When you buy a car you want to trust that everything’s going to run smoothly, the way it is meant to be. And there’s one manufacturer that has been doing it the “way it is meant to be” for almost the past two decades. This standalone manufacturer in the dependability category is Lexus.
When it comes to dependability, the world knows that winning the JD Power award is the apex. This year Lexus again took the top spot in J.D. Power’s 2014 U.S. Vehicle Dependability Study – now three straight years. The Japanese auto maker has averaged 40 fewer problems per 100 vehicles than the second closest manufacturer, and that’s a lot. The 2014 Lexus ES, LS, GS, GX and RX won individual awards as well, each coming in top of their class. Although Lexus lost the top ranking in 2009-11, it had been on top of the survey for 14 years before that. All this being said, the Lexus brand stands as the cornerstone of quality and dependability in the automotive industry. Lexus’ constant “Pursuit of Perfection”, partnered with its penchant for innovation, has helped this automaker establish itself as quality manufacturer. Their vehicles exude class, comfort, efficiency and most of all dependability.
If you are looking for a car that is made to be more reliable than any other on the road, then you should check-out the impressive inventory of new and pre-owned Lexus vehicles at Lexus Plano or Lexus Grapevine.
If you follow Park Place on Facebook and are a fan of the Autobots, then you just might recognize a familiar face(or grille) when Transformers 4 hits the big screen today. In a recent visit to the Park Place Premier Collection, Bugatti brought along a beautiful two-toned blue Bugatti Vitesse. We were surprised and excited to find out later that this was the exact vehicle that was used to film what we can assume will be some very intense movie magic!
Transformers: Age of Extinction hits theaters today, June 27th, as the fourth installment of the epic saga with a lineup of cars and stars that could very well set the fourth film far apart from its predecessors. One major automotive addition that runs alongside Optimus Prime and Bumblebee is the beautiful two tone blue Bugatti Vitesse that made an appearance right here at the Park Place Premier Collections. In case you’ve forgotten your French 101, Vitesse means speed or velocity, and some of our clients had the exciting opportunity to test it out around Dallas. We are all excited to see what Michael Bay has in store for this forth movie and what he can do with the fastest production machine in the world. If you have the desire to build your own Bugatti Vitesse on the Park Place website, click here and let your imagination run wild. To learn more about the world’s finest automobile maker check out the Park Place Bugatti Dallas website.
Formula-One Grand Prix races are sporting events incomparable to any automotive event we praise this side of the Atlantic. With the finest machines on the globe hugging every corner and zooming through winding curves at speeds of up to 240mph, all while being surrounded by miles of adoring fans, Formula-One races are one extreme spectacle . They are events that very rarely make their way state side for the average American to experience in person. Now, with Circuit the of Americas, the first track in the United States ever built for the purpose of running these magnificent races, every American who finds themselves with a thirst for watching the world’s fastest and most talented drivers combat each other under the Texas sunshine has a chance to.
This year the Circuit of the Americas will run the 2014 US Grand Prix on October 31- November 1. As if spending Halloween on Austin’s famous 6th street wasn’t excitement enough, then waking up and going to watching one of the premier sporting events in the world on top of that should seal the deal. The tickets for this event are available through your official Dallas McLaren Dealer with a wide range of packages and experiences available for any kind of race fan. McLaren looks to make quite a splash at this year’s F1 USGP, following up a win in Austin at the 2012 USGP and a solid showing in last year’s race. For a quick, all-inclusive run down of the Circuit of the Americas track, Formula-One cars and the McLaren team through the eyes of Jay Leno, watch the video below.
For those of you who are not as astute in the storied past of Formula-One racing, McLaren has a history in the sport that is almost second to none. They take this same lineage of excellence on the track and bring it to the street with every production car made entirely by hand – the McLaren 650S and 650S Spider. To experience these amazing cars up-close and in-person, come by McLaren Dallas, part of the Park Place Premier Collection. If you aren’t looking for a new set of wheels but are intrigued by the chance of a life time to experience Formula-One racing under the Texas sun, then check out the ticket options offered by McLaren through McLaren Dallas here.
Do you ever wonder what it feels like to make it? It is that sudden sense that everything is in order, like all the stars aligned for you at that moment in time. Many people search all their life for that feeling. When you sit behind the wheel of the 2014 Maserati GranTurismo and you push “start”, the sudden purr of the hand crafted Italian V8 engine immediately summons the goose bumps to cover your skin. You get that feeling, that “wow, Mom, look I made it” feeling.
I got the privilege to find myself behind the wheel of one the other day along with getting the chance to explore a city that was so close to home yet felt far away, Fort Worth. As I drove the new 2014 Maserati Ghibli through the streets of Fort Worth’s iconic stockyards while having longhorns and beautiful stallions prance beside me it felt oddly fitting. To have this masterpiece from the Mediterranean rolling around the streets of a place where the Wild West is forever incarnate from the millions of hoofs and horse shoes that have galloped along those very streets. Fort Worth is a city that’s not flashy, it isn’t a place that screams glamor but at the same time it has this wonderful nostalgia that roams the streets. From the Kimble to Will Rodgers hall to 7th street and the river everything about the city just seems to make you feel welcomed and warm.
Maybe it’s the Texas charm and being born and raised in Dallas that is something I know quite a lot about but the charm coming from the people and places in Fort Worth has a different ring to it. It is almost as if the there is an extra added hint of humbleness to the already overstated Texas sized pride we all take on from being a part of this state.
That same feeling of humble excellence is the feeling you get when you take a Maserati over the Trinity River Bridge. It gives you a soft simile like you are getting a pat on the back for a long day’s hard work .The Maserati and Fort Worth have an almost Yin-Yang way of meshing together perfectly. The combination together perfectly defines this image of cow town luxury and as you turn the corner to receive a gentle tip of the cowboy hat from the man on his horse toward you in the pearl white Italian sports car you just know that this is the place where an automobile like this belongs.
Driving around a masterpiece of machinery like the 2014 Maserati GranTurismo or its four door counterparts the 2014 Quattroporte and the 2014 Ghibli is an experience that’s words sometimes fail to do justice to but I tried to do my best. Although if my words did not seem to be sufficient then I urge you to go check out the brand new Park Place Maserati Fort Worth and see what it feels like for yourself.
Everyone always wonders what the future will be like, from small children drawing space ships to grown adults that construct Sci-Fi blockbusters, everyone wants to know what the future has in store. When it comes to modes of transportation in the future, the ideas of teleportation, personal space crafts or flying cars are always among the first to be thrown into the mix, but the visionaries at Mercedes-Benz seem to have a slightly different idea and for the much more immediate future.
With ground breaking technology that involves massive amounts of electrically generated torque by four contact permanent-magnet synchronous electric motors that spin to 13,000 rpm and through a axially arranged transmission, the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Electric is the world’s first fully electric supercar.
The Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Electric Drive turns out with 750 hp and 738 lb-ft of torque, with all the twist obtainable from a standstill. The super car manages to do it all while having zero carbon emissions at a sticker price of $538,000. In comparison, the new-for-2014 petroleum-powered SLS AMG GT churns out 583 hp and 489 lb-ft. Mercedes-Benz asserts that the electrified SLS will hit 62 mph in 3.9 seconds before topping out at an electronically limited 155. The vehicles might look the same on the outside but under their shells the cars are totally different animals.
The Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Electric Drive set a new speed record for a production electric car at the Nurburgring; the electric AMG super sports car mastered the legendary track in under 8 minutes. “Mercedes-AMG is the first vehicle manufacturer which makes it possible to circle the Nordschleife in less than eight minutes with an electrically powered series production vehicle,” said the automaker in a statement.
With three driving modes: comfort, sport and sport plus the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Electric Drive is a piece of technology that can satisfy any driver. At a top speed of 155 mph in sport plus mode the car is still as quiet as a collegiate library during the summer time. With the gas pedal on the floor-board, breaking records at the world’s trickiest race tracks, the loudest noises are the fans blowing cool air on your face as beads of adrenaline fueled sweat roll down your face from sitting in the driver seat of the car of the future. While emissions level requirements are being raised all around the globe and there being a global emphasis on protecting/preserving our environment, this rechargeable masterpiece is the perfect answer to the question of whether not the super car can survive in such conditions.
If the sports car purist in you is screaming to get behind the wheel of a machine meant for speed and hugging curves, but your practical side says buying a two seated speed machine is just not a smart move – well then you are going to be just fine. With the release of Porsche’s newest vehicle, the Porsche Macan, your inner speed demon and responsible parent sides can find a common ground in the driver’s seat of this amazing new machine. The Macan is the new brother of its enormously successful predecessor the Cayenne. Although the Macan is the new kid on the block, and definitely the smaller member of the family when it comes to cabin size, it still packs a punch the way only a SUV by Porsche can.
The Macan S comes barreling in with a 340-hp, 3.0-liter twin-turbo V-6 with all-wheel drive and a seven-speed transmission to ensure that even though there might be a back seat full of happy meals and soccer equipment, you still feel the power of driving a Porsche. The Macan is the perfect fusion of performance and utility: it maintains the essence of a sport car while not skimping on the comfort or function of an SUV. And with a base asking price just south of $50,000, this perfect package is also surprisingly affordable.
Looking for even more power and performance? Come by Porsche Dallas and take a test drive the Macan Turbo – a total track tempest that hauls tail and a couple of golf bags.. The Macan is available now at Park Place Porsche Dallas.
For more reviews and run downs of the Macan, check out these articles by some of the most trusted publications in the industry: Autoweek, Motor Trend and Car and Driver.
3, 2, 1, go. You feel it – those chills down the back of your spine, goose bumps cover your skin, the hair on the back of your neck raises. You feel that lethal combination of nervous and excited, then all at once the rush hits you. Adrenaline pumping through your veins from a sound that runs through the memories of your childhood when you used to watch your older brother and his friends tinker with and race cars.
It is a sound like the roar of the king of the jungle, but at the same time is unmistakable as a man’s machine. It is that sweet purr your ears are blessed with when you press the gas pedals to the floor board. When you sit behind the steering wheel of a Porsche, place your heavy foot on the pedal until the floor pushes back at you, the sensation is intensified tenfold and the people at Porsche know that.
That is why the good people of Porsche have created the Porsche Exhaust Sound Bites/ Audio Clips. They provide a chance for anyone who wants to experience the hair raising sensation of hearing the roar of a wide variety of the legendary automakers’ vehicles’ exhaust systems. Go ahead click around. Enjoy the almost sensual sound of a Porsche 911 Carrera (997) or listen to the smooth scream of the Boxster 981.
If just hearing the sound isn’t good enough for you or simply hearing it is music to your ears leaving you wanting more or maybe even wanting one of your own, you should come by Porsche Dallas located on 6113 Lemmon Ave Dallas, TX 75209. Here you can see, hear and feel any one of Porsche’s moving works of art in person. We have nation’s largest selection on new Porsche cars for sale and are the number one used Porsche dealer in the country.
We promise to provide you with an unrivaled world class experience in customer service at Park Place Porsche Dallas.
Click on the vehicle exhaust image to hear each Porsche exhaust system in action.
Porsche Boxster 981
Porsche 911 Carrera (997)
Porsche 911 Carrera (991)
Porsche Cayenne S