Dallas Auto Show - February 2014 (part 2/2) March 05 2014
Continued from part 1.
Cadillac CTS-V coupe.
The 6.2L supercharged V8 engine makes 556 horsepower. With all that engine shrouding, it isn't much to look at though. They might as well have just covered the whole engine bay with a single piece of plastic. You would open the hood to find the plastic inner hood. With a nice, flat inner hood to write on, you could write not just "supercharged", but you could list out all the engine specs, performance figures, etc.
This Mercedes SLS AMG with racing livery was cool.
The 6.2L V8 pushes out 571 to 631 horspower, depending on level of trim.
Where is the door handle? Look just beneath the 'M' in 'AMG' and you'll see a narrow rectangle. You push that in and then lift.
Audi R8 with the V10.
Of course, it would be a shame to hide the V10 from view. The rear glass gives a nice view of the engine. Bonus: when driving home with a pizza in the trunk, it stay hot the whole way home.
Audi started the whole LED eyeliner craze, and we have to say that it does look cool.
The rear brakes on the RS7 have scalloped edges to them. We're not quite sure what that does. Anyone who know can drop a line in the comments section below.
The current Audi TT comes with a 2.0L turbo inline 4 engine making 211 horsepower. The TTS boosts power to 265 horsepower.
Audi's have always impressed me with their clean, purposeful interiors. Their shifters are buttery smooth and very precise as well.
Unveiled just a month ago, the coming Acura TLX was on display, Replacing both the TL and the TSX, this car will have a 2.4L inline 4 or a 3.5L V6 to choose from, with FWD being standard and SH-AWD being an option. There are no specs on engine power figures yet.
The LF-A is hands down the coolest Lexus to date. Powered by a mid-mounted 4.8L V10 that revs to 9500 rpm, this car will scream.
An interesting fact about the LF-A is that the tachometer had to be made digital, because an analog tachometer would not be able to keep up with the lightning fast engine response. How cool is that?
An invitation to enter? "Sir, you're not allowed up there," was the answer.
The new BMW F30 M3. The first production model just rolled off the line a week ago. It will be powered by a twin turbo inline 6 making around 450 horsepower.
Thankfully, the M3 will be slightly lighter than the outgoing M3. The weight had increased with each iteration of the M3, so it is good that this trend is reversing.
The interior is standard BMW, with all the controls angled slightly towards the driver.
The new BMW M3 coupe, or as BMW insists, the M4.
The brakes on the M3 coupe are absolutely enormous. The caliper barely clears the inside of the 19 inch wheels.
The BMW i3 made an appearance as well. Unfortunately, the BMW i8 was not there as well.
I think the new F-type looks awesome. It is powered by a 3.0L supercharged V6, making 340 horsepower.
I love the sleek, narrow tail lights.
The hottest model in the room was the Pagani Huayra. In naked carbon fiber, this car looked amazing.
The specs are a 6.0L V12 making 720 horsepower. This is while tipping the scales at a relatively light 2980 lbs.
The composite body is made from a carbon/titanium blend of fibers, because plain carbon fiber is so 2013.
The guy in the blue shirt in the background is about to have a mess in his pants.
We hope you enjoyed the walk around the Dallas Auto Show. Let us know what your favorite was in the comments below.
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