Chicago Auto Show: Top 3

Let’s cut to the chase… The Chicago Auto Show was covered by yours truly in less than an hour. Even though there were dozens of photo-worthy and immaculately polished collaborations of sheet metal, rubber, leather and glass, I have narrowed them down to my personal top three favorites. And No. 3…

SPECIFICATIONS:

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Year: 2016
Make: Acura
Model: NSX
Estimated price: $135,000
Engine: Twin-turbocharged, 75-degree, V6
Estimated Horsepower:450
Estimated Torque: 400 lb-ft
Estimated 0-60 time: 3.8 sec.
Estimated Top Speed:190 mph
Coolest feature: Damn a feature, the body work is crazy!!

And No. 2…

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SPECIFICATIONS:

Year: 2016
Make: Mercedes-Maybach
Model: S600
Estimated price: $200,000
Engine: 6.0-liter twin-turbo 36-valve V12
Horsepower: 523
Torque: 612 lb-ft
0-60 time: 5.0 sec.
Top Speed:156 mph
Coolest feature: Can you really just pick one?

And my No. 1…

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SPECIFICATIONS:

Year: 2016
Make: Porsche
Model: 918 Spyder
Estimated price: $845,000
Engine: Mid engine Parallel full hybrid 4.6L V8 and two permanent magnet AC synchronous motors
Horsepower: 887 total
Torque: 398 lb-ft
0-60 time: 2.8 sec.
Top Speed: 211mph
Coolest feature: Its top mounted steel/nickel alloy exhaust system and its menacing note will not be mistaken for anything else on the road. Or in the air.

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