Tesla Model X | Enclosed Auto Transport

Paving the Way for SUV’s of the Future

Enclosed Auto Transport for a Tesla Model X
Loading a Tesla for Shipment

Arguably one of the most futuristic SUV’s on the market, the Tesla Model X is something of an anomaly. It has all wheel drive like most SUV’s in its class, but at the same time has a very powerful battery which allows the Model X to drive nearly 300 miles on a fully charged battery. The charge takes between 90 minutes and 10 hours depending on the charger you purchase. Extra safety features and full self-driving capabilities are only a few of the reasons why car experts and consumers are blown away by the Tesla Model X. This is all besides for the awesome Delorean like doors on the Model X that open upwards.

Recently, United Routes was commissioned with moving a Tesla Model X. With our years of expertise in auto transport, we ensured that our client’s Model X was looked after with the utmost of care. We also made some time to enjoy learning about some of the plethora of cool features on the Model X.

Sought After Features for an SUV

Though SUV’s are known for their ability to drive in harsh conditions and contain better handling than your usual mid-size car, few SUV’s have the speed of the Tesla Model X. With the ability to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in under three seconds, you may just forget that you’re in an SUV. This is especially surprising with an SUV that can also fit seven passengers, and plenty of luggage in its spacious trunk.

Safety is another thing that Tesla heavily invested into its Model X. This SUV has intuitive emergency braking which can really help you in times when you miss something on the road. Additionally, the car’s large battery is placed at a lower point in the Model X, which helps to lower the center of gravity in the car. This helps avoid potential rollovers or other mishaps while driving.

The two most noticeable features of the Tesla Model X are the full self-driving ability, which works with unparalleled precision and efficiency, and the Falcon Wing doors. The doors open very easily, and give plenty of space to get in and out of the car. Of course, they can be opened digitally with a simple push of a button.

Getting the Job Done the United Routes Way

When we moved our client’s beautiful Tesla Model X we ensured delicate and professional care the entire duration of the job. From loading the Model X on our custom made enclosed car transport trailer which guarantees no wear or tear to the vehicle, to the smooth drive, we arrived at our destination on time much to the satisfaction of the client.

Our drivers got introduced to the Model X and a few of its futuristic features, and in short, loved what they saw. Handling high tech cars like the Model X is nothing new to us at United Routes, with our years of experience handling cars of nearly every make, model and price range. We’re looking forward to our next move with another futuristic car like the Tesla Model X.

Shipped a Porsche 918 Spyder

Enclosed Auto Transport | Porsche

Every car manufacturer has their flagship model, their special baby. For Porsche it’s this mind-blowing Porsche 918 Spyder. Transporting this beauty was an absolute privilege. “The Porsche 918 Spyder is a mid-engined plug-in hybrid supercar designed by Porsche. The Spyder is powered by a 4.6 liter V8 engine.”

According to CarAndDriver Porsche spent years trying to create a car they can confidently say is a level above their previous supercar, the Carrera GT. Well they have definitely accomplished that mission. The car has quickly become one of the most coveted supercars on the market.

The only controversy surrounding the vehicle thus far has been some recalls. Porsche is unwilling to disclose exactly the reasoning behind the move. Everyone is hoping this is resolved quickly and quietly, the car is just too pretty to have a tainted name already.

Transport details:
Shipped in a hard-sided fully enclosed 2 car hauler within the state of Texas.

Specs:
• Top Speed: 210 mph
• V8 engine
• Combined 887 Horsepower
• 0 to 60 mph: 2.6 sec
• Height: 45.9 in
• Length: 182.8 in
• Wheelbase: 107.5 in
• Width: 76.4 in

Enclosed Transport – 2014 Corvette Stingray

Corvette Shipped in Covered Car trailer

This dazzling 2014 Corvette Stingray has been in the planning since 2007. This C7 (AKA 2014 Vette Stingray) was finally displayed in early 2013.  Besides the unique interior re-design Chevrolet made a pretty big bang with the newly designed Crossed Flags logo.

In order to ship this Vette we had to go with an enclosed transport to ensure a safe ground-clearance. The stingray sits merely inches off the floor and no one (and I mean NO ONE) wants to scratch such a thing of beauty.

As many had expected the flashy new car actually made it to car and drivers top ten list.

“With a 6.2-liter V-8 making 460 hp and 465 lb-ft of torque, you can now choose an eight-speed automatic transmission in addition to the standard seven-speed manual. It sheds its unrefined reputation and has an interior befitting its stature. Offered as a targa or convertible, the Corvette is a performance bargain that you must drive to believe.”

Let’s just say we agree 🙂

 

2014 Viper Enclosed Transport

Exotic Car Shipping

The Dodge Viper has had a lot of press lately, mainly due to the tug of war between Viper die-hards and Dodge’s own financial questions with the sports car. Earlier this year Dodge

cut $15,000 from the sticker price of the more than 600 unsold Vipers on dealer lots. It also [will offer] $15,000 coupons to recent Viper buyers to trade in their 2013 or 2014 Viper on another one or to buy an additional Viper, and it will open Viper sales to all Dodge dealers.”

For Viper enthusiast that’s an awesome deal, let’s just hope Dodge doesn’t yank these altogether sometime soon. That would not go over well, especially with me  (This is me if that ever happened 🙁

Transported the Irresistible Lexus LFA

Exotic Car Transport | Lexus Auto Shipping

The coveted Lexus LFA. Yes I know you’re excited just hearing those words. Not to sound too cliche (ha the irony of that statement) the LFA in two words – Classy Sassy. Just this week alone I must have heard ten different people raving over this mouth-watering supercar coupe.

While buzz of this powerhouse has been around since the early 2000’s, Lexus never really  produced anything until 2010. “A circuit-tuned variant debuted in 2012 with a base price of US$445,000, making it one of the most expensive Japanese road cars ever built. Production ended in December 2012 with 500 vehicles completed, the final version being a Nürburgring Package model.”

Our client needed to relocate this prized possession from Pheoniz, AR to Reno, NV. We obviously opted for a well protected hard-sided covered trailer for this transport. I mean it’s not even a question!

Just to put into perspective the perfection of this vehicle, US News lists the #2 con (price was #1) on this car as “minimal cargo space”. Well it’s a good thing I don’t plan on taking this camping, c’mon guys it’s a Japanese race-car, what did you expect? The only space an LFA-owner needs is a back-seat to store all the “oohs” and “aahs” coming their way.

Am I jealous? Well maybe just a tad.

This 1970 Marcos GT Was Once Banned from the U.S.

Classic Auto Shipping

Personally, I absolutely love small and short classic cars, especially small sports cars. And I’m definitely not the only one. While the Marcos GT may not on the same level (size-wise) as these it definitely makes the cut in my book.

First, a fun fact: Marcos was founded in Dolgellau, North Wales, in 1959 by Jem Marsh and Frank Costin. 

I was planning on giving some cool background on this featured 1970 Marcos GT that we transported  (from Florida to New Jersey) but our customer, Chris, pretty much covered it all (Thanks Chris). So heres the rundown:

Q: What was the reason for transporting your car?
A: I sent the Marcos to the only person in North America that has nut and bolt expertise in restoring these cars and after nearly a year’s worth of work the car’s frame off restoration was complete and needed a trusted shipper to bring the now concours condition vehicle from Florida to its home in New Jersey.

Q: Is there anything unique about the car?
A: What is not unique about a Marcos GT? There are roughly 30 in the United States and at 43” off of the ground the Marcos GT is one of the shortest production cars ever built.

From a historic relevance, the brand’s creators can be linked to game changing vehicle innovations like those found in the revolutionary Mosquito Bomber, Lotus Elite, Lotus 11, Lister Jaguars and Birdcage Maserati to name a few.
Early cars featured a wooden monocoque chassis and sweeping fiberglass body that featured ageless beauty and a host of 4 and 6 cylinder motors from Ford, Volvo and Triumph in later runs.

As a limited production British sports, the Marcos GT was a no compromise performance design that saw track time across many of the great European race courses but it was a car that would be equally at home in the streets of London being driven by a rock star like Rod Stewart who indecently owned two GTs.

I would like to think my 1970 Marcos Gt is special in its own right because of its unbelievable paper work trail. My Marcos is a 3 Liter Volvo powered, steel framed, US spec car that took twelve years before it made it to the States.
As new it was detained in customs for 5 years and was eventually sold in a London Auction. The then owner of the car toured around Europe for some time and connected with a New York attorney who eventually bought the car and had it shipped to Newark, NJ.

Shortly thereafter the attorney hit some hard times financially and sold the Marcos to the founder of a New York City Advertising Agency who made his fortune helping to launch brands like Datsun in the United States. Some 30 years later it was this fellow who grew too old to enter and exit the vehicle and posted it for sale and from there, the rest is history.

Q: Did the transport process meet your expectations?
A: Yes. The Driver was super. His rig was exceptional and the car arrived exactly when it was promised.

Thanks Chris, we’re glad the transport was up to par – you deserve it (just for choosing such a sexy car 🙂

Sleek Classic 1927 Ford Roadster

Classic Car Transport

So whats a roadster? Excellent question, thanks for asking. According to our anonymous sources at a highly secret intelligence agency AKA Wikipedia a roadster is “an open two-seat car with emphasis on sporting appearance or character”.

 So what’s a really hot roadster? Even better question. Why not just take a look at the pictures above. This gorgeous 1927 Ford Roadster was shipped from Pennsylvania to Washington State. When we asked our customer Glenn what makes this car unique his response was right on the button for a true car enthusiast,

 “As far as anything unique about the car…it’s really cool, but there are a lot of cool cars out there. I guess what makes it unique is that this one is mine.”

Well, cant argue with that and truth be told take one look at it and I think anyone can see this is seriously “cool and unique”, wouldn’t mind owning one myself (wink wink my birthday is coming up).

As far as shipping,

“The shipping process very much met my expectations. It was very fast (well under the estimated time-frame) and the car was not at all damaged during shipment. The person I dealt with at United Routes (Jake) was very easy to work with, punctual and honest when answering the myriad of questions I had asked. Very happy with my purchase and my choice of shipping companies. If I purchase another car that requires shipment I would not hesitate to use this shipping company again. I will also recommend this company to friends that may need a service of this nature.”

Thanks Glenn! We’re glad you love the car and even happier we could help.

1966 Batmobile Shipped to Car Show (From Gotham)

Enclosed Auto Transport

Did someone say iconic?

A few months ago we were very excited to ship one of the batmobiles AKA The Keaton-Mobile. Well things got even better this week when we transported the original (yes the actual one) batmobile.

Early summer of last year this comic book lovers dream was put on the auction block at Barret Jackson. The lucky winner, Arizona businessman Rick Champagne told the media he is planning on displaying the car in his living room. Now that’s what we call a conversation piece. Here’s a crazy conversation, the car went for $4.6 million, 50 years ago George Barris paid a $1 for the very same car (well not exactly but sounds good), we’ll just blame inflation. For the full story check out this pretty sweet site completely dedicated to the 1966 TV Batmobile.

Fast forward to 2014 and United Routes (hey, that’s us) was hired to transport the car from Arizona to a Texas auto show. Thanks Batman for giving us this opportunity, now please go save the world.