2015 New York Auto Show Preview

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The dust is only starting to settle on the floors of the Palexpo Arena in Geneva after a barrage of new cars and concepts were unveiled just weeks ago, but already we’re gearing up for the next major event on the auto show calendar, the 2015 New York Auto Show.

Over the next few pages you’ll see our hand-picked list of some of the cars that we know are coming, as well as what we know about them so far. The action all unfolds April 1, and you can bet there will be a few surprises in store. To stay on top of it all, at any time you’ll be able to access the latest information from the show via our dedicated hub and by following us on Facebook and Twitter.

PERFORMANCE CARS

LM2 Streamliner from Lyons Motor Car

LM2 Streamliner from Lyons Motor Car

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Lyons Motor Car LM2 Streamliner: You’ve probably never heard of Lyons Motor Car but there’s a good chance you’ll be hearing about them a lot in the near future. That’s because Lyons will be presenting a 1,700-horsepower supercar at the New York Auto Show, one developed right here in America. Lyons is hoping to become America’s answer to bespoke outfits such as Pagani and Koenigsegg, but unfortunately its new supercar, called the "LM2 Streamliner", appears to be a long way from production.

2016 BMW Alpina B6 xDrive Gran Coupe

2016 BMW Alpina B6 xDrive Gran Coupe

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2016 BMW Alpina B6 xDrive Gran Coupe: BMW’s 6-Series range recently underwent a mid-cycle update, so that means the version from German tuner Alpina also needs to be updated. We’ll see Alpina’s updated 6-Series, the B6 xDrive Gran Coupe, in the Big Apple. Among the upgrades are some styling tweaks up front, more power under the hood and some extra luxuries in the cabin. In case you’re interested, the Alpina special is a custom-order vehicle, requiring an additional two weeks of production time to enable the hand-finished Alpina treatment.

2016 Ford Focus RS

2016 Ford Focus RS

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2016 Ford Focus RS: The Focus RS was just shown in Geneva but now it’s making its North American debut. There’s a lot we know about the car but we still don’t have info on the performance, power or pricing. What we do know is that the car sports a turbocharged 2.3-liter four-cylinder with more than 316 horsepower. It also has a sophisticated all-wheel-drive system with torque vectoring, adjustable suspension, and a number of driving modes including an industry-first drift mode. Sales will commence in the spring of 2016.

Teaser for McLaren 570S Coupe debuting at 2015 New York Auto Show

Teaser for McLaren 570S Coupe debuting at 2015 New York Auto Show

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McLaren 570S Coupe: There’s a new entry-level family of cars coming to McLaren, and the first member will be unveiled at the New York Auto Show. The line of cars is known as the “Sports Series”, and the first member has been confirmed as the “570S Coupe”. The basis of the Sports Series is the same carbon fiber monocoque chassis used in McLaren’s other cars, and borrowed from them as well is the familiar Ricardo-built 3.8-liter V-8 engine and Graziano-sourced seven-speed SSG dual-clutch transmission. The 570S Coupe is rated at 562 horsepower, which means it will compete against the likes of the 552-hp Ferrari California T and the 560-hp Porsche 911 Turbo S.

2016 Land Rover Range Rover Sport HST Limited Edition

2016 Land Rover Range Rover Sport HST Limited Edition

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2016 Range Rover Sport HST Limited Edition: The new generation of the Range Rover Sport is already a hot SUV thanks to the arrival of the new SVR model, which takes the Jaguar-Land Rover 5.0-liter supercharged V-8 and turns up the handling wick as well. Think of the 2016 Range Rover Sport HST Limited Edition as the saner, more design-conscious choice. It gets Jaguar Land Rover’s familiar supercharged 3.0-liter V-6, which in its latest application is tuned to deliver 380 horsepower.

Hit the next page to see the luxury cars that will be on display at the 2015 New York Auto Show, and remember to follow our dedicated hub for all the latest updates.


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