Final Report from Detroit – Day 2 of the 2015 North American International Auto Show

By Christian Stampfer on 16 January 2015
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DETROIT— The 2015 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) entered its second day of press previews on Tuesday and the stream of launches continued with debuts from Porsche, Volkswagen, Ford, General Motors, and Accura.

Here is our final report from Detroit.


Acura presented the all-new Acura NSX supercar. The production version of the NSX (the concept version made its debut in Detroit in 2012) is powered by a twin-turbocharged mid-engine and a three-electric motor hybrid system. The 3.7-liter V6 mid-engine delivers its power directly to the rear-axle, while the two electric engines power the front wheels of the NSX. A third electric motor is integrated between the engine and the transmission and primarily supports acceleration, braking, and transmission shifting performance. The power is transmitted via a 9-speed dual clutch transmission to the all-wheel drive system, which is called Sport Hybrid Super-Handling All Wheel Drive.



Acura builds the NSX at the company’s manufacturing center in Marysville, Ohio. Customers will be able to place their orders for the NSX in summer 2015 while the first deliveries are expected at the end of the year.


The Dearborn-based automaker debuted the all-new Ford GT and the Mustang Shelby GT350R, as well as the F-150 Raptor truck.

The Ford GT boasts a supercar design and serves as a technology showcase for Ford’s latest technology in performance, fuel economy, and carbon fiber light-weight construction. Its next-generation EcoBoost V6 engine produces more than 600 horsepower. The GT is scheduled for production in 2016 and will be the first of a total of 12 new Ford performance vehicles coming to the market by 2020.

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