2012 NY International Auto Show Filled with Glitz, Glamour and Green Technology

[BoxTitle]Audi R8 GT[/BoxTitle]

Do you have 200 grand burning a hole in your pocket? We can’t think of a better way to spend it than on the newest Audi R8 GT. This was the first car we saw that was sexier than the women posing around it. This powerhouse supercar was showcased in an attractive flat Spherion Blue and was a real head-turner. Audi packed a 560hp, 5.2-liter V10 under the hood to make sure that whereever you’re going, you’re going to get there fast.

[BoxTitle]BMW i8 Spyder[/BoxTitle]

Yesterday we showcased the teaser for BMW’s newest plug-in hybrid supercar, the i8 Spyder – successor to the Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol featured i8. Equipped with a front-axle 96 kilowatt electric motor and a back-axle turbo-charged, three-cylinder, 233 horsepower motor, this sexy, futuristic concept can go from 0 to 60 miles per hour in five seconds. While not yet a production vehicle, it’s been hinted that it could be just around the corner – hopefully with those exact, insane, all-glass doors.

[BoxTitle]DMC Electric DeLorean[/BoxTitle]

As we stalked through the dark recesses of the Auto Show’s lower levels, we stumbled upon the greatest hidden gem.. a new DeLorean. That’s right, the iconic, 88 mph, “where we’re going we don’t need gas,” masterpiece is back and a version is now all electric. I immediately and understandably assumed it ran on some new flux capacitor technology, but the all-electric motor is based in reality. Boasting 260hp, a top speed of 125 mph and a 0-60 mph time of 4.9 seconds, the DMC Electric has some get-up-and-go to it – at least for its 100 mile battery range.

[BoxTitle]Terrafugia Transition Flying Car[/BoxTitle]

The dream is finally becoming a reality. Flying cars – or as Terrafugia prefers to call them, ”roadable aircraft” – are popping up in the news and one was debuted at the Auto Show this year after completing its first flight a few days prior. The Massachusetts-based company Terrafugia’s booth was one of the major hot spots on the floor with people crowding around to catch a glimpse of the flying car’s wings unfolding, changing from land-bound to soaring personal aircraft in minutes. Now, where are our jet packs? We were promised jet packs.

The New York International Auto Show runs from April 6-15 at the Javits Center in Manhattan. For more information visit their site and check out more upcoming Car and Motorcycle events.

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