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Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Convertible – West 23rd Street, NYC

July 29th, 2010 by Aaron

I found this 540 HP snake charmer tucked away in front of a Chelsea office building one sunny afternoon. The black and red hot rod almost looked guilty, as if it had been out speeding and doing smokey burnouts all afternoon. Or maybe the owner simply needed a parking space so he could run inside to grab something. Either way, I think we can all agree, this drop top ain’t a half bad way to get around town.

Shot with my Leica M6

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Garage Queens – Mustang Shelby GT500: East 26th St., NYC

January 27th, 2010 by Stu

This Torch Red, 540 horsepower pony car reincarnation was found nestled in between plebeian commuter cars in this Kipps Bay area garage. Considering what an absolute beast this thing is on the road it almost seems a shame to lock it up inside a concrete prison. Let’s hope the lucky owner exercises this baby as much as possible.

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2010 VW GTI MkVI – Hudson Street, NYC

October 27th, 2009 by Stu

MK6 GTI

VW used hot women and and a race-inspired video game application to launch the sixth generation GTI in Manhattan last week. And they claim to be the first manufacturer to rely entirely on the App Store to introduce a new car to the public. Classic Car Club on Hudson street was decked out with LCDs running a customized version of Firemint’s motion-activated Real Racing Game. Party goers could sample the new game while sipping on cocktails and listening to guest DJ ?uestlove from the Roots.

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Festa di Ferrari Concours – Stamford, CT

October 5th, 2009 by Stu

1963 Ferrari 250 GTE

In one day I have attended a Concours d’Elegance dedicated to Ferrari, enjoyed a CNBC Biography about the legacy of Enzo Ferrari and stumbled upon the high octane chase scene in Bad Boys II where Will Smith’s 575MM victoriously chases down gun-toting Jamaican drug dealers driving a stolen tractor trailer. All this media exposure, public attention and unbridled enthusiasm for a brand that has never aired a single advertisement. It seems there is something to these cars from Maranello. Something beyond horsepower, top speed and technological advances. Something that gives young boys goose-bumps and makes grown men cut checks for obscene amounts of money.

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2010 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 – DUMBO, Brooklyn

September 15th, 2009 by Austin

2010 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500Say what you will about high-horsepower American sports cars but don’t even think about talking smack on Ford’s new GT500 or it will come and find you. The throwback pony car gets better for 2010 thanks to, among other things, fresh styling, a more evolved interior, considerably more power and a newfound level of handling prowess that puts most straight-line stereotypes to bed. Ford was good enough to loan us one for the weekend and, after more than 500 miles behind the Alcantara-lined steering wheel, all we can say is yeehaw.

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LimeRock Park Vintage Festival – Lakeville, CT

September 14th, 2009 by Stu

1939 mercedes benz silver arrow

The Connecticut back roads leading us to LimeRock Park were twisty and drenched with sunshine. Mesmerized by the sublime landscape, we nearly overlooked our fast approaching destination ahead. That is until the sound of speed filled the air in a sudden burst of excitement. Serenity and chirping birds made way for screaming engines and heavenly exhaust notes as we headed past the entrance and over the WWII Bailey Bridge that provides access to the infield.

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New York Tesla Gallery – West 25th Street, NYC

September 10th, 2009 by Ian

Tesla

Tesla’s Manhattan dealership is live and kicking and the less-is-more decor screams high priced artwork not electric sports car retailer. Although that seems to have been the point in Tesla choosing to open shop in Chelsea’s art district rather than the obvious Park Avenue (Ferrari/Maserati, Audi Forum, Mercedes) or “dealer row” locations that all the other brands have flocked to. They even go as far as to brand the dealership, which used to be an actual gallery, as the “New York Tesla Gallery”.

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Ford F-150 SVT Raptor – Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, California

September 7th, 2009 by Stu

Ford F150 SVT Raptor

Cabbing it to LaGuardia at 5am is never fun, but I wasn’t too bothered because what waited for me in Borrego Springs was a series of high speed desert romps and physics defying hill climbs in Ford’s all new F-150 SVT Raptor. SVT, or Special Vehicle Team, is Ford’s in-house performance division responsible for breathed-on models like Mustang Cobra, Mustang GT500, SVT Focus, SVT Contour and the exotic GT supercar. Raptor is their latest and greatest effort and follows in the tire tracks of Ford’s original performance truck, the SVT Lighting. But where the supercharged, 380 HP Lightning did a wonderful job of going like stink in a straight line, the Raptor was imagined to be the first high speed off-road performance truck offered by an automotive OEM.

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Lotus Exige S 260 Sport – DUMBO, Brooklyn

July 28th, 2009 by Austin

Lotus Exige S 260 Sport

The Exige S 260 Sport has no power steering, will send shock waves through your spine and is harder to get into than the back stage area at a KISS concert. It also represents the most fun a person can have on 4 wheels short commuting to work via Indy car. If you can manage to squeeze into the scooped out carbon fiber racing seats, the view is nothing more than exposed structural elements, pedals that are spaced mere inches apart and an instrument panel consisting of 3 knobs.  Creature comforts include A/C, power windows and an Alpine stereo. If you need more, don’t buy a Lotus.

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Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport – West 46th Street, NYC

July 27th, 2009 by Stu

Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport - West 46th Street, NYC

There are few things in this world that would get a sane New Yorker to Times Square in the early hours of a Friday morning. One of those things is a chance to get up close and personal with a 1,001 HP marvel of technology whose quad turbo W16 engine will violently thrust 4,400 pounds of aluminum, magnesium and carbon fiber to 186 MPH before you can finish reading this sentence (about 16 seconds). Its maximum velocity, about 253 MPH, is equated to nearly one-third of the speed of sound at sea level.

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