SRT Viper Breaks Cover

With all the debuts at the New York Auto Show, the new SRT Viper was the one everyone was looking forward to. Right away you notice the newly refined exterior, which is still raw, but harkens back more to the original Viper. But no one was worried about how it would look, but what would be powering it.

Recent federal safety mandates, emission controls, and general market pansiness threatened to strip the Viper of its fangs (warning: more tortured snake puns ahead). However, even with traction control and all the other necessities, the Viper still looks like it will be a ludicrous drive. How ludicrous? About 650hp worth from a V-10 motor. Yup, the Viper is back.

Plus, their going back to racing too. Welcome back Viper, it’s been too long.

  

Some of the coolest cars at the New York Auto Show

CNN.com shows off some of the coolest cars from the New York Auto Show.

Here’s a Jeep SUV that rockets from zero to 60 mph in less than five seconds with a 465 horsepower 6.4-liter engine. Top speed, should you have the opportunity to try it out, is 155 miles per hour.

Besides the 45 horsepower output increase, Jeep’s parent company, Chrysler, also promises fuel mileage that’s about 13 percent better than the previous SRT8.

Check out all the cool rides.

  

2010 Kia Optima biggest star at 2010 New York Auto Show

The 2011 Kia Optima might be the biggest “sales” star of the NY Show. The styling, power and finish are very impressive with this car that shows like a much more expensive vehicle.

From AutoGuide.com:

For 2010 the New York Auto Show has a bit of everything and continues to deliver with a concentrated presence of luxury vehicles. But this year the luxury fits into numerous niche segments. On one end, there’s the world premiere of the 2011 Infiniti QX56 SUV, while on the other there’s the North American debut of the Lexus CT200h hybrid hatchback. Luxury even takes wagon form, with Acura announcing the TSX Sport Wagon and Cadillac unveiling a CTS-V Sport Wagon concept. Heck, Hyundai even unveiled a flagship luxury sedan, called the Equus, that is designed to compete with cars like the Mercedes S-Class. Aston Martin is showed its four-door Rapide and Porsche has on display its Cayenne S Hybrid SUV.

In more traditional luxury, BMW unveiled the all-new 2011 5 Series for the first time in North America, flanked by the facelifted 3 Series, sporty 335is, 2011 X5 and Alpina B7.

Read the full article here.

  

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