Here is another edition of "Great Plates" with 2 very rare supercars thrown into the mix. Enjoy the rare exotic cars and check out the creativity of the vanity license plates in this edition!.. Which school wins in this competition of sports cars with custom license plates? UT or Texas A&M? Leave a comment! Thanks!
Special thanks to friend of the site Javier A. Ortiz for the excellent photos.
Burnt Orange C6 Corvette - This C6 Corvette is representing the University of Texas in a major way! Both the color and the plate are spot on. "I Love Texas" indeed!
Red Lotus Esprit V8 - The Lotus Esprit V8 is a special version of the Lotus Esprit supercar. Early Esprits were V6's, but later editions, like the car featured here, had a V8 powerplant. This one is supporting Texas A&M. The vanity plate is great because it explains how the owner got the car, he "Worked For It"! (Good news for you Lotus fans. Lotus stopped producing the Esprit in 2004, but the firm plans to reintroduce the car in 2013.)
Finally, this beautiful and incredibly rare Yellow Lamborghini Gallardo Superleggera was spotted out and about tearing up the streets! The Gallardo Superleggera was produced from 2007 to 2008 with only 172 of the cars being built. Of these cars 45 were made in yellow.
The Superleggera is a lightweight version of the Gallardo (leggera = "lightweight" in Italian). It weighs 220 pounds less than the base car and produces 10 more horsepower than the standard Gallardo, thus providing incresed performace over the stock Gallardo. (Notably, in 2010 Lamborghini announced it is bringing back the Gallardo Superleggera.)
I was out enjoying the wonderful fall weather today when I suddenly heard the sound of what could only be a supercar. I quickly readied my camera and what did I see coming around the bend? A black Lamborghini Murcielago with a Red Racing Stripe, custom black wheels / rims, and yellow / gold brake calipers. Never before have I seen a Murcielago in this configuration. The red racing stripe is pretty unique for a Murc. I have seen Ferrari's with racing stripes (Scuderia F430's to be exact), but not a Murcielago with a racing stripe. I am excited to share the footage and still photos with you!
Good AM and welcome to another edition of "Great Plates" - Great Cars with Top Vanity License Plates. Today, I bring you the following luxury cars with custom license plates:
Black Mercedes SL550
Silver Jaguar XF
Blue Jaguar S-Type 3.0
Silver Infinity G Series
The owner of this Silver Jaguar XF is "NIT2WN". So Strong!
This Black Mercedes Benz SL 550 is ready for the links with its "GOLFN" tags.
The gentleman who pushes this Blue Jaguar S-Type 3.0 around town graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1968. Who would have guessed?
What do you do when you live in Texas, but love the University of Florida Gators? Apparently, you put it on your license plates. All over your license plates. "UF GIRL" has done just that with not1, not 2, but 3 references to the Gator Nation on her Texas vanity tag. Something about this is not right. Why is the state of Texas selling vanity plates for out of state colleges?