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GM @ SEMA: Buick Enclave Black Platinum Ed.

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GM @ SEMA
Buick Enclave Black Platinum Edition
For release: Oct. 30, 2007, 12:01 a.m. EDT


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Platinum’s rarity has long made it the metal of choice for nobility and the affluent – more so than gold. Black, meanwhile, has traditionally been associated with refinement … a confident elegance, demonstrated by the black tuxedo, black dress or color-of-choice for luxury vehicles. Black and platinum merge seamlessly in the Buick Enclave Black Platinum Edition. Created by Mitek Corporation of Phoenix, Ariz., Buick Enclave Black Platinum Edition is being introduced at the 2007 Specialty Equipment Market Association Show in Las Vegas.

This custom Enclave is a head-turner. Its House of Kolor Black Diamond custom paint glimmers and appears to change hue depending on the viewer’s angle: black, blue or purple. Your eyes run effortlessly down the vehicle’s profile, which is accentuated by darkened windows and doors without handles. Custom 20-inch TIS chrome wheels equipped with 20-inch Toyo Proxes tires and custom springs – which lower the vehicle height by two inches – combine to create a pavement-hugging, ready-to-pounce appearance. Up front, Buick Enclave Black Platinum Edition wears the new face of production Enclaves, a vertical chrome waterfall grille.

One press of the Enclave Black Platinum Edition’s key fob opens the doors, revealing an interior swathed in Deep Blue leather. The seat inserts in all four captains chairs and the third-row bench – as well as the headliner and the visors – feature this luxurious leather. The exterior paint theme is duplicated in the interior trim panels, and polished custom billet aluminum inserts have been added to the door panels to complement the famous Buick fender trim. All of the speakers feature polished custom billet aluminum trim rings to further accentuate the chrome trim package. The result is a harmonious balance between the vehicle’s interior and exterior.

While understated elegance embodies the interior and exterior designs of the Buick Enclave Platinum Edition, its sound system is not afraid to pump out wattage. Crank up the volume of the custom MTX audio system to experience 4,900 watts of peak power delivered through 13 speakers, including three 12-inch subwoofers that are housed within custom-made and custom-painted fiberglass enclosures. Enclave Black Platinum Edition also features three-way speakers in the front doors, two-way speakers in the rear doors and two amplifiers.

Naturally, a sound system this great can best be appreciated while listening to favorite music, such as that stored on an iPod. Enclave Black Platinum Edition has you covered there, too, thanks to the Avstarr integration device from Civita Technologies. It allows drivers and front passengers to control the iPod’s song list through the vehicle’s audio controls, for safer and more convenient listening pleasure.

Exterior
• House of Kolor Black Diamond custom paint
• Body-color moldings
• Door handles removed
• Key-fob actuated door opening
• Custom aluminum trim
• Darkened windows
• Custom lowering springs – two inches front and rear
• Wheels: 20-inch TIS 2-inch chrome
• Tires: 20-inch Toyo Proxes
• Civita Technologies backup camera

Interior
• Custom Deep Blue leather upholstery
o Headliner
o Seat inserts in all four captains chairs and the third-row bench
o Visors
• Modified door panels with polished custom billet aluminum trim
• Custom billet aluminum trim rings around speakers
• Custom-painted trim pieces to match the exterior body color

Sound System
• 4,900-watt peak power custom MTX audio system
o Three 12-inch MTX Thunder7500 subwoofers
o MTX 3-way system (TXC6.1 and TXC6.0) in both of the front doors
o MTX 2-way system (TXC6.1) in both of the rear doors
o MTX Thunder Elite TE1501D amplifier (3,000 watts peak)
o MTX Thunder Elite TE1004 amplifier (1,900 watts peak)
o Custom-built and painted fiberglass subwoofer enclosure
o Custom-built and painted fiberglass amp rack
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The exterior is the best looking of the three but i like the interior of the Uptown version. I can but sence they are trying to cater to the DUB crowd with these trios.

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How could you listen to music in this thing with the windows up? You'd blow them all out the first time it hit a big bass note!

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It just seems like SEMA meant Hideous Interior Designs from GM.

Most of the GM interiors in this show are plainly underpar or disgusting.

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The concept of shaved door handles is cool, but I'm not sure the Enclave looks good that way. The doors just seem like a black mass that's missing something now.

The wheels effing suck (No surprise there, ehh)

The interior would be awesome sans the off color seats and massive (READ: waste of space) sound system.

P.S. And the windows need to be tinted darker if it's really going to pull off this color.

Edited by FUTURE_OF_GM
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Sweet Ride :D

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The concept of shaved door handles is cool, but I'm not sure the Enclave looks good that way. The doors just seem like a black mass that's missing something now.

The wheels effing suck (No surprise there, ehh)

The interior would be awesome sans the off color seats and massive (READ: waste of space) sound system.

P.S. And the windows need to be tinted darker if it's really going to pull off this color.

Sums up my thoughts nicely.
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The wheels are hideous... I'm not all into the mega stereo stuff anymore either. Used to be, but will admit it was the biggest waste of money I've ever had in my life!

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The no door handles thing looks retarded along with the massive overkill sound system that has a killer guarentee- to make you deaf before you reach 40.

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I'd have to see them in person, but as much as you can tell from the pics; I like the wheels.

Like the shaved handles, too- exterior gets 2 thumbs up from me.

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I kind of like the wheels..I esp. like how the tires have sidewalls rather the rubber bands show cars often have.

The shaved door handles are a lame customizing trick from the 50s that should have stayed there, imho..

Too many speakers...4900 watts doesn't make sense in an SUV (but would work well in a basement home theatre)

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If the alternative is the clunky, Fisher-Price, un-aerodynamic, 'Mitten-Friendly' door handle hoops most vehicles are plagued with these days, shave 'em !!! Most driver's are all too happy to not have to use a key to unlock, use force to close the trunk or use a crank to open the window...; relegating door opening to a button likewise seems right in step with where things are irrevocably going.

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