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2011 New York Auto Show: What We Want To Drive

 


Now that press day has ended at the 2011 New York Auto Show, we've chosen the cars revealed there we'd most like to drive. Check 'em out, tell us what YOU think...if you want more, our boys at Motor Authority have full coverage of the New York Show.

Chrysler 300 SRT8

 

The SRT8 will thunder along with 465 horsepower and 465 foot-pounds of torque when it hits the streets. In your rear view mirror, you'll know it's the 300 SRT8 by the unique front valance and blacked-out mesh grille. When it blows past, you'll be treated to a chrome-accented lower fascia and dual four-inch exhaust pipes. Sitting a half-inch lower than the standard 300C, on a set of 20's, the 300 SRT8 is expected to run to 60 in the high fours and top at 175.

Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8

First, there's the 465 horsepower 6.4-liter V8 we told you about above, then there's a 5000-pound towing capability, a smoother ride than the previous model with no sacrifice of roadholding (look out Cayenne) and better fuel-efficiency than before. Of course, there's also the threat of five-dollar a gallon gas out there, making the GCSRT8 a pleasure strictly for either the very wealthy, or the insanely foolhardy. Either way, we're glad it exists.

Porsche Panamera Turbo S

Not satisfied with a mere 500 horsepower for their flagship sedan, Porsche's engineers have endowed Panamera with new turbochargers and a reprogrammed engine computer to increase the Turbo S output to 550 horsepower and 553 pound-feet of torque. Hit the "Sport" or "Sport Plus" button, and an engine overboost function can briefly allow you to revel in up to 590 pound-feet of torque. Distinguishing cosmetics include 20-inch Turbo II wheels, Porsche Exclusive side skirts, and an active rear spoiler. Look for it this spring at $174,175 including destination. We've told you about this one before, here's the full skinny.

Scion FR-S Concept

Looks like Scion's getting a version of the Toyota FT-86 in addition to the Subaru iteration of the car. With so many versions of the rear drive sports coupe coming, one is left to wonder if Lexus is in line to get a deluxe version of the cars as well. All the info is the same as the Toyota version of the car we reported on earlier, so for full details check our Toyota FT-86 post.

Shelby Mustang GT500 Super Snake

Up to 800 horsepower, a six-speed manual transmission with a short-throw shifter, forged Shelby/Baer brakes with six-piston calipers, a fiberglass hood similar to the one on the 1967 GT500, a 3.73:1 rear axle ratio can be yours if you're willing to pay 97 grand for a Mustang. It'd be one fast-ass Mustang though, and a collector's item to boot.




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