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Lambo LP550-2 Spyder Photo Shoot: Brookhaven Airport – Shirley, NY

September 7th, 2012 by Anthony

Bask in the glory of Lamborghini’s latest Gallardo, the LP550-2 Spyder and you’re immediately reminded why insurance companies exist. The topless bull, an all new model for 2012, takes a different spin [literrally] on an old theme by providing mid engine exotic shoppers with a RWD option alongside the AWD set up featured since model introduction [2003/2004]. The offering lowers the cost of entry a bit and transforms the drive character from one of 4-wheeled super sled to 2-wheeled sling shot. Check out Stu’s full review in WIRED and join us after the jump for the full crop of photos from our aeronautical-themed shoot. We figured planes and hangers were appropriate surroundings for something that flies like this Lambo does.

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Sneak Peak: Lambo LP550-2 Spyder Shoot – Brookhaven Airport, NY

July 9th, 2012 by Stu

Here’s a teaser from our Independence Day shoot with, of all cars, Lamborghini’s decidedly unpatriotic 2012 LP550-2 Spyder. Man on the Move correspondent and pro snapper Anthony Barbato made good use of the sinful Italian sheet metal and wicked aeronautical back drop

More to come…

 

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New Product: McLaren MP4-12C Unveiling – Lux Studios, NYC

September 17th, 2010 by Stu

Pictured: Auto design legend and McLaren design boss Frank Stephenson posed proudly in front of his latest creation, the MP4-12C (call it 12C for short)

McLaren, long known for excellence in racing and an absurdly fast, low volume road car called the F1, is diving head first into the “entry level” supercar game. I know what you’re thinking…entry level my left foot. But before you write us off forever, I do have a decent explanation for my seemingly wacked out pricing nomenclature. Entry level, in this case, pertains to exotics hovering around $220k like the Ferrari 458 Italia, Lamborghini Gallardo, Mercedes SLS AMG and Bentley Continental GT. Then you have the $300-$500k players like Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano and Lambo Murcielago. Finally, the hyper exotics…members of an elite top speed club capable of velocities somewhere north of 220 MPH – Bugatti Veyron, Koenigsegg CCX, Pagani Zonda, Gumpert Apollo, SSC Ultimate Aero, and last but not least, the infamous McLaren F1.

Ok, now that we have covered supercar class hierarchies, back to the McLaren at hand. The Woking-based company is cashing in on all the aforementioned sweat equity amongst race fans and deep-pocketed supercar lovers to offer discerning sportsmen a reason to consider something other than a Ferrari or Lamborghini. After spending an afternoon gazing at this lustful machine at the Lux studios unveiling, it’s easy to understand why the eyes of Italian loyalists will feel compelled to wander. The sexy two-seat coupe, with its trick scissor doors and gaping side intakes, is every bit the exotic and exudes a tasteful level of design restraint alongside more angular competitors. Put another way, it’s easy on the eyes. The low slung body was penned by auto design legend Frank Stephenson, formerly head of design at Alfa Romeo and the man responsible for. amongst other things, modern versions of the Mini Cooper and Fiat 500.

You might be wondering what ever happened to the other “entry level” sports car that had McLaren’s name on it. Well, if you recall, it had Mercedes’ name on it too. Of course we’re talking about the now defunct Mercedes SLR McLaren, the long nosed coupe jointly developed by the two brands and sold for some 6 years (2003-2009). Needless to say, the brands have since parted ways to do their own thing.

Here are some of 12C’s juicy performance details in case you were curious. The chassis, a superlight carbon fiber affair, contributes to the car’s relative lightweight while also maintaining stupefying levels of rigidity. Positioned amidships, 12C’s 3.8L twin-turbo, all alluminum V8 churns out 592 HP and 443 ft lbs of torque. Couple that in with a 2,866 pound dry weight that undercuts rivals by some 200 pounds and you have yourself a sub 4 second 0-60 MPH time and a top end somewhere near 200 MPH. The F1-derived 7-speed, “Seamless Shift Gearbox” has the ability to preload gears as you attempt to negotiate through all that raw power.

Look for MP4-12C at select dealerships next Summer. In the meantime, check out all the McLaren porn we have captured for you after the jump.

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Supercar Weekend – Flagler Drive Waterfront, Palm Beach

March 3rd, 2010 by Stu

Flagler Drive Waterfront was packed with precious metal last weekend for Supercar Experience Palm Beach, also known as Supercar Weekend. The event series, which also includes tour stops in other well-to-do locations like New Orleans and The Hamptons, is a unique experience to say the least. After all, where on earth can you see this much horsepower, hand crafted coachwork and radar-touting cops in one place at one time. You can thank Florida-based sharp shooter and Man on the Move guest photographer Blake Simon for the exotic car porn to ensue after the jump.

Source: F1 Photography (photos used with permission)

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Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder – West 26th Street, NYC

August 21st, 2009 by Ian

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Lamborghini’s best-selling Gallardo has been a bit of headline whore lately and not all of them good. Recent news surrounding the “entry level” exotic from Sant’Agata Bolognese range from a lemon law refund check, to a special RWD commemorative edition, to a new Gallardo-only racing series, and even a hybrid electric variant coming in 2015. Seeing this stunning white Spyder on 26th street reminds us what all the fuss is about.

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Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4 – Shelter Island, NY

February 10th, 2009 by Stu

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For 2009, Lamborghini revised their best-selling Gallardo with, among other things, a restyled front/rear end and more power. It is still razor sharp and thoroughly exotic. bella!

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