26 May

The Collections’ Holds First Ever Porsche Scavenger Hunt

Passion….Philanthropy….Porsche!

Porsches seized the streets of Miami this past March for the first ever technology-enabled and social media-driven #PorscheScavengerHunt. They event was co-hosted by Martini Media and Ugo Colombo’s The Collection.

The invite-only Porsche Scavenger Hunt included teams of prominent Miami enthusiasts and they competed for a $5,000 donation to their charity of choice. Invitees took the streets in the most notable Porsche vehicles, which included the highly sought-after Macan S, Cayman, Boxster, Targa 4S, Panamera Turbo S , Boxster GTS, 911, and Cayenne Turbo,. Some of Miami’s most influential business leaders, journalists and VIPs attended the event including real estate developer Gil Dezer, Haute Living’s Hadley Henriette, TheDaisyColumn.com editor Daisy Olivera, Miami.com Editor Fred Gonzalez, Million Dollar Listing’s Chad Carroll, Vixen Workout Founder Janet Jones, “The Wordy Girl” Maria Tettamanti, Tara Ink’s Nick D’Annunzio and Latin recording artist Fantine.

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After completing six clues and two bonus clues, the winner of the 2015 Ultimate Porsche Scavenger Hunt was Janet Jones. Jones donated the $5000 winnings to Live Like Bella Foundation whose vision is “to make pediatric cancer a curable and treatable disease.”

19 May

Aston Martin CEO, Andy Palmer, Visits with The Collection

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On Saturday, March 28th, Aston Martin clients from Ugo Colombo’s The Collection were invited to attend an meet-and-greet dinner with Aston Martin’s newly-appointed CEO, Andy Palmer. The dinner occurred at Jean-George’s Matador Room at The Miami Beach Edition and Palmer mixed and mingled at the 4-course dinner. He later joined guests for cocktails and bowling at the Edition’s Basement.

Dr. “Andy” Palmer, is a seasoned auto exec with 35 years of industry experience. He joins Aston Martin from Nissan Motor Corporation where he served as their Chief Planning Officer. Palmer started his professional career at the ripe age of 16 (he was an apprentice at Automotive Products Limited in the United Kingdom). In 1986, Palmer joined Austin Rover to eventually become Transmissions Chief Engineer of Rover Group. Palmer joined Nissan in 1991 and was based in Japan for the past 13 years. Most recently, he held the position of Executive Vice President of the entire group and Infiniti’s Chairman.

11 May

Ugo Colombo and The Collection Celebrate 2015 Ferrari Challenge

The Ferrari Challenge made its way back to Miami earlier this year – and after a 2 year hiatus. The event was action-packed, from start to finish! THE COLLECTION family and Ferrari enthusiasts came together to enjoy a weekend filled with everything Ferrari.

Ugo Colombo’s THE COLLECTION, and Ferrari North America, co-hosted the annual Ferrari Challenge weekend at Homestead Miami Speedway from Friday, March 6th through Sunday, March 8th. Guests and Ferrari owners that attended the events had the opportunity to drive their Ferraris on the track, enjoy Ferrari’s world-famous hospitality, enjoy an up close and personal look at the paddock and Challenge garages and enjoy the all-new Fan Zone complete with a new winner’s podium, on-site boutique and Ferrari go karts for the kids.

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On Saturday, March 7th, THE COLLECTION held their now-famous breakfast and rally. Upon completion of the breakfast, attendees departed on a 70+ Ferrari-only caravan and were escorted by the police. Once the fleet from the rally arrived at the track, the remainder of the day consisted of Dealer Lapping sessions for our devoted clients, as well as the Ferrari Challenge races and unprecedented access to THE COLLECTION’s Ferrari Challenge trailer.

Ferrari North America kicked off the weekend with an invitation-only cocktail event at Cipriani Miami Downtown on Friday night. The event served as a launching pad to the weekend’s Ferrari Challenge races and event. Guests were treated to an unveiling of the all-new Sergio Ferrari, one of only six in the world. Several VIPs, executives, and celebrities were in attendance, including Ferrari North America’s new President and CEO, Edwin Fenech, professional dancer Kym Johnson, and TV star Carson Kressley.

Watch a video about the 2015 Ferrari Challenge event from The Collection below:

05 May

Electric Porsche 717

ugo-colombo-porsche-717-sedanAccording to CAR Magazine, Porsche is expected to be unveiling a 4-wheel drive electric sedan, which will rival the Tesla Model S. The magazine states that the vehicle will boast the driving experience Porsche owners have come to expect, with four wheel torque vectoring and four wheel steering. The car is expected to look very similar to the Panamera, heavily influenced by the 911.

Porsche is likely to employ a more complicated battery system, which will pack most of the battery cells in the car’s central tunnel, and the vehicle’s bulkheads. There will be more batteries packed into the floor, side sills, and other parts of the body, with 108 battery modules total.

If driven judiciously, the 717 is expected to have a range of about 300 miles, and will accelerate at a rate that will rival the Tesla Model S. With rumored horsepower options of 400, 500, or 600 available, this car is sure to cause concern for those at Tesla!

Read more at http://gas2.org/2015/02/18/porsche-717-electric-car-due-2019/

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