Models rev up auto show crowds

Published On: Jan 10 2012 02:37:48 PM CST   Updated On: Jan 16 2013 08:54:33 AM CST

One thing all auto shows seem to have in common these days are scantily-clad spokesmodels showing off the cars. But using sex appeal to sell cars dates back nearly as far as the car itself.

2011 Essen Auto Show models
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At the 2011 Essen Auto Show in Germany, Audi eschewed any police theme, instead choosing to stick with scantily clad female models when showing off its Audi R8 police car.

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