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Audi R8 GT – La Jolla, California

November 2nd, 2012 by Stu

The first thing that came to my mind when this lightweight Audi R8 GT Coupe pulled into the car wash didn’t revolve around beauty or speed or exclusivity [333 exist worldwide]. Not even the $200K+ price tag floated through my subconscious. Rather, I found myself wondering how Audi recommended cleaning the Suzuka Gray Matte finish covering this R8’s sleek aluminum shell. A similarly garbed version of the BMW M3 [Frozen Grey Coupe], for instance, is fragile enough to not be covered by the vehicle warranty. So you better think twice before scrubbing one of these babies too hard.

I guess it’s hard looking this good.

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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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Ferrari F40 – Monterey, CA

August 30th, 2010 by Emir

I spotted this larger than life Ferrari F40 in Monterey, after all the Pebble Beach fanfare had come to a close. Meant to serve as a tribute for the brand’s 40th anniversary, F40 was actually the last car commissioned by Enzo before his death in 1988. The slippery, Pininfarina-designed body, whose advanced aerodynamics helped it to become the first road legal production car to break the 200 MPH barrier, is every bit as captivating as it was back in 1987 when F40 debuted as the brand’s unabashed halo car. Yes, after more than 23 years, F40 still manages to look more exotic and progressive than many of today’s exotic sports cars. The owner of this beautiful example was a little squeamish when I approached, camera in hand. He wasn’t too interested in talking shop with me, which in my experience makes him a rare exception to the rule when it comes to owners of exotic, highly collectible cars like this. But I managed to fire off a few shots before the twin-turbo engine roared to life and peeled off, leaving only the sounds of a hand-built Italian V8 in its wake.

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Audi R8 – East 37th St. @ 3rd Ave, NYC

July 13th, 2010 by Stu

Look closely and examine the interaction between the Ibis white Audi R8 and Chrysler 300 limousine pictured here, just where the mid town tunnels spills out into Manhattan. The best part is the dude in the limo, smiling for the camera as he passes off the bottle of bub to the people in the R8. Apparently bridge and tunnel people like to party.

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Mystery Ride – Vista Street, West Hollywood

April 6th, 2010 by Mike

I’ll give you a hint…it was only sold on these shores for one year and needed to change its name as not to conflict with one of the General’s popular models. Weigh in below with a make and model for your free Man on the Move t-shirt.

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Bertone X1/9 – Great Jones and Broadway, NYC

December 16th, 2009 by Stu

Bertone X1/9We don’t pass by too many cars with a Bertone badge on the hood. While Turin’s legendary design house has skinned its fair share of production and concept cars over the last century, it was usually because they were contracted to do so by another automaker. But Fiat relinquished control of these capable little mid engine sports cars in 1982 after they decided to exit the US market – all manufacturing duties subsequently shifted to Bertone from that point forward. They even hired Malcolm Bricklin, the Yugo man himself, to distribute the X1/9 in America. However dated it may look now, the X1/9 is handsome little car in a Pontiac Fiero meets Porsche 914 sort of way. Too bad there are no affordable little mid engine sports cars like this now. That is until VW brings their hot BlueSport to market.

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Lamborghini Murcielago – East 59th Street, NYC

November 23rd, 2009 by Stu

Lamborghini Murcielago Monday morning signals a return to the daily grind. For some people, that means climbing aboard the city-bound train from the suburbs. Others ride the bus or subway. But this commuter prefers the smell of hand stitched hides and the scream of a 571 HP V12 on his way into the office. Can you blame him?

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Ford GT – Staple Street, NYC

November 6th, 2009 by Ian

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Unlike marine biologists studying Great White Shark movement and migration, we at ManOnTheMove cannot tag our vehicle subjects for tracking purposes. And owners of fine rides like this Ford GT thoroughly appreciate that. But this particular piece of American exotica looks familiar, like we have spotted it before. We usually don’t like to snap the same ride twice, but exceptions can be made for something as sexy as this.

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Rossion Q1 – Southampton, NY

July 7th, 2009 by Ian

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One of our trusty field snappers caught this ultra-rare, Sarthe Gray Rossion Q1 in Southampton over July 4th weekend. We know what you’re thinking – “what the hell is a Rossion Q1?”.

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Ford GT – Avenue of Americas, NYC

June 9th, 2009 by Ian

ford-gtNeck snapping looks aside, exotic vehicle sightings are ultimately special for their infrequency. Ford only made about 4,000 of these thoroughly exotic GT supercars between 2003-2006 so it’s not everyday that we spot one parked on Ave of the Americas.

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