If you want to feel the pulse of the automotive industry, the New York Auto Show opens Friday and runs until April 8th. New York City in spring is a perfect time for a weekend trip, so we have compiled the most anticipated cars of the event.
Aston Martin Valkyrie
The future of Aston Martin can be seen here. The Valkyrie represents the hopes and dreams of their brand.
As the successor to their most popular model, the 2019 Vantage has large shoes to fill. In collaboration with Mercedes-AMG, the V8 Vantage will borrow the 4.0-liter twin turbo V8 from the AMG GT series. Tuned to 503 horsepower and 505 lb-ft of torque, it will make the Vantage a force to be reckoned with.
This one took us by surprise. Audi has dropped AWD in a limited run of the R8 RWS. It is the first model from the Audi Sport brand, which was formerly known as quattro GMBH. Sending all the power to the rear wheels is a tribute to the Audi R8 GT3 race cars, and the RWS is 110 lbs lighter without the FWD system.
There is something about Bentley’s V8 that is simply addictive. For SUV buyers who don’t need twelve cylinders, the Bentley Bentayga V8 offers murdered out details along with 542 horsepower/ 568 lb-ft of torque to all wheels.
If your base-model Bugatti Chiron is no longer exciting, Bugatti has revised the suspension along with improvements to torque vectoring. Engine power for the Bugatti Chiron Sport remains at a modest 1,479 hp and 1,180 lb-ft of torque.
Cadillac’s new line of performance cars will be headed by the 2019 CT6 V Sport. The looks are inspired by the Escala concept, and power comes from an all-new 4.2-liter twin turbo V8. The Cadillac CT6 is GM’s first car to feature fully autonomous driving with the Supercruise system, and its worthy of your consideration.
The fastest & most powerful Chevrolet has 755 horsepower, 715 lb-ft of torque, and starts at $119,000. Corvette fans from around the world are excited because the first production Corvette ZR1 left the factory last week.
A light truck with off-road DNA and great fuel economy? Sign us up. The new Ranger Raptor will introduce a 2.0-liter turbo diesel packing 210 horsepower and 369 lb-ft of torque. Crank up the boost and hit the trails. Ford has been without a
light pickup for years, so we’re glad the Ranger has returned.
Hours ago Jaguar confirmed they will unveil a new F-Pace. Their popular SUV might be powered by the supercharged V8 found in the F-Type SVR and the Range Rover Sport SVR. The notion of such power and style are simply mind-blowing. The F-Pace S is already fast, so hang on for a wild ride.
The only hypercar without a transmission, the Koenigsegg Regera combines a twin-turbo V8 with two electric motors. Connected to the wheels by a magnetic torque converter, it uses hybrid power to get moving, and the V8 is locked to the 2.73 differential somewhere north of 70 mph. This is the future.
It is an SUV with the heart of a raging bull. The world is full of soft & cute SUVs, so dare to be a villain and scare everyone else. A new V8 with twin turbos makes 641 horsepower and 627 lb-ft of torque. As the successor to the LM002, the Lamborghini Urus is poised to shake up the world of luxury utilities.
The first 4-door coupé engineered entirely inside Mercedes-AMG, it will be a force to be reckoned with. This doesn’t mean an end to the S65 or the E63, just another option for drivers that live life on the edge. It just looks mean from any angle.
The fastest street-legal Porsche 911 packs twin turbos to make 700 horsepower and 553 lb-ft of torque. Also alongside the GT2 RS will be the naturally aspirated 520 horsepower GT3 RS. If that much power going to the rear wheels intimidates you, Porsche will also have the traditional AWD turbo models alongside.
If you haven’t seen the new 8th generation of the Rolls-Royce Phantom, it will take your breath away. It is their first model to be built around an aluminum spaceframe, doing away with the dark ages of body-on-frame. From the waist down it might even preview the upcoming Cullinan SUV.
Maybe one day we will understand why the Supra left us for two decades. Immortalized in movies and games, the 5th generation Toyota Supra is being co-developed by BMW, who will use much of the same design for the next BMW Z4.
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