Luxury Cars at the New York International Auto Show 2012
I like going to the New York International Auto Show so that I can put myself in the driver's seat of a luxury car that I can buy -- when I win the Mega Millions or Powerball Lottery. But until then, the New York Auto Show gives me a chance to, if not touch, then look at some really gorgeous and breathtaking pieces of machinery.
One thing that i noticed at the auto show is that there are a lot of lights and the cars gleam so brightly. It's a little overwhelming at first, but pretty soon I saw myself being drawn to the LFA; Lexus bills it as their first supercar. I really wasn't listening to the model too much, but the number of LFAs being made are restricted to under 400 worldwide with almost 200 allocated for the United States alone. The starting price for the LFA? Base price starts at a mere $350,000.
Then I started to wander over to some really exotic, fast, luxurious cars. The British and Italians cars just seem to beckon and it had the same effect on a bunch of other people. The British were well represented with the Lotus, McLaren, Bentley, Jaguar and Rolls Royce.
What is it about a car with doors that open from the bottom? It really isn't practical to open the car that way but it looks so nice. In fact it looks like it can fly.
Bentley's gorgeous convertible can go from 0-60 1n 4.7 seconds and has a top speed of 187 miles. It posseses a 4 litre twin-turbo charged 8 cylinder engine with max 500 hp at 6000 rpm. This Bentley, even though it's a convertible, just looks so stately. Base price is only $190,000.
Bentley: Continental GTC
The Rolls just screams power and money but it looks just way too stuffy to drive in. It's built like a tank which is good if you're a visiting dignitary and you want to drive past a war zone. But it really looks like only old, wealthy people should drive it.
And of course, the Italians were there to represent as well with Lamborghini and Bugatti. I don't know much about the performance and dependability of these cars but they have so much style and they look like so much fun to drive.
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