2006 New York Auto Show Coverage by TCC Team (4/10/2006)
Maserati Opening Driving School
Master Maserati provides instruction in proper performance driving in order to achieve a fluid relationship between the driver and his or her car. That way the Maserati drivers learn to get the most from their car and themselves, Maserati says.
will be limited to 18 participants and will be divided into smaller groups to
make sure that everyone gets the maximum teaching experience. Master Maserati is
open to both Maserati owners and any enthusiast interested in learning driving
skills on the Road Atlanta racetrack, with support from
Saleen Tunes Parnelli Jones Mustang
Parnelli Jones Mustang
why the Parnelli Jones Mustang will only be available in Grabber orange, while
it also has details that also go back to the famous Boss 302. They include the
unique front fascia, racing style air dam, hood pins, a black striped “shaker”
hood, a black trunk deck and 302 side stripes. A trunk insert license plate with
chrome trim, badging and decals (including Parnelli’s racing number 15) are
there too, but the decals are of a static cling, instant-off type. The interior
features racing seats, a nostalgic IP, an oil temperature gauge and race
Limited Edition is equipped with a Saleen-tuned suspension—in this case, a Watts
linkage suspension derived from racing—and performance gear such as shocks,
springs, brakes and high-performance Pirelli 275/40-19s up front and 285/40-19s
in the rear. Under the hood sits the new Saleen-tuned 302-cid V-8 that produces
370 hp and 370 lb-ft of torque. The V-8 will be mated to a five-speed gearbox
and gets a 3.73 rear differential.
special edition is limited to 499 units. Saleen will build 500, but Parnelli
Jones gets # 001. The Mustang will be available at Saleen dealers and will be
priced in the range of $55,000-$60,000.
Outlander Arrives in
2007 Mitsubishi Outlander
Outlander will be equipped with a 220-hp 3.0-liter V-6 engine that delivers
maximum torque at 1900 rpm and is mated to a six-speed Sportonic transmission
with steering wheel paddle shifters.
The new Outlander has a flexible interior that seats seven, five or two. The load floor is very low, and while the two rear rows fold flat, the Outlander also sports a flat-fold tailgate.
drive is standard; optional electronically controlled four-wheel drive offers a
driver-configurable system that changes modes at the turn of a knob. The new car
will be offered in other markets such as
BMW Z4 Coupe
brought the Z4 Coupe to
Coupe 3.0si features a new six-cylinder engine with 255 hp and 220 lb-
The Z4 M
Coupe shares a lot of parts of the current M3, such as the 330-hp in-line six
and its suspension. With the 3.2-liter engine the Z4M Coupe sprints in just
under 5 seconds from zero to
A price for the Z4 M Coupe has not been announced yet. The Z4 Coupe 3.0si will be priced at $40,795 including destination charge. Production of the Coupe will start on May 1st.