A preview of the 2013 North American International Auto Show
Perhaps no other automotive exhibition gets more coverage than the North American International Auto Show. Every year, all the major automakers take the Motor City by storm and unveil their most anticipated new models along with a whole bevy of concept cars that give the press and car fans a taste of what’s to come.
This year’s show will be taking place between January 14-27, and it is shaping up to be one of the best shows of the past decade.
Arguably the biggest reveal this year will be this Sunday when Chevrolet at long last removes the veil of the seventh-generation 2014 Corvette. Journalists and photogs have gotten snippets of what to expect, though GM has kept final details on the car under wraps for some time. We know the car will be the first to feature Chevy’s impressive new LT1 V8, which, rumor has it, will kick the performance up a notch for the already venerable classic – if that is even possible. Having only seen the silhouette from photo’s on the test track, expect a sharper, more road-hugging Corvette than any that has been built before.
American car brands won’t be the only ones revealing some fun rides, as representatives from Germany will be on hand to unveil the all-new Audi RS5 Cabriolet. Although not anticipated to be a speed demon like the ‘Vette, this convertible is the perfect ride for drivers looking for a more premium interior to match powerful performance.
Cadillac is hoping to show off a new car that will be unlike any other ride at the show with its new ELR coupe. Based off the Chevy Volt, this car is a take on the Converj concept, which looks more like an Italian supercar than a hybrid vehicle. Although no journalists have been able to take the car for a test drive, Cadillac promised a performance hybrid when they introduced the Converj at the 2009 Detroit show, and the major auto rags are itching to get behind the wheel.
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