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2004 Detroit Auto Show  
User currently offlineCaptaingomes From Canada, joined Feb 2001, 6413 posts, RR: 55
Posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 1907 times:

Well, the time is near! The Detroit Auto Show will open its doors to the public in a few days, and I'm getting excited. So far, there have been some very cool debuts, and other vehicles that were recently shown elsewhere. I will post some of those right here. Feel free to post some others as well and also feel free to discuss which vehicles impress you the most.


Porsche Boxster S 50th Anniversary Edition

This Porsche is looking amazing! Too bad they charge an arm and a leg for options. But in my opinion, this is still the roadster to beat.





Mazda MX-Micro Sport Concept

This Mazda has some interesting details. Practical, good looking, and funky.





Volkswagen Concept T Offroad Coupe

This is a really cool concept, but looks too weird to be taken seriously. I'd love to see a refined, production ready version.







Audi A8 W 12

Preview of Audi's new "waterfall" grille. Looks nice. W12 must pull like a train!




Audi Le Mans Quattro Concept

Shown elsewhere previously, but first time in North America. Based on the Lamborghini Gallardo.






Audi S4 Cabriolet

Also the first time in North America.





Nissan Actic Concept

Weird. Renault's influence on Nissan is apparant.





2006 Lincoln Mark LT

Lincoln failed with the Blackwood, but they wont give up! Looks infinitely better than the Escalade, but I still don't understand this niche.






Jeep Rescue

Jeep has concepts every year, and they hardly ever make it into production. Do the engineers have anything better to do? Or are the bean counters shelving every project?





Lincoln Aviator Concept

An SUV for Superfly???  Big grin







Lincoln Mark X

Nah, this is Superfly's next convertible.





I had other vehicles in this thread where the pictures wouldn't work. I'll repost them another time maybe, or some of you can do that yourselves. These vehicles were ...

Ford Bronco Concept
Pintiac Solstice ... really really nice vehicle
Chevrolet Nomad
Toyota FTX
VW V10 TDI Touareg
VW Concept R
Honda SUT ... repulsive!
Saturn Curve Concept ... the first interesting Saturn


"it's kind of like an Airbus, it's an engineering marvel, but there's no sense of passion" -- J. Clarkson re: Coxster
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User currently offlineBruno From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 853 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 1900 times:

That Lincoln Mark X is sick!
I love that car already!
As for the other Lincolns, yikes! That Jeep looks cool but I think the current Rubicon is an awesome Jeep.
That VW looks like it could be killed with a bottle of raid.



I support the women’s movement up and down!
User currently offlineGreg From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 1893 times:

Of interesting note:

Porsche is trying to get some testosterone injections into the Boxster since it has become mainly a "woman's" Porsche (men are buying the 911---rightly, so!). They feel that if they can butch it up, then sales will increase accordingly (don't flame me, Porsche is the source).

Audi A8W12 has already been approved for production. The waterfall grill will be the standard on all new Audi developments--although not as dramatic as the one pictured (which looks out of scale). I think Automobile magazine last month had an article on the W12 and the new SUV. Oddly--and you wouldn't think this--the waterfall grill looks great on the next gen TT.

Lincoln has already shelved the Aviator and will concede the middle market to Ford (this was released last week). They have not given a date on the termination--but I imagine that some great deals can be made on the current Aviator.

Just my automotive $.02.


User currently offlineStretch 8 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 2568 posts, RR: 16
Reply 3, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 1883 times:

At the DC auto show last week, I was wowed by the concept Chevy Bel Air. the Lincoln Mark X above is impressive!

Good to see that the Detroit show has become a major international event, ala Frankfurt, Tokyo, etc. But too many "rice rockets," in my opinion.



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User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29813 posts, RR: 58
Reply 4, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 1862 times:

That Jeep looks like the bastard offspring of a Jeep Liberty and a Hummer H2.


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User currently offlineSpacepope From Vatican City, joined Dec 1999, 2969 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 1842 times:

I think I'll pop on by for a visit on saturday. I hope it won't be as bad as last year. So crowded, it was like a keg party without any beer.


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User currently offlineDash8King From Canada, joined Nov 2001, 2743 posts, RR: 10
Reply 6, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 1837 times:

The Lincoln Mark will do well I think, much like the F-150 Lariat. I think it is one sexy truck and if I had 70,000 that was to heavy for my pocket well I would probably buy one. I would love to see the Bronco if you could post it, Bronco's and Tahoes are my favourite SUV's.

User currently offlineAirplay From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 1831 times:

Its nice to see less SUV/Truck and more environmentally friendly vehicles. Last years show was disapointing that way...

User currently offlineCaptaingomes From Canada, joined Feb 2001, 6413 posts, RR: 55
Reply 8, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 1823 times:

Spacepope, I have learned the hard way not to go on the weekends to the show, and not on the holiday Monday that affects the show. It is incredibly crowded on any of those days. What I do is get there between 10 and 11am on a weekday, and that way I'm not fighting crowds as much.

I will try to find other sources for the other vehicles tomorrow and post those pictures. The offerings at this year's show seems quite varied. I am really excited about going.



"it's kind of like an Airbus, it's an engineering marvel, but there's no sense of passion" -- J. Clarkson re: Coxster
User currently offlineSushka From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 4784 posts, RR: 15
Reply 9, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 1821 times:

That VW looks like a toy car.  Smile
The Aviator looks like a minivan.
The Lincoln Mark X is too ugly.

I'll take the Audis!



Pershoyu Spravoyu Litaki!
User currently offlineJAL777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 1817 times:

OMG!!! That Audi A8L W12 looks freaking amazing!!!!!  Wow!

User currently offlineCaptaingomes From Canada, joined Feb 2001, 6413 posts, RR: 55
Reply 11, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 1815 times:

JAL, I agree! And think about this ... that grille is somewhat tacked on. The new A6 to be introduced this year will incorporate that grille with everything else new too. I predict the new A6 will be one stunning vehicle when it comes out. Hopefully it will finally get the respect it deserves against its German competitors (E Class and 5 Series).


"it's kind of like an Airbus, it's an engineering marvel, but there's no sense of passion" -- J. Clarkson re: Coxster
User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 40029 posts, RR: 74
Reply 12, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 1808 times:

I am IN LOVE with that Lincoln Mark X Convertible!  Wow!

It's about time damn it!


Ford needs to FIRE the young DIP$H!T that wants a luxury/truck (Blackwood).
Send that idiot back to GM, BMW, Lexus or ware ever the hell they come from!
No true Ford personel would do such harm.

Do you have any specs on the engine of the Mark 10?

I hope Ford drops in the existing Triton V10 but with 4 valves per cylinder giving the car 400HP off the line.

They better not use the 4.6!



Bring back the Concorde
User currently offlineBOEING747-700 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 1805 times:

Nuno, when are you going?

User currently offlineVonRichtofen From Canada, joined Nov 2000, 4634 posts, RR: 36
Reply 14, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 1794 times:

What's with all the VW/Audi, Lincoln, Chrysler pics? You know we're all waiting to see what KIA has to offer!!  Big grin  Big grin


Word
User currently offlineGreg From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 1778 times:

Then X will be a loser..just as the Thunderbird was.
I'm betting it's being built on the same platform.
And will succeed just like the other.....!
Plus, it's just plain dog ugly with that Cheshire Cat grill.


User currently offlineCaptaingomes From Canada, joined Feb 2001, 6413 posts, RR: 55
Reply 16, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 1771 times:

Kris, I'll post other pics later! There are a couple more VW's on the way though.  Big thumbs up

Jordan, I'm going either Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday next week. Leaving before 6am, and back around midnight. It depends on weather, school, work, etc etc.



"it's kind of like an Airbus, it's an engineering marvel, but there's no sense of passion" -- J. Clarkson re: Coxster
User currently offlineMerC From Sweden, joined Dec 2003, 590 posts, RR: 2
Reply 17, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 1769 times:

Someone please give me a ticket to Detroit Big grin


It's Scandinavian
User currently offlineBOEING747-700 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 1764 times:

Well if you go Thursday let me know... Big grin

User currently offlineRacko From Germany, joined Nov 2001, 4857 posts, RR: 20
Reply 19, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 1760 times:

Audi A8L W12 6.0 simply rules.

What an amazing car...




User currently offlineBruno From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 853 posts, RR: 3
Reply 20, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 1759 times:

Racko


That car is boring but I'd love to have the lady in it!  Big thumbs up



I support the women’s movement up and down!
User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 40029 posts, RR: 74
Reply 21, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 1746 times:

I'd like to snatch her out of that Audi/bmw and show her the back seat of a real car.  Smokin cool Big grin


1974 Chrysler Imperial

I am sure 747-451 would agree.  Smile

[Edited 2004-01-08 05:32:51]


Bring back the Concorde
User currently offlineDash8King From Canada, joined Nov 2001, 2743 posts, RR: 10
Reply 22, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 1730 times:

I took a look at the Bronco, I think I will stick with the 96'.

User currently offlineCaptaingomes From Canada, joined Feb 2001, 6413 posts, RR: 55
Reply 23, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 1713 times:

Mr. King, I too didn't like the Bronco Concept much. Ford is going far too retro. Does this mean there isn't a future with Ford? They must look to the past? Even the Mustang, which I thought was a knockout, is annoying me a bit too. I don't like the rear quarter windows on the production car. Also, as spectacular the Ford GT is in its own right, why does it have to be such a rip-off of the original GT40?

Anyways, I still have to post more pics!



"it's kind of like an Airbus, it's an engineering marvel, but there's no sense of passion" -- J. Clarkson re: Coxster
User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 40029 posts, RR: 74
Reply 24, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 1708 times:

Any word on the Lincoln Continental concept with suicide doors?

That Mark X looks a lot like the Mark IX concept.



Bring back the Concorde
25 Post contains links and images Captaingomes : Also to be revealed at the Detroit Auto Show is the Mercedes E320 CDI diesel. http://www.prnewswire.com/cgi-bin/micro_stories.pl?ACCT=638221&TICK=NAIA
26 Post contains images Superfly : I like that new Dodge Magnum and Chrysler 300N. It's about time they got back to the V8 Rear-wheel drive market. Those M-body Grand Fury/Diplomat/Fith
27 Superfly : What does this Bronco look like?
28 Post contains images Captaingomes : Here it is ... I've seen better pics though, but I guess these will do for now.
29 Post contains images Superfly : Looks like a Honda Pilot with balls! As long as it doesn't get that disgusting plastic cladding this is a decent looking SUV. I am sure it will grow o
30 Captaingomes : Superfly, the Lincoln Mark X is definitely nice. It's very American, which is great! Lincoln with their concepts are not trying to be something else.
31 BH346 : I haven't had time to look through it all but there's some pretty neat cars in there and as usual some that are...well, they just make you wonder what
32 Post contains images N312RC : Nice to see Ford is on the right track.. Two of my favorite new Fords: All-New Ford Freestyle XUV 2005 Ford Mustang I also like the GT (of course) and
33 Post contains images Srbmod : When I first saw the Bronco concept, I thought of this vehicle:
34 Captaingomes : Superfly, I think you will be disappointed. The Lincoln Mark X is likely go be put into production. But it will be based on the same platform as the L
35 N766UA : Holy crap, all of Fords production cars look EXACTLY the same! Even that new Lincoln truck is just an F-150 with a new grille. That Jeep looks like th
36 Post contains images Superfly : Captaingomes: It should be powered by the 280 hp 3.9 V8. WHY?!?!?! They are so close yet still off the Mark! A Lincoln buyer does not want a high-revi
37 Captaingomes : Captaingomes: It should be powered by the 280 hp 3.9 V8. WHY?!?!?! Easy there! LOL. I didn't make myself clear. I was quoting the article when it said
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