This is going to be a special year for the auto show in Detroit. For the first time in Ferrari's history, they will be debuting a brand new model in North America, the 612 Scaglietti. It continues with Ferrari's modern direction, all aluminum construction, and a chain-driven (no more belt services!!!) V-12 producing 540bhp. I have seen photos, but reserve judgement until I see it in real life. The rear seats are supposed to be a lot more useable than those that were in the 456. I don't believe there will be a torque-converter equipped automatic transmission, as there was in the 456, rather the latest and greatest in the world of F1 transmissions. I would be surprised if they don't offer a traditional stick. Also, the North American debut of Maserati's new Quattroporte will take place. Cauley Ferrari Maserati, in Michigan, had one of the Quattroportes destined for the Auto Show on display in their showroom, and I must say.........it is the most stunning 4-door on the planet! Anybody who buys an S-Class Benz, or a 7-Series Bimmer has got to be a fool! Don't miss the show!!!