Big Apple, Small Bites: Our Editor-At-Large, Mark Hacking, heads to the 2014 New York Auto Show to show us what’s good.
2015 Aston Martin V8 Vantage GT
The lowest-priced model in the Aston Martin fleet is no cut-rate sports coupe—the V8 Vantage GT boasts race-inspired suspension tuning, a potent braking system and a top speed of 305 km/h. Starting at USD$99,900, this version of the Vantage could prove to be the most popular of them all.
2014 BMW 535i xDrive
The Bavarians had a number of new vehicles on display—including the new X4 and M4 Convertible—but the car that spun my head ‘round was a 535i xDrive with a BMW Performance body kit. The black wheels meshed perfectly with the paint to create a mostly understated and slightly mean first impression.
Cadillac Elmiraj Concept
This concept has been around since the Stone Age—well, not really, it just seems that way. Originally unveiled at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance last year, the Elmiraj is a flat-out stunning car with design features that have inspired the new ELR. Build it and they will come.
2014 Fiat 500 1957 Edition
First unveiled at last year’s LA Auto Show, this is possibly the most engaging car in the burgeoning Fiat 500 line. Offered in one of three classic colours—white, baby blue or light green—the 1957 Edition also features a sport-tuned suspension, manual transmission, and an ivory interior colour scheme with brown leather seats.
2015 Infiniti Q70L
This swoopier version of Infiniti’s flagship is a uniquely styled entry in the luxury sedan segment that now comes in a long-wheelbase version. Infiniti has been knocking on the door of the German carmakers for a few years now; if the driving dynamics of the Q70L match its looks, this thing will be an uncontested winner.