From Classics To Concepts, NY International Auto Show Has It All
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – From classic cars to cars that fly, you’ll find it all at the New York International Auto Show.
More than 1,000 new cars will be showcased at the Javits Center this year from 43 different manufacturers.
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“We have cars that are as inexpensive as $12,000 to some of the most expensive vehicles that there are,” Mark Schiemberg, president of the Greater New York Automobile Dealers Association, told CBS 2′s Vanessa Murdock.
The most expensive vehicle on display is an original Shelby Cobra, which debuted at the auto show 50 years ago. Even with worn out seats, the price tag is $25 million.
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From the most expensive to the most fuel-efficient – the all-electric Nissan Leaf.
“You have a zero emissions car, no tailpipe, no pollution,” said Ken Paul of Nissan North America. ”That on a full battery charge, will take you 100 miles of driving.”
Able to race at 253 miles per hour, the Bugatti is the fastest, not just here, but in the world. It can go from zero to 60 in 2.5 seconds, but to take hold of the wheel will set you back nearly $2 million.
But perhaps the most unusual is the Terrafugia Inc. Transition, a flying car prototype,
“This is a two-seater airplane, can fold up its wings in less than a minute, drive down the road and park in the garage,” explained Carl Dietrich, CEO of Terrafugia.
Believe it or not, it’s actually street legal and could land in a town near your next year, priced at $279,000.
The New York International Auto Show opens Friday and runs through April 15 at the Javits Center. For more information, visit www.autoshowny.com.