Audi takes its top off in New York City with the R8 Spyder. They didn't just lop the top off though, but also added structural reinforcements to it to give it 50% more rigidity. Power still comes from the naturally aspirated 5.2L V10 engine making 540hp and scoots to 62mph in a quick 3.6 seconds and topping out at 197.6 mpg. Aluminum and carbon fiber is used throughout to keep the weight down to an impressive 3,553.9 lb. It looks like Audi has another winner on its hands. Read on for the full press release as well as wallpapers.
The new Miata targa is here and it's called the MX5 RF. The new retractable roof features an exceptionally beautiful flying buttress design that seamlessly works with the ND's overall shape and style. I especially love the fact that the rear glass window even retracts for a more open air feel. Mazda did an amazing feat getting all of this to fit in the standard convertible opening without losing any trunk space.
Let's see what Mazda has up their sleeves later today for the new Miata. Is it a Power Retractable Hard Top? Is it a Targa Top? Is it a full on coupe? Watch live at 4:25pm Pacific or 7:25pm Eastern.
UPDATE: Press Conference screenshots below
The new NSX has JUST been released and it's already going racing in the GT3 class. The new race car showed up to the New York Auto Show for its introductiong before doing battle in the 2017 season. Powered by the same (well.. nearly the same) 3.5L Turbo V6 engine as the production car, the addition of added aero, suspension, and other race car bits are sure to make the new NSX very competitive. It's currently undergoing testing and should see it race in the GT3 class next year. Good luck Honda!
Nissan has given the GTR sone new looks via a small facelift for the 2017 model year. The car now sports Nissan's "V-Motion" grill, larger grill for better cooling, a new hood, new front spoiler, and finishers just below the headlights round out the visual changes on the front of the car. The side sills have been pushed out to direct air flow more efficiently around the vehicle, while at the rear, new air vents have also been redesigned. The car now packs an additional 40hp and 5 extra lb/ft of torque. Many more minor changes are made throughout the car and detailed in the press release.
The new Golf Alltrack is here and it's getting some AWD action with added 4Motion, a raised ride height, as well as a bigger boot with more interior room. The rugged looks is accentuated by body cladding but the power remains the same with the 170hp TSI turbo 1.8L engine. To help it navigate rough terrain, it's been given Hill Descent Control as well as optimized traction control. Read on the full press release
Hyundai feels like it's ready to fight the incumbents from BMW, Mercedes, Audi and Lexus and has shown off it's newest sport luxury concept in the Genesis New York Concept. The new car is a dramatic departure for Hyundai's new in house brand Genesis as it now focuses more on its sporty nature. The striking design comes courtesy of Audi's former head designer, Peter Shreyer, who now heads up Hyundai/Kia and reflects Hyundai's new goals of taking on the big boys head on. The dominating front grill leads to an expansive hood and an overall elegant shape that screams power with poise. It's an impressive design indeed but it's not just all beauty. Power comes from a 2.0 GDi 245ps combined with a hybrid platform which is mated to an 8-speed transmission to give this car the muscle it needs to compete. Read on for more information.
btw.. this is obviously fake if you didn't already know.