So I headed down to Philly today to check out the Auto Show courtesy of Chevrolet, which is kind of funny considering that the kids were a total disaster and I didn’t even get near the Chevy booth before I had to take them home. I still got to see some cool stuff, so here’s some random observations in no particular order along with a few pictures.
The new G Wagen is awesome inside and out. I don’t think I could ever justify that kind of coin, but if you can… Before the redesign they were kind of stupid and a waste of money, especially to be a mall crawler, but now it’s pretty legit!
The shine has fallen off the NSX a little bit, which I don’t think is necessarily a bad thing. At prior shows it was fenced off from the public. Here you were able to check it out up close and sit in it, which helps define it better if you ask me: The “Accessible” Supercar. Those seats are really snug though!
I was really disappointed in Alfa Romeo’s offerings at the show, and that’s coming from a fan that would love nothing more than a Giulia Quadrifoglio. The Stelvio was really underwhelming, perhaps the Quadrifoglio is better, but what they had to display was a bit of a letdown. I love the Green color (Wife hated it), but no painted brake calipers? Really? And for a brand fighting perception issues, perhaps you could get a car there that doesn’t have a broken rear view mirror on DAY ONE of the show?
The McLaren Senna was the big reason I made the trip, and it definitely didn’t disappoint! It’s looks are “polarizing” to say the least, but if you ask me, it’s gorgeous in the right color scheme, as shown here in the F1 MP4/4 inspired colors. Wish I could gotten closer!
Anyway, there was of course lots more, but I wasn’t able to take as many pictures as I wanted to because I was busy carrying a small human half the time. It’s definitely worth checking out if you are in the area.