2018 Chicago Auto Show Live Photos: Audi R8 V10 Spyder, Audi RS5 and More

The Chicago Auto Show might not have the prestige of the Detroit or Los Angeles Auto Shows but it’s still a great one to go to. Plus, it’s held in one of the great American cities, filled with stunning architecture and some of the best food in America. Just for the city, it’s probably a better show than the aforementioned two, even if its lineup of cars isn’t as good as the others.

We recently attended the auto show in Chicago and Audi had actually had a good stand there, filled with a good lineup of cars, even when other automakers sometimes avoid or overlook the show. But Audi brought almost the entire portfolio, including all of its high-performance machines. You know, the good stuff.

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While there, we were able to get pictures of the Audi R8 V10 Plus Spyder, one of the most exciting cars to ever come from Audi. It packs a 5.2 liter naturally-aspirated V10 engine that makes 610 hp. The best part about that engine, though, is its noise. The free-breathing V10 makes the most wonderful sound, especially when driving it hard. And that’s what makes the Spyder version so great, as dropping the top makes that glorious noise that much louder, that much more present in the experience of driving it fast.

Another car we saw there was the Audi RS5 Coupe. This is the newest Audi Sport model to come to America and it’s one of the coolest. It looks damn good and its interior is very posh. It’s also very fast, capable of 0-60 mph in 3.9 seconds, thanks to its 2.9 liter twin-turbocharged V6 that makes 450 hp and 443 lb-ft of torque. Thanks to that twin-turbo V6, the RS5 is one of Audi’s fastest cars.

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We also saw the current Audi RS7, which is still based on the first-generation A7. Seeing it shows us just how much better the new second-gen Audi A7 is, as it’s far better looking than this car. We can’t wait to see the new RS7, which will come soon.

For now, though, check this photo gallery of the cars that were shown off at the 2018 Chicago Auto Show. If you have the opportunity, go check it out in person.

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Nico DeMattia

I've been in love with cars since I was a kid, specifically German cars. Now I get to drive them talk about them on the internet.