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    NAIAS 2016 news with Lexus and Buick Coupes, new Lexus and new Mazda racer ...

    Today, the annual North American International Auto Show in Detroit kicked off with the first of the traditional press-preview days. Two rear-wheel drive Coupes took centre stage on the opening day. The finest of the pair is the Lexus LC 500. This all-new range-topping model is the first of a next generation platform, which combines a mix of sheet steel and carbon-fibre composite panels. The two-door, four-seater LC 500 is powered by the same 467 bhp V8 that powers the high-performance F models, which is mated to a 10-speed gearbox.
    Another striking coupe on display is the Avista Concept. It features an elegant two-door design, with a 400 bhp front-mounted engine that drives the rear wheels.
    With the Audi h-tron quattro concept and the Volkswagen GTE Active Concept, the Volkswagen Group showcased the way forward. The Audi is equipped with a hydrogen fuel-cell that powers electric motors mounted in the front and rear axle. The Tiguan-based show car has a TSI petrol engine, supported by a pair of electric motors.
    Caterham meanwhile revealed the Seven 620S. It offers the luxuries of the wider 'S' chassis with the most powerful, 310 bhp engine available in the Caterham range.
    Over the weekend, the revised Mazda Prototype celebrated its public debut during the 'Roar before the 24' test at Daytona. Compared to the car raced during the past two United SportsCar Championship seasons, the new-for-2016 version boasts a petrol- instead of a diesel-engine. This should allow the car to race at the sharp end of the field.

    Enjoy the links:

    2016 Audi h-tron quattro concept - Images, Specifications and Information

    2016 Buick Avista Concept - Images, Specifications and Information

    2016 Caterham 620S - Images, Specifications and Information

    2016 Lexus LC 500 - Images, Specifications and Information

    2016 Volkswagen Tiguan GTE Active Concept - Images, Specifications and Information

    2016 Mazda Prototype - Images, Specifications and Information
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    I have yet to fully delve into the NAIAS coverage, but it seems to be fairly limp this year. I suppose the last few years have had some big reveals and every year can't blow your socks off.

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