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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.

McLaren to Enter the Commercial Market with 200-mph MP4-12C

March 22, 2010 1 comment

On Thursday, Formula One race car maker McLaren announced that it will launch a line of supercars in Britain in 2011.  This will be the first car available to the public (at least those who can afford the $180K – $230K price tag) with a one-piece lightweight carbon-fiber structure.  Formula One world champion Jenson Button and his McLaren teammate Lewis Hamilton were the first to test-drive the 12C earlier this month.  McLaren’s 12C features F1 technology such as brake steering and air brakes.  Testing and additional refinements will continue before going into full production, with a 0-200km goal of under 10 seconds, 200km to zero braking in less than 5 seconds, and a top speed of over 200 miles per hour.

McLaren MP4-12C 200+ mph production supercar
The McLaren MP4-12C 200+ mph production supercar

An article in the Christian Science Monitor tells more:

The company aims to make up to 1,000 of the 12C cars next year, with up to 40 percent being sold in North America.

The model will compete with the Ferrari 458 Italia and Mercedes SLS AMG.

New models will launch annually with production forecast to reach around 4,000 by the middle of the decade, but McLaren Automative Managing Director Antony Sheriff said that the company had no ambition to become the biggest manufacturer in the market.

This isn’t McLaren’s first road car. Just 107 McLaren F1 cars were made 15 years ago, with only 64 of those being road cars. The rest were strictly for racing.

I’m looking forward to seeing one of these beauties on the showroom floor here at Select Luxury Cars!

Laren to roll out 200-mph MP4-12C

2009 Maserati Quattroporte Executive GT

The Maserati Quattroporte Executive GT is a real special car. Maserati has been known in the past for making some of the most unreliable cars on the road- which has tarnished the British automakers badge for decades. Though, during the past 20 years, they have seemed to get their act back together, and the Quattroporte is a perfect example of this. The design is staggering, and combined with the racing heritage of Maserati, it is one heck of a car- beating out all of the superfast luxury sedans.

Quattroporte Exterior

The interior of the car is breathtaking. All of the woods and leathers found in the cabin are worked on and assembled by hand. The front seats heat, cool, message, and even feature a dynamic mode. The steering wheel is one of the most comfortable I’ve ever used, and the paddle shifters are properly mounted on the steering column- rather than the wheel. Each passenger in the car can control their own temperature, where they would like the air to be distributed, and the speed of the fan.

All seats are made of some of the finest leather available, and have an adjustable lumbar support system. The rear seats also have wooden picnic tables. The Navigation system which is manufactured by Bose and is only available on Maserattis and Ferraris is a breeze to use. The maps are super clear, and it has a digital jukebox to store all of your favorite CDs. The 4.7L V8 engine produces over 425 horsepower, and the sound it produces is nothing short of spectacular- which is what I expected from a motor designed and built by Ferrari.

Quattroporte Interior

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