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Best Places to Spot Exotic Cars

Oct 09, 2012

Written by Austin M. (Ferrari F4 0)

Many of us like to go spotting. We may walk downtown, sit on a curb for a few hours or even chase down cars. The problem is, you never know what you might see. Some days you may have a good day, with lots of spots, or some days you may be out there for hours and not even see a Corvette. Here is my guide of where to spot.


Car Wash:

Car washes are great for spotting, because everybody wants their cars looking nice and clean. The best time to go is on a nice, warm day. Sometimes you may have to wait, but hey, it will be worth it if a Gallardo pulls up. 

Lamborghini Gallardo 

Spotted by JesseStephens


Fancy, Expensive or Famous Restaurant:

The more money you have, you can eat at some famous restaurants. If you are ever driving around with nothing to do, check out some restaurants on the weekends. Sometimes the owner has an exotic, when I was in Switzerland the owner of a restaurant had a Aston Martin. Every night I would walk down to the Restaurant, some nights an Evora, some nights a Ferrari F430. You never know what you might see. 


Aston Martin DB9

Ferrari F430

Spotted by FerrariF4 0



Hotels are a great place to spot, every night there might be something different. If you live in a place where the exotics only come around on the weekends, go on a Saturday evening. Also look for big name Hotels, not a $50 per night hotel. Some hotels don't like people walking around taking pictures, so be careful.


Bugatti Veyron

Spotted by andrewo


Aston Martin Vantage

Spotted by FerrariF4 0


Certain Street:

Every town/city has that one certain street where an exotic car is always parked. These streets are either:

1. A very busy, popular street where people will see his/her car and get attention or

2. The opposite of the above, a side street, where its not very busy and people don't see his/her car, so people don't take pictures, or touch the car. 

To see these cars in these places, you often have to go a certain time of the day, usually on the weekends. 


Bentley Continental

Porsche 911 GT3

Spotted by FerrariF4 0


Other Vintage

Other Vintage

Spotted by DjShift


Major Highway:

Highways are a great place to spot, but they often require lots of patience. I like to sit and wait for cars to drive by, as I find that if you wait long enough, the cars will come. It also depends on where you live, maybe sitting beside the highway just doesn't work for you. Another option is if you are a passenger in a vehicle, always keep your camera ready, pointed at the opposite side of the highway. If that's a great way to spot for you, always keep a spare pair batteries handy.


Lamborghini Murcielago

Spotted by ferrucio


Ferrari F430

Spotted by Bugattifan15


Golf Courses:

Golf courses are a great place to spot. Here you are more likely to find a luxury car, such as a Bentley or Rolls Royce, but you never know what you may find. Try to go on a weekend. Every man loves his golf!


Dodge Viper

Spotted by PaMotorhead

Bentley Arnage

Spotted by Bugattifan15


So please keep these tips in mind, but remember, you are never certainly going to spot a car in these locations, because we have good days and bad days. Good luck!

Comments (184 total)
Yes @Dale... Orlando is a great spot to well, spot exotics.
Posted:  05/06/2013 16:39:55
Does anyone know of good places to go spotting around Brooklyn or Manhattan?
Posted:  04/23/2013 19:32:56
Does anybody know any good spots in maryland???
Posted:  04/18/2013 21:54:48
100th comment!
Posted:  03/23/2013 13:17:15
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If your ever in southern California u might want to go to pebble beach or Beverly hills if u go to Beverly hills I would recommend u to go to rodeo drive.
Posted:  03/21/2013 15:57:32
Anyone know if Orlando is good for spotting?
Posted:  03/19/2013 14:21:47
If your in albuquerque, New Mexico the country club by tingley is a good place I'v seen a lamborghini gallardo, mercedes sls amg, nissan gtr, and other exotics
Posted:  02/26/2013 22:50:05
I just saw a 458 Italia at a golf course
Posted:  02/24/2013 15:38:00
Anyone else thinks that we need a Forum? would be so nice if ExoticSpotter will make a forum to us!
Posted:  01/20/2013 10:01:21
Atlanta is really good!
Posted:  01/01/2013 23:39:43
If you go to Italy the best places are Milan and Maranello!!
Posted:  01/01/2013 15:45:43
I love those hotel that have exotic cars out front and i stay at thoes hotel too lucky me
Posted:  12/30/2012 20:00:02
If you're in South Africa, Sandton Johannesburg and Camps Bay Cape Town are great spotting areas
Posted:  12/26/2012 15:29:23
Best places in dfw?? i know highland and university park, but are there any other major places?
Posted:  12/26/2012 12:29:18
If anybody going to the French Riviera,Best places:
Monaco - Casino Square
Cannes - La Croisette ( packed with rich hotels ).
Nice - Promenade des Anglais ( Beach street of Nice,been sitting there for 1 hour and saw : F430 Scuderia,F430 Spider,Gransport,lots of porsches,AMG's,M3's,Bentley's,Rolls Royce,458 Italia..)
Thanks for the info guys!!
Posted:  12/23/2012 05:58:48
for anybody going to Edinburgh go to George Street, St. Andrew Square, Heriot Row and Lothian road
Posted:  12/18/2012 22:23:35
Anywhere in London, particularly Knightsbridge. The major hotels are Always packing a Lambo and a Bugatti. Summer, late June through September is always packed with Arab Exotica
Posted:  12/17/2012 06:12:15
Go to the hilton Anatole too if you're in the dallas area
Posted:  12/16/2012 20:04:19
I saw 2 Nissan GTRs' in the past 2 days but I didn't get a picture of any of them
Posted:  12/16/2012 17:38:41
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