Your Guide to the 2014 North American International Auto Show
It’s that time of year again– time for a bunch of grumpy car journalists to shake off the mirth of the holidays, in exchange for the cold and dreary backdrop of Detroit. It is once again time for the North American International Auto Show. Sure, forward-thinking journalists and the international automotive community put more stock in NY and LA shows, but Detroit will always be the leading show for American automakers and Detroit-based apologists for the domestic car industry. But NAIAS still is a big deal– want more proof? Just look to the following debuts from the 2014 Detroit Auto show.
Here it is folks. We can finally stop fawning over the Camaro ZL1– the thing handles like a pig. The Corvette Z06 is the car that deserves attention. Not much is known yet, but according to Chevrolet, “It will be the most track-capable Corvette ever, designed to deliver supercar levels of performance through unique powertrain, chassis and aerodynamic features.” Oh yeah, 620 horsepower can’t hurt either.
2015 Cadillac ATS Coupe
Nothing yet on this car, but the ATS has been the darling of the motoring press. Considering the buzz generated when Cadillac rolled out a coupe version of the CTS, you can imagine how nuts folks are going to get over a two-door version of the ATS. The sedan version has been likened to the BMW 3 Series from a handling standpoint. To have that available in a coupe package will be quite an asset for Cadillac on the world stage.
Speaking of BMWs and coupes! It has been a long time coming, but the M3 is being replaced. The coupe version is being split off as the M4. Both will be powered by a twin-turbo straight six, making more than 430 horsepower. Consider our collective interest piqued.