The Detroit Auto Show has always been known for showcasing the bizzare in terms of automotive technology. They bring ideas to the table which everyone looks at and marvels. Audi and friends recently showed off with driverless cars, while General Motors took away the trophy with their Chevy Stingray. It is never certain till the time of the unveiling, who comes up with what. Everyone is looking to surprise the world with what took them months of designing.
We listed the top 5 worst cars ever to be revealed and we also listed all the unveilings at the show. So now we list some of the most awesome concept cars that were on display at the Detroit Auto Show.
- Kia GT4 Stinger
This is surprising because Kia isnt exactly the name that comes to mind when you talk about sports cars.They've been designing this one for a bit and the effort shows. This car has a theme that it follows. It is yellow, the color is called ignition yellow by Kia. It is low, has a muscular stance; looks like a "wrap-around sunglasses" greenhouse; and "shrink-wrapped" sheet metal. The only weird thing about it, it doesnt sport a stereo.
- Toyota FT-1
With the concept of makign safer cars, and to make cars that connect more deeply with the customers, the Toyota Future Toyota-1 (FT-1) is aimed to give a more satisfying ownership experience. It is very aggressively designed and has an all-aluminium frame that is similar to the F-150 by Ford.
The FT-1 has been designed to be 10% larger than the actual car so that it gives the idea of it being a show car. Large air intakes grace the front and sides of the FT-1, the former to feed the engine and the latter to cool the brakes. LED headlights give the front of the FT-1 a high-tech look. A transparent panel on top of the dashboard hosts a head-up display, giving the driver line-of-sight performance information.
- Volkswagen Dune
The Dune is poised to reach young, athletic and creative types – it is a lifestyle car. It was designed for those who could care less about practicality, but how much fun you can have in it and where it can take you. The Dune is based on a high-performance Beetle R-Line, but VW has given it a special look and feel that makes it unique from the standard Beetle. The Dune gets the same 210-horsepower, 2-Liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine as the Beetle R-Line, which gets 23 mpg (9.8 kpl) in the city and 29 mpg (12.3 kpl) on the highway.
- Audi Allroad Shooting Brake
This car of the future has a plug-in hybrid system that consists of a 2.0-liter TFSI petrol engine and two electric motors. This setup enables the concept to produce a combined maximum output of 408HP (300 kW) and 650 Nm (479 lb-ft) of torque. Thanks to the advanced powertrain, the concept can accelerate from 0-100 km/h in 4.6 seconds, hit a limited top speed of 250 km/h (155 mph) and average 1.9 L/100 km (123.8 mpg US).