2014 Chicago Auto Show: Spotlight on Exotics

Chicago Auto ShowEverybody loves exotic high-line automobiles, however only a select few drivers are wealthy enough to own them. As fate would have it, I am not one of the blessed few. Neither do I foresee an opportunity to visit an Academy at Lamborghini training event (where drivers have the opportunity to drive every Lamborghini model on a closed race course, in either a one or two-day session) so I pine away the hours in humble adoration; considering all of the exotic automobiles that will be on display at the 2014 Chicago Auto Show. The 106th Annual Chicago Auto Show will sprawl out over one-million-square-feet in McCormick Place, beginning February 8 and continuing through February 17, 2014.

In contrast with my personal preferences, there are no American-made automobiles on this list. There are only exotic, expensive, powerful, alluring, foreign masterpieces of automotive perfection.

2014 Aston Martin Vanquish
2014 Aston Martin Vanquish

This is a two-passenger luxury coupe, manufactured in Great Britain. It is offered in a tremendous assortment of color choices, exceeding thirty each for the interior and exterior. It exudes performance with 565hp. It has a manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) of $283,000.

2014 Bentley Mulsanne
2014 Bentley Mulsanne

 

 

One of England’s most luxurious automakers, Bentley will display the new Mulsanne sedan. With a long front-end, huge grille, and windswept lines, you can still detect a hint of the British racing heritage in this opulent sedan. Powered by a 6.8-liter OHV V8, producing 505hp, the Mulsanne retails for $300,000.

2014 BMW M6 Grand Coupe
2014 BMW M6 Grand Coupe

 

 

With four doors (just like a sedan) and the name “coupe” this car must be exotic. It comes standard with the M-Sport performance package, including a twin-turbo 4.4-liter engine that pumps out 565hp. The MSRP for this top-of-the-line BMW is $115,000.

2014 Ferrari FF
2014 Ferrari FF

 

 

 

This rich Italian beauty features a four-wheel drivetrain, room for four passengers, and a mind-numbing top-sped of 208 mph. With a 6.3-liter V12 and seven-speed twin clutch equipped automatic transmission, the FF catapults from 0 to 60mph in just 3.7-seconds. Starting MSRP is $310,000.

2014 Jaguar F-Type V8 S Convertible
2014 Jaguar F-Type V8 S Convertible

 

 

The celebrated return of the F-Type convertible has been cheered by driving enthusiasts. The V8 S is equipped with a 5.0-liter supercharged engine that grinds out 495hp and darts from 0 to 60 in just 4.2-seconds. The Jag’s elongated hood and athletic stance are symbolic of this car’s rich heritage. At an MSRP of $93,000, it is the thrifty-nickel of this crowd.

2014 Lamborghini Aventador
2014 Lamborghini Aventador

 

The exquisite rides which are adorned with the raging bull emblem of Lamborghini put the “EX” in excellent and exotic. The Aventador, named after a particularly valiant fighting bull, features a 700hp 6.5-liter V8 and a price tag of nearly $500,000.

2014 McLaren MP4-12C Coupe
2014 McLaren MP4-12C Coupe

 

 

 

 

Yet another British bombshell, the McLaren MP4-12C features a 3.8-liter V8 engine that generates 616-hp,an appearance which rivals any super-car in the world, and you can have it all for around $250,000.

2014 Mercedes-Benz CLS 63 AMG 4MATIC
2014 Mercedes-Benz CLS 63 AMG 4MATIC

 

 

 

 

A four-wheel drive performance luxury sedan, this is certainly not your grandpa’s old Mercedes. It comes adequately equipped with a 5.5-liter 577hp V8 engine and seven-speed automatic transmission. The suggested retail price for this ride is $110,000.

2014 Nissan GT-R
2014 Nissan GT-R

 

 

 

The lone Japanese entry is a pulse quickening coupe. The GT-R rockets from 0 to 60mph in a shocking 3.1-seconds, using a twin-turbocharged 3.8-liter V6, which makes 545hp, a six-speed dual clutch automated manual transmission, and all-wheel drivetrain. MSRP for the GT-R is $115,000.

2014 Porsche 911 Turbo S
2014 Porsche 911 Turbo S

 

 

 

As the 911 (pronounced nine-eleven) turns 50 in 2014, Porsche will celebrate in grand Chicago Auto Show fashion. On display will be their flagship 911 Turbo S, which is capable of blasting from 0 to 60mph in only 2.9-seconds. The Turbo S has a 3.8-liter twin-turbocharged boxer engine that turns out 560hp. It goes for around $180,000.

Stay tuned to BestRide.com as the Chicago Auto Show draws nearer.

One thought on “2014 Chicago Auto Show: Spotlight on Exotics

  1. Some absolutely stunning cars pictured. The Aventador is one of my favourite cars, period. I have also been a big fan of GTRs.

    And I side with you on only being able to dream about the Lambourghini academy. Maybe one day…. (still dreaming)

    Great cars, great post!

    Cheers,
    Brendon

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