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2015 Detroit Auto Show – Preview
Posted on 01.12.2015 07:30 by Jonathan Lopez
As we bid farewell to 2014 in a flurry of champagne toasts and fireworks, we also look forward to the promises and possibilities of a new year. No, we aren’t talking about another shot at those broken resolutions. We’re talking about the 2015 Detroit Auto Show, also known as the North American International Auto Show, scheduled to kick off January 12, 2015. Considered by many to be the most important industry event this side of the Atlantic, we’ve already been treated to a multiplicity of rumors, teases, and full reveals ahead of the big sheet pulls. All the leading manufacturers will make an appearance, and as the first major press gathering of year, you can be sure there will be plenty of huge announcements and surprises in store.
Where is it and when is it?
The 2015 Detroit Auto Show will be held at the Cobo Center, which is located at One Washington Blvd. in downtown Detroit, MI. The show is open to the public January 17th through the 25th. Tickets cost $13 per adult, $7 for seniors and children, and are available for purchase here .
Transportation to the center is available via the Detroit People Mover, an elevated rail system that makes connections to restaurants, bars, and other downtown attractions for $0.75 per passenger. Click here to view the railway schedule and route. Alternatively, parking is available at the Joe Louis Arena at 900 West Jefferson, the Cobo Roof Deck at 625 West Congress, and the Millennium Garage at 432 West Congress. Discounted airfare to the show is available via Delta – learn more here. The weather in Detroit at this time of the year is very cold, with highs expected at 33 degrees F and lows around 20 degrees F, so dress appropriately.
Press Conferences and Events
With several days of press action in the lead up to public access, there is a LOT going on. These are the critical reveals, when automakers finally spill the official beans on that model you’ve been waiting so long to hear about, plus the industry events, where emerging trends are discussed and the best are recognized with awards. Check these lists to make sure you stay up to date on the latest news from Detroit, and stay tuned to TopSpeed for all the important tidbits:
Building on the already potent GT350 that made its debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show in November 2014, the R is expected to be lighter, faster, and tuned specifically for track usage. We presume there to be bigger aero on the outside, six-point harnesses on the inside, and even more power from the naturally aspirated, 5.2-liter V-8, which already rolls out over 500 horsepower and 440 pound-feet of torque in the non-R trim GT350. According to Road Track. you should also expect a six-speed manual and a specially tuned limited-slip differential. We’re thinking 0-to-60 mph in less than four seconds, not to mention handling capability heretofore unseen in a Mustang.