The 2015 North American International Auto Show in Detroit opens to the public on 17 January. The Ford Motor Company is unveiling the exciting new GT, a lightweight, carbon fibre, high-performance supercar. Mercedes-Benz is showing off an autonomous electric concept car that takes the idea of a self-driving vehicle to a new, luxurious level. At the other end of the scale, Local Motors is launching the world's first 3D-printed car.
IBTimesUK presents some of the new cars and experimental concept vehicles unveiled at the show. The Ford GT, a lightweight, carbon fibre high-performance supercar with a twin-turbocharged 3.5-litre EcoBoost V6 engine that produces more than 600 horsepower Reuters/Getty Images The Porsche 911 Targa 4 GTS packs 430 horsepower and promises 0-to-60mph acceleration in 4.1 seconds Rebecca Cook/Reuters The Mercedes-Benz F015 autonomous electric concept car takes the idea of a self-driving car to a new, luxurious level. The car resembles a silver capsule and the roomy, lounge-like interior is loaded with high-resolution touch screens and offers an adjustable seating system with four rotating chairs Jewel Samad/AFP John B Rogers, CEO and founder of Local Motors, unveils the world's first 3D-printed car, the Strati. The two-seat car can go up to 25 miles per hour. Local Motors prints the car's frame and panels out of carbon fibre-infused plastic. It takes about 44 hours to print one Strati. Then it's outfitted with an electric car battery, motor and suspension from Renault Mark Blinch/Reuters The 2015 Acura NSX. With a twin-turbocharged V-6 engine and a three-electric motor hybrid system, it promises total power output of more than 550 horsepower Mark Blinch/Reuters The Alfa Romeo 4C coupe Scott Olson/Getty Images The 2015 Alfa Romeo 4C Spider, a convertible version of the 4C coupe with a removable carbon-fibre hard top. The Spider and the 4C will be difficult to get, as FiatChrysler says only 3,000 will be built by hand in Italy, and fewer than half of those will be convertibles Rebecca Cook/Reuters The BMW M6 performance coupe Jewel Samad/AFP The BMW 650i Convertible Jewel Samad/AFP The Chevrolet Bolt, a concept electric car that will probably go on sale in about two years Rebecca Cook/Reuters The Buick Cascada is the brand's first convertible in 25 years. It has an insulated soft top that can be opened in 17 seconds with the car travelling at up to 31 miles per hour. It also has a turbocharged 200 horsepower engine and a safety system that deploys rollover protection bars behind the rear seats if the car detects that a crash is possible Jewel Samad/AFP The Buick Avenir Concept Jewel Samad/AFP The Hyundai Santa Cruz concept Bill Pugliano/Getty Images The Volkswagen Cross Coupe GTE concept vehicle, a plug-in hybrid SUV Mark Blinch/Reuters The Mini John Cooper Works Hardtop, which is billed as the fastest Mini ever Scott Olson/Getty Images The Infiniti Q60 Concept Bill Pugliano/Getty Images A 2015 Bentley Mulsanne Speed is prepared for the show Rebecca Cook/Reuters The GAC GS4 Compact SUV by Chinese carmaker Guangzhou Automobile Bill Pugliano/Getty Images The Audi Q3 Geoff Robins/AFP The Audi Q7, a plug-in hybrid version of its SUV, which mates an electric battery to a diesel engine Geoff Robins/AFP The Ford Raptor pickup truck Mark Blinch/Reuters The 2016 Toyota Tacoma pickup truck Mark Blinch/Reuters The 2016 Nissan Titan pickup truck Mark Blinch/Reuters