Monday, July 28, 2014

1976 Porsche 934 Turbo RSR JUST IN - Special Inventory

This was the 20th of 31 examples completed and one of only two such examples completed in all black. 930.670.0170 was ordered up new for an entry at Le Mans in 1976 by Jaime Lazcano of Madrid, Spain. Lazcano and lead team driver Ben Heiderich along with co-driver Juan Llagostera made the April test sessions in a practice car while the team awaited the completion of their new 934. All three were long-term Porsche veteran drivers with more than three decades of racing under their combined belts. The three had numerous outings in both Werk's Team 907, 911R and a variety of other Porsche GT and Sports Racers beginning in the mid-1960s. The 1976 Le Mans race was to be their last professional race.

Despite having to use a borrowed back up car in the April practice sessions, for the upcoming June 13th 24 Hour race, Le Mans officials accepted the team and formally assigned them race number 80. Despite many efforts over the next two months, Llazcano failed to obtain sponsorship and funding to complete the purchase of his new 934. He was therefore unable to turn in the necessary entry documents on-time and the Le Mans officials declined the car's acceptance into the race.

After failing to show at Le Mans, 930.670.0170 remained at the Porsche Factory in a "limbo" status until it was sold as a new car in 1977 to Mitsuwa Motors Ltd., Japan, the official Porsche distributor in Japan. Despite being fully road-legal, no 934 had yet been imported into Japan and not being type certified in order to bring the car into Japan, Mitsuwa had the passenger seat and speedometer removed and formally declared the car imported for "race purposes only." It remained with Mitsuwa for nearly a year until being sold to one of Japan's most respected and prominent collectors, Yoshuki Hayashi. Hayashi Samma had the car immediately road registered but the car frightened him so greatly that he put it up for sale again within the year. In late 1978 it was sold to another prominent Japanese Museum Collector where it would remain carefully kept and secured, untouched and un-restored for the next 36 years until our recent purchase earlier this month.

930.670.0170 is one of only three known surviving 934 Turbo Carrera RSRs that was neither updated, modified or changed from its road delivery configuration. It has remained a pure, road-registered example since being sold new nearly 40 years ago. It is completely matching numbers, rust and accident free and will be sold with both a modern set of BBS wheels as well as the original delivery BBS wheels and now very ancient tires. A variety of additional spares, some still in their original Porsche wrappings will also accompany this vehicle as does a correct original speedometer and passenger seat fitted back in place.

Porsche 934 Turbo Carrera RSR (Background)

Replacing the enormously successful 3-litre RSR, the 934 was Porsche's latest Group 4 customer race car, the works team campaigning a pair of crack Martini-backed 935?s in the more extreme Group 5 class in 1976, leaving the lower category open to the satellite Porsche teams.

Based around Porsche's production 930, the 934 weighed in at 1120kg, just 20kg less than the stock model. This was because the Typ 930/50 3-litre motor that had been homologated in the H-series 911 Turbo was classed on the basis of its swept volume equivalency of more than 4-litres. Cars of between 4 and 4.5-litres had a minimum weight requirement of 1120kg, allowing Porsche to strip 934 right down and then strategically reposition the ballast to bring it back up to weight. Some parts inevitably stayed though and these often included stock door trim and even electric windows.

934?s were equipped with fully-adjustable suspension and anti-roll bars plus cross-drilled and ventilated discs with finned calipers. 16-inch BBS alloys were fitted along with a 32-gallon fuel cell under the front lid. The new Typ 930/75 turbocharged engine used a standard engine casing, crank, connecting rods and cylinder heads while at 2993cc, displacement was unchanged from the road car, as was compression at 6.5:1. With new pistons and water cooling for the air passing between the KKK turbocharger to the induction, output rose to 485bhp at 7000rpm. This was running at 1.3bar, however, well in excess of 500bhp was available with a little more boost. A complex twin Behr intercooler arrangement was housed in the deep front spoiler and allowed the engine to run more efficiently and reliably, revised Bosch K-Jetronic injection, larger intake ports and a reinforced four-speed gearbox also being added.

All this equated to some awesome performance figures, 0-60 requiring just 3.9 seconds while a top speed approaching 190mph was possible. The largely standard steel shells were equipped with lightweight glassfibre wheelarch extensions, doors, engine covers and front lids. At the front a distinctive apron housed five gaping air intakes to feed the central oil cooler, twin Behr water radiators and brakes. This would be the last 911 racer to retain some semblance of the original shape for many years. Those curvaceous front wings and the exposed sloping tail were heavily modified for subsequent customer cars, namely the more aerodynamically extreme Flat-Nosed 935.

The prototype 934 was completed in September 1975 and tested extensively around Europe where it proved considerably faster that its predecessor. 31 934?s were built, but even as early as spring 1976, the factory were providing owners with the opportunity to transform their vehicles into 934/5?s. This could be done either by Porsche or the privateer teams themselves, the 934/5 upgrade pack including wider wheels and a split-level rear wing normally good for a couple of seconds per lap.

In 1976, 934?s dominated most series they contested, the prestigious World Manufacturers and Trans Am Championship's both falling its way. Developments for 1977 saw the arrival of a new IMSA-spec 934, ten of which were produced with 934/5 wheels and wings. Also featuring new Typ 930/73 flat six motors, output rose to 540bhp at 7000rpm thanks to the adoption of mechanical rather than electronic fuel injection. 1977 proved to be another good year and with IMSA now allowing turbocharged cars to race, Porsche added this series to their ever expanding resume. World Manufacturers and Trans Am titles were again secured in 1977 along with a class win at the Le Mans 24 Hours, this feat being repeated at the French classic in 1979.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Silverlake GTC!

Bentley San Diego would like to present this stunning brand new Bentley GTC painted in Silverlake with a Magnolia interior. See more by clicking below!

Wednesday, July 23, 2014


Watkins Glen June 27-29

The Watkins Glen rounds of the world’s fastest one-make series provided thrills and drama when leader Victor Gonzales spun at the infamous Bus Stop turn, handing victory in race one to John Farano. Canadian John Farano had been a model of consistency coming into the race, with three podiums from four races, so his win was well-earned. He reflected, “It was a hard fight out there. The first few laps of that second stint were quite interesting, to say the least. But it was a good race. I really enjoyed it.”

Round six at Watkins Glen saw a return to the top spot by Kevin Conway, who picked up his second win of the series. The Lamborghini Carolinas driver headed teammate Victor Gonzales by 0.916 second. Afterwards, he commented “One of the fun things about the Blancpain Super Trofeo series is that you have to manage the race and manage your tires. Our Change Racing team gave us a great pit stop and got us back to the top. A solid day all around.”

Canadian Tire Motorsport Park July 10-13

Dillon Machavern became the first Amateur class driver to win overall honors this season in Round 7 on Saturday, July 12 at Canada’s Mosport. He was driving No. 07 Lamborghini Gallardo LP 570-4 fielded by Mitchum Motorsports, beating Change Racing teammates Victor Gonzalez and Kevin Conway into second and third respectively.

Sunday’s race saw heavy rain and the first outright victory for Victor Gonzales, making a welcome change for the Lamborghini Carolinas driver after a string of consistent second places. The first-time pairing of Aaron Povoledo and Corey Lewis, representing Lamborghini Boston, finished in second place. Final podium place went to Super Trofeo Europe Driver Thomas Pichler in the Lamborghini Dallas entry.

“I love Canada,” Gonzalez said. “I had a great moment and great result, and the hard work from everyone on the team really paid off.”

Championship leader Kevin Conway finished fourth in the No. 29 Change Racing entry representing Lamborghini Carolinas. He leads John Farano, 88-58, with four rounds remaining. The series heads to Virginia International Raceway in Alton, Virginia on Aug. 22-24.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

San Diego Police Department Photoshoot!

We wanted to show our appreciation towards our local police department by setting up a group photo with one of our most unique cars that we had in stock. "Blu Cepheus" Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 Roadster. We would like to thank the SDPD for the participation!

Monday, June 30, 2014

Last day of the month sales!

Last chance!

We are running specials all day today for last day of the month sales on all Rolls-Royces. Call today at 858 454 1800 to find out more information. This is the perfect time to own a new or pre-enjoyed Rolls-Royce. Only from your factory authorized San Diego Rolls-Royce dealership!

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Bentley GT3-R!

Built for performance, designed for drivability

The GT3-R marks an exciting new chapter in the Continental story. It is, by far, the most dynamic road car Bentley has ever created – a car inspired by our victorious racing heritage as much as our relentless refinement of the grand tourer. Not only is it crafted to the highest levels of luxury and performance, the GT3-R has been specially developed in conjunction with the Bentley Motorsport division – the same team that took our GT3 race car to first place at Silverstone earlier this year.

We have taken everything we know about racing and combined it with our renowned world-class drivability. With only a limited number being built, the GT3-R offers a fresh, lucrative opportunity for your business. Collectors and those looking to upgrade from the prior Supersports offer a high-net-worth market unlike any other, and this is your chance to offer them an ownership opportunity of a lifetime. Whether driving at the limit or cruising in style, the GT3-R is truly in a league of its own!

It’s a high-adrenaline experience behind the wheel of the GT3-R. The 8-speed ZF transmission with shorter gear ratio delivers a smooth climb up to top speed, while the high-performance 4-litre V8 engine offers 580PS of power and 700Nm of torque – generously helped by high-boost twin turbochargers that make this the fastest-accelerating V8 Bentley ever built, reaching 60 mph/100 km/h in just 3.6/3.8 seconds. But aside from the sheer performance, the GT3-R really shines when it plants this power on the ground.

Specially designed features inspired by our racing programme – such as a carbon fibre bodykit, fixed rear spoiler, all-wheel drive and torque vectoring by rear brake – make this car remarkably responsive, agile and predictable. It corners with sharp precision and effortlessly hugs tight apexes, offering a level of control and reassurance that many other cars are unable to match. And this dynamic character translates well on to the road, thanks to the skilled input of our winning Motorsport division based at the Bentley factory in Crewe.

When it comes to usability, there is one powerful message to deliver to customers: the GT3-R is an incredibly versatile car, allowing you to enjoy low-speed cruises just as much as high-performance drives. The two-seat interior has been designed for everyday use – satellite navigation, climate control and cruise control make it a practical and powerful proposition. Although the target market for the GT3-R is wealthy, customers will still want to see value for their investment. The fact that this racing-inspired Continental is both roadworthy and comfortable is a hard proposition to ignore.

The GT3-R aims to fill the specialist high-performance road car position like never before. For over 60 years, we have produced some of the world’s most iconic, luxurious grand tourers, and our victorious racing heritage means we have a circuit success story that is just as impressive. This is an exclusive opportunity for a select group of customers to own a car that brings these two worlds together – and a lucrative opportunity for you to be right in the middle.

Call today for more information at 858.454.1800!

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Symbolic Motors Cars & Coffee - THIS WEEKEND!

We are finally just a few days out! The countdown is coming to an end. We have just a couple of days left until our biggest event known as Cars & Coffee Symbolic. We will have free Krispy Kremes, free coffee, breakfast burritos, free wrist bands, models, music and of course a huge display of amazing vehicles. We are welcoming anybody to join us on June 21st at 9AM at the Sorrento Valley location. All information is below in the photograph. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to call today! We look forward to seeing you there.