2016 Mercedes-AMG GLE63 S Coupe 4Matic live photos, 2015 Detroit Auto ShowEnlarge Photo
Whether you hate ‘em or love ‘em, you'll need to get used to seeing more coupe-like crossovers on the road as a handful of automakers are planning new ones. One of these is the new GLE Coupe from Mercedes-Benz, which in Detroit was shown in regular
, AMG Sport
trim, the latter of which is featured here.
2016 Porsche Cayenne Turbo S live photos, 2015 Detroit Auto ShowEnlarge Photo
Porsche introduced an updated version of its Cayenne Turbo S
in Detroit, and the latest version is more insane than ever. It also lays claim to the title of world’s fastest SUV, with Porsche confirming that the 570-horsepower beast can lap Germany’s notorious Nürburgring race track in just 7:59.74—yes, a sub-8-minute ‘Ring time for an SUV! The German automaker also had a new 911 Targa 4 GTS on show
Despite the growing popularity of performance SUVs, we’re glad there are automakers still building traditional, bare-bones sports cars like Alfa Romeo and its 4C. In Detroit we saw a new open-top version, the 4C Spider
, rolled out.
The Lexus RC F has done an impressive job winning hearts and minds to the performance side of the Japanese luxury brand, and now, the GS sedan is getting in on the action. In Detroit, we saw the covers come off the 467-horsepower GS F
. It may not be as powerful as rivals but engineers have focused on making the GS F one of the best-handling cars in its segment. It doesn’t hurt that it is one of the lightest too.
2016 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350R, 2015 Detroit Auto ShowEnlarge Photo
Last but not least is the 2016 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350R
. Yes, Ford has managed to build an even more extreme version of the already-hardcore Mustang Shelby GT350, and it was one of the most popular cars in Detroit this week. We’re not expecting more power from Ford’s new 5.2-liter V-8; instead, the car benefits from a slew of aerodynamic tweaks, chassis improvements, and the cutting of weight.
See what else was on show at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show by visiting our dedicated hub.
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