Everything You Need To Know From The Detroit Auto Show - Day 3

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The media days for the Detroit Auto Show have wrapped up and most members of your Jalopnik staff are now headed home to their respective houses, apartments or vans down by the river. We still have some news and analysis from the big show coming up, but in the meantime, here's all the big reveals from Tuesday.


1st Gear: There Are Only 1,000 Copies Of The 2015 Subaru WRX STI You Really Want

Never fear, the 2015 Subaru WRX STI has an absurdly big wing on the back of it. It's nice, it's wonderful. But there's only one version that goes all the way with the WR Blue paint and beautiful gold wheels. And there are only going to be 1,000 of them so hurry your ass up?

2nd Gear: Acura Wants The New TLX To Be Like An Athlete And A Vault Or Some Shit


Quick! What two things do you want your luxury sports car to be like? A Cheetah and a jacuzzi? An arsonist and a waterslide? Wrong and wrong. According to Acura, it's a gymnast and a bank vault. And that's the essence of the new TLX prototype.

3rd Gear: Cadillac Might Build An ATS-V Coupe And It Won't Be Cheap


Here's a bunch of photographers surrounding the 2015 Cadillac ATS Coupe at the Detroit auto show. While they were taking pictures, I asked one of Caddy's top execs if an ATS-V was in the works. The short answer: Stay tuned.

4th Gear: The Infiniti Q50 Eau Rouge Has The Best Paint Job In Detroit


All jokes about the Infiniti Q50 Eau Rouge's press release beating-around-the-bush aside, the concept is a legitimately beautiful expression of the Red Bull race car in sedan form. It also has the best paint in Detroit.

5th Gear: The Lexus RC-F: Faster Than A Shelby Cobra, Maybe, I Dunno


Is the Lexus RC-F more powerful than the new BMW M4 coupe? Yes. Well, maybe. Probably. Is it lighter than the M4 coupe? Lexus didn't say. Is it at least as quick as a classic 427 Shelby Cobra? Lexus didn't say, but they did imply.

6th Gear: The Beetle Dune Concept Looks Fun But That's About It


7th Gear: Porsche Built A Robot That Lives In Your Car And Steals Your Roof


We've established that the new Porsche 911 Targa's automatically-retractable roof is bonkers; no one is disputing that. It's bonkers enough that it deserves this GIF so you can watch it, over and over again, until you're willing to do whatever it tells you. Here's the clever way it works.

8th Gear: Tesla's VP Laughed At Me When I Asked About Their Pickup Truck


Tesla's VP of Worldwide Sales and Service Jerome Guillen was kind enough to take questions after the least eventful press conference I've seen at the Detroit Auto Show, but he "does not know where rumors came from" about a utility or pickup from his company.

9th Gear: The Volvo V60 Is A Lovely Wagon That Now Gives You A Reason To Buy It


Volvo wagons have historically been popular among the environmentally conscious set, despite the fact they've never been that fuel efficient. Of course, that's what you get when you're powering such a heavy brick. But the 2015 Volvo V60 is different. Not only is it curvy and pretty, it's also very easy on gas.

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