2013 Shanghai Auto Show: Top Five Rides from China
It may not be the biggest and brightest, but the Shanghai Auto Show sure knows how to bring in some goods. With a similar market to North American realm, we tend to witness cars that would most normally be seen here on US soil; SUVs, sedans, etc. But Shanghai is much more than that. Automakers from all around the world are introducing to the emerging market some of their most intuitive and creative ideas to date. From a few sharp looking SUVs, to a host of high-powered supercars- the whole shabangabang.
We picked five of our favorites to grace the stage in Shanghai: 5. Nissan Friend-Me Concept
Although it may be the sorriest attempt to appeal to the millennial market through the use of social media quirks and technology, the Nissan Friend-Me is a really cool looking hybrid sportscar. It's sharp, it's aggressive, it looks faster than it probably is- we want it. 4. MG CS Concept
The MG CS concept is a far cry from the classic MG that we knew and loved. But MG is all grown up. After a bit of time off (35+ years), the group is back to building some beautiful looking British cars. Drop-top or not, the CS concept is a mean-looking soft-roader. 3. Buick Riviera Concept
Now, we saw the Riviera concept back in 2007 with a little more practicality and a lot less personality. For 2013 then, Buick has switched up the formula, replacing the original concept for a more aggressive, less production-looking concept. It most likely will never be built, but it does preview what Buick hopes to achieve in years to come with a lineup overhaul. 2. Lamborghini Aventador 50th Anniversario
After 50 years of some of the most beautiful engineering to date, Lamborghini has celebrated with a special edition Aventador. A simple black and yellow guise coats most of the car with a few new aerodynamic front and rear accents. 1. Icona Vulcano
If you've never heard of Icona, that's ok, we're here to help. The China-based, Italian-born coach builder is one of the up and coming supercar manufactures in the Chinese market. Originated in 2010, the Vulcano project came into fruition only a few days ago in Shanghai. With a 900-hp V12, the Vulcano is a menacingly handsome piece of engineering. We can't wait to see it on the track.