Seeing a high-level exotic car, like this Lamborghini Aventador SV Roadster at a car event is a thrill, but seeing it out in the wild is something totally different. Only when such a machine is surrounded by everyday normal things can you fully appreciate the true magnitude of its insanity. There’s also the psychological factor of expectation, at a car show you expect to see remarkable cars, but I was standing in a cigar shop with my buddies when this thing rode by. I suddenly recognized the note of a ferocious V12 going by, and I looked out the window just in time to see the blue shape of an Aventador with a massive wing on the back… it had to be an SV!
We went looking for the car, and checked the valet parking lot of one fancy restaurant I’ve seen other exotics at. My hunch paid off, and we got to enjoy taking the car in for a few minutes. This SV was a spectacular spec, matte candy blue over black interior with blue and carbon accents.
There are always many nice cars cruising around New Hope, PA, but this is definitely one of the nicest I’ve seen there.
Also of note, this was the third Aventador SV I had the privilege of laying eyes on this weekend, so that was nice…
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The Geneva Motor Show happened this week, and every year it’s like Christmas has come for the car industry.
Here are the highlights for me, and my thoughts on each…
Ferrari 812 Superfast
The front-engine V12 Ferraris are by far my favorite Ferraris. They have always been the ultimate expression of what a grand touring car can be, and their lineage goes all the way back to the beginning of Ferrari road cars in the early 1950s.
The 812 Superfast takes the insanity of the Ferrari F12 Berlinetta, and takes it up yet another notch. With damn near 800hp on tap from its still-naturally-aspirated-V12 engine, the 812 Superfast is now the ultimate GT car (really more of a supercar) that money can buy. I also think it looks absolutely manic, yet somehow still in an elegant sort of way.
Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid
Do you think anyone ever imagined this when the Toyota Prius first came out? Hybrids were once pathetic little econo-boxes, but here is a 680hp Porsche Panamera with a hybrid system developed from the 918 hypercar. This is exactly how hybrid technology should be used. I want a 680hp bullet that can still get decent MPG when I’m not thrashing it. If nothing else, isn’t technology all about having your cake and eating it too?
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The hardcore experience without a roof. This is arguably the best Gallardo of them all, especially if it’s one of the manual ones.
Look at this shape, those doors, the orange with the blue interior. Imagine what this must have looked like in the early 1970s. We saw it at Greenwich, and, decades later, it still hasn’t lost its impact.
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This was a very cleanly modded Lamborghini Huracan at the Festivals of Speed at Amelia Island. I’m not usually one for silver on a Lamborghini because it’s a rather dull color choice, but the blue accents on its wheels added a nice pop to its look.
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Caught at the Lamborghini stand at Amelia Island, those bright orange brake calipers really make the blue pop.
Nothing makes an entrance quite like a SuperVeloce Lamborghini. The folks at Miller Motorcars decided to arrive fashionably late to the Greenwich Concours, and when they did they broke everyone’s necks. The Lamborghini Aventador 750-4 SV is the extreme Lambo of the moment, and this one was clothed in this rare deep blue with red accents.
It’s quite a looker, it costs more than your soul is worth, and supposedly, it can run the Nurburgring in under 7 mins in the right hands. Not bad for a parking lot spot, eh?
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This very red Lamborghini Huracan was one of the stars of the show at First Class Fitment this year. It was a bit slammed, and a little stanced, but just the right amount of each. The Huracan, in general, looks like a spaceship, but the mods on this one made it look even more out of this world.
I caught it on the road as it was leaving the show, as well. If it was cool in the show, surrounded by other amazing cars, out in traffic, surrounded by normal cars, it looked absolutely unreal.
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This 40th Anniversary Murcielago was out and about during Monterey Car Week. I love funky colors on Lamborghinis, but particularly love the teal of the 40th Anniversary Edition because it not shamelessly bright.
Also, this was back before E-Gear took over, so this Lambo has three pedals. Win!
Our second gallery of highlights from First Class Fitment 2016. Enjoy!
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We attended the Scarsdale Concours d’Elegance yesterday, and the turnout was great considering the iffy weather. This is a highlight reel, focusing on the details of the whole show. Look for individual galleries of many of these cars in the future. As you might imagine, the orange Porsche 918 Spyder above was the center of attention. Also, that American Flag Stingray is the car from the movie Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me.
Turnout to the show was a little light this year, but the cars present were all of staggering quality. It figures that the people who really want to be at the show would also have the best stuff.
Enjoy the gallery!
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