2017 Nissan GT-R
Nissan has given the GT-R its largest refresh since it was introduced in 2009. The updated car debuted this week at the New York Auto Show and arrives for the 2017 model year. The Japanese sports car features more power, updated styling, better aerodynamics, and a revised interior. Nissan says the new GT-R will go on sale this summer.
While we've been expecting a hardtop version of the new Miata for a little while, we didn't expect Mazda to debut what is essentially a targa model. Dubbed the MX-5 Miata RF—the RF stands for removable fastback—the latest version of the new Miata is simply stunning. The Japanese automaker has yet to announce when the new model will hit showrooms or how much it'll cost, but stay tuned for more info.
Acura used the New York Auto Show to debut the refreshed 2017 MDX, which gets revised styling. While the design is different—note the beak is now dead—it's the new hybrid option that uses an inverted version of the NSX supercar's hybrid system that's the real story. Three electric motors and a gasoline V-6 engine power the new hybrid which will hit showrooms later this summer.
In what has been one of the worst kept secrets—seriously, we've seen the car without camouflage a handful of times already—Audi unveiled the new R8 Spyder supercar in the Big Apple. Powered by the same V-10 engine as the coupe, the new Spyder will let you experience the wind in your hair and the intoxicating sound of that delightful engine.
Hyundai's new Genesis brand gave us our first look at its upcoming BMW 3-Series fighter, the G70. Dubbed the New York concept, it's a rear-wheel-drive compact sports sedan which in concept form features a hybrid powertrain that might see production.
Lincoln gave us a preview of the next-generation Navigator SUV with a stunning concept. Featuring gullwing doors and three "concertina" steps that won't ever see production, the concept gives us an idea of what the automaker's new design language looks like on a large SUV.