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2015 Houston Auto Show - Super Cars
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Posted By: Sailor, 01-25-2015, 05:16 PM

Although the Houston Auto Show is a second tier affair, there are usually some super cars on display - from manufacturers/dealers and tuners/customizers. Here are some snapshots of cars in this league that caught my eye. I know very little about these models - I see no reason to clutter my aging brain with details about cars I will likely never buy; if I'm going to read about things with no practical impact on my life, I'd rather explore cosmology or quantum stuff. Still, these guys are fun (for me) to look at, so I share the pics below.

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Porsche 918 Spyder - a hybrid that will cost you very nearly one million US bucks. There were actually two of them at the show - both were in aftermarket displays.















The new Lambo Huracan. All I know about this one is that the sticker is $ 277,000 (US).







An Audi R8 (V10) coupe - about a couple of hundred grand. After you look at the first two, this one seems like a bargain.





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Jer, I can only dream of driving one, let alone to own any! Thanks for the dream though...my hands are stuck to the steering wheel and my right foot feels heavy!
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I'm going to need a bigger garage, and a bigger paycheck
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Hey Jer - your car show posts are about the only time I get to see cars of this stature.

The Porsche is very nice but you can't be the guys at Lamborghini when it comes to style.

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Jer, I can only dream of driving one, let alone to own any! Thanks for the dream though...my hands are stuck to the steering wheel and my right foot feels heavy!
Hey, buddy, I'm glad you enjoyed 'em. I'm will to spend a fair amount of money on cars, but I ain't going nearly this far - way above my pay grade.

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I'm going to need a bigger garage, and a bigger paycheck
Me too!

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Hey Jer - your car show posts are about the only time I get to see cars of this stature.

The Porsche is very nice but you can't be the guys at Lamborghini when it comes to style.

Tom G
And the good news, Tom, is that you can by three Huracans for the price of one 918 Spyder.

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man that 918 is really Bad Ass, hadn't seen this one before but would love to take a quick trip around the track in that. Nice pics buddy, really enjoyed the view.
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Porsche 918 Spyder - a hybrid that will cost you very nearly one million US bucks
At that money, it's probably just as well that I don't like the colour.
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man that 918 is really Bad Ass, hadn't seen this one before but would love to take a quick trip around the track in that. Nice pics buddy, really enjoyed the view.
It is that and then some, brother Bob. I appreciate the nice words, as always.

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At that money, it's probably just as well that I don't like the colour.
Not my favorite either, but to be honest, variations in light sources at these shows are murder and I didn't get the white balance right, since these photos suggest a green tint to the yellow which was not there.

Anyway, not to worry: Porsche will build you a car in any color you want . . . . . . . . if you're willing to pay the tariff.

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if you're willing to pay the tariff
Really... Oh OK then I'll place my nearly one million US bucks order then.
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Really... Oh OK then I'll place my nearly one million US bucks order then.
Sounds good - but don't forget: special colors are extra cost options.

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Could you ship me the yellow one.


Nice images.
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special colours are extra cost options
Well that's just blown it, an extra cost on top of "nearly one million US bucks", I'm just not going to order it now, so there.

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