Half shafts, knock sensor, pent-roof, planetary gears, sump, torque, viscous coupling , yaw … It’s mostly Greek to some of us, which is why when we visit the New York International Auto Show (NYIAS) – as was the case on Wednesday and Thursday (23 and 24 March) during the Media Preview Days – we do not concern ourselves with the latest technological advances, bells and whistles, add-ons and whatnots. Instead, we roam the cavernous confines of the Javits Center to see what niftiness we encounter. This year, we discovered it mostly in the virtual reality realm and will bring said niftiness to your attention over the next few days. Should you visit the NYIAS, do have a look. The show is open to the public through 3 April.
BY V. W.
AND there is virtual reality, Lexus style …
Visitors to the automaker’s quarters at the 2016 New York International Auto Show will be enthusiastically encouraged to try the “360 Virtual Reality Experience.”
Here, you sit in a passenger seat much like one in the Lexus 2016 GS F and Lexus 2016 RC F. You are handed special goggles, then a headset.
Now, you are ready to roll with none other than Scott Pruett. The champion racecar driver is your host.
He’ll give you a talking tour of the performance cars. If that is not quite your speed, he will take you for a spin on a racetrack.
And the 360 of the experience? From your comfortable seat, look up down and all around and see the surrounding terrain as SP tells. And shows. (See video above).
The Lexus 2015 GS F.
It may be the next best thing to being there.
Visit http://www.autoshowNY.com to learn more about the 2016 New York International Auto Show; visit http://www.lexus.com/models/GSF/ to learn more about the Lexus 2016 GS F; http://www.lexus.com/models/RCF/ to learn more about the Lexus 2016 RC F.