The dust is only just settling on the floors of Geneva’s Palexpo Arena, home of the 2013 Geneva Motor Show
, but already we’re gearing up for the next major event on the international auto show calendar, the 2013 New York Auto Show.
Yes, Motor Authority’s editors are hitting the road again, this time heading to metro New York for the city’s annual auto show in order to bring you the latest details, interviews and live photos and video.
First held in 1900, the New York Auto Show is the oldest-running auto show in the U.S., and one of the country’s biggest.
We’re expecting more than 1,000 vehicles to be on display in the Jacob Javits Convention Center where the event is held, and, in addition to this, nearly 100 individual events, conferences, industry forums, symposiums, award ceremonies, roundtables, and parties will be taking place during the press preview week, which this year kicks off on March 27.
That means more sneak peeks, more brand new '13 and '14 production models, and more concept vehicles than ever before. The show is also where the winner of the World and Performance Car of the Year awards is announced, which is now in its ninth year and increasingly becoming one the most prestigious awards in the global automotive industry.
Here’s a rundown of what you can expect this week. And remember, at any time you’ll be able to access the latest information from the show via this dedicated show page
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.PERFORMANCE CARS2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA45 AMG
: Mercedes’ new sports sedan, the CLA45 AMG, is one of the most anticipated cars of the year. Fortunately for us, we already know most of its details. We already know what it will look like thanks to an early leak of photos
; we also know it will come with a turbocharged 2.0-liter engine putting out around 360 horsepower and 332 pound-feet of torque thanks to the reveal of its European cousin, the A45 AMG
; and finally, we also that it will be priced less than $50k based on information received from Mercedes insiders
. Still, we can’t wait to see the car in New York.
2013 Shelby 1000 S/C
: Powered by the same supercharged 5.8-liter V-8 as the standard Ford Mustang Shelby GT500, but with extensive work done to bring it up to 1,200 horsepower, Shelby American’s new supercar muscle car set to debut in New York should be one of the major highlights. Full details will be revealed this week, so stay tuned.
2014 Chevrolet Camaro
: The latest generation of the Camaro has been around since the 2010 model year, and though we’ve seen a number of variants launched over the years the basic look of the car hasn’t changed at all. That won’t be true for long as a refreshed version is due to be introduced for the 2014 model year, and we’ll get our first look at the car in New York this week. All we know is that the refresh will “advance the design and performance attributes” of the iconic muscle car, and this initial teaser confirms the car will at least feature a revised grille.2014 SRT Viper TA
: Chevrolet’s Corvette won the first battle of a war that we’re sure will ensue for many years to come, and that’s the track lap time feud between the bowtie-badged sports car and the new Viper from the SRT camp. SRT has since retaliated with its 2014 Viper TA, where the TA stands for, you guessed it, “Time Attack.” No extra power is offered on this model, though it gets some uprated suspension, a lighter curb weight and a host of extras. Sadly, only 33 examples of this beauty will be made.Subaru ‘Performance Concept’
: Subaru will have two major debuts at this week’s 2013 New York Auto Show. One of these has been confirmed as the 2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid
, while the other is described simply as an “all-new performance concept.” No other details have been revealed, though many are suggesting that it will be a preview of the successor to the Subaru Impreza WRX.
2015 Volkswagen GTI
: Yes, we know the latest MkVII GTI was just revealed in Geneva this month, but this will be the first time that we can feast our eyes on the American-spec car, which, incidentally, will be manufactured in Mexico
instead of Germany. Though American specifications may vary slightly from the European model, the new GTI promises a very entertaining 220 horsepower at 4,500 rpm and 258 pound-feet of torque from a very low 1,500 rpm. Also in New York will be the American-spec MkVII Golf, which will be hitting showrooms alongside the GTI early next year.
There’s much more stories over the next couple of pages, and remember, at any time you’ll be able to access the latest information via this dedicated show page