Excitable rumours were no doubt muted by a healthy dose of car industry cynicism; there were to be no surprises at this year’s Detroit Motor Show, especially not a brand new supercar from Ford.
And yet, Ford only went and announced the brand new GT; a 600bhp mid-engined supercar packing enough motorsport smarts to make your face hurt. It also looks bloody amazing, too. Combine that with the Shelby GT350R - a car that packs the most powerful N/A Ford engine ever - and it was clear who had pretty much won Detroit.
Of course, there was more on offer at the show, not least because Honda has finally, finally shown us the, um, final production version of the NSX that we’re still hoping we’ll see in this lifetime.
Then of course, we saw the roofless Alfa 4C and yet another 911 variant. Oh, and only the fastest ever Porsche Cayenne in history.
So, here are all the cars worth talking about from the year’s first motor show. Pick a favourite, and comment responsibly below. And keep checking back as we’ll be updating the gallery throughout the day.
2015 is going to be quite fast, isn’t it?