The 2012 New York Auto Show has officially vomited on its shoes, stumbled out of the bar and taken a seat on the subway between a homeless person and RuPaul impersonator (actually, it might really be RuPaul). That's right folks, the party's over, and the Big Apple has told us that we don't have to go home, but we can't stay here.

Like a wasted hipster on his hands and knees scrounging loose change off the floor, we've gathered together all of the cars and concepts that debuted at this year's show. Enjoy perusing our 2012 New York Auto Show playlist while we pop a Tums and concentrate on surviving the cab ride to LaGuardia.

Good night, New York! #dropsmicwalksoffstage

2012 New York Auto Show
15Mini Cooper Yachtsman Concept has us all fooled

We love Mini's sense of humor, and its April Fools' Day pranks this year were among our favorites. While we really, really wanted the Cowley camper to be real, Mini actually went ahead and built the Amphibious "Yachtsman" – and then brought it to the New York Auto Show, just as promised to in its fake April 1 press release.

521966 Chevrolet Impala SS 427 Convertible reminds us of days long gone

Chevrolet has over a hundred years of heritage from which it can call upon when the right marketing angle presents itself. Like, for instance, when it launches a brand-new Impala for the 2014 model year, as it has just done at the 2012 New York Auto Show. As such, the automaker has brought a mint 1966 Chevrolet Impala SS 427 Convertible to display alongside its new family sedan.

14Edsel Ford's 1934 Model 40 Special Speedster

If you've attended major international auto show in the U.S. this season, you've likely seen this car: Edsel Ford's 1934 Model 40 Special Speedster. We first saw it at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegancee last August, then again in January at the Detroit Auto Show. It is, frankly, a most beautiful specimen, and since we hadn't yet taken the opportunity to capture it with our own lenses, New York seemed like the perfect place to hold an impromptu shoot.

312013 Cadillac SRX looks the same, hides its high-tech secrets

If there's any place a Cadillac SUV can feel at home, surely it's Manhattan. Only fitting, then, that the updated 2013 Cadillac SRX has debuted at the New York Auto Show.

50VPG Autos MV-1 Taxi will leave the light on for you

The streets of Gotham are about to look a lot different. After being inundated with legions of bulky Ford Crown Victoria and the occasional Toyota Sienna or Prius for years, New York City's hack pool is slated to get a fresh crop of yellow ugly thanks to its "Taxi of Tomorrow" program.

82012 GMC Sierra and Yukon Heritage Editions say, "Happy 100th!"

The GMC brand celebrates its 100th birthday this year, and the 1912 New York Auto Show is where it all started. To commemorate the occasion, General Motors' utility brand has created special Heritage Edition packages for both the Sierra pickup and Yukon sport-ute, and both make their public debut here at the 2012 New York expo.

27Jeep climbs to higher Altitude with murdered-out specials

We know what you're thinking: You'd love to buy a new Jeep, but only if it were more... black. Fortunately, dear friend, the Chrysler division has answered your prayers with a raft of special editions called Altitude.

302013 BMW X6 M reveals its very discreet enhancements

BMW has treated its high-performance X6 M to a refresh for the 2013 model year, rolling the controversial bad boy out during the New York Auto Show for its first official appearance. Unfortunately, the changes are so subtle that we required an official BMW tour guide to point them out. In lieu of such a service for each of our readers, the next paragraph will have to suffice.

20Acura MDX ready to S.H.I.E.L.D. the Avengers from harm

Move over, Batmobile, and make room in the geekosphere for the latest comic book superhero ride.

17Made in America: 2013 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport

Not every reveal at the 2012 New York Auto Show was as exciting as the SRT Viper. As evidence, we present the 2013 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport. The compact crossover joins the Honda Crosstour and Toyota Venza in the "subtle change, seemingly just for change's sake" category at the show.

26Terrafugia Transition 'Flying Car' offers serious hang time, but leaves us clouded [w/video]

Visitors to the New York Auto Show will be able to take a closer look at the Terrafugia Transition 'Flying Car,' just days after the company's prototype made its first flight. The two-place airworthy machine is perhaps best considered a roadgoing low-wing aircraft (not a 'flying car'), as its technical specifications are anything but earthly.

582012 Shelby 1000 is Carroll's ultimate Mustang

As if last year's 800-horsepower GT500 Super Snake wasn't enough, Shelby has just taken the covers off their lastest creation, the "1000" at this year's New York Auto Show. The muscle coupe comes in two flavors – the 950 horsepower street version and the track-only 1100+ horsepower S/C – although the difference seems like a moot point when it comes to a car's capability on the Pirelli street tires. A massive Kenne Bell 3.6L supercharger is the main source of the increased engine outp

422013 Toyota Venza is updated and refreshed. Yay.

While it doesn't even appear as a bad pixel on most enthusiasts' radar, the Toyota Venza serves legions of mainstream consumers perfectly well. To keep the unassuming family hauler from lagging behind its advancing competition, the automaker has introduced a refreshed and tweaked 2013 Toyota Venza at the New York Auto Show.

132012 Lotus Evora S nearly sneaks by, but we catch the improvements

Lacking the fanfare of a flashy press conference, the 2012 Lotus Evora S arrived at the New York Auto Show sporting an upgraded interior and new wheel options (Lotus is one of the few automakers still following the actual calendar when it comes to model year introductions, meaning 2012 models are just now flowing into the North American marketplace).

64Shelby celebrates 50th anniversary by rolling out the original 1962 Shelby Cobra CSX2000

Shelby is celebrating the company's 50th anniversary this year, and to mark the occasion, the performance gurus rolled out the very first Cobra ever constructed.

832013 Ram 1500 ups the pickup ante with new V6, less weight

Ram is out to make both Ford and General Motors sweat with the Auburn Hills automaker's newest pickup, the 2013 1500. Debuting at the 2012 New York Auto Show, the half-ton pickup bows with less weight, an efficient new 3.6-liter V6 option and an eight-speed automatic transmission. Chrysler projects the V6 alone should help yield 20 percent better fuel economy over the old 3.7 lump, thanks in part to a start/stop system. While there are no solid EPA numbers as of yet, our estimations put the vehi

2612013 Toyota Avalon looks to shed geriatric image

When we read through the press materials for the new 2013 Toyota Avalon, we had to double-check... had we downloaded the release for the wrong car? Because right here it says, "In Sport mode, throttle response is enhanced and steering effort is weighted... to offer a sportier character." And what's this about paddle shifters? This is the Avalon, the car that replaced the Mercury Grand Marquis in the hearts, minds and garages of Florida retirees.

41Infiniti LE Concept will spawn production electric sedan within two years

Yes, Infiniti has indeed made a habit of teasing the masses with exotic and eco-friendly concepts at some of the world's largest auto shows over the past few years, notably with the Emerg-E and Essence Concepts. But, unlike those rolling showcases, the automaker claims its latest reveal, known rather cryptically as the LE Concept, will hit dealerships within the next two years in nearly unchanged form.

80Delorean Electric surprises in New York, will cost $95,000 in 2013

First announced last October, the reborn, all-electric Delorean has made a surprise appearance at the New York Auto Show this year. It's a surprise because not even Delorean Motor Company president Stephen Wynne knew he was going to be here until a few weeks ago, when show organizers called with an invite.

212013 SRT Viper coils up to take a bite out of ALMS with GTS-R competition model

Arguably the biggest news of the New York Auto Show for enthusiasts is the debut of the new SRT Viper. But as the high-performance arm of Chrysler has pointed out, the street-legal Viper "isn't the only high-performance snake making a triumphant return" here at Javitz.

22Land Rover brings expedition-minded DC100 concept and LR4 special edition to NY

Not that we don't like the Land Rover DC100 Concept or anything, but this is the third version of the next-gen Defender that Land Rover has trotted out at an auto show in the space of seven months. (Never mind that it looks like they just repainted the Heritage Blue one from the L.A. show.) Forgive us, then, for wishing Land Rover would get on with it and announce that it's going into production.



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      Groagun
      • 2 Years Ago
      I love how AB after every show puts up these re-cap posts. It lets me praise and ridicule the entire show in one convenient place. So here we go: Chrysler/Fiat, Altitude Jeeps, I love murdered out cars but it's getting old and not every vehicle in the world should get the treatment. Good to see the (sub)brand improving quality but a ways to go yet. Ram 1500. it's their new pick-up, ok, not my interest. Challenger Rallye Redline, ah it looks good and enjoy it for what it is. Dodge Dart RallyCross, lots of show, hope it goes. "THE BIG ONE" VIPER, I thought they should have stepped outside what was expected and start totally fresh. Upon reflection I think they did the right thing. It has a past, a good one and you shouldn't throw that away. It looks great and I'm warming to it more and more. Still not my choice but I'm glad it's back and getting into the fight. Extremely happy to see it back in ALMS. BMW, X6 M, weird, wacky and totally unnecessary model, I love it. X1, unlike the X6, I hate this thing and I'm not sure why, kinda ugly, in a bad way. M6 Conti, much improved over last model but I just never liked this car and this doesn't change that.Stuffy, pretentious, snobby and other words are evoked by this car. Honda/Acura, Crosstour 'turd' concept, really, do I have to say anything? RLX concept. I'm sure it is an improvement over the last model, I hope. Mitsubishi Outlander Sport, I think it looks good and is "right sized" but needs major interior improvements. It's a good company and needs to find it's way back to solid footing again, not sure it will. Ford, Shelby 1000, it's hard to hate on this but I do. Even given the means to buy one I wouldn't and not because I'm not a Mustang fan. I hope they only make 1000 and sell them at outrageous prices. Explorer Sport, always laugh at this truck because the only exploring it does is down to the local mall and back. Now you can do it quicker. Lincoln MKZ, brand needs to further itself apart but this is ok. I never minded the looks, though it was just a bit dis-proportionate. It's better now and I like it. Toyota, Venza, interesting car and would like to see more in this segment. Avalon, better but still parked outside during special early seniors dinner. Nissan/Infinity, Infinity LE concept, this is their Lexus HS250. That didn't work out but I think this might, a more expensive Leaf anyone? NV200 Taxi, good luck, may be the toughest 'auto project' in America. Altima, always sold well and I think this will do even better. Should take market from Accord, Camry and the segment in whole. Land Rover, DC100, another variant, just build it already. LR4 special, as the Boxter was the poor mans Porsche, so this goes. VW Group, VW Passat Alltrack, I like it. If people buy Venzas why wouldn't they buy this? Porsche Cayenne Diesel, I hope Americans take to diesel more. End part 1...
      Brent Schmidt
      • 2 Years Ago
      Just me, or was this a really weak auto show compared to others this year?
      Eric East
      • 2 Years Ago
      Accord anyone?
        ApplePie
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Eric East
        Yeah, I also thought the Accord would debut at NY...
      Turismo4GT
      • 2 Years Ago
      I too thought that the new Honda Accord (sedan or coupe, since the coupe 'concept' was shown at Geneva, I believe?) was supposed to debut at New York. Maybe Honda quietly pulled it at the last minute. Not meaning to stir up anything here, but with the recent negative perception that Honda has garnered with the lukewarm Civic restyle, plus the debut of major competitors like the Nissan Altima, (and to an extent) Toyota Avalon and Chevy Impala, they may have chosen to wait.
      Groagun
      • 2 Years Ago
      Part 2 Mercedes, SL65 AMG, don't like the looks of it and it's just an old mans car. Impressive and I don't hate it, but I don't like it. GLK, another one of the "right sized" vehicles for America. I've always liked this and now has diesel option, excellent. GL, big brother to GLK and has had diesel option and that's the way to go if you want this one. Good vehicle for huge people with huge needs. Subaru, XV Crosstrek, a funkier, better looking Outback, Great! Should bring younger buyers. Legacy, starting to get big, encroaching upon Tribeca almost. Still a great vehicle. GM, Impala, much improved but seems lacking in techno "wow" factor. Maybe it's just perception and legacy but this just seems like another big Chevy. I hope there is more to the story. I'm looking forward to the next gen already and hope to see some French PSA influence. OOOOOO sacrilege, American car with French Influence: btw, look up the origins of the name Chevrolet. Traverse, can't say I care at all. Buick Enclave, same as above. Individuals and Red Headed Step Children Terrafugia Transition Flying Car, This may happen, long after I'm dead and made worm food but I love these guys for perusing a dream. Lotus Evora S, great car, bad company and an idiot running it. Changes on the horizon. Delorean Electric, retro style with modern drive train, cool. Hope it works. Hyundai Santa Fe, loss some weight, that's great. I'm a poet. Fisker Atlantic, this is a hard one. The whole story surrounding the company is maybe tainting my view. This is a company raising close to if not over 1 billion dollars and can't produce a concept car without major drama and difficulty. The problem as I see it, new drive line technology implemented into old chassis tech run by "old ways" men. Fisker and Tesla shouldn't be run by old ex GM, Ford or Chrysler people. It should be a completely fresh and new take on the transportation business. This company if it makes it, will not look like it does today in 5 to 10 years, it can't. As for the car, I don't know, it's just a smaller Karma. Lexus ES 300h, sorry my temporary narcolepsy set in again, always happens when talking about Toyota and Lexus. Overall, good to great show, hope you enjoy my comments even if you disagree.
      Homestar1217
      • 2 Years Ago
      Lexus ES?
      • 2 Years Ago
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      ChrisH
      • 2 Years Ago
      I was under the impression the new Beetle convertible was to debut here.
      Mgrewal
      • 2 Years Ago
      Thank you so much