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Duel in Detroit: Acura, Ford unveil supercars at the 2015 Detroit auto show (pictures)

This year's Detroit auto show kicked off with a resounding bang, and the throaty roar of the Acura NSX and the Ford GT -- just two of the highly anticipated cars on display here in the Motor City.

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Ford GT

DETROIT -- Ford unveiled a successor to its already legendary Ford GT model  from 2005 and 2006, a midengine supercar, here at the Detroit auto show.

Read more about the new Ford GT.

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Ford GT

The new Ford GT takes advantage of the latest aerodynamics and driveline technology.

2005 Ford GT
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2005 Ford GT

The historic Ford GT was also on display in Detroit.

Acura NSX
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Acura NSX

Acura unveiled the highly anticipated new NSX at the 2015 Detroit auto show.

Acura NSX
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Acura NSX

Unlike the Ford GT, the new NSX uses a hybrid drivetrain and all-wheel drive.

Read more about the Acura NSX.

Alfa Romeo 4C Spider
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Alfa Romeo 4C Spider

Alfa Romeo came to Detroit with an open-top version of its sexy little 4C sport car.

Alfa Romeo 4C
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Alfa Romeo 4C

Alfa Romeo showed off the 4C Spider in conjunction with the $10 million 1967 Stradale, establishing some serious automotive history and credibility for a US audience.

Audi TT
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Audi TT

The  TT sat in a corner of Audi's booth.

Read more about the Audi TT.

Michelin man
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Michelin man

The Michelin man strolled around the Detroit auto show.

Dodge Viper
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Dodge Viper

Although not a new model, Dodge had its Viper on display.

Dodge Challenger T/A concept
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Dodge Challenger T/A concept

Dodge brought its Challenger T/A concept to the show, serving as a showcase of Mopar accessories.

Ford Shelby GT350R
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Ford Shelby GT350R

Ford had more to say about performance with the Shelby GT350R.

Ford F-150 Raptor
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Ford F-150 Raptor

For high-performance offroad driving, Ford had its newest F-150 Raptor.

Buick Avenir concept
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Buick Avenir concept

Buick showed off its future with the Avenir concept.

Infiniti Q60 concept
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Infiniti Q60 concept

Infiniti offered an almost fully realized look at its newest production coupe with the Q60 concept.

Read more about the Infiniti Q60 concept.

BMW M6
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BMW M6

BMW refreshed its 6-series model, bringing a high-performance M6 version to the floor.

Watch CNET's video of the new BMW 6-series.

BMW 650i convertible
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BMW 650i convertible

BMW bolstered its 6-series lineup with a four-door Gran Coupe and this 650i convertible version.

Watch CNET's video of the new BMW 6-series.

1975 BMW 3.0 CSL
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1975 BMW 3.0 CSL

BMW proved its performance bona fides with this 3.0 CSL from 1975.

Kia Sedona
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Kia Sedona

Kia fixed up one of its Sedona minivans as a carting carrier.

Porsche Panamera
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Porsche Panamera

Porsche had its Panamera leading the lineup, in advance of its introduction of the Cayenne Turbo S and the 911 Targa 4 GTS.

Mini Cooper John Cooper Works
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Mini Cooper John Cooper Works

If a Mini Cooper S isn't powerful enough for you, Mini has the new John Cooper Works version on display.

Mini Superlegger Vision
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Mini Superlegger Vision

Mini had its previously unveiled Superlegger Vision concept on display.

Chevrolet Bolt
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Chevrolet Bolt

Chevrolet went green, unveiling a concept electric car with a 200-mile range.

Read more about the Chevy Bolt.

Chevrolet Volt
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Chevrolet Volt

The Chevrolet Volt saw a much anticipated update, boasting more electric range and improved looks.

Buick Cascada
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Buick Cascada

Buick showed flair for fun with the convertible new model, Cascada.

Bentley Continental GT Speed Convertible
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Bentley Continental GT Speed Convertible

With an open top you can hear the growl of the exhaust in this performance version of Bentley's Continental Convertible.

BMW R nine T motorcycle
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BMW R nine T motorcycle

BMW reminded show goers that it also makes motorcycles.

Mercedes-AMG GT S
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Mercedes-AMG GT S

Mercedes-Benz launched its new Mercedes-AMG brand last year with this, the GT S.

AMG Petronas F1 W05 Hybrid
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AMG Petronas F1 W05 Hybrid

Mercedes-Benz brought its Formula 1 winner, the AMG Petronas F1 W05 Hybrid, to the Detroit show, along with the trophy it obtained in the 2014 season.

Audi Q7 E-tron Quattro
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Audi Q7 E-tron Quattro

Audi showed the drivetrain, but not the actual car, from its upcoming Q7 plug-in hybrid.

Stryker Infantry Vehicle
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Stryker Infantry Vehicle

Military hardware was on display on the lower level of the Cobo Center.

Maxxpro by Navistar
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Maxxpro by Navistar

This MRAP was designed to resist roadside explosives.

M2 A3 Bradley Fighting Vehicle
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M2 A3 Bradley Fighting Vehicle

An M2 A3 Bradley Fighting Vehicle rounded out the military hardware.

Local Motors Strati electric 3D printed car
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Local Motors Strati electric 3D printed car

Local Motors showed off how it can 3D print a car.

Read more about Local Motors' 3D printed cars.

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Replica Shelby 3D printed vehicle

Oak Ridge National Laboratory used 3D printing to build this Shelby body.

Honda FCV concept
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Honda FCV concept

Honda used its FCV concept to highlight the work it is doing on fuel cells and efficient engines.

Read more about the Honda FCV concept.

Audi Q7
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Audi Q7

Audi shows its strong tech hand with the new Q7.

Mercedes-AMG GLE63 S Coupe
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Mercedes-AMG GLE63 S Coupe

Mercedes-Benz included an AMG version of the new GLE-class it introduced in Detroit.

Mercedes-Benz F 015 Luxury in Motion
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Mercedes-Benz F 015 Luxury in Motion

Fresh from its introduction at CES 2015, the Mercedes-Benz F 015 concept found its place at the Detroit auto show.

Read more about the Mercedes-Benz F 015 Luxury in Motion concept.

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2016 Lincoln MKX

The 2016 Lincoln MKX also makes its debut, bringing the styling cues of the smaller MKC to the larger model.

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Volvo S60 Cross Country

Automakers constantly experiment with new niches. The new Volvo S60 Cross Country takes the sport sedan's chassis and raises it up a few inches for more ground clearance.

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Hyundai Santa Cruz concept

We really hope that Hyundai is serious about building this diesel-powered mashup of a compact crossover and a pint-size pickup truck.

Check out the Hyundai Santa Cruz concept.

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2016 Cadillac CTS-V

With 640 horsepower on tap, the new CTS-V is the most powerful model that Caddy has ever offered.

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