You’ve now made it to our six finalists in our best car photos of 2012 list.
Filtering through all the images that were posted on Motor Authority this year and finding the best 24 was certainly no easy task, but we hope you agree with some of our choices.
6) Now, at number 6 on our list is this stunning image of the Lexus LF-LC concept car
sitting next to the even more stunning Sydney Harbour and its unique Opera House.
Making the photographer’s job easier are the gorgeous lines of the LF-LC. In fact, you’d be hard pressed to take a bad shot of the LF-LC. However, the way the curves of the LF-LC match the unique architectural lines of the Opera House behind it should not be overlooked.
The best part about the LF-LC is that this concept isn’t just for show. Lexus execs have confirmed that its good looks mask some very exciting design and engineering innovations that will influence the automaker’s future models.
We’ve still got our fingers crossed that a production version is in the works.
Note, a photo of the LFA supercar from Lexus was our favorite last year
, but this time the automaker’s talented photography team could only muster a sixth ranking for 2012.
5) Certainly one our favorites, and we’re sure yours as well, is this image of two great Lamborghinis, the Aventador and Countach
, racing down a stretch of road in Sant'Agata Bolognese. Seeing the two cars standing still is already breathtaking, but seeing the two raging bulls in full flight makes this image all the more impressive.
4) Porsche’s 918 Spyder
is in the final stages of its development, and one of its trials was an obligatory fastest lap at the Nürburgring race track in Germany. This photo shows the 918 Spyder wearing its delicious Martini livery and optional track pack, and sitting behind the wheel is none other than legendary rally driver Walter Röhrl. And in case you missed our original story, the Porsche 918 Spyder set a blistering lap time of 7:14
3) This beautiful shot of the 2013 SRT Viper
sitting atop what looks to be a giant checkered flag perfectly conveys the car’s purpose, to win at races. And we bet that’s exactly what it will be doing in 2013. The angle of the shot makes the headlights look like the focused eyes of a snake, while the hood vents look as through they’re ready to flare like nostrils as the car gets ready to strike. We’re looking forward to seeing who its victims will be.
2) Admittedly, when we first saw the 2014 Aston Martin Vanquish
, we weren’t completely smitten. At first the car looked a little overstyled and to us, at least, not quite worthy of being called a Vanquish. However, after seeing the car in person and having a little time behind the wheel
, we have fallen completely in love with the new Vanquish. The photos just don’t do it justice. The presence the new Vanquish has when seen in person, its powerful bulges, elegant lines and beautiful craftsmanship makes it one of the most impressive cars on the market, and we can’t think of a better place to drive one than through the quiet Italian country side like seen here
1) Choosing between the final three shots was a tough task. They all deserve to be number one, but this shot of the 2013 BMW M6 at Laguna Seca
just managed to edge out the competition. The M6 may not be the fastest car around a track, but the contrast between the car’s red paint and the blue edges and yellow runoff area of the track really makes this photo stand out.
And there you have it, our list of the best car photos of 2012. Once again, if you think there’s a better shot posted on Motor Authority that we’ve missed, feel free to let everyone know in the comments below.