The Lyons Motor Car LM2 Streamliner was a no-show for the press days of the New York Auto Show, but the promise of the first-ever American-made hypercar finally made its way to the Javits Center yesterday… courtesy of a flatbed tow truck. Although chances are slim to none that the 1,700-horsepower amorphous blob will ever become a reality, show-goers will at least get an up-close look at what has to be one of the craziest concept cars since the 1990s.

As if the car’s absence from the media days last week wasn’t a big enough letdown, Lyons Motor Car didn’t help its case on social media. Yesterday, the company’s Facebook page posted three low-quality images of the car being delivered to the show floor. This isn’t exactly a promising start for a startup automaker already receiving plenty of skepticism.

To be fair, it’s probably not easy for an independent company trying to compete for media time at a major auto show. Of all the vehicles to debut at the New York Auto Show – both planned and as surprises – the Lyons Motor Car LM2 Streamliner was to be one of the most intriguing, with its odd styling and outlandish power and performance claims. In addition to the aforementioned power rating from the rear-mounted, twin-turbo V-8, Lyons Motor Car also claims that the LM2 Streamliner can accelerate from 0-60 mph in just 2.2 seconds “or better,” as well as run the quarter-mile in eight seconds.

Continue reading to learn more about the Lyons LM2 Streamliner.

Why it matters

Leading up to the New York Auto Show, the Lyons Motor Car LM2 Streamliner already had all the makings of a startup vaporware concept vehicle, but its no-show at last week’s media days cast even more doubt on the car. At least visitors to the auto show (which runs through April 12th) can now see it in person.

Lyons Motor Car LM2 Streamliner

2016 Lyons Motor Car LM2 Streamliner Drawings
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Read our full review of the Lyons LM2 Streamliner here.

Source: Lyons Motor Car Facebook

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