Some engine revs from a baby blue 1969 Chevy Chevelle SS that was a frame off restoration. Sweet!
Amanda - So let me get this straight, you have a website about exotic cars?
Amanda - Why?
Me - Because it's cool/fun.
Amanda - Um, ok....
Me - Great, now let's get going. Monday Night Football is on.
Panama City, Panama is a booming metropolis in Central America. It's a hub for international trade and there are massive skyscrapers going up all over the city. Of course, there are exotic cars (including this sizzling Red Nissan GT-R).
Exotic Cars in Panama - Red Nissan GT-R
A side note: How many times have you had some college kid giddily proclaim to you, "I'm going to "Panama" for Spring Break!" ? You reply, "That's wonderful. Central America is a beautiful part of the world and Panama is a wonderful place to vacation." The college kid then gives you a confused look and, while using a tone that suggests you should brush up on your geography knowledge, says something to the order of, "Huh??? Central America?... What?... Uh, I'm going to Flo-rida. You KNOW Pan-am-a C-i-ty." You then shake your head and simply walk away hoping that the kid will stumble upon Panama City, Panama while attempting to use Google Maps on his iPhone to show his buddies the best route for their Spring Break trip.
Here is a peak into the REAL "Panama", i.e. not Panama City, Florida =) Chevere!
Words by Josh Goler
Photos by Javier A. Ortiz
Donald Trump is building this tower in Panama City. Notice the tower crane on top.
Exotic & Luxury Cars in Central America
Awesome Twisted Tower!
Look at the colors and the twisting architecture. Truly a beautiful building.
Interesting Fact: The Panamanian currency is the Balboa (It is only made in coins these days. Paper Balboas are not longer printed). Since its creation in 1904, the Balboa has been tied to the US Dollar on a 1 to 1 basis. So, if you're coming from the USA, just bring dollars and spend them, as they are accepted in trade with no problems. In fact, the US Dollar is the paper currency that is used in Panama (since paper Balboas are no longer printed.)
This is what license plates look like in Panama.
Sube! Sube! Sube! Hasta las nubes! - Pitbull
Guess who won the drag race between the Red Nissan GTR and the Black Hyundai. Hmm...
Florida: Automotive Fashion Gone Wrong, House and Car Done Right (Aston Martin Vantage) Exotic & Luxury Car Photos
Liking cars is ok. Loving cars is ok. What is NOT ok is combining a lack of fashion sense with exotic and luxury car logo clothing (a Ferrari Kangol Cap and a bedazzled Maserati Shirt), an Ed Hardy belt, and Polo shorts so short that John Stockton would refuse to wear them. That is exactly what a man did at a Florida club recently. Behold "Ferrari Maserati Ed Hardy Polo GrandPa":
Now, on to the more visually appealing portion of today's blog post. This Florida driveway is full of WIN. There is a beautiful Silver Aston Martin Vantage, palm trees, and a cobblestone driveway that leads up to a beautiful home. Well done! These pictures should serve as motivation for each of us to keep working hard and smart to reach our goals and drive our dream cars!
Words by Josh Goler
Photos by Javier A. Ortiz
Exotic & Luxury Car Videos
The Lexus IS-F is one of my favorite sports cars. It's a legitimate challenger to the BMW M3 and M5 and there's something about the quad stack exhaust is slick. For comparison, the Mansory Aston Martin Vantage V-8 has the same quad stacked exhaust setup and costs at least 3x the price of the Lexus IS-F. So, if Mansory, one of the world's foremost automotive tuners is going with the quad stack, Lexus should get kudos for including it on a car that is certainly "downrange" of the Mansory Vantage... Enough typing. Picture time! (^_^)
Vanity Plate Encourages Physical Fitness, Discourages Obesity
This vanity plate is rather self-explanatory: "No Fatys". Period. End of story... Apparently, if you want to ride in this car, you must be physically fit. Let's hope the owner follows, his/her own rule and stays in peak physical condition at all times.
Photo by Javier A. Ortiz
Recent Exotic & Luxury Car Sightings: Blue Audi R8 V10, Black Nissan GT-R, Silver Aston Martin, Black Bentley GT, Black on Black Debadged Mercedes E-Class, Airbrushed Wolf Ford F150
Merry Christmas! Enjoy these photos of recently spotted exotic and luxury cars:
Blue Audi R8 V10: Looks fast even sitting still. Also, the car matches the neon sign of the building. WIN!
Silver Aston Martin at Night = So Classy (James Bond would be proud.)
Black Nissan GT-R rocketing through an intersection. V6 power!
Black Bentley GT out for a Sunday morning drive
Black on Black De-badged Mercedes Benz E-Class = Stealth Mode
Airbrushed Wolf on Ford F150 pickup truck: I HAD to save the best for last! There is nothing more awesome than an airbrushed wolf. It simultaneously represents all that is right AND wrong with American culture... This one's for you Anthony G. Adams. Enjoy!
I thoroughly enjoyed watching this exotic car video featuring a Silver 2011 Mercedes Benz SLS AMG with tires smoking as its driver does donuts and a some drifting. Oh course, I have thoughts:
WHY ARE YOU WEARING A HELMET? You are on a closed course (AKA a parking lot) doing burnouts/ donuts. Let me repeat that: DO-NUTS! You are not racing through hairpin turns on the Pacific Coast Highway or doing track testing at Nürburgring that could potentially end in a fiery crash.
Though you are in a Mercedes supercar, you are not Michael Schumacher (or any other member of the Mercedes GP racing team for that matter. So please, have the quiet dignity to remove your helmet the next time you undertake this type of low risk driving in an exotic car (or any car for that matter). Don't worry, a guardrail is not going to magically appear in the middle of the parking lot and sideswipe you. I promise.
PS: Going with the gull-wing doors up was a good move. It looks cool, plus it allows you to replace that "new car smell" with the only aroma that is even more pleasing to the senses: The smell of burnt rubber.
Welcome to the weekend! It may be winter, but that doesn't mean all the exotic and luxury cars are garaged. I, your fearless blogger, recently got video of this low key Grey Lotus Elise growling as it pulled away on a winter evening. Enjoy!
BTW: For a 4 cylinder, I think the Elise has quite a nice growl. What do you think?
It's a shame any time an exotic car crashes and many thoughts come to mind while watching videos of such incidents. In this case, a Lamborghini Murcielago crash in California, I have the following thoughts:
1) Memo to the driver: Where do you think you're going? You are in a sports car that has the lowest possible ground clearance and you are high centered on a median. You are stuck. Stop pressing the gas... Seriously.
Just relax, take a breath, pick up your Vertu phone, and use it's 24/7 global concierge service to help you find the nearest Lambo dealer so you can replace the Murci that just got destroyed.
2) Lambos look awesome. Period. End of story.
Want proof? Here you go: Even after jumping a median, bouncing between SoCal palm trees, and ending up crushed like a soda can, the Lamborghini Murcielago still looks cooler than 99.8% of all cars on the road.