This isn’t the first time a prancing horse has nestled its way into the primo parking space you see here. A silver 612 Scaglietti usually occupies the spot. Perhaps the owner traded the nose heavy V12 Scaglietti in for this sportier, mid engine V8 Spyder. Or maybe he owns them both and was feeling a little saucy today, what with the nice weather and all. Or maybe it’s a different owner altogether and parking lot management simply makes a habit of putting the good stuff out front. Either way, we say thanks for positioning the car just prominently enough for all of us to drool over on our way to work each morning.
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Nine years ago eccentric engineer Dean Kamen unveiled the Segway Human Transporter (HT) — a gyro-stabilized, two-wheeled scooter that he claimed would transform personal transportation. His promise and self assuredness echoed that of Henry Ford about the Model T. But Kamen may have exaggerated. Even in a crowded and wealthy (the HT costs around $3,000) metropolis like Manhattan, you seldom hear the HT’s electric buzz. And though company financials are hard to come by, it seems clear that Segway sales are not living up to the hype. This New Yorker remains intrigued.
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This Gran Turismo was parked prominently outside the Omni Berkshire Hotel in mid town. The bright yellow display of sexy Italian curves made all the cabbies hot and bothered – the hue is called “Giallo Granturismo” and it’s a $2,900 option.
XF replaced S-Type in the Jag line-up last year. Along with the current generation XK, this new sedan literally dragged Jaguar into thoroughly modern design. S-Type was certainly charming and attractive in a London gentleman sort of way, but people simply weren’t considering it when in the market for a mid size luxury sedan. The LED lighting effects seen here really catch the eye.