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Man and Machine

Zach + His Car


Zachary Kafaei


Sandy Springs

Owner of Georgia Luxury Automotive in Smyrna and Norcross

As in the famed Joe Walsh song, his Maserati does 185—and then some. Iranian-born Zach Kafaei turned 40 this year; to celebrate this milestone he got himself a magnificent Maserati as a birthday gift. It is a fitting reward for 25 demanding years of work in the automotive industry. He wanted a Ferrari, but a two-seat compact car does not appropriately fit the lifestyle of a father of three. A four-seat luxury sports sedan allows him to share driving experiences with his family in comfort and style. After all, Maserati is a sister company to Ferrari. Zach is thrilled by its performance as a vehicle for many family weekend excursions to the north Georgia mountains.


Zach’s auto career started at 15; he was fixing and selling cars as a mechanic’s apprentice before even having his own driver’s license. His passion for electronics engineering and entrepreneurial ability to make a good living while still in high school helped him support his immigrant family growing up. Man and machine are quite alike: he is high-performance-driven, just like his car.

“On weekends, I drive everywhere with my kids for our fun together.”


Specs in Zach’s words

Model: Maserati Quattroporte

Year: 2015

Body Style: Sedan

Color: Black

Engine: V-8 Twin-turbo

Horsepower: 550

0-60 mph (seconds): 4.1

Top Speed: 191 mph

Fuel Economy: Who cares?