Thursday, March 31, 2016

The Race Cars at the New York Auto Show

In progress now until Sunday April 3, the New York International Auto Show is chock full of current models, recently launched prototypes, supercars, classic cars, and the latest in alternative fuel and transportation. Plus – race cars: the striped and halo-ed eye candy that is the object of the admiring glances of many attendees. There were several new reveals in racing at NYIAS. The first to be revealed was Honda’s Civic to be driven in Red Bull Global Rallycross by teammates Joni Wiman and Sebastian Eriksson. While it was on the show floor for the media days, it sadly disappeared before the show opened to the public.

Honda GRC Civic - OMSE

Perhaps the most stunning, however, was the Acura NSX GT3 twin-turbo V6. We should hopefully start seeing it in the wild in 2017 racing in Pirelli World Challenge and Blancpain Endurance Series. The NSX is on the show floor for the entire show.

Acura NSX GT3 launch

Rhys Millen’s RAV4 rally car was also on the floor with the trucks during media days, but Toyota pulled a bait & switch. There is a RAV4 with Millen’s livery, but it’s clearly a factory model, sans roll cage, SPARCO seats, and all of the other gear of the real deal. Still, if you go on the public days, you can squint and pretend. Toyota is the host with the most, though, with Kyle Busch and Denny Hamlin’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Camrys on the main show floor, and the pace car for Watkin’s Glen.

Toyota RAV4 Ryan Millen


Mazda, Mitsubishi, Audi, and more have race cars in their displays – here’s a full gallery.

01_GRC-A3230586 02_GRC-A3230587 03_GRC-A3230589 04_GRC-A3230591 05_GRC-A3230597 06_GRC-A3230598 07_GRC-A3240748 08_GRC-A3240756 09_GRC-A3240762 10_GRC-A3240770 11_Acura_NSX-GT3-A3230608 12_Acura_NSX-GT3-A3240708 13_Acura-A3240709 14_Acura_NSX-GT3-A3240710 15_Toyota_RAV4-A3240622 16_Toyota_RAV4-A3240722 17_Mitsubishi_rally-A3240617 18_Toyota_NASCAR-A3240699 19_Toyota_NASCAR-A3240702 20_Toyota_NASCAR-A3240705 21_MINI-A3240784 22_MAzDA-A3240726 23_MAzDA-A3240733 24_MAzDA-A3240734 25_Honda_Indycar-A3240741 26_Audi-A3240772 27_Audi-A3240779

from The Garage
from Tumblr

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