Friday, April 27, 2007

Amazing car driven by TV's "Bachelor" not sold here

I was watching “The Bachelor” on television when my boyfriend spotted that gorgeous sports car bachelor Andy drives. He would really like to know what it is and if he can go someplace in Colorado Springs or Colorado to see one up close. Can you help?
- Tammy

ANSWER: It’s quite a vehicle, a Saleen S7 Twin Turbo, considered one of the fastest cars in the world. It can hit 200 mph or possibly more, and goes from 0 to 60 in 3 seconds. Horsepower: 750. The gull-wing doors, which open up instead of out, are reminiscent of the DeLorean.

Now, have your boyfriend sit down for the big one, the price tag: a new Saleen S7 is $602,000 and the bachelor’s super-duper one could run as high as $1 million.

It’s sort of the ultimate in product placement. Steve Saleen, founder of Saleen Inc., let the Jeep-owner bachelor drive the car on the show, taught him how to handle the performance vehicle and introduced his new School of Speed when the bachelor and bachelorettes went on the driving course with 550-horsepower Saleen S281 Extremes. For a time the Saleens were sold at two John Elway Lamborghini dealerships in the Denver area, but they moved them to a different location. Now, you and your boyfriend will have to take a field trip to Scottsdale, Ariz., to see them. For info and photos:


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