It’s rare in more ways than one!
I was running late today so rather than fight for a parking space at the train station, trudge myself to the platform, wait for the next train, get the next connection…well, you get the idea…I decided I’d drive to work instead.
And believe it or not, I was glad I did. Besides, I needed a break from the stinky homeless folk and loudmouthed teenagers that always get busted for not buying a ticket.
While traveling home on the 405 southbound, a vehicle in the carpool lane passed me that I simply could not ignore. Remember that I do live in southern California and see lots of interesting cars out here, including those strangely masked test vehicles.
But this one wasn’t disguised. At any rate, I crept over in the Number 1 lane to get next to the first of two interesting cars I would see today. And here’s the first one…
For you car ignorant people out there, this is a Maybach 57.
No big deal, you say? I think not. The Maybach is not only one of the quickest large vehicles out there, it’s also one of the most expensive. Just imagine what your payments and down payment would be when you see the sticker price.
But after looking at its driver, it’s safe to say he paid for that sucker with cash and celebrated his purchase by lighting a cigar ignited by a few burning Franklins. Homeboy just looked loaded–or like some sort of music mogul.
So after driving with reckless abandon to get the photo of the Maybach with my phone-cam, wouldn’t you know I had to pick it up again. This one was so worth it, too.
Here’s the second car:
Now that there is the limited-production 2009 Nissan Skyline GT-R. Now how fast is this thing? Only twice as quick as the Maybach. And for you cheapskates out there, you can own five of these beauties for the same cost as one Maybach.
Note the dealer plates on the car. This simply means that neither of the guys in the car own it; they work for the dealer and were taking it out for a spin.
And what a terrible job that must be.