Cadillac shows plenty of promise. Will it deliver?

The 2013 Cadillac CTS-V coupe is a 555-horsepower, intercooled and supercharged beast of a performance car and it hints at all the promise in the world for General Motors’ 110-year-old premium brand. The thing is, though, Cadillac has been largely about promise, unrealized promise, for more than a decade. Continue reading Cadillac shows plenty of promise. Will it deliver?

The Pace Car Edition

In which we bring you motoring news from around the Web:

• Kay Segler, vice president of the Mini brand, announced on Wednesday that the Paceman, previewed as a concept at the 2011 Detroit auto show, would be the brand’s seventh model, joining the lineup next year. The announcement was made at the start of an owners’ rally at the brand’s North American Paceman headquarters in Woodcliff Lake, N.J. (BMW Group)

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Lexus LF-LC 2+2 Hybrid Sport Coupe Concept Vehicle to Debut at Detroit Auto Show

Lexus is set to introduce the LF-LC 2+2 hybrid sport coupe concept vehicle, created at the company’s Calty design studio in Newport Beach, Calif., at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit on January 9, 2012.

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Coming to Detroit Auto Show, a New Model That Mows Lawns

Features of the new CTX, to be introduced at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit next month, includes automatic traction control, electronic fuel management, cruise control and a console with cupholders. But it’s not a car or a truck: it’s a lawn tractor.

According to Kris Malkoski, Craftsman vice president and general manager, CTX is a premium tractor series, priced from $3,000 to $6,500, and available “loaded with automotive features.”
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2012 Ford Focus ST going to L.A. Auto Show

The North American based automaker Ford has recently announced that its 2012 Focus ST will debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show later this month, after the hot-hatch has seen daylight for the first time in September, at the Frankfurt Motor Show.

The new generation of the popular Focus ST is powered by the 2.0 liter EcoBoost engine which is developing a total output of 247 horsepower and has a peak torque of 265 lb-ft, mated to a six-speed manual transmission.
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