Top 10 Cars of the 2012 NY Auto Show

Top 10 Cars of the 2012 NY Auto Show
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3. Acura RLX Concept

The RLX Concept certainly isn’t on this list for its trend-setting looks. So why then would be place this rather sedate Acura in third place? Simple! The powertrain.

While Acura is keeping tight-lipped about specifics, when the RLX goes on sale next year it will be powered by a gasoline engine and three (yes three) electric motors. The first is mated to the 3.5-liter direct-injection V6 engine in a conventional hybrid setup, which uses a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission. The second two are located in the rear (one at each wheel), allowing the car to deliver all-wheel drive grip and cornering capability, even splitting the power left to right in the rear electronically. Total output for this new car is rated by Acura at “more than” 370 hp.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001474986769 Rick Alexander

    Why?  Porche and Diesel are two words that don’t belong in the same sentence describing a vehicle.

  • Sjones1204

     bizzarre ranking if Ive ever seen one. The Viper makes sense at #1, but the rest is hard to find reasonable. The new impala is #6? Below a fyling car and the Infiniti Leaf? Wow. But at least he managed to get in a dig at the Impala and GM by criticizing the “cheap” controls.

  • http://twitter.com/Raj01K K.SHANMUGARAJ

    Lexus ES,Good look and very nice model. 

  • Guest

    Hey Rick –  Porsche and Diesel go together and have for quite some time –  In the 1960 Porsche made and sold a Diesel Tractor !  True !

  • mark palluccio

    Sounds like the 2013 Mustang is quite nice offering a 440 HP engine that will surely get the blood boiling for those loyalists.  I wish Ford would bring back a Galaxy 500 with some balls or maybe a ranchero with 440 HP!!! sounds like a winner to me. 

  • Javaibe

    i dont care how much it is, it’s so ugly… never mind the power if it look like that..for 50k i rather have an audi or a BMW… porche go back to the drawing table its crap…

  • Abcd

    I’ve seen the Fiskar Atlantic driving around near the factory. IMO the styling is terrible, particularly the front. What were they thinking?

  • Riverborn75

    My Juke does 0-60 in 7.3 (I have timed slightly faster), and is 35 grand less.  Really!

  • Riverborn75

    Yeah I was refering to the porsche cayanne diesel.

  • http://speedcarz.com/ Speeder

    2013 Lexus is simply outstanding!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/MI64LTREXGIFC3R6SZFICTODGM Venom

    Lool the new Impala has stolen the Kia Optima’s look and feel, Americans always steal ideas, that’s how they run!