Detroit is the motor capital of the United States, and over 13-26 January plays host the 26th North American Auto Show, the first major motor show of 2014. The show is now in full swing, with many new launches from US, European and Japanese manufacturers.
Lexus is at the show with an all-new 450bhp version of its new RC-F Coupe. The naturally aspirated V8 engine is said to be the most powerful the company has ever produced, with its sights well and truly set on the new BMW M4 Coupe. Production versions of the M3 and M4 are also on show for the first time on the BMW stand. Porsche has also pulled the wraps off a new retro-look 911 Targa.
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Toyota has already unveiled a new concept car, called the FT-1, which could point to how the long-awaited Supra replacement could look. Subaru is at the show with a new hotter STI version of the recently revealed WRX saloon. We’re expecting more than 300bhp and some suspension and brake upgrades, although there’s still doubt hanging over the Subaru’s future in Europe.
The smallest SUV in Mercedes’ line-up, the A-Class-based GLA, has received the full AMG treatment. Full details of the GLA 45 have already been released, with the car making its first public appearance at the show. Based around the same four-wheel drive running gear and stonking 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo engine as the A45 and CLA 45, the GLA is not far off the devastating pace of its smaller siblings. The company is also be showing its new C-Class saloon and V12 S600.
Chevrolet has unveiled the 2015 Corvette Z06, the most extreme and track-focussed version of America’s affordable supercar. Powered by GM's new supercharged 6.2-litre 'LT4' V8, somewhere in the region of 625bhp has been confirmed.
Volvo will be pulling the wraps off another one of its futuristic designs, showcasing the company’s new SPA, with a look at the direction of Volvo’s future designs. The Volvo Concept XC Coupe is the second of three such concepts, following on from last year’s Concept Coupe.
Other key unveils include the rear-drive coupe Kia GT4 Stinger concept, Audi Allroad Shooting Brake concept, F1-inspired Infiniti Q50 Eau Rouge, Mini JCW concept, Nissan Sports Sedan concept and Chrysler 200.
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Audi Allroad Shooting Brake concept - Live show pics
BMW M3 and M4 - Live show pictures and video
Chevrolet Corvette Z06 - Live show pics and first details
Infiniti Q50 Eau Rouge - New pictures and full spec
Kia GT4 Stinger Concept - Full details and live show pics
Lexus RC-F Coupe Concept - Live show pics and full details
Mercedes GLA 45 AMG - Live show pics and video
Mini JCW concept - Live show pictures
Porsche 911 Targa - Live show pics and roof video
Subaru WRX STI - UK sales confirmed!
Toyota FT-1 'new Supra' concept revealed - Live show pictures
Volkswagen Beetle Dune concept - Live show pics and info