Park Place Dealerships to Purchase Aston Martin Dallas

Park Place Dealerships will purchase Aston Martin Dallas from John Eagle Auto Group for an undisclosed price. The deal includes the purchase of assets from the Lemmon Avenue store.

“Aston Martin is an iconic British brand that fits perfectly into our Park Place Premier Collection,” said Ken Schnitzer, Chairman of Park Place Dealerships. “The brand is known as a marque that blends craftmanship, art, design, and the latest technology to produce some of the world’s most ultra-luxurious vehicles. Our customer base will appreciate the passion, beauty, and speed of each model.”

Aston Martin Dallas is located at 5333 Lemmon Avenue in Dallas, directly across the street from Park Place Premier Collection which features Rolls-Royce, Bentley, Maserati, McLaren and Koenigsegg.

Founded by Lionel Martin and Robert Bamford in 1913 in a small London workshop, Aston Martin has grown to become an internationally admired luxury brand. The brand is the world’s only independent luxury car group with more than 100 years in its rearview mirror.

Coming out in 2020 is the Aston Martin DBX, a landmark model for the brand, taking Aston Martin into a new segment of the global luxury market.  Built on an all-new, dedicated SUV platform, the car has received early praise and enjoyed a rush of preorders. Although it is not a traditional Aston Martin sports car, the DBX is everything an Aston Martin should be: beautiful, hand-built and technologically-advanced.

Schnitzer has built one of the largest privately-owned luxury dealership groups in the country by focusing on personalized experiences and exceptional service. The company has been recognized by numerous organizations and manufacturers for its outstanding processes and commitment to quality and performance. Clients consistently rank Park Place extremely high in customer satisfaction.


About Park Place Dealerships

Park Place Dealerships was founded in 1987 by Ken Schnitzer with a single Mercedes-Benz dealership in Dallas. For the past 33 years, the company has been engaged in the community supporting the arts, medical research, children’s advocacy and education. Park Place employs more than 1,700 members and operates 18 full-service dealerships representing luxury brands Lexus, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, Volvo, Jaguar, Land Rover, Koenigsegg, Rolls-Royce, Bentley, McLaren, Maserati and Aston Martin. For more info, visit parkplace.com.

Park Place Porsche Unveils New Electric Taycan

Park Place Porsche recently unveiled the new electric Taycan Turbo and Taycan Turbo S in Dallas and Grapevine.

In Dallas, guests enjoyed charged-up cuisine from The French Room and City Hall Bistro; craft cocktails like the Maker’s Mark Electric Current and Old Soul; powerful pop-up experiences from the Spa Adolphus and Commerce Goods & Supply; supercharged photos courtesy of Celebrity Cruises; and off-the-chart performances by the Southpaw Preachers.

In Grapevine, guests enjoyed options from Truluck’s, Copelands and Brio; craft cocktails like the Maker’s Mark Electric Current and Old Soul; fast-paced fashions from Malouf’s, Johnny Was, Scout & Molly’s and 7 for All Mankind; an Eco Lounge featuring delightful drinks by Pressed Juicery and treats from Trader Joe’s; supercharged photos courtesy of Celebrity Cruises; and electrifying performances by the Southpaw Preachers.

Patrick Huston, General Manager Porsche Dallas

“Obviously, an Electric Vehicle doesn’t need a turbocharger to reach supercar acceleration,” said Park Place Porsche Dallas General Manager Patrick Huston. “Since the first Porsche 911 Turbo was launched in 1974, “Turbo” has become a sub-brand, a nomenclature for the fastest models in each Porsche model. Make no mistake, the Taycan is 100-percent Porsche. It looks, drives, and responds unmistakably Porsche. It handles corners like a true sports car, but it’s very comfortable on long drives. And it’s one of the fastest recharging EVs on the market.”

Jordan Mizrach, General Manager Porsche Grapevine

“The evening was truly exhilarating. The Taycan is a transformational addition to the Porsche family. Most electric cars have a single-speed direct-drive gearbox, but the Taycan’s rear axle uses a two-speed setup for improved acceleration and range. But regardless of its power plant, the Taycan handles like you expect a Porsche to handle. While the acceleration might be a bit more stimulating initially, the ride and drive are exactly what you expect from Porsche. And it’s one of the fastest recharging EVs on the market today.”

Pronounced “Tie-KHAN

Pronounced “Tie-KHAN,” the four-door Turbo S sports sedan will go from 0-to-60 mph in 2.8 seconds with a top speed of 155 mph and a driving range of 192 miles (201 miles for the Turbo) all with the incomparable handling, dependable quality and world-class styling of a Porsche.

While an Electric Vehicle doesn’t really need a turbocharger to reach supercar acceleration, Porsche chose to maintain the Turbo and Turbo S branding for the Taycan. Since the first Porsche 911 Turbo was launched in 1974, “Turbo” has become a sub-brand, a nomenclature for the fastest models in each Porsche line.

 


Founded in 1987, Park Place operates 18 full-service dealerships representing luxury brands Lexus, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, Volvo, Jaguar, Land Rover, Rolls-Royce, Bentley, McLaren, and Maserati. For more info, visit parkplace.com.

Volvo Cars Introduces an S90 and V90 Refresh

Volvo Cars reveals refreshed versions of the S90 sedan and the V90/V90 Cross Country estate models, including a refined exterior design and a brand new, state-of-the-art sound system by Bowers and Wilkins.


In a broader portfolio upgrade, the company’s 48-volt mild-hybrid powertrain options are now available on every Volvo model, further boosting the company’s electrified offer.

Exterior Design 

The refreshed Volvo S90 Recharge T8 plug-in hybrid in Platinum Grey

In terms of exterior design, Volvo designers have introduced a number of refinements on both the front and rear of the S90 and V90, including new fog lights, a new spoiler design and a new lower front bumper.

On the V90 and V90 Cross Country, the most striking feature is a brand new rear light design, including full LED-powered signature lighting and a sequential turn indicator. A range of new exterior colors and wheel options further improve options for personalization.

The refreshed Volvo V90 B6 AWD Cross Country in Thunder Grey

Inside, a comprehensively upgraded Bowers & Wilkins audio system introduces an even better in-car sound experience, thanks to new features such as an upgraded amplifier, automatic vehicle noise compensation and a new setting that mimics the sound of your favorite jazz club.

Another new feature inside is an Advanced Air Cleaner with a PM 2.5 particle sensor. First developed for the Chinese market and now rolled out globally, it allows drivers to monitor interior air quality via the center screen. If desired, the Advanced Air Cleaner can clean the cabin air of almost all tiny particles within a few minutes.

Both the new Bowers & Wilkins audio system and the Advanced Air Cleaner technology are now available on all 90 and 60 Series models based on the Scalable Product Architecture (SPA).

All models in the 90 and 60 Series now also come with double USB-C charging points in the rear, replacing the 12-volt outlets. The wireless charging functionality for smartphones, first introduced on the small XC40 SUV, is now also available on most variants in the 90 and 60 Series.

In terms of interior materials, the exclusive tailored wool-blend seats first introduced on the XC90 last year are now also available on all 90 and 60 models, while there is also a leather-free interior option for the top trim levels.

Hybrid Powertrains

Elsewhere in its model range, Volvo Cars is significantly expanding the number of its 48-volt mild-hybrid powertrain options, making these engine options available on every single Volvo model.

First introduced on the XC90 and XC60 SUVs last year, the mild hybrids are now also available on all other 90 and 60 Series cars as well as on the XC40. The mild-hybrid powertrain options on the V90 Cross Country represent the first electrified variants in the history of the Cross Country range.

Volvo Cars’ mild hybrids offer drivers up to 15 percent fuel savings and emission reductions in real-world driving. The brake-by-wire system interacts with the energy recovery system and reduces fuel consumption and emissions by recovering kinetic energy under braking.

Together with the Recharge car line of plug-in hybrids and fully electric cars, this means there is now an electrified Volvo model for everyone.

Park Place Dealerships Recognized for Outstanding Operations and Service

2019 was quite the year across Park Place’s Dallas-Fort Worth Locations. Congratulations to all of our teams for these awards:

Park Place Motorcars 

Park Place Motorcars Dallas has won the Mercedes-Benz 2019 “Best of the Best” Gold Laurel award, representing the pinnacle of achievement and the absolute best of what the Mercedes-Benz brand has to offer. This is the 13th win for Dallas. Only 52 Mercedes-Benz dealerships out of 384 nationwide received this prestigious distinction.

“All of our dealerships are dedicated to creating exceptional client experiences each and every day,” said Park Place Dealerships CEO Neil Grossman. “It’s especially rewarding when that hard work is recognized nationally bu the luxury brands we represent.”

Park Place Motorcars Grapevine and Park Place Motorcars Fort Worth both won the Mercedes-Benz 2019 “Best of the Best” Silver Laurel award, which acknowledges dealers for their outstanding achievements throughout the year. Only 88 dealers out of the 384 Mercedes-Benz dealerships nationwide have earned this lofty designation. This is the fifth win for Grapevine and the ninth for Fort Worth.

Managers at Park Place Mercedes in Grapevine, Monday, Feb. 3, 2020. (Michael Ainsworth)
Managers at Park Place Mercedes in Fort Worth, Monday, Feb. 3, 2020. (Michael Ainsworth)

Both Park Place Motorcars Dallas and Fort Worth dealerships also won the 2019 “Mercedes Benz Financial Valued Partner Award,” the equivalent of “Best of the Best” for Finance.

Park Place BodyWerks 

Park Place BodyWerks Grapevine won the 2019 Lexus Collision Center of the Year designation,” added Grossman. “They are the first such facility to ever win the award back-to-back. They also won the award in 2018.”

Park Place Jaguar Land Rover

Park Place Jaguar Land Rover DFW received two of the highest honors a Jaguar Land Rover dealership can receive: the 2019 “Pride of Jaguar” award and the Land Rover “Pinnacle” award. Both awards are notable for their exclusive designations as “Lyons Elite” and “Wilks Elite,” signifying sales and service leadership in the “Largest Dealer” category. This is Jaguar Land Rover DFW’s ninth “Pride” award and first “Pinnacle” award. JLR North America CEO Joe Eberhardt personally congratulated the dealership on their outstanding achievement.

In addition, Park Place Lexus Plano and Park Place Lexus Grapevine both won the 2019 “Elite of Lexus” award, given to a very select group of dealerships based on customer ratings and a rigorous series of operational and certification requirements. Plano has earned this prestigious award 26 times, while Grapevine has won 19 times. 

Bentley Dallas

Last, but certainly not least, Park Place Premier Collection’s Bentley Dallas was named number one for sales in the Central Region in 2019.

“Park Place is proud of our members for their pursuit of excellence in every area of our operation,” concluded Grossman. “The recognition when the pinnacle of success in such a competitive industry is rewarding. But, more importantly, the dedication to customer service is what makes our clients refer to Park Place as ‘My Place.’”


Founded in 1987, Park Place operates 17 full-service dealerships representing luxury brands Lexus, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, Volvo, Jaguar, Land Rover, Rolls-Royce, Bentley, McLaren, and Maserati. For more info, visit parkplace.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Game Day at the Park Place Auto Auction

An up-close-and-personal look at Park Place’s Auto Auction for area authorized dealers.


It’s 4 p.m. on Wednesday afternoon at Park Place Auto Auction in Plano, and the non-stop auctioneer chatter over the booming loudspeakers is silent now. The twin driveways are devoid of vehicles, while administrators inside the facility quietly wrap up the mounds of paperwork required to transfer ownership of nearly 200 vehicles.

But a mere two hours prior, the place was a buzzing beehive. Sedans, coupes, convertibles, SUVs, crossovers, pickups, minivans, sportscars and other vehicles of every make and manufacture creep slowly yet continuously along parallel driveways while about 200 potential buyers – independent and franchise dealers alike – raise a hand or give a nod and a wink to convey their bids. The din from fast-talking, sharp-eyed auctioneers is loud and urgent. Enormous wall-mounted monitors display a dizzying blur of vehicles and ever-rising numbers for all to see.

“The whole process is actually well under control,” says Kenny Parmentier, Operations Manager of Park Place Auto Auction. “But to outsiders, it tends to look like complete mayhem,” he adds with a chuckle.

Where Did It All Start?

The idea for getting into the auction business came from Park Place President Jordan Case, who wanted to create a clean, comfortable and well-kept environment where authorized dealers could find an extensive selection of both high-performance luxury cars and top-quality vehicles of all kinds, and engage in an efficient, hassle-free purchasing experience. In short, he wanted the auction business to function with the commitment to excellence that makes Park Place, well, Park Place.

More often than not, he’s on hand to savor the experience, which kicks off every Wednesday at 2 p.m. sharp. From that point, a vehicle is sold every 38 seconds. In the next 90 minutes, about 195 out of about 200 vehicles will have changed hands. And then it’s all over. Until next week, when it all starts again.

Where Do the Cars Come From?

Most of the vehicles come from Park Place pre-owned lots where they’ve been for 65 days, the result of trade-ins on something newer and shinier. Or they’re front-line vehicles that are getting long in the tooth as a new model year looms. The auction gives them all a chance to find new homes – and Park Place more room for more desirable pre-owned vehicles that will hopefully turn faster.

Celebrating its two-year anniversary in February, the Park Place Auto Auction business is run in partnership with America’s Auto Auction, a full-service company catering to dealers in 23 locations across 15 states. They handle all the day-to-day activity – checking vehicles in, taking pictures, and handling collections, payments, and titles.

Parmentier works for them, as does his five-member team.

“We’re running at a 95 percent success rate,” he says. “Once a vehicle is sold, the buyer has 48 hours to complete the sale and move the vehicle off the lot. It’s a fast-paced business and really quite exciting. It’s game day!”

In 2019, the business sold 8,647 vehicles or about 720 a month. Those that don’t sell one week – called “reruns” – go through the line again a week later for another shot at success, and are usually snapped up by eagle-eyed bargain hunters.

That certainly wasn’t the case when a 2019 Rolls-Royce and a 2018 McLaren came down the line.

“We don’t get those rarities all that often,” Parmentier grins, “but when we do, they’re show-stoppers!”

 

 

 

 

Watch List for the 2020 Park Place Pre-Owned Event

Did you know that we have a wide array of Pre-Owned and Certified vehicles in our showrooms and inventory? Introducing the Park Place Pre-Owned event, which is a great way to experience affordable luxury to kick off the new year. With over 1400 Pre-Owned vehicles, including over 700 Certified Pre-Owned models and an array of non-certified Pre-Owned vehicles,  there are plenty of cars and SUVs to choose from.

To help guide you during the Park Place Pre-Owned event, we have highlighted notable models across our dealerships that could very well be the next vehicle in your driveway.

 

Jaguar F-Type & Land Rover Range Rover Sport

If you love responsive handling with a sports car vibe, the Jaguar F-Type offers coupe and convertible options for sale. Whether you enjoy a hard rooftop or want to let the top down during the springtime, drivers will enjoy the experience behind the Jaguar wheel.

The same handling experience can be found with the Range Rover Sport. Whether you are driving around the Dallas tollways during the week or navigating mountainous terrains during vacation, the Range Rover Sport SUV adds more throttle to your commute.

When purchasing the Certified Pre-Owned Jaguar or Land Rover, the CPO warranty covers 7 years from the original in-service date or when your purchase reaches 100,000 total miles, whichever comes first.

Lexus NX

The Lexus NX features modern interior design complemented by swift SUV performance. Ever since the NX debuted with its 2015 year model release, drivers have enjoyed the comfortable seating and adaptable cargo space. When purchasing a Certified Pre-Owned NX, L/Certified warranty offers you four complimentary maintenances for two years or 20,000 miles, whichever comes first.

McLaren 720S

Available at our Premier Collection, the McLaren 720S is ready for action as soon as you the start engine. The 720S is designed to be an everyday vehicle but also pushes the limits of relentless performance. Those interested Certified Pre-Owned McLarens can enjoy an additional 12 months or up to 12,000 miles of McLaren Qualified warranty.

Mercedes-Benz GLC

Mercedes-Benz meets the needs of drivers who love the comfortability of a luxury SUV paired with the drivability of a compact sedan. Certified Pre-Owned GLCs are available dating back to 2016 models. Any GLC300 comes with an unlimited mileage Certified Pre-Owned warranty for an additional year – with the possibility to extend coverage for two additional years at the time of purchase.

Porsche Macan

As SUV growth continues to climb industry-wide, the Porsche Macan is at the forefront of the SUV revolution. Not to mention, the performance crossover SUV is Porsche’s top-selling vehicle. Since its introductory 2015 model, Macan owners have enjoyed the athletic ride paired with the authentic Porsche styling. Owners who purchase a Porsche Certified Pre-Owned model will also enjoy 2 years of unlimited mileage warranty coverage after the expiration of the new vehicle limited warranty.

Volvo XC90

The top-selling Volvo model concludes the Park Place Pre-Owned Event vehicle watch list. Whether you need additional cargo space for a weekend getaway or daily driver to pick up the kids, the XC90 provides ample room for up to 7 occupants. With additional safety support and cozy comfort, Volvo’s full-size SUV helped the Swedish brand achieve their highest sales volume in 12 years.

With your purchase of a Certified Pre-Owned Volvo, owners will enjoy a 5 year or unlimited-mile warranty coverage from the original in-service date of the car. Additional warranty coverage can also be purchased up to a total of 10 years and unlimited miles at the time of purchase.

If you are in the market to upgrade your vehicle during the Park Place Pre-Owned Event, please visit parkplace.com to find your favorite Pre-Owned options.

 

Karma SC2 Concept: The Future Is Here- No Flux Capacitor Required

Concept cars are, and always have been, flat-out fun. For the uninitiated, a concept car is a manufacturer’s one-off design fiesta of sleek lines, jazzy trim and futuristic styling that’s meant to set hearts aflutter with visionary hints of what might appear in showrooms someday.

Examples include Harley Earl’s iconic 1938 Buick Y-Job, Ford’s 1961 space-age Gyron and Lincoln’s 1955 Futura, which was repurposed by California hot-rodder George Barris into the iconic Batmobile for the 1966 TV show.

Introducing Karma Automotive’s SC2 Concept Car

And now we have Karma Automotive’s SC2 concept car, which is generating an equivalent amount of buzz. Recently unveiled at AutoMobility LA and the 2019 Los Angeles Auto Show, the futuristic SC2 looks like an escapee from an Xbox game.

The aerodynamic, hand-painted “Vapor Gray” body certainly is gasp-inspiring. The hood is about a mile long and those enormous hinge-winged doors look ready to make the whole thing take flight. And while the interior looks, well, cozy, it also looks like a place where there’s a lot of fun to be found.

And there certainly is, when you consider that the seats are biometrically designed, that 3D audio creates individual sound zones for driver and passenger, and that electro-chromatic glass shifts from clear to opaque for privacy and light sensitivity. Fingerprint and facial recognition sensors unlock and open those magnificent flying doors.

“Karma’s SC2 is a signpost to our future as a technology-driven brand,” says Karma Automotive CEO Dr Lance Zhou. “More than that, it previews our future design language, and is a thought-provoking expression of Karma’s future Intellectual Property (IP) and product offerings.”

He might have added eye-watering too, because with a 1,100-hp powerplant that blasts from 0 to 60 mph in under 1.9 seconds, the SC2 might be classified as a time machine.

Front and rear mounted twin electric motors deliver 800 kW peak power, with 10,500 lb-ft of wheel torque. The company says the SC2 will have an all-electric range of 350 miles and boasts carbon ceramic brakes, a push-rod operated racing suspension and a Karma torque vectoring gearbox.

“SC2 presents an optimistic and bold message about Karma’s future as we enthusiastically accept the challenge of elevating experience-driven mobility,” says Karma VP, Global Design and Architecture, Andreas Thurner. “In creating SC2, we have enhanced the thrill of the open road through connected, interactive patented technology, beyond that of a traditional high-performance luxury vehicle.”

He’s not kidding about interactive. Karma’s one-of-a-kind Drive and Play® technology lets automotive and gaming enthusiasts relive their previous drives through simulated driving experiences in their own vehicles. In effect, you’re the star of your own video game.

How does it work? Magic, basically. (For the technically inclined, there’s a triple hi-def camera under the windshield and frequency-modulated continuous-wave lidar sensors that capture the entire driving experience in real-time and then use an adaptive laser projector to replay the journey while you’re parked. A mounted smartphone can then transform the SC2 into a driving simulator that can be shared with others, as well as stream other drivers’ routes from around the world.

So yeah, magic.

“SC2’s extreme design and proportions are expressive of Karma’s unique intersections of technology, performance and luxury,” concludes Thurner. “We challenged ourselves to design a street-ready hypercar concept, using Karma’s in-house IP and components. Now, through Karma’s open-platform, SC2’s technology can be integrated into a variety of future vehicles.”

If this is the future, we’re diggin’ it. Learn more here.


Don’t forget to check out the all-new electric 2020 Revero GT at:

Karma Dallas

5300 Lemmon Avenue

Dallas TX 75209

 

McLaren Elva: No Top, No Windshield, No Problem

Their all-new, two-seat Elva hypercar gives you a lot for your money.


  • Exclusivity, as in only 399 will be built.
  • Incredible styling, as in outer space UFO.
  • Ferocity, as in 804-hp and 590 lb-ft of torque from the mighty McLaren 4.0-liter twin-turbocharged V8.
  • Lightness, as in the lightest McLaren ever made (they haven’t mentioned a curb weight yet, but we believe them) thanks to the generous use of carbon fiber, molded resin bodywork, titanium and Inconel (a superalloy).

What you don’t get – a windshield, roof or radio.

But you don’t need them, because the Elva is meant to be a pure performance roadster, named in homage of the 1960’s-era McLaren-Elva sports cars designed by Bruce McLaren himself (Elvis drove one in “Spinout”).

You also don’t need them because of McLaren’s proprietary, world-first Active Air Management System (AAMS). The system channels air through the nose to come out and over the cockpit at high velocity to create what they call a “bubble of calm.” In effect, it’s a windshield made of air. And the faster you go, the better it works.

Will the system keep out moisture from a sudden downpour? If it’s just a light shower, then it’s likely. If it’s a Texas gulley washer, possibly. Finding overhead shelter would be the most prudent option, however.

But if you really want a windshield…

If you really want a windshield, you can order one as an option. Some states require it, so check your DMV to be certain. And if you really want a radio, you can order that too, at no additional charge. But a roof? Nope, sorry.

There’s a lot of other stuff you can get, though.

McLaren offers customers a dazzling array of bespoke interior materials, including leathers in a range of finishes and levels of protection, including an “Enhanced Full Aniline” leather with a second protective layer to meet open-cockpit requirements.

“Ultrafabric” is another innovation – it’s a breathable synthetic material comprising four layers. The outer two provide durability and moisture resistance while the inner layers add a reinforced rayon-fiber base and cushioning to help keep you in your seat where you belong.

Additional personalization options are available through McLaren Special Operations (MSO), the bespoke division of McLaren. They include interior color choices for the Ultrafabric and leathers, as well as virtually limitless exterior paint colors. You can even order a blended full-body “contour” or “velocity” finish that mixes multiple colors across the length of the vehicle that’s individually hand-painted by MSO’s craftspeople.

Or you can go big-time with “Gloss Visual Carbon Fiber Body” which exposes the carbon fiber body panels and the composite material twill. And you can install 18-carat white-gold or platinum badges using thin-ply technology carbon (TPT) materials that expose a stratified, shimmering surface resembling flowing water. There’s even a 24-carat gold engine bay heat shield.

But since there’s only going to be 399 examples of the Elva, now might be a good time to get your name on the list.

“Our mission with the McLaren Elva was to create an open-cockpit, two-seat roadster that delivers the most elemental of driving experiences,” says Rob Melville, Design Director, McLaren Automotive. “Formula 1-inspired shrink-wrapped volumes create a technical sculpture that’s as striking as it is remarkable, the exterior flowing into the interior in a stunning example of a new and unique McLaren ‘blurred boundaries’ design principle that has allowed us to seamlessly bring the outside in to further enhance driver engagement while remaining true to our philosophy of making no compromises.”

 

Learn more here.

Find out more at:

McLaren Dallas

5300 Lemmon Avenue

Dallas TX 75209

Follow in Instagram: @mclarendallas

 

 

New GTS Model From Porsche: The Sportiest Macan

Porsche completes the Macan series with a distinctly sporty model. The new Macan GTS launches with a powerful engine, performance-oriented chassis, characteristic design, and enhanced equipment. 


Among other things, the new member of Porsche’s compact SUV family has earned the abbreviation GTS, which stands for “Gran Turismo Sport”, due to its outstanding driving dynamics. Combined with the standard 20-inch RS Spyder Design wheels and the generously sized cast iron brakes, the new Macan GTS impresses with the agility and responsiveness of a true sports car. 

Design 

The standard Sport Design package with new front and rear trim and striking side skirts lends the car a characteristic appearance. The front apron and front section are characterized by black painted elements – a distinguishing feature of all Porsche GTS models. Other key design features include:

  • LED headlights with Porsche Dynamic Light System (PDLS)
  • LED headlights can also be optionally ordered in black with PDLS Plus
  • the 20-inch RS Spyder Design wheels in satin-gloss black
  • red brake calipers and the trim strips in high-gloss black

Premium Materials and GTS Exclusive

The Porsche Macan GTS is outfitted with premium materials including:

  • Alcantara on the seat panels, center console armrests, and door panels
  • multifunction sports steering wheel with wheel rim in smooth leather
  • sports seats with eight-way adjustment and pronounced side bolsters for support during dynamic cornering
  •  BOSE® Surround Sound system
  • GTS leather upholstery in Carmine Red or Crayon
  • smartphone tray with inductive charging 
  • Adaptive cruise control with Traffic Jam Assist
  • Park assist including rearview camera
  • heated windscreen

For the full article from Porsche click here.

More Facts and Figures

The Macan GTS is available for order. Contact Park Place Porsche in Dallas or Porsche Grapevine for more information.

 

 

New 2021 Jaguar F-Type Introduced

From Jaguar USA- a new 2021 Jaguar F-Type has been announced this month featuring a redesigned model with a new exterior and interior design, enhanced tuning, and more technology and convenience features to elevate this definitive Jaguar sports car.

Read more for a quick snapshot of the “need-to-know” information and stay tuned to Park Place Jaguar as more information is released over the new year.


Overview

The new F-Type still embodies the Jaguar design DNA in its purest form, but now, looks more beautiful than ever with even more driver reward. Drivers have the options between a 4-6-8 cylinder options, all with eight-speed transmissions with full manual control.

The new F-TYPE also offers more driver-focused technology, including a reconfigurable, high-definition 12.3-inch TFT instrument cluster, Touch Pro infotainment system with Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ as standard and software-over-the-air functionality so future software updates can be made at the customer’s convenience without additional trips to the service center.

“State-of-the-art technologies together with luxurious materials and finishes deliver beauty with purpose in an interior which will delight driver and passenger alike even before the engine starts and the journey begins. Jaguar has been making sports cars for more than 70 years, and that rich heritage has inspired the team to create something truly extraordinary.”

Exterior

The proportions of the new F-Type are instantly recognizable, but there are a few key design enhancements that make this new F-Type a pure representation of Jaguar design language. 

  • Super-slim LED headlights with subtly updated ‘Calligraphy’ signature ‘J’ daytime running lights blend perfectly into the ‘liquid metal’ surfacing of the new clamshell hood.
  • The rear haunches enhance the vehicle’s inherently dramatic, purposeful form. The LED rear light clusters have been subtly updated too. Now slimmer, to match the headlights, they feature a bolder, ‘Chicane’ light graphic introduced by the all-electric I-PACE performance SUV. 
  • The bumpers are new, and introduce bolder surfaces with discreet signature graphics to enhance the overall design and provide greater differentiation across the model range, from the F-TYPE to the F-TYPE R-Dynamic to the F-TYPE R.
  • A new clamshell hood design sweeps elegantly back from the slimline LED headlights. 

And that’s just a few of the subtle, yet powerful updates made to the exterior of this iconic sports car for an overall more muscular tone form front to back.

Interior

Inside, the driver-focused ‘1+1’ cabin envelops the occupants with luxurious materials such as Windsor Leather, Suedecloth and Noble Chrome, while Jaguar craftsmanship is embodied in beautiful details such as monogram stitching on the seats and door trim.

Other updates to the elegant interior include:

  • the 12.3-inch reconfigurable HD TFT instrument cluster and Jaguar InControl® Touch Pro™ infotainment system
  •  12-inch reconfigurable HD TFT instrument cluster with graphics unique to the F-TYPE. This offers a choice of three display themes, including a full map. True to sportscar form, the default setting sports a large central tachometer.
  • the F-TYPE features Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ as standard13, along with software-over-the-air functionality

The intense eye for detail even touched the seatbelts (yes, you heard that right). The seat belt guides are finished with discreet ‘Jaguar Est. 1935 markings’, which are proudly repeated on the glove compartment release button surround. This subtle reference signifies the year the Jaguar name was first used by company founder Sir William Lyons to brand one of his beautiful cars.

Performance

A range of powerful, responsive engines in the 2021 F-TYPE includes four-, six- and eight-cylinder options with 296 hp, 380 hp and 575 hp respective outputs. All are matched to eight-speed Quickshift transmissions with full manual control capability using either the SportShift gear selector or the steering wheel-mounted paddles.

The new 2021 Jaguar F-Type will be available in an F-Type R configuration, F-Type R Dynamic, and F-Type core models. Learn more here.