Luxury and sports cars shine at Detroit auto show

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First Published: 17:05 IST(15/1/2014)
Last Updated: 17:08 IST(15/1/2014)
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Luxury vehicles and powerful sports cars stole the spotlight on the second day of the Detroit auto show Tuesday.

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Here are the highlights of what was unveiled in the Motor City at the premier US auto show.

+ Toyota's luxury Lexus brand introduced a performance version of its powerful RC coupe -- the RC F -- fitted with a V8 engine that brings 450 horsepower, 383 pounds of torque and an attention to styling and detail that includes a F pattern in the mesh of its grill.

+ Nissan's luxury Infiniti brand showed off a high-performance prototype of its Q50 Eau Rouge featuring carbon fiber bodywork, Formula One-inspired aerodynamics, and an aggressively hunkered stance.

+ GM unveiled its first compact luxury coupe with the Cadillac ATS, which has a wider and more aggressive stance that the four-door version and a lighter build that allows for a more powerful pickup.

+ Honda's luxury Acura brand revealed a prototype of the TLX performance sedan that is set to hit showrooms mid-year that it described as a "red carpet athlete" infused with a race car spirit.

+ Subaru unveiled a flagship performance model, the WRX STI, which will be limited to just 1,000 models and incorporates elements from the now defunct Impreza WRC rally car.


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