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A COMPARISON OF TWO CARS I WOULD
LIKE TO OWN ONE DAY:
Presented by: Brenny Souza
Project 15: Buying Your First
Car
June 8th, 2011
THE ASTON MARTIN DBS
An English Car
VS.
THE MASERATI GRANTURISMO
An Italian Car
Let’s look at the Aston Martin DBS
I would really love to own this car because I am a big fan of James Bond. Ever
since I was little, I always wanted to be like James Bond; therefore, I thought
the only close way I can achieve that is by buying my own Aston Martin. But
all in all, it is such a beautiful car, an perfectly designed by professional car
designers that really show their love to the car. It is such a great car for men
to own and I would hope to won one when I am older so that I can make good
impressions to others while still pretending to be James Bond!
Safety Features of the Aston Martin DBS
Safety Features Include:
o 4-wheel anti-lock braking system w/electronic brake force
distribution & brake assist
o Dynamic stability control w/track mode
o Traction control
o Side impact door beams
o Driver & passenger dual-stage airbags
o Front side impact airbags
o Tire pressure monitor system
o Parking assist front & rear sensors
Technology and Entertainment Features of the Aston
Martin DBS
The Aston Martin is a car equipped with lots of great technology and entertainment. Listed below are
some of its features:
o Power heated sport bucket seats
o Semi-aniline leather seat trim
o Tilt/telescopic steering column w/steering wheel mounted audio & iPod controls
o Trip computer
o Front floor mats
o Power door locks w/remote keyless entry & central locking
o Power windows
o Remote control trunk release
o Cruise control
o Anti-theft alarm system w/immobilizer
o Satellite navigation system w/hard drive
o Air conditioning w/automatic climate control system
o Rear window defogger
o Auxiliary power outlet
o Auto-dimming rearview mirror - integrated garage door opener
o LED map lights
o Driver/passenger visor vanity mirrors
o Trunk mounted umbrella w/holder
These features are important to me because these features help make the driver and passengers
comfortable and will know that driving in an Aston Martin will be the best thing they will ever do,
especially to own the car too.
Specifications of the Aston Martin DBS
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Vehicle Name: DBS
Body Style: 2 Door Coupe
Transmission: Rear Wheel Drive
Classification: Mini compact
Passenger Capacity: 2
Weight: 3737 lbs
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Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx.: 20.5 gal
Fuel Economy Est - Combined (MPG): 13
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG): 11
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG): 17
Engine Type: Gas V12
Fuel System: Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM: 510 @ 6500
SAE Net Torque @ RPM: 420 @ 5750
Handling:
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Trans Type: 6
Trans Description: Manual
Tons/year of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year: 14.3
Front Tire Size: P245/35R20
Rear Tire Size: P295/30R20
Front Wheel Size: 20 x 8.5 inch
Rear Wheel Size: 20 x 11 inch
Front Wheel Material: Aluminum
Rear Wheel Material: Aluminum
Steering:
o Steering Type: Speed Sensitive Power Rack & Pinion
o Brake Type: Power
o Brake ABS System: 4-Wheel
Length, Width, Height:
o Length, Overall: 185.9 gal
o Width, Max w/o mirrors: 75.0 inch
o Height, Overall: 50.4 inch
City vs. Highway Miles Per Gallon of the
Aston Martin…
City MPG –
12 Mile Per Gallon
Highway MPG –
18 Miles Per Gallon
Average price per gallon of gas Regular: $3.78
Midgrade: $3.89
Premium: $4.02
Average Miles per week I drive –
25 Miles
Total weekly gas bill –
$7.88/ $8.00 rounded up
Now lets look at the Maserati
The reason why I want one own this car is no little then the fact that almost
every rich man should own an Italian Sports car. It is high quality car that
allows you to ride smoothly while still having the feeling of being in a
sports car. I am a big fan of all sorts of sports cars, but the Maserati really
seems to stand out the most. I feel that the car symbolizes man hood, and
power to those who deserve. When people see me driving this car, they’ll
think to themselves, “Wow! This must be powerful and wealthy!” Good
impressions are always helpful in life.
Safety Features of the Maserati
The safety rating of the Maserati is a 7/10. Below are some of the important
safety features this car has:
Safety Features
o Anti-lock braking system (ABS) w/electronic brake distribution (EBD)
o Traction control
o Stability control
o 6 airbags: front driver & passenger 2-stage airbags, front/rear side &
o window airbags
o Rear park sensors
o Front/rear seatbelts w/automatic safety locks
o Child seat ISOFIX attachment
Technology and Entertainment Features of the
Maserati
Interior Features
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heated front bucket seats
Ventilated leather upholstery
Interior highlights
Folding front armrests w/illuminated storage compartment
Front & rear storage
Mounted clock
3-spoke black leather sports steering wheel
Power open-assist doors & trunk
On/off alarm system, lock/unlock doors
Power windows
Cruise control
Power parking brake
Alarm system
Dual-zone automatic climate control
Rear window defogger
Auto-dimming rearview mirror
Folding rear armrests
Illuminated locking glove box
Cup holders 2 front/2 rear
Auxiliary power outlets
Rear coat hook
Side storage compartments for rear passengers
Specifications of the Maserati
Summary o Body Style: 2 Door Coupe
o Drivetrain: Rear Wheel Drive
Vehicle o EPA Classification: Subcompact Cars
Interior Dimensions o Passenger Capacity: 4
o EPA Greenhouse Gas Score: 1
Mileage o Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG): 15
o EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG): 13
o EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG): 20
o Engine Type: Gas V8
Transmission o Trans Type: 6
o Trans Description Cont.: Automatic
Tires o Front Tire Size: P245/40ZR19
o Rear Tire Size: P285/40ZR19
Wheels o Front Wheel Size (in): 19 x - TBD o Rear Wheel Size (in): 19 x - TBD Steering o Steering Type: Power
o Brake Type: Power
o Brake ABS System: 4-wheel
Fuel Tank o Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx. (gal): 22.7
Exterior Dimensions o Length, Overall (in): 192.2
o Width, Max w/o mirrors (in): 75.4
o Height, Overall (in): 53.3
City vs. Highway miles Per Gallon of the
Maserati
City MPG:
13 MPG
Highway MPG:
20 MPG
Average price per gallon of gas:
Regular - $3.781
Diesel - $3.940
Premium - $4.1591
Average miles per week I drive:
50 miles per week
Total weekly gas bill:
$10.37
Final Costs
An Aston Martin DBS will cost me
about $268,660
A Maserati Gran Turismo will cost
me about $118,900
THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME!

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