The 2016 New York Auto Show has already kicked off and is already in full swing, with cars and concepts going shoulder-to-shoulder at the Javits Convention Center.
Among the cars that stole the show and made several car enthusiasts drool are the 2017 Nissan GT-R, Hyundai Ioniq, Mazda MX-5 RF and Chevrolet Camaro ZL1.
Fasten your seatbelts and relax. We’re giving you a rundown of seven of the finest cars unveiled this week at the New York Auto Show.
Get ready to be stunned.
2017 Nissan GT-R
This 2017 Nissan GT-R appears to be one of the favorites. This iconic supercar has been 10 years in the making, and Nissan touts that this new GT-R rocks the “most significant makeover” to the car.
Among the headline features of this vehicle are the all-new V-motion grille, the 8-inch capacitive touch-panel monitor, Titanium exhaust system, active sound enhancement along with active noise cancellation technologies and more.
2018 Hyundai Ioniq
The Hyundai Ioniq comes in these variants: electric vehicle, hybrid and plug-in hybrid.
Mike O’Brien, the automaker’s chief of planning, claims that this car is a sporty and fun-to-drive car.
Its EV version is said to run 100 miles on one charge. The hybrid model will have a combined city/highway rating of 57 to 58 mpg. Meanwhile, the plug-in model will run 25 miles on battery and 600 miles on battery and gasoline power.
Mazda MX-5 RF
This stunning little machine from Mazda, billed the MX-5 RF for “retractable fastback,” features a compact lid that retracts in only 12 seconds. This electric top weighs around 100 pounds.
Its design features a roadster configuration, giving wind protection and privacy to the car's passengers.
The standard roadster comes packed with 155-horsepower, 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine. Owners will also have a choice of six-speed automatic and six-speed manual transmission options.
Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
What makes this brand-new car noteworthy is that it houses a supercharged 6.2-liter V-8 engine under its hood, boasting 640 horsepower and 640 pound-feet of torque.
It possesses a new hood that sports a carbon fiber insert plus heat extractor, keeping the engine compartment cool. On top of that, it also includes an electronic limited-slip differential plus a magnetic ride suspension.
The Camaro ZL1 is expected to arrive within the year.
Honda unwrapped its revamped Acura MDX and MDX Sport Hybrid on Wednesday. These two variants boast a similar diamond pentagon grille.
The MDX Sport Hybrid version has 35 additional horsepower as opposed to the regular MDX model.
"Upping the performance pedigree of the MDX with bold styling, our exclusive sport hybrid powertrain and the standard application of AcuraWatch technologies that many in the industry refer to as semi-autonomous, represents a major injection of Acura's Precision Crafted Performance DNA," says John Mendel, executive vice president of American Honda Motor Co.
2017 Audi R8 Spyder V10
Audi debuted its refreshed Audi R8 supercar that has been given the Spyder treatment.
This car has a fabric drop-top that can open within 20 seconds while running at up to 30 miles per hour.
This revamped R8 also features beefed-up aerodynamics, lessening the air turbulence and noise in the cockpit.
Porsche 718 Boxster
The 718 Boxster made its United States debut at the 2016 New York Auto show after it was unveiled at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show earlier this month.
This vehicle is equipped with a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder boxer engine that has the ability to generate 300 horsepower plus 280 pound-feet of torque.
In terms of its design, the front of the vehicle sports a muscular appearance and seems to look wider. Another feature of the car is the redesigned Bi-Xenon headlights. This comes with integrated LED daytime running lights. To top it all off, the car is fitted with two fins, giving the car a more dynamic appearance, and a larger air inlet panel.