For decades, a sales technique at auto shows employs female models attired in tight dresses or miniskirts wearing uncomfortable heels, smiling and posing enchantingly. Should they spoke at all, they recited from memorized scripts and seldom did they react to questions.
Since the first car trade shows, the models were eye candy who were hired to accentuate the cars and trucks on display and attract the attention of attendees. Glenn Campbell of Auto Writers commented, “The notion of having quite a girl up there attracted people, and if she could recite a pat speech, all of the better. She didn’t need much technical ability.”
At today’s auto trade shows, patrons are more likely to encounter both women and men in booths and displays who’re not only dressed more conservatively but are proficient in the vehicles they represent and the auto industry in general. Randy Pflughaupt, the Toyota Group’s vice president of marketing, stated, “Our power to communicate the advantages of Toyota products, to own them articulated by an income person, rather than by kiosks or fliers or brochures that individuals only hope is likely to be read, is clearly an advantage.”
Exactly the same principals connect with luxury and exotic car shows. Some attendees are car enthusiasts already knowledgeable about supercars, manufacturers seek to attract their attention and educate them on the most recent technological and performance-enhancing features of the exotic automobiles. Here are 20 photos of girls with supercars every guy needs to see, including internationally famous models, successful businesswomen, celebrities, and a good champion tennis player.
20. KYLIE JENNER WITH HER LAMBORGHINI AVENTADOR
In 2018, 21-year-old Kylie Jenner was named one of many wealthiest self-made entrepreneurs by Forbes magazine. She is the founder and owner of Kylie Cosmetics, but she first gained notoriety starring in the E! reality television series Keeping Up with the Kardashians beginning in 2007. A lot of her success comes from leveraging her social media following. She has over 110 million followers on her behalf combined social media accounts.
A vehicle enthusiast, she purchased a $400,000 Lamborghini Aventador for cruising around town, but she needed something a bit more rugged for her off-roading adventures. Both vehicles have the same paint color, so she doesn’t have any trouble finding each one in a huge parking lot.
19. PORSCHE 911 GT2 RS AND MARIA SHARAPOVA
Porsche has resumed production of the Porsche 911 GT2 RS after four units of the GT2 RS on the solution to Brazil aboard a marine container ship America sank close to the Atlantic coast of France. The cars were being shipped along side Audi vehicles and 37 other Porsche models. Maria Sharapova, five-time Grand Slam tennis champion, took this GT2 RS out for a spin at the Porsche Development Center well before the shipping disaster.
Maria drove first and then experienced racing driver and Brand Ambassador for Porsche Mark Webber took control. The Porsche generates 700 horsepower and 553 pound-feet of torque, accelerating from 0-60 mph in only 2.7 seconds. More thrilling than winning a Grand Slam tournament? Maybe!
18. MASERATI AND GENEVIEVE MORTON
Back 2012, South African model Genevieve Morton was voted the sexiest woman in the World by FHM South Africa readers and in 2014, Sports Illustrated named her certainly one of their top 50 swimsuit models of time. Maserati noticed her exceptional beauty and selected Morton to present its 2015 line in product brochures, press material, and a comprehensive, international social media blast.
The photoshoot took place in the heat of Southern Italy’s Sicily. Morton maintains her fashion model form by being active in sports. In September 2018, she participated in the Nautica Malibu Triathlon presented by Bank of America Merrill Lynch at Zuma Beach in Malibu, California.
17. MERCEDES-BENZ SLS AMG AND SUMMER GLAU
Production of the high-performance Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG began in 2011 and ended with the SLS AMG GT Final Edition in 2015. The two-seater luxury sports that sold for over $225,000 produced 583 hp at 6,800 rpm and 479 ft-lb of torque at 4,750 rpm. The 2015 model year represents the last iteration of the high-performance SLS AMG, which initially proceeded sale in 2011.
To mark the last year of production, the sole 2015 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG was the SLS AMG GT Final Edition, limited by just 350 units worldwide. Mercedes selected Summer Glau to simply help promote the SLS AMG. An actress and dancer, she is better noted for her roles in fantasy and science fiction television series; as River Tam in Firefly (2002) and its continuation film, Serenity (2005).
16. BUGATTI VEYRON MATCHES A BLUE DRESS
Luxury supercar manufacturer Bugatti makes only three models: the Veyron, Chiron, and Divo. Prices start with the least expensive Veyron at $1.7 million, bump as much as $3 million for a Chiron, and its newest model, the Divo, is just a hypercar which sold-out in 1 day, at a sales price of $5.8 million. Maintenance is not any bargain for a Bugatti, either.
According to Royalty Exotic Cars, for the least expensive Veyron model, a fat change costs more than $20,000. A new Toyota Camry sells for comparable price. It only seems appropriate that the luxurious Bugatti Veyron is photographed having an attractive female model wearing a classy, matching blue-colored dress. Who knows if she was paid more or less than the cost of a fat change?
15. FERRARI CALIFORNIA T AND PINUP ART SELLS
The word “Pinup Art” was first coined in 1941 but its origins date back once again to the 1890s. Pin-up images were cut right out of newspapers and magazines, or even a postcard, and pinned on walls, desks, or calendars. The means of having an attractive female model to advertise almost anything continues to be used today.
This photo was part of an advertising campaign for a Southern California exotic car rental company. The blonde posing on the hood of a Ferrari T is a contemporary accept the classic pinup photography of Betty Grable and Ava Gardner. The Ferrari generates 560 horsepower with a premier speed of 196 miles hourly and can be rented for only under $1,500 per day.
14. MCLAREN P1 FLOWING ELEGANCE
While experts suggest the Mclaren P1 may be the best vehicle traveling today, the track-dedicated GTR model is even better. Although its top speed is electronically limited by 217 mph, the P1 set a record for the fastest lap ever on Germany’s daunting Nurburgring Nordschleife circuit. It accelerates from 0 to 60 mph in less than three seconds and reaches 186 mph in 17 seconds.
With this particular photo, the photographer has captured the power and an ideal aerodynamic type of the P1 despite having a corner spoiler wing deployed in race mode and the butterfly doors wide open. The feminine model with her flowing, elegant dress and gently waving hair enhances the feeling of motion even though the supercar is standing still.
13. PORSCHE CAYENNE: SUV SUPERCAR?
Although the Porsche Cayenne comes with an MSRP including $69,600 to $182,600, the car is not just a supercar. It is more appropriately classified as a luxury SUV but put a lovely model (Amanda Beatz) next to it and the car starts looking as an exotic supercar.
All Cayenne models offer plenty of power, crisp handling, and luxurious comfort, alongside driver’s assistance systems. The Cayenne’s engines have been optimized for fuel efficiency while providing improved performance over previous versions. The Cayenne S comes equipped with a 3.6-liter, twin-turbo V6 engine underneath the hood. The Cayenne S E-Hybrid luxury SUV provides a plug-in hybrid drive. Its synchronous electric motor and 3.0-liter supercharged V6 deliver 416 horsepower.
12. LAMBORGHINI HURACAN AND BLONDE
A lovely blonde shows off an exotic supercar. The Huracán is built with the 5.2-liter naturally aspirated Audi-Lamborghini V10 engine that was utilized in the Gallardo. However, the Huracán is tuned to generate a maximum power output of 602 hp. The engine has both direct fuel injection and multi-point fuel injection, and its mid-engine placement ensures balance and performance.
The Huracan’s engine also uses a start-stop system to boost efficiency. Road test acceleration, as measured by automotive magazines, is 0 to 60 mph in a blistering 2.5 seconds. It reaches the quarter mile in 10.4 seconds at a velocity of 135 mph and tops out at 212 mph.
11. LAMBORGHINI AVENTADOR AND SUPERMODEL WITH SOCKS
A supermodel is a well-paid, high-fashion model who has worked on an international level and often has a background in haute couture and commercial modeling. Most have multi-million-dollar modeling contracts with several agencies and work for prominent fashion designers and clothing brands.
Fashion website Marie Claire says: “What a model is wearing when she arrives at a fashion show is, these days, almost as important as her runway outfit itself. Of course, supermodels can make virtually any attire seem glamorous. Whether it’s a blouse and leggings or simply her gym outfit, they’re guaranteed to pull off the effortless chic look. Ah, to be a supermodel…”
Do long white socks with red stripes make a fashion statement? Apparently, this model standing next to the Lambo thinks so!
10. FASHION MODEL PROMOTES HER AUDI R8
Although fashion modeling is a very competitive business, those who succeed may make incomes much greater than many corporate CEOs. In 2018, the most used models made millions. At the the surface of the list last year were Kendall Jenner ($22 million), Gisele Bundchen ($17.5 million), Chrissy Teigen ($13.5 million), and Adriana Lima ($10.5 million).
Luxury and supercar companies often hire well-known fashion models to market their vehicles. Most of these models can afford to possess the cars they endorse. Gisele Bundchen (along with her husband, Tom Brady) owns a Bugatti Veyron Super Sport, Audi R8, Rolls-Royce Ghost, and an Aston Martin DB11, among other exotic cars. Probably the model advertising this Audi R8 is sitting in her very own car.
9. FERRARI SCUDERIA 16M AND CAITLIN HIXX
The next thing that catches the viewer’s eye in this Nino Batista photo of a Ferrari Scuderia 16M with Caitlin Hixx is the initial 5-spoke forged wheel (the first thing is obvious). Produced for the 16M’s launch, the special wheels helped reduce steadily the unsprung weight of larger front brakes and calipers useful for extra stopping power.
Ferrari unveiled the Scuderia Spider 16M (a convertible version of the 430 Scuderia) at the World Finals in Mugello to commemorate their 16th victory in the Formula 1 Constructor’s World Championship in 2008. Although Ferrari used famed driver Michael Schumacher to unveil the initial 430 Scuderia, we believe the Caitlin Hixx photo might have been in the same way effective. All 499 limited production cars produced beginning in early 2009 were pre-sold to select clients.
8. FERRARI 458 SPIDER AND JULIA ADASHEVA
Supermodel Julia Adasheva came to be in Moscow in 1991, started her modeling career at age 16, graduated from the Russian State Trade-Economic University, and now travels the world for international engagements.
Her dream car is a red convertible from Maranello: a 458 Spider, the epitome of Italy’s style and performance. Her dream came true, and she now owns the Ferrari 458 in this photo, that will be just element of her collection of exotic cars. A supercar enthusiast, Julia frequents car shows, not just for modeling but to see the latest luxury editions. Her personal streaming channel is full of videos of her testing various exotics around Moscow.
7. FORD GT AND DENISE MILANI
The Ford GT is a mid-engine two-seater sports vehicle manufactured and marketed by Ford in the U.S. from 2004 to 2006 along with the business’s 2003 centenary celebrations. Ford ceased manufacturing the sports vehicle after 2007 but resumed production again in 2016 for the 2017 model year. The GT celebrates the historically significant GT40, which won four consecutive 24 Hours of Le Mans (1966–1969), including a 1-2-3 finish in 1966.
This Ford GT is followed closely by the beautiful model Denise Milani. Born in Czechoslovakia, she spends most of her amount of time in Los Angeles and is among the most popular internet models working in the world today.
6. 2002 FERRARI 360 MODENA AND LENNIA
Some promotional photographs of exotic and luxurious supercars with a lovely female model project an image of luxury, sophistication, and elegance, this one is different. Lennia, the model sitting on the hood of a 2002 Ferrari 360 Modena, seems timid by contrast. She could have just thought to the dog owner, taking the picture, “C’mon, let me drive your Ferrari. I’ve never driven a pricey sports car.”
The Ferrari 360 Modena came built with 3.6-liter, DOHC V8 coupled to a 6-speed automatic transmission that produced 400 hp at 8500 rpm. It accelerated from 0 to 60 mph in 4.6 seconds; a little slow by today’s standards, sure, but respectable for the period. What could fail? Let her drive it!
5. PAGANI, LUXURIOUS BOAT, AND MODEL
Pagani got its start as an automotive brand when Horacio Pagani, former head of Lamborghini’s composites department, decided to branch out on his own and appeal to the world’s most sophisticated car buyers, for whom Lamborghini just wasn’t cutting the mustard. Initially, Pagani caused Lamborghini to generate the Countach’s 25th Anniversary special and projects such as the LM002 SUV. By enough time the Zonda Roadster pictured above to enter the market in 2017, Zonda’s costs had completely eclipsed Lamborghini’s and the brand has become recognized whilst the producers of some of the very elegant, unique, and powerful supercars the world has ever seen.
4. PAGANI HUAYRA AND MONTECARLO’S RICH AND FAMOUS
Monaco is a monarchy ruled by Prince Albert, noted for its breathtaking views of the Mediterranean Sea, plus its gambling and luxury industry. It’s a well liked playground of the rich and famous. Based on Condé Nast Traveler, “There’s no place like Monaco to comprehend the real essence of luxurious living. The yachts are as big as the mansions. Champagne may be the national drink. And everything looks like an exaggerated fairy tale.”
Visitors can drive the same streets occupied by Formula 1 racers through the Monaco Grand Prix, albeit at a somewhat slower pace. It’s the right place for a lovely female model and the Pagani Huayra, a $2,600,000 supercar equipped with 6.0-liter turbocharged V12 that produces 764 hp and 738 lb-ft of torque.
3. TAMARA ECCLESTONE AND HER FERRARI 599 GTO
Tamara Ecclestone is really a socialite from the UK, a tv personality, a former Playboy model, and an exotic car enthusiast. Her passion for supercars is not surprising. She may be the daughter of billionaire and former chief executive of the Formula One Group, Bernie Ecclestone, and Croatian model Slavica Ecclestone.
In this photo, Ecclestone poses next to her $600,000 Ferrari 599 GTO. Limited by only 599 units, the Ferrari is powered by a V12 engine creating a total of 670 horsepower at 8,250 rpm with a maximum torque of 620 Nm at 6,500 rpm. The supercar accelerates from 0 to 60 mph in just 3.35 seconds coming to a top speed of 208 mph.
2. RED FERRARI PORTOFINO AND MODEL WITH RED DRESS
Many people, when they believe about a Ferrari, consider just one color: red. The standard Rosso Corsa, or racing red, has been the overwhelming favorite among Ferrari owners for many years but recently, the preference has changed. The quintessential color, while still typically the most popular, are at an all-time low (40 percent), giving way to other available choices: yellow, white, silver, and black.
While other supercar companies like Lamborghini produce cars having an endless selection of colors in matt, gloss, and metallic finishes, Ferrari has remained conservative. It’s all related to Ferrari’s jealously protected brand image. So, when Ferrari promotes among their cars having an attractive female model, what does she wear? A red dress, of course—and a conservative one, at that.
1. BUGATTI’S MOST EXPENSIVE SUPERCAR
Luxury sports car builder Bugatti unveiled the absolute most expensive new car available earlier this month. The one-off supercar, La Voiture Noire, was intended to celebrate the brand’s 110th anniversary and to pay for homage to an extremely rare, all-black luxury coupe made in the 1930s: the Bugatti Type 57SC Atlantic. Only four of the limited edition Atlantics were ever made. Designer and car collector Ralph Lauren owns one, that is valued at $40 million.
The newest Bugatti La Voiture Noire posseses an astonishing cost of nearly $19 million. Anyone disappointed by losing the ability to get one can still obtain a Bugatti Chiron, that includes a production run of just 500 cars but sells for the bargain price of $3 million.
Sources: Autoevolution, Motor1, Auto-Sports, Wheels24, and Car and Driver