Detroit Motor Show 2014: the 7 coolest cars in the show

Audi Allroad Shooting Brake

Audi’s Allroad Shooting Brake is another concept car significant mainly for how its design language might be recalled in future models. The next TT will almost certainly borrow heavily from what you see above, albeit with the Allroad bits shorn off, obviously.

Aside from that, the Shooting Brake is noteworthy because it’s an E-Tron hybrid with a 510-mile range but also Quattro four-wheel drive and the ability to go from 0 to 62mph in 4.6 seconds.

It's almost as exciting as the Audi Sport Quattro Laserlight unveiled at CES 2014 a couple of weeks back.

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Ford Mustang 1 Concept

We know, we know: this one isn’t a new car, but it is a concept being shown off at this year’s Detroit Show. The Mustang, that most American of cars, is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, and Ford has brought back its original Mustang concept (first seen in 1962) to celebrate that fact. And in the company’s home town, no less.

The first production Mustang actually looks very different to this concept, which features a sloping bonnet and pop-up lights. There’s something distinctly Jetsons-esque about it – an early '60s musing on what a futuristic muscle car might look like.

Porsche 911 Targa

The only model we’ve picked which isn’t a concept, the 2014 Porsche 911 Targa harks back to the original 1967 Targa – a compromise between the safety and stability of a hardtop coupé and the excitement of a cabriolet – by featuring a removeable roof and metal-plated rollbar.

It will be available in four-wheel drive Carrera 4 and 4S variants, the latter costing US$117,195 and going from 0 to 60mph in 4.2 seconds.

[Via: Autocar]

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