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On Sunday morning (August 11th), high-end car dealership maven O’Gara Coach Beverly Hills hosted its summer edition of the Sunset Granturismo: “Road to Pebble Beach”, bringing Southern California’s car community together to enjoy a morning of cars and coffee at Sunset Plaza. To kick off the anticipated Pebble Beach Tour d’Elegance drive beginning this Thursday, August 15th, O’Gara brought out the old and the new, spotlighting cars such as the Koenigsegg Agera RS1 and Agera S HH Edition alongside classics from the O’Gara family including Bugatti, Lamborghini, McLaren, Rimac, Rolls-Royce, amongst others.

Car lovers were given the opportunity to mingle and enjoy their coffee while admiring the incredible line-up of approximately 250 luxury cars, including multiple Bugatti Chiron’s, Rimac Concept One and Concept Two, Ferrari LaFerrari, Ferrari F40, Pagani Huayra BC and Roadster, and Lamborghini Miura all in extravagant color palettes. In addition, car aficionados had the chance to view the iconic 1939 Bugatti Type 57, courtesy of the Petersen Auto Museum.

Sunset GT welcomed over 3,000 spectators with a special appearance from automotive fanatic Tim Burton aka Shmee150, whose iconic “Shmee mobile” Ford GT was brought in from Miami to LA. Sunset GT additionally welcomed automotive influencers such as Supercar Blondie, Vehicle Virgins, Seen Through Glass, Effspot, Whitesse Jr, and Matt Farah.

To view the complete photo gallery, please click here. Photo credit: Robert Grubbs.

About Sunset GT

Letizia Silvestri and Giulia Acampora founded Sunset GT in March 2017, which successfully reinvented “cars and coffee”. Sunset GT brings the very best of hypercars together in a relaxed yet sophisticated atmosphere. Car aficionados from across Los Angeles gather together at the iconic Sunset Plaza to experience cars, coffee, and more. Powered by O’Gara, Sunset Plaza, Obica, and Roger Dubois.

About O’Gara Coach

O’Gara Coach, established in 1976, has served Southern California for more than 42 years, with locations in Beverly Hills, La Jolla, and Westlake Village. O’Gara Coach is a factory-authorized dealer for Alfa Romeo, Aston Martin, Bentley, Bugatti, Koenigsegg, Lamborghini, McLaren, Maserati, Rimac, and Rolls-Royce Motor Cars. Through unparalleled performance, O’Gara Coach has become respected as one of the largest and most prestigious dealer groups in the entire world. 

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Photo credit: Robert Grubbs

Brembo Highlights New Technology and Speed

Brembo is highlighting its technology, an all-new brake caliper design and their full line of design-centric high-performance brake components at the 118th edition of the New York International Auto Show (NYIAS) this week.

With close to 1,000 cars and trucks on display at this year’s show, Brembo is displaying its technology with Brake-by-Wire, its all-new lightweight brake caliper that is shown exclusively on the Pagani Huayra BC, in the company’s display as well as a rainbow of caliper colors that highlight Brembo’s commitment to performance through design. The all-new caliper represents a significant reduction of 400 grams per corner, the highest ratio of lightweight/stiffness ever for a cast aluminum caliper for road use. The weight optimization ensures a decrease in unsprung weight, which increases the super cars overall performance.

In addition to the road car, truck/SUV and super car brake calipers Brembo is showing its commitment to the future with its Formula E racing brake system. The new Formula E single-seaters, the first equipped with a battery that allows them to complete an entire race without a pit-stop, will all be fitted with Brembo braking systems. This is no small engineering feat for the need to design and develop from scratch the discs and carbon pads most suitable for these models.

A Formula E single-seater, driver included, weighs 1,940 lbs. (about 331 lbs. more than the Formula 1 cars), has 18-inch wheels and sits 49.21 inches off the ground. All of this has an impact on the characteristics of the braking system, which must be perfectly sized to reduce braking distances to a minimum, but without weighing too much.

The Brembo Brake-by-Wire system, which is already in use in Formula 1, is characterized by the replacement of hydraulic and mechanical mechanisms with electronically managed functions. This system improves safety because the system is more powerful, thanks to regenerative braking, and it no longer has dragging torque. It also decreases CO2 emissions and optimizes energy consumption.

Brembo has its full color palate on display in the Crystal Palace. At one time, all brake calipers were a single color, the characteristic color of the material used to produce them. This was an oddity in the world of cars which for decades showed of colorful wheel rims, seats, steering wheels and even sound systems. In order to overcome this limitation, in 1992 Brembo launched the first red colored calipers, laying the foundation for them to become true icons of design.

Today, Brembo makes calipers in more than 100 colors, several of which have become distinctive for some vehicle models. Seeing them on the screen is one thing, but seeing them up close and live, as visitors did at the NYIAS, is something else, because you can admire the quality and the paint finishes.

Show goers can play the Brembo Discovery Challenge. Attendees simply take photos of their favorite Brembo brakes on two different vehicles at the show and enter the Brembo Discovery challenge (at www.BremboEvents.com) to win an all-expense paid trip to the high-performance Cadillac V-Performance in Nevada.

To access the 2018 Brembo NYIAS media kit, visit www.mediakit.brembo.com