And because I'm a car guy, I have to say that an Alfa 8c just drove by:
It's the second time I've seen one in person. The first time I was driving Sunset Bl on my way home. I was stopped at a light, and it pulled up next to me. I didn't realize it initially, but the sound made the hair on the back of my neck stand up. I looked over, and :jawdrop:. I rolled my window down and asked the dude if it was an 8C, and he nearly lost it, he was overjoyed that I knew what it was. We chatted a bit, the light turned green, and he floored it.
The hair on my neck stood up again, I got goose bumps, and it nearly brought tears to my eyes. That thing HOWLS, an unholy howl; it barks and cracks and burbles. It sounds like the devil ****ed an angel and their offspring made an orchestra. It is as close to Italian race car as I've heard, WAY better than any Ferarri or lambo or Maserati, a baritone war-cry. That thing shot out of there like it was possessed, hit the first corner, and turned in like a cat on velcro. I've never seen anything car-related so awesome. I chased him for 5 miles in the twisties. He'd let me catch up, and then peg it, and rip out in a thunderous roar.