There was no shortage of fast cars at the 2014 New York Auto Show, and our photographer, Megan Green, made sure to capture them all. What follows in our Fast Car Photo Gallery are the new debuts that are designed for speed, accompanied by a few notable favorites that deserve some extra attention from your eyeballs, like this detail shot of the Porsche 918 Spyder.
2014 New York Auto Show Fast Cars Photo Gallery
2014 New York Auto Show Fast Cars Photo Gallery: Alfa Romeo 4C
Alfa Romeo returns to the U.S. market with the new 4C sports car, which is equipped with a turbocharged, 1.8-liter 4-cylinder engine making 237 horsepower and 258 lb.-ft. of torque. Sounds like an Audi TT, doesn’t it? The difference here is that the mid-engined Alfa Romeo 4C’s structure is made of carbon fiber, and the automaker uses aluminum, sheet molded compound, and other weight-saving materials to ensure a 160-mph top speed and a 4.4-second run to 60 mph.
2014 New York Auto Show Fast Cars Photo Gallery: Aston Martin Vantage GT
Are Aston Martin buyers price conscious? Apparently, as the new Vantage GT wears a window sticker reading $99,900. As if the extra Ben Franklin really matters. The 430-horsepower Vantage GT rockets to 60 mph in 4.6 seconds on its way to 190 mph, and don’t worry, this Alloro Green trim and other exterior graphics are optional.
2014 New York Auto Show Fast Cars Photo Gallery: Audi RS7 Dynamic Edition
Take one Audi RS7, offer the buyer special paint, interior trim, seat upholstery, and aluminum wheels through the company’s Exclusive program, and you’ve got the RS7 Dynamic Edition that debuted in New York City wearing Ibis White paint, black Valcona leather with Crimson Red accents, and 21-inch wheels. If you want the Exclusive treatment for your RS7, prepare to let Audi to vacuum more than 40 grand from your offshore account for the privilege.
2014 New York Auto Show Fast Cars Photo Gallery: Bentley Continental GT Speed
Bentley says this is its fastest production car ever. Well, not this one. This is the convertible. It goes 203 mph. The Continental GT Speed Coupe can reach 206 mph, thanks to a twin-turbocharged 6.0-liter W-12 engine generating 626 horsepower and 607 lb-ft. of torque. Additional GT Speed upgrades include 21-inch wheels, special color choices, dark-tinted lighting, and red-painted brake calipers.
2014 New York Auto Show Fast Cars Photo Gallery: BMW Alpina B6 xDrive Gran Coupe
While it is true that Alpina doesn’t mess too much with an already good thing, the BMW M6 Gran Coupe upon which the B6 xDrive Gran Coupe is based doesn’t boast the latter car’s 198-mph top speed, one that Alpina claims is restricted, inferring that this car will go faster than that. It takes just 3.7 seconds to get this hefty Gran Coupe to 60 mph.
2014 New York Auto Show Fast Cars Photo Gallery: BMW M4 Convertible
No, zombies aren’t taking over New York. Our Ms. Green photographed this unfortunate soul at exactly the wrong moment as he stepped out of the new BMW M4 Convertible, which screams to 60 mph in a claimed 4.2 seconds courtesy of a twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter 6-cylinder engine whipping up 425 horsepower and 426 lb.-ft. of torque.
2014 New York Auto Show Fast Cars Photo Gallery: BMW i8
This is BMW’s new plug-in hybrid sports car, the i8, in all of its gull-winged glory. Effectively an all-wheel-drive vehicle thanks to a turbocharged, 1.5-liter 3-cylinder engine powering the rear wheels and an electric motor driving the front wheels, the i8 zooms to 60 mph in a claimed 4.4 seconds and provides 22 miles of electric-only driving using juice from the 5 kWh lithium-ion battery.
2014 New York Auto Show Fast Cars Photo Gallery: Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Convertible
Chevrolet used the New York Auto Show to debut the new Z06 Convertible, which is stuffed full of supercharged 6.2-liter V-8 to the tune of at least 625 horsepower and 635 lb.-ft. of torque. Here, examples of the likely Z06 Convertible buyer examine the car from the confines of its optional competition-style seats.
2014 New York Auto Show Fast Cars Photo Gallery: Dodge Challenger 392 Hemi Scat Pack
Wanna hit 182 mph in a Dodge Challenger? This new 392 Hemi Scat Pack version, complete with shaker-style hood, will do it, according to Dodge. It also claims a 0-to-60 acceleration run of 4.5 seconds, all thanks to a robust 6.4-liter V-8 churning 475 horsepower and 475 lb.-ft. of torque. A set of 20-inch wheels wrapped in performance tires, a performance suspension, and performance braking components help to keep all of this flexing Mopar muscle glued to the ground.
2014 New York Auto Show Fast Cars Photo Gallery: Ford Mustang 50 Year Limited Edition
Slated to roll down the assembly as one of the first 2015 Mustangs ever produced, and based on the redesigned 2015 Mustang GT, the 50 Year Limited Edition boasts a 5.0-liter V-8 engine making 420 horsepower, paired with a manual or automatic transmission. Notably, this limited-production model will be the only Mustang to combine an automatic transmission with the optional Performance Pack, which includes 19-inch wheels, performance tires, and Brembo performance braking components.
2014 New York Auto Show Fast Cars Photo Gallery: Koeniggsegg Agera R
Nearly a literal flight of fancy, the ridiculous Koeniggsegg Agera R is equipped with a twin-turbocharged 5.0-liter V-8 generating 1,140 horsepower and 885 lb.-ft. of torque. It rushes to 60 mph in 2.8 seconds, hits 200 mph in 17.7 seconds, tops out at 273 horsepower, and costs a cool $1.4 million, making it the definitive winner in the "Mine Is Bigger Than Yours" sweepstakes.
2014 New York Auto Show Fast Cars Photo Gallery: Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG Coupe
Equipped with a hand-built, twin-turbocharged 5.5-liter V-8 engine cranking 577 horsepower and 664 lb.-ft. of torque, the new Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG Coupe rockets to 60 mph in 3.9 seconds. A 7-speed AMG SpeedShift transmission and the automaker’s 4Matic all-wheel-drive system come standard, and the new S63 AMG Coupe can be configured to a variety of individual preferences.
2014 New York Auto Show Fast Cars Photo Gallery: Porsche 918 Spyder
Representing the pinnacle of Porsche engineering to date, the 918 Spyder is a plug-in hybrid electric sports car with 19 miles of pure electric range at speeds up to 93 mph. Don’t worry, once the gasoline-fueled, 4.6-liter V-8 kicks in, the 918 Spyder performs at levels worthy of the Porsche badge on its snout. Combined, the V-8 and the electric motors produce 887 horsepower and 944 lb.-ft. of torque, and it takes 2.6 seconds to hit 60 mph on the way to a top speed of 214 mph.
2014 New York Auto Show Fast Cars Photo Gallery: SRT Viper Anodized Carbon Special Edition TA
Only 10 versions of this car will ever be produced, making it one of the rarest Vipers ever made. Starting with the Viper GTS Anodized Carbon Special Edition, of which only 50 will roll down the assembly line, SRT installs Time Attack equipment including modified aerodynamics, a track-tuned suspension, and track-duty braking components, all wrapped in Metallic Matte Black paint that features satin surface finishing.
Photos by Megan Green for Autobytel