7 Dream Cars From the NY Auto Show

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What is an auto show if not a brilliant vehicle for escapists? Certainly, the practical rides most people drive are on display at these spectacles, but visitors to the 2014 New York Auto Show are likely out to see the cars that provide fodder for months’ worth of daydreams. This show running April 18 to 27 at Manhattan’s Javits Center doesn’t disappoint.

For starters, the NYIAS marked the arrival of a new hypercar entry on U.S. shores. On another front, one of the most talked about concept cars from Detroit got its East Coast closeup. Forget the electrical vehicles and compact crossovers for a moment and dare to be distracted by pure automotive artistry. Here are seven cars from the 2014 New York Auto Show worthy of sweet dreams.

Flying Spur V8 ES

1. Bentley Flying Spur V8

It may not have the 6.0-liter W12 engine of its more intimidating sibling, but the Bentley Flying Spur V8 is nothing short of stunning in terms of craftsmanship. There’s not much of a power shortage in the V8 model, either, as it packs a twin-turbo capable of 500 horsepower and 488 lb-ft of torque good for a 0-60 sprint in 4.9 seconds.

While the W12 Flying Spur retails at $190,000, dreamers who want to access the sumptous leather seating and wood trim of the V8 will find it at a discount on the market, though Bentley hasn’t offered up a price yet. The automaker did mention the range was extended to allow drivers to tour as much as 500 miles on a single tank of gas. That would be one dreamy afternoon.

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