It’s official. The 2015 Detroit Auto Show is going to be a big one. From the next Cadillac CTS-V, to Lexus’ new F model, and even Ford bringing the GT–this will undoubtedly be the biggest Detroit Auto Show yet because Acura just confirmed the revealing of the all-new production NSX at the Cobo Center next month.
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After nearly 10 years of rumors, teasers, and concepts, Honda and Acura are ready to unleash the NSX. We’re not going to lie, we were really really worried at first since the NSX started to seem like old news five years ago.
Set to debut on January 12, 2015, the all-new Acura NSX revives a long legacy that dates back to 1991.
Check out the press release after the jump along with a 30 second teaser.
Motoring in Australia reports Nissan’s IDx Concept could eventually lead to a Silvia successor.
Not too long ago, Nissan revealed the IDx Concept as a pitch at a possible compact rear-wheel drive sports coupe that’s lightweight with small and efficient engines. It would be a close competitor to the Toyota GT 86 trio and would essentially act as the 370Z’s little brother.
However, the concept is sort of stuck in limbo as Nissan is unsure about approving the IDx for production. To retest the waters, Nissan is believed to be revealing a revised IDx Concept at the 2015 Tokyoa Motor Show next October. Should all go well, a launch in 2017 should happen in addition to there being a high-performance NISMO version.
Mr. James Glickenhaus and his team, Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus just dropped some new teasers for their next car, the SCG 003, which is set to debut in 2015.
Developed at the behest of the same hands who also built the P4/5 and P4/5 Competizione, the SCG 003 succeeds these two in strong spirit.
So far, SCG confirmed to be revealing the new car at the Geneva Motor Show in both track and road-going forms. The chassis is built entirely out of carbon fiber and there are several options for engines, including a twin-turbo V12 for the road going version and a twin-turbo V6 for the track version.
Those are interest in the road-legal version should be prepared to set aside $2.8 million while the motorsports version is going to compete in next year’s 24 Hours of Nurburgring in the SPX class.
Source: Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus
Lexus jumped on the teaser and reveal bandwagon today to let us know they too are also bringing something flavorful to Detroit next month, and it’s an obvious new F model.
We speculate it could be the highly anticipated GS F, which has been on high alert after many spy shots of several test mules surfaced within the last year.
You can see from the teaser however that the car being hinted is quite aggressive, with Lexus’ large spindle F grille and a huge gaping air duct under the front headlights. Oh, and there are those massive multi-spoke wheels and brakes.
So add another to your list and check off January 13th on your calendar.
See the press release after the jump.
Infiniti finally pulled the virtual sheets off of their Concept Vision Gran Turismo following some teasers that surfaced earlier this month.
The concept is being perceived by the company as a design and technical exercise, to test the waters for some potential new design cues and overall themes, which we may just possibly see in other future Infinities.
Focus for this new Infiniti concept lies in the emphasis of aerodynamics and active bodywork for better fuel economy and stability. However, the concept also seeks to be functional with its form and design.
Players of Polyphony Digital’s Gran Turismo 6 can download the Infiniti Concept Vision Gran Turismo in their latest DLC content pack.
Check out the press release and video after the jump.
In what appears to be an indirect leak, famous singer and songwriter Neil Young apparently said that there’s a 2016 Lincoln Continental on the way.
How? Well, here’s the deal. Audio systems and infotainment centers in cars are teaming up with music artists and electronics companies for branding purposes. For instance, who doesn’t want a top of the line Bang & Olufsen audio system in their $100,000 Audi?
Except Neil Young has his own audio streaming service called Pono Music, and according to CNBC, Young just signed a new deal to feature his setup in Lincoln’s future cars, which will now feature Revel sound systems by Harmon Kardon.
And Young said that his Pono Music service should first show up in the new 2016 Lincoln Continental. We don’t think this is much of a bloop, unless Neil Young is so winded from his storied career as a famous music artist, that he still thinks it’s still 1977.
Either way, speculation has it the 2016 Lincoln Continental nameplate will be resurrected to replace the current MKS and is expected to still be based on the Taurus.
- By: Chris Chin
Toyota’s making sure we’re all aware to add the next-generation 2016 Tacoma to the big list of debuts at Detroit next year by releasing some teaser images.
The current generation Toyota Tacoma has been around since 2005 and has remained largely unchanged since then. However, despite being in need of a redesign, it’s still a popular vehicle and has been keeping the midsize pickup truck segment alive, along with the Nissan Frontier.
But now, seeing as how General Motors gave a new breath of life to the midsize pickup genre with the new “truck of the year” 2015 Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon, Toyota was given a big heads-up and now, it’s their time to show up General Motors. Nissan isn’t that far behind either, but we’re not talking about them right now.
So mark your calendars once again, January 12. Prepare your bodies.
Mercedes-Benz revealed some more info and media on the all-new Maybach S-Class, which was revealed at the 2014 LA Auto Show last month.
Pitted as the range-topping model of the entire S-Class line, the new Maybach S-Class also costs the lot, fetching 187,841 euros for the S600.
Riding on an extra-long wheelbase and designed to be chauffeured, the Maybach S600 features lots of color options and combinations for both the interior and exterior. We’d expect that much, given the cost of the car to begin with.
Power is supplied by a the typical 6.0L twin-turbocharged V12 affair with 523hp and 612 lb-ft of torque.
Check out the press release after the jump.
Toyota recently dumped some media and details surrounding the new 2016 Mirai FCV, which sets to up the ante in the push for making hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles more common.
The Japanese automobile giant has been known to be working on fuel-cell vehicles for quite some time as their concept is real simple–using a complex process that involves a fuel-cell, which converts the chemical energy stored within hydrogen to electricity using oxygen, a fuel-cell vehicle is an EV powered by hydrogen. And what happens when you add oxygen to hydrogen? You get water, and that’s what’s emitted out of the tailpipe of a fuel-cell vehicle in vapor form.
The 2016 Mirai is capable of going from 0-60 in just nine seconds as the fuel cell and electric motor generates around 150hp and the Mirai can travel up to 300 miles on one tank of hydrogen.
Check out the videos after the jump.
WorldCarFans stumbled upon a video of an owner demonstrating the touchscreen capabilities and digital computers of his/her 1987 Buick Riviera, which also happens to be the first car to ever have a touchscreen interface.
These days, a touchscreen could be practically found in countless new cars, for functions like the radio, the air conditioning, and more. Hell, you can even get a video recorder, like in the Chevrolet Corvette Z06’s Performance Data Recorder.
But just realize that things weren’t this fancy only no more than 25 years ago and when cars started featuring LCD digital displays, it was all a smash hit as countless cars in the 1980s featured digital tech. This here Buick’s system is called Graphic Control Center and by watching the video, you can tell it’s pretty rudimentary and obsolete. But nonetheless, it’s a fun time capsule and it really makes you realize how far we’ve come.
Buick continued the system similarly in a follow-up to the Riviera, the Reatta, but the whole system was dropped because customers complained about it being too distracting. If only the rest of the world approached modern in-car infotainment systems similarly…
Check it out after the jump.