DETROIT (AP) — Automakers are unveiling a bevy of performance cars in Detroit, sending the message that people still want to have fun when they drive.
The cars include the Corvette Z06, a trio of BMWs, a souped-up Volkswagen Golf and a new high-performance small SUV from Mercedes-Benz.READ MORE: Blackhawks GM Stan Bowman Has 'Stepped Aside' Following Independent Probe Into 2010 Sexual Assault Claim Against Former Coach
A recovery in discretionary income is giving consumers reason to spend more on cars. And despite occasional spikes, gas prices have averaged around $3.50 to $3.60 nationwide during the past three years, a level that more drivers have grown accustomed to.READ MORE: FDA Advisers Back Pfizer's COVID-19 Vaccine For Kids 5 To 11 Years Old
Fuel efficiency and price are major considerations for buyers, but the improving economy is reinvigorating the high-powered market. And a common theme among performance cars at the North American International Auto Show is that power doesn’t have to mean pain at the gas pump.MORE NEWS: Chicago Hauntings: Tales Of Of Our City's Ghosts
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