13 May

The All New Audi A3 Sedan

Audi’s brand-new update to the A3 Sedan is here and it is a showstopper. This compact sedan offers drivers a sharp, classy look while still being offered at a great price. The I-4 CYL engine, and 7-speed automatic transmission gives you all the speed and power you need on your future adventures.

The Details

Starting with the gas tank, the A3 Sedan offers you a combined 27 miles per gallon, and 36 highway miles per gallon. This means you can spend less time pumping gas, and more time enjoying your new car and creating new memories on the open road. This car also received an award from The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) for its 5-star overall safety rating, which is not easy to accomplish. Also, this vehicle features the Audi pre sense front and side impact beams and driver and front-passenger advanced airbags so that you and your passengers can always feel safe. This car is the perfect solution for anyone who wants a luxury vehicle at a less than luxury price point and who is in the market for a new compact sedan for the warmer months ahead!

Ugo Colombo’s THE COLLECTION has many Audi vehicles to choose from, visit THE COLLECTION dealership to view their selection today.

27 Apr

The 2020 Aston Martin Vantage: The Archetypal Hunter

Making a big statement on the road in 2020 is the Aston Martin Vantage. With a look that is unique and customizable, it is sure to turn heads wherever you take it. The design, engineering and performance allow you to take this car from the track, to country roads, or the busy city.

Design

Each piece of the 2020 Vantage has been tailored to give the car an athletic aesthetic, but at the same time also giving it an aggressive appearance to make others on the road stop and admire. Inside the car, the seats sit lower for a more thrilling experience while you drive.

Engineering

To create a car that handles many kinds of roads, Aston Martin incorporated an aluminum chassis in the body of the Vantage. Under the hood is a twin-turbo 4.0-liter V-8 that gives you 503 horsepower right out of the gate. The Vantage is sure to get you from point A to point B – quickly and in style.

Ultra-Compact Hood

The convertible roof of the Vantage is powered by a Z-fold mechanism and can be lowered at 6.7 seconds or raised at 6.8 seconds at speeds up to 31 mph. This is almost twice as fast as the models that came before!

Ugo Colombo’s THE COLLECTION has many Aston Martin vehicles to choose from, visit THE COLLECTION dealership to view their selection today.

04 Mar

The Collection Set to Expand for Jaguar and Land Rover

The Collection is preparing to develop an expansion on their Coral Gables luxury car dealership featuring multiple stories to store separate floor-level Jaguar and Land Rover shops. According to the Miami Herald, the expansion project represents a significant upgrade for The Collection, who has been working to acquire a Land Rover outlet for over fifteen years. The upgraded dealership will be 500,000 square feet, which is sizeable enough to hold 850 new cars, and will be complete with neo-Mediterranean architectural design to merge with the street’s surrounding design.

The upgraded Collection will feature a collaborative design with a showroom faced with dark stone and Mediterranean accents such as vaulted windows, pointed cornices, intricate detailing, and shutters on top floors. The Collection’s continued success can be linked to owner Ugo Colombo’s infatuation with architectural detail and his commitment to spend extravagantly to achieve the opulent look he desires.

The expansion project is a testament to The Collection managers’ decade-long dedication to landing the Land Rover franchise. Given the addition of a Land Rover store, The Collection can expand their portfolio and reach a greater market of individuals interested in SUVs. With the expansion project and the addition of Land Rover, The Collection plans on continuing to expand in order to adapt to the growing market of Miami drivers.

Learn more about Italian-born real estate developer Ugo Colombo, CMC Group President.

26 Feb

The AMB 001: Aston Martin’s First-Ever Motorcycle

There was an unexpected player at this year’s EICMA Motorcycle Show in Milan, Italy. The 2019 EICMA, which took place from November 5th through 10th of this past year, is one of the globe’s most highly respected annual motorcycle events. Nobody expected one of the biggest names in the luxury car industry to make so much noise at the event.

Aston Martin revealed their upcoming AMB 001 Motorcycle at EICMA 2019. This is the brand’s first-ever motorcycle and the first collaboration between Aston Martin and Brough Superior. The combination of Aston Martin’s design expertise and Brough Superior’s engineering capabilities is a recipe for one of most cutting-edge motorcycle creations to date. Only 100 AMB 001s will be made, but this is just the beginning of a new partnership between two of Great Britain’s most iconic brands and it will be exciting to see where it goes in the future.

Pure Style. Pure Performance.

The AMB 001 was designed for unmatched style and performance. The strong body of the motorcycle, which is constructed with only the highest quality materials, features a carbon fiber fin inspired by Aston Martin cars. The motorcycle’s elegant colors and matte black wheels also match the traditional style of Aston Martin Racing.

The AMB 001 is not just a pretty face; there is more to it than meets the eye. This is Brough Superior’s first model with a V-twin turbocharged engine, and it puts out serious power. The lightweight, modern feel of the motorcycle along with its turbocharged, 180-horsepower output is a recipe for a truly unique and breathtaking riding experience.

Ugo Colombo’s THE COLLECTION has many Aston Martin vehicles to choose from, visit THE COLLECTION dealership to view their selection today.

15 Feb

There Is A Reason This Ferrari Is Named Superfast

The 2018 Ferrari 812 Superfast is incredibly fast, living up to its name. Jumping right into the performance specs, this Ferrari is built with a 6.5L V12 engine that produces 789 horsepower and 530 lb-ft of torque. With this amount of power, the 812 Superfast goes from 0 to 60 mph in just 2.8 seconds and has a top speed of 211 mph! There are very few vehicles available on the market that are capable of going that fast in under 3 seconds.

The aerodynamic design of the Ferrari 812 Superfast only adds to the speed, allowing it to zoom forward. The incredible power is a feeling you have probably never felt, and the best part is, even when you’re cruising 20 minutes into a drive, you can hit the accelerator and feel the same power as you did from a dead stop.

Test drive the 2018 Ferrari 812 Superfast at Ugo Colombo’s luxury car dealership in Miami, THE COLLECTION.

01 Jan

The Striking 2019 McLaren 570S Spider

The 2019 model of the McLaren 570S Spider does not disappoint. Even more powerful than the year before, the 3.8L twin-turbo V8 engine is very impressive. Push this vehicle to its limit and it will hit a top speed of 204 mph and in just 3.2 seconds go from 0 to 60 mph. The engine delivers 562 horsepower and 443 lb-ft of torque.

The Features

Depending on the mood you are in, you can choose to drive in normal, sport or track mode to get the most out of your drive. With carbon fiber additions to the outside of the vehicle, you’ll be able to fly through the wind with no problems or slowdowns. Two of the best features are the dihedral doors and the retractable hardtop.

Driving Experience

There is no better driving experience than when the top goes down, the sun is shining and you’re cruising down the freeway. In just 15 seconds, the top will be folded down and tucked away – even at 25mph. As for the doors, it wasn’t just for appearance. The dihedral doors allow the cold air to feed into the radiator.

You can come see the powerful McLaren 570S Spider for yourself at Ugo Colombo’s THE COLLECTION.

15 Feb

Audi’s 2018 Cabriolet

Feel the warm ocean breeze in Miami with the touch of a button in Audi’s 2018 S5 Cabriolet. This convertible is one of the finest in Audi’s compact upscale line. This S5 has 354 horsepower at 5,400 RPM and a turbocharged V6 engine. With all wheel drive and endless safety features, the power behind this car is just the icing on the cake. This convertible has sensors that help ensure you and your passengers stay safe, like the blind spot sensor, parking sensors and wireless phone connectivity. The rear-view mirror dims automatically for safe driving at night.

The sound system in the model at Ugo Colombo’s THE COLLECTION is by Bang & Olufsen with 3D sound to really enhance the driving experience, even with the top down. Another great feature is the telescoping steering wheel, which enables you to maintain a comfortable driving position adjusted for your personal needs—your experience is personalized in this vehicle. Plug your destination into the navigation system and enjoy the ride!

The Cabriolet is available in a variety of finishes at THE COLLECTION. Test drive this machine today and finally purchase the convertible you’ve been searching for.

06 Aug

The Porsche Boxster Does it Again!

Porsche 718 Boxster S

Source: Chronicle Live

When the first generation of the Boxster was introduced in 1996 there were serious concerns about whether a much-cheaper, open-top model would undermine the credentials of the Porsche brand.  The Boxster won its’ critics over and proved it was an automobile with dynamics that were worthy of the Porsche name.

Now Porsche – and the Boxster – are at it again!  The Porsche Boxster was exclusively a six-cylinder model for 20 years, but now it’s been moved to four-cylinder turbocharged power plants.  This is part of Porsche’s overall mission to maintain performance while also reducing emissions and improving fuel economy.

But do not fear and fret!  Porsche has beautifully crammed more power into its smaller turbocharged engine.  The power shows itself when you go for hard acceleration. The Boxster was proven to be about 1.5sec faster than the Audi TTS to 60mph.  The Boxster has a turbo engine with a slight lag yet it pulls harder once it’s past 2000rpm.

The Boxster remains a sensational driver’s car, especially with the reconfigured suspension, upgraded steering, and the improved brakes. Among the elite drivers, only the Mazda MX-5 compares in terms of sports-car focus and driver involvement.   And hat’s off to Porsche meeting its eco-obligations.  We’re glad to see the Boxster is still an awesome piece of automotive machinery!

Read more at http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/motoring/motoring-features/road-test-audi-tts-roadster-11628043

25 Jul

Saying Goodbye to the Aston Martin DB9

After 13 of years of production the Aston Martin DB9 has come to an end. Originally tasked with replacing the Aston Martin DB7, the DB9 launched at the 2003 Frankfurt Motor Show, where the design created by Ian Callum and Henrik Fisker stunned everyone!

To celebrate the car that kept the company afloat when Ford sold the British marque in 2006, the ‘Q by Aston Martin’ division has added some ‘last of 9’ detailing on the final nine DB9s that came off the line.

In its first iteration, the DB9 was capable of sprinting from 0-100km/h in 4.8 seconds on its way to a top speed of 299km/h.  The platform of the DB9’s VH soon formed the basis of the DBS, Virage, Rapide, V8 Vantage and V12 Vantage, and the Vanquish over the next 10 years.

Ugo Colombo Says Goodbye to Aston Martin DB9

Source: Car Advice

Since its first iteration in 2003, the DB9 was provided with a number of significant updates.  One of the most significant ones occurred in 2013 when it included a revised version of the 5.9-litre V12 thus bumping outputs to a heftier 380kW of power and 620Nm of torque. Coupled with an updated ‘Touchtronic 2’ 6-speed automatic tranny, the 2013 DB9 could spring from 0-100km/h in only 4.6 seconds.

Aston Martin created 150 special edition DB9s in 2015 to celebrate their relationship with the James Bond franchise.  They boosted the V12 by 22 kW (30 hp), there’s gun barrel embroidery, a numbered sill plate, and a special startup on the touchscreen infotainment system so the driver could feel more like 007.

Read more at http://www.caradvice.com.au/465546/aston-martin-db9-production-ends/

15 Jul

Meet the Porsche 911 Targa 4S

Porsche 911 Targa 4S

Source: What Car

The Porsche 911 Targa 4S is a stiff car with a well set up chassis. When you take a moderate entry speed into a corner the 911 Targa turns in with fluid precision.  It delivers towering grip levels yet it still offers a bit of progressive playfulness and mobility to the handling.  The steering is not as responsive as some might hope, but the 911 Targa is well weighted and it gives you a good feeling for how much grip you’ve got left.

There’s a real sense of gusto from low revs and that gusto carries on through a broader rev range.  The PDK gearbox remains one of the best out there.  It delivers rapid-fire shifts only when you want or need them.  This keeps things relaxed and smooth when driving in normal use.

The front is redesigned with four-spot day running lights, and the 911 Targa has a tweaked front spoiler and a sharper bonnet design. The rear has a new, heartier, look with amazing 3-dimensional tail-lights.  It also has a rear air intake which now has vertical, not horizontal, air vents.

When the roof is up the Targa 4S has the outline of a 911 coupe.  When you put the roof down it looks incredible, confident, stylish and distinctive.  The Targa truly stands alone in open-top motoring.

Read more at http://www.whatcar.com/news/2016-porsche-911-targa-4s-review-/