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2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06: One of the real highlights of the upcoming Detroit Auto Show is the 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06, based on the latest-generation ‘C7’ Corvette. Considering the gains the base Corvette made from the transition from the C6 to the C7 generation, the new Z06 variant should be encroaching on supercar territory. We’re expecting the car to come with a supercharged 6.2-liter V-8, though we could still see the outgoing model’s naturally-aspirated 7.0-liter V-8 continue with some modifications. Whatever’s under the hood, we know the car's output is a delicious 620 horsepower and 650 pound-feet of torque.
2015 Subaru WRX STI: Subaru's STI-enhanced version of its new 2015 WRX will be presented this week at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show, and the first images of the car have already leaked. Like the previous generation, the new WRX STI is expected to build upon the regular WRX with stiffer suspension, increased output and more aggressive styling. Peak output should match or come close to the 305-horsepower rating of the previous generation, most likely derived from an upgraded version of the regular WRX’s turbocharged and direct-injected 2.0-liter four-cylinder. It’s also possible that a larger 2.5-liter unit may be fitted instead.
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2015 Lexus RC F: Lexus will present a new performance model called the 2015 RC F Coupe. As its name suggests, the RC F is the high-performance F variant of Lexus’ new RC coupe. Under the hood is expected to be a new 455-horsepower version of the naturally-aspirated 5.0-liter V-8 fitted to the current IS F, which bows out of the market at the end of the year. The engine will be paired with an eight-speed automatic and drive the rear wheels.
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Volkswagen Golf R: Volkswagen's latest Golf R based on its seventh-generation Golf platform will make its North American debut in Detroit this week. Unfortunately, the car won't be available for sale until the first quarter of 2015. Nevertheless, this is one hot hatch that's worth the wait. Why? Well, the car’s turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine will deliver an estimated 290 horsepower, 34 more than the 2.0-liter mill fitted to the outgoing Golf R. This will make it the most powerful Golf ever sold in North America. Peak torque will register at 280 pound-feet.
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2015 BMW Z4 Pure Fusion Design: With an updated Z4 launched only last year, BMW is keeping its updates for the classic roadster to a minimum for the new model year. The only real highlight is a new equipment package, known as Pure Fusion Design, which adds a number of special touches in the cabin. Unfortunately, no changes have been made to the drivetrains.
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