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Click above for high-res gallery of NAIAS cutaways

Cutaway displays have been a staple of auto shows for many years, but we're noticing that more and more automakers are devoting money and floor space to cutaway displays. Aside from being cool to look at, cutaways are an increasingly valuable tool for explaining today's advanced technologies -- particularly when it comes to the complex systems found in alternative-fuel vehicles. Check out the gallery below to see how different automakers are taking the hinges off for the viewing public at the Detroit Auto Show.

Photos copyright ©2009 Drew Phillips / Weblogs, Inc.

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      • 6 Years Ago
      Pretty cool to look at. The Dodge ram cutaway looks like a Transformer stuck half open. :)
      • 6 Years Ago
      this pics look really sexy. like girls in underwear. its not swimsuit its lingerie.

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      • 6 Years Ago
      Funny, I thought the Insight cutaway was a Focus until I saw the close-up. Hadn't noticed the 3-bar grille before...
        • 6 Years Ago
        I though it was the Focus EV too.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I didn't have a lot of time to see all of the cutaways at the show yet...... but sadly, the pictures you have of the new Ford Taurus cutaway don't show that it was a full body, perfectly cut down the center, and then slowly opened up to show the insides of the vehicle... that part of it was pretty cool, but you can't see that in your pictures.
        • 6 Years Ago
        I like the Taurus on too but I'm really wondering if the Body-Less Taurus can drive, that would be awesome!
      • 6 Years Ago
      That is exactly how I would want my Tesla :)