November 10, 2006
WFAA-TV's "Good Morning Texas" Features "Cool Cars Week" November 13-17
Maserati, Mercedes-Benz, Bentley, Porsche and Rolls-Royce Models Featured
DALLAS -- They are much more than mere transportation these are some of the world's most coveted automobiles, and they are on parade all next week on Good Morning Texas.
Beginning Monday at 9 a.m., November 13, Good Morning Texas' Gary Cogill takes viewers for a close-up look inside and outside some of the world's finest driving machines. The following is a line up of the "cool cars" Cogill will profile next week on the show:
Maserati Quattroporte from Park Place Maserati: $125,000 MSRP. The top speed is 170 mph, and car goes from 0 to 60 mph in 5.1 seconds; Robb Report's Best of the Best for sedans in 2006; paddle shift transmission; Italian leather; Maserati logo embossed into headrests; Ferrari architecture; 20-inch wheels.
Mercedes-Benz S600 from Park Place Motorcars: $143,600 MSRP. V-12 engine with 510 Horsepower and 612 lb-ft. of torque; goes from 0 to 60 mph in 4.5 seconds; tinted-glass Panorama Sunroof; Night View Assist; multicontour front seats with 4-level massage function; Distronic Cruise Control; Night View Assist; Dynamic Rear View Monitor; Heated and Active Ventilated Seats (front and rear); hand-stitched seats; hand carved steering wheel.
Bentley Flying Spur from Bentley Dallas: $180,000 MSRP. Speeds from 0 to 60 mph in 4.8 seconds and achieves a top speed of 195 mph; front grill Bentley features; oval taillights that match exhaust pipes; 19 or 20-inch chrome wheels; choose any paint color you would like; thickest wood in industry carved out of Redwood tree; eight veneers available; 17 different hides from Europe where there are less imperfections to leather; 11 secondary hides; circular bull-eyes vents in interior of car.
Porsche 911 Turbo from Park Place Porsche: $122,900 MSRP. Most powerful Porsche on the street; top speed of nearly 200 mph, it can reach 100 mph from a standstill faster than most cars can reach 60 mph. The 911 Turbo has two transmission options: a 6-speed manual or Porsche's advanced 5-speed Tiptronic S automatic transmission. For the first time in a Porsche, acceleration is actually quicker with the automatic than with the manual transmission.
Rolls-Royce Phantom from Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Dallas: $325,000 MSRP; Umbrella in the door is Teflon-coated so you can store them wet; back doors close automatically with the push of a button; each car uses 18 hides for its 450 pieces of leather; 60 pieces of woodwork; wood is catalogued and stored at factory in case client needs to replace piece it will match exactly; interior height is staggering 31 inches; dial faces have a retro look; the car will move from 0 to 60 mph in 5.7 seconds with a maximum speed of 150 mph.
"The total value of these cars is about $900,000," said Cogill. "Taking a peek inside them during GMT next week should be a real kick."
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