February’s Car of the month is this yellow 2006 Porsche Cayman S.

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Bumble Bee Cayman

The San Antonio local brought us the car with the hopes we could visual change a few things and perform one of our signature auto details making the Porsche standout a little more and personalize it to the owners taste.

Normally covered and only visible during service the 3.4-liter version of Porsche’s M96 flat-six engine family from the Boxster and the 911 is tweaked to deliver 295 hp and 255 lb-ft of torque and is something the owner wanted detailed painted and a clear engine cover installed.  We also added some hidden lighting in the engine bay for displaying the detailed work at night time.

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Cayman Motor with clear cover installed

The interior originally gray and black was updated.  The seats and center console were removed striped and refinished to match the speed yellow color of the exterior of the Cayman.  Xpel Carbon Film was applied to the back of the seats, shifter bezel and to a large trim piece located just behind the engine bay.

Outside the Cayman the paint received one of Concours Auto Salon’s signature 4 step paint corrections.  The process removes all swirls, light scratches and halos leaving the paint work crystal clear, glossy and  ready for wax or a paint sealant.  Concours Auto Salon added some LED lighting to the front of the Cayman creating white driving lights and

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Detailed Interior

amber turn signals.  At the back of the Cayman we tint

ed the tail lights to keep with the black and yellow Bumble Bee look and applies more of Xpel’s Carbon Film to the spoiler.

The modifications Concours Auto Salon performed combined with the blacked out wheels, black stripes, the carbon fiber mirrors, perfectly polished paint and detailed interior really make the Cayman a head turner.

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Front-engine, grand-touring machines have a fairly specific pecking order, and the 599 is already on top, trumping most of its competitors in power, handling and looks.  This 2010 Ferrari painted Nero Black with black leather interior, highlighted with red stitching and carbon fiber accents was recently at Concours Auto Salon.  Standard features for this 599 are a 4 Cam 12 cylinder power plant producing  611 hp!  Transmission is the F1 super fast sequential 6 speed. Carbon ceramic brakes are used to slow this Prancing stallion.  Additional upgrades provided by the factory are red calipers polished challenge rims and a Bose HiFi sound system.

To see touch and feel this beautiful Ferrari in person is a treat to say the least.  The owner brought us the 599 looking to have it protected with Paint Protection Film (clear bra) window film and give the paint a top notch polish.

Services Done

Xpel Premium Paint protection Film was applied to the entire front bumper with an Xpel’s bikini kit  applied to the fenders and hood.  We also applied Paint Protection Film to the lower rockers, wheel openings and door edges.  We installed  Johnson window tint to the side glass as well as a one piece installation to the back window. The final step for the Ferrari was to have the paint polished. We preformed a three step process to remove scratches and residual sanding marks left behind by the Ferrari Factory.

Concours Auto Salon San Antonio truly appreciates the opportunity to provide our services to the owner of this fine vehicle.

With the new year came a new Paint Protection Film (clear Bra) from  Xpel Technology’s. This film is consider a premium film and has a premium look to it.  Texture that you normally see with paint protection film is almost nonexistent with this film and the clarity is great.  Another great feature of this film is it’s ease of installation. adhesive disturbances are keep to a minimum even when stretched.  Concours Auto Salon is offering this new premium film installed for the price of standard film.

We recently installed this new film on a 2008 Ford Mustang and a 2009 Mercedes SL 65  The Mustang received the traditional Bikini cut Hood Fenders and a bumper wrap.  When we installed the film we were intentionally very rough with it just so we could see how it preformed and how it looked.  As you can see from the pictures below it looked really good. Even the customer had trouble finding the film on the front of his vehicle.

For the Mercedes we went all out.  With the help of Regan from Xpel we did a bulk wrap for the hood, complete pre cut full fender kit, full door kit, full rocker panel kit  and a complete front bumper. The grills on the hood were removed as

well as the Mercedes emblem. All edges for these panels that were protected were warped. This means that the film doesn’t stop at the edge.  It’s wrapped around and anchored so visible seams are reduced.  The total installation took over 6 hours. with a 24 hour resting period to make sure that the edges were anchored and not lifting.

If your looking to have your Ferrari, Maserati, Porsche, Corvette or daily driver protected from the ravages of the road then Xpel Paint Protection Film might just be for you.  It comes with a 7 year warranty and if installed by Concours Auto Salon you will have a life time installation guarantee.

2011 is here San Antonio! Alot of people including get that new car itch about this time of the year.  The dealers are offering all kinds of sweet sounding deals and some of the new models look amazing.  The new Ford Mustang Gt with the 5.0 motor is what I’ve been eying.  The cautious people will be wondering what the future of our economy will be and are willing to hang on to their older vehicle that is paid for or about to be paid off.  What ever decision you choose Concours auto salon can restore, preserve and protect your vehicle.

If you chose to purchase a “New Car” Concours Auto Salon offers Xpel paint protection film to preserve and protect the front of your new vehicle from rock chips and sand blasting.  Paint protection film (clear bra) can be applied to almost any area of the vehicle but is common on the front portion of the hood, fenders and mirrors as well as the bumper. The new film that Xpel just released looks great and is hardly detectable.  Of course you will want your windows tinted. You purchased a cool car  why not make it look a little cooler and feel cooler inside with some professionally installed Johnson Window Film.  If you want more protection for your paint then just a wax you should consider having Concours Auto Salon apply Optimum Polymer Technology’s “Opti-Coat” 3 Year Paint Sealant. It truly protects the paint for up to 3 years and never needs waxing.  The key to getting the most out of your new car is to protect it so that it can give you years of service and look amazing while doing it and this is what all these products and services can do.

If you chose to hang onto that reliable paid for vehicle then you can still have that new car feeling with a complete makeover at Concours Auto Salon.  You can start with a complete detail that’s more then just a hand wash and hand wax.  Concours auto Salon offers the most comprehensive detail in San Antonio.  Compressed air, hot vapor steam and a chemical free extraction of all dirt and debris is how we clean and sanitize your interior.  Then your leather, plastic and vinyl pieces are treated with conditioners that provide UV protection.

The outside of you vehicle will be gently washed and clayed removing all dirt and contaminates readying it for some mild to hardcore polishing depending what you want done and what the vehicles paint needs.  After we have shined the paint to a just like new or better condition we will clean your windows, wheels, wheel wells, doorjambs and trunk.  We top off the whole job with a paint sealant that protects and locks in the new found shine your paint has for up to nine months.  Or you may want the added protection of the Opti-Coat.  What ever you chose your car will look amazing.

You can finish off the job by having all those door ding and small dings removed by our paintless dent repair experts. we also offer a lifetime guarantee on all of our paintless dent repairs.

What ever you chose to do for transportation during the new year Concours Auto Salon can help you correct it and protect it making you car “Look Smell And Feel Like New” longer.

November’s car of the month is this beautiful BMW X5 M.  The customer upgraded the wheels with a set of stealth looking HRE’s in flat black. At the shop We added a custom Xpel Paint Protection film kit to protect the from from high speed rock chips.  We also cleaned, polished and protected the paint with Optimum Polymer Technology’s Opti- Coat 3 Year coating system.

The customer chose The X5M over the Porsche Cayenne due o the performance and cost difference of the vehicles.  The X5 M giving him the most bang for the buck.

BMW’s X5 received a complete redesign a couple of years ago, growing a bit and really coming into its own as the leader of the luxury SUV segment.  The M Sport bits go well here, BMW carries over the M theme from its 3 and 5 series, leaving the exterior of the car mostly unchanged and highlighted by tasteful M bits rather than being over burdened by too many sporty design details.
The X5 M is powered by a newly-developed 4.4-liter V8 M engine delivering 555 hp at 6,000 rpm and 500 lb-ft of torque from 1500 to 5,650 rpm. This new M engine is the world’s first with a pulse-tuned exhaust manifold encompassing both rows of cylinders combined with high-performance twin-scroll twin turbo technology.

The X5 M sets new standards of acceleration, lateral grip, steering response, balance, and stopping power among high-performance activity vehicles. It accelerate to 60 mph from a standstill in 4.5 seconds and feature impressive delivery of power from the V8 twin-turbo engine which provides maximum torque of 500 lb-ft from 1,500 and 5,650 rpm.  From a handling standpoint, it’s superb balance through careful tuning of XDrive, Dynamic Performance Control, and Dynamic Stability Control with M Dynamic Mode for linear buildup of cornering forces.  These capabilities place the performance of the X5 M on par with the performance of other recent BMW M vehicles.

The interior sports 20 way power seats, a really impressive back up cameras system that gives you an overhead view with the help of 3 cameras. It also surprisingly quiet inside.  The M is equipped with BMW’s Featured for the first time on a BMW M model, the 6-speed M Sports Automatic transmission enhances the high-performance character of the BMW X5 M through its instantaneous response, direct connection to the engine, and a high degree of shifting comfort.  The new M Sports Automatic is commanded by an electronic selector on the center console and offers the driver not only the Drive mode, but also Sport and M Manual modes for absolute control of gear selection.

It was a pleasure working on this vehicle and the customers continued support of our shop is greatly appreciated.