Last month, a few members of the Auto|One team decided to take a trip down to the most prestigious auto show of them all, the Detroit Auto Show.
We took a look at all the new cars and concepts, and picked our top six most attractive cars for 2013.
Aggressive, sophisticated, controversial. The new corvette is all of these things, aggressive styling and horsepower (450hp in base form).
Sophisticated: Corvette is one step closer to having a legitimate interior. It is new but instantly recognizable as a Corvette. The seats are different than the last generation and finished in higher quality materials as are the dash, knobs and navigation system.
Controversial: This is all we heard at the show “it stole the Camero’s rear lights”…. Yes, the lights are no longer circular, but they look fantastic and it works very well with the rest of the car. This car is going to be a home run for the Chevy boys.
Question: if the new Corvette has 450HP, how much horsepower will the new Z06 and ZR1 have?
You mean to say you took the already stunning S7 body and put 560hp in it? That was very nice of Audi to treat us to such a delight.
Yes the back of the car is ‘love-it-or-leave-it’ but with the rear wing up, it looks awesome. While the exterior has been the selling point of the Audi 7, the interior is the story behind the story. The interior of the RS7 is reminiscent of a Lamborghini, Audi R8 and a futuristic fighter jet. Highest quality materials, fit, and finish have gone into this car. This car should never have tinted windows; it should be shared with the world!
JAGUAR F TYPE
Jaguar’s new Porsche Boxer/ BMW Z4/ Mercedes SLK fighter. 340-495 horse power options. The convertible and automatic only car looks like a strange departure for Jaguar. Gone is the regal lines of yesterday, now the car is wrapped in a tight exterior that looks muscular and elegant.
The interior look is German with a British fit and finish, a very good combination.
We spoke with the PR rep and they told us that a coupe version is in the works and manual transmission is being prayed for. Please answer our prayers.
Mercedes Benz E63 AMG
ALL WHEEL DRIVE AMG’S! We Repeat, this car is ALL WHEEL DRIVE! Words cannot describe the excitement we have about this new car.
The new body style is reserved, and not imposing. The interior is welcoming and hosts lots of gadgetry and features you have come to expect. In other words they have kept the E-class, the E- class, and added in a dose of all wheel drive mayhem.
BMW 4 Series
This is a great move for BMW. By separating the 3 and 4 series they have allowed both cars to truly become individual in their own right. The new 4 series boasts a beautiful baseball stitch cinnamon interior and perfectly sculpted rear exhaust, features that would be welcome in an executive sports car. By contrast the 3 series gains a 2.0, 4 cylinder turbo gas motor geared towards fuel economy.
Mercedes Benz GL63 AMG
This is the newest edition of the AMG family. Twin turbo 550hp/ 560 pound feet of torque V8 mill is rumored to be enough to propel this German tank to 100kmph in less than 5 seconds. Remember that this truck weighs 5000 plus pounds… astounding numbers. Did we mention stop/start technology? Optional Design interior? 4MATIC all wheel drive?