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Colorful Supercars and a Single-Seat Aventador: Exotics on Cannery Row

Photo Safari of Big-Game Cars, and We Catch the Big Three.

For the second year, modern exotics got their own moment in the (marine-layer diffuse) sun on Monterey Bay’s famed Cannery Row. Name a bucks-up exotic, supercar, or hypercar from the last few decades, and it was on display in downtown Monterey.


Porsche 918

Porsche 918 front three quarter

Among the million-dollar-babies on display, this is one of our favorites. A technological tour-de-force, this hybrid honey was resplendent in a bright green wrap promoting “the harmonist,” and declaring itself “fresh.” We agree.


Ferrari LaFerrari

Ferrari LaFerrari front three quarters

When you pay a million-plus for a Ferrari, you can have it in whatever color you like. To prove this point, someone actually ordered this cornflower/periwinkle blue matte-finish on their LaFerrari. There’s clearly no accounting for taste…


McLaren P1

McLaren P1 rear three quarter

When you lay out the long green for a McLaren P1, you display it with the aero wings all the way up—especially when you’ve selected the demure and incognito fly yellow color scheme. Why not?


Ferrari 599 GTO

Ferrari 599 GTO rear three quarter

Only a true “Captain Obvious” would feel the need to explain to the world via a vanity plate that he or she is indeed “DOINGOK.”


Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG

Mercedes Benz SLS AMG front three quarter

You’ve heard of whitewall tires? We are loving these whitewall wheels on the gullwing extravagant Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG.


Ferrari F430 16M Scuderia

Ferrari 430 Scuderia Spider 16M

If you’re not absolutely certain your exotic is sexy enough, display it with a Teddy…


Lamborghini Aventador

Lamborghini Aventador front three quarter

There were loads of exotics on Cannery Row sporting matte-finish wrap jobs, most with overlapping seams and visible edges. Yuck. If you’re going for matte, commit to the paint and agree not to machine-wash or wax it!


US Specialty Vehicles Rhino GX

US Specialty Vehicles Rhino GX front three quarters

What exactly is it that defines “exotic?” US Specialty Vehicles explores that question by expending exotic money tricking out a Ford F-Series Super Duty truck, turning it into what looks like an MRAP armored (Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected) SUV. Happily the engine is also uprated to cope with the added weight. Interested? Head here: www.usspecialtyvehicles.com.


US Specialty Vehicles Rhino XT

US Specialty Vehicles Rhino XT front three quarters

If a Ford F-Series Super Duty is too big for you, perhaps you’d be more interested in the Jeep Wrangler-based Rhino XT. It includes reinforced body panels, a removable glass roof top and rear hardtop, 35-inch off-road Toyo tires, premium leather interior, carbon fiber and two-tone “ghost chrome” trim, and an LCD instrument cluster display.


Aventador Mini

Lamborghini Aventador Mini front three quarter

No exotic too big, no exotic too small! Perhaps the biggest crowd pleaser of this year’s Exotics on Cannery Row was this little cutie-pie in a mini Aventador. You go girl!

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