In pictures: The best of the 2014 New York Auto Show
Even though this year's Detroit and Geneva auto shows provided us with a number of big concept releases and production debuts, the New York Auto Show still remains one of North America’s premier events. Gizmag was on the ground last week to investigate some of the show’s more interesting debuts and North American reveals. Here’s our first-hand look at some of the highlights and the key designs from the 2014 show.
Koenigsegg Agera R
The North American debut of the 1200 hp Swedish supercar was Koenigsegg’s first foray back into the US since the recession. The US$1.6 million Agera R supercar was one of the more extreme and more impressive vehicles at the show. The carbon fiber-saturated car is powered by a handmade Koenigsegg 5 liter V8 bi-turbo that weighs only 197kg complete with flywheel, clutch, dry sump system and Inconel exhaust manifold. The car features superlight Aircore hollow carbon fiber wheels and a top speed of approximately 440 km/h (273mph). Koenigsegg reports the Agera R can throw down performance figures to the tune of 0-300 km/h (186 mph) in 14.53 seconds or brake from 300-0 km/h in only 6.66 sec.