Chicago Auto Show

  • Five Axis Lexus CT 200h

    Lexus has taken the wraps off one of its CT 200h hybrid vehicles that has been customized by longtime tuning partner Five Axis. The vehicle made its debut this week at the 2011 Chicago Auto Show and has been designed to appeal to the hot-hatch tuner scene, a segment typically dominated by Honda but more lately Volkswagen. Dubbed the Project CT, the vehicle features the usual assortment of aftermarket accessories including a new paint job, full bodykit and oversized wheels and mesh grilles. There’s no word on whether the guys at Five Axis tinkered with anything under the hood, though...

  • 2012 Acura TL
    Video: 2012 Acura TL Unveiling At 2011 Chicago Auto Show

    We aren't huge fans of the facelifted 2012 Acura TL's design, as it looks quite a lot like the last one, though there's a lot to redeem the car once you get past the face. Judging by your comments, you're not all that pleased with it either. Either way, you can watch the official video of its...

  • 2012 Shelby GT350 Convertible
    2012 Shelby GT350 Convertible Revealed At 2011 Chicago Auto Show

    It's been 50 years since Shelby had an official presence at an auto show, and the company made good use of its appearance at the 2011 Chicago Auto Show by debuting the convertible version of its Shelby GT350 Mustang. This is the first convertible GT350 since 1970, and it will be part of a limited...

  • 2011 Dodge Challenger R/T Green With Envy
    2011 Dodge Challenger R/T Green With Envy Live Photos: 2011 Chicago Auto Show

    The Chicago Auto Show has been a bit of an underwhelming affair, though perhaps none more so than yet another special-color paintjob on the Dodge Challenger. The Dodge Challenger R/T Classic in the new Green With Envy color will entice retro-loving Mopar muscle heads, but few others. The new Green...

  • 2012 Shelby GT350 Convertible
    2012 Shelby Mustang GT350 Live Photos: 2011 Chicago Auto Show

    The 2012 Shelby GT350 is another modern-day reimagination of an iconic 1960s racer, and for the new model year, it gets two new colors and a production cap of 350 total cars. Also available this year for the first time since 1970: the GT350 treatment on a convertible. The total allocation of 350...

  • 2011 Mazda MX-5 Miata Special Edition
    2011 Mazda MX-5 Special Edition Live Photos: 2011 Chicago Auto Show

    Yesterday we brought you the details on the 2011 Mazda MX-5 Miata Special Edition, built to celebrate the 900,000th MX-5 sold. Today, we have live images of both the Sparkling Black Mica and Dolphin Gray Mica variants from the floor of the Chicago Auto Show. Built on the same underpinnings as the...

  • 2012 Dodge Charger SRT8

    Re-sculpted for the new model year and sporting the new 465-horsepower 6.4-liter HEMI common to the SRT8 line, the 2012 Dodge Charger SRT8 is an imposing piece of American machinery--particularly in SRT8 trim. The gaping maw of a grille, aggressive body kit, and massive wheels work together, but they may be working too hard. On the other hand, it's an icon to excess that many may love. We're still undecided, though if it drives as well as the previous model--and has those fantastic, easy-chair seats--we're sure it'll do well among its target market.

  • 2011 Dodge Durango R/T
    2011 Dodge Durango R/T Live Photos: 2011 Chicago Auto Show

    The full details on the 2011 Dodge Durango R/T are already out, but these live shots confirm it looks as good in person as it does in the official photos. Is it possible that Dodge has built the best-looking performance SUV? It certainly outstrips the BMW X5/X6 and Porsche Cayenne on our...

  • 2011 Dodge Grand Caravan R/T
    2011 Dodge Grand Caravan R/T Live Photos: 2011 Chicago Auto Show

    The Man Van is even manlier today with the unveiling of the Dodge Grand Caravan R/T. Dodge says it delivers the performance-sedan handling with minivan utility. Rated at 283 horsepower from its 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine, it certainly has the grunt it needs to get the job done. A...

  • 2011 Dodge Challenger SRT8 392 with Green With Envy paint job
    2011 Dodge Challenger R/T Revealed At 2011 Chicago Auto Show

    While the 2011 Dodge Challenger SRT8 392 has gotten most of the attention lately, that doesn't mean that the R/T trim has been forgotten. Slotted as the mid-level trim between the V-6 powered SE and the top-line SRT8 392, the R/T doesn't change much from 2010, but there are subtle differences. The...

  • 2012 Acura TL
    2012 Acura TL: 2011 Chicago Auto Show

    We've already brought you key details and live photos of the 2012 Acura TL fresh from Chicago, but now we have the full details. A mild mid-cycle refresh, the 2012 TL adds value to the existing car without significantly changing the package. Acura pitches it as "refined, yet aggressive," and we...

  • 2012 Acura TL
    2012 Acura TL Live Photos: 2011 Chicago Auto Show

    The "refined" 2012 Acura TL just hit the stage at the 2011 Chicago Auto Show, and we've got the live shots from its debut. Largely a carry-over from last year's model, the mid-cycle refresh brings some minor tweaks, but unfortunately doesn't ditch the funky, chunky grille. Powered by a...

  • 2012 Hyundai Genesis Sedan R-Spec

    Big power is the theme of the moment at the Chicago Auto Show, with the Camaro ZL1 just unveiled and now the 2012 Hyundai Genesis R-Spec sedan on stage. We have some of the first live shots on the Web for you in the gallery above. Powered by a 5.0-liter Tau V-8 engine rated at 429 horsepower, the Genesis 5.0 R-Spec Sedan is the new range-topper in the Genesis line. It shares its engine and eight-speed automatic transmission with the 2012 Equus sedan, due on sale this summer. Follow the link for the full details on the Genesis R-Spec and other 2012 Genesis Sedan updates.

  • Hyundai Veloster Rally Car
    2012 Veloster Rally Car Live Photos: 2011 Chicago Auto Show

    Rhys Millen, rally racing, and Hyundai: over the last few years this partnership has yielded some seriously fast race cars, incredible video and photography, and a fair bit of success. The latest motorsports monster from Hyundai is based on the Veloster, but we expect it to deliver just as well as...

  • 2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
    Video: 2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 Unveiling At 2011 Chicago Auto Show

    The 2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 is out, and we have all the details for you, but we also have video of the live unveiling minutes ago at the 2011 Chicago Auto Show, and live shots from the floor above. Pitched as the "ultimate high performance Camaro," the ZL1 is a familiar package around a familiar...

  • 2012 Hyundai Genesis
    2011 Chicago Auto Show: 2012 Hyundai Genesis Facelift

    Making its debut today at the 2011 Chicago Auto Show is the facelifted 2012 Hyundai Genesis sedan, which is set to go on sale in late March with a new range-topping V-8 engine and eight-speed automatic transmission. Hyundai has managed to make its multi-award winning luxury sedan even better, with...

  • 2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
    2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 revealed at 2011 Chicago Auto Show

    -It's here. It's finally here. And it's going to be called the ZL1, not the Z28 as originally thought. Yes, we're talking about the new top-dog 2012 Chevrolet Camaro, which was unveiled today at the 2011 Chicago Auto Show. After months of rumors that the Z28 name would be resurrected, we now know...

  • 2012 Hyundai Veloster rally car
    Video: RMR Hyundai 2012 Veloster Rally Car: 2011 Chicago Auto Show

    The Chicago Auto Show is in high gear already, with a storm of cars released overnight. This morning, we finally get to see the 2012 Rhys Millen Racing Hyundai Veloster Rally Car land after its mid-air teaser last week. Sporting a 500-horsepower, all-wheel drive powertrain, the first of the...

  • Leaked Camaro ZL1 image

    We'll have the full details for you soon, but right now, we can tell you the Camaro Z/28 won't be called the Z28: it'll be the Camaro ZL1. The info comes courtesy of a photo snapped during setup for the Chicago Auto Show by a member of Camaro5. The photo shows the Chevrolet booth display, and it reveals many of the details of the car in a triptych: the badge, the front end, and a wheel. The shots reveal a unique front fascia, a high-domed hood with big vents on it, Wheels that dwarf the surely giant brake rotors inside (also wearing the ZL1 moniker), and the badge--apparently located on the...

  • 2011 Dodge Durango R/T
    2011 Chicago Auto Show: 2011 Dodge Durango R/T

    Earlier today we saw the introduction of the new Durango Heat SUV, which comes with a few performance modifications and a fuel efficient V-6 engine. Now we have details on the 2011 Dodge Durango R/T, which is essentially the Durango Heat but with the addition of a powerful Hemi V-8. Also making its...

  • 2011 Dodge Challenger SRT8 392 with Green With Envy paint job
    2011 Dodge Challenger R/T And SRT8 392 Get ‘Green With Envy’ Paint Job

    Dodge will certainly be making its presence felt at this week’s 2011 Chicago Auto Show by introducing a bright new paint finish for its Challenger muscle car. Dubbed Green With Envy, the new exterior color will be available on the 2011 Dodge Challenger R/T and the high-performance 2011 Dodge...

  • 2011 Dodge R/T lineup
    2011 Chicago Auto Show: Sporty R/T Trim Returns On Five Dodge Models

    From minivans to muscle cars, the Dodge brand introduced an entire lineup of new R/T performance models at the 2011 Chicago Auto Show today. These include the Charger, Durango, Challenger, Grand Caravan and Journey models, all of which are now available in sporty R/T trim. Short for Road &...

  • 2012 Dodge Charger SRT8
    2011 Chicago Auto Show: 2012 Dodge Charger SRT8

    Dodge has introduced a new Charger sedan for 2011 but for the high-performance SRT8 version the automaker chose to go with a 2012 model year designation. That’s right, the new 2012 Dodge Charger SRT8 has been revealed today, with the car going on display this week at the 2011 Chicago Auto...

  • 2011 Dodge Durango Heat
    2011 Chicago Auto Show: 2011 Dodge Durango Heat

    Making its debut today at the 2011 Chicago Auto Show is the all-new 2011 Dodge Durango Heat, a sporty trim level for the big SUV complete with a fuel efficient V-6 engine and aggressive body styling. In its most basic form, the Durango Heat comes with rear-wheel drive (all-wheel drive is an option)...

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