This year's New York International Auto Show featured an exciting collection of 2015 releases, supercars, and EVs. The show, held April 18-27 at the Javits Center, gave more than 1 million car enthusiasts a sneak peak into the latest trends in the auto industry.
Some highlights from the show included a 1,001 HP Bugatti Veyron, a 1971 Gran Torino customized with 3D printing, and Toyota's personal electric vehicle.
Click the SRT Viper GTS below to see some of the best cars from the 2014 New York International Auto Show.
The SRT Viper GTS Anodized Carbon Edition (to be limited to 50 cars) features the first matte finish paint offered by the company. Only 10 will be made with the Time Attack Group performance package; SRT says they will be the among the rarest Vipers ever created.
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.
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.
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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From home enthusiasts to workers on the manufacturing floor, everyone's imagination is captured by the potential of 3D printing. Prototyping, spare parts creation, art delivery, human organ creation, and even mass product production are all being targeted as current and potential uses for the technology.
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