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I've owned my Ferrari for 329 days. In that time, it's travelled 5,022 miles in five U.S. states. It's been the subject of 24 Jalopnik columns, totaling 2,082,131 views, and 17 YouTube videos, reaching 4,424,998 plays. And now it's time for one last number: exactly how much has this car cost to own?
Nine months ago, in my first-ever column as a bona fide Jalopnik writer, I proclaimed: Why Yes, You Can Drive a Ferrari Every Day. You may remember this column, because I tied a TV to the roof of my car, and I duct-taped a monkey in the passenger seat, and I went through a McDonald's Drive-Thru. It's awesome! I recall…
Look, Lamborghinis and the like are really great for a weekend or two, but sometimes you don't want to drive around in a LOOK AT ME!! mobile.
So I'm sitting on the couch the other day, minding my own business and eating animal crackers, when it strikes me like a cartoon anvil: the Lexus LFA is the worst halo car that has ever existed.
I recently had the chance to spend several hours with a 1985 Lamborghini Jalpa. It was amusing, and delightful, and highly exhilarating, largely because I managed to get through the entire day without requiring the assistance of the local fire department.
There comes a time in the life of every aspiring journalist when he must put himself at risk of great personal peril in order to bring you a major developing story. Some go to treacherous riot zones and cover dangerous looting. Others go undercover to bring you tales of corruption and greed. As for me, I recently had…
Ahh, the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance: America's finest annual automotive event held under a constant stream of light mist. Oh, sure, I know the Amelia Island Concours is an excellent event with wonderful vehicles. But nothing can quite top Pebble Beach if you're discussing, for instance, overall umbrella usage.
I try to visit Monaco as often as I possibly can. If you're a car enthusiast, I'm sure you already know exactly why this is: because I enjoy sipping lukewarm table water and spending 19 Euro for a slice of pizza.
You may think being a Rich Kid of Instagram is an easy life, but it's not! Sure, sometimes you get to drive crazy exotic cars, but then people set them on fire when you aren't looking. Rich people have problems, too!
Paul Aitken has a collection of exotic cars that would make anyone jealous. His current stable includes a Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren, a Ferrari California, a Lamborghini Diablo, and a Rolls-Royce Ghost. But none of them are Aitken's — they're just biding time in his high-end pawn shop.
Selling an Aventador in London is easy. Just stick a for sale sign in Arabic on the windshield, and then wait for some rich dude to come around and buy it, as two new videos show.
Now you too can watch "Millionaire Boy Racers," the documentary we covered earlier this week about the rich Arab tourists who invade London every summer and terrorize local residents with their Ferrari, Lamborghini and GT-R shenanigans.
We all know that London has become a hotbed for supercars in recent years, particularly those owned by summer vacationers from Arab countries who essentially have more money than God.
Lotus has fired their CEO and has cancelled the proposed 2014 Esprit. That needn't affect your own esprit de corps because for today's Nice Price or Crack Pipe we have a Union Jack-wearing '88. Its price however may jack you up.
Nestled in the Italian Alps, Lake Como is a novel desitnation on its own. Throw in several dozen rare, exotic, and concept cars, and you've found paradiso. Eccola! (that's Italian for voila! Last weekend's Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este attracted a host of drool worthy cars and motorcycles over the weekend.
Although there's no good time to wreck a rented Lamborghini Gallardo, we'd have to say crashing into a fence when you're already running late for your own wedding is easily one of the worst times for it to occur.
It decorated the walls of a generation car lovers and defined an era of supercar excess. Several decades later the once cutting edge design is certainly dated but is certainly still the stuff of exotic car dreams for many car lovers. Anyone with the means to make their aging supercar dreams a reality would be hard…