If the Nissan GT-R can be criticized for one thing, it’s its styling. Sure, the GT-R may be one of the fastest accelerating and cornering cars on the planet, but it definitely doesn’t host those classic supercar lines which are typically the core ingredient that make a supercar what it is.
As we’re sure you know, the GT-R is significantly narrower and taller than anything offered by Ferrari , Lamborghini , and even Porsche (Cayenne excluded, obviously), but the bright-green pictured here does not conform with that rule in the slightest sense.
This 942 horsepower beast is one of the most customized GT-R’s out there, with the wide-body kit finally giving the GT-R the true supercar proportions it’s always needed. No details have been released about who created the wide wheel arches as it could have a custom one-off job by a fanatical owner, or a relatively mainstream tuner displaying their prowess of what could become a kit available to other GT-R owners.
What we can deduce however, is that its front splitter has been provided by Stillen, the extremely menacing exhaust pipes come from JoTech tuning, while the custom black wheels are obviously provided by HRE Wheels. What makes this particular GT-R stand out even more is the fact that it’s painted in Lamborghini’s ever-popular Verde Ithaca.
If anything can top off the incredible styling of this car it’s the fact that it has been fitted with the JoTech Stage 5 upgrade kit which includes a set of HKS GT800 GTII turbos delivering their power at the same time while a new exhaust manifold, 50mm wastegate, and the aforementioned exhaust pipes finish off this incredible upgrade.
Every year, the New York Auto Show is home to a number of debuts for some of the greatest automobiles around the world, and at this year’s show, you could be there capturing those moments when automakers pull back the covers to reveal their latest masterpieces. As part of SnapMyLife’s auto show contest, one lucky person will be chosen as the roving photographer for SnapMyLife and will be able to attend the two press days of the 2012 New York Auto Show to take pictures of the vehicles as they are debuted. These pictures will then be streamed during the official photo stream of the New York Auto Show. The winner will also get a brand new EOS Rebel T3i Digital Camera.
So, here’s how you enter. Take a photograph of a car and submit it to SnapMyLife. Then tell your everyone you know to click on the Like button associated with your image. At the end of the contest, whichever picture has the most likes will be declared the winner.
The contest is open to anyone in the contiguous United States who is at least 21 years old, be it professional or amateur photographer. Only original photographs that have not been previously published, for which the entrant possesses all necessary rights will be accepted as valid entries. Photographs that have won awards or have been subjected to any previous form of judging process will not be accepted.
Check out SnapMyLife’s entree and photograph criteria after the jump. For full contest rules and to check out the competition, head on over to SnapMyLife, but you better hurry; contest ends March 20, 2012.
Everyone knows that one of the few things that make a car look better - aside from the work of a tuning company - is a hot girl. And, according to some guys, a hot, blonde girl is that much more appealing. Apparently, the Ferrari F430 whole-heartedly agrees.
The recipe for this photo shoot is quite simple: take a Ferrari F430 and a hot blonde - Corinne Doherty, solely for informational purposes - and put them one next to the other. Then, put an amazing photographer behind the camera - in this case it’s Jordan Shiraki - and throw in a Chevrolet Corvette Z06 to spice things up. These photos were taken at a dry lake bed in Boulder City, NV and the man who requested them was stupid enough not to pay for them, leaving Shiraki with some hot pics.
As a reminder: The Ferrari F430 is powered by a V8 engine that delivers a total of 483 HP and can hit an impressive top speed of 192 mph.
Unfortunately, the designer was not able to see his work come to life after his unexpected death last April due to a heart attack. Despite his passing on, the Rolls-Royce project continued on and recently, the first of these special edition models was unveiled in front of Bijan’s luxury boutique in Beverly Hills, California.
The luxury Phantom Drophead Coupe, in so many words, has Bijan’s imprint all over it. From the unmistakable bright yellow color of the luxury sedan all the way to the touches of white diamonds embedded in the wood veneer dashboard and the set of crystal glasses tucked in a picnic set in the trunk, the Rolls-Royce Phantom Bijan Edition speaks to the taste and lifestyle of the late, great designer.
While its easy to get mesmerized by the car, it’s also worth noting that this particular Phantom also carries a 6.75-liter V12 engine that produces in excess of 450 horsepower. According to Bijan executives, the plan for the ultra rare Phantom Bijan Edition is to have at least a dozen of them built with each set to be priced from anywhere between $850,000 all the way up to $1.6 million.
Knowing the man and his impeccable taste in cars, there’s a good chance that Bijan Pakzad, wherever he is, is looking down on this car with that million-dollar smile on his face.
It takes a person of high stature to have one of the most respected photographers make you your own portfolio. But by most accounts, at least as far as the auto industry is concerned, Stefan Winkelmann fits that bill to a tee. As the CEO of Automobili Lamborghini , Winkelmann is the top boss of one of the most esteemed and well-known high-performance automakers in the world.
On that end, noted photographer Jordan Shiraki, of the Shirakiphoto fame, created a portfolio exclusively for Stefan Winkelmann. Featuring some of the best collection of photographs you’ll ever see of Lamborghini, Shiraki went to painstaking lengths compiling the portfolio for Winkelmann.
If you’re as much a fan of photography as we are – especially those that include supercars – then Shiraki’s work is a definite work of art, one that we’d love to get our hands on someday. Of course, that’s easier said than done considering it was created for Winkelmann himself, but we’re still holding out hope that someday, we get to flip through those pages and be even more impressed with Shiraki’s masterful photographs.
Lighting is one of the most important aspects of photography composition. With the rise of digital cameras and the electronic flash, quality in this area has diminished, replaced by the convenience of the "snap shot". The disadvantage of relying on the built-in flash is that its close location to the lens can cause severe shadows and unsightly reflections on shiny surfaces.