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The Flashiest New Cars at the 2016 New York Auto Show

The New York International Auto Show (public dates March 25–April 3), typically a bit of a snoozer on the circuit of car conventions, offers some stellar machines this year. And car executives got crazy with the colors. White, black, and gray gave way to burnt orange, saturated yellow, and Kodachrome blue. Among the biggest showstoppers: Nissan and Koenigsegg supercars, the first Maserati SUV, and a gull-winged Lincoln. Here are the best-in-class revelations:

  1. Nissan GT-R
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    Nissan GT-R

    Nissan revealed its 2017 GT-R sports car, the latest iteration of a model it started making in 2007. Dubbed "Godzilla," the GT-R is considered a halo car, which is a model that builds excitement and pulls buyers to more pedestrian models. A full redesign is slated for production in the next few years. 

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  2. Godzilla's Engine
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    Godzilla's Engine

    The new GT-R has a 3.8L twin-turbo V6 engine and gets 565 horsepower, a 20-hp improvement over its predecessor. It has also been adjusted for improved aerodynamics and stability. 

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  3. Lincoln Navigator Concept
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    Lincoln Navigator Concept

    Lincoln’s new 2017 Navigator concept is the type of vehicle Lincoln is hoping will help the brand close the gap with Cadillac’s Escalade. It features gull-wing doors like the Tesla Model X; the production version will not include the doors, which open too high to fit in most garages. 

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  4. Concept Cargo
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    Concept Cargo

    The rear of the new 2017 Lincoln Navigator concept features a custom “wardrobe management system.” The rig also has a three-tiered step that automatically unfolds when you want to enter the car. 

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  5. Koenigsegg Regera
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    Koenigsegg Regera

    Arguably the most anticipated debut of the show, Koenigsegg's $2 million “Bugatti-killer” was developed in Sweden and can reach 62 miles per hour in 2.8 seconds. Top speed is 248 mph.

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  6. Audi R8 Spyder
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    Audi R8 Spyder

    Audi’s new R8 Spyder will go 198 miles per hour when the top is down. It’s also 50 percent more rigid than the previous iteration and shares 50 percent of the same components as the racing-version Audi R8 LMS. 

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  7. Acura NSX GT3
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    Acura NSX GT3

    The Acura NSX GT3 is the souped-up version of the brand’s iconic supercar. With rear-wheel drive and a new gearbox, it is formulated for track racing. It does not share the same hybrid drive system as its road-friendly sibling, but the engines share the same block, heads, crank, valve train, and dry sump oil system. Both are built in the same facility in Ohio.

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  8. Jaguar F-Type SVR
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    Jaguar F-Type SVR

    Jaguar Land Rover is showing the 2017 F-Type SVR in the U.S. for the first time. With a top speed of 200 miles per hour, it is designed to compete with supercars. And it is loud. It forms the forefront of Jag's effort to revolutionize and refresh its historic brand. 

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  9. Mercedes AMG E43
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    Mercedes AMG E43

    The Mercedes model line is robust these days, so the company is using auto shows to showcase its high-performance offerings under the AMG badge. The AMG E43 is a four-door sedan that makes 396 horsepower and can get to 60 miles per hour in 4.5 seconds, much faster than the E300's 6.3-second sprint.

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  10. Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
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    Chevrolet Camaro ZL1

    Chevrolet’s Camaro ZL1 is the brand’s answer to Dodge’s Challenger Hellcat. With a massive V8 engine that gets 640 horsepower, it’s almost as powerful as the brand’s famous Corvette.

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  11. Mercedes GLC Coupe
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    Mercedes GLC Coupe

    Mercedes kept its SUV line rolling with the GLC Coupe. Buyers can choose either a four-cylinder or six-cylinder engine; both are turbo-powered. There are eight versions of the GLC Coupes to choose among, including a diesel, a plug-in hybrid, and the range-topping GLC43, with AMG tuning. 

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  12. Interior of the GLC Coupe
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    Interior of the GLC Coupe

    Inside the GLC Coupe is classic Mercedes-Benz, with the most progressive technology mixed with every creature comfort Merc could think to include. 

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  13. Porsche AG 718 Boxster
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    Porsche AG 718 Boxster

    The Porsche 718 Boxster is named after Porsche's four-cylinder, mid-engined racers from the 1950s and '60s. It is the first modern model of its kind at Porsche to use a four-cylinder turbo boxer engine. 

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  14. Acura MDX
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    Acura MDX

    If history serves as any guide to the future, Acura’s 2017 MDX will be its best-selling model in the U.S. In addition to a new front fascia, the SUV makes standard a suite of active safety features.

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  15. Porsche 911R
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    Porsche 911R

    Porsche will make only 991 of its stick-shift driven 911R. By the time crowds see it in New York this week, most will be spoken for. It has a naturally aspirated, 500-horsepower engine and will go from 0-62 mph in 3.7 seconds.

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  16. Maserati Levante
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    Maserati Levante

    Maserati showed its Levante SUV for the first time in the U.S. on Tuesday night in New York. Starting at around $72,000, it holds the key to Maserati's strategy to bring a whole new class of customers to the brand. Critical response has labeled the car good-looking but lacking on the interior trim level. 

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  17. Koenigsegg One:1
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    Koenigsegg One:1

    This is the only One:1 model ever displayed in the U.S. It was shown last year during the Pebble Beach concours in Monterey, Calif., but has been hidden ever since. The $2.4 million car has a white exterior shrouded in carbon and red accents. The interior is black mixed with carbon and scarlet trim. The Swedish company made only six of these, most of which went to market in China.

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  18. BMW Alpina B7 Bi-Turbo
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    BMW Alpina B7 Bi-Turbo

    Alpina is BMW's tuning shop, which takes its cars and makes them more beautiful and more powerful. This new Alpina is no different, with a 4.4-liter V8 bi-turbo engine that gets 600 horsepower with 590 pounds-feet of torque. As the successor to the fantastic Alpina B6, it will hit 62 mph in 3.7 seconds and has a top speed of 193 mph.

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  19. Buick Envision
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    Buick Envision

    The Envision is Buick's first offering that will be sold in the U.S. after being made in China. (Buick produced it to compete with the likes of the Acura RDX and Lincoln MKC.) It has a 252-horsepower turbocharged inline-four cylinder engine and six-speed automatic transmission. We first saw it at the Detroit Auto Show; Buick says it will go on sale later this year.

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