NY Auto Show

I'm a little late with this but the New York International Auto Show has some interesting new items.
  • Ford Flex:
But relax: it's not six across, with two middle seats and a center aisle for a drink cart.  The 2008 Flex is a six-passenger people mover (a seventh seating position is available) based not on the Boeing 737, but on the Ford Fairlane concept car of 2005.

This latest derivative of the Arnage sedan is expensive, with a price around $3500 and it's exclusive, since only 550 will be built.  It is also fast, since it comes with a 530-horsepower twin-turbo V-8 that churns out an incredible 775 pound-feet of torque.

This sleek little roadster initially gets only 172 horsepower, but it should still be very quick because it tips the scales at just 600 pounds.  A high-horsepower version may also be in the works, however. This is definitely one of the show's top head-turners.

Only 40 of these celebrations of automotive excess will be available, starting in the fall.  How excessive are they?  Start with a twin-turbo V-12 engine, 612 horsepower and 738 pound-feet of torque.  Add a liquid metal exterior paint that had been available only on auto show concepts. The CL65 commemorates the 40th anniversary of Mercedes\'s AMG engine-tuning subsidiary.  The new CL65 is slightly larger, more aggressive looking, and has eight (yes, eight) more horsepower than the '06 model.  All for $20000 give or take a euro.

The nearly production-ready concept is due to reach dealers next year and will have Hyundai's first V-8 engine.  On top of upscale styling, the rear-drive sedan flaunts a lush interior, a five-link independent suspension and acceleration from 0 to 60 m.p.h. in less than six seconds.  The car will have "well over 300 horsepower, ' Hyundai says, and a price  'well under $3000.'
Thanks to the New York Times for the quotes.