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 Summary: o o o o o o Vehicle Name: DBS Body Style: 2 Door Coupe Transmission: Rear Wheel Drive Classification: Mini compact Passenger Capacity: 2 Weight: 3737 lbs Gas/Mileage: o o o o o o o o 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: o o o o o o o o o 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 o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o 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!