Cars: Fast, Sporty & Expensive

A big, sprawling international auto show is where you go to savor the future and sample-test what you can't remotely afford. Manhattan's Tenth International, which opened last week, is no exception. With Detroit in the middle of its 1966 Model Year, the U.S. industry had whipped up futuristic show models as crowd catchers, but as in previous years, the honors go to foreign imports, which tend to be fast, sporty and expensive.

Among U.S. show cars, the Corvette Mako Shark II, so new that it has yet to be tested, has such features...

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