Luxury Cars at the New York International Auto Show 2012

The LFA. Billed as the first Lexus Supercar.  It goes from 0-60 in 3.6 seconds and max speed is 202 mph. There it goes!
The LFA. Billed as the first Lexus Supercar. It goes from 0-60 in 3.6 seconds and max speed is 202 mph. There it goes!

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.

Lexus LFA

Really plush and roomy interior and those doors are solid.
Really plush and roomy interior and those doors are solid.

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.

Lotus

For the speedy but sedate
For the speedy but sedate
For the speedy and flashy
For the speedy and flashy

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.

McLaren

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

Jaguar

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.

Rolls Royce

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.

Lamborghini

In White...
In White...
Even standing still the Lamborghini looks like it's moving.
Even standing still the Lamborghini looks like it's moving.
...or Black
...or Black

Bugatti

Another good looking Italian car.
Another good looking Italian car.

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ziyena 4 years ago from Southern Colorado

I worked for Lexus.

The LFA is phenominal ... enjoyed your article. Keep up the good work :)


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Flightkeeper 4 years ago from The East Coast Author

Hi ziyena, the LFA is a gorgeous, fabulous car. You're lucky you work for lexus. You can get a discount.


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RolyRetro 4 years ago from Brentwood, Essex, UK

Some great looking cars! Great Hub.


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mts1098 4 years ago from InsideTheManCave

LFA looks like a very sweet ride and I compare it to the Jaguar convertible for intensity. Nonetheless, either one would be fun to drive :) thanks and cheers...


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RolyRetro 4 years ago from Brentwood, Essex, UK

I have driven the Jag, and it is huge! Like the Maserati GranCabrio, very much a grand tourer than an out and out sports car.


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Flightkeeper 4 years ago from The East Coast Author

Thanks for the comments, RolyRetro and mts1098.

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