This 1997 Porsche 993 took a nice trip from California to Alabama in an enclosed car transport trailer. Believe or not but this specific car is one of just 3,714 Porsche Carrera S wide body models produced. It is also part of the last batch of air-cooled (engines) produced by Porsche. The Carrera S model, also known as the 4S for the 1996 models, is very similar to the standard Carrera models on the inside but actually has slightly lowered suspension then a standard Carrera. Our customer, Andy, purchased this dream car in San Francisco and yes, we’re a tad bit jealous.
HOT! HOT! HOT! Definitely the only way to describe this insane Ferrari 458 Italia. Heard of Liberty Walk? Owner of LB Performance, a custom exotic performance shop famous for making their very own “Supercars”. Well the 2 owners flew in from Japan to showcase their newest baby. All we had to do was transport the car from Northern California, Palo Alto to be exact, to West Palm Beach, home to the latest Way2Clean auto show. The show took place at the South Florida Fair Grounds Expo Center and featured hundreds of customized classic and exotic vehicles. They even had live music by DJ Nasty of 99JAMZ. Check out a quick clip of the show at the video below.
Audi A8 L TDI gets a standing ovation, if you’re in the passenger seat that is. After all the car experts poured over this newly redesigned Audi many believe the best (or worst, depending on how you look at it) feature is just the spacious back-seats. Graham Kosak for autoweek.com says “Despite the front-seat massagers, it’s not really for a driver, either; I imagine Audi is hoping to woo Chinese gazillionaires and the motor pool managers of major international monetary organizations with this imposing extended-wheelbase cocoon-on-wheels. This is, after all, the sort of vehicle you’re driven in.”
After all the glitz there are some seriously convenient and helpful additions to this car (besides the seat massager, of course!). Personally, I’m a big fan of the diesel fuel economy and I’m not alone. “The A8L’s class-leading 36 mph on the highway means that a full tank (23.8 gallons) will last for more than 800 miles. EPA lists mpg at 24 city/28 combined, compared to 21 combined for the 2012 V-8″ reads one review from the Chicago Tribune. But according to them this does seem to compromise the acceleration “the 0-60 mph time is a second slower than the 2012 A8 with the 4.2-liter V-8 gas engine.”
Ultimately it does seem like saving on gas is the new hype for luxury cars. Wink wink, maybe time for a Tesla? Although Tesla is still a whole new world. When comparing the two, hypbridcars.com sums it up pretty well “In exchange for not having to find a public charger, and double-to-triple the range, Audi’s aluminum-bodied executive express is particularly well suited to long-distance drivers, offering a rarified experience of its own, albeit while still burning fuel.”
If you’re looking for some cool (maybe even over the top) gadgets then this is your go-to. With an extensive comfort seat setting option, premium sound system, upgraded touchpad navigation and radio, seat massager and split-view rear view camera (includes a birds-eye view) you definitely will be kept busy. I can’t wait to see how this sells in the coming months.