Detroit Motor Show – The Return of the Ford GT

Detroit Motor Show

This month saw the launch of the hotly anticipated car show of the year, returning to the home of muscle cars and everything four wheeled and powerful, the Detroit Motor show in motor city. Detroit has always been the home of the car industry especially for America. The working mans hero, drag racing Camaro’s and Mustang between the lights, is the heart and soul of Detroit city. However, today the city as fallen, with car manufacturers moving from the city and the centre, which had a damaging impact on the city. A sad sight for all car lovers, and many love to see the city get back to its former glory, so to see the annual detroit motor show kicking the 2015 year off, is a special sight to see.

Here at Reforma we took a look at what the show served, with a high expectation for power, muscle and some crazy concept cars to set 2015 off on a high.

Ford GT

Undoubtedly the star of the Detroit motor show was the Ford GT. The Ford Gt is the iconic hero imagined with Detroit city, the two go hand in hand in the American auto world. Ford teased an image GT which raged a buzz of excitement. With the last Ford GT40 being a huge success, the new concept would have a lot to live upto. When the covers were finally pulled back a stunning sculpture laid waiting in electric blue, fully fitting of the titles, muscle car and concept car. The new GT has some styling cues reminiscent of the of the original model but dramatically restyled as a modern futuristic ‘ultra high performance supercar’ as Ford is describing it. Thinking of this car as a re-invention of the GT40 (like the last model) you will feel a little disappointed. However approaching this as a futuristic, super car world beater by the Ford Gt department, and this vehicle is dramtically exciting, taking the working mans representative to the fight with the Europeans such as Lambo and Ferrari. The Ford is pure power, with the company claiming will be one of the greatest power to weight ratio, production vehicles available today. With a 600bhp twin turbo, V6 eco-boost engine we can’t wait to hear how the sounds matches up to the crazy styling of this beautiful beast. Deservedly the star of the Detroit motor show.
Detroit Motor Show

Acura NSX

Acura released the production ready version of their NSX. The long awaited production car since the 2013 concept was revealed was met with mixed reactions. Many fans of the NSX brand, were happy to see the Acura back on the road in such power form, boasting figures north of 550 bhp with the twin turbocharged V6, all combined with three electric motors. A few were a little disappointed with the NSX, in areas it seems a little fussy and over styled, with one too many vents (tops of the bonnet, and front quarter panel). Acura claim an amazing soundtrack to match the angular styled supercar. Orders are already coming in with expected delivery later on in the year.
Detroit Motor Show

Hyundai Santa Cruz

Detroit Motor Show
It wouldn’t be an American, Detroit motor show without some pickup trucks on offer and there were plenty in sight for people to get into theme of the motor show. The Nissan Titan and Toyota Tacoma took honourable mentions in our pick of the bunch. Both commanded a power, presence and capable practicality, only achievable by a pick up truck. However the clear winner, was the outrageous looking beast which was the Hyundai Santa Cruz concept. The pick up driver of the future was the clear user in minded for this crossover truck concept, with a futuristic metal satin finish on the body work, an abundance of details scatted around the car with a citrus accent colours themed all around the car definitely stood out at the show. The truck definitely felt modern, and is the type of beast you’d turn off the road for to get out of the way of.
Detroit Motor Show

Mercedes Luxury in Motion

Detroit Motor Show
Mercedes definitely took the crown for most conceptual looking car at the Detroit motor show with their all-new F 015 Luxury in Motion concept. Mercedes describes the interesting concept as a “self driving luxury sedan”, tackling the issue of what will future luxury, particularly interior luxury, look like once autonomous cars are widely accepted on the roads. The interior boasts some interesting forms, with a social emphasis on the seating layout, with all seats facing eachother, and the driver positon 180 degree changeable for different driving modes. Projected large interfaces on the interior offer technology social activites amongst all the passengers inside. The exterior is just as crazy/interesting. Not stading on any kind of proportions we have seen before, with a long sweeping line from front to rear. Mercedes is clearly showing they are thinking all about ‘tomorrow’ and where we will be.
Detroit Motor Show

These were just some of our favourite picks of the show. It was definitely a fantastic start to the year at the Detroit motor show, and leads into a very exciting 2015. Let us know what you think of our choices and if there was any others you would like to have seen on our list.

Reforma at Autosport International Show

Autosport Show Blog Reforma

Autosport International takes place at the Birmingham NEC Arena, taking place over 4 full days for both Trade and the General Public.

Businesses from all over the UK and throughout the world set up display stands to show off the work they can do, offering their skills, products and services.

82,400 people visited the 2014 show, from 63 countries visiting over 600 exhibitors. This is an impressive event!

Aston Martin James Bond Spectre

It was great to see the Top Gear Rally Car as seen at Wales Rally GB 2014. Our designer Shabaz Bashir, created the design for a Top Gear competition, which we won – and the design was wrapped onto the Top Gear Hyundai i20! There was an impressive Wales Rally GB stand at Autosport, with the TG Rally Car prominently placed.

Another impressive stand was the MG stand, featuring a miniature racing circuit with remote control race cars, for up to 15 people to race against each other, with a commentator helping things along. Our friends at Ginetta had a large stand displaying their vehicles and racing information.

Overall the show was excellent, and we’ll be attending again in 2016!

Aston Martin vs Jaguar | James Bond Spectre

Aston Martin James Bond Spectre

At the end of 2014 we heard the launch of the new James Bond Spectre movie, which will hit the big screens later this year in November 2015. With a new all star cast such as, Christoph Waltz, Andrew Scott, Dave Batista, Monica Bellucci and Lea Saydoux. . . . .but the start of the show has to be the all new Aston Martin DB10. The Aston Martin DB10 was built specifically for Bond. Aston Martin Design Chief, Marek Reichman worked closely with the film’s director Sam Mendes, to create the ultimate car for the Bond franchise.
Aston Martin James Bond Spectre

The DB10 is aimed at being ‘the poster car for every boy watching James Bond for the first time’ much like the DB5 was as the original iconic Bond car. The DB10 is a pure, simple and honest Aston Martin like the original DB5, but still manages to pull off futuristic aesthetics. The star of the new Bond film feels like a nod towards the future of what we can expect to see on the road from Aston martin. However, the DB10 will be a limited production run of just 10 cars, three of which have been built so far.
Aston Martin James Bond Spectre

Just when we thought things couldn’t get any better, with the stunning Aston Martin Db10 being the stare of an all new bond film . . . rumours started to circulate over which car exactly would be announced for the ‘villain’ of the movie. With the recent brand slogan ‘good to be bad’, it’s no surprise all eyes are directed towards Jaguar with the rumours circulating over a second stunning car in the movie.

There’s no officially confirmation from Jaguar over staring in the new bond movie but didn’t deny anything either, only confirming that a official announcement will be made in 2015. The stunning Jaguar CX-75 is set to take to the big screen head to head against the Aston Martin. The news of the Jaguar came just a few weeks after the officially confirmation of the Aston Martin, and many are looking forward to seeing which car outshines the other on the big screen, with debates already circling amongst fans, over which is there favourite.

Aston Martin James Bond Spectre

This would not be the first time one of Bond’s villains has driven a Jaguar. In the 2006 Bond movie, Casino Royal the Jaguar XJ shows up in the final scene, and which Bond fan can forget the incredible ice battle between the Aston Martin Vanquish and Jaguar XKR in the 2002 Die Another Day.
James Bond Spectre

Hopefully in the weeks to come Jaguar and Bond Spectre can confirm details more, however until then we can only sit, wait and build our excitement for an epic battle between Aston Martin Db10 and the Jaguar CX-75.