Driving just got a whole lot better.
We love our trucks, SUVs and family cars. They are practical, capable and do a lot for us. But nothing gives you power and freedom like a sports car.
The real showstoppers at the auto show this year are the muscle cars. Crowds surrounded the Mustang Shelby GT-500, the Toyota Supra, the Subaru STI S209, the Hyundai Veloster N and the Lexus LC convertible concept.
Mustang Shelby GT500
Toyota finally – finally!– brought back its most iconic car, the Supra, which it revealed at the Detroit Auto Show. Fans have been waiting for this for years (since the 1990’s) and for good reason: The Supra was the pinnacle of the Toyota spirit of easy-to-own, fun-to-drive cars in a lovely sports car package.
The 2020 model is co-engineered with BMW (the underpinnings of the Supra are shared with the BMW Z4) but the details are fine-tuned by Toyota. Look for this one to be zipping along the highways in early 2020.
WRS Sti S209
Subie fans will love this one: Subaru takes what its engineers learned on the track developing systems for its other models and for its motorsports division and put it into the STI– which stands for Subaru Technica International– S209 model. The S209 is wider, faster and better tuned for track and sport driving. Look for this model to start competing in pro racing and zipping around town in 2020.
2019 Hyundai Veloster N
This one can be yours today: Hyundai’s sport tuned Veloster N. Veloster has long been a favorite of drivers who love hot hatchbacks. After adding tuning and turbo in prior models, Hyundai finally went all in with the N, offering 275 horsepower and a price tag of $29,000.
Lexus LC Convertible
This open air roadster is simply stunning. The LC convertible concept features a white leather interior with gold accent stitching- a ride fit for a queen! It is stunning from every angle and its 22-inch wheels are a reminder of the car’s power and performance potential.
“This concept takes the unmistakable design of the LC coupe and reimagines it as a future convertible,” said Tadao Mori, Chief Designer of the LC Convertible concept. “It blends all the best aspects of the original coupe with the dynamic design of an open-air convertible.”
While the LC Convertible is a concept, we have a suspicion that it will come to market as a production car. And we simply cannot wait.