Tag: mercedes-benz SLS

Weekend to do: Drive fast cars on a race track

Weekend to do: Drive fast cars on a race track
Yes, please! Our friends from Xtreme Xperience are coming back to the Autobahn Country Club in Joliet, Ill., this weekend, and they want to offer you the chance to drive the Lamborghini Gallardo, Mercedes-Benz SLS, Porsche 911 Turbo, Audi R8 V-10 and Ferrari F430 (my favorite car ever, BTW). The Groupon to get a discount for... Read more »

Great Groupon today: racetrack driving

I get out to a racetrack several times a year, and one of the best tracks I’ve ever driven on is at the Autobahn Country Club out in Joliet. Sure it’s a bit of a hike, but believe me it’s worth it. Today’s Groupon is $159 for 3 laps on this curvy road course …... Read more »

Chicago Auto Show: Must-see production cars

Hybrids are so yesterday. Today's eco-friendly is all about electric. The Leaf has already been launched in select markets and begins rolling out to the rest of the country soon--though it'll probably be 2012 before we see them sold in Chicago. Base price is $33,720, but after the tax rebate, you'll be paying about $26K. This will be a great Chicago commuter car with a range of 100 miles on a single charge. For many of us that means never having to fill up at a gas station again.
One of the great things about the 2011 Chicago Auto Show is that it isn’t all just shiny happy concept cars. Yeah, they’re cool and all, but the real guts of any show are the cars you can actually own. Well, there’s no disappointment at McCormick Place, as this year’s show has some great cars... Read more »