: Bigjimsho's NY Auto Show Pics



The Tony Show
04-20-11, 11:21 AM
Jim is at the NY auto show and asked me to link his pics here, so here ya go!

http://twitgoo.com/27wr4x

http://twitgoo.com/27wria

http://twitgoo.com/27wroi

http://twitgoo.com/27wrpc

http://twitgoo.com/27wrxx

http://twitgoo.com/27wryp

gary88
04-20-11, 12:26 PM
:twitgoo:

thebigjimsho
04-20-11, 12:40 PM
Yes, twitgoo. lulz. Tone can't embed from work so either I'll do it later or someone else can if they choose. I'm here for the 2013 Taurus SHO unveil but I'll try to get some other shots later...

JimmyH
04-20-11, 12:48 PM
other than the wheels and fascia what's different about it?

Lord Cadillac
04-20-11, 03:44 PM
Like most others, I prefer the front fascia on last year's Taurus SHO.

ga_etc
04-20-11, 07:06 PM
2011
http://www.vipcar.com.vn/media/FullSize/2011-Ford-Taurus-SHO_image-04.jpg
VS
2012
http://i53.twitgoo.com/2s97gd2.jpg

I think I have to give my nod to the '12. It puts me in mind of a 4 door Mustang.

JimmyH
04-20-11, 07:12 PM
so basically a mesh grill and new wheels. the wheels are kinda cool. so is the SHO pushing $50k yet?

drewsdeville
04-20-11, 08:09 PM
I think I have to give my nod to the '12.

Agreed. The whole front fascia is much more squared off and sharp edged.

Lord Cadillac
04-20-11, 09:03 PM
The shape of the front fascia is different as well..


so basically a mesh grill and new wheels. the wheels are kinda cool. so is the SHO pushing $50k yet?

thebigjimsho
04-20-11, 10:16 PM
A lot of small touches abound. The front has the new mesh grilles, the fog light bezels are blacked out and the hood is a bit different. Unlike the old one that fell off sharply at the front, the new one does have a more Mustang look with the hood tapering nicely to the front. The rear end is also freshened with the body color filling out the entire rear. The interior has also been refreshed.

Mechanically not much has changed but the brakes are improved, so Ford says.

The 2013 Taurus Limited will look much like old SHO with its grille and an overall more aggressive look than the standard Taurus. The Taurus line will get an improved 3.5 non boosted motor with Ti-VCT and a 2.0 4 cylinder Ecoboost w/ 237hp and 250lb/ft.

I~LUV~Caddys8792
04-20-11, 10:31 PM
Oooh, I really like that new SHO. Much better looking than the current one, reminds me of the new Mustang as well.

thebigjimsho
04-20-11, 11:06 PM
http://twitgoo.com/27xh8g

ga_etc
04-20-11, 11:06 PM
Now that they're sharpening up the looks a little, they should sharpen the car's drive train a little. Where the hell is the RWD version???? And I know better than to ask for a manual transmission.

thebigjimsho
04-20-11, 11:09 PM
http://i56.twitgoo.com/b7j5gh.jpg

thebigjimsho
04-20-11, 11:12 PM
Then there is the Versa smashed with an Avalon...



http://i55.twitgoo.com/6qyycw.jpg

thebigjimsho
04-20-11, 11:13 PM
http://i51.twitgoo.com/6ef12w.jpg

thebigjimsho
04-20-11, 11:13 PM
Nissan has some real winners...


http://i55.twitgoo.com/9vl91x.jpg

thebigjimsho
04-20-11, 11:14 PM
bling bling...



http://i52.twitgoo.com/32zs861.jpg

thebigjimsho
04-20-11, 11:15 PM
Porsche hybrid...


http://i53.twitgoo.com/28h33vr.jpg

thebigjimsho
04-20-11, 11:16 PM
Not a Porsche hybrid...


http://i55.twitgoo.com/20huf76.jpg

ga_etc
04-20-11, 11:16 PM
http://i51.twitgoo.com/6ef12w.jpg

Oh dear God. As if it wasn't bad enough that Toyota builds the Yaris, Nissan is building them too?!

thebigjimsho
04-20-11, 11:18 PM
The girl at the Audi A7 LOVED to pose for the camera. Sooo hawt but I botched the straight ahead shot so this is all I really got. I didn't want to tow a big camera so I thought my HTC Evo would suffice. Eh...


http://i56.twitgoo.com/20kt2l0.jpg

I~LUV~Caddys8792
04-20-11, 11:19 PM
That Versa is a LOT better.

thebigjimsho
04-20-11, 11:20 PM
http://i55.twitgoo.com/acwrdk.jpg

thebigjimsho
04-20-11, 11:21 PM
http://i56.twitgoo.com/10fe58p.jpg

thebigjimsho
04-20-11, 11:22 PM
New Impreza. Meh...


http://i53.twitgoo.com/2w7leea.jpg

ga_etc
04-20-11, 11:55 PM
LF-Gh = M3 and Forte love child.

RightTurn
04-21-11, 12:07 AM
The 2012 "Predator 6000"???


http://i55.twitgoo.com/acwrdk.jpg

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_56uq77msz_g/SZwJdW-bJaI/AAAAAAAAARg/1GK69X1TkhI/s400/predator_large_17.jpg

Aron9000
04-21-11, 06:25 AM
The 2012 "Predator 6000"???



http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_56uq77msz_g/SZwJdW-bJaI/AAAAAAAAARg/1GK69X1TkhI/s400/predator_large_17.jpg

Looks like Lexus kept the EXACT same roof/glass/door profile from the existing GS430. Overall it looks like a badly hacked midcycle refresh of that model, which was never all that attractive anyways.

And if the Lexus was a psychopathic cyborg alien, I'd tell it straight to its face . . .

"You're one . . . UGLY Mother****er!!!!!!!!"

Lord Cadillac
04-21-11, 11:20 AM
Lexus says they designed the car to have smooth sides because they feel everyone else is using edgy sides (or whatever) and wanted to be different.. So the next GS will probably look as boring from the side as the Cadillac XTS. Personally, I think the side profile of a car is very important - so I think they're making a big mistake. When all is said and done, I'm sure the next GS will look nice from the front and back - but boring from the side.

vincentm
04-21-11, 12:06 PM
It'd be cool for it to say

"You're one ugly mother******, when you honk the horn. I'd pay top dollar for a feature like that lol

V-Eight
04-21-11, 04:18 PM
I like the new SHO as well. Not a fan of that Impreza though.

thebigjimsho
04-21-11, 05:16 PM
The Impreza felt very cheap. The doors were super light and didn't close with a solidly. I wonder if they're moving the car downscale a little. And style-wise I don't see where they are going.

thebigjimsho
04-21-11, 05:20 PM
Oh, and curse my timing! The women at Fiat were stunning. Makes those lemon faced, string haired nasty butt bimbos at last year's shows look like trailer trolls. I got my phone ready just as they were relieved and I wasn't about to chase them down. Maybe I should've...

orconn
04-21-11, 05:41 PM
Yeah, you should have ..... would ahve beat SHO pictures!

JimmyH
04-21-11, 05:43 PM
Subaru is probably trying to do what VW is; sell more cars by making them cheaper for the masses.

RightTurn
04-21-11, 09:55 PM
Subaru is probably trying to do what VW is; sell more cars by making them cheaper for the masses.

Hey, the masses need cars too. :coffee:

JimmyH
04-21-11, 11:47 PM
the masses seem to want less massive cars now.

thebigjimsho
04-22-11, 01:08 AM
VW doesn't seem to think so...