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6 cars that blew our minds at the New York Auto show 2018

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The New York auto show is one of the highest anticipated auto shows in the world where car-enthusiasts, industry buffs and critics gather from around the globe to spectacular reveals from auto giants such as Mercedes, BMW, KIA, Toyota and Porsche. The 2018 auto show brought innovations, upgrades, overhauls and also a few very bizarre creations. Here’s a list of the top six hot favorites from this year:

  1. BMW i8 Roadster

With its price tag of nearly $165,000 USD, the car seems to flashy at a distance with a ridiculous price tag. When you see the car up close, it’s clear why BMW is charging such a hefty price for the hybrid. The E-Copper paint job is complemented with distinctive shapes and angles on the exterior of the car. Making sure to catch your attention right away, the gullwing doors are a fitting way to look like a boss getting in and out. There’s currently only one BMW I8 in Pakistan.

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  1. GMC Sierra Denali HD All Mountain Concept

Have any of you from Islamabad seen that huge monster GMC with a flame exterior on matte black roaming around? Imagine a set of four Mattracks on that and you have a vehicle that really will wither all terrains and conditions. Able to carry all your skiing and snowboarding gear, seeking out adventure on mountaintops across the globe is definitely a possibility. But let’s be honest, the mountain graphic on the side panel is what really makes this concept worth checking out. While it may not be a very practical car in Pakistan, the weather in New York is still border-lining winter temperatures, making it perfectly acceptable to stand next for the perfect photo next to this truck.

  1. Rimac C_Two

No one needs a car that can do 0-60 mph in 1.85 seconds with a top speed of 256 mph, especially in Pakistan where there aren’t roads to entertain anything beyond 240kph. But that didn’t stop Rimac from building the C_Two and making us want it. With its gullwing doors fully open, the long chassis and futuristic wheels staring you in the face, it’s hard to believe that the Rimac C_Two is a fully electric hypercar capable of 1,914 horsepower and 1,696 lb.-ft. of torque

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  1. Bugatti Chiron Sport

Expected to release in 2019 for a staggering $3.26 million USD, the Bugatti Chiron Sport is at the top of the hypercar food chain. The “Italian Red” that covers this marvel of engineering is something one needs to experience in person. Its “16” inside the horseshoe on the front grill honors the ludacris 16-cylinders powering the Chiron Sport’s engine.

  1. BMW M1 Procar

Perched high above the rest of the BMW Ms, the M1 in its racing livery is the epitome of a hypebeast M. An all-white paint scheme is adorned with the M badge’s blue, purple and red stripes midway from the engine bay to the halfway mark of the doors. The two-door coupe was originally supposed to be built in collaboration with Lamborghini but due to conflict, BMW built the car themselves between 1979 to 1981. Its Procar version was raced by legendary Ferrari and McLaren F1 champion Niki Lauda. In terms of chronology within the company, the i8 is the successor to the rare and nearly perfect M1.

  1. Mazda Kai Concept

Mazda absolutely blew our minds with the Kai Concept. Based on the MazdaSpeed3, this four-door hot hatch concept is one that we hope makes it to production just the way it is and hits dealerships ASAP. The Japanese manufacturer looks to continue its theme of “Jinba-ittai” which translates to the connection felt between a rider and his horse or in the modern age, the driver and their vehicle.

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