Palakaboy, any thoughts? For some reason, I'm finding automotive shots to be difficult to get right. My observation with the second Nissan GT-R (there you go!) shot is the depth of field was too narrow. The entire headlight should be in focus (lower the f/stop number, right?). I desaturated the shot, but increase the vibrancy to give the amber some of it's color back... you dig?
whoever told you that shooting cars is gonna be easy is lying.
first off you MUST have adequate lighting. You're gonna want to stop it down to be able to get the whole headlight. I get what you're saying
I did the exact same thing here through lightroom 2.1 (desaturate, plus 100 vibrance)
i strobed it, to get enough light in the front of the shot. And shot at a lower aperture to get the whole car in focus.
i recommend strobing and finding bounce spots for your flash. THe shadows created by the flash will accent the body lines for the car.
try this setting next time you shoot with a flash +1 flash EV, -1 EV.
that should saturate the shot while keep it exposed properly.