We were thrilled to be able to bring you live coverage from the LA Auto Show where we saw hundreds of new vehicles from a number of different brands. We thought you would want to check out some of the luxury vehicles that made an appearance at the show, as well as the latest from Maserati and Bentley.
This year, Bentley presented the all-new Flying Spur at the L.A. Auto Show and displayed the Continental GTC V8 convertible and the flagship Mulsanne.
It was a big week for Maserati at the L.A. Auto Show with the live debut of their 2014 Maserati Ghibli. Although the Ghibli has already landed here at Morrie’s Luxury Auto, we thought you would love to see a few pictures from the unveiling and official debut. Stay tuned to our YouTube page for live video coverage on this beautiful new affordable Maserati.
We also made a stop at Porsche for all you luxury car fans to check out the beautiful 918 Spyder. This hot new vehicle gets its power from a 4.6 liter naturally aspirated V8gasoline engine backed by two electric motors and can achieve 62 mph in just 2.6 seconds! The 918 equipped with the Weissach package recently set a Nurburgring record for fastest street-legal car with a time of 6:57! Porsche will only be producing 918 of these model and each will be numbered on the back of the vehicle. Check out our picture below where you can tell that the one at the Auto Show was number: 000!
July has historically been the busiest month during the Cars and Coffee season at the Automotorplex and this year was no different. We were excited to bring out a number of cars from Morrie’s Luxury Auto, but we knew the show-stopper would be the all-new 2014 Maserati Quattroporte. As expected, the redesigned Quattroporte drew quite the crowd and gained a lot of attention.
But spectators made sure to also get a peek at the other vehicles that we brought including the Mazda2 B-spec racecar build, the 2012 Maserati Granturismo MC and the 2011 Porsche 911 Turbo in Meteor Gray.
It was a beautiful day for the event and we were so pleased with the turnout. Make sure to stop by and see us during next months event!
Twin Cities Luxury Auto is proud to present two of our finest vehicles in inventory at the 2013 Twin Cities Auto Show at the Minneapolis Convention Center. Gracing Luxury Lane is a 2013 Maserati GranTurismo Sport finished in Rosso Trio and a 2013 Bentley Continental GT V8 in Dragon Red – an absolute stunner.
The exhilaration of driving a Bentley to the Convention Center, and further driving the new Continental GT V8, a vehicle that can cost over 200k, is just something not many people get to experience. While the drive was nice, and the process of getting into Luxury Lane a little stressful, overall I think that for possible future clients the only thing they’ll experience is pure joy. The GT V8 is a great option for those potential buyers who want the best new thing to come from the Crewe factory, and want to see how a V8 performs in Coupe as opposed to the much larger Mulsanne. With the addition of the V8 engine comes better fuel and engine management systems as well as the new release color in Dragon Red.
As for the Maserati, this GranTurismo will turn heads and keep people talking long after you’ve passed them by. With a Ferrari-assembled engine, the GranTurismo Sport just doesn’t sound like anything else on the road, save for a Ferrari. The engineers and designers in Italy have prided themselves on creating one of the most exhilarating and best looking and sounding cars in history. While its looks may suggest otherwise, this elegant refined Maserati has a mean side and when switched over to Manual Sport mode break neck acceleration is right at your fingertips.
The 2013 Twin Cities Auto Show is open from March 9th to March 17th and features over $15 million in new vehicles. Cadillac, Hyundai, Kia, Lincoln, Ford and Nissan all have a presence plus many more brands across the spectrum. Come to Twin Cities Luxury Auto or any of Morrie’s dealerships and ask for a discounted ticket for the 2013 Twin Cities Auto Show. Also be sure to check out Luxury Lane and see the 2013 Bentley Continental GT V8 and the 2013 Maserati GranTurismo Sport. We’ll be looking for you!
It’s been around for some time now, but the Maserati Quattroporte is still one of the best looking, sounding, and driving sedans on the planet. The competition is only getting more and more fierce, though, with the likes of the Porsche Panamera and the Aston Martin Rapide fighting for the same buyers as the Quattroporte.
Autoblog is reporting that we should see the replacement for the long-in-the-tooth Quattroporte later this year at the Frankfurt Motor Show. Expect to see styling that echoes the design language used on the current GranTurismo and GranTurismo Convertible, as well as a more powerful and more fuel efficient version of the 4.7L V8 currently used in the Quattroporte S (the 4.2L is being phased out later this year), as well as an all-wheel drive option. There is also a possibility that the base powerplant could be an all-new turbocharged V6, though nothing has yet been confirmed.
Head on over to Autoblog to read what they had to say.
Stay tuned to our blog for more information as we get it.
source [Inside Line]
We are pleased to announce our 6th consecutive year of participation and sponsorship of the annual Wheels of Italy car show. This is the premier Italian car show in the upper Midwest, drawing well over 250 Italian cars, motorcycles, and scooters to the shores of Lake Calhoun, in Minneapolis.
This show is 100% free to show or attend – if you like cars even a little bit – you owe it to yourself to come down and check out this show.
August 23rd 2009, from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. No pre-registration required – but spots are strictly first-come first-served. Map to the Lake Calhoun Executive Center, 3033 Excelsior Blvd, Minneapolis, MN.
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Well, after some time off, Matt Desmond has returned to shoot the videos for Cars & Cafe. If you’ve seen any of his videos, you know they are top-notch, and really set our C&C event apart from anything else being done.
Remember you can pickup a copy of the 2008 Cars & Cafe videos in full HD quality, hifi sound quality, and some special bonus materials over at Matt Desmond’s site: www.middlepathproductions.com.
Cars & Cafe 2009 promises to be even bigger than 2008. By the end of the year we had over 300 cars in attendance, and even more spectators. This year is still being graciously hosted by the AutoMotorPlex Minneaplis until we outgrow their spacious campus.
Here’s video from October 2008, the final event of last year:
And here’s a map to the AutoMotorPlex Minneapolis:
The event is from 8am – 11am, and is always free – even the coffee!
E-mail mark (dot) potter (at) morries.com if you’d like to join my events mailing list – including Cars & Cafe updates, invitations to our F1 parties, car shows, and other events.
Matt Desmond has finally released the DVD for the 2008 Minneapolis Cars & Cafe season. These are the videos that were posted to YouTube & Vimeo, in their full-screen, unsuperdupercompressed video and audio presentations.
There is also a special surprise if you click the image of our dealership in the bonus materials section.
Pick up your limited edition copy here: http://www.middlepathproductions.com
The next Cars & Cafe is April 4th, 2009!
As I mentioned previously Cars & Coffee is now at the MotorPlex in Chanhassen. As we found out last month, this new location is going to be a great spot moving forward. Matt posted up this great video from last month’s gathering:
Here is a map to 8200 Audubon Road, Chanhassen 55317:
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For more information on the Auto MotorPlex: www.automotorplex.com