The best cars at the 2013 Detroit Motor Show: Pictures 13 - more..
2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray
It's the Detroit Motor Show so we couldn't possibly start with anything other than the new Corvette Stingray C7. It's the return of the iconic Stingray name after a 37-year absence and face it, the 450hp 6.2-litre V8 'Vette is as American as mom's apple pie.
BMW M6 Gran Coupe
It will cost nearly £25,000 (approx. $40,023) more than the BMW M5 and at a price just shy of £97,500 (approx. $156,088), is some £3,500 (approx. $5,603) more expensive than the M6 Coupe, but there's no denying the appeal of this Grand Tourer. Then again, it's hard not to like a rear-wheel drive, 560hp twin-turbo V8 car with four doors.
2014 Cadillac ELR
It's billed as the world's first Extended Range Electric Vehicle delivered by a luxury brand. It’s essentially a re-bodied Chevrolet Volt that's been tweaked, enhanced and tuned to bring it in line with the Cadillac brand. We could describe the running gear, but instead sit back and marvel at its wonderful stance, 20-inch alloys and glorious shoulder line.
Audi RS7 Sportback
So you don't need the space and practicality of the recently launched Audi RS6 Avant, but you do fancy the 560hp 4.0-litre V8 twin-turbo petrol engine? Then the Audi RS7 Sportback is for you. Tick the Dynamic Plus option box and this autobahn stormer will hit 189mph (approx. 296km/h) and accelerate to 62mph (approx. 100km/h) from rest in 3.9 seconds. It's expected to cost £84,000 (approx. $134,476) when it goes on sale in the summer.
Bentley Continental GT Speed Convertible
Start forming an orderly queue behind the Premier League footballers – the Bentley Continental GT Speed Convertible has arrived. It's the fastest four-seat convertible in the world and will reach speeds in excess of 200mph (approx. 322km/h). That is unless you meet someone with a heavily modified Talbot Samba cabriolet…
Sporting the world’s first fly-by-wire steering system the Infiniti Q50 is likely to prove controversial – but a four-door saloon developed with the help of Sebastian Vettel and Sebastien Buemi demands a certain amount of expectation. Can it beat the Germans at their own game?
Hyundai HCD-14 Genesis concept
The HCD-14 Genesis concept is a preview of the shape of things to come for Hyundai, which on the evidence of the concept unveiled in Detroit is no bad thing. Rear-hinged doors at the back and no B-pillar, as well as a 5.0-litre V8 engine – time to start making demands at your local Hyundai dealer.
Honda NSX concept
Honda has rolled out yet another version of its NSX concept at Detroit 2013. Still, with super lightweight materials, a mid-mounted V6 engine, a trick all-wheel drive system and petrol-hybrid technology, this is one supercar we can't wait to see. Build it now, Honda.
The sixth generation Quattroporte is lighter and longer than its predecessor, with power coming from a 453hp 4.7-litre Ferrari-built V8 engine. We've already driven it and found its pace and handling simply superb. It's closer to the likes of Audi and Porsche than ever before but has the kind of soul its German rivals can only dream of.
Tesla Model X SUV
Seriously, what's not to like about an all-electric, two-tonne SUV that has a pair of gullwing rear doors, offers a maximum range of 270 miles and will accelerate from 0-60mph quicker than a 400hp Porsche 911 Carrera S? Not a lot – an opinion that will undoubtedly be shared by your six friends who can join you for a drive.
Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG
If the BMW isn't your thing how about the latest E63 AMG from Mercedes-Benz? The E-Class gets a mid-life facelift, but the big news is the modifications to the 5.5-litre V8 engine, which now develops 549hp, or 577hp with the newly named 'S-Model' package. For us it has to be the £77,000 (approx. $123,269) estate version. Utterly bonkers.
Usain Bolt Nissan GT-R
A gold Nissan GT-R complete with real gold interior fittings isn't everyone's cup of tea. In fact, it's hardly anyone's cup of tea. But as it's been built with the help of Usain Bolt and will be sold on eBay to raise money for young people in Jamaica, it's actually rather cool. Can't wait for the Mo Farah edition.
Take one Fisker Karma four-door saloon, strip out the heavy hybrid drivetrain and battery pack, replace with a 7.0-litre V8 engine, slap a new grille on the front and what do you get? The £110,000 ($176,099) 638hp VL Destino.
VW CrossBlue concept
We're not sure why we like the CrossBlue concept, but we do. Perhaps it's the fact the diesel plug-in hybrid offers 300hp and 89mpg? Or maybe it's the potential 2,000 litres of luggage space? Or maybe it's the iPad Minis in the head restraints? Actually it's the dark stained banana tree wood on the interior.