When talking about supercars what’s the first thing that comes to your mind? Obviously, many of you would define a supercar to have the best speed, firm agility, smooth handling and a load of tech features. According to me, the smart age has reshaped the entire definition of a supercar. The supercar concept has seen a dramatic shift over the past decade, and a major part of it is the technological shift. With stiff competition in terms of features and design, you may find it arduous to choose from a very long list of admired vehicles, that is constantly being updated. In choosing the best, what better option can you have than the annual North American International Auto Show? Like every year, this year’s NAIAS at Detroit was no less than a spectacle. While going through the prominent participations, I gathered a list of five of the best supercars unveiled at the 2014 Detroit auto show.
Here’s a quick review of the supercars that I found appealing:
1) 2015 Corvette Z06
Chevrolet introduced a fabulous seventh-generation Corvette this year at the 2014 NAIAS. The Z06 brings you sheer brilliance and precision. Carved out of lightweight aluminum space frame, carbon fiber hood and a removable carbon fiber roof-panel, Z06 takes the Chevrolet supercar concept to the next level. A 6.2 liter V8 engine delivers an astounding 625 horsepower, and 635 lb-ft. torque proffers you the chills that only a true supercar can deliver.
2) The All-New 2015 Lexus RCF Coupe
Lexus unleashed its own ambassador to the supercar class, the 2015 RCF Coupe. The coupe gives an absolute supercar feel by its appearance and performance. The RCF inspired me with its performance statistics of 450hp and 380 pound-feet of torque, generated by its 5.0 liter 8 cylinder gas engine. It has an eight-speed automatic transmission and a polished torque vectoring system. The supermodel appears to be aggressive with wider fenders and spindle-grille in the front. The premium rear spoiler adds to the grace by rising at speeds more than 80 Km/hour and automatically drops down when you hit the 40 km-ph mark.
3) Mercedes-Benz GLA45 AMG
The all muscle GLA45 AMG made a ravishing debut at the 2014 NAIAS. The 355 horsepower coupled with 332 pound-feet of torque is quite impressive for a compact sports utility vehicle generated by a 2.0 liter 4-cylinder turbo engine. I found the car worthy of discussion because of its classy AMG speedshift DCT 7-speed transmission teamed up with a four wheel drive. The supercar gives you an immense speed control and reaches from 0 to 60 mph in just 4.8 seconds. The car is no less than a comfort feast from the inside with leather and carbon-fiber trim surfaces adding to its attraction.
4) 2015 Ford Mustang GT
Ford has never backed out in proving its grounds and has once again proved its competence with the introduction of the brand new 2015 Ford Mustang GT. The supercar debuted at this year’s NAIAS and left many amazed. Never mind the appearance, I was inspired by its 5.0 liter V8 engine that surprises you with more than 420bhp and a torque of 390 lb-ft. The premium added to this supercar is a standard Launch Control system to ensure you get a smooth start every time. An innovative stability control system delivers a suave and responsive handling. You also get to enjoy technology like MyFord Touch, SYNC Applink, Shaker pro sound system and MyColor Gauges.
5) Toyota FT-1 Concept
Last but not the least of my supercar selection is the full of attitude Toyota FT-1 Concept. The supercar comprises of an alluring design loaded with style and grace. With the FT-1, you get supreme aerodynamic features including upgraded inlets, air ducts and vents which assist the prototype in maintaining its track stance on the road. It is supported with a rear-wheel drive and a front engine allocated to maintain the weight stability. The front end and the grille have been designed to reflect the aggression that a real supercar driver has.
This was a short review of my personal selection of the top 5 supercars showcased at the 2014 North American International auto show. With such exclusive innovations and technological advancements, I can assure you one thing – the best is yet to come.