These Stealthy Supercars Slid Under The Radar At The Detroit Auto Show
The re-incarnation of the Ford GT and Acura NSX swept the stage at the North American International Auto Show this week, leaving some stellar machines including the Toyota FT-1, Infiniti Q60, Maserati Alfieri and Lexus GSF to escape detection, until now. (RELATED: The New Ford GT Is Detroit’s Sexiest Supercar Yet)
Toyota’s FT-1 concept was created for PlayStation’s Gran Turismo drivers, but was too hot for the company to leave on digital streets alone. (RELATED: Acura Puts The Sex Back In The NSX In Detroit)
The 2016 version of the spiritual successor to the legendary Supra sports a turbocharged 2.0-liter inline 4, complimented by two electric motors for a combined 450 horsepower and 480 pound-feet of torque. Capable of hitting 60 m.p.h. in less than 4 seconds, the “Future Toyota” caps out at a top speed of 180 m.p.h.
The FT-1 is expected to ship in late 2015 and price around $100,000. (RELATED: Cadillac Pulls The Curtain Back On Its Most-Powerful Model EVER In Detroit)
Infiniti’s Q60 isn’t expected to go into production for another two years, but when it does, it’ll come out of the factory with a 3.0-liter, twin-turbo V6 and seven-speed automatic transmission in a lightweight Alcantara and carbon fiber body. A stargazing-worthy glass roof tops it all off, though it might look more like Star Trek once you get it up to speed.
Nissan’s luxury brand is staying scarce on the specifics, but we should see a production-ready model next year.
Italian automaker Maserati’s 2016 concept coupe packs a base 3.0-liter V6, 404 horsepower into its oversized rear wheels, and gives buyers the option of upping it to 444 or 510. The latter two include a standard all-wheel drivetrain.
The rest of the details will accompany the Alfieri at its official debut in the Geneva Motor Show 2016.
Lexus added a high-powered sedan to its F performance lineup in the form of the 2016 GS F, which drops a 5.0-liter V8 with 467 horsepower into the luxury sport line. Drivers will have their choice of Normal, Eco, Sport and Sport S+ modes, the last of which is designed to be reserved for the track, though we doubt it’ll stay there.
The GS F will roll out to American luxury lots later this year with a price that has yet to be released.