I don’t care what anybody says. Cars are sexy.
Maybe not all of them. In fact, many of them are as sexy as the rear end of a cockroach. (Hello, Acura ZDX.)
But when a car truly brings its sexy, there’s no denying that it can conjure feelings of what it would be like to get inside and slam the pedal to the floor.
With the North American International Auto Show set to begin on January 11, I thought I’d take you behind the scenes and offer a sneak peek into some of the sexy power we can expect to come out of Detroit next week.
This one falls into the “I’ll believe it when we see it” category, mostly because my mom taught me that if something seems to good to be true, it probably is. And a 400-horsepower V8 supercar that gets 110 (!) miles per gallon seems too good to be true. Nonetheless, that’s what the Revenge Verde is said to deliver. It’s supposed to be at the show, but I’d give it a 50/50 chance of actually showing up.
2. Cadillac CTS-V Coupe
I like a sure thing, and the new super-coupe from Caddy is just that. Set to debut in Detroit, this baby sports 556 horses in a well-designed two-door body. I never thought I’d say this, but America could have the Europeans topped with this one.
3. Ford Mustang GT 5.0
Yeah, she’s over 50 years old, but there’s no denying this ‘Stang took a shot of beauty botox and is seducing young men around the country. Heck, I think I’m in love, too.
4. BMW Z4 sDrive35is
BMW’s naming strategy may be getting out of hand. I would have just called this delicious piece of goodness the Z4 M, because that’s exactly what it is. Compared with the “ordinary” Z4 sDrive35i, that added “s” on the end translates to 335 hp from a twin-turbocharged inline six and a 0-60 time of 4.7 seconds.
The trade-off of going to see this stunning new Ferrari is that you’ll also have to take in the offerings from Chrysler, since they are sharing a booth. Even with that sacrifice, seeing the latest from Maranello is worth it. After all, sometimes you have to make your way through the peasants to get to the queen.
Falling out of the sexy category, but still plenty exciting and cool, Detroit should also see the all-new unibody Ford Explorer, the third-gen Volkswagen Touareg, and the gussied-up GMC Acadia Denali. Expect pictures next week!
In the “most people think I’m sexy just because I’m expensive” category, the Bentley Mulsanne will make an appearance, too. I happen to think the Mulsanne looks like a swollen dead whale, which isn’t very sexy. But hey, to each his own.
We’ll keep you updated on the happenings from Detroit in the coming week!
Which of the cars listed here do you think is sexiest?