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Sunday, April 4, 2010

2010 NYIAS

update-- My high school friend, Johnathan Cornell, was kind enough to contribute his photos for our blog!

Lamborghini Gallardo Valentino Balboni
Lasso'd buckin' mini!
12:30pm, April 3, 2010[Ford Fiesta sedan] We were impressed by the interior qualities of modern sub-compacts.
We weren't especially fans of the Mercedes Benz SLS AMG. I posted these photos because I feel that the car's shape translated very well in photo.
BMW... Z4... S-drive... 35... i... s. Is there a record for the car with the longest alpha-numerics? Say it 10x fast and I'll give you a cookie. Danny Chin pointed out that "S-drive" meant rwd (did BMW really need to tell us?), "35" for the 3.0 liter engine with turbo, "i" for direct injection, and the "s" is for sport (I couldn't tell that a Z4 was meant to be sporty. Thanks for that.)
Dodge Viper ACR 1:33. Even with the two tone paint,the racing stripe, the red rims and side mirrors, the carbon fiber wing, and racing spec seats, the Viper no longer gives me that shock factor. This generation is really showing its age but the "1:33" is there to remind us all that it is still ridiculously fast on the racetrack, punching in a 1 minute 33 sec. lap around the Laguna Seca race track.My prized photo capture of the day! I waved my arm to catch their attention. Later, the one on the right blew me a kiss! huzzah!!!

Black Lamborghini Gallardo Valentino Balboni. This is a special car that fortunately did not garner much attention at the show. This gave me a really great opportunity to take a picture of it. Alas, it had to be a black car on black carpet... Also, note stormtroopered out Lambo in the background!Lotus Evora. Svelte looking thing. I'm a sucker for Brits, I guess.
Spyker C8 swb. Introduced in 2000 (Back when DVDs and the Sony PS2 were awesome and the Ferrari 360 Modena was only a year old), this is a very old car and shouldn't belong in this year's auto show at all. That said... I love this car with all my heart, and I would seriously consider owning this as a weekend toy over an Aston Martin DB9. Are you reading this, Danny Chin?Danny Chin likes the shape and argued that if it weren't for the Lexus emblem, he'd actually want one. I call "meh."The Lexus LF-A is a car for the person who really appreciates the little things. There were so many small little carbon fiber details we've noticed that I'll admit right now that my camera was not able to capture most of it. Still though... way overpriced. Not worth the money.The Lexus LF-A speaker playing with his Apple iPhone while on stage... probably tweeting to his Facebook. OMG, it's the Godzilla in glossy black gorilla!I really appreciate the designer's execution here. Classic avante garde yet very sporting.
The FIAT 500 had two lovely models. Lexus LF-A had a yuppie on an Apple iPhone. Rolls Royce hires an accountant for its venue.Porsche Boxter Spyder. This would have been a better picture if its top was down and if it were not for the crowd groping my ass.So yeah. No idea what Danny Chin was trying to accomplish here.
Images projected onto the Mini's roof! We liked its display best.2 Mazda 2 hatchbacks. The doors were locked for these hatchbacks at the show. disappointed. =(Rolex 24 Speedsource # 70 Mazda RX8. Chevrolet Volt. All I'm saying is that it better be worth all the trouble for GM.The van pities the fool.Aston Martin Rapide. Slightly awkward C-pillar or not, the shape is spot on. Good job, Aston.I predict that 007 will skip the hotel and just sleep with the Bond girl in the back seat.
Aston Martin V8 Vantage with Gulf livery and a union jack. It would have been more awesome if it were a V12 Vantage. Just saying.

Hope you enjoyed this incredibly long post.

Lastly, a thank you to my cousin Emily for letting me borrow her DSLR.

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