The 2017 New York Auto Show has just wrapped up with some awesome cars and creative concepts. We chose to display some of the best concepts and production vehicles that crossed our path.
Jeep Cherokee Trackhawk
Let’s start off with the fastest production SUV in the world, the Jeep Cherokee Trackhawk – this SUV is punch-you in the gut fast, with a quoted 0-60 mph time of just 3.5 seconds and a quarter mile pass of just 11.6 seconds at 116 mph and a top speed of 180 mph.
Under the hood, resides the 707-hp Hellcat 6.2-liter V8 engine which enables this SUV to murder almost any other sports car in the industry. In a straight line and off-road.
Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE
The Chevy Camaro ZL1 is considerably fast around a track and in a straight line, but to add more insanity to the package – Chevrolet released the 1LE track package so you could hone your skills further on the race track.
The ZL1 1LE is 3 seconds quicker than the stock ZL1 on the General Motors 2.9 mile race course test track and considerably faster than the ZL1’s 7min 29.60sec Nürburgring time.
Infiniti QX80 Monograph
This is Infiniti’s idea of a super luxurious SUV that can compete with the Range Rover high end models, and it’s a concept that sets the tone for things to come from Nissan’s luxury brand.
First impressions granted, the thing is huge and the matte silver finish is grandeur if it actually makes into production. The Infiniti QX80 Monograph measures in at five meters in length, 2 meters in height and two meters in width which makes it decently larger than a Range Rover.
Dodge brought in the cavalry with this demonic production supercar that is impressively the world’s fastest production car from 0-60 mph. The car smashes the title with a 2.3 second launch and the quarter mile in 9.6 seconds at 140 mph.
Produced in only 3,000 units sent to the United states and 300 more sent to Canada, it’s going to be quite the rare site but import one over to the GCC and you’d be one in few owners to obtain this wild beast.
Nissan GT-R Track Pack
After a decent facelift, the Godzilla returned to the scene with yet another significant change. The GT-R track pack is everything you need for a track attack straight out of the showroom floor with harder suspension and plenty of track goodies.
The 562-hp 3.8-liter twin turbo V6 remains unchanged and the car is basically just an affordable Nismo version. You do get the quad titanium exhaust system, a Nismo tweaked independent suspension, more roll stiffness, 8.1 kg lighter than the standard GT-R, 20-inch Nismo alloy wheels, Recaro bucket seats and a two-tone interior scheme with red accents.
2018 Mercedes-AMG GLC 63 Standard/Coupe
Like Merc was going to leave the Porsche Macan and the X5 alone, they released two of their top-tier weapons during the 2017 New York Auto Show.
Luxury has never looked better, with the 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 engine that produces 503-bhp and 516-lb-ft of torque in S guise and 469-bhp and 479 lb-ft in standard form. Power is sent though a wet-clutch 9-speed automatic gearbox and rear-biased all wheel drive is icing on the cake.
It certainly isn’t as fast the Jeep Cherokee Trackhawk featured above, but you can count on infinite amounts of luxury and a premium ride thanks to the special three-chamber air suspension that combines exemplary driving dynamics with excellent road-roar and tyre vibration characteristics.
NSX GT3 Race Car
The Honda NSX is probably the least interesting supercar on the market, unlike it’s previous iteration. The NSX GT3 brings some life to the equation with some non-road legal stuff. The good stuff, as we like to call it.
The GT3 edition delivers power through the rear-wheels only and the 3.5-liter twin-turbo V6 engine. The NSX GT3 shares engine design with the production car; the block, heads, valvetrain, crankshaft, pistons and dry sump lubrication system are all identical. The 9-speed DCT in the production car is replaced with a 6-speed, sequential-shift racing gearbox, and in deference to FIA regulations, the GT3 is rear-wheel drive; NSX hybrid components are production-car only.
Nissan 370Z Heritage
The Nissan ‘Z’ name has been alive for 47 years as of date, and Nissan held an early celebration with a 50th anniversary edition called the Heritage until the actual 50th anniversary that will probably see an updated version of the current 370Z.
If you were expecting to see plenty of upgrades and faster bits, you’d be mistaken. Nissan is known to stick fancy names on their cars and call it a day without doing any major updates besides visual changes.
This is the the case with the Nissan 370Z Heritage, a fancy Chicane Yellow and Magnetic Black Heritage paint is available with contrast stitching and a faster clutch. That’s about it.
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Nissan Rogue: Rogue One Star Wars Limited Edition
Nissan likes to modify the X-Trail, this is just another one but with some serious fanboy livery and added bits to make it even more fanboyish.
The Nissan Rogue: Rogue One Star Wars Limited Edition is actually a production car. Yes, seriously this thing is the first production vehicle to include Star Wars branded elements and it has blasters and stuff. You know. The X-Trail is modelled after an X-wing fighter with rebel logos, blasters and thrusters. The force is strong in this one.