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The 2014 Chicago Auto Show: European Hammers

Dear BMW: you’re not Audi, an M3 can be available in both coupe and sedan – even convertible if you want. It’s not necessary to neatly line them up against Audi’s S5 by having different numbers for different body styles of the same chassis, muddying the water with 2 cars when there should only be one. Furthermore, the original M3 WAS A TWO DOOR, why not make the M4 the 4-door?!? Here it is, the new M3 4-Door in near as makes no difference Laguna Seca Blue. We love blue, but LSB was a horrible shade last time, this is slightly better, but not good enough to offer. What’s next, Phoenix Yellow?

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Sexy coupe-inspired sedan, room for 4 (yes, 4) and plenty of power on tap here in the RS trim. Finished off with a phenomenal shade of blue (hint hint, nudge nudge BMW) the Audi RS7 is sure to be a winner! Stop by and drool, I know we did.

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Yesterday’s news, the SLS “Final Edition”. Will they sell? Maybe, but only because there is certain to be a limited number produced. Aside from that, people either already purchased them or have been holding out for an SLS Black Series which is like bringing a gun to a knife fight as compared to a “regular” SLS in both appearance and strength.

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The 2014 Chicago Auto Show: The Invasion of Japanese Supercars

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The 2014 Chicago Auto Show is home to what appears in our eyes to be an absolute plethora of past, present, and future Japanese Supercars…we’re excited. The newest supercar to debut is the 2014 Toyota FT-1. We’ve longed for a suitable car to replace the Supra ever since it was discontinued over a decade ago and (like everyone else) are hoping this is it. Time will tell if the FT-1 reaches production and of course how much the production car will differ from the concept below. All we can say is it’s worth a trip to the show just to check out. From the radiator fan setup to the interior, built in air jacks (that will never, ever see production) to the overall design, “she’s a looker”.

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New Nissan GT-R Nismo – Moar Better

When it burst onto the scene in 2009, the Nissan GT-R excited automotive enthusiasts and has continued to do so annually ever since. The best part in ’09 was its reasonable asking price, the worst part was dealer mark-up. Fastforward to 2014 and the MSRP of this Nismo performance model is almost 200% of the original MSRP. That’s right, this bad boy is expected to be over $150,000 when it becomes available for purchase. A bit steep – used Ferrari territory, but for a very capable car to be sure and she sure is purty!

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Lexus LF-A – More than meets the eye

The Lexus LF-A hasn’t been for sale in years. Much like when manufacturers occupy booth space with race cars, for example, the LF-A still draws a crowd. One of the best things about the LF-A is the sound. Fine tuned to an exacting frequency, it is certain to send shivers up your spine. The display this year features one LF-A. It’s gorgeous, look at it, but don’t miss the console directly behind the car itself that allows you to play and maneuver the exhaust note to your hearts content. We were there for much longer than we’ll admit. It sure is sexy.

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What to expect at the 2013 Chicago Auto Show

For those of you who missed it, we’ve been covering the 2013 Chicago Auto Show on Twitter and Facebook and Jeremy made a quick post from the road yesterday. The show runs for 10 days and tickets are available everywhere from Groupon to your local dealer and even, believe it or not, at the event itself! It’s a great, family friendly activity that shows you the current market trends and even predicts the future of the automotive landscape.

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Note the outline of the Nurburgring embossed in the Viper door pull!

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Jeremy waiting in line for coffee in the VW booth

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Tanner Faust

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Ken Block

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Behind the scenes

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Quick and Dirty: 2013 Chicago International Auto Show via Camera Phone

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This morning the SCS team is very excited to be at the Chicago International Auto Show for 2013 Media Day! We have been (and will continue to be) providing coverage across our social media outlets (you know, Facebook and Twitter) throughout the day as well as making some subsequent blog posts with more respectable images later in the day. This is just a small preview of what the show has to offer, so check it out over the next 10 days at McCormick place!

 

Cadillac ELR? ATS-V? What could it be? EDIT: It's an ELR

Cadillac ELR? ATS-V? What could it be? EDIT: It’s an ELR

...an ELR parked here in the parking lot on purpose with a dirty window?

…an ELR parked here in the parking lot on purpose with a dirty window?

You'd never guess what this is! But It's the best looking Corolla we've ever seen!

You’d never guess what this is! But It’s the best looking Corolla we’ve ever seen!

The future is near!

The future is near!

Excited for the Toyota pickup concept unveil later in the day!

Excited for the Toyota pickup concept unveil later in the day!

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FANTASTICALLY engaging display by Honda

FANTASTICALLY engaging display by Honda

The new Viper

The new Viper

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From over Function? Maybe, but we wouldn't object to some off-road CPD YouTube clips!

From over Function? Maybe, but we wouldn’t object to some off-road CPD YouTube clips!

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We like the Rally Miata

We like the Rally Miata

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Cool Frost Blue wrapped Beetle

Cool Frost Blue wrapped Beetle

 

Brendon with Ken Block and Tanner Faust

Brendon with Ken Block and Tanner Faust

 

Modified Ford Fiesta ST

Modified Ford Fiesta ST

 

Modified Ford Focus ST

Modified Ford Focus ST

 

Sure a Touareg towed a 747 on Top Gear...

Sure a Touareg towed a 747 on Top Gear…

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The best, most ingenious piece of media swag

The best, most ingenious piece of media swag

 

Laguna Seca...ish

Laguna Seca…ish

 

Nismo Juke, better than the plain Juke but still not enough power for me...come on Nissan, make a more powerful, stick-shift  Juke I can afford.

Nismo Juke, better than the plain Juke but still not enough power for me…come on Nissan, make a more powerful, stick-shift Juke I can afford.

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I'm a sucker for orange!

I’m a sucker for orange!

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Nicely Customized Lexus LS, Would you call it VIP style?

Nicely Customized Lexus LS, Would you call it VIP style?

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...I have my doubts about this car, but I'm still a sucker for orange

…I have my doubts about this car, but I’m still a sucker for orange

 

Another of my favorite displays

Another of my favorite displays

 

If the ELR is in here, why is it dressed in camo out there?

If the ELR is in here, why is it dressed in camo out there?

 

LF-A, Always a show-stopper

LF-A, Always a show-stopper

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The TURBO Camaro

The TURBO Camaro

2013 Camaro SS 1LE, makes us wonder how the upcoming Z/28 will top this one!

2013 Camaro SS 1LE, makes us wonder how the upcoming Z/28 will top this one!

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