First Gear: 2018 Chicago Auto Show

Hey everyone, it’s First Gear writer Sam bringing you news from the 2018 Chicago auto show! Sorry for not taking more photos; I was too busy having a blast. Recommendation: Go straight for the Jeep course, skip the Toyota one. I got there 40 minutes before it opened, and the Jeep line was already outside the ropes, albeit moving fast. The supercar section is relatively average this year. In a sea Bentleys and Rolls Royces, A Lamborghini Urus was an exciting sight.

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Lotus had a special edition Lotus Evora 400 rpm edition, although maybe next time add the “rpm” after another word.

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Dodge brought the demon, and the widebody hellcat which you could sit in. The demon cleverly was positioned with the wheels off the ground, and there was a drag racing simulator with two demons.


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The Fiat 124 Spyder abarth, a louder, more powerful, faster Miata with a black hood.

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Mercedes had their AMG GT-R, a bonkers track car only AMG could make. 577hp and the engine can make 603hp in other cars. Black series soon? Probably once they figure out how to add more carbon fiber.

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The new A5 sportback^^

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The new Rs5^^ with a 2.9L twin turbo V6

Also, the sq5, rs3, TTRS, Q7, and the A6 were displayed.