Category Archives: Cars on Campus

Cars on Campus #7 – BMW i8

BMW i8

BMW i8

I’ve been keeping an eye out for this car since I saw it drive past me in Lafayette a few months ago and while I didn’t find it on campus, I’m glad I stopped and looked. It’s the first BMW i8 I’ve seen in person. I didn’t strike me as “sexy looking” as the McClaren, but it is easily as sophisticated and certainly “greener” given its hybrid IC/electric drive train and full carbon fiber chassis. I would say it looks more futuristic.

There’s a big open scoop in the hood and these weird tunnel-like features in the rear just as the rear window blends into the body. I’m not sure if they look good or just weird.

BMW i8 - rear 3/4

BMW i8 – rear 3/4

BMW i8 - front

BMW i8 – front

Cars on Campus #6

Welcome to exotic car territory. I saw this McLaren 12C (I think) behind Young Hall back in April. Love the color! Note that the roof line is just slightly taller than the door handles on the Camry in the next parking spot.

McLaren 12C side view

McLaren 12C side view

McLaren 12C 3/4 view

McLaren 12C 3/4 view

McLaren 12C engine

McLaren 12C engine

Cars on Campus #4

It’s the Banana Mobile!

Banana Mobile

Banana Mobile

Banana Mobile

Banana Mobile at stop light?

One of the local rental property management companies uses a banana as their logo and has a truck frame modified with a fiberglass banana body. I managed to catch it while I was riding back to work after lunch with my wife.

Cars on Campus #2

Unknown model Ferrari, 2013-04-23

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I saw this Ferrari parked behind the Krannert Building last April. There are occasionally some really beautiful vehicles back there, presumably owned by successful MBAs. I really love the bright yellow paint job and the easily visible rear engine with the classic red Ferrari manifold.

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Does anyone know what model Ferrari this is? If so, please leave me a comment!

Cars on Campus #1

Walking around the Purdue University campus, I’m always amazed at some of the impressive cars students, faculty and staff drive. To document some of those lovely rides, I’m starting a new series, “Cars on Campus” that will include a picture of car I saw on campus.

To start this series, feast your eyes on this white Lotus Evora I caught on campus the end of August.

Lotus Evora 1 Lotus Evora 2