Summer in the city…nothing better. And of all the neighborhoods for prime car spotting subjects, the Meatpacking district is definitely one of them. On my way to dinner at Dos Caminos last Saturday night, I ran into an amazingly beautiful gen 2 Riviera, a tangerine C3 on steroids, a bright yellow Lotus Elise and a hulking Vantage V12 parked prominently in front of the Soho House. Looks like it’s going to be a great summer.
Sights and sounds after the jump…
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As has become the norm among major automakers, BMW is field testing their future EV powertrain with influential urban consumers in what they’re calling the BMW ActiveE Field Trial. The set of 700 Electronauts, as BMW referes to them, can show off their cool new ride to envious early adopter friends while BMW sucks in valuable field testing data and generates solid buzz for their pipeline of EVs headed for showrooms in the coming years (called i3 and i8). It’s a win win situation. I totally get the reasoning behind the decals from a marketing standpoint but it makes the car look like it belongs on the set of Tron.
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To protect the identity of fellow car enthusiasts, we blur out license plates as standard practice here at Man on the Move. But when “DTM” and “manufacturer” are displayed prominently on the tags, it means some lucky journalist or magazine editor is experiencing a major perk associated with their job…namely, playing with a $400K Ferrari for the weekend.
This is our third FF spotting to date and boy does the design grow on you over time. It’s everything the Panamera tried for and more.
Another matted out NYC street rod. We’ve been seeing a lot of these lately. This one happens to look like the Batmobile dressed in Italian couture.