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Hot cars at the 2016 New York Auto Show

Pras Subramanian

The 2016 New York Auto Show is underway. Although the North American International Auto Show in Detroit is the first on the U.S calendar, the New York City show draws the most spectators, around 1 million during its 10-day run. Another big reason car manufacturers love the show—the New York region is the top area in the nation for luxury car sales.

Yahoo Finance took in the sights at this year's New York Auto Show, and here are our must-see picks.

• 2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 – a new high-performance monster from Chevy, featuring a 640 horsepower V8 engine.

• 2017 Mazda Miata Fastback – a massive hit of the show. The first-ever Miata with a retractable hardtop will be in high demand when its hits showrooms this year.

2017 Mercedes AMG E43 – Mercedes took to NYC to reveal its high-end E-class model. The AMG 43 hits 0 to 60 mph in 4.5 seconds.

2017 Koenigsegg Regera – if you have around $2 million to play with, the Regera might be for you. This insane super car hits a top speed of 248 mph.

• 2017 Mercedes Benz CLA – Mercedes revealed a refresh of its high-selling CLA entry-level model. The AMG version pumps out 375-hp from a turbo four-cylinder.

• 2017 Porsche 911 R – an ultra-exclusive, stripped down, high-performance 911. Less than 1000 units will be built.

• 2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia – all eyes were on this model as Alfa Romeo revealed a couple variants of Giulia model for the U.S market. Note the high-end Quadrifoglio version hits 0 to 60 in 3.8 seconds. 

2017 Nissan GTR – “Godzilla” was back, with a freshened look and 20 more horsepower, bumping it up to 565hp. The GTR hits 0 to 60 mph in 2.7 seconds.

2017 BMW M760i xDrive – the king of the hill, top-end BMW sedan made its North American debut in New York. This beast has a 600-hp V-12 engine under the hood.

2017 Lexus LC500 – it’s a stunning range topper to compete with the high-end coupes from Mercedes and BMW. Features a brand-new 10-speed automatic transmission.

2017 Porsche 718 Boxster – Porsche updated its beloved Boxster convertible, giving New York the North American debut. Base price will be around $52,800.

• 2017 Spyker C8 Preliator – Latin for “fighter” or “warrior,” the Preliator from Netherlands-based Spyker rode into New York in high style. The Preliator will cost around $352,000.

2016 Dodge Viper ACR – Dodge ends the Viper’s run with a big shot of venom. The race-tuned, last-ever Viper version ACR will cost $118,795, whale-tail and all.

2016 Toyota Prius Prime – while gas prices have been dropping, Toyota isn’t slowing down with releasing new Prius variants. This one, dubbed the prime, includes a first ever dual-motor plug-in system, good for around 120 MPGe.