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First staged in 1901, the Chicago Auto Show is the largest auto show in North America and has been held more times than any other auto exposition on the continent. This year marks the 110th edition of the Chicago Auto Show.

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    To celebrate its 100th anniversary, Cadillac debuted the Cien concept car for 2002. Constructed in carbon fiber composite, this mid-engine two-seater featured scissor-style doors, a removable hardtop, and a speed-sensitive rear spoiler. A 750-horsepower, 7.5-liter Northstar XV-12 concept engine provided power. GM Executive Director of Advance Design Studio in England, Simon Cox, was responsible for the Cien's design. He made an appearance at the Chicago Show during the First Look for Charity black-tie event.