Cars and sex kinda go together, don't they?
And if you make cars, making them sexy can be a great way to grab buyers' attention. This trope is in evidence at this week's North American Auto Show in Detroit. Chrysler took on what might be the greatest challenge ever – adding some allure to a minivan. The result, their new Pacifica model. And Buick, a brand that doesn't exactly evoke passion, showed a surprisingly stylish concept coupe designed to shake up their image.
But perhaps the sexiest car in a sea of automobiles in Detroit is one from a newly formed auto firm, VLF. The Force 1 V10 is the wickedly seductive work of superstar designer Henrik Fisker, who teamed up with a group of other automotive heavy hitters, including former GM honcho Bob Lutz, to form that they are billing as a great American luxury car company.
Among the many other vehicles rolling out in Detroit this week, the VLF car got the most drools, by far. But if your taste runs more toward big, burly and lots of room for belly, you might be interested in the latest iteration of Ford's supersize pick-up, the Raptor. The already ginormous truck has 6 new inches of girth and a full foot of new breadth, enough to comfortably accommodate the largest members of the human species and several of the similarly-sized pals.