Lyons Motor Car won enviable press coverage ahead of the New York Auto Show. The upstart promised everything: A 1,700-hp, 290 mph American hypercar full of tech that doesn't exist. What they brought—four days after no-showing their own unveiling—was a hunk of foam. It's my favorite thing at the New York Auto Show.

Viewed up close, the Lyons Motor Car LM2 Streamliner is more high school project than hypercar: The foam-and-fiberglass amalgam bears only a passing resemblance to the concept renderings, and with no suspension, interior, doors, or motor to speak of, it's a "car" only in imaginationland.

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No matter. After speaking with Lyons Motor Car CEO Bryan Lyons, I'm convinced this thing is the best debut from New York—even if it was four days late and many hundreds of components short of what we were promised. What makes it such a winner? Head on over to Road & Track to find out.


Robert Sorokanich is the New York-based news reporter for both Road & Track and CAR and DRIVER. Follow him on Twitter and Instagram for the finest four-liter Jeeps on New York City streets.