FT-1 stands for “Future Toyota,” and the number “1” represents the ultimate. The concept draws inspiration from Calty’s more recent sports car concept work such as FT-HS (2007) and the Lexus LF-LC (2012). The FT-1’s audacious design represents the pinnacle of Calty’s 40th year of operation.
“Function-sculpting” design language yields curved, muscular, expressive body forms seemingly shaped by the wind. Inlets, ducting, and vents help reinforce its track–ready nature with elements of purposeful airflow management. The body’s athleticism is expressed with taut surfaces and dramatic fender forms. The cockpit’s wraparound windshield and side glass openings are a distinct nod to the design of the legendary Toyota 2000GT.
The interior is a focused, highly functional “place of business” that locates the driver at the controls behind an F1 inspired steering-wheel. The intimate, low slung cockpit has its A-pillars set far back to help optimize cornering vision and sensation of the cabin’s intimacy.
The 2015 Audi A8 was unveiled at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show.
Bentley introduced the 2015 Continental GT V8 S Coupe in North America for the first time at the 2014 NAIAS in Detroit. Powered by a 521 bhp engine with a peak torque of 680 Nm, the car completes the sprint in just 4.3 seconds and has a top speed of 200 mph.
The 2015 Cadillac ATS Coupe rides on 109.3-inch (2,775 mm) wheelbase. The roof, doors, rear fenders and trunk lid are unique, along with a specific front fascia and front fenders. The Coupe has an aggressive stance, with wider front/rear tracks. Base models feature projector-beam headlamps, while high-intensity-discharge headlamps and front vertical LED light signatures are included on all but the standard model. All models feature LED taillamps and rear-center stop lamp.
The cabin is driver-focused, featuring handcrafted cut-and-sewn upholstered interior combinations, decorative stitching and authentic materials, including leather, aluminum, carbon fiber and wood.
There is a choice of two different engines. The turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder delivers 272 bhp (203 kW) and 295 lb-ft (400 Nm) of torque, while the 3.6-liter V6 produces 321 bhp (239 kW) and 275 lb-ft (373 Nm) of torque. Both engines are connected to a six-speed automatic transmission but a six-speed manual is optional on the turbocharged four-cylinder. Rear-wheel drive is standard but all-wheel drive is also available.
Hyundai has introduced the all-new 2015 Hyundai Genesis, second-generation premium sedan, at the 2014 North American International Auto Show. The new Genesis is incredibly well-equipped in every configuration.
The 2015 Hyundai Genesis expresses a truly modern design through distinctive exterior styling with a sleek, upscale appearance. It gets a single-frame 3D hexagonal grille depicted in semi-gloss chrome, HID headlamps, LED indicators, fog lamps and C-pillar emphasizing the sporty styling. The rear of the all-new Genesis benefits from a sculptural aesthetic with jeweled, full-LED taillamps.
The cabin has been designed to be spacious and comfortable. The simplification of the switchgear and instrument panel ensures an intuitive layout and open feel. Particular design attention has been paid to the storage of practical items such as mobile electronics of all shapes and sizes, along with the flexibility of the cup holders.
The 2015 Hyundai Genesis is powered by the award-winning 5.0-liter Tau V8 engine producing 420 horsepower at 6,000 rpm and 383 lb. ft. of torque at 5,000 rpm. This V8 offers Dual Continuously Variable Valve Timing (D-CVVT), a tuned variable induction system, and low-friction coatings on piston skirts. The Tau 5.0-liter V8 is mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission. The Genesis 3.8-liter Lambda engine utilizes direct-injection and produces 311 horsepower at 6,000 rpm and 293 lb.-ft. of torque at 5,000 rpm.
The 2015 Fit debuts with a sleek, modern and sporty exterior style. It gets a aggressive front fascia with a new grille and headlight design. Larger 16-inch tires outfitted with a new 5-spoke wheel design give the Fit a planted and sporty stance. The new Fit is slightly shorter (-1.6 in.) and wider (+0.3 in.) with a longer wheelbase (+1.2 in.).
The 2015 Honda Fit will deliver above-class interior refinement and features while offering value at every trim level. Some features include Bluetooth connectivity, a multi-angle rearview camera and Expanded View Driver's Mirror. It will also have Honda's exclusive LaneWatch display and a 7-inch Display Audio touchscreen interface with HondaLink smartphone connectivity.
The 2015 Honda Fit will be powered by an all-new direct-injected1.5-liter DOHC i-VTEC engine generating 128 horsepower at 6500 rpm and 114 lb.-ft. of torque at 4600 rpm. It will be paired to two new transmissions, a slick shifting 6-speed manual or a sporty and fuel-efficient Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT).
Nissan has unveiled the Sport Sedan concept, a 4-door sedan with the aura of a real sports car, at the 2014 North American International Auto Show.
The Sport Sedan Concept previews a new energetic design direction that amplifies Nissan's legendary approach of applying sports car principles to a sedan.
The Sport Sedan Concept shares the new V-Motion front aspect, "floating" roof and boomerang-shaped headlights and taillights. . The Sport Sedan Concept rides on custom 21-inch aluminum-alloy wheels. It gets a unique "Strad Amber" paint.
The interior features premium materials, with the use of diamond-shaped graphics on the quilted seats, stitching and panels enhancing the sense of dynamic motion. Rather than traditional flat surfacing, the diamond treatment adds three-dimensionality. It also features a sport steering wheel and metallic trim.
The front-wheel drive Sport Sedan Concept is powered by a 300-plus horsepower 3.5-liter V6 engine backed by a sport-tuned Xtronic CVT® and features an innovative suspension layout with performance dampers.
To be campaigned by long time Acura Motorsports partner RealTime Racing, the new TLX GT will move Acura into the top category of the Pirelli World Challenge. It will have competition against the Audi R8 LMS, Cadillac CTS-V, Chevrolet Corvette, Dodge Viper, Lamborghini Gallardo, Mercedes SLS, Nissan GTR, Porsche 911 and Ferrari 458.
Developed from the production 2015 Acura TLX by HPD (Honda Performance Development), the Acura TLX GT Race Car will feature HPD chassis and aerodynamic performance parts approved for Pirelli World Challenge competition. It will be powered by a direct-injected, twin-turbocharged V6 engine.
The 2015 Audi A8 L Security is 5.27 meters (17.29 ft) long and has a 3.12 meter (10.24 ft) wheelbase. LED headlights are part of the standard specification in conjunction with the V8 engine; the W12 comes with Audi’s innovative Matrix LED technology.
The new Audi A8 L Security has been officially certified by the German Ballistics Testing Center in Munich; it complies with the requirements of the class VR 7 ballistic protection standard in accordance with the BRV (Bullet Resistant Vehicles) 2009 guideline. In certain areas, the armor plating on the A8 L Security even complies with the criteria for the classes VR 9 and VR 10.
Some optional safety-related equipments are available which include the emergency exit system, a fire extinguisher system and the emergency fresh-air system. Numerous additional solutions round out the offering.
The Audi A8 L Security will be available with a V8 4.0-liter TFSI engine producing 435 HP (320 kW) and 600 Nm (442 lb-ft). With this power the armored sedan will accelerate from 0-62 mph (100 km/h) in 7.5 seconds. The fuel consumption stands at 10.9 liters / 100 km (21.5 mpg US or 25.8 mpg UK).
Audi is also offering a larger W12 FSI naturally-aspirated engine developing 368 kW (500 hp) and 625 Nm of torque (460.98 lb-ft), enough to propel the large high-security sedan from 0-62 mph (100 km/h) in 7.1 seconds with an electronically limited top speed of 130 mph (210 km/h). The W12 averages 13.5 liters of fuel per 100 kilometers (17.42 US mpg).
Orders can already be placed for the 2015 Audi A8 L Security, with deliveries starting in the third quarter of 2014.
The Acura TLX Prototype showcases the design and performance direction for the all-new 2015 TLX performance-luxury sedan launching later this year. The TLX was developed around the theme "Red Carpet Athlete" to deliver a compelling blend of luxury refinement and sports-sedan athleticism.
The TLX Prototype, bathed in Acura Athletic Red Pearl, presents a lithe exterior form with a prominent grille along with Jewel Eye LED headlights. Also we can see a sculpted hood, custom-designed five-spoke 20-inch alloy wheels and aerodynamic side skirts.
The production model will be offered with two different engines including an all-new 2.4-liter 16-valve inline 4-cylinder engine connected to an eight-speed dual clutch transmission and a 3.5-liter SOHC V-6 paired to a nine-speed automatic. Both the 2.4-liter and 3.5-liter TLX models will target EPA fuel economy ratings at the top of the midsize luxury sedan class.
Two-wheel-drive models will utilize the next generation of Acura Precision All-Wheel Steer™ (P-AWS™) technology. The 3.5-liter V6 can be outfitted with a new generation Super-Handling All Wheel Drive™ technology that has new torque-vectoring control logic.
The new TLX will feature an Integrated Dynamics System (IDS) with four driving modes - ECON (Economy), Normal, Sport, and a new Sport+ mode. Depending on which mode the driver selects, the Integrated Dynamics System will adjust Electric Power Steering (EPS), throttle response, SH-AWD and P-AWS control logic, transmission shift mapping, Active Noise Control settings and HVAC control in accordance with the preferences of the driver.
The TLX will be available with Acura's most advanced safety and driver-assistive technologies including Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™), Forward Collision Warning (FCW), Lane Departure Warning (LDW), Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS), Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) with Low-Speed Follow and Blind Spot Indicator (BSI).