The show is the first North American show of the season leading into 2013, and hosts some of the industry's most important new vehicle debuts, nearly 50 in all. One of those was the BMW i8 Spyder hybrid roadster and the Jaguar F-TYPE convertible, as well as the SLS AMG Black Series Mercedes-Benz. Porsche had the new 911 Carrera 4 which was first shown at the Paris International Motor Show in September, distinguished by its prominent broad rear section and a red light strip between the rear lights, with its typical all-wheel drive layout. The big debut however, for Porsches ultra-stark and all white display, was the next generation Cayman covered in the last post.
The green categories were also well represented with Fiat's first electric 500e vehicle, Chevrolet's Spark EV, Ford's C-MAX, Focus Electric and Honda's Accord plug-in hybrid. The show also included debuts of compact performance, with unveiling's such as the North American debut of the cool Mini Paceman and Clubvan, as well as the sweet 2013 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible in their retro "Go-Go" display.
It may be no surprise, but I'm more interested in the performance side of the market rather than grocery getter's when the new models go public...cars like the Viper, Shelby 500, and Dodge's. So, needless to say my camera was leaning to the "Put you back in the seat type of rides." Check out the photos...
|A sweet SRT Viper...|
|In the Ford display, race ready, street legal...|
|Morgan had a very nice heritage display with vintage as well as new cars showing...|
|Honda's green concept...|
|Dodge had a V-12 on display...|
|Kinda' takes ya back to the pony cars again...|
|VW went totally retro...|
|Audi's TT and others...|
|Fiat not only had the cars like the Abarth, but also the girls...|
|Mercedes-Benz/AMG concept 4X4...|
|BMW's i8 concept Spyder...|
|AMG had several cars on display...|
|Jeep's heavy weight...|
|Lincoln had a very cool display going after a younger market share...|
|Shelby was there with their muscle cars...|
|The new Jaguar...|
|Chevy had this concept tucked away in a corner of the show...|
|Not to be left out for the racers, the Nissan Deltawing...|
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