will appear in the same position in the head-up display at the arrow painted on the street, providing a seamless and easy-to-use system.
The Audi Q8 concept is powered by quattro® permanent all-wheel drive and will be the basis for a production model that should be introduced in 2018.
Audi SQ5 TFSI®
It’s time to get sporty. The Audi SQ5 TFSI® houses a turbocharged three-liter V6 that produces 354 horsepower and 368 pound-feet of torque at only 1,370 revolutions per minute. Race from 0 – 60 in under 5.4 seconds.
When it comes to agility, the SQ5 benefits from quattro® permanent all-wheel drive and a smooth-shifting eight-speed transmission. Opt for the available sport differential that distributes torque as needed between the rear wheels and provides dynamic steering.
Several features place your comfort ahead of the base model, including S sport seats in Alcantara, LED headlights, and 20-inch cast aluminum wheels.
Audi A5/S5 Cabriolet
If you’ve been dreaming of a convertible version of the A5, your dreams have come true. Designed with a similar look to the A5 coupe, the rear window is flatter to help emphasize this model’s athletic appearance, while the classic soft top delivers fantastic acoustics. And now it’s easier than ever to transition from work to play with the quick pull of a switch that opens or closes the top automatically – even at speeds up to 31.1 miles per hour.
There are now several engine options with this new model, including the 2.0 TDI and 2.0 TFSI®, both producing 190 horsepower, and the 3.0 TFSI® that’s good for 354 horsepower.
The team at Audi Honolulu is pleased to provide you with up-to-date information about some of your favorite models, and we look forward to experiencing premium performance and comfort with you as new models make their way to our dealership. If you have any questions about the Audi SQ5 TFSI® or the Audi A5 and S5 Cabriolet, don’t hesitate to stop by the dealership to experience these great models in person.
Our team would also like to keep you updated on the latest Audi news as it becomes available, socontact us today. You could be the first to learn more about the exciting Audi Q8 concept.
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Maserati’s First SUV
Everyone is making SUVs these days. Unlikely brands like Bentley, Lamborghini, Rolls-Royce, and Porsche are all selling them or planning to. The latest carmaker to jump on the SUV bandwagon is Maserati, but the 2017 Levante is more than just an attempt to fill a hole in the lineup. The Levante isn’t just a truck with a Maserati trident badge on the hood either. It’s a genuine Maserati, with powerful engines, sporty driving dynamics, and a stylish appearance.
It may be an SUV, but the Levante still needs to have the performance of traditional Maserati models to be anything other than a cynical marketing exercise. Thankfully, the Levante is engaging to drive.
Selecting your very own Maserati Levante means choosing from two variants of the same 3.0-liter twin-turbocharged V6 engine. The base Levante has 345 horsepower and 369 pound-feet of torque, while the Levante S offers 424 hp and 428 lb-ft of torque. Both versions use an eight-speed automatic transmission and the Q4 all-wheel drive system from the Ghibli andQuattroporte sedans.
The base Levante will do 0 to 62 mph in 6.0 seconds and reach a top speed of 155 mph, while the Levante S will do 0 to 62 mph in 5.2 seconds and top out at 164 mph.
To make this the Maserati of SUVs, engineers also focused a considerable amount of attention on the chassis. The Q4 all-wheel drive system features torque vectoring, which sends power to individual wheels while cornering to help the Levante turn in. The suspension is a sophisticated setup including air springs and Maserati’s Skyhook adjustable shock absorbers.
The Levante also features a hydraulic power steering system, which enthusiasts prefer to electric power steering because of its superior feel. The brakes seem more suited to a sports car than an SUV. They’re from top supplier Brembo and feature massive six-piston monoblock calipers in front.
The Levante’s platform is based on Maserati sedans but with heavy modifications that make it suited for SUV duty. Maserati used lightweight materials, including aluminum, to keep weight down, while also managed to achieve a perfect 50:50 weight distribution. Maserati claims that the Levante has the lowest center of gravity in its class, which directly helps improve handling.
The 2017 Maserati Levante is a five-door, five-seat luxury crossover SUV. It is available in Q4 and S trims with pricing starting at $72,600.*
Standard equipment includes bi-Xenon headlights with LED daytime running lights, 19-inch alloy wheels, power tailgate, leather upholstery, 8.4-inch touchscreen infotainment system, eight-speaker audio system, dual-zone automatic climate control, rain-sensing wipers, heated power front seats, 60/40 split-folding rear seat, and more.
Optional features include adaptive front lighting, sport steering wheel and pedals, sunroof, easy entry and exit system, rear sun blind, remote start, double laminated acoustic glass for the rear windows, foot-activated tailgate, harman/kardon® and Bowers & Wilkins premium sound systems, and towing package.
There are also multiple option packages. The Sport Pack adds unique exterior styling, sport seats, steering wheel, and pedals, red brake calipers, model-specific 20-inch wheels, and other items. The Luxury Pack adds different styling elements, wood trim, and comfort seats. Maserati also offers a Zegna Edition created in collaboration with Italian fashion design firm Ermenegildo Zegna.
The Levante may be an SUV, but it’s still a Maserati. The concave grille references classic Maserati models like the “Birdcage” racecar, with details taken from the lovely Alfieri concept. The silhouette is decidedly coupe-like, with a low roofline by frameless doors. The Levante also has rear “haunches” that pull the fenders away from the sides of the body, giving it a muscular look.
The body is functional as well as stylish. The Levante has a drag coefficient of 0.31, which Maserati claims is best in class. That’s due not just to the shape of the body, but also to the vehicle’s active grille shutter. This allows adequate airflow to the engine compartment while also directing air around the car for better airflow.
The interior is as luxurious as you’d expect in a Maserati, with standard leather seating and an 8.4-inch touchscreen infotainment system. The advantage of an SUV is that you’ll be able to fit a lot more cargo in the back than you could in, say, a GranTurismo.
Standard safety equipment on the 2017 Maserati Levante includes anti-lock brakes, stability and traction controls, hill descent control, and six airbags. Optional features include hill holder, adaptive cruise control, blind spot alert, lane departure warning, forward collision warning, surround view camera system, and park assist.
The 2017 Maserati Levante is an impressive first attempt at a luxury SUV from one of Italy’s most legendary automakers.
*Prices listed are Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price for the vehicle and options chosen by you. These prices do not include transportation, taxes, title, other options, dealer installation costs, or other dealer charges.
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Artificial intelligence is a crucial technology in the development of self-piloted cars; this is why Audi is working closely with leaders of the electronics industry to evaluate various approaches and methods for machine learning. While it sounds like science fiction, the future of driving is coming sooner than you think. Just look at the Audi Q7 deep learning concept on display at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES).
The concept’s name refers to “deep learning,” an important step in the development of artificial intelligence that draws on deep neural networks co-developed by Audi and NVIDIA. The Q7 deep learning concept began with a human driver at the wheel while artificial intelligence gained familiarity with the route and surroundings. The self-piloted car used the driver’s reactions and its training cameras to understand and interpret different scenarios and react accordingly and safely.
Audi and NVIDIA have been working together since 2007, so it only makes sense that they would continue their partnership in developing cutting-edge technologies. Another partner is Mobileye—a leader in the field of image recognition, with whom Audi already has a successful relationship. The ability to recognize a large number of objects—such as lane markings, vehicles, and traffic signs—is an essential component of self-piloted cars.
The traffic jam pilot function, a new feature, will be offered for the first time in a production model in the new A8. A series production first, this will allow the driver to let the vehicle take over full control at times. This is an important and innovative first step that will set the stage for full automation in cars in the years to come. However, you don’t have to wait to see Audi’s groundbreaking technology in action—just visit Audi Honolulu today to test-drive the latest models.
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Velocity Honolulu has details from the third annual event
For three days in November, the Hawai’i Convention Center was the epicenter of high-fashion. The 2016 Honolulu Fashion Week concluded on November 12, and the team at Velocity Honolulu has all the details about the third annual event.
To open the Fashion Show, Asaf Ganot showcased his collection of athletic menswear, followed by The Art of Fashion, presented by Neiman Marcus, who showed pieces from his fall collection.
Collections from native Hawaiian designers took center stage on Friday, and local brands showed why Hawai’i deserves to be considered as a center for high-fashion. Allison Izu, Ten Tomorrow, Noa Noa, ‘IOLANI Sportswear, Reyn Spooner, and Jeffrey Yoshida were just some of the names that spotlighted their playful, vibrant, and modern pieces during high-energy runway shows.
On Saturday, Kini Zamora, from Project Runway, showed off items from his Fall/Winter Collection, and the Ward Village Fashion Show saw the return of some of the most popular retailers throughout Hawai’i. Japanese model Rinka also walked the runway to show pieces from her self-directed fashion line.
To wrap up a wonderful week of fashion, Hawai’i Pacific Health presented Beautiful Survivors, where survivors of life-threatening illnesses celebrated the beauty of life.
The team at Velocity Honolulu is proud to live and work in such a great community, and it’s events like these that remind us how much America’s island state has to offer. If you missed the Third Annual Honolulu Fashion Week, be on the lookout for an announcement regarding next year’s dates.
A masterpiece of design and engineering that conveys luxury in all of its many facets, the new Bentayga comes complete with the incredibly powerful Crewe-built W12 engine, making it more than capable of delivering as much power as you can handle. On the exterior, the large LED headlamps, distinctive matrix grille, and dynamic power line combine for a look that’s unmistakably Bentley, while inside, drivers will enjoy the finest in handcrafted style with metal, wood, and leather materials.
With limitless opportunities to personalize and customize, the Bentley Bentayga is providing automotive enthusiasts with luxury and performance that has never before been available in this sector.
But don’t take our word for it; come discover all this model has to offer for yourself at our brand new, state-of-the-art showroom.
For more information regarding the 2017 Bentley Bentayga, don’t hesitate to call, contact our team online, or visit us in person today. We’d be more than happy to assist you in any way we can.
Velocity Honolulu: 888 Kapiolani Blvd., Honolulu, HI 96813
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