2015 North American International Auto Show

Just returned from another trip to Detroit for the North American International Auto Show.  It was a great show this year and sports/performance cars seemed to be the common thread.  It’s safe to say that the American auto industry has fully recovered and is now thriving.

The Ford GT was definitely the star of the show.  I wasn’t sure about this car when I initially saw the photos.  It looked a bit unrefined.  I didn’t feel that way when I saw it in person, though.  Awesome!Ford GT Ford GTFord GT Ford GTThe Shelby Mustang GT350R was painted the same gorgeous shade of metallic blue as the GT.Ford Mustang Shelby GT350R Ford Mustang Shelby GT350RFord even had an original GT40 and Shelby Mustang on display for a little history lesson.Ford GT40 Shelby GT350Acura NSXAcura NSX Acura NSXBuick Avenir ConceptBuick Avenir Concept Buick Avenir Concept Buick Avenir Concept Buick Avenir ConceptThe Cadillac ATS-V and CTS-V models looked great.  Actually, every Cadillac was impressive.  Especially the interiors.  I think Caddy is finally there…a legitimate competitor for the German luxury makers.Cadillac ATS VCadillac ATS V Cadillac CTS-VSpeaking of Germans…Mercedes Benz AMG GT Mercedes Benz AMG GT Mercedes Benz F1 Audi TT BMW M6 Coupe Volkswagen Cross Coupe GTE Concept Porsche 911 Porsche 911 headlampA neat little Mini Concept.Mini Superleggera Vision Concept Mini Superleggera Vision ConceptJaguar F-Type Coupe.Jaguar F-Type CoupeInfiniti Q60 Concept Infiniti Q60 Concept Infiniti Q60 Concept Infiniti Q60 ConceptInfiniti Q60 Concept Infiniti Q60 ConceptAlfas, New and Old.Alfa Romeo 4C Coupe Alfa Romeo 33 StradaleHyundai SantaCruz Concept.  This thing was a bit of a surprise for me.  The surfacing is really nice: entertaining without being frivolous.  Although, I’d like to get an explanation on that door vent…Hyundai Santa Cruz ConceptHyundai Santa Cruz Concept Hyundai Santa Cruz Concept Hyundai Santa Cruz ConceptThe Corvette Z06 on display had a pretty extreme aero package.Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Chevrolet Corvette Z06Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Concept.Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Concept Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 ConceptToyota FT-1 Concept.  It was shown in red last year.  I really dug the liquid silver finish.Toyota FT-1 Concept Toyota FT-1 ConceptLexus RCF GT3 race carLexus RC F GT3

Maserati Alfieri ConceptMaserati Alfieri Concept Maserati Alfieri ConceptNissan GTR NismoNissan GTR Nismo Nissan GTR NismoFor more pics from the show, check out the Ragle Design facebook page.