1. Lincoln took their inspiration for the Navigator Concept from luxury yachts and sailboats which is actually where the Storm Blue paint came from. The gull wings and step ladder definitely won’t make it past the concept stage, but the rest probably won’t change much come production.
2.For me this was the coolest display at the show; Nissan brought a collection of Skylines to celebrate the launch of the “new” GT-R. My favorite has to be the ’69 2000 GT-R, but I wouldn’t complain if someone dropped an R34 off at my place.
3. The new Shelby Mustang GT-H. Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the “Rent-A-Racer” program Ford, Hertz and Shelby came together to develop 140 special edition Mustangs. Black and gold like the originals, special badging, exhaust and suspension upgrades.
4. Acura debuted their new GT3 spec NSX race car. It’s sporting the same twin turbo V6 as the production car, sans hybrid. Acura plans to run the NSX GT3 full time in North America next year.
5. Honda showed their new Civic based Global Rallycross car. It’s got 600 horsepower, AWD and it will hit 60 in less than 2 seconds. The Civic was developed in partnership with Red Bull and champion-winning race team Olsbergs MSE. Drivers will be Sebastian Eriksson and Joni Wiman.
6. Alfa’s 33 Stradale is actually the sexiest car ever made.
7. Chevy pulled the sheet on the ZL1 rag top, which while not quite as sporting as the coupe it certainly is just as pretty. Ford needs an answer, and FAST.
8. Toyota brought along Denny Hamlin’s 2016 Daytona 500 winning car, only they didn’t actually bring Hamlin’s car. NASCAR has a new mandatory digital dash for the 2016 season, the supposed 2016 Daytona 500 winning car still featured analog gauges. Not cool boys.
9. The torque vectoring rear diff of the Focus RS cut open. Who doesn’t love cut-aways.
10. The Miata hardtop accentuates the roadsters lines. I wish Mazda would build a true coupe because a proper hardtop with those proportions would be downright sexy and downright capable to boot.