2011 was not easy for automakers due to the ongoing economic crisis in Europe and the US. The economic turmoil affected the sales considerably but it did not affect manufacturers from releasing new vehicles. In 2011 we saw the launch of several vehicles at different auto shows throughout the year. Here is a list of 10 best cars from auto shows in 2011.
Manufactured by German automaker Mercedes, this car was launched at the Detroit Auto Show. This powerful car with an aggressive look is powered by four synchronous electric motors delivering a combined output of 526 hp and a total torque of 649 lb-ft. The electric motors are positioned near the wheels. This car with a sleek and stylish look can go from zero to 60 mph in 4 seconds.
This concept car featuring rear-wheel drive was unveiled at New York Auto Show. This car with a bold and dynamic look is powered by a 2.0 L engine with D4-S direct and port injection system of Toyota. This car sports 20-inches wheels and has motorcycle-style braking system. This car maintained good balance even at high speed. Toyota calls this car "Friggin really sweet."
Manufactured by Ford, the GTS Mustang features a prominent and attractive grille and redesigned fenders. Heat extractors are present in the hood to remove the heat from the engine and keep it cool. Powered by a 5.0 L V8 engine with an output of 420 horsepower, this car has got a highly attractive look. This car features new TrackApp technology developed by Ford, which helps the driver to monitor the quarter-mile times. The new LED signature lighting of this car is sleek and stylish.
This two-seater car with an aggressive look is the second incarnation of MRS/MR2 layout vehicles, which were discontinued by Japanese automaker Toyota in 2007. This car features all-wheel drive layout and is powered by a 3.5 L V6 engine with an output of 247 horsepower. This concept car sports both gasoline engine and an electric motor. The combined output of these two engines is 299 horsepower. This car can accelerate from zero to 60mph in under 5 seconds.
Jeep celebrated its 70th anniversary by unveiling some new models at the Detroit Auto Show. The 2011 Jeep Compass, 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee, 2011 Jeep Liberty and 2011 Jeep Wrangler launched during the show are set to find their place in the market and take the Jeep’s legacy forward. All these models are powered by strong engines and have aggressive look.
Named after an ancient Andean god of wind, the Pagani Huayra is powered by a 6.0 L bi-turbo V12 engine with an output of over 690 hp and it delivers 1000 lb-ft of torque. This car has got a cool and sexy look. This car can achieve a top speed of 370 kmh and needs only 3.3 seconds to go from zero to 62 mph.
Unveiled at the Geneva Auto Show, the Aventador LP700-4 is a hyper sports cars powered by a 12 cylinder, 6.5 L engine with an output of 700 hp. The extremely low body of this powerful car is made of carbon fiber. This car needs just 2.9 seconds to accelerate from zero to 100kmh. It can achieve a high speed of 350 kmh.
Manufactured by Italian automaker Ferrari, the Ferrari FF is designed by renowned automotive designer Pininfarina. Ferrari claims that this car is the fastest four seat vehicle in the world. Powered by a V12 direct injection engine with an output of 660bhp, this car can hit a high speed of 208mph. It can go from zero to 60 mph in 3.7 seconds.
This battery-powered two-seater features rear-wheel drive capabilities. The Honda EV-Ster has got a sleek exterior and a luxurious interior. This car is powered by a 10kWh lithium-ion battery with a maximum driving range of 160 kilometers. This car can hit a high speed of 160km/h and can accelerate from 0 to 100km/h in just 5 seconds.
Powered by a 6.4-liter Hemi V-8 with an output of 470 horsepower and maximum torque of 465 pound-feet, the 300 SRT8 is one of the most powerful cars launched in 2011. This car features standard five-speed automatic transmission, but Chrysler has announced that it will soon launch a model featuring eight-speed auto transmission.