2017 New York Auto Show – Our Top 5!

¬†Top 5 hottest cars at New York’s 2017 Auto Show!

THE BEST OF THE LATEST CARS OVER AT THE APPLE!

#5) 2018 ALFA ROMEO STELVIO

Being named after the notorious yet stunning Stelvio pass in northern Italy, the Alfa Stelvio is unsurprisingly beautiful in every way, from the front aggressive grille to the fast and smooth lines on the back. As you would expect the overall design is quite inoffensively inspired from the Giulia. Alfa Romeo had teased us with pre-release images of this vehicle january of 2017 and this was one of the first real car models at the NY Auto Show 2017. As for specifications the standard edition of the Stelvio will be rocking a 2.0 liter inline-4 cylinder turbocharged engine which will be capable of producing 280 hp and 305lb-ft of torque at about 5000 rpm, to all 4 wheels.

The amazing news is that there will be a Quadrifoglio version of this car that will be fitted with a 90-degree V6 engine pumping out 500 hp and 390 ft-lb of torque. The AWD system in the Quadrifoglio version will also have the special ability to send 100% of power to the rear wheels. Pricing as of now is rumored to be around $45,000 for the base and possibly $59,000 for the Quadrifoglio, right in-line with rivals such as the Audi Q3 and Lexus NX/RX.

 

#4) 2018 Land Rover RR Velar

For years Land Rovers mid-size SUV spot has always been empty and desperately in need of attention and finally they listened to us and provided us with the Velar. This new vehicle will be offered to compete with other mid-size sport SUV’s…cough…cough..Jaguar F-pace S. The Velar will be meant for people not into the hot lifestyle of the Discovery and RR Sport but not ready for sacrificing buy of the Evoque. Under the hood the base model will be using an I-4 180 hp diesel with–of course– Land Rovers terrain response AWD system. Or if a diesels not cutting it for you, a 250 hp-2.o L I-4 turbocharged engine is also available. The highest end model, rumored to be around $75,000 will be equipped with a mighty 2.9L V-6 SUPERCHARGED and producing 380 horses and roughly 380 lb-ft of torque. Along with terrain response, the Velar will feature the Low Traction launch system and a new Tow Assist function to aid in the movement of around 5,500 pounds. Overall this new SUV is incredibly exciting and can’t wait until its available in showrooms.

The highest end model, rumored to be around $75,000 will be equipped with a mighty 2.9L V-6 SUPERCHARGED and producing 380 horses and roughly 380 lb-ft of torque. Along with terrain response, the Velar will feature the Low Traction launch system and a new Tow Assist function to aid in the movement of around 5,500 pounds. Overall this new SUV is incredibly exciting and can’t wait until its available in showrooms.

#3) 2018 Dodge Demon..hell yeah!

What do you get with adding 140 more hp to a standard Dodge Challenger Hellcat, stripping a bunch of pounds and tuning the hell out of the transmission, well you get something that does 0-60 mph in 2.6 seconds and destroys the quarter mile in 9.65 seconds at 140 mph. That “something” has been named the ‘Demon’ from Dodge and in reality is an EV killer. The Demon matches, if not beats the insane Tesla Model S P100D on the drag strip, which was the fastest accelerating road-going vehicle ever. Under the hood the heart is a supercharged 6.2L V-8 nuclear bomb that produces 840 hp and a stupid 770 pound feets of torque! That is more than a Ferrari LaFerrari and probably any hyper car for that matter. Now the Demon does not achieve that kind of acceleration with shear power, it uses a lot of interesting technology too. One of them includes a Trans-Brake system that “stalls” the automatic transmission by engaging reverse and 1st gear simultaneously while preparing to launch, according to Dodge this will allow the car to stay still at higher rpm’s and launch instantly just by disengaging reverse gear. The torque converter now has a better stall speed that allows it to smoothly transmit that insane amount of torque to the transmission.

There will be only 3800 units built and will be available early next year for only and only $85,000..

 

 

#2) 2017 Koenigsegg Agera RS

This might be one of the last successors of the legendary Agera line-up from Koenigsegg but they sure will be going out with a blast! The entire Agera family is powered by twin turbo 5.0L V8’s and this bad boy is no exception. The one in the Agera RS produces a maximum 1360 hp and 1010 lb-ft of torque but weighing only 1394 kg, which means that this hypercar is breathing on the neck of that 1:1 power to weight ratio, something it’s cousin the ONE:1 has also reached. Top speed is at 251 mph and o-60 mph is well under 2.7 seconds. As for availability and pricing……just dont ask

 

 

#1) 2017 Bugatti Chiron

Of course this was coming, the star of the show is indeed “THE BUGATTI”. As a replacement to the OG Bugatti Veyron and Veyron SS, the Chiron picks up where its predecessors left off–speed. The Chiron is powered by a more refined and tuned up 8.0L W16 hooked up to 4 turbochargers, it produces a mind-blowing 1500 hp and 1180 lb-ft of torque–(thankfully) distributed to all 4 wheels. The brand new chassis is aluminium and covered with carbon-fiber. From standstill the Chiron will do 60mph in about 2.3 seconds and will reach 261 miles per hour flat-out. The 2017 Bugatti Chiron will cost $2,990,000…

 

SOURCES:

-http://autoweek.com/article/car-reviews/first-drive-2018-alfa-romeo-stelvio

-http://www.caranddriver.com/land-rover/range-rover-velar

-https://www.topspeed.com/cars/koenigsegg/2017-koenigsegg-agera-rs-gryphon-ar176061.html

IMAGES:

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