Stressed Out? – Just Get Out and Drive!

Being a physician is stressful. Being human is stressful. Living on this Earth is stressful. Let’s face it: Life is just damn stressful!

So, what do you do? Well, sometimes you just have to get out and drive. And if you’re a betting man, always bet on black!

Here’s a pentad (that means five) of aces…all dressed in black: a Ferrari F430, Lamborghini Gallardo, Nissan GTR, Corvette Z06, and a Fiat 500 Abarth.

Come along and join the ride!…

See more pictures here: Ferrari F430, Lamborghini Gallardo, Nissan GTR, Corvette Z06, Fiat 500 Abarth

2008 Lamborghini Gallardo Superleggera: Super Light, Super Bright, Super Cool

Let’s cruise with this orange (Arancio Borealis) 2008 Lamborghini Gallardo Superleggera.

“Superleggera” means “Super Light” – this lightweight, track-oriented version is about 220 lbs lighter than the standard Gallardo – lots of carbon fiber goodies! Carbon fiber door panels, side skirts, rear diffuser, side mirrors, engine bonnet/cover, rear wing, interior dash panels, seats, onboard espresso machine…ok, ok, maybe not the espresso machine, but you get the idea! Add in lightweight Alcantara all over the interior (lighter than leather cows) with orange stitching and it’s just badass!

Oh, and it also happens to have that iconic 5.0 Liter V10 engine, with 530 hp and 376 lb-ft of torque. 0-62 mph in 3.8 seconds. Top speed of 196 mph.

Reportedly, 172 Superleggeras were made – 46 in orange, 45 in yellow, 37 in black, 10 in white, and 1 was custom-painted in pink (who knew!).

And the stock exhaust is one of the best-sounding exhausts you’ll hear!

Lamborghini Aventador: A Splash of Lime is the Spice of Life!

Whoa Nelly! Some cars just announce themselves without any effort. Well, this is one of those cars. When you order up a car like this, it can only mean one thing: you are enjoying LIFE, my friend!

This is THE dream car every car enthusiast envisions: a Lamborghini Aventador…in Verde Ithaca (aka lime green pearl)! This is the Incredible Hulk of exotic cars – with its 3-stage paint finish that glistens in the sun, this is an alien spacecraft that can be spotted from miles away! Oh my!

This green monster is just that…a MONSTER. 6.5 Liters of V12 madness. 700 hp, 510 lb-feet of torque. 0-60 mph in 2.9 seconds. Top speed of 217 mph.

With a flashy interior to match, imagine seeing this UFO flying down your local city streets. This is like a plastic surgeon’s best advertisement! ;)

See more pics of this lime green Aventador here: Lamborghini Aventador (Verde Ithaca)

So, what color would you order when you get YOUR Aventador?…

Ferrari 458 Italia: Sleek, Fast, and Born to Run

Here’s an Italian thoroughbred born to run fast!…a Ferrari 458 Italia. And no, it’s not red. It’s not yellow. It’s not black. It’s not white. It’s metallic gray – also known as Grigio Titanio – a color that really highlights the sleek lines of the car. And the 5-spoke wheels provide large “windows” for the contrasting yellow calipers.

This machine runs like the wind – like a proper race horse should. With its 4.5 Liter V8 engine (naturally aspirated), it has the numbers to prove it: 570 hp, 398 lb-feet of torque; 0-60 mph in 3.3 seconds; Top Speed 202 mph. Throw in a seamless dual-clutch, lighting-fast, 7-speed paddle-shift transmission and it’s lights out for all the other challengers right out of the gate!

So let’s go for a drive and see if we can chase this thing down! Hey, it’s all about giving it the ‘ole college try!

See more pics here: Ferrari 458 Italia (Grigio Titanio)

So, what do you think of this 458 and what color would you get when placing your order for one?

The 3-Pedal, Manual Transmission Exotic Car: A Dying Breed

If you’re a car enthusiast, odds are you learned how to drive a car with a manual transmission. You know…cars with that clutch pedal on the side, a “stick shift”, and all that “old-school” technology.

So let’s say you’re a successful plastic surgeon or dermatologist or well…ok, let’s be real…you’re probably a dentist/orthodondist who escaped this ENTIRE health-care reform stuff ( :D ) and you’re looking to purchase a brand-spanking new exotic supercar? Well, here’s the harsh reality: modern exotic cars with 3 pedals and a gated shifter are becoming obsolete and if you are looking to order your brand new exotic car with that iconic gated shifter…well, good luck with THAT!

So it’s refreshing when you come across a modern exotic supercar with the old-school 6-speed shifter! Especially if it’s a Lamborghini! Oh my!

Enter this SUPER RARE Lamborghini LP570 Superleggera: Dressed in a “subtle” metallic gray known as “Grigio Lynx”, this modern exotic sports the proper specs – with its 5.2 Liter V10 engine pumping out 570 hp and 397 lb-feet of torque. 0-62 mph in 3.4 seconds; Top speed around 202 mph.

But here’s the best spec of all: a 6-speed gated manual! Oh yeah! You see, you just KNOW that this car was meant to be enjoyed and the owner KNEW that – as he could have easily bought any of the boatloads of E-Gear, paddle-shifting Superleggeras out there…but he DIDN’T! Cuz you know – it simply doesn’t get any more fun than driving a modern exotic and rowing through the gears! :)

See more pics here: Rare 6-Speed Manual Lamborghini LP570 Superleggera

So, which do you prefer: the old-school stick-shifting manuals or the modern fast-shifting paddle transmissions?…

2013 “Facelifted” Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4: The FINAL Edition!

Let’s join this group of exotics (matte gray LP560, white Gallardo, black Gallardo, black 430 Scuderia) as they travel in the dark of night to check out the “Final Edition” of the highly successful Lamborghini Gallardo production car! With over 13,000 Gallardos made since 2003, this is the last “facelifted” version of one of the most popular exotic cars ever made.

So let’s take a look at this 2013 Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4 Spyder: Dressed in white, with its new front and rear designs, new wheels, and sporting the well-known 5.2 Liter V10 engine, this is Automobili Lamborghini’s final tribute to their most successful production car to date – 10 years of production and one of the most recognizable exotic cars ever made!

See more pictures here: 2013 "Facelifted" Lamborghini Gallardo: The Final Edition

So, what do you think of this “facelifted” Gallardo? Do you like the added “trapezoidal” features or do you prefer the timeless designs of the previous versions?…

2001 Dodge Viper GTS: Pumped Up and Loud!

Here’s a car that probably needs to be drug-tested for performance-enhancing steroids! This is some pumped-up American muscle…a red 2001 Dodge Viper GTS. This car is pure power, sporting an 8.0 Liter V10 engine and pumping out 450 hp and 490 lb-feet of torque. 0-60 mph in 4.0 seconds. Top speed around 185 mph.

And did we mention this car is loud? Hey, it’s a Viper, you know…ALL Vipers must be LOUD – it is an absolute requirement!

A Rare Orange BMW E92 M3: Lime Rock Park Edition M3

Yes, the BMW M3 is a cool car. With its 4.0 Liter naturally-aspirated V8 engine, it makes a respectable 414 hp and 295 lb-feet of torque. And it looks cool, too. With BMW trending more towards turbocharged cars in their newest models, the M3′s current V8 engine might be the last of a dying breed of naturally-aspirated, high-revving BMW engines (sigh!).

If you’ve been aching for an M3 and you want perhaps the ultimate M3, well, here’s a candidate for you: a RARE orange BMW E92 M3 Lime Rock Park Edition. Dressed in a bright, flashy suit called “Fire Orange”, this M3 looks special just sitting still! One of only 200 ever made, you won’t see too many of these around and your M3 will stand out among all the rest for sure!

So why is it called the “Lime Rock Park Edition M3″? Well, BMW and the Lime Rock Park racetrack have had a long-standing relationship over the years and why not commemorate this partnership with a special-edition M3 – it just makes sense, no?

Some highlights of this unique M3 include the following: special Fire Orange paint, carbon fiber roof, lightweight/titanium exhaust system, carbon fiber front and rear pieces, M3 Competition Package, and just flat-out good looks! The power numbers are the same as the standard M3 (414 hp, 295 lb-feet torque), but this M3 will turn heads like no other!

And this particular M3 was modified even further by the owner, with its black Volk Racing wheels and other minor cosmetic tweaks, making it look even better.

So if you’re looking for a new Ultimate Driving Machine and you want an M3, this might just be the Ultimate M3!

See more pictures here: BMW E92 M3 (Lime Rock Park Edition)

Old School Race Car: 1972 De Tomaso Pantera

Here’s some classic Italian + American muscle: a white 1972 De Tomaso Pantera with a 700 hp NASCAR engine! Whoa!

This car “looks” the part, with its aggressive front-end splitter, wide-bodied flared fenders, and flat-out, loud, American, NASCAR-made, 700 hp motor!

Listen, look, and experience this unique machine:

So, why do all this to a car over 40 years old? Why? Because…RACE CAR! ;)

See more pics here: 1972 De Tomaso Pantera

Porsche Carrera GT: The Definition of a True Supercar

Some cars just speak for themselves.

Here is a machine that defines the meaning of a true supercar: the Porsche Carrera GT. One of only about 1,270 ever produced from 2004-2007 (only about 604 sold in the U.S.). Decked out in classic GT Silver, this Carrera GT sports a 5.7 Liter V10 engine making 612 hp and 435 lb-feet of torque. 0-60 mph in 3.5 seconds. Top speed: 205 mph. 6-speed manual transmission. Rear-wheel drive. 100% SUPERCAR.

Heck, forget all the numbers and stats: this is an F1 car for the streets! Listen for yourself as the Carrera GT takes off and screams, F1-style! Oh my!