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The Worldwide Luxury Car Industry

Here’s an interesting infographic from Autoinsurance.org on the worldwide luxury car industry. The Porsche 911 Carrera being in the top spot isn’t too surprising, as it has been the Car Connection’s top-ranked luxury car for four out of the past 7 years. Used Porsches are among our top sellers here at Select Luxury Cars, and have been a longtime favorite of many.

Here’s a list of their top 10 with links directly to our inventory pages for each make / model so you can get there easily. If we’re out of the particular model you’re looking for, feel free to fill out our vehicle finder form so we can let you know when we find what you want.  Enjoy!

10: Mercedes-Benz G-Class
9: Porsche Cayenne
8: Lexus LS 600h L
7: Mercedes-Benz SL Class
6: Bentley Continental Flying Spur
5: Rolls-Royce Phantom
4: Mercedes-Benz CL Class
3: Bentley Continental GT
2: Audi R8
1: Porsche 911 Carrera

The Worldwide Luxury Car Industry
Via: Auto Insurance

If you’re ready for one of these beautiful cars, or something else, visit us online at http://www.SelectLuxury.com, call us at 770-421-0070, email us at admin@selectluxury.com, or visit our dealership showroom at 985 Cobb Parkway South, Marietta, GA 30060.

2010 Chevy Camaro SS For Sale in Atlanta GA

Featured vehicle:  Pre-Owned 2010 Chevrolet Camaro SS

  • Exterior: Inferno Orange Metallic
  • Interior: Black
  • Stock #: 10629C
  • Engine: 6.2L V8 SFI
  • VIN #: 2G1FJ1EJXA9152737
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Mileage: 7,767

Location:  Select Luxury Cars dealership, 985 Cobb Parkway South, Marietta, GA 30060

Tel: 770-421-0070 or toll-free 1-800-283-2774

email: info@selectluxury.com

Video slide show:

In case the video doesn’t load, you can watch it here: YouTube Atlanta Used 2010 Camaro SS Video

(Maybe I should have chosen the Ramones’ “Go Lil Camaro Go” as the music for this video? Or The Dead Milkmen’s “Bitchin’ Camaro” (careful – NSFW language) or Kings of Leon’s “Camaro?”)

More details:

*CARFAX CERTIFIED!
*ONE PREVIOUS OWNER!
*CAMARO SS!
*6-SPEED AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION!
*POWER SUNROOF!
*POWER SEATS!
*HEADLAMPS, HIGH INTENSITY DISCHARGE!
*ONSTAR!
*REAR SPOILER!
*20 INCH WHEELS!

* Exterior: Inferno Orange Metallic
* Interior: Black
* Stock #: 10629C
* Engine: 6.2L V8 SFI
* Transmission: Automatic
* Mileage: 7,767

2010 Chevy Camaro SS Front View Used 2010 Camaro Atlanta GA

The 2010 Camaro SS looks pretty mean head-on, eh?

Chevrolet Camaro SS Standard Equipment
EXTERIOR
* Tire sealant and inflator kit, in place of spare tire
* Molding, Black roof ditch
* Moldings, body-color lower rocker
* Hood blanket with debossed Chevrolet bowtie
* Headlamps, halogen composite with automatic exterior lamp control
* Mirrors, outside power-adjustable, body-color
* Wipers, front intermittent
* Door handles, body-color

INTERIOR
* Seat adjuster, front passenger 2-way manual (fore/aft) with power recliner
* Console, floor, with armrest
* Dead pedal, driver
* Steering column, manual rake and telescopic
* Compass, located in Driver Information Center
* Door locks, power programmable with lockout protection
* Remote Keyless Entry
* Windows, power with driver and passenger Express-Down/Up
* Cruise control, electronic with set and resume speed, steering wheel mounted
* Trunk release, remote, located on driver-side
* Theft-deterrent system, PASS-Key III
* Air conditioning, single-zone manual
* Air filtration system with pollen filter
* Defogger, rear-window, electric
* Glovebox, lockable
* Power outlets, 2 auxiliary, 1 located in center console storage area and 1 located at front of center console
* Cup holders, 2 front
* Map pockets, front doors
* Mirror, inside rearview manual day/night
* Visors, driver and front passenger vanity mirrors, covered
* Lighting, front reading lamps
* Lighting, interior dome with illuminated entry and theater dimming
* Coat hooks, driver- and passenger-side rear
* Power outlets, 2 auxiliary 1 located in center console storage area and 1 located at front of center console

MECHANICAL
* Transmission, 6-speed manual/automatic
* Rear wheel drive
* Alternator, 150 amps
* Battery, maintenance-free with rundown protection and retained accessory power
* Steering, power, variable ratio
* Exhaust, dual-outlet stainless-steel, with polished tips

SAFETY
* StabiliTrak, stability control system with traction control
* Daytime Running Lamps
* Air bags, dual-stage frontal, thorax side-impact for driver and front passenger and head curtain side-impact for front and rear outboard seating positions, includes Passenger Sensing System
* OnStar
* Safety belts, 3-point, all seating positions
* Safety belt pretensioners, driver and front passenger
* LATCH system (Lower Anchors and Top tethers for Children), for child safety seats
* Trunk emergency release handle
* Tire Pressure Monitoring System

ENTERTAINMENT
* Audio system, AM/FM stereo with CD-ROM and MP3 playback, music navigator, Graphic Information Display (GID) and auxiliary input jack, includes outside temperature display
* Audio system feature, 6-speaker system
* XM Radio, is standard on more than 50 2010 GM models, including three trial months of service.
* Antenna, integral rear window
* Antenna, OnStar and XM Radio, fin-type (Located on roof.)

Driverless Cars on the Silk Road from Rome to Shanghai

This looks like it will be a very interesting experiment – green-powered driverless cars.  This summer, Italian company VisLab is participating in the World Expo 2010 in Shanghai, China.   The project is partially funded by the European Research Council, or ERC, to demonstrate the possibility of transporting goods from one continent to another in new ways, specifically:

– with Green-powered, non-polluting vehicles

– with almost no human intervention

The trip will begin in Rome, and will collect some goods throughout the trip for eventual delivery to Shanghai.  This will be the first trip like this in history.   Here’s a map of the route:

route map for driverless car test Vislab Intercontinental Autonomous Challenge

The Vislab Intercontinental Autonomous Challenge

From VisLab’s web page about this project:

The idea

The aim is to demonstrate, through an extensive and impressive test, that the current technology is mature enough for the deployment of non-polluting and no-oil based autonomous vehicles in real conditions. Moreover the Municipality of Rome, an active player in  this project, is planning to exploit these vehicles downtown to deliver goods to shops, collect trash, and arrange sustainable mobility in the last mile.

The vehicles

Two electric vehicles will perform a 13,000 km trip mainly powered by solar energy, with no driver; two backup vehicles will be part of the trip as well. As a support, 4 Overland trucks will follow the expedition to provide a mechanic shop, storage, and accommodation; finally two additional trucks will be used for media coverage and will be equipped for live satellite broadcasting.

The cars are loaded with computing power and get continual real-time data about their surroundings through a series of onboard cameras and GPS data.  For this trip, the first car will require occasional human intervention, while the second is planned to be 100% driverless based on line-of-sight data, GPS data and more, some of which will be transmitted from the first car.

There are some videos available on the VisLab website and, though they’re in Italian, you can still get an idea about how it works.

I don’t know about you, but I enjoy driving, especially on long, winding stretches of road.  And that holds especially true for a sports car.  That said, moving towards having automated driving in cities could free us up to be more productive during our commute times.  Maybe this is the next step towards the “Johnny Cab” in the Arnold Schwartzenegger Sci-Fi classic, Total Recall? (Careful, there is some strong language in the video that might not be suitable for work).

Maybe one day we’ll have some of these available at our pre-owned luxury car dealership here at Select Luxury Cars?  For a Ferrari or Aston Martin, I like them more old-school – manual transmission, so as to feel more one with the road.  But for a Rolls-Royce or a Mercedes SUV?  Maybe.

For You Hard-Core Ferrari Fans – Ferrari World Abu Dhabi

From an interesting post on LuxuryAutoDirect.com – news about the new Ferrari theme park opening later this year on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi.  Ferrari World Abu Dhabi will have a number of attractions including rides for all ages, shopping, dining and much more. 

Ferrari World Abu Dhabi - image linked from LuxuryAutoDirect.com

An exclusive image of the Ferrari World Abu Dhabi GT rollercoaster, one of two unique rollercoasters featured at Ferrari World Abu Dhabi. The GT rollercoaster is a racing coaster, which will send two competing rollercoaster carriages sprinting along twisting parallel tracks on a race to the finish line. Each coaster car is a replica of a Ferrari F430 Spider.

Ferrari Racing Coaster F430 Spider Replica Cars

Ferrari Racing Coaster F430 Spider Replica Cars linked from LuxuryAutoDirect.com

This is one of twenty rides and attractions featured at Ferrari World Abu Dhabi designed to bring to life the Ferrari story and to celebrate the passion, excellence, performance and technical innovation that Ferrari has established over the years and represents today.

Ferrari World Abu Dhabi is the world’s first Ferrari theme park and the largest attraction of its kind. It will open on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi in the second half of 2010.

You can find out more about Ferrari World Abu Dhabi at their website: http://www.ferrariworldabudhabi.com/

Or if you’d rather buy a Ferrari, visit the Select Luxury Cars dealership website.

2010 Porsche Panamera S

I honestly have no idea where to start on this one. It has taken Porsche all of its life to produce this car- and let me start by saying- it is simply the best four door sedan you can buy today. The ride is pure Porsche, and while driving it, you forget you are driving a four door saloon. Since it first went on sale in October, Porsche has nearly sold 5,000 of these cars- with over half of them being turbo models- making it a huge success. I have driven them all from Mercedes, Maserati, BMW, Audi- all the luxury sedan manufacturers. And the Porsche simply blows all of them right out of the water. It corners like a Porsche, drives like a Porsche, and the interior is distinctively Porsche.

Porsche Panamera S Exterior

Even though Volkswagen recently purchased Porsche, this car is still the one of the best Saloon cars I’ve ever driven. The Audi S8, Mercedes S63 AMG, Maserati Quattroporte, and others by the major luxury brands- can’t even compare- Especially when you drive them all- then step into the Porsche. Under the hood, it shared the same base motor with the Cayenne- which is a brilliant motor.

Porsche Panamera S Interior

The Interior is one of the best I’ve ever seen used in a car. From the drivers seat, you still have the iconic 5 gauges made famous by the 911, however in the fourth gauge, you have a screen that shows where you are in the Navigation, or allows you to toggle though your iPod or phone. You still have the left-hand ignition, and three spoke steering wheel- all typically Porsche. The controls are daunting at first, but once you use them after ten minutes, they become very easy to learn and use. You even have the LED running lights that are now standard on most 911s and Caymans.

Porsche Panamera S Interior- Fourth Gauge

This particular car just barely has 1600 miles, and is Carfax certified.

  • 19″ Panamera Turbo Wheels
  • XM and Bluetooth
  • Front & Rear Park Assist
  • Navigation (Dual Screens)
  • Much Much More!

2010 Porsche Panamera Information, Pricing, Specs, and Photos

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Porsche Panamera S Interior- rear