The new Ford GT takes advantage of the latest aerodynamics and driveline technology.
The historic Ford GT was also on display in Detroit.
Acura unveiled the highly anticipated new NSX at the 2015 Detroit auto show.
Alfa Romeo came to Detroit with an open-top version of its sexy little 4C sport car.
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.
The Michelin man strolled around the Detroit auto show.
Although not a new model, Dodge had its Viper on display.
Dodge brought its Challenger T/A concept to the show, serving as a showcase of Mopar accessories.
Ford had more to say about performance with the Shelby GT350R.
For high-performance offroad driving, Ford had its newest F-150 Raptor.
Buick showed off its future with the Avenir concept.
BMW proved its performance bona fides with this 3.0 CSL from 1975.
Kia fixed up one of its Sedona minivans as a carting carrier.
Porsche had its Panamera leading the lineup, in advance of its introduction of the Cayenne Turbo S and the 911 Targa 4 GTS.
If a Mini Cooper S isn't powerful enough for you, Mini has the new John Cooper Works version on display.
Mini had its previously unveiled Superlegger Vision concept on display.
The Chevrolet Volt saw a much anticipated update, boasting more electric range and improved looks.
Buick showed flair for fun with the convertible new model, Cascada.
With an open top you can hear the growl of the exhaust in this performance version of Bentley's Continental Convertible.
BMW reminded show goers that it also makes motorcycles.
Mercedes-Benz launched its new Mercedes-AMG brand last year with this, the GT S.
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 showed the drivetrain, but not the actual car, from its upcoming Q7 plug-in hybrid.
Military hardware was on display on the lower level of the Cobo Center.
This MRAP was designed to resist roadside explosives.
An M2 A3 Bradley Fighting Vehicle rounded out the military hardware.
Oak Ridge National Laboratory used 3D printing to build this Shelby body.
Audi shows its strong tech hand with the new Q7.
Mercedes-Benz included an AMG version of the new GLE-class it introduced in Detroit.
The 2016 Lincoln MKX also makes its debut, bringing the styling cues of the smaller MKC to the larger model.
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.
With 640 horsepower on tap, the new CTS-V is the most powerful model that Caddy has ever offered.