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Believe it or not the U.S. Department of Homeland Security does more than just waste travelers’ time at airports, confiscating toothpaste and books of matches. The government organization actually has a hand to play in the presidential limo, which is expected to be replaced by the time our next commander in chief takes office in 2017.
A new year is around the corner, and with every new year comes change. Numerous new models will be added to dealerships across the country, while for 2012 many other models will disappear.
From the Mazda RX-8 to the Honda Element, there are quite a few vehicles we’re going to miss and hope that successors come our way. Other models that caught our interest that will be disappearing from production include the Volvo V50, Cadillac DTS, BMW X6 ActiveHybrid and Ford‘s good ‘ol Ranger.
And at the list of not-so-interesting, but worth mentioning are the Mitsubishi Endeavor, Mazda Tribute, Chevrolet HHR and Ford’Crown Victoria. Oh yeah, and as we mentioned before, Tesla’s Roadster will be gone too.
With his vast wealth, he can afford to buy any kind of car he wishes to have. So some might be surprised to learn that he is an avid American car fan. To be more precise, he prefers Cadillacs.
Bulgari owns quite a few Cadillacs, and most of them are classic models from the 1930′s to the 1970′s. He also owns some of their newer models like the CTS wagon and the CTS-V sedan. He also owns an XLR-V with a custom Bulgari speedometer designed by the same people who does his watches.
Now Mr. Bulgari will be adding another new Cadillac to his stable, the very last DTS to roll off the production line. Commenting on his latest purchase, Bulgari said; “It’s the quality. I like the DTS because it’s a great sedan. It’s the last of an era. I thought it would be wonderful to own the last Northstar in a DTS. It’s one of the best engines ever designed, reliable and a performer.”
This is not the first time he bought a last off the line product from General Motors, he also owns the last Buick Riviera coupe ever made.
If you’ve forgotten about the Cadillac STS, well, we won’t judge you. Quite honestly, we forgot about this snooze-tastic sedan, priced above its smaller CTS sibling while offering very little in the way of compelling reasons to buy it.
The Northstar V8 disappears and the 3.6L V6 is the sole engine option, making 302 horsepower and 272 lb-ft of torque. You can still get all-wheel drive, but the 469 horsepower STS-V will not appear since its death at the end of 2009. A Platinum trim will also be available, and feature 18″ wheels, an Alcantara headliner and an interior swathed in leather trim.
Pricing will start at $47,280, and can climb all the way up to $65,000. Good luck, Cadillac dealers!