The 2010 Detroit Motor Show opened its doors yesterday with Porsche stealing the limelight from the American manufacturers.
Porsche unveiled its jaw-dropping 756bhp race car – the Porsche 918 RSR.
Bearing the number 22, the 918 RSR pays tribute to the Porsche 917 which won the Le Mans 24 Hours in 1971.
At Le Mans, the 1971 car averaged a staggering speed of 138mph – a record held for nearly 40 years until Audi beat it last year.
Porsche has fitted the 918 RSR with a V8 race-car engine boasting 563bhp and added two electric motors to turn the German car into a 760bhp racer.
Also on show in Detroit is the new Mini Paceman concept – the latest derivative from the BMW-owned British-based company.
Described as a ‘Sports Activity Coupe’ the niche model, the Paceman is based on the recent Countryman and is expected to go into production next year.
BMW showcased its new 6 Series and 1 Series while Cadillac had its CTS-V race car on display.
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