Happy Friday! The weekend starts NOW! To kick things of right here is an awesome Texas Longhorn Vanity license plate sent in by reader J.A.H. Thank you and Hook Em!
Great Plates (Texas Vanity License Plates) College Rivalry Edition: UT vs Texas A&M - Burnt Orange C6 Corvette, Red Lotus Esprit V8, Yellow Lamborghini Gallardo Superleggera
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.)
Great Plates - Top Texas Vanity License Plates: Mercedes SL550, Jaguar XF, Jaguar S-Type 3.0, Infinity G Series
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?
Great Plates: Texas Vanity License Plates - Red Tesla, Yellow and Black Corvette Z06, Black BMW 760 LI
Happy Saturday! Your fearless blogger is back with another installment of "Great Plates" (awesome vanity plates on awesome cars). Take a look:
The vanity plates on this Red Tesla electric exotic car remind everyone how "green" it is. (Reader submitted photo.)
This black and yellow Corvette Z06 with bold vanity plates screams, "Look at me!". Corvette drivers are known for having outlandish vanity plates (just ask radio and TV personality Jim Rome), so for one to claim his car is "THE Z06" means both the car and driver really have to bring it.
Very attention getting paint scheme. It's like a hornet on wheels. I approve.
Closeup of "THE Z06" vanity plate. Opting for the black Texas Star plate was a good choice because it continues the black color them of the rear of the car.
Black BMW 760 LI with New Mexico vanity plates that promote the owner's business. Strong.
This may be the sweetest sounding BMW M3 on the road! It even has a vanity plate to prepare you for its awesomeness. Check it out:
PS: Note the one guy in the audio who complains about the engine revving. Don't let these types get you down in life. Rev your engine! (Translation: Do not hide your greatness. Share it with the world.)
Welcome to Thursday! Take some time to enjoy a sweet Bentley Continental GT Speed. This car really stands out because it is a special edition of a Bentley Continental GT that:
1) Is the world's fastest car to seat 4 people (top speed of over 200 mph despite weighing over 5,000 lbs)
2) Takes 14 cow hides (yes 14!) to cover the entire interior with fine leather.
3) Rockets from 0-60 mph in 4.3 seconds. This is almost a full second faster than the 0-60 time of the regular Bentley Continental GT.
4) Has a stellar vanity plate that you can check out in the video.
Friend of the JoshGoler.com automotive blog, Steven L. in Denton, Texas submitted this picture of a sleek silver Mercedes Benz S550 rocking vanity plates that are a tribute to the city of Denton.
Apparently, Denton is #1 in the heart of at least on luxury car owner. "Why such an affinity for Denton?", you ask. "Good question.", I reply. The world may never truly know.