Experienced by Adrian McQueen
Photos by Adrenaline Lifestyles
The New York Auto Show is always one of my favorite shows to attend, due to the excitement and presentation of the many debuts that take place. A smooth and comfortable ride on the Amtrak train from Washington DC area allows me to prepare my mind and my camera for all sites to be seen. The show has been held annually since 1900 and for two weeks the Jacob Javits center is transformed into an epic center of automotive excellence. Whether you are into domestic, imports, luxury, aftermarket or even antique vehicles this is definitely the auto show that meets every desire.
I set my agenda for the day around the many World and North American debuts that were set to take place. Mercedes Benz showed off the Mercedes-Benz GLS, the GLC Coupé and the EQC Edition 1886. Toyota stepped in with the Supra while Porsche presented their 911 Speedster. Acura showed off their TLX PMC Edition model and Lincoln wowed the crowd with the Corsair. There were many more reveals during the media days than what I listed, and the energy from the all flowed throughout the building.
After seeing all of these debuts, I had to stop by “Supercar Alley”. These rides aren’t all debuts but some being so rare and with such a high price tag that most never see them on the road or live in person at all. These are definitely the most exotic and luxurious rides that are on the market. This lineup included the Koenigsegg Jesko and the Koenigsegg One: 1. Bugatti made its North American debut with the limited edition Chiron sport “110 ans”. Lamborghini, Rolls Royce, Bentley and other luxury auto makers displayed some sharp vehicles as well.
Helping to push the boundaries of innovation, there was some ‘showstoppers’ that are making their way into the industry. The Karlmann King is the world’s most expensive SUV, with a price tag of $2.3 million. The Karlmann King looks like a stealth fighter jet is handcrafted in Italy. The Mullen presented its luxurious electric supercar, the Qiantu K50 for the first time in North America. Briggs Automotive Company (BAC) is the British manufacturer behind Mono, the world’s only road-legal, single-seater supercar powered by a 305-horsepower engine that whisks it from 0-60 mph in 2.7 seconds and on to a top speed of 170 mph.
The Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus (SCG) 003S is a road-legal luxury GT that is hand-built in Sleepy Hollow, New York and powered by BMW’s 4.4-liter reverse flow twin turbo engine. The Polaris Slingshot is not new to the market but still rising in the ranks of the autocycle market. The Slingshot is a three-wheeled, open-air roadster that is all about fun. The Rimac C_Two, pure electric GT hypercar, stunned a lot of showgoers. Especially after learning that it has a range of 400 miles. Rivian displayed the R1T 5-passenger pickup and R1S 7-passenger SUV. Both of these vehicles feature up to 400+ miles in electric range and lightning fast 0-60 times at 3 seconds.
There is so much that the New York Auto Show has to offer that I just can’t fit into this article. Do not miss the custom auto section on the lower level or camp jeep outside. These sections offer a fun and family friendly environment as well as some rides that are not seen by the daily drivers. If you aren’t in New York, find a way to the “Big Apple” to experience this magnificent show in such a great city. Please enjoy the photo gallery.