Highlights from New York International Auto Show 2016
7:41 AM EDT, Fri March 25, 2016
Jaguar F-Type SVR —
This is the first Jaguar model from Jaguar Land Rover's new Special Vehicle Operations division. Its most striking feature is its 200 mile per hour top speed. Few owners will probably get to try that, though. It's powered by a 575-horsepower supercharged V8.
Mazda MX5 RF —
The recently redesigned Mazda Miata is a nice-looking sports car. It looks even better with a roof on it. The mid-section of the MX-5 RF's hardtop can fold away in about 12 seconds, leaving behind a Targa-style open roof.
Spyker C8 Preliator —
Spyker's motto is "Nulla tenacia invia est via." In Latin, that means, "For the tenacious, no road is impassable." The Dutch supercar maker is known for unusual but elegant designs. The Preliator is powered by a supercharged Audi V8 engine and its name means "warrior" in Latin. The word pays homage to, among other things, Spyker's own financial struggles over the last several years.
Audi R8 Spyder —
Debuting in striking yellow, the new Audi R8 Spyder has a 540-horsepower V10 engine capable of launching this car to 60 mph in just 3.6 seconds.
It has Audi's new virtual cockpit. The entire gauge cluster area is a big computer screen that can also show, say, navigation maps right in front of the driver.
You can also opt for Audi's signature laser lighting system which provides extra bright lighting at night.
Maserati Levante —
Behold! It's Maserati's first ever SUV, the Levante.
When this SUV goes on sale in the U.S., prices are expected to start in the low $70,000 range.
A number of exotic car companies are moving into the SUV market, including Lamborghini, Bentley and Rolls-Royce. Maserati isn't quite in that elevated territory, though.
Porsche 718 Boxster —
Porsche's new 718 Boxster features a turbo-charged four-cylinder engine that cranks out more horsepower and torque than the six-cylinder in the previous Boxster. It's more fuel efficient as well.
The exterior design got a facelift, resulting in a more modern look that's still distinctly Porsche.
BMW Alpina B7 —
It may be a luxury sedan, but BMW's latest collaboration German manufacturer Alpina is able to reach supercar speeds. It can go from 0-60 mph in a mere 3.6 seconds.
Hyundai Genesis New York Concept —
The latest hybrid concept from Hyundai demonstrates the futuristic aesthetic it has planned for Genesis, its newly launched luxury division.