these years New York Auto Show It was canceled, just as it was in 2020, due to COVID-19. To fill at least some emptiness, and provide a respite for the endless winter of discontent, Manhattan cars I decided that at least one evening this summer would be dedicated to celebrating the passion for cars. So, Manhattan Motorcars dumped its own minivan with dozens of the best luxury cars on the planet at its luxury dealership in New York City.
“We do the New York Auto Show every year and have one of the most prominent booths,” says Robert Marchart, director of marketing for Manhattan Auto. “We are the company that showcases the latest supercars, and we are at the heart of the show.”
The agent was preparing to stock his booth for the 2021 show, when event organizers pulled the plug.
“We’ve already had all the manufacturers send us their cars,” says Marchart. “And as soon as I got word that it was going to be cancelled, I reached out to every manufacturer and said, ‘Hey, we have this amazing NYC space at our dealership and we’d like to do a supercar show. “”
Different kind of car show
The event kicked off under a starry sky with the glow of city lights. Customers and invited guests were able to grab multimillion-dollar sale merchandise, snap Instagram picks, sip drinks, and rap around the performance.
As it turns out, if you’re in the market for a seven-figure supercar, there are only a handful of places in the US with the breadth of selection that Manhattan Motorcars has to offer. Besides the widely available options from Porsche and Bentley, the company can help experts acquire rare whips from Lamborghini, Bugatti, Koenigsegg and Rimac.
“There are almost four of us under one roof who have many brands of supercars and prestigious brands – like Porsche and Lamborghini,” says Marchart. Plus the group has family owners. “Manhattan cars have been around for nearly 40 years. We’re still owned by the exact same family, so that’s another huge benefit we have over the larger groups.”
For those in the market, half a dozen of our favorite hypercars from the Manhattan Motor Cars New York Show are here.
1. Rimac Concept_One
Rimac AutoThe all-electric Concept_One is a truly insane supercar. The batteries put out 1,224 horsepower and 1,180 pound-feet of torque, according to the Croatian automaker. All that power gets the Concept_One from 0 to 62 mph in 2.5 seconds and hits a top speed of 220 mph. There’s also a 210-mile off-track range (under quieter driving conditions). This example is one of eight produced, with only seven surviving after the infamous Richard Hammond accident during an episode of Grand Tour.
[$1.6 million; rimac-automobili.com]
2. Bugatti Chiron Super Sport
Bugatti He has always been the epitome of speed and unbridled strength. This iteration of the Chiron model was designed in conjunction with race car body builder Dallara. It is not only faster than the sporty model, but also more comfortable in everyday driving situations. Sixteen cylinders scattered in a “W” configuration generate 1,577 horsepower. This makes the Chiron reach 124 mph in 5.8 seconds, which is faster than most cars reach 60. With a limited top speed of 273, this Bugatti is not a car and more of a road-going rocket ship.
[$3.9 million; bugatti.com]
3. Koenigsegg, Jumeirah
2.0-liter turbocharged inline-three cylinder engine Koenigsegg Gemera puts out an impressive 592 horsepower and 443 pound-feet of torque. That’s an amazing amount of power in and of itself. But the Gemera is actually a hybrid with three electric motors to boot. Combined, the squeezing beast throws down 1,677 horses and boasts a 0-62 mph time of 1.9 seconds. Unlike most supercars, the Gemera has four seats, so there’s room for the speed-loving whole family.
[$1.7 million; koenigsegg.com]
4. McLaren Senna LM
McLarenThe Senna LM packs the same punch as the track-only Senna GTR version but in a Street-legal package. The elegant 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 produces 814 horsepower and reaches 60 in less than 3 seconds. Only about 20 models are available, so they are not only “super” in performance, but also in exclusivity.
[$2.25 million; mclaren.com]
5. Lamborghini Huracán STO
The Hurricane STO he is Lamborghini Born for the street but prepared for the track. Lightweight and featuring a massive rear wing, it’s race ready. It also has a naturally aspirated 5.2-liter V10, making it ideal for exhaust enthusiasts who like a thumping exhaust tone. Plus, it unleashes 631 horsepower and 417 pound-feet of torque, hitting 60 mph in just 2.6 seconds.
6. GTO Engineering’s Ferrari 250 GT SWB Competizione Replica
For fans who want to try out a vintage car, but would rather shirk the responsibility of driving in this irreplaceable, UK-based museum piece GT Engineering Creates a replica of the legendary Ferrari 250 GT SWB Competizione. For a tenth of the cost of an old model, enthusiasts get a new old V12 engine and a four-speed manual transmission connected to one of the most beautiful Ferrari designs ever produced for a pure driving experience.
[$1.39 million; gtoengineering.com]
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