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Are you a Lamborghini or a Lotus?

July 15, 2009

Decadence soaked in chartreuse or warmed on a red hot fire could possibly describe a yummy dessert, at a push an exotic cocktail. But, here, it’s all about luxury with a captial L as in Lamborghini and Lotus.

Those enticing colours and fine lines accompanied by power and dreams are for many, just a picture in a magazine. But in West Palm Beach, these European beauties sit, parked on their custom built stands, outside their custom built showroom luring the eyes of drivers and passerbys to stop, look, and ask each other dream questions.

 Are you a Lamborghini or a Lotus?

by Joe May

by Joe May

 

Lamborghini: Italian, pure flamboyancy and status. Taking luxury to the excess.

by Joe May

by Joe May

Lotus: English, club racing and elite. Off the street and onto the race strip.

by Cate

by Cate

by Joe May

by Joe May

Seldom are these cars seen on the roads of New Zealand, unless being filmed for a commercial. The frequency increases around southern Florida, as this region attracts wealth, old and new. Multi-cuturalism infiltrates everyday life here: in the cuisines, languages and music, and the visual arts. And if you are fortunate enough, in luxury brands.

Whether it’s English or Italian, French or Japanese, a finely crafted sports car — made for pleasure and respect, sometimes lust — needs to be talked about and photographed as the opportunities arise. It’s as fun as those dream questions being asked while standing around.

As for me, I’m a red colour person but I do like all things Italian.  All donations of course will not be overlooked.

Caffeinated Traveller

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9 Comments
  1. Bear permalink
    July 16, 2009 7:11 am

    My, they are nice cars to look at 🙂 I would go for the Lotus myself!

  2. Cate permalink
    July 16, 2009 2:08 pm

    Style is always good to look at. You’re a racing car fan I guess?

  3. Bear permalink
    July 16, 2009 4:39 pm

    Racing fan yes! The Lotus is quite a frugal buy for a club racer — nothing to take out for weight reduction, no carpet, no cruise control — if it’s not for acceleration or handling the car does not have it 🙂

  4. Cate permalink
    July 19, 2009 12:42 pm

    you wouldn’t guess it was kind of empty on the inside, judging by the exterior.

  5. July 19, 2009 7:26 pm

    I saw a Lamborghini outside my apartment this week. Don’t normally get excited about cars but that was really beautiful.

    • July 21, 2009 9:34 am

      Much nicer to see one of these cars than the typical Japanese or Korean sedan 🙂

  6. Bear permalink
    July 20, 2009 9:52 am

    Yes, it’s kind of empty bit only in the sense of nothing extraneous — a la a Shelby Cobra AC or a Jaguar E Type 😉

  7. Bear permalink
    July 20, 2009 9:53 am

    Oh yes, one more thing. The Lotus, and perhaps the Lambo, has no cup holder in it. So one must drink coffee as it is best enjoyed — in a cafe 🙂

    • July 21, 2009 9:34 am

      thanks for all this useful information. I should have contacted you first before I wrote my post.

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