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Ferrari 488 and Alfa Giulia QV spotted in West Hartford, CT

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Here’s a nice combo spot. Both are Italian, both are white, and both are turbocharged monstrosities. The 488, in particular, was quite loud, definitely modified. This is why we sat outside for lunch and it paid off.

-Nick

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The Other Purple Lamborghini at Concorso Ferrari

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Lamborghinis really should be purple. We featured the purple Diablo at Concorso Ferrari a few weeks back, and now we bring you the other purple Lambo at the show, this Huracan LP580-2.

It has a screaming V10 engine with 572hp to propel it’s relatively scant 3,062 lb mass, and with power sent only to the rear wheels it’s an extra handful over its AWD sibling. All that, and it’s dressed in a bright purple middle finger to everything mainstream society holds dear. I can’t get enough of this thing!

-Nick

A very rare manual Ferrari 575M in Verde Zeltweg at Concorso Ferrari

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This extremely rare example of a Ferrari 575M was one of my highlights from Concorso Ferrari this year. Dressed in Verde Zeltweg (dark green) over a rich tan interior it is a very unconventional spec for a Ferrari. It also happens to have a stick shift instead of flappy paddles, a major win as things have turned out in terms of value.

I’m a huge fan of uncommon color combinations on Ferraris, especially on the front engine GT cars. The classier, more understated look suits the continent-crossers very well, and the richness of this 575M’s specification was incredible.

This is pretty close to ideal. Enjoy.

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Blue Carbon Bugatti Chiron at the Greenwich Concours

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The Bugatti Chiron is a beautiful machine, and this blue carbon over red leather example is up there with the best of them. Every time I see a Chiron, I’m always amazed how much they were able to improve on the Veyron in terms of the fine detail work throughout the car. The Chiron is truly a work of art in addition to being (probably) the fastest production car on the planet.

Enjoy!

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Lamborghini Diablo VT Roadster: The Devil Wears Purple

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There are only 4 purple Diablo VT Roadsters on this planet, and that’s a bit of a shame because Lamborghinis should be purple. For me, purple is the most wonderfully vulgar color on a sports car, something about it traditionally being a “girly color,” it’s just a big middle finger to everything that is conventional. It’s a cool color, the coolest on the scale, in fact, but somehow it looks so hot, right up there with fire orange.

I couldn’t get enough of this thing at Concorso Ferrari. It’s such a rare sight that it was worth drooling over for quite a while. The owner was very cool too.

Enjoy the gallery of this flying purple people eater!

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Highlights from Concorso Ferrari & Friend

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The man himself, Horacio Pagani was in attendance for this year’s Concorso Ferrari & Friends. You can see him in the photo above, pulling off in a beautiful Huayra Roadster. It was unreal!

We made the 3 hour drive up to West Hartford because the buzz around this show was insane. Mr. Pagani’s attendance heralded the presence of most of the Pagani automobiles currently in the Northeastern USA. There were eight Pagani Huayras at this show, making this the largest assembly of Paganis I’ve laid eyes on since I visited their factory back in 2004.

There were also a ton of other incredible machines there, and the kids looked absolutely thrilled when they were riding in the cars (the big spectacle of the day).

Enjoy the highlights. There’s much more to come!

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Highlights from the 2018 CF Charities Supercar Show

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Wait I thought this said “Supercar Show?” Yea well, that did happen too, but we got a bit sucked into the autocross part of the event in our own cars. The weather was VERY borderline, but the rain never quite hit until the afternoon. That kept a lot of people away from the show, and thus, there wasn’t much of a line for autocross runs. So we happily enjoyed run after run. I love looking at cars, especially rare and exotic cars, but it still doesn’t compare to the thrill of actual high-performance driving.

We made the most of the autocross, and then checked out the rest of the show when it was time for the crew to have lunch. We were a little on the late side, but even still the turnout looked pretty thin in the show itself. I think the threat of rain scared a lot of people away.

Even still, I got to see two things I’d never seen before. One was a V12-swapped Toyota FJ40 Rat Rod, and the other was all three modern Bugattis lined up together. Chiron, Veyron and EB 110 together in the most exotic sort of harmony. It was incredible, and they’ll have their own galleries coming soon.

Enjoy this brief preview of the show.

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Shelby Series 1 at Bonhams Auction, Greenwich

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This rare Shelby Series 1, which was owned by Carroll Shelby himself, sold for $313,000 at Bonhams auction last weekend in Greenwich.

The Series 1 was an impressive car, Shelby’s own successor to the Cobra in many ways (even after the Dodge Viper existed) This particular car was the test car for the optional supercharger, which brought the engine up to 600hp and dropped 0-60 from 4.4 sec down to 3.2 sec. That was more than extremely fast back in the 90’s, however, only 249 Series 1s were produced because they were quite expensive for their day at around $180,000.

One thing I hate, but also kind of love, about this car is the “shittiness” of its interior. It just reeks of the worst of mid-90s Ford build quality. I mean the thought of spending over $300k on a car and then being handed one of those awful plastic keys is both sad and hilarious. This car deserved a lot better, but it’s got what you want where it really counts. Truth be told, the Shelby Series 1 is very much “of its era” and I wouldn’t change a thing.

Enjoy the gallery, and read more on the car here.

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Highlight Preview from the 2018 Greenwich Concours

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We’ve just returned from a fantastic weekend at the Greenwich Concours d’Elegance. We saw some amazing cars and had a few great drives as well.

There is a lot more to come from this weekend, so stay tuned. Here is a preview gallery to hold you over. Enjoy!

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