Acura’s badass NSX Concept
Acura unveiled an updated version of their NSX Concept at the Detroit Auto Show that they first showed off last year. As you can see from the photo above, this supercar is going to get some serious attention when it goes into production for 2014. See more photos of this gorgeous vehicle here, and you can read about the interior features added to the NSX Concept 2.0 here.
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Chevrolet unveils 2014 Corvette Stingray
Corvette enthusiasts and sports car fans all over the world have been waiting to see the new Corvette, and Chevrolet unveiled it this morning at the Detroit Auto Show. As you can see from the photos, the new design is stunning and we’re pretty confident that this will be a big hit for Chevy and GM. This sexy beast goes on sale in the third quarter of 2013.
The 2014 Corvette Stingray is the most powerful standard model ever, with an estimated 450 horsepower (335 kW) and 450 lb.-ft. of torque (610 Nm). It also accelerates from 0-60 in less than four seconds, and Chevy expects it to be the most fuel-efficient Corvette, exceeding the EPA-estimated 26 mpg of the current model.
Chevrolet decided to bring back the iconic Stingray name with this all-new corvette.
“Stingray is one of the hallowed names in automotive history,” said Ed Welburn, GM vice president of global design. “We knew we couldn’t use the Stingray name unless the new car truly lived up to the legacy. The result is a new Corvette Stingray that breaks from tradition, while remaining instantly recognizable as a Corvette the world over.”
Here’s a great photo of a classic Stingray in the background.
Here’s another great photo, with the all-new C7 with the prior 6 Corvette body types in the background.
The Corvette is one of the most iconic American nameplates, and frankly it’s very gratifying to see GM triumphantly introducing the newest version of this sports car that many of us have admired since we were kids. We can’t wait to drive one!
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2013 Buick Press Conference and Encore Reveal
We were present at the second day of the North American Auto Show for the Buick Press Conference where the event started with Buick VP Mary Barra speaking about the Buick comeback that started with the Enclave launch five years ago. The Buick Achievers Scholarship program has the Buick brand more involved than ever at college campuses throughout the U.S. The crowd was then introduced to the stylish 2013 Buick Encore, which is a graceful five-passenger compact luxury crossover that features the first use of QuietTuning active noise cancellation technology in any Buick automobile.
Buick is really targeting folks with an active lifestyle that also want a contemporary package with a smooth and quiet ride. The Encore interior rivals much more expensive competitors and a flat load floor for various storage options. With OnStar, all-wheel drive and intellink, the 2013 Buick Encore is going to be safe and forward-looking in regards to driver safety. It’s clear that Buick is attracting younger and progressive buyers with the Regal and Verano, so when you add the Encore into the Buick family, we anticipate sales to continue upwards in the coming years.
The Fiat Group showcases its luxury sports line at the 2011 NAIAS
At the 2011 NAIAS this year, the Fiat Group made a point of showcasing the luxury side of its brand offering. We got a look at the latest models from Ferrari and Maserati.
Make sure you check back over the next couple days for the latest from the 2011 NAIAS.