For the past 23 years, WardsAuto has published a list of the 10 best engines available for the upcoming model year. In an industry where reviews are more and more dominated by instrument tests, where cars are differentiated by tenths (if not hundredths) of a second on a drag strip and by tenths (if not hundredths) of a g-force on a skid pad, Ward’s list is based on objective, but also delightfully subjective, data.
The 2013 North American International Auto Show, informally known as the Detroit Auto Show, opens to the media on January 14.
This is a big one, friends, with hotly anticipated debuts coming from BMW, Chevrolet, Mercedes-Benz, Infiniti, Lexus and more.
Chevy could steal the show, for better or worse, with its new C7 Corvette (rendering above). Whether it stuns or disappoints, you can count on epic media coverage of America’s supercar. Ford, by contrast, will show up with a new van called the Transit. Yawn. Come on, guys, where’s the next iteration of the great GT!?
Keep reading for a quick look at what’s in store from Detroit!