A 1957 Continental Mark II, to be auctioned by Saratoga Auto Auction, sits on display during the 2017 New York International Auto Show (NYIAS).

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A 1957 Continental Mark II, to be auctioned by Saratoga Auto Auction, sits on display during the 2017 New York International Auto Show (NYIAS).

Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

The Best in Class at the 2017 New York Auto Show

From best-dressed to most likely to succeed.

With the global auto industry in overdrive, car companies are going to great lengths to one-up each other and turn the heads of potential buyers. Dream up a size and shape of vehicle, and odds are it's already on display at the 2017 New York International Auto Show this week. There's a land yacht of a Lincoln, a tiny Toyota truck that approximates a spaceship, and a furious Dodge made for drag-racing. In an increasingly crowded class, here are the standouts.

Most Popular
Most Popular

Subaru Ascent concept

Subaru, which typically cuts a low-profile at auto shows, drew a huge crowd for the unveiling of its latest SUV concept. The production rig will look much the same when it hits dealerships next year.

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Most Likely to Succeed
Most Likely to Succeed

Volvo XC60

The much-anticipated smaller version of Volvo's three-row XC90 SUV. If sales of its bigger sibling are any measure, Americans will buy these as fast as Volvo can make them.

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Most Athletic
Most Athletic

Koenigsegg Agera RS1

Part of a 25-car production run, the newest Swedish supercar boasts 1,360 horsepower and will hit a top speed of 273 miles per hour. No, you cannot buy one.

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Best Exchange Student
Best Exchange Student

Audi 2018 TT RS

Audi's most powerful road rocket to date achieves 400 horsepower with five cylinders—not four; not six. Look for it to blur U.S. roads this summer.

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Most Likely to Be Incarcerated
Most Likely to Be Incarcerated

Dodge Challenger 2018 SRT Demon

Powered by 100-octane fuel, the Demon will hit 60 miles per hour in 2.3 seconds, faster than any other production vehicle on the market today. Every car purchased comes with a one-day session at a high-performance driving school.

 

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Best Impression of a Jeep
Best Impression of a Jeep

Toyota FT-4X concept

One part vintage Toyota truck, one part tiny Jeep, and one part Star Wars spaceship, the FT-4X is designed to drive interest among millennials.

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Most Pet Friendly
Most Pet Friendly

Nissan Rogue Dogue concept

Nissan stole a Subaru strategy and played the puppy card. Its Rogue Dogue concept comes with a stowable ramp for loading your animals, a ventilated bed, a 10-gallon water tank, a hose, and a vacuum.

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Best Dressed
Best Dressed

Mercedes-Benz 2018 AMG GT R

The newest iteration of the luxury marque's top-of-the-line sports car comes in "Green Hell Magno," drawing on the nickname of the legendary Nürburgring track in Germany. In 200-mph cars, green is the new black ... or red, as it were.

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Second-Best Dressed
Second-Best Dressed

Lincoln 2018 Navigator

Lincoln's new monster truck shed the gull-wing doors of its concept version but still stuns in a watery blue, with 22-inch shoes standard.

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Most Likely to Be on a Reality Show
Most Likely to Be on a Reality Show

Range Rover Velar

A sleek, midsize SUV laced with lightweight aluminum, the Velar is making its debut at the Javits Center in New York City before moving to the Hamptons. Gerry McGovern, chief design officer at Land Rover, stands with it.

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Most Dazed and Confused
Most Dazed and Confused

Nissan 2018 370Z Heritage Coupe

The super-70s yellow Nissan marks almost five decades of the company selling its affordable "Z" sports cars in the U.S. Note the "smoke chrome" door handles.

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Most Adventurous
Most Adventurous

Nissan 2017 Rogue Trail Warrior

Auto engineers typically agonize over every millimeter of a vehicle's design, but sometimes they just replace the wheels with tank treads and paint the rig to look like an M1 Abrams tank. Yes, you'll likely want one.

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Class President
Class President

Continental 1957 Mark II

It doesn't get classier than this vintage whip from Ford Motor's budding luxury brand. The company made fewer than 500 of them, and they cost more than a Rolls-Royce back in the day.

 

Corrects Subaru model name in second paragraph

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