West Lake St Elmhurst, Illinois (PressExposure) November 09, 2009 -- A well-deserved end to a fantastic career on the track and it was Acura all the way. Gil de Ferranâs retirement win at the Wild American Le Mans Series Finale Series made sure that it was Acura sweeping 1-2-3!
Ed Napleton Acura [http://www.napletonacura.com/research/virtual-brochure.jsp?make=Acura&menu=newcars] a premier Acura dealer in and around Chicago is proud to be a part of this fantastic achievement. Whenever one considers a new car in Chicago [http://www.napletonacura.com/research/virtual-brochure.jsp?make=Acura&menu=newcars],or a used car in Chicago [http://www.napletonacura.com/inventory/preownedcarlisting.jsp?ptitle=Pre-Owned%20Inventory&listingperpage=20&menu=preowned] Acura is the car that comes to mind and with this victory, Acura enthusiasts are reminded why.
Gil de Ferran who finished first in his last race in the 66 XM Radio Acura ARX-02a said "It certainly wasnât an easy win today. I was driving hard to hold off Adrian [Fernandez] and trying to save fuel. Coming into the weekend, there were several thoughts going through my head. But once I was in the car, I thought only about winning the race. I had a job to do here. I didnât really think about my last race until I shut off the engine. Then I had a lot of thoughts about my career. Simon (Pagenaud) drove fantastic today and gave us a big lead. But Adrian wasnât about to give us an easy win. He was tough. I am just glad it is over now. It was a dream weekend for me"
Simon Pagenaud, who co-drove with Gil de Ferran said âThe XM Acura felt so good today. I could drive it fast. I was able to open up a good margin, about a minute. I was nervous at the end, because I knew Gil would be tight on fuel to finish. But the crew did a great job of controlling the fuel management and we won our fifth race this year.â
Itâs not just about leaving the opponents far behind. Itâs the confidence of world-class safety features that drives Acura to such successes.
In 2009, Acura became the first and only automotive brand to earn the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) prestigious TOP SAFETY PICK rating for every vehicle in its entire line-up. All 2009 Acura luxury sedans and SUVs received the highest possible rating in each IIHS crash test and feature the Acura Vehicle Stability Assistâ¢ (VSAÂ®) electronic stability control system as standard equipment.
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Residents of Chicago and nearby areas are invited to take a look at the latest Acura models, used cars and can drive away in them at the best possible prices, at the neighborhood Acura dealer, Ed Napleton Acura.