Last year i chickened out of paying $175 to get into VIP night but now that i have done it, there is no other way to see the car show! It was NOT AT ALL what i was expecting! Going in, i thought it would be just a few people and that i would be able to take pics of all the cars without crowds. Instead, it was a GIANT party! An “ideally black tie but suits are acceptable” affair for the manufacturers to schmooze dealers and industry folks…multiple concerts and open bars everywhere with a well dressed HUGE crowd stammering about! All very surreal…
I was the first person in to the exotic car display..here i found my favourite car of the show..a Ferrari 599XX…simply STUNNING!!!
I’ll come back to the exotics later but first i want to cover some of my other favourites of the show…I LOVE THIS! Considering i have a matte car now, this would be the perfect match…
Ok, the new E63 S-series is HOT! The interior was awesome..i can’t wait to drive it! (I told the salesman that i didn’t have any alcohol before hitting the spinning display..no drinking and driving for me lol)
C63 (i still prefer my four door version)
sadly no SLS Black..but a roadster
ok back to exotics…unfortunately the Lotus rep was not there as i wanted to sit in the Evora to see if i fit…it is on my “list”
the new Quattroporte (not sure i like it)
Ferrari F40..as much as i love this, i admit it looks dated next to the 599XX (not to mention that my AMG has more horsepower and torque!!)
Ferrari FF (i hear these are amazing in the snow)
Ferrari open racer
More Ferraris, old and new
and the new spider
Compared to the Gallardo spider
and droptops from Rolls and Bentley
On to some other favourites… driving a 911 Turbo S around a racetrack in Vegas a couple of months ago has renewed my love of Porsche
the new Jaguar XF-RS with 560HP! It is awesome on paper and i like the blue but i couldn’t help think “Nissan Maxima”
and its two door sibling, XKR-S
more Brits… Range Rover
I am no longer a fan of the M5 thanks to their “fake” sound
M6 Grand Coupe
Ok on to some American muscle…Shelby GT500 (a little plain after all the Super Snakes and 1000 i saw at the Shelby museum in Vegas a couple of months ago)
the new Corvette Stingray..i am not sure about it…it does not have that “familiar” corvette look to me
ahh that’s more like it..ZR-1
the new Viper..i believe it has the highest torque rating on the market for a naturally aspirated engine
One serious Camaro
Cadillac CTS-V in coupe, sedan and wagon
electric truck with 800HP!!
Now Japanese…after driving the GT-R around a racetrack, i have removed it off my wishlist.
I’m sure the.Lexus LF-A wouldn’t be boring!
I love the wheels on this Lexus LF-CC concept..i was told this will be hitting the market with a hybrid engine
The Lexus LF-LC concept..stunning!
More from Lexus
Scion drift car..i got to meet the driver
In case the gold AMG G-wagen is too subtle..
Mitsubishi Lancer EVO X…
And its archrival, the STI
Race cars from Nissan and Honda
Classic car display..i did not go in
some general show pics