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Expensive Cars

By Stephanie Dickinson, Tania McKenny, James Whitton

Stephanie Dickinson

on 19 May 2013

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Mercedes Benz cars have featured heavily in TV and movies throughout the years due to the cars style and status symbol of the wealthy. TV shows Dallas and Magnum PI which were broadcast in the 1980’s featured Mercedes Benz cars regularly. Other well-known movies such as Lethal Weapon 4, The Transporter, Man on Fire and two of the James Bond films including ‘Diamonds are Forever’ and Octopussy, the villains were driving Mercedes Benz. Songs have been written with Mercedes Benz in the lyrics and the most recognisable song is ‘Mercedes Benz’ by Janis Joplin. Princess Diana was the first Royal to ever drive her own car around London – it was a Mercedes Benz 600. The Pope mobile was a Mercedes Benz. American Country music Superstars, husband and wife, Tim McGraw and Faith Hills Mercedes Benz G55 orange body-kitted truck was listed for sale on eBay in 2007. EXPENSIVE CARS Aston Martin Origins Mercedes Benz Rolls Royce Ferrari Origins Flagship Models Flagship Model Origins Flagship Model Representation in Pop Culture Origins Flagship Model Representation in Pop Culture Robert Bamford and Lionel Martin founded Aston Martin in 1913 as ‘Bamford and Martin ltd’. After Martin had a successful run at the Aston hill climb in Buckinghamshire, England in 1914 were the name ‘Aston Martin’ was born. Within a year the first car had been built and registered with the new name. The Rolls Royce Silver Ghost was introduced in 1907. The car was originally powered by a 7.036 cc six-cylinder engine but it was increased to 7.428cc in 1909. It was first built in Royce’s Cooke Street factory. Production of the car ended in 1926 after 7874 cars were made. References
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http://www.astonmartin.com/007 Summary It seems clear that like people who enjoy fine wine or fine food, many people enjoy fine automobiles. It is apparent that when money is not an obstacle that the highest levels of luxury and performance, matched with similar levels of prestige and pedigree, produce cars that are some of the the most revered and desirable machines in the world. These types of cars are chosen on their company reputation rather than the practicality of the car. Introduction Have you ever dreamed of owning a car from a company that has a glowing reputation and is known for it's way of turning heads as you drive down a road and money is not an obstacle? Well this is a great read for you. Four of the most prestigious car company's have been broken down into their origins, flagship models, reputations in pop culture and their reputations for you to compare. All of these companies produce some of the most amazing automobiles in the world. Mercedes Benz Ferrari Aston Martin Rolls Royce Aston Martin Representation in Pop Culture Reputation Rolls Royce Reputation Ferrari Reputation Mercedes Benz Representation in Pop Culture References Ferrari Reputation sourced by

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http://www.classicandperformancecar.com/features/octane_features/228183/brains_vs_brawn.html Ferrari Testarossa – Miami Vice (TV), Ferrari 308 GTS – ‘Magnum P.I’, Ferrari 400 – ‘Rain Man’, Ferrari Mondial T and Ferrari F40 – ‘Scent of a Woman’, Ferrari 512 S – ‘Le Mans’, Ferrari 512BB – ‘Excess Baggage’, Ferrari F40 – ‘Joshua Tree’, Ferrari ENZO – ‘Charlie’s Angels’, Ferrari 550 Maranello – ‘Bad Boys 2’, Ferrari F355 Spider – ‘The Fast and the Furious’, Ferrari 360 Spider and F355 Spider – ‘2 Fast 2 Furious’, Ferrari 458 Italia – ‘Transformers 3’ Reputation Mercedes has the reputation of producing luxury cars for the past years. Mercedes Benz is a brand used throughout the world as luxury automobiles, buses, coaches and trucks. Since the beginning Mercedes has maintained a reputation of quality and durability. Mercedes famous logo is considered as a priced possession. Appendix Expensive Cars Sub Topics

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Group Member 1 Group Member 1: Stephanie Group Member 2: Tania Group Member 3: James Group Member 4: Candice Rolls Royce cars are described by Autoguide.com as having "Unsurpassed levels of comfort, the best interior materials and unparalleled exclusivity are hallmarks of Rolls-Royce cars". While reputations are a subjective topic as the view of Rolls Royce as the standard bearer of the luxury car is rarely in question. At the formation of the company in 1907 Rolls Royce set out to build the best cars in the world and by the 50's and 60's Rolls Royce became one of the cars of choice of the national leaders and royalty worldwide even producing the Phantom IV that had only 18 models ever produced all of which were delivered to royalty and heads of state. Aston Martin and James Bond have become one of the great duos in movie history. The partnership began in 1964 when Sean Connery first took the DB5 out in the third bond film, Goldfinger. Since then Aston Martins have graced 10 more Bond films across almost 50 years including in all 4 movies made in the last 10 years. While Aston Martins have been in numerous film and TV roles their significance pales in comparison to its role in the Bond films. Aston Martin has truly embraced the identity the James Bond films have bestowed on it as the quintessential gentleman's sports car. The car that helped Mercedes explode in the post war era was the 1954 300 SL Gullwing. The Gullwing transformed Mercedes image from one of high quality but boring into one of producing exciting cars for the rich and famous. Its revolutionary doors and stylish body become iconic and the Gullwing was ranked the no.5 sport car of all time. Mercedes have recently revived the the Gullwing doors int he latest incarnation of the 300SL as a tribute to its famous ancestor. Ferrari Spider Ferrari F40 Ferrari, when most people think of this word they think of two things: speed and sport. Ferrari is one of the most distinguished cars in history. Ferrari is the most successful team in the history of Formula 1. It is also just delicate a machine as it is the fast and furious sports car. The Aston Martin V12 Vanquish is the Flagship model without a doubt. The Vanquish is a high-performance luxury automobile designed for long-distance driving. It is a V12, 935cc motor with a 6 speed manual gear box. It was designed by Ian Callum, a British car designer who has worked for Ford, TWR, and is currently the Director of Design for Jaguar Cars. It featured in 2002 James Bond film, Die Another Day. This vehicle was produced between 2001 and 2005. Rolls-Royce Limited was created over a famous lunch in May 1904. Henry Royce, a successful engineer, struck a deal with Charles Rolls, owner of one of the first car dealerships. The rest is history. The ensuing series of two, three, four and six cylinder cars broke the mould for engineering and craftsmanship. Group Member 4: Candice did not contribute as we did not receive any feed back from her at all throughout the assignment. We divided her parts between the rest of the group as shown in the table by putting the new group members number in brackets next to Candice's parts in the table. Rolls Royce was once the car of the established conservative ruling classes. In recent years however Pop culture figures such as rockers and rappers have adopted the Rolls Royce as a status symbol. Owners have included such names as John Lennon, Michael Jackson, David Beckham and 50 Cent. In a recent list of 15 most popular cars for Rappers to own Rolls Royce occupied both the 9 and the 3 spots with the Ghost and the Phantom models Aston Martin had the reputation of being a gentleman's sports car. When getting into an Aston Martin you are spoilt for comfort as well as speed. Aston Martin has developed into automotive icon, heritage,authentic craftmanship and a marque synopymous with luxary. Aston Martins reputaion skyrocketed again after James Bond Casino Royale sported one of their sport cars. The godfather and iconic figure of Ferrari was an italian ex-racing driver named Enzo Ferrari. Enzo was described as agitator of men"by some and a master psychologist by others as he was always looking to get the most from his teams and workers. The first cars to wear the Ferrari name and famous prancing horse logo were Alfa Romeos but once Enzo and his team got hold of them they were transformed into the stylish and successful racing cars we associate with the name Ferrari to this day.
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http://www.autoevolution.com/mercedes-benz/history/ Karl Benz and Gottlieb Daimler developed an archetype of the modern engine in 1886, their engine was not a result of team-work but of independent research and development. Although they both lived in Southern Germany, they never actually met, if historical accounts are to be believed. A large number of cars would be ordered in exchange for a name change from Daimler to Mercedes. Ever since, Mercedes-Benz cars have been some of the best cars in the world, standing as symbols of flawless quality and cutting edge engineering. In 1987 Enzo Ferrari celebrated his 40th anniversary at the helm of his eponymous sports car operation by launching the F40, a racing car destined for the road. He produced a limited-production flagship Ferrari to take the fight to Porsche and win. With a claimed top speed of 201mph and a 0-60mph time of 3.7 seconds, Ferrari grabbed the Fastest Car in the World crown. Rolls Royce in Pop Culture Sources



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