The Friday evening before the actual 2013 St. Petersburg Grand Prix race was the Grand Prix Gala featuring numerous supercars and other things, but for me of course, all my attention was on the cars. The Lotus Elise above was painted a shockingly bright pink. Though this car looks rather exotic, it is relatively not that expensive and can be had for around $55,000.
Welcoming you to the Grand Prix Gala was a Ford GT (in foreground doors open) followed by a line of Ferraris, Porsches and a Maserati. There was a sudden rain shower as I arrived limiting the shots I could get outside, but it did add a nice sheen to the look of the above shot overall.
This was my first time to see a Ferrari 458 Spider in person. I had seen the 458 Italia many times before, so I was glad someone brought this Spider to show what an open top adds to what most consider the best current supercar in existence.
Featured prominently also was this, famous to me, Lexus LFA #406. I have now seen it on at least four different occasions. The comments I hear most as people walk by it is their surprise that the car is a Lexus. I guess not everyone is subscribed to the Lexus Enthusiast then!