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Old 29th November 2014, 09:04   #1
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I managed to sprint across the LA Auto Show 2014 this past week. Unfortunately this is not an in-depth coverage due to paucity of time, however I assume some people might still appreciate a few images, so here we go!

The event was held at the Los Angeles Convention Centre in Downtown LA:

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A dose of history awaits at the entrance. Maserati celebrates 100 years!

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This 'Black Pearl' was quite an eye-catcher.

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The McLaren P1 alongside a Tesla Model S.

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A gorgeous Aston Martin sporting gunmetal rims.

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American muscle!

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The Americans were out in full force with their gas-powered muscle at a time when Cali is gripped by hybrid mania. Here's the present day Shelby GT350...

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...and what a treat for the eyes this was. The original.

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The 2015 Mustang looking sharp in its new clothes:

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The Challenger R/T looks serious about putting down those horses.

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Really liked this shade of blue on the Challenger:

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The Dodge Viper makes a comeback, true to the madness of the original with an 8.4L V10 :

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A splatter of exotics is a must for any auto show. From Aston Martins...

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...to chameleon wrapped 458s...

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...to the newest Lambo Huracan...

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..and even some hardcore hypercar stuff from the last decade, the Saleen S7 Twin Turbo...

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...and a Saleen'ed Tesla Model S.

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This LF-A still looks like a Sci-Fi project more than anything else.

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Porsche's newest crown jewel, the 918.

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And some track madness!

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One of LA's favorites, the R8 V10.

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And finally the AMG GT by Mercedes.

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Some old wine that keeps getting better and better.

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And some old stuff that apparently needed a new name.

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The M6 Gran Coupe sits atop BMW's M range.

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Everyone's favorite now gets a manual gearbox!

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The hot rider gets a hotter kit from Nismo.

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Some track madness from Lexus, a company that wants to do everything!

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There's the hot Scion that's creating waves in the sports car market.

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A boom box of a different kind.

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We got some kind old aunties in the house.

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Nissan decides to rep some Trojan love for USC !!

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They gettin' so sharp, you can cut a finger if you aren't careful enough.

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American design has taken such a drastic turn for the better in recent years. I was hugely impressed by Cadillac, Buick and Lincoln getting classy with their latest stuff. No pics from the Buick stand unfortunately, but here's some sexy Cadillac stuff...

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...and some shiny new metal from Lincoln.

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I love concepts at the shows because that's the stuff one can't really see on the streets. Here's something outlandish from Nissan.

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The A7 gets a nip and tuck, and some fancy nomenclature.

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The HOT new Audi.......A9? What is it going to be?

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Some more razor sharp stuff from Lexus with the LF-C2:

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Here's Infinity's hot new design direction:

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Wait, did you say design? The Italians show who's boss. Here's Maserati's finest.

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Volkswagen decides to get a bit crazy as well.

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But the Germans are a sensible folk regardless. Here's a mildly bumped up Golf. Yup, 400 horses

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Toyota's had enough of being called reliable and sensible. Check out the FT-1 !!

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Ah, the joy of seeing of of these beauties come to life as actual production cars. Meet the Alfa 4C:

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Not everything needs to go crazy though. The plutocrats, dictators, czars (and footballers) like their snooty Bentleys just so. There's the Flying Spur. Just a matter of time

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The coupe wearing a sleek matte shade.

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A formidable line-up of mammoth power.

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There were many more stands form the likes of Kia, Volvo, Hyundai, Honda, etc. but too little time to click all the pictures and create a comprehensive report. Members are welcome to add on to this thread with their pics Hope readers enjoyed this glimpse into the LA Auto Show 2014!

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Almost forgot this extra terrestrial from Chevrolet !! Posting from mobile.
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All I can say is "WOW".
That's a astounding collection of old and new cars.
I really liked the "The Black Pearl". Pearl indeed.
Just being curious - Is that ET from Chevy a formula car or a car designed/conceptualized for the roads?

Thanks for the info and the wonderful photos.
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Beautiful machines captured well. Thanks for sharing FlyingSpur! My favorite is the Mustang, I love every Mustang design - both the hard and soft tops.
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Nice pictures FlyingSpur!

Loved the Shelby GT350 pics and the car itself! Outstanding!

I just have one from today - showcasing Aston Martin's 6.0 ltr V12 engine!Glimpses: LA International Auto Show 2014-imageuploadedbyteambhp1417318109.973607.jpg
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Thanks FlyingSpur. Great visual treat. The conceptual cars are treat to the eyes. Sure the production design will be devoid of these look.

Toyota FT - 1 surprised me. My God can Toyota come up with such design?
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Thanks FlyingSpur. That was really a great feast for the eyes. American muscles are really hot. By the way, was there a "Challenger Hellcat" available at the show. I think that's the real answer to competitors from Dodge.
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Awesome pics and coverage of the LA show. Loved the pics of the new Viper.Truly a mad car.
The Black pearl looks absolutely stunning. Can someone throw more light on this car please.
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