Seattle Auto Show Official Guide
ost of us will seldom,
if ever, be in the same
breathing space with wild-
ly expensive supercars. Once a year,
however, there’s one place — the
Seattle Auto Show — where you can
bask in the glow of the most revered
and coveted cars on the planet.
The indisputable headliner this
year is the Bugatti Veyron, the ulti-
mate supercar. Provided by Barrett-
Jackson and hosted by Park Place
Ltd., the Veyron will dazzle you with
its good looks and massive power.
When one wants to go 250 mph,
what better delivery system to use
than a 1,001-hp V-16?
McLaren is sending us its MP4-
C, rich in racing tradition and
as modern as today’s F1. Here’s a
quarter-million-dollar car that will
get you to your destination in com-
fort and style — and you can go 200-
plus mph getting there if you want.
Ferrari is bringing the new FF four-
seat speedster, the California, and the
Italia. Porsche has a new version
of the iconic 911; Lamborghini wants
you to see the 2013 550-2; Bentley
has the breathtaking Continental
GT V8; and Aston Martin has a new
Vantage to show you.
Supercars are attention-grabbers at show
Thanks to Barrett-
Jackson, producers of The
World’s Greatest Collector
Car Auctions, this year’s
show has a superstar: the
It’s considered the
world’s fastest production
sports car and, not sur-
prisingly, the most expen-
sive, with a sticker price
upwards of $1.5 million. A
cylinder engine creates
hp, a top speed of
mph and 0-60 in 2.47
seconds. What can one
do with that much power?
Well, the British TV show
Top Gear” pitted the
Veyron against a fighter jet.
Check out the winner on
It’s not all about the
power, of course. It has a
luxurious interior, a carbon-
fiber body, heated seats …
did we mention it’s so fast
that no other four-wheeled
conveyance can touch it?
could have made this ap-
pearance possible. For
more information on the
company, visit barrett
jackson.com. Park Place
Ltd. is hosting the Veyron
in its display on Luxury
Row — on the concourse
level where all the people
are gathered, breathing
BUGATTI VEYRON: A SUPERCAR FOR THE AGES
Above: Lamborghini 550-2. Below left: Lotus. Below right: Aston Martin.