Here’s what we saw at the OC auto show

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The Orange County International Auto Show kicked off on Thursday in Anaheim, California, and it’s filled with everything from the latest sedans and trucks to gorgeous exotic supercars.

Business Insider got a sneak preview of the show on Thursday prior to its doors being opened to the general public. The event goes on through the weekend.

Here’s everything we saw inside.


After we parked and took a brief walk through the long hallways of the Anaheim Convention Center, it was up an escalator and into the main event area.


Just through the main doors, it was cars and trucks as far as the eye could see.


Though this one immediately caught our eye.


The show’s promotional materials were billing this one as a “Must See.” It’s the 2017 Dodge Charger Hellcat. It looks mean, and it delivers over 700 horsepower.


Though insane speed doesn’t mean creature comforts are lost. The interior is pretty sweet.


Jeep had a pretty big presence at the convention.


Which included this awesome track where they would give free rides to people.


It had some hills …


… And some bumps


And some even bigger hills.


Jeep wasn’t the only one giving people a first-hand experience. Ford had this big contraption offering racing simulations

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But hey, let’s get back to the cars.


Kia was showing off its new concept SUV, the Telluride.


The suicide doors are a cool choice, but what piqued our interest was its focus on technology …


… Like sensors that can cure jet lag.


Acura showed off its gorgeous new 2017 NSX.

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Though it wasn’t offering test drives, you could get a virtual one with an Oculus headset.

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Some other beautiful cars we spotted on the main floor included the latest Audi R8.


BMW’s hybrid i8.


The Jaguar F-Type SVR.


And the Lexus LC, a luxury concept car with almost 500 hp.

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There were also of course, plenty of the models you see regularly on the road, updated for 2017.


Like Ford’s latest Mustang.

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Though I much prefer the older model.

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Here’s what Mercedes had on hand.


Subaru.

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As well as Maserati.

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Toyota took your grandma’s minivan and turned it into a high performance machine.

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No seriously. It’s got plenty of upgrades to the engine, racing seats, and a roll cage. But you won’t be seeing this at a dealership any time soon.

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Another car that caught our eye was the Toyota Mirai, a futuristic sedan that runs on hydrogen.

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Toyota says it only takes about 5 minutes to refuel (much faster than electric) and offers complimentary refueling to drivers for 3 years.

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The company had a list of all the hydrogen fuel stations it has in the area.

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But enough of the “normal” stuff. Let’s check out the real beauties …


… Downstairs in the exotic car section.

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Which had everything from Bentley …

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… to McLaren.

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Here’s the latest Porsche 911 Carrera.

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Hello!

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Though she had some competition from Lamborghini — right in the opposite booth.

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O-M-G.

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These cars were of course gorgeous on the outside and inside.

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And let’s not forget the giant engine clearly displayed in the back window.

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This was about as close as I got to a test drive.

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Of all the exotics, I’ll say the McLaren really stole my heart.

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The interior is very much no frills …

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Though I was pretty surprised it had an actual, very functional-looking cupholder.

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Anyone got a spare half-a-million dollars that I can borrow?

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But let’s not forget Ferrari.

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Stunning.

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And Rolls Royce, too.

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And Mater? I guess this one was kind of “exotic,” in a way.

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But most would probably choose the Dodge Viper instead.

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