Good morning! Welcome to The Morning Shift, your roundup of the auto news you crave, all in one place every weekday morning. This is going to be a Trumpian edition today, so please prepare for a lot of nonsense. Guangzhou Automobile Group Co., Ltd. (better known as the evocative GAC) had a massive display at this year’s Detroit Auto Show, filled with cars and SUVs that looked ready for American showrooms and driveways.
Hm, you might say. I can think of many more cars that “needed” more horsepower than the GT500, which last had 662 hp and will soon have something in the 700 range. The Toyota 86, the Subaru CrossTrek, come to mind. Nah. No car makes you need more power than the GT500. The GT500 was the first car I ever drove that had, ostensibly, too much power. It was red like a pool of blood, and the tires were just about bald.
Back in ‘95, I was not particularly concerned with Acura’s lineup. I didn’t care much about cars in general then, but if anything interested me it was going to be the muscle cars and European sports cars of the ‘60s and early ‘70s. How little I knew. This ‘95 Acura lineup, recently uploaded by the excellent HondaBrochures Flickr account, is some all killer/no filler wonder:I remember laughing that Acura sold a car called the ‘Legend.’ Ha!
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