Performance cars take center stage at Detroit show
All these vehicles mean that consumers will be able to soup up their rides, helped by an improving economy. Economists surveyed last month by The Associated Press forecast that growth will average 2.9 percent in 2014. That would be the healthiest annual pace since 2005.
"As we come out of recession ... you see more performance cars," said Jack Nerad, editorial director for Kelley Blue Book. "More people are comfortable with buying sports cars and luxury."
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Associated Press writers Dee-Ann Durbin and Tom Krisher contributed to this report.