This latest motor show takes place in 1994, but since it’s held later in the year than Geneva, surely 1995 model year cars will be eligible for exhibition as well, despite being introduced here in 1994?
Anyway, the Hampton Motor Group is expected to attend this motor show once again. And why not?
I’ll do likewise for lore’s sake, even though their 1994-95 lineup may not be entirely all-new.
No reason why they wouldn’t. It’s what I’m gonna do
Seeing the videos makes me wish I was in 1994 myself. I am excited to make some blobby cars!
Just a little reminder for more variety - a car in a 1994 show doesn’t have to be a 1994/5 model - it can just as well be a facelift or a new edition of an earlier model, or a concept/prototype announcing a later model.
Yep, just for example the Cadillac LSE (Catera) was one of the cars unveiled in those videos and that wasn’t released until late 1996.
Take flight with the all-new 1995 Hampton Harrier.
Our new flagship sports car, the Harrier, is built to take on the best performance cars that the world can offer.
Standard features include:
A 405-horsepower, 5.4-litre, naturally aspirated V8 driving the rear wheels via a six-speed manual gearbox and a mechanical limited-slip differential - endowing the Harrier with a scorching 0-60 mph time of 4.6 seconds and a blistering top speed of 187 mph.
Fully independent suspension front and rear with adaptive dampers and traction control, skillfully tuned to provide agile, racing-inspired handling (1.09 g on a 200-metre skid pad) in all situations without compromising ride comfort in any way.
4-wheel vented disc brakes with ABS, providing excellent stopping power with minimal fade, even after repeated heavy use.
18-inch forged alloy wheels and high-performance tires, designed as much for style as function.
A sumptuous luxury interior with 2 seats upholstered in genuine Connolly leather and woodgrain trim panels on the dashboard, with a wide variety of colors available on customer request.
High-quality 4-speaker stereo sound system with AM/FM radio, cassette tape and CD player, and climate-control functions for air conditioning.
Driver and passenger front airbags, plus 3-point seatbelts and a reinforced structure to protect both occupants in a crash.
An aerodynamically sculpted body with a flat floor and discreet front and rear spoilers, designed to reduce drag and lift.
The Hampton Harrier will go on sale in the fourth quarter of 1994 as a 1995 model with a base price of $67,800 AMU. Please contact your dealer for option availability.
Hampton Motor Group - A New Standard in Motoring.
A sneak peek of one of the Blaire vehicles being shown at this years NY Auto Show. The vehicle presentation list has since been updated.
Vehicles Presented: 1994 Blaire Albatross, 1994 Blaire Rocky, 1994 Blaire LaFette, 1994 Blaire Cahvack, & the 1997 Blaire Albatross MXST Concept Car.
1994 Newman CCV
Newman decided to be secretive about it’s detail but they told one thing, it has 6.0L V12. TBA horsepower and torque yet. More detail will be revealed upon it’s release.
1994 Newman CCV Gallery
This is the Automation equivalent to a Bruh moment.
Here are Gatto’s entries for the 1994 New York Motor Show:
Gatto Ocelot GattoWorks 1.4, 1.6S, 1.8GT and 2.0R
The third generation of the Ocelot was unveiled in Europe last year, but it’s finally time for Gatto to export its main product to the US, and what better way to show it than with the high-performance versions?
Ocelot GattoWorks 1.4
The 1.4 is a perfectly balanced car, ideal for people who are just starting to appreciate the joy of driving. Its fully aluminium, NA, 16v inline-4 is capable of 109hp@7100rpm and 120Nm@5800rpm, with VVT, a catalytic converter, electronic fuel injection and a special tubular exhaust. The engine is paired with a 5-speed manual which sends the power to the front wheels via a mechanical LSD. Thanks to a small weight of just 1000kg (2205,51lb), this small hatchback can go from 0 to 100km/h (62mph) in 8.9s and go on to reach a top speed of 202km/h (125.52mph). The car has power steering, 4 seats, a cassette player and the best safety systems like ABS and traction control
Ocelot GattoWorks 1.6 S
The Ocelot S is the natural evolution from the 1.4, for people who want a serious hot hatch contender capable of outperforming cars such as the Fiat Tipo 16v and other famous performance cars. The engine is capable of 126hp@7100rpm and 139Nm@5100rpm. It uses the same gearbox and differential as the 1.4, but thanks to the power bump, it’s 0.8s faster from 0 to 100km/h (62mph). The top speed remains equal, with the interior being one of the major differences, since it can sit one more person and has a better quality stereo system. It also shares its braking system with the 1.4 (vented discs in front and drums in back)
Ocelot GattoWorks 1.8 GT
If the 1.6 is designed to outperform smaller hot hatches, the 1.8 aims straightly at the best ones like the Renault Clio Williams. The engine is still a NA unit, but it’s now capable of 158hp@7100rpm and 171Nm@5200rpm, thanks to stronger internals, a richer air-fuel mixture and some tuning wizardry. The traction is still FWD and the gearbox is still the same as the 1.4 and 1.6, with some minor changes in order to guarantee a top speed of 218km/h (135.46mph) and a 0-100 (62mph) time of 7.1s. The 1.8 is lighter than the 1.6, thanks to the removal of one of the seats, like in the 1.4
Ocelot 2.0 R
The 2.0 R is the true high-performance machine: it redefines the term hot hatch, with an absolute monster of a car. The 1.8 of the GT has been enlarged to 2 liters and is now equipped with a turbocharger, so now it’s capable of 250hp@6900rpm and 277Nm@4700rpm. This absurd amount of power is sent to all four wheels via a 5-speed manual transmission paired with a mechanical LSD, making the car capable of 236km/h (146.64mph). The 1203kg (2562.16lb) body is propelled to 100km/h (62mph) in just 5.7s. The car has been fitted with a sportier interior, flared fenders, special rims, special foglights, reshaped bumpers and a hood scoop for maximum cooling capabilities. The braking system has also been updated to a 4-wheels vented discs setup
Gatto Futuro SM concept
The Futuro (future in Italian) is Gatto’s vision for a zero-emissions car. This prototype would be the first of Gatto’s new Silent Mobility (SM) full-electric cars. Based on the Gepard “G7” chassis, the Futuro SM features new lithium-ion battery cells and two three-phase brushless motors. The autonomy has been tested on the Nardò track, obtaining a total value of 190km (118.06mi) at 65km/h (40mph) with a top speed of 130km/h (80.78mph) and a 0 to 100 (62mph) time of 12.5s
Gatto Gepard G7 EM concept
The Gepard G7 EM (Efficient Mobility) is a concept for a very efficient version of the regular Gepard “G7”. Powered by a turbocharged 2.0L 16v capable of 144hp@6100rpm and 224.1Nm@2500rpm, this can can achieve an average fuel economy of 4.5 L/100km (52.27USmpg), thanks to small tires, special underbody panels and an engine capable of an average efficiency of 30.9%, with a maximum of 35.74%. We are proud to say that these results were achieved with regular production technology, and that you will see the production version of this on the roads in the second semester of 1995
Gatto Motors, Made For You
1994 Blaire Automotive Company Plaza Showcase
Welcome one and all to the 1994 Blaire Showcase. This year is packed with cars from every corner! With a special concept at the end.
1995 Blaire Rocky Mk. II
The all new second generation Rocky offers a new way for soccer moms! With the rugged style and high ride. The Rocky is guaranteed to be safe and stylish. Coming standard with the all new 3.0L EcoCharged V6 engine making 174hp and 200lb-ft and a 0-60 time of 9.0 seconds.
The Rocky is no boring truck. It’s modern sporty styling give it a cool sleek and muscle-y modern look. With the updated halogen lights giving a clear path in the moonlight. With the square headlights giving a the new gen Rocky a slightly retro look.
And the rear also gives a radical style. With the spare wheel helping the styling and improving practicality. With the swing boot door allows you to close the trunk without lifting your arm. The all new Rocky will be offered in the MX, MXX, MXU, MXA & MXP trim levels and will be on the market in Fall 1994.
1994 Blaire Cahvack Mk. VI
The company’s midsize sedan comes back for it’s sixth generation. Offered in a 2.0L EcoCharged I4 making 146hp and 140lb-ft with a 0-60 time of 8.5 seconds. The Cahvack is guaranteed to be the second ultimate granny car. Maybe a grandpa car!
The Cahvack has big muscle-y styling with a vision to look modern. Although it doesn’t have the new blobby style that all the other new vehicles have. It still have a new modern and classy look with a hint of premium. The all new Crosshair grill gives a bold look and the large indicators make other drivers know that you’re turning.
The rear keeps the big bold styling as the front. With a large monotailight give it a classy look. Although we’d like to say more about the rear. It’s pretty straight forward and basic, but it does come with a sunroof so…that’s something.
1994 Blaire LaFette Mk. VII
Now we reveal the seventh generation of our flagship sedan. The all new LaFette is made with all new technology to give it a modern and “futuristic” look. With a 2.5L EcoCharged V6 making 174hp and 162lb-ft. The LaFette gives a nice comfortable ride with a 0-60 time of 9.5 seconds.
The all new LaFette has curvy futuristic styling that all cars have nowadays, but the presenters are trying to make it sound special. Though we will give them a break as it is a good break from the boring muted car that was the sixth generation, and the new curvy styling does give it a tiny bit of spark. But that’s only a tiny bit.
Just like the Cahvack the all new LaFette has a simple and straight forward rear with the large monotaillight although the license plate holder is on the bumper this time. The LaFette will be on the market in August 1994 for the grandma’s that want a downgrade from their far superior Sistens
1994 Blaire Albatross Mk. III
The all new Blaire Ro-…wait Albatross? Oh…uh…well the all new Albatross is no longer a hatchback for the 1994 model year our producers are saying. With a 1.8L EcoCharged I4 making a depressing 125hp and 109lb-ft pushes the Albatross to a 0-60 time of 8.3 seconds. Not too terrible for the low horsepower.
The front of the Albatross is pretty basic to say the least. With the small indicators giving us a break from the enlarged bumper mounted indicators from the other vehicles. But the Albatross does have a nice modern sporty look that can probably catch the eyes of young drivers which is what I’m assuming is the reason they made it a coupe.
The rear is quite sporty as well. Although a spoiler would’ve been nice. The large blobby taillights look modern and quite sporty. But alas there isn’t much to say about it. But if you want the new 1994 Albatross. It will be offered in September 1994.
1994 Blaire Soccar Mk. I
W-was the Hampshire not enough? Why did they have to add mo- Oh we’re live! The All new Soccar is offered as a bare bones minivan for those who don’t have money. With a 3.6L EcoCharged V6 making 213hp and 191lb-ft pushed the Soccar to a 0-60 time of 8.2 seconds. So it is a semi faster option to the Hampshire MPV.
Well in the designing department it’s a mixture between weird and boring. While the body is brought over from the Hampshire since they didn’t want to spend money. The otherwise blobby headlights give it a modern look. I guess it doesn’t really need to be much for soccer moms.
But the rear isn’t terrible I guess. With the taillights being mounted to the rear pillar. Make way for the strangely mounted spare tire. But I guess it was an excuse to call it a mixture of minivan and suv with the swing door brought over from the Rocky, but I guess something good about it is that it has dual rear doors which aren’t all that common on much minivans nowadays. The Soccar will be in stores July 4th.
1994 Blaire Albatross MXST Concept
And to the final car of today. The 94 Alba MXST Concept which brings that new trim level from the Rodman and the Ace. With a Turbocharged 2.3L I5 making 201hp and 152lb-ft pushes the 0-60 to 6.3 seconds which isn’t bad for the otherwise depressing power. the Albatross continues to have.
The MXST Concept isn’t too different from the base Albatross although with the facelifted front fascia the albatross has a large lower grill and a middle vent in the style of the other Blaire models and some turbo badging.
The rear has also been slightly facelifted. With edited taillights and a bigger exhaust that’s been moved to the middle. It also has wing this time so that adds to the sport factor I guess? Other than that it’s just the base Albatross except it’s faster. The 1994 MXST Concept has an expected release date of 1997 but they might have changed it back to a hatchback by then.
Blaire has been lack luster with this year’s lineup of cars with the Rocky and the Albatross being the only moderately interesting cars. Lets hope they do better for 1995 though we highly doubt it.
Are all those engines turbocharged? Because the name says “charged”, but the torque figures say “eco tuned N/A”. How is a turbo 2.3 making 152 lb-ft? Why are about half of them so small (2.5 in that body?)? And why is all that marketing so discouraging?
Soar into the future with the 1995 Hampton Vulture range.
Above, left to right: Hampton Vulture Coupe range - 3.5 (far left), 3.2 (left), 2.0 (right), and 1.8 (far right). Below, left to right: Hampton Vulture Spider range - 3.5 (far left), 3.2 (left), 2.0 (right), and 1.8 (far right).
Although the Harrier has its place in our lineup as its flagship sports car, we understand that its high price puts it out of reach of customers with smaller budgets. To that end, we have also chosen to show a smaller, lighter and more affordable offering - the new-for-'95 Vulture, scheduled to go on sale in the fourth quarter of 1994 as a 1995 model. Pricing for the range is as follows:
- 1.8 (115-bhp I4) - from $23,000 AMU (Coupe), $24,500 AMU (Spider)
- 2.0 (155-bhp I4) - from $24,800 AMU (Coupe), $26,200 AMU (Spider)
- 3.2 (215-bhp I6) - from $30,900 AMU (Coupe), $32,300 AMU (Spider)
- 3.5 (305-bhp I6) - from $36,800 AMU (Coupe), $38,200 AMU (Spider)
All Vultures come standard with a six-speed manual transmission (five-speed automatic optional on all except for 3.5), a limited-slip differential (viscous on four-cylinder models, Torsen on six-cylinder models), driver and passenger front airbags, variable-ratio power steering, ABS, traction control, and AM/FM stereo with cassette tape deck and CD player. Metallic paint is a no-cost option on all trims.