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Slideshow: Top Cars From the 2014 NY International Auto Show

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bobjengr
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bobjengr   8/28/2014 5:40:30 PM
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Very nice slide show Lauren.  I imagine the visit was very informative and probably somewhat surprising considering the cost for some of these cars.  Nadine was correct, or I think so anyway, some consumers buy cars to express themselves and others, guys like me, by cars to get to work. The top speeds are remarkable and I suppose one would need a "death wish" to peg out the speedometer on three or four of the models.  The limited production quantities on three really surprised me also.

Excellent post. 

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Wrong car mentioned in Image 14
glider   5/2/2014 10:07:34 AM
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The car in image 14 is not an Audi R8. It is an Alfa Romeo 4C. It is a $50,000 turbo 4 cylinder mid-engined sports car. It is available now unless this is a modified concept car.

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Charles Murray   5/1/2014 6:47:41 PM
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Your comment -- why doesn't GM make an electric Corvette? -- really made me think, ChriSharek. My first thought was a knee-jerk reaction -- they can't even make a go of it with an electric Spark. But on second thought, an electric Corvette might make more sense than an electric Spark. Yes, it would be a huge risk, but Tesla has proven that the luxury end of the market wants electric vehicles. A lot of 'Vette lovers would see it as sacrilege, of course. But what the auto industry is proving right now is that the high cost of batteries fits much better in the high end of the market.

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Al Klu   5/1/2014 11:17:14 AM
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I read in some other "Popular" magazine that when the Bugatti is running full bore (1001 hp), then a full tank of gas lasts about 20 minutes.   Oh yeah.  Nice range.  But I guess if you are in the top .001", you don't care about the price of gas, or the car's range.  You just call your personal chauffer to come pick up the car.

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Turbineman   5/1/2014 10:38:35 AM
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A lot of style over function.

The Viper's rear view mirror should be renamed "spoiler view mirror" because that's all you're going to see.

The Torino redefines the term "Trailer Queen".

It is nice to see Toyota finally playing in BMW's sandbox.

ChriSharek
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ChriSharek   5/1/2014 10:27:41 AM
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I'm happy to see the number of growing electric vehicles.  This is clearly an industry trend - not just a couple of manufacturers pushing compliance cars any longer.

Surprized to see the performance pf the other newer EVs still doesn't compare to my 3 year old Volt.  273 ft-lbs of torque is pretty impressive - even after 47,000 miles!

The Lambo is the best looking vehicle IMHO.

Why can't (or won't) Chevy make an electric Corvette?  :)

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NadineJ   5/1/2014 10:14:41 AM
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Pubudu - Art cars not aerodynamic or fuel-efficient.  They are just amazing to see!

We try to say something about ourselves to the world in the cars we buy or crave. 

Art cars are expression of individuality and freedom that goes beyond a full tank and an open road.  For those reasons alone I think it's great to see an art car at an auto show. 

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Pubudu   4/30/2014 11:00:28 PM
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It's a nut, I do not know why Artist Iona Florea,s vehicle has put on to this motor show , Where is the aero dynamic shape of the vehicle?

NadineJ
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NadineJ   4/30/2014 7:31:19 PM
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If 3D printing helps put more art cars on the road, I'd be happier for it.

I rarely see art cars anymore because of rising gas prices.  They used to be a staple on the streets of San Francisco.

3D printing is over-used, over-analysed and over-reported constantly but this is an application I can agree with.

NadineJ
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NadineJ   4/30/2014 7:27:37 PM
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Agreed, the Bugatti is beautiful.  Kia surprised me though.  They've come a long way from the "practical sedan company" they were when they first came into the US market.

The GT-4 Stinger (slide 4) is pretty sweet.

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