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Photo Highlights of 2013 Detroit Auto Show's New Model Car Debuts

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When the enormous screens power down, strobe lights are turned off and celebrities fly home, the 2013 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) will be remembered for its focus on the "driving experience" as reflected in these photo highlights of 2013 Detroit Auto Show New Model Car Debuts:

Bentley Continental GT Speed Convertible

Bentley Continental GT Speed Convertible at the 2013 Detroit Auto Show
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Bentley unveiled its Continental GT Speed Convertible to the world at the 2013 Detroit Auto Show. It is touted as the fasted four-seat convertible in the world and can reach 202 MPH. Its 616 Horsepower allows the car to accelerate from 0 to 60 MPH in 4.1 seconds. Other features include permanent All Wheel Drive, an eight-speed transmission, and a sports mode for enhanced performance. Additionally, a low suspension and rigid body give it great handling on corners.

Best of all, the Continental GT retains the signature luxury of the Bentley brand. Design elements include a chrome radiator grille, dark-tin aluminum finish and retro touches. The interior includes a distinctive diamond-quilted upholstery and some neat features, including a neck warmer to keep passengers comfortable when the top is down in cold weather.

Corvette C7

Seventh-Generation Corvette C7 at Russell Industrial Complex (1/13/13)
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In honor of the Corvette's 60th anniversary, Chevrolet introduced its seventh-generation Corvette at the 2013 Detroit Auto Show. The C7 will be built at the GM Assembly Plant in Bowling Green, Kentucky and will be available as a Stingray or higher-performance z51.

The C7 Stingray was designed to be aerodynamic and has an an aluminum frame. Combined with an estimated 450 horsepower, the car can accelerate from 0 to 60 MPH in less than four seconds. Other features include a V-8 engine, seven-speed manual transmission, and a revamped interior with lots of leather.

Note: You can test drive the new Stingray on Playstation with a free download.

Infiniti Q50

Infiniti Q50 at the 2013 Detroit Auto Show
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The all-new Infiniti Q50 was unveiled to the world at the 2013 Detroit Auto Show. It will replace Infiniti's G37 Sports Sedan in dealer showrooms in the summer of 2013. It will also be offered in a hybrid version.

The Q50 boasts some of the design elements that were included on the Essense Concept Car unveiled back in 2009. It has a low, wide base and distinctive exterior styling, including character lines that flow back from the front end's double arch grille.

The interior is roomier than the G37 and is trimmed in "Kacchu" aluminum and maple wood. It also boasts a lot of new technology, including dual touch screens and I-key technology that recognizes a driver's pre-set preferences. The Q50 will also include technology that enables the car to react before the driver for increased safety.

Lexus IS 350 F Sport

Lexus IS 350 F - Photo of Lexus IS 350 F at the 2013 Detroit Auto Show
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The Lexus IS 350 F Sport was revealed to the world at the 2013 Detroit Auto Show and is due to hit dealer showrooms in mid 2013. The IS has a totally revamped exterior and interior. The Lexus spindle-grille is the centerpiece of the design as it sets the car's character lines. The car has a wide, powerful stance and a long wheelbase that allows the cabin to be positioned closer to the rear of the vehicle. The IS also has a newly designed headlamp cluster.

The interior of the Lexus IS is designed to enhance the driving experience with a lower, more ergonomic driving position and a highly adjustable steering wheel. The longer wheelbase allows more space in the back seat and trunk. In addition, the IS has several high-tech safety features, including radar that can detect vehicles in the car's blind spots.
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