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The New Status Symbol: Four Doors

Cars with four doors and racecar DNA are the rage among high-end automakers.

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This story appears in the December 2009 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

So you've made your first million. Forget buying a sports car to celebrate. What you really want is a sedan: Low-slung four-doors with racecar DNA are now all the rage among high-end automakers. They're drawing waiting lists, commanding high prices and generally stealing the thunder from their rowdier two-door brothers. The Porsche Panamera rolled into dealerships in October, and it will be chased by a highly coveted convoy straight through the new year. Here's a look at some of the sweetest saloons.



Rolls-Royce Ghost

Spring 2010

Price: $245,000

Zero to 60 mph: 4.8 seconds

Cool detail: Three words: Night-vision camera. It's in the grill and detects objects up to about 330 yards away.

Statement: I've given my chauffeur the night off. And no, that has nothing to do with the fact that it's easier to pick up chicks when I'm the one driving.



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