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duPont Registry Awards Top Exotic Cars in Special Issue

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2006 Bentley GTC Named Best Convertible

St. Petersburg, Fla. - The duPont REGISTRY's Exotic Car Buyers Guide, the annual special issue solely focused on exotic vehicles from the top manufacturers in the world introduces eight "Best" Awards for 2007. This special issue features the best and newest in the market based on top speed, performance, head-turning body styling and value for the price chosen by the duPont REGISTRY(tm) editors, the leading experts on the luxury market. The experts also include their pros and cons for each vehicle. This exclusive list was developed in effort to assist buyers in their luxury purchasing as the shipments of new models arrive. The issue is available on newsstands September 26th featuring the 2007 Saleen S7 Twin Turbo on its cover.

"2007 is set to be a banner year for the exotic car marketplace, and these nine new models exemplify the highest standards in power, luxury, style, and overall performance," says Tom duPont, Publisher of the duPont REGISTRY. "The continuing expansion of the luxury and exotic car market is raising the consumers' need for the best during the buying process."

For 2007, the duPont REGISTRY's "Best" winners are: Best New Convertible - Bentley Continental GTC

As one of the top names in luxury automobiles, Bentley allows fans of the Continental GT to experience the same performance as the coupe with the freedom of the open air all around them. The 55,000 pound beauty with its ability to rocket from 0 to 60 in 4.8 seconds will surely be the defining convertible of 2007 with a list price of $189,990.

Best Exotic - Lamborghini Murciélago LP640

Intimidation and pure class come in one hot package with Lamborghini's new Murciélago LP640. Its sharp and head-turning design beautifully masks brute power as the new Murciélago lets the driver move from 0-60 mph in 3.9 seconds. The new updated version of this flagship vehicle for Lamborghini comes at an estimated price of $310,000 and has a 6.5-liter V-12 engine and a 640-bph horsepower that provides an incredible 494 lb-ft of torque.

Best New Exotic - Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano

With its 6-liter 611-bhp engine and ability to swiftly shift gears in as little as 100 milliseconds, this phenomenally gorgeous exotic with its slick and curvy frame is the ultimate in speed, style, and luxury. These specifications combined with its ability to move from 0-60 in just 3.6 seconds presents a package worthy of the estimated $255,000 sticker price.

Best Luxury Sedan - Maybach 57 S

Style and elegance join a sporty feel brought from stiffer suspension and a lower ride height. The leather interiors and shiny black exterior of the Maybach 57 S match the grace of its performance at a hefty $360,000.

Best Performance Sedan - BMW M5

A frontrunner from one of the leading luxury automobile manufacturers is featured as Best Performance Sedan. Frontal lobe steering allows this performance vehicle to cut curves and respond to varying road structure with grace and precision and has an estimated price tag of $82. It also offers a 50-liter V-10 engine and the performance expected from a BMW.

Best Performance Coupe - Porsche 911 Turbo

Accompanying its "Best Performance Coupe" award is the distinction of doing "everything so right" by the standards of the duPont REGISTRY. Jaw-dropping performance is an attribute of the 911's 3.6-liter twin turbo engine and a max torque of 460 lb-ft at just 1,950 rpm, allowing it to shoot from 0-60 mph in just 3.2 seconds! Proclaimed as "one of the supercar bargains of the decade", the Porsche 911 Turbo is offered at $123,000.

Best Luxury Coupe - Aston Martin DBS

The Aston Martin DBS will grace the silver screen in November as James Bond's new ride of choice in Casino Royale and be available for an estimated $195,000. A connoisseur of class and good taste, James Bond has it right when it comes to luxury coupes as the DBS offers its 6.0-liter V-12 engine, 20-inch alloys for sharp handling. Additionally, an aggressive body kit gives it a sexy look and makes it more than worthy of being sported by 007.

Best Bang for the Buck - Ford Shelby GT500

A classic returns in a big way as the new Ford Shelby GT500 offers a supercharged 5.4-liter V-8 with performance handling that makes this muscle car the perfect all-in-one package with a price tag of $42,975.

duPont Publishing, Inc., founded in 1984 and headquartered in St. Petersburg, Florida, publishes six luxury/lifestyle titles that reach individuals whose net worth significantly exceeds what is traditionally considered upscale. Current publications duPont REGISTRY A Buyers Gallery of Fine Automobiles®, duPont REGISTRY A Buyers Gallery of Fine Homes®, duPont REGISTRY A Buyers Gallery of Fine Boats®, duPont REGISTRY(tm) Celebrity car, duPont REGISTRY(tm) Exotic Car Buyers Guide, and duPont REGISTRY(tm) Tampa Bay. duPont Publishing also maintains an interactive website that provides thousands of luxury items for sale on the international marketplace at For any additional information, call 727-573-9339.