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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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    The Cadillac LeMans Prototype (LMP) displayed in 2002, was the second generation racing car, with the first appearing in 2000. While the car was assembled near Atlanta, Georgia, its carbon fiber monocoque chassis and suspension components were fabricated in England. Somewhat similar to the 3.5-liter Chevy Indy V8 engine, used in Indy Racing League (IRL) oval-track series, the LMP featured a twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter Northstar V-8 with 600 horsepower. Paddles mounted on the steering wheel activated a special Xtrac 6-speed semi-automatic transmission, with gear change done through a pneumatic shifting mechanism.