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-/

07 Jul

Audi RS7 Performance: The World’s Fastest Wagon?

Ugo Colombo and the Audi RS7 Performance

Source: Drive.com.au

The Audi RS7 Performance is a beast!  Audi has bumped it to a 445kW, combined with 700Nm of torque (not to mentioned 750Nm on overboost), perhaps making it the world’s fastest wagon.

Audi’s trademark quattro all-wheel drive system means you’ll never have problems getting power on the road.  The RS7 goes from 0-100km/h in only 3.7 seconds.  Considering this is a wagon that can seat four people and all of their personal items, that’s great!

RS adaptive air suspension is standard in the RS7, which means you can alter the stiffness of the dampers and, therefore, you’re able to change the character of the car depending on the conditions you’re driving in. When you’re in “Comfort mode” it offers reasonable compliance, given its 21-inch alloys.  When you’re in “Dynamic mode” the RS7 feels taut and responsive, especially for such a large car.

Audi’s modern styling includes a blend of luxury and sportiness.  The materials used throughout the automobile are excellent and the interior of the RS7 is top notch.  The RS7 Performance includes a gloss-black grille, blacked-out tailpipes, contour-hugging RS sports seats, a restyled rear diffuser, and adaptive air suspension. There’s also proud “Quattro” lettering in the lower half of the grille.

Read more at http://www.drive.com.au/new-car-reviews/audi-rs7-performance-new-car-review-20160717-gq7kvm.html#ixzz4GTpgmfai

28 Jun

Jag Drive 305: Meet the 2017 Jaguar F-PACE

Jag Drive 305 is a partnership between THE COLLECTION and World Red Eye where people can get an up-close view at the all-new 2017 Jaguar XE and the innovative Jaguar F-PACE through the experiences of some of Miami’s most notable people. The Glamourai’s Kelly Framel, Something Hippie’s Michelle Chwoschtschinsky, and CrossFit Games athlete Noah Ohlsen will be taking the F-PACE for a ride.

See CrossFit Games athlete Noah Ohlsen and the new Jaguar F-PACE in this Facebook post from Ohlsen:

The F-PACE takes the pure Jaguar DNA of legendary performance, handling and luxury, and adds practicality and room. In fact, the F-PACE is the most practical Jaguar sports car to date. It combines driving exhilaration with efficiency and it contains technologies that improve your driving experience. The Jaguar F-PACE has the capability to be used every day and for every road condition.

 

The F-PACE always feels, handles, and drives like a Jaguar. The advanced chassis and suspension system is an evolution of the configuration used on the F-TYPE sports car. This robust system is lightweight and the Electronic Power Assisted Steering (EPAS) software is tuned for optimum control and feedback.  The All Wheel Drive system utilizes the F-TYPE-derived, unique Intelligent Driveline Dynamics software to minimize understeer and for a nimble feel.

The F-PACE performance engines offer a balance between power and economy. Engines include the 2.0 liter 4 cylinder 180HP Turbocharged Diesel from the Ingenium range, the 3.0 liter 340HP Supercharged Gas engine and the 3.0 liter V6 380HP Supercharged Gas engine that can reach a top speed of 155mph with 0-60mph acceleration as low as 5.1 seconds.

Read more about Jag Drive 305 and the Jaguar F-Pace at http://worldredeye.com/2016/07/jagdrive305-2017-jaguar-f-pace/

13 Jun

Embrace the Maserati Trident Experience

Ugo Colombo – and THE COLLECTION – invite you to experience Maserati and in a way you’ve never experienced them before: on the track!

Now you can feel the adrenaline rush that comes from driving a Maserati Ghibli, GranTurismo, and Quattroporte on the racetrack the Maserati Trident Experience on June 16th at the Palm Beach International Raceway.

MASERATI TRIDENT EXPERIENCE

Source: The Collection Connection

You’ll be guided by Maserati experts during a three-hour program and you’ll be able to enjoy the thrill of test driving high-performance, track-prepared Maseratis during a morning, afternoon, or late afternoon session.  You’ll learn the basics of handling, car control, and braking with an Autocross Exercise in a Quattroporte or Ghibli and then, with an instructor at your side, you’ll engage in a timed lap on the closed course in the GranTurismo MC. During your session you’ll also learn the track and the basics of driving with a Lead-Follow exercise in Ghiblis Quattroportes. Instructors in Levantes lead a pair of Maseratis, and every car is radio-equipped for communication from the lead cars.

The price is $200 per participant and includes premium on-track instruction, safety equipment, refreshments, and even a Maserati gift bag.

To register for this event visit http://rsvpmaserati.com/tridentexperience/

11 Jun

Experience New Heights with the 2017 Porsche Macan GTS

The new Porsche Macan GTS is being heralded by some as the most fun-to-drive crossover anyone has ever built and it would certainly be among the fastest.  This proved to be true when it was taken for on Pikes Peak (Colorado) and crested the summit of it only 14 minutes from leaving the starting line.

It’s not the fastest drive to the top (that honor goes to Jeff Zwart in 2002 driving a 911 GT2), but the 2017 Porsche Macan is unflappable, even with the narrow roads and the sun trying to blind you as you go around the blind corners.

2017 Porsche Macan GTS

Source: Auto Blog

Of the Macan varieties the GTS is best suited to carving through the Rockies. Its 3.0-liter, twin-turbo V6 comes from the Macan S, but Porsche dials its boost from 14 to 17.4 psi, bringing output to 360 horsepower at 6,000 rpm (up 20) and 369 pound-feet of torque from 1,650 to 4,000 rpm (up 30). The only gearbox available is the PDK (Porsche Doppelkupplung) seven-speed dual-clutch transmission with Comfort, Sport, and Sport Plus modes.

In addition to the power increase, the GTS gets a standard air suspension that sits 10 millimeters lower than the optional version for the S and the Turbo. Front brakes cribbed from the Turbo and a switchable sport exhaust with a single flapper valve round out the performance changes.

Read more about the 2017 Porsche Macan GTS