5 Most Expensive Luxury Cars at the New York Auto Show

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Ilya S. Savenok/Getty Images

The 2016 New York International Auto Show is almost upon us, and it’s already shaping up to be a big one. Los Angeles may get the early model debuts, and Geneva may get all the hypercars, but New York is the just-right show: the perfect middle point between the extremes.

We can expect everything from a refreshed Toyota Highlander to the ferocious all-new Chevy Camaro ZL1 and everything in between. And while it isn’t necessarily known as an exclusively premium show per se, there’s still plenty of impressive iron out on the floor.

Alfa Romeo, Audi, Mercedes, Jaguar, Maserati, Porsche, and Rolls-Royce will all be exhibiting, and they’re sure to bring their A-game. But if you can’t wait to get up to the Javits Center next week, using the official floor plan and a list from the show, we’ve gone ahead and found the five most expensive cars that will be displayed. 

5. 2017 Acura NSX

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For a brand new model, the NSX has a surprisingly long history at NYIAS. Acura’s first pass at the second-generation supercar made its first appeared in the Big Apple way back in 2012, and later concepts have been at almost every show since. Thankfully, the car is now ready for prime time, and we’ll be able to crawl all over the production model. Is there an NSX in your future? Prices start at $156K, and that’s before options.

4. Mercedes-Maybach S600

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Despite its $95K base price, the Mercedes-Benz S-Class is the best-selling luxury car over $70K in the America. So for those who find the base car a little too “common,” Mercedes makes the S600 Maybach, an ultra-luxury version that provides near-private jet amenities for backseat passengers. The Maybach starts at $189,350 – driver not included. If you’ve got a price on your head, you could always go for the fully-armored Guard version too, but that one starts well above $200K. 

3. Rolls-Royce Dawn

Source: Rolls-Royce
Source: Rolls-Royce

Rolls-Royce always has one of the most impressive stands at New York, and seeing as any Roller could fetch seven figures if you spec’d it out right, any model could’ve made this list. We went with the Dawn because a) it’s absolutely gorgeous inside and out, and b) its press release was hilariously pretentious. But, hey, if you’re Rolls-Royce, you have no reason not to strut a little. The Dawn starts at $339K, but remember, no self-respecting Rolls buyer would just buy a “base car.”

2. Ford GT

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If you’re surprised to see a Ford high on this list, consider this: The GT isn’t that much different than the cars the Blue Oval will be competing in this year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans. The first formidable American supercar since, well, the last Ford GT, this cutting-edge supercar is expected to sell for a whopping $400,000. If you can’t afford one, just remember: Ford’s Fiesta ST still costs under $25K, and it ranks as one of the best driver’s cars in the world. 

1. Porsche 918 Spyder

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The 918 Spyder isn’t much of a luxury, but then it isn’t much of a super car either. It’s more of a technical powerhouse that mortal cars will be chasing for the next decade or so. Porsche’s 887 horsepower hybrid supercar mates a powertrain based on its Le Mans racers with cutting-edge technology, and wraps it all up in a gorgeous package. Production may have ended last June, but a few are still available – starting from $845K.

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