The Exotics and Supercars You Need to See at the Chicago Auto Show
Keep a hand on your wallet.
Chicago’s auto show is often known as a sales show. People attend it to see new cars, of course, but also to figure out what to buy. Naturally they have a choice of “normal” cars from a Toyota Corollas to an S-Class Mercedes-Benz. And then there’s the Super Car Gallery at the back of the hall. It is exotic car heaven and we thought you might like a walk around the exhibit. Keep a hand on your wallet.
1. Lamborghini Huracan with a Rolls cabrio in the background.
Wonder if the guy in the driver’s seat is texting his banker?
2. Bentley’s big Bentayga.
Think the SUV guys back in the days of the Ford Bronco and International Scout ever though there would one day be a luxo twin-turbo W-12, 600-hp SUV with a price tag of $229,100. And why the extra $100?
3. McLaren 650S Spider.
Doesn’t it look like it’s smiling? Which is what you might do if you were worth $284,500…and could get to 60 in 2.9 seconds.
4. Aston Martin DB9 GT Volante.
A $213,250 ragtop that is just as comfy top up the hard top version. Not bad considering it was 12 degrees outside the convention hall.
5. Bentley Continental GT Convertible.
And you have your choice of configurations, ranging from $218,400 to $263,400. Wonder if you can cover that with Apple Pay at the counter?
6. Rolls-Royce Ghost.
Got to have a Roller on the lot just in case you have a spare $363,950 and want that 563-hp twin turbo V-12.
7. Bugatti Veyron Vitesse.
Highest price in the hall, $2,624,726. Which brings you the 8.0-liter, 1200-hp W-16 with its quartet of turbos. There are a number of us who can guarantee it will comfortably top 200 mph.
8. McLaren 650S Spider.
In case the white one is too tame for you.
9. Aston Martin DB9 GT.
So save yourself 15 grand compared to the Volante version and share the 540 horsepower and 0-60 in 4.4 seconds.
10. Lamborghini Aventador Roadster.
Gotta love the doors, but is it aggressive enough for you?
11. Lotus Exige Cup 360.
Cheap kid on the block, $108,900 for 355 supercharged horsepower and 0-60 in 3.8 seconds, though not a lot of interior room.
12. Ford GT.
Full disclosure, the Ford was not in the Super Car Gallery, but, quite frankly, we just could resist.