The 2018 North American International Auto Show, which is held at the Cobo Center in Detroit, Michigan, is open to the public January 20-28 2017. We toured the show on the press preview day and found these sparkling new (and slightly used) TrackWorthy machines:
The Audi RS 3 was specifically developed for the U.S. market and is the entry point into the RS lineup. The RS3 and TT RS both have the all-new incarnation of the much-loved 2.5-litre 5 cylinder engine that produces 400 hp and 354 lb-ft of torque. With its 7-speed S tronic dual-clutch transmission and quattro all-wheel drive, the RS3 accelerates from 0-60 mph in just 3.9 seconds. The TT RS will sprint from 0-60 mph in 3.6 seconds. The RS5 uses a new 2.9-liter twin-turbocharged V6, which can launch the car from 0-60 mph in under 4 seconds.
Our Take: It is great that the RS3 has been added to the Audi performance lineup as it allows more budget conscious buyers entry into the RS brand and delivers serious levels of performance.
Our Take: The BMW i8 Roadster is a show-stopper with its top down and doors up, appearing as though it is ready to take flight.
Our Take: The CS succeeds in subtly adding performance and presence to this German muscle car.
Our Take: We cannot predict the future, but this could end up being the most powerful Corvette ever. It is hard to image that the next gen ZR1 could have 800+ hp and 800+ lb-ft of torque, but we can always hope.
Our Take: If you are a fan of the original Bullitt Mustang, then owning this generation’s tribute car should thrill with every gear change of the white cue ball shifter.
Our Take: This remains one of the most praised and hardest-to-obtain hot hatches on the market today — we know because we placed our order in 2016 and still don’t have our Type R.
Our Take: Christian von Koenigsegg is one of the nicest and most understated supercar creators in the world who continues to deliver unimaginably fast hypercars.
Our Take: We think this is one of the best-looking factory delivered WRX STIs to date. We would love to have one parked in our driveway, ready for an onslaught of track days (and taking on winter’s worst with a set of snow tires).
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