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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:07 PM
    The 2014 Los Angeles International Auto Show is in the books and a great show it was. There were some excellent debuts such as the Mercedes C63 AMG as well as the mind blowing Ford Shelby Mustang GT350. From a press perspective the auto show does a great job of making media access easy and friendly. The Media Center is run how it should be with lockers available, food, coffee, and quick Wi-Fi. Plenty of press events are thrown including a kick off party, awards, conferences, networking receptions, and plenty of open bars. If it sounds like fun that is because it is. Next year the BoostAddict network will cover more of the press events and technology conferences over focusing solely on manufacturer showing. Speaking of the manufacturers pretty much everyone who is anyone was in attendance. As you see below some of the big boys had some interesting setups. KIA in particular had a woman doing a sort of rock climbing show to get attention apparently and it worked. So did their open bar featuring Sculpin IPA and various California wines. If their idea was to get me drunk enough to like their cars it almost worked. Almost. Porsche as usual had their solid offering in their own hall which creates their own sort of atmosphere and buzz (top notch babes walking around does not hurt either). Not everyone is this exciting though as Toyota, Mitsubishi, and Volvo were boring. If your cars are boring at least try and spice up the atmosphere like KIA did. Here is a recap of the BoostAddict coverage: LAND ROVER BRINGS THEIR $110K 550 HORSEPOWER RANGE ROVER SPORT SVR PERFORMANCE SUV TO LA JAGUAR DEBUTS THE 2016 F-TYPE WITH ALL WHEEL DRIVE AND MANUAL TRANSMISSION OPTIONS - AWD F-TYPE R COUPE A9 COUPE PREVIEW? AUDI BRINGS THEIR STUNNING PROLOGUE CONCEPT CAR TO LA A SOMEWHAT BORING VISIT WITH BMW M AND I DODGE PUTS THE 6.2 LITER 707 HORSEPOWER SUPERCHARGED HEMI HELLCAT V8 ON DISPLAY - PICTURES AND SPECIFICATIONS A VISIT WITH MERCEDES-AMG + 2015 AMG GT S AND W205 C63 AMG S IMPRESSIONS PORSCHE PUTS A CROSS SECTION OF THE MACAN TURBO 3.6 LITER V6 ON DISPLAY FORD DEBUTS THE 2016 SHELBY MUSTANG GT350 - IMPRESSIONS CADILLAC PUTS THE 2016 ATS-V COUPE AND ITS 455 HORSEPOWER LF4 TWIN TURBO 3.6 LITER V6 ON DISPLAY MERCEDES-AMG DISPLAYS A MOVING AND COLOR CODED M133 45 AMG 2.0 LITER FOUR-CYLINDER CROSS SECTION Enjoy the rest:
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  • AlexQuattro's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:03 PM
    Thank you very much! I really wish this was my car though :cool:
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:29 PM
    At auto shows many manufacturers bring their prized motors and put them on display showing a cross section so people can get an idea of the internals, size, and components. AMG did something very interesting with the world's most powerful production four-cylinder motor which was using a display that included motion. The turbocharger is moving and color coordinated showing the hot and cold sides in action. The effect is very cool giving an idea as to how air flows through the motor and how the turbocharger functions. A very innovating moving display compared to the static displays that everyone else does. Certainly a great way to get attention for a motor that more than deserves it.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:03 AM
    The Range Rover Sport SVR certainly is an impressive piece of machinery. What the Land Rover engineers were able to do with the fairly high center of gravity should be commended. Especially considering the vehicle holds the fastest laptime on the Nurburgring of any production SUV at 8 minutes and 14 seconds. That certainly is impressive performance but it comes with a hefty $110,475.00 starting price. Not exactly a performance SUV value and something called the Macan Turbo exists which is right there with it performance wise in a far lighter package. As far as the looks are concerned the vehicle does not exactly look like a muscle SUV. It still has those boxy proportions we are all used to. The body kit on it while nice and designed to add aggression still leaves the vehicle looking a bit bland. It performs, there is no doubt about it, but will it entice buyers away from the Cayenne Turbo, X5M, and ML63 AMG? For someone looking for something different it just may do that. Especially considering no rival has a supercharged V8. It is great that Land Rover built something like this and is challenging the Germans.
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