2008 New York Auto Show

50 Cent, Hemis and a truckload of revivals round out this year's show

Acura TSX Luxury Sedan

Acura introduced its second-generation TSX luxury sedan—aimed to compete with models such as the Mercedes C class and Lexus IS lines. The 2.4-liter engine packs 201 horsepower and 179 pound-feet of torque and an optional tech package includes a voice-activated navigation system, realtime traffic updates and weather reports, plus a rear-view backup camera and a 10 speaker sound system.Sean Captain

BMW Concept CS

The car you see here is one vision of an ultra high-end BMW grand tourer—an ultra-exclusive machine to be positioned above the 7-series and below Rolls Royce that will reach the market . . . sometime. It's on a long timeline, so don't take out your black American Express card just yet.Sean Captain

BMW M3

BMW's $65,000 M3 convertible. Its V8 engine cranks 414 horsepower, maxes at 295 pound-feet of torque and spins at a mind-boggling 8400 rpm—making it the highest-revving BMW ever.Sean Captain

Dodge RT Challenger

Dodge was in full seventies revival mode with its new line of Chargers.Sean Captain

Dodge RT Challenger

The mainstream Challenger RT starts in the $20 thousand range and offers a six-speed manual transmission.Sean Captain

Dodge Challenger SE

The Challenger SE has a 3.5-liter V6 with 250 horsepower and pound-feet of torque.Sean Captain

Dodge Challenger SE

But it promises 25 miles per gallon.Sean Captain

Dodge Challenger SRT8

The most anticipated Charger was the SRT8 Challenger.Sean Captain

Dodge Challenger SRT8

Its 6.1-liter Hemi engine churns out 425 horsepower and an even-more-amazing 420 pound-feet of torque. That's enough to get it to 60 mph in 4.9 seconds.Sean Captain

Dodge Challenger SRT8

The interior of the SRT8.Sean Captain

Pontiac's Unnamed El Camino Revival

Though still unnamed, Pontiac's car/truck hybrid generated excitement. Or maybe it was 50 Cent.Sean Captain

Pontiac "El Camino"

The spacious truck-style backside of the unnamed car.Sean Captain

Mercedes' “Vote BlueTec” Rally

Mercedes claims that, in a 3000 plus-mile test drive, its diesel SUVs got 11 percent better fuel economy than comparable hybrid gasoline models (though they didn't say which). BlueTec is now offered on Mercedes's GL, M, R and E class cars.Sean Captain

Nissan Maxima

Nissan's Maxima revival car is a suburban beast packing a 290-horsepower V6 engine that cranks a tire-chirping 261 pound-feet of torque.Sean Captain

Nissan Maxima

The Maxima boasts a roomy interior that's pretty slick for souped-up soccer-dad car.Sean Captain

Pontiac G8 GXP

Pontiac's G8 GXP was one of three cars it rolled out at NYAS.Sean Captain

Pontiac Solstice

The new Soltice hardtop can match or maybe even outperform the Porsche Cayman.Sean Captain

50 Cent

Of course, the big hit of the show was 50 himself.Sean Captain