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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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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:31 PM
    This was mentioned, yes, but for me the engine is the most important part. I like to add my own wheels and suspension anyway.
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  • leveraged sellout's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:25 PM
    S Models are more than just an engine tune...also suspension, brakes, and maybe even differential. Not entirely useless. Also wheels and some styling (CF) as well. I really, really like the GT, one of the most beautiful cars in existence right now. This new engine is going to be a monster, and I think AMG is really on the right track. I have a feeling that in a straight line, the C63 will once again lead the pack.
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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, 01:56 PM
    I didn't get a chance to sit in it but it was beautiful and looked comfortable considering everyon of every size was fitting right in.
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  • 5soko's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:42 PM
    Nice write up!! I think my M5 might have to go to make room for this C63 amg S... How was the interior sitting in it sticky? Roomy? airy?
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