Unique Attractions Generate Excitement at New York Auto Show; New Motorsports, Motorcycles and Accessories Area Added for '13

Unique Attractions Generate Excitement at New York Auto Show; New Motorsports,
                Motorcycles and Accessories Area Added for '13

PR Newswire

NEW YORK, March 21, 2013

NEW YORK, March 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --In 2013, The New York Auto Show
features more 'special attractions' for visitors to enjoy than ever before
including an all-new Motorsports, Motorcycles and Accessories area on Level
4. The Show's outdoor ride-a-long program includes Camp Jeep New York and an
expanded Electric Vehicle Pavilion which features a range of pure electric
cars for consumers to take a ride in.

The Show's new Motorcycle display area includes Harley-Davidson, Honda, Chaos
Cycle and Indian Larry bikes as well as amazing exhibits from Shelby American,
Aston Martin Racing, CAN-AM, Cherubini Yachts, Gotham Dream Cars, D2 Forged
Wheels & RTW Motoring. Laurence Gartel, the father of digital art, will
provide a range of stunning art cars on the opening weekend and the DUB Show
Tour will once again return for the last weekend of the Show to reveal the
latest 'tricked-out' cars and trucks. For the kids, be sure to check out
Strider Bikes, the Log Dog Truck and Big Daddy's Racing!

Here's more on some of the special displays:

Electric Outdoor Ride and Ride
Show-goers will once again get to experience firsthand the future of electric
vehicles as they were meant to be driven when the show moves its annual
electric ride and drive pavilion outdoors! Step out to the inner roadway to
ride along in some of the coolest automotive environmental technology
available in a production vehicle. Now, available in every shape and size,
automakers have proven that a vehicle's power source does not impact on its
performance, practicality, drivability, luxury, economy or fun. Cars onsite
will include; Ford C-Max Energi, Ford Focus Electric, Honda Fit EV, Mitsubishi
I, Nissan Leaf, and Toyota Prius Plug-in.

Shelby
Founded by Carroll Shelby, Shelby American is the premier performance car
company in the United States. Over 50 years old, the name Shelby is still
synonymous with raw power and the new 2013 Eco-Boost powered 252 horsepower
Shelby Focus ST is bringing it to a new generation. In New York for the first
time, it features performance upgrades in the suspension, brakes, exhaust,
wheels and tires and turns this popular Ford Focus into a high-octane racing
machine while still delivering up to 32mpg.

2014 Corvette Convertible Stingray Debut!
For the first time in the US, Chevrolet will debut the 2014 convertible model
of the American classic Corvette Stingray, featuring an all-new, fully
electronic top that can be lowered remotely using the car's key fob. The top
can also be opened or closed on the go, at speeds of up to 30 mph. The
Stingray is powered by the new LT1 6.2L V-8, with an estimated 450-hp and 450
lb-ft of torque to provide an open-top driving experience with no compromise
in performance, technology or design. Don't miss it!

Harley Davidson Jump Start – Feel the Rumble
Attendees can find out for themselves just how it feels to be on a
Harley-Davidson® motorcycle. You'll mount the bike, set your boots on the
foot pegs and fire up the engine under the watchful eye of trained personnel.
Give the throttle a twist and hear that unforgettable Harley sound. Sitting
comfortably on the bike, you'll continue to shift through the gears – all
safely and securely attached to the JUMPSTART™ platform.

Exotics, Exotics, Exotics
Always one of the biggest draws every year is the collection of exotic cars
sprinkled throughout the show floor and show goers will not be disappointed
this year with the chance to check out some of the coolest in exotic cars
including Lamborghini, Spyker, Aston Martin, Maserati, Ferrari, Lotus and
more! Be sure to check out the 2013 McLaren 12C Coupe, Spider and Can-Am
Edition. 2013 marks the second year of production for the MP4-12C coupe and
the first for the MP4-12C spider, with retractable hard-top roof. The latest
model is equipped with a more powerful engine capable of 616 horsepower!

Measuring the 'BUZZ'
It's a new model year and the New York Auto Show is taking its unique BUZZ
INDEX, the real-time radar for what is trending at the Show, to new levels.
The innovative technology visualizes millions of web mentions 24/7 to give an
instant snapshot of what is 'hot' at any given time. THE BUZZ INDEX will
display the most popular cars and trucks; most mentioned manufacturers and
most talked about exhibits on any computer or mobile device. In addition,
while at the Show, visitors can monitor THE BUZZ INDEX live at beautifully
designed meeting place that features interactive screens, iPads and phone
charging stations. If you want to follow the digital chatter surrounding this
year's Show just visit buzz.autoshowNY.com.

'Defiance' Dodge Charger Saves Earth...From Aliens
Set in the near future, SyFy's new show Defiance introduces an exotically
transformed planet Earth following the sudden – and tumultuous – arrival of
seven unique alien races, along with the car to battle them. Covered in grime
and muck that shows the future has also lost the ability to produce competent
car washes, the Dodge Charger in Defiance sure seems built to be punished.
Window bars, a huge grille guard right out in front to deal with nasty
creatures, and big ol' truck tires to top off the rugged future look. Look
out for the Defiance video game that will be unveiled at the Show.

Experience the Thrill of Camp Jeep
One of the most unique and thrilling ride-along experiences to make an
appearance in New York City, Camp Jeep is an interactive, tail-rated adventure
zone where professional 4x4 drivers allow riders to get a feel for the full
capabilities of a Jeep Grand Cherokee, Jeep Wrangler Rubicon and Unlimited
model, while teaching them how to drive safely on off-road terrain. A "can't
miss" hill climb will give passengers a sense of the traction capabilities of
a Jeep vehicle, as they climb the iconic 18-ft high, 35 degree angle Jeep
Mountain. Auto show attendees will have the opportunity to traverse fallen
logs measuring 15 inches in diameter and a 30-degree articulation wedge. The
Camp Jeep outdoor test track is comprised of several obstacles which simulate
the rigorous testing that Jeep vehicles endure such as rugged terrain, ground
clearance, traction, stability, maneuverability and unchallenged articulation.
Participants will be automatically entered into the 2013 Chrysler Group
National Giveaway for a chance to win $45,000 towards any eligible Chrysler
Group vehicle.

Hyundai Loves Kids!
Aside from having one of the most interactive booths on the show floor
including the Hyundai Blue Link® Kiosk demonstration to gain an intimate,
hands-on look at Hyundai's in-vehicle telematics system and the Veloster Zone:
iPad® Game and Accessory Display that will highlight the Veloster's functional
playfulness with videos and games, Hyundai will also be doing its part to help
children. Families are encouraged to visit the Hyundai booth to receive a free
"Hyundai Loves Kids" ID tag for their children. Each tag comes with its own
child-size lanyard and has a place for parents to write their phone number in
case their child gets separated from their family. Additionally, they will
host the Hope on Wheels Handprint Ceremony on Thursday, March 28th beginning
at 6:00 pm in Hyundai's Booth (#604). During the ceremony, children diagnosed
with cancer have an opportunity place their handprints in colorful paint on a
2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport, the official vehicle of the Hope on Wheels tour,
to commemorate their brave battles with cancer. Hyundai's H.O.W. National
Youth Ambassador, 14 year-old CJ, will join Hyundai Executives, dealers and
doctors, in the Hyundai Scholar check presentation to support pediatric cancer
research.

Honda Provides the Rides for Two Wheel Fanatics!
This year Honda will be bringing along some of the hottest things on two
wheels including the NC700X. Honda's new NC700X is a real breath of fresh air
in today's world of specialized motorcycles, a new concept in streetbikes, and
one that puts the FUN in Functional. The NC700X's 670cc liquid-cooled
parallel-twin engine produces tons of torque and enough power for easy two-up
cruising. But it's thrify, too--the standard tranny NC700X gets an estimated
64 MPG. Also available will be the CB500F and CB500X, the PCX150 as well as
the CTX and CTX N.

2014 SRT Viper TA – Ready to Attack Any Road Course
Specifically built for the performance enthusiast driver the 2014 SRT Viper TA
is set to make its public debut at the Show. Based on the SRT Viper model –
the lightest vehicle in the lineup, the 2014 SRT Viper TA package builds upon
the legendary on-track capability of the American hand-built supercar using a
majority of pre-developed components straight from the SRT stable, that are
combined into a carefully balanced package that extracts the most out of the
Viper ultralow center of gravity, 50/50 weight distribution and largest
contact patch in the production car world. Under the hood of the 2014 SRT
Viper TA is the handcrafted, all-aluminum 8.4-liter, mid-front V-10
overhead-valve engine. Performance ratings are 640 horsepower and 600 lb.-ft.
of torque – the most torque of any naturally aspirated sports-car engine in
the world.

Gartel Art Cars Debut
Digital Media Artist Laurence Gartel will present his Collection of Art Cars
at the Show for the first time during the opening weekend of the Show. For
this year's New York Auto Show GARTEL will showcase a 1982 Mercedes 380 SL,
1984 Rolls Royce Spirit, 2005 Chrysler 300, 1975 VW Beetle, 1956 Cadillac
Sedan DeVille, and a 1963 Chevy Pick Up amongst others. These unique vehicles
are expected to create a lot of buzz during the Show's opening weekend. The
artist will also unveil a specially created 'Bling' car for the very first
time.

D2Forged Wheels
For the first time at the show attendees will be treated to a display of over
75 wheel designs from leading high quality aftermarket wheels maker D2Forged
Wheels. Not to be regarded as just another wheel, D2FORGED Wheels provide a
signature style and stance that cannot be mistaken for ANY other product when
seen. To show their wheels off correctly, D2 have a Maserati and a Ferrari on
display.

Pirelli Simulators and Exotic Cars
Pirelli will be serving up non-stop action and excitement in their booth with
6 simulators giving attendees the full racing experience. Strap in, rev you
engines and try not to hit the wall. As if that wasn't enough they will be
hosting some of the hottest cars in the world including;

  oLotus Evora Black
  oFerrari California Black
  oLamborghini Aventadore
  oF1 Lotus

Wonder Woman Kia Sportage
Kia's unveiling of the new Wonder Woman inspired Kia Sportage at the show is
sure to lasso in a fair share of showgoers. As the seventh vehicle in the
Korean automaker's lineup of Justice League cars, created in partnership with
DC Entertainment, the custom Sportage features the initials WW embedded into
the grille and star-shaped wheels that appear to mimic the design of her
costume.

Dub Show Tour
Once again the Dub Show will roll into New York to help close out the show on
a tricked out high. Check out the latest new cars, wheels, auto accessories,
apparel, video games and dozens of vendor booths alongside some of today's
hottest artists and entertainers. You will not find this many of the hottest
custom cars & trucks anywhere else.

North East Customs
North East Customs will be displaying fully customized versions of a 2005
Dodge Magnum and a 2001 Volkswagen GLI that are so tricked out they will be
sure to turn heads. The 2005 Dodge Magnum is a one of a kind vehicle
including a fully custom stainless steel exhaust system and custom polished
wheels with plum crazy purple accents to match the paint and other
modifications on the vehicle. The 2001 VW GLI will feature a custom body with
shaved body modifications a baby blue pearl paint job and custom BBS Porsche
wheels as well as a complete custom exhaust system from Magnaflow Performance
Exhaust.

SOURCE New York International Auto Show

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