Capitalizing on the 911’s rich rally-winning history, Porsche introduced its 2023 911 Dakar at the Los Angeles Auto Show. Porsche’s new overland 911 version – reflecting road testing of Dakar prototypes over 300,000 miles, including 6,000 off-road miles – is based on the Carrera 4 GTS, and equipped with a 473-hp twin-turbo flat-six, eight-speed PDK automatic transmission and all-wheel drive, capable of 0-60 in 3.2 seconds. Porsche plans to build only 2,500 911 Dakars, with a starting price of $220,000 in the U.S. and plenty of options to take that higher.
The new Rolls-Royce battery-powered “Spectre,” arriving in late 2023, provides a “magic carpet ride” of luxury. In fact, the Spectre’s suspension uses an array of cameras and sensors to “read” the road surface ahead and preemptively adjust the ride on the go. Pricing is expected to be over $400,000, and orders are already coming in.
The Mercedes SL has been that marque’s luxury-performance flagship for nearly 70 years, and the all-new 2022 Mercedes-AMG SL is the model’s seventh generation. The new SL has 2+2 seating, with all-wheel drive and a return to a soft top after two decades of retractable hardtops. Pricing starts at $137,400 and can zoom toward $200,000. If you’ve not looked at an SL in a while, this one deserves close inspection.
Come along on a virtual road trip around Colorado. This drive includes the towns of Boulder, Nederland, Lyons, and sites such as Carousel of Happiness, Oskar Blues and the Rocky Mountains. Plus, roads Highway 36, Peak To Peak Highway 72 and Colorado State Highway 7. All in a 1969 Jaguar.
Celebrating its 25th anniversary, the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance in Florida stands as one of the finest collector-car events in North America. This year, auction houses include RM Sotheby’s, Gooding & Company and Bonhams, plus plenty of events from the Concours D’Elegance and Porsche Club of America.
In this inaugural edition of our new publication — featuring members of Premier’s family – we pay tribute to Doug Ewing, our Sales Vice President. Over the past 20 years, Doug has provided the professional guidance, energy and humor that have been essential ingredients in company’s success. Read Doug’s story.