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I Saw a LaFerrari and a Porsche 918 Spyder Driving Down the Street

I was recently sitting outside, at a little cafe, enjoying a chocolate croissant, when I looked up and noticed a LaFerrari and a Porsche 918 Spyder driving down the street. This was not at a car show, or during Monterey Car Week, or anything like that. I was just sitting there, and I looked up, and there was a LaFerrari and a Porsche 918 Spyder.

With that said, I must admit it wasn’t just a random street: I saw these cars driving down the Coast Highway in Laguna Beach, California, which generally has nicer vehicles than, for example, your local street that has a gas station, a Costco and an Outback Steakhouse. But still, I hadn’t planned to see them, and I wasn’t expecting to see them, and I was very surprised when I did see them.

As soon as I processed what I was seeing, I took the picture you see above, and then I had a nearly instinctive reaction: I started running, like a 14-year-old boy at Pebble Beach who just saw his first Koenigsegg. I haven’t run after a car since I myself was the aforementioned boy, but how often do you see a LaFerrari and a 918 Spyder just driving down the street? Never, is the answer. So I had to check them out.

Unfortunately — and not surprisingly — the LaFerrari and the 918 Spyder drove faster than I could run, and I gave up on catching them after a block or two. Still, it was a pretty cool sighting: I’ve only seen one LaFerrari on the road, in Monaco, and two 918 Spyders — one in Monaco, and one cruising along the highway on a random summer day near Greenwich, Connecticut. Seeing both in one moment was pretty exciting.

Upon posting the picture to Instagram, I received several replies telling me that’s “just another day in California” — but as someone who spends a lot of time in California, I can assure you it isn’t. Yes, when you’re in California, you stop noticing Huracans and R8s and 488s — but a LaFerrari and a 918 Spyder is still a special combination. Special enough to abandon a chocolate croissant in order to chase, apparently. Find a Porsche 918 Spyder for sale or Find a Ferrari LaFerrari for sale

Doug DeMuro is an automotive journalist who has written for many online and magazine publications. He once owned a Nissan Cube and a Ferrari 360 Modena. At the same time.

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Doug DeMuro writes articles and makes videos, mainly about cars. Doug was born in Denver, Colorado, and received an economics degree from Emory University in Atlanta. After graduation, Doug spent three years working for Porsche Cars North America. Eventually, he quit his job to become a writer, largely because it meant that he no longer had to wear pants. Doug’s work has been featured in a... Read More about Doug Demuro

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  1. 2 hypercars. Not just any 2 hypercars, but 2 Holy Trinity of Hybrid Hypercars members of hypercars. 0 special events. Not in Monaco. The chances of that happening are as low as winning a near-billion dollar Powerball jackpot.

    But I always run up like a 14 year old at Pebble Beach who found his first Koenigsegg whenever I find any exotic car. In fact, I’ll be running like a dog trying to fetch his ball thrown an entire quarter mile when I actually find a Koenigsegg.
  2. A then friend invited me to the performance shop he works at a couple years ago because they we’re hosting the stop over on the way through Phoenix on that year’s bull run cross country rally. More high dollar exotics than I’ve ever seen in one spot for sure but what was amazing was hearing and seeing them all driving in and tearing out after instead of just looking pretty. Completely ruined taking pictures of exotics I happen across in the street for me though. 

  3. Come to Palm Springs, supercars everywhere (in the winter, of course). Heck, I live literally across the street from a Bentley/RR/Lambo/McLaren/Aston Martin dealer.

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