Friday, April 6, 2012

New York Spotlights

Well now that the Viper's finally come out of hiding all the excitement is pretty much over, right? Actually, that was just the party opener. This years New York Auto Show has had plenty of other cars that are worth much more than a slight glance. Take a look at some of my fav's from this year.

The Rally Dart
Dodge Dart RallyCross
Yep, I'm impressed. The new Dart looks pretty awesome in rally mode. Even more awesome is the fact that Travis Pastrana is going to be behind the wheel of this 600 hp dirt monster at the Global Rallycross Championship. Oh yes, that will be fun to watch.

2013 SL65 AMG
2013 Mercedes-Benz SL63 AMG live reveal at 2012 NY Auto Show
This is probably the most impractical, obscene, ludicrous car that has been presented at this year's show. And that is exactly why i love it so much. Mercedes has jam packed the new SL65 AMG with a fire-breathing twin turbo, 12 cylinder engine which is good for 621 hp and an outrageous 738 lb.-ft. of torque. They obviously had to reinforce some things to prevent the car from twisting in half. Well done Mercedes.

The S.H.I.E.D. Acura MDX
S.H.I.E.L.D. Acura MDX live at New York Auto Show reveal
It's too bad this Avengers protecting MDX isn't real because it's "been fitted" with some pretty cool stuff. For example, it's powered by a Palladium engine made of titanium, a 9 speed transmission, and diamond quartz brakes. It's also got a bulletproof body, a cloaking device, and a repulsor cannon. Yep it's got plenty of gadgets to satisfy the geek in all of us. Be sure to look for it when the new Avengers movie comes out this May.

The Shelby 1000
2012 Shelby 1000 - front three-quarter view - New York Auto Show reveal
Of course Ford had to bring one of their Shelby 1000's for everyone to gawk at. This new mad mustang will be available in 2 models; The street legal 950 hp model and the track-only 1100 hp model. Although it's still hard to comprehend driving a near 1000 hp mustang on the road. Anyways, if you're a mustang worshiper and you think you might want one of these bad boys you may already be out of luck. Shelby's only producing 100 of them and there's already a wait list of 30. The sticker price of $200k also narrows down the market quite a bit. I think i'll just enjoy this one on youtube.

The SRT Viper GTS-R
2013 SRT Viper GTS-R live at New York Auto Show reveal
And why not finish where we began. This is the race version of the new Viper and it's ready to bite the head off of the competition at the Le Mans this year. SRT is hoping to pick up right where they left off with their 3 successive victories at Le Mans and their incredible victory at the Rolex 24.

So there ya have it. This might not be the most practical list of cars shown at this year's New York International Auto Show, but their definitely the most fun to look at and read about. Let me know some of your guys' favorites below!

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