The Los Angeles Auto Show just ended it’s two-week run at the Los Angeles Convention Center, and if you couldn’t make it to the show, you really missed out. Carmakers from around the world showed off their latest and greatest concepts and production cars, kicking off the 2016-17 auto show season with a bang!
The Detroit Auto Show used to be the “it” show where all of the automakers would make their big reveals. But this year’s LA Auto Show had a number of high-profile introductions, making us wonder if the tide is turning.
Regardless, if you couldn’t make it out to the show, here are the highlights:
The Jaguar I-PACE is an all-electric performance SUV that has it’s sights set squarely on the Tesla Model X. The E-SUV delivers almost 400HP and 516 lb-ft of torque via the all-wheel drive system, propelling it from 0-60MPH in around four seconds! All while delivering more than 220 miles of electric range.
Rezvani Beast Alpha
The Rezvani Beast Alpha is a lightweight (1,950lbs), powerful (500HP) sports car that features a targa-style top and trademark SideWinder doors. This all-American bruiser will set you back a cool $200,000, but it is totally worth it just for those doors alone, which are sure to draw stares wherever you go!
Lamborghini Huracán RWD Spyder
The Lamborghini Huracán RWD Spyder drops its top, along with its heavy AWD system. The resulting car is a more dynamic driver, one that’s sure to attract drivers looking for a more visceral experience. And what better way to enjoy that intoxicating exhaust note than with the top down!
The Alfa Romeo Stelvio is the brand’s new luxury SUV, which combines blistering performance (0-60 in 3.9 seconds, top speed of 177mph) with seductive Italian styling. It’s basically an Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio with some extra space, and there’s nothing wrong with that.
Porsche 911 RSR
The Porsche 911 RSR race car was unveiled in LA, and the big news is where it’s engine is.. or rather where it isn’t. For the first time in the 911 history, the engine is positioned in front of the rear axle (a mid-engine layout) in order to achieve a better balance during cornering. Purists be damned!
Aston Martin Vanquish S
Aston Martin has turned up the heat on its ultimate Super GT to create the new Aston Martin Vanquish S. The engine, chassis and aerodynamics have all been improved to deliver more intense thrills and even more exciting performance from it’s naturally-aspirated 6.0 liter V12 engine, which produces 600HP.
Jaguar XKSS Continution
Nine of these stunning Jaguar XKSS “Continuation” supercars will be built by Jaguar’s Classic division to replace the nine XKSS sports cars which were tragically lost in a fire at Jaguar’s Browns Lane factory back in 1957. Naturally, they’re all already spoken for.
Subaru Viziv-7 concept
While Subaru hasn’t had a proper SUV in some time now, their first attempt at a three-row midsize SUV looks pretty sharp. The Subaru VIZIV-7 Concept is a three-row midsize SUV concept, perfect for Outback owners who need something larger. The only problem? Subaru has a bad habit of exciting us with sexy concepts, only to disappoint with the production model. Fingers crossed!