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what the manufacturer won’t: create a drop top worthy of this muscle car’s rich heritage. Relying on vision, skill, and his team, Moran – who also functions as Coach Builders’ head designer – dove head on into the design phase. The most difficult part of a build like this, especially with a car as seeped in automotive culture as the Challenger, is giving the vehicle a new silhouette that not only functions in the way needed, but also does not interfere with the vehicle’s original styling cues. Since the 09’ Challenger is already an update on a classic, Moran had to scrupulously design his enhancements around the muscle car’s signature design features. As evidenced by the pictures and the award the Coach Builders’ team received, they succeeded. To compensate for the roof’s removal, the Coach Builders team reinforced every facet of the vehicle ensuring it is just as tough as ever without detracting from the vehicle’s vintage appeal. With the roof down, those inside can rest assured that this version is every bit as rigid, if not more so, than its more conser
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Lamborghini Aston martin utomobili Lamborghini, creator of the world’s most exclusive super sport cars, recently revealed the worldwide debut of the Lamborghini Gallardo LP 560—4 Spyder at the Los Angeles Auto Show in California. As the successor to the best-selling Lamborghini of all time, the new LP 560-4 Spyder combines the popular Coupé’s design, performance and handling characteristics with the open-air driving pleasure only a soft top supercar can deliver. As the brand’s largest global market, the United States – specifically Southern California - was strategically chosen as the perfect location to unveil the new open top super sports car. In 2007, the United States market accounted for 39 percent of total Lamborghini sales worldwide and remains the brand’s largest global market. In 2007, Southern California contributed to approximately 30 percent of all Lamborghini sales in the United States, maintaining its position as the country’s most successful region.
“The new LP 560-4 Spyder adds another dimension to the Gallardo’s lineage with extreme design language and class-leading performance,” says Stephan Winkelmann, President and CEO of Automobili Lamborghini. “The open version of the successful Gallardo LP 560-4 is the result of Lamborghini’s two model strategy including the Gallardo and Murciélago.” The much anticipated Gallardo LP 560-4 Spyder offers a new 5.2-liter engine with 40 more horsepower than its predecessor; allowing it to sprint from 0-62 mph in only four seconds with a top speed of 201 mph. Combined with an all-new chassis, suspension and Lamborghini’s permanent all-wheel drive system, the car’s agility has also been greatly refined with a new, lighter transmission, which allows increased shift times by 40 percent in the Corsa Mode. Despite increased performance, fuel consumption and CO2 emissions have been reduced by 18 percent. Not only is the new model faster, more eco friendly, and easi
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er to drive than its predecessor – it is more enjoyable too. The new Lamborghini Gallardo LP 560-4 features top down driving excitement. Its luscious leather and Alcantara interior cradles both driver and passenger as the wind blows through the cockpit. With the option for both top down or up, this Lamborghini is perfect for driving on any surface in any weather. Since 2003, more than 8,500 Gallardos have left the production facility at the birthplace of all Lamborghinis in Sant’Agata, Bolognese, Italy. The Gallardo LP 560-4 Coupé was first unveiled to the world at the Geneva Motor Show in 2008 with the dynamic launch taking place in Las Vegas later that spring. Each person who experienced the new Gallardo on the track or the streets unani-
mously agreed: the Gallardo LP 560-4 is an all-new car that can be enjoyed on any driving surface. Since, the new Gallardo has been critically acclaimed by customers and the media for its extreme performance, aggressive design and increased drivability. The highly anticipated LP 560-4 Spyder is set to continue this legacy. Last year was a record year for the brand with 930 Lamborghinis delivered in the United States and 2,406 delivered worldwide. One can only assume the new release of the Lamborghini Gallardo LP 560-4 Spyder will push those sales figures even further in 2009. The Gallardo LP 560-4 Spyder will be available in Lamborghini authorized dealerships in the spring of 2009 for $221,000 (MSRP).
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Special series Scuderia Spider 16M unveiled at World Finals in Mugello to celebrate Prancing Horseâ€™s 16th F1 Constructorâ€™s title
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errari has chosen to unveil the new Scuderia Spider 16M at the World Finals in Mugello in celebration of its recent victory in the Formula 1 Constructor’s World Championship 2008. The new addition to the Ferrari lineup was named for the company’s 16th Constructor’s World title and the vehicles from the company’s lively livery that inspired its innovative design. This new high performance sports car features the very best of Ferrari’s latest mid-rear-engined 8-cylinder technology. In fact, the Scuderia Spider 16M has a lap time around the Fiorano circuit that is faster than any of the other Prancing Horse open-top road cars yet built. It is even faster than the iconic F50. This truly evocative special series model, of which just 499 unique examples will be produced, is aimed at the most passionate clients. The Scuderia Spider 16M is for drivers who demand both exclusivity and superb driving pleasure as the latest addition to the stable promises to deliver both. The Ferrari Scuderia Spider M16 is a combination of the best the iconic marque has ever created. The limited edition drop top super car is an amalgamation of the company’s popular F430 Spider and the F430 Scuderia. Though lighter than both of the other vehicles and roaring with the top down, the new vehicle’s beautiful silhouette pays homage to its rich racing heritage and its stable mates with a powerful engine, impressive performance, and an amazing technologically advanced interior.
Joining the F430, the F430 Scuderia and the 430 Spider, the Spider M16 it the latest 8-cylinder rear-engine Ferrari sportscar. Inspired by the F430 Scuderia, the new Scuderia Spider M16 features a 4.3-liter V8 engine mated to a six-speed F1 paddle shift gearbox. The beautiful beast manages 510 horses and can make the zero to sixty sprint in just 3.7 seconds. The new Ferrari engine features a naturally aspirated mid-rear 90° V8, 4308 cc with maximum power output at 510 hp at 8500 rpm and maximum torque 347 lb/ft. at 5250 rpm. This impressive pony produces a max engine speed 8640 rpm (at limiter) with a compression ratio of 11.9:1. At 118.4 horsepower per liter, this is the stallion at the head of the pack that never stop going. The 499 lucky owners will revel at the engine’s power and indulge in the impressive performance from the Scuderia Spider M16’s six-speed plus Reverse F1 gearbox with a dry dual clutch. The transmission, honed in Maranello by Ferrari’s finest engineers, features an electronic differential E-diff + F1-Trac system. The gearbox also has oil gearbox lubrication with oil/water heat exchanger to ensure that the vehicle responds impeccably every time and in every driving condition. Further enhancing the driving experience, the prestigious pony has the renowned company’s CST Stability and Traction Control System. For ease of use and convenience the controls are steering wheel-mounted with five settings to integrate the F1 gearbox. The CST and F1Trac (Stability and Traction Control System) cater the vehicle to the driving conditions. Be it city or track, the Scuderia Spider
M16 can adapt to the situation with ease making driving not only more enjoyable, but also safer and more comfortable. From a technical point of view, this car has a dry weight of 3175 lbs., which is 176 lbs. lighter than the F430 Spider that inspired its setup. This – combined with the 510 hp provided by its V8 engine and a power-to-weight ratio of 2.6 kg/hp – means that it delivers blistering 0-60 mph acceleration in just 3.7 seconds and a superb top speed of 196 mph. It truly is a thing of beauty, but only 499 individuals will be able to call one their own. In traditional Ferrari style, they are only producing a limited number. However, the exclusivity has its perks: personalization. The Scuderia Spider 16M is available in a choice of two new signature color schemes: the standard version is black with grey trim, while a tricolor livery is also available as part of the Carrozzeria Scaglietti Personalisation Programme. The new car also sports a special plaque on its rear grille commemorating Ferrari’s 16th Constructor’s World title. The exclusivity of the interior is underscored by the silver “limited series” plaque just above the air vents at the center of the dashboard. Other exclusive features include a roll bar with carbon-fiber outer shell and a specific new generation audio system that can be combined with the removable customized Ferrari iPod Touch 16 GB with central dock just in front of the dashboard. For more information on Ferrari’s latest, visit www.ferrari. com or the new section dedicated to the Scuderia Spider 16M.
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1G Racing set out to redefine the sports car landscape by presenting the world with a fresh, thrilling new kind of car by acquiring the design and production rights to the Noble M12 and M400.
When a company sets out with the purpose of redefining the notion of what a supercar is and how it performs, the automotive world takes notice. Last February, 1G Racing did exactly that and the company began its journey towards the creation of a new incarnation of supercar. The company acquired the rights to the Noble M12 and M400 designs and began work on a fresh, performance driven vehicle. In roughly one year, the company transformed the engine technology and simultaneously changed the landscape of the supercar world with the uncompromising Rossion Q1. Defined by unbridled performance, precision handling and a sensual silhouette, the Rossion Q1 is already turning heads. The sultry beauty debuted at the annual 2008 Festivals of Speed Motorsports Gathering at the Ritz-Carlton in Orlando, Florida. And though the Q1 sat poised between Ferraris, the CCX Koenigsegg, and the enigmatic Bugatti Veyron, attendees could not get enough of the sports car’s aerodynamic lines, rich leather interior, or its beastly engine. The interest is due in part to the Q1’s smart design. With this supercar, form follows function. The exterior is first a performance-enhancing tool. Superb design and CAD modeling were used in order to precisely style the vehicle’s body. Driven by airflow management, the vehicle’s aggressive exterior both improves handling and stability. At the front, the nose dips to direct the airflow over the vehicle and the car’s contoured sides funnel air into the side intakes. In collusion with a solid under tray and rear diffusor, the downward air pressure created by the front-end design holds the supercar firmly to the tarmac and feeds the hungry engine ample amounts
of air. This design ensures stable driving at all speeds with minimal engine wear. In addition to being designed to optimize the Q1’s handling and engine function, the stylized aerodynamic body gives the car a menacing – yet sexy – appearance. The clean profile highlights the car’s functional design and showcases the talent that was necessary to create such a striking silhouette. Roisson also offers further body enhancements. Inside, the Q1 is as equally impressive. Fashioned with the heart of a racecar, the Q1’s cockpit features a dark color palette. Though available with bright contrasts and luxurious trims, the leather dash is subdued and the instrument panel – placed strategically in front of the driver – is done with more somber tones. This reduces glare and ensures a more pleasurable driving experience. All necessities are within reach, unencumbered. Further enhancing one’s time within the Q1, the racing seats fashioned with carbon fiber cradle both driver and passenger in supple leather and luscious Alcantara. However, the Q1 has brawn as well as beauty. Rossion suggests that their supercar be fitted with the lightweight turbo charged Ford/
Jaguar Duratec V6 engine. With the latest onboard diagnostic technology, this engine screams. A lightweight low restriction exhaust system is also supplied with Rossion Q1 chassis, increasing the available horsepower for the suggested drivetrain to a pavement blistering 450 horsepower with more than 400 lb. ft. torque. As a supercar should, the Roission Q1 blows away the competition. With a 0-60 mph sprint in just 3.3 seconds and the quarter mile jaunt in a mere 11.4 seconds, the performance is truly mind-boggling. At 120 mph the Q1 has the ability to circulate the skid pad at over 1.1 G on its standard equipment tires. This vicious performance easily puts the Q1 in the ranks of the quickest road cars available, at any price. But performance is only part of the appeal of the Rossion. It is the extraordinary feel behind the wheel and how the Rossion couples the truly exciting classic principals of driving with modern day technology. This is a supercar that takes extraordinary care of its driver with solid handling, even at the limits of adhesion. And, as attendees at the ‘08 Festivals of Speed marveled, the Rossion Q1 does it all in the $100,000 range.
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his year, the people at SEMA out did themselves. There were over two million square feet of exhibitor space and every inch was jammed packed with the latest in the automotive world, from renovation parts to aftermarket body kits to wheels. Industry leaders from all over the world perused new designs, engine innovations, and green technologies. Over 100,000 different companies in the automotive industry either showed or attended including big names like Coach Builders (See our Dodge Challenger story for more), Chip Foose, Garmin, Alpine, Brabus USA as well as all of the major manufacturers. In order to harness the chaos, the event was divided into nine
different sections: Hot Rod Alley, Mobile Electronics and Technology, Tires and Wheels, Racing and Performance, the Restoration Marketplace, Trucks and Off Road Vehicles, Tools and Equipment, Restyling and Care, and finally the OEM arena. In the wheels department, conveniently located near the aftermarket section, Aicona Wheels showed off a restyled Mercedes-Benz CLK63 AMG Black Series with Ti5 wheels. Nearby, framed by a showcase of their stock, Lexani Wheel Corporation showcased a Murcielago, a Rolls-Royce Phantom Coupe, a Bentley Continental GT, a Ferrari F430 among others all outfitted in their latest collection. Over in the aftermarket section, a blue and black Cadillac Escalade sporting
unique doors a la Vertical Doors Incorporated showed gracefully near a totally redone slate grey Mercedes-Benz GLK Widestar from Brabus. There were things to see in almost every direction, causing whiplash for over zealous onlookers. In Racing and Performance, everything from imports to Nascar vehicles littered the walkways. Each car was outfitted with new trimmings, racing tires, aerodynamic body kits, intakes, engine enhancements – the list goes on and on. Many of the items found nestled in the engines were also highlighted in the ‘08 New Product Showcase, which introduced the automotive world to the latest and greatest products to hit the market (or those that hadn’t yet been introduced). One of the most talked about features was the fire engine red Pike Peak Mercedes-Benz GLK concept. The vehicle featured RENNtech’s own mild hybrid engine system that works alongside the motor already in place to produce 40 lb-ft of torque from the 48
3.5-liter engine. So, while you may not have been able to get past security, you shouldn’t be too disappointed. The purpose of SEMA is to get all of the automotive world’s best minds working together to invent, innovate and change the industry. Chances are, you’ll be seeing some of the innovations in new models soon – and perhaps many of the aftermarket or single products may already be on the shelf at your local auto shop. Even those who were granted access weren’t able to cover even a fraction of the goods on display. If you’re curious, check out www. sema.com or head directly to the 2008 image library at www.semadigital.com. The site chronicles every new product, every vehicle on display and every celebrity sighting. Have fun; we promise if you try to see it all, you’ll be busy until next October.
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Gear & gadgets Vertu Ferrari Ascent Ti Collection Vertu has introduced three new Ferrari branded phones to its collection. The Ascent Ti Ferrari Nero, which will be outfitted in black leather, the Rosso in red leather, and the Giallo in Yellow leather; the same leather found in the latest Ferrari car interiors. Made with the finest materials, its sleek design, and incomparable features, this phone is a must have. Price N/A. Visit www.vertu.com for your nearest retailer
Bugatti Polo Shirt by La Martina Bugatti commissioned Argentinean Polo company, La Martina, to design a special edition polo shirt for them. The polo comes in classic blue with a collar in Bugatti black, red, and white. Also available for ladies. Suggested retail price: $$240. www.bugatti-collection.com
Aston Martin Racing Shoes by Sabelt Aston Martin and Sabelt, Italian harness company, have collaborated again this time to produce a sleek, yet casual racing shoe. It is crafted from soft calfskin and suede paired with high-tech materials for comfort and style. Also available in silver, dark brown, and taupe. Suggested retail price: $175.00. www.shop.sabelt.com
Mercedes Benz White Collection Rain Jacket Mercedes may be the authority when it comes to anything classy. They have released a collection of white gifts for kids and adults, including this rain jacket. Gray and red accents give the jacket a unique touch. Sealed seams at the shoulders and arms keep the wearer nice and dry and a Teflon coating protects against wind and the elements. There is also a built-in mobile phone pocket for complete convenience and comfort. Available first quarter, 2009. Price: N/A . accessories.mbusa.com
Bang and Olufsen BeoSound 5 For B&O enthusiast, the new BeoSound 5 is the ultimate remote control for all your digital audio needs. Paired with the BeoMaster 5, which holds all the music, the BeoSound 5 presents to you all your digital music and a crisp image of the album cover on a 10.4” TFT LCD display. You can even analyze the music you are listening to and find similar music styles all with the touch of a button. Suggested retail price: $5,400.00 Available March, 2009. www.bang-olufsen.com
Porsche Gold Collection Worldtimer Watch Porsche Design’s Worldtimer P’6750 watch is now presented in rose gold and classic gold. The golden colors elegantly contrast with the sporty, modern design of the timepiece. For frequent travelers, this timepiece has settings that can be easily adjusted for travel between multiple time zones. Also found in the Gold Collection are cufflinks and sunglasses. Price: N/A www.porsche-design.com luxuryautodirect.com
A gathering of the worldâ€™s finest automobiles, motorcycles, aircraft and watercraft.
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he day was finally here. Steve had been saving his money for 5 years and now he had enough Benjamin’s to pay cash for a vintage 1967 Aston Martin DB6. This gleaming oxford blue gem was in perfect condition, as the previous owners had babied it its entire life. The owner of the car was a lifelong collector of fine automobiles, but due to his failing health, he was forced to part with his pride and joy. Since Steve lived in upstate New York and the car was in Southern California, Steve decided to have a third-party inspector come out and inspect the car. His assessment indicated that the car was in better than described condition and that he was buying it at least $10,000 below the appraised value. Since the transaction amount was so large and the distance was so great, Steve decided to utilize an escrow service to handle the financial transaction for him. This left just one small detail to take care of…getting the car home. Steve jumped on his computer and googled, “auto transporters” and to his amazement was bombarded with thousands of ads and links begging for his business. All of them promised to be the cheapest, fastest, and the best. Since he had never shipped a car, a sinking feeling started rising in his stomach. How could he choose the right 56
transporter to handle this car he had worked so hard to get? Where should he even begin to make sure he won’t become one of those horror stories on the internet chat rooms? My name is Jerry Teeter and I am the founder and owner of Teeter Auto Transport located in Omaha, Nebraska. The story described above is what we hear from our customers every day. Some customers are coming to us before they had a bad experience and others are coming after being taken advantage of. Being a company that specializes in shipping cars for consumers that are buying from internet services such as eBay, LuxuryAutoDirect.com, ClassyAuto.com, Autobuy.com, and various other online classifieds, a majority of our clients have shipped less than two cars in their life. Buying a car online, sight unseen, and from halfway across the country is still a relatively new concept. Thanks to eBay Motors pioneering the way with the auction style listings, the internet has evolved from being a research resource to the primary tool used to buy luxury, classic, muscle, and exotic cars in today’s culture. This phenomenon has created huge growth in the transportation industry and unfortunately has created an influx of flyby-night transport brokers.
the internet has evolved from being a research resource to the primary tool used to buy luxury, classic, muscle, and exotic cars in today’s culture.
So if you are in the process of buying a car out of state, how do you intend to choose your transporter? What questions will you ask? How will you verify the sales pitch to see if there is any truth to it? For most Americans, their cars are one of their largest assets, so you do not want to take this process lightly. The rest of this article will give you some basic tools to use when interviewing a company to work for you. Price is not everything. Most brokers that take advantage of their customers will quote their prices cheap in an effort to entice the customer. Their tactic is to get the customer to pay an upfront “deposit” which in reality is their broker fee. Since they are paid before they’ve done the work, what is their incentive to move your car fast? They simply post it on the various load boards and move on to the next sale.
A poll of our customers that had a negative experience before they came over to our company would reveal that it is not worth the few hundred dollar savings to go through a bad experience with a discount broker. As with everything else in life, you get what you pay for. Don’t put a $20,000+ car in jeopardy just to save a few hundred dollars and never pay a deposit. Heart of a teacher? Listen to the sales pitch. Is the salesperson trying to sell you or educate you? Do they explain the difference between different equipment options? After you submit your quote on the website, do they call you or simply send you a price in an email. If they can’t make a phone call to earn your business, don’t count on phone calls after they have gotten your order. Carrier vs Broker. Just because you find a direct carrier that owns the trucks doesn’t mean he is a reputable company and just because a company is a broker doesn’t mean he is a bad company. No matter who you use, verify their track record with sites such as BBB.com, 58
TransportReviews.com, various chat rooms, and the FMCSA (the federal agency that regulates the transportation industry.) Insurance. Federal regulation only requires truckers to carry general liability insurance of $1,000,000, which does you the customer no good. What you need to be concerned with is the cargo insurance, which is not required by law. Almost all carriers carry cargo, but the amount of coverage varies with each company. Make sure to require the broker or carrier to provide you with a copy of this policy before your car is loaded. Also, brokers are not required to maintain any type of insurance, therefore very few do carry a policy. They are expensive and hard to get. At Teeter Auto Transport, we carry a contingent cargo and liability policy to act as a secondary to our drivers. If the driver we hire damages your car and his insurance doesn’t cover it, ours will. It is likely that less than 5% of all transport brokers have a policy
auto transporters like this. These four areas are just the beginning of what you should look for in choosing a transporter. A poll of our customers that had a negative experience before they came over to our company would reveal that it is not worth the few hundred dollar savings to go through a bad experience with a discount broker. You want to choose a company that you can verify their history, reputation, ethics, and integrity. If their website is the only source of verification, take that as a sign. If you have enjoyed these helpful tips and would like to see more in the future, please email the editor of Luxury Auto Direct Magazine firstname.lastname@example.org. For more in depth information regarding these issues, visit www.autotransportauthority.com and become a subscriber to the Teeter Auto Transport Blog. About Teeter Auto Transport, Inc. Teeter Auto
Transport was founded in 2002 by Jerry Teeter as the only driver. Over the next 6 years, he built the business into one of the most reputable auto transport companies in the country. Since their beginning they have not received a single complaint with the Better Business Bureau which in September 2008 earned them the coveted BBB Integrity Award. They specialize in shipping high end luxury, muscle, classic, and exotic cars all over the U.S., Canada, and to most international ports. Their customers include corporations, dealers, auto auctions, and individual consumers buying through various online classifieds. They have a proven track record of honesty, ethics, and integrity. For more information, visit them on the web at www.omahatransport.com or call them at 866-277-1009. They offer free quotes and information on all the buyer protection services available.
Spyker C8 Laviolette LM85
Race inspired Spyker introduces the C8 Laviolette LM85 of which a maximum of 24 production slots are being offered.
“To pay homage to the company’s rich racing heritage, the LM85 is an advanced mid-engine, two-seat sports car. It is essentially a street legal version of the GT2 Le Mans racer. ”
Spyker C8 Laviolette LM85 n true Spyker tradition, the C8 Laviolette LM85 has been designed in the spirit of the Spyker Squadron GT2 (LMES) racecars and sports a GT2 inspired livery. The LM85, named after the starting number of the company’s GT2 cars that have started at Le Mans since 2002, is for true racing aficionados. Only 24 of the vehicles will be offered for purchase and they will be available in both left and right hand drive. To pay homage to the company’s rich racing heritage, the LM85 is an advanced mid-engine, two-seat sports car. It is essentially a street legal version of the GT2 Le Mans racer. It is characterized by a lightweight all aluminum body construction and an uncompromising engineering package. The powertrain of the LM85 is the all aluminum Audi 4.2 Liter V8 engine producing 400 hp. This is paired to a manual six-speed Getrag gearbox, driving the rear wheels with a Drexler limited slip differential. The use of aluminum parts and other lightweight materials results in an impressive powerto-weight ratio and underlines the GT2 racing heritage of the LM85. Based on the Spyker C8 Laviolette GT2R, the racing characteristics of the LM85 are numerous, such as the structural aluminum chassis, GT2 livery (Burnt Almond Orange with Gun Metal ‘S’ logo), side mirrors in Gun Metal, a carbon fiber rear spoiler, and GT2 windscreen streamer. Behind the black powder coated alloy wheels, black AP Racing 6 piston brake calipers with AP Racing logo appear. Inside, the LM85 is just as luxurious as it is sporty. The interior is outfitted with black leather and Alcantara highlighted with orange contrast stitching. Sumptuous dark leather hugs the body while the vehicle hugs the road. Every vehicle will feature a serialized special edition LM85 plaque to commemorate their unique purchase. The gauges, done by Chronoswiss, match the timepiece and add a level of sophistication to this street legal racer. In addition to owning a limited edition zenith, owners will enjoy perks, possessions, and peak performance. The LM85 specification list is exhaustive with exclusive elements incorporated. All twenty-four LM85 owners will be invited as Spyker’s special guests during the 24 Hours of Le Mans in June 2009. Racing is of key importance to Spyker as it breeds the brand and highlights the endurance and performance capabilities of our cars. Spyker therefore has had its own factory race team since its inception in 2000: Spyker Squadron. In 2009 Spyker Squadron will participate in the 24 Hours of Le Mans for the seventh time. The 24 Hours of Le Mans is a unique event for both racing fans and drivers. As part of the LM85 offering all LM85 owners are invited to celebrate and experience
the 24 hours of Le Mans 2009. During this VIP Hospitality weekend, Spyker hosts the owner and guest at the most famous sports car endurance race, held on the “Circuit de la Sarthe.” Furthermore, a special Chronoswiss 24 Hours Pilot Watch is part of the offer. Every LM85 owner receives a special edition Spyker Chronoswiss 24H Pilot Watch with orange crocodile strap to match their exclusive vehicle. The serial number of the car will be engraved on the case of this exquisite timepiece. And, upon request, owners can ensure their exclusive vehicle matches their exclusive watch. Chronoswiss and Spyker are offering matching switches and gauges for the dash. luxuryautodirect.com
The Aston Martin One-77 One-77 fuses advanced technology with stunning Aston Martin design to create possibly the worldâ€™s most desirable automotive art form. Based on a sophisticated carbon fibre chassis with a handcrafted aluminium body, this 7.3 litre V12 super car will deliver exhilarating performance for a strictly limited number of discerning customers. The One-77 will be powered by a hand-built 7.0-liter V12 inside an aluminum and carbon fiber chassis. 0-60 times are estimated at 3.5-seconds, with a top speed close to 200 mph. 77 examples of the $2.3 million coupe will be produced and customers will be able to customize the supercar to meet their individual tastes.
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McCormickâ€™s 45th Palm Springs Classic Car Auction
Over the 3 day event held on November 21st â€“ 23rd 2008 in sunny Palm Springs, California, McCormicks auction crew sold 306 of the 542 vehicles offered for sale. Receipts were $4,813,530 including our 5% buy fee. Total receipts were within $100,000 of our November 2007 sale which was a very pleasant surprise in the uncertain financial times our country is experiencing. Some noted sales were: a 1964 Bentley S3 (Lhd) sold for $38,000, a 1941 Graham Hollywood sold for $34,000, a 1967 Chevy Corvette 427 Roasdster sold for $110,000 , a 1971 Mercedes 280 sl sold for $45,675. The next sale is February 20th, 21st & 22nd 2009 once again at the Spa Resort Casino, downtown Palm Springs, California. Call 760.320.3290 for more details. 68
R^[[TRc^aRPabW^fP]SPdRcX^] Auction of over 500 antique, classic, sports, and special interest autos held at the Spa Resort Casino Located at: Rear of our office/showroom 244 N. Indian Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, CA
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Entry Fees: Friday night, Saturday and Sunday $300. Add $100 for prime time placement â€“ only 80 cars. No numbers will be reserved without consignment fee being paid in full advance. Visa, Mastercard and American Express are accepted. Positions will be filled on first-come, first-served basis. To reserve the position you desire, send your check covering the entry fee or phone in your credit card number. You may specify the cars youâ€™re entering at a later date. Entry fees are REFUNDABLE less $50 handling fee if you notify us in writing 14 days prior to the auction. Color photographs may be included in our exclusive color brochure. We strictly limit the number of positions available in this three-day event of 540 cars. COMMISSION STRUCTURE: FLAT 5% OF SALES PRICE (One of the lowest in the business). WE SOLD OUT OF LOT NUMBERS DURING OUR PREVIOUS SALE SO BOOK EARLY.
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dream garage for car lovers ften, the hardest thing about car collecting is knowing where to store your mechanical gems. The home garage is limited, which can cause problems if a new car catches your eye. Do you purchase it? If so, do you get rid of another to make room? Which one? Space restraints have plagued passionate automotive enthusiasts forever. Yet one company’s solution is paving the way to a car collecting revolution. American Custom Lifts offers up an affordable solution: use their innovative PhantomPark Lift package. The company offers scissor lift systems from the $1000 range to more customized versions that specialize in giving you easy access to the car’s under body as well as lifts designed specifically for tight spaces and low ceilings. The PhantomPark system is the only American made scissors style subterranean parking lift that provides all design and safety features as required by ANSI MH29.1 for Industrial Scissors Lifts and other design and manufacturing codes that may be applicable to this type of equipment. Their 70
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First sedan Porsche Unveils Four-Door Panamera
oughly nine months before the actual market launch, Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG, Stuttgart, has released the first official photos of the Panamera. In its design, profile and silhouette, Porsche’s unique four-seater stands out clearly as a new member of the Porsche family. Conceived and designed as a four-door grand touring sports car, the Panamera combines numerous talents in typical Porsche style: sporting driving dynamics, a generous and variable interior, and the supreme driving comfort of a Gran Turismo. Joining the 911, Boxster and Cayman sports cars as well as the sporty SUV Cayenne, the Panamera is Porsche’s fourth model series. The designers of the Panamera have succeeded in positioning this unique car as a brand-new and truly different model while nevertheless retaining the looks of a typical Porsche. Through its proportions alone, the Panamera stands out clearly in its market segment: measuring 76.0 inches in width, the Panamera is wider, and 55.8 inches in height, lower than comparable four-door models. The unmistakable, sleek GT silhouette is created by the car’s overall length of 195.7 inches and 74
short, sporting overhangs front and rear. In its styling and details, the Panamera follows the design philosophy refined over decades with the 911 models. This design philosophy was also successfully implemented on the Boxster, Cayman and Cayenne models. Through its design language alone, the Panamera will establish a new segment versus the competition. The symbiosis of sports car DNA derived from the looks of a coupé, the unique interpretation of the classical saloon body and the benefits of a variable space concept give the new Porsche its truly unmistakable appearance. As an example, the Panamera comes with highly individual, strongly contoured air intakes instead of a conventional radiator grille. Striking wheel arches and the long and sleek engine compartment lid create that typical 911 “landscape” at the front end of the car the Porsche customer has appreciated for no less than 45 years, with the distinctly contoured wings as flanks bordering on the flat front lid. The V-shaped seams along the engine compartment lid and the rear window tapering out like an arrow to the rear convey the features characteristic of a sports car to
suitability for daily use with stylish elegance. Porsche has developed superior and up-to-date power units for the Panamera again reflecting all the qualities typical of the brand – the Vengines within the engine compartment come with six and eight cylinders and range in power from 300 to 500 hp. Some of the engines use turbocharger technology, Direct Fuel Injection making them both fuel-efficient and powerful all in one. The flow of power to the wheels goes either through a manual six-speed gearbox or the new seven-speed DoubleClutch Gearbox, the so-called Porsche-Doppelkupplung (PDK). In addition to sporting rear-wheel drive, the premier model of the Panamera comes with even more sophisticated all-wheel drive, which is also available for the other versions as an option. As a further highlight, Porsche is preparing a particularly fuel-efficient version of the Panamera with hybrid drive. Further details on the engines, transmissions, performance, prices and equipment will be disclosed next spring. The Porsche Panamera will be built at Porsche’s Leipzig Plant, where a production hall measuring some 22,000 square meters or almost 237,000 square feet and a logistics center are currently under construction. While the engines featured in the Panamera are built at Porsche’s Main Plant in Zuffenhausen, the painted bodyshells will be supplied by the Volkswagen Plant in Hanover. The Leipzig Plant will then assemble the Panamera for final delivery, with an annual sales target of some 20,000 units. Porsche is once again cooperating largely with German suppliers in the production of the Panamera, with some 70 per cent of the car’s overall value being created domestically. Hence, the Panamera is most definitely a car “Made in Germany.” The Panamera will be making its world debut in spring 2009 and the first models will be at dealers worldwide in late summer of next year.
“The designers of the Panamera have the new, highly individual Panamera class. The striking, muscular shoulders over the rear wheels, the dynamic sweep of the coupélike roofline, and the visible tailpipes again bear the DNA so typical of a thoroughbred Porsche. The elegant roof arch extends stylishly over the generous interior, simply begging the beholder to get inside. Like all Porsche models, the Panamera is oriented in every respect to the needs and wishes of the driver. But now, thanks to the new concept of space and the sporting architecture of the interior, the car’s occupants are also able to experience this special “pilot feeling” on all four seats. All four occupants enjoy supreme ergonomic comfort on both the front seats and the two firmly contoured single seats at the rear. The luggage compartment easily takes up all the passengers’ luggage. The variable space concept with its folding rear seat backrests enables the driver and passengers to adjust the luggage space individually to their personal requirements. And last but not least, the coupé tailgate in the sporting rear end combines superior
succeeded in positioning this unique car as a brand-new and truly different model while nevertheless retaining the looks of a typical Porsche.” luxuryautodirect.com
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