The Los Angeles Auto Show has quickly become one of the most anticipated auto shows on the circuit, with many automakers making global debuts. Nine cars are expected to be shown off for the first time at this years LA show, including the Porsche Macan, MINI Cooper and Subaru WRX. Connected Cars are also becoming a hot topic at the LA show, and a whole day is dedicated to new driving technology.
With new debuts from Toyota, Nissan and Lexus, this years Tokyo Motor Show is proving that the era of Japanese sports car is far from over. Expect a new, small and cheap sports car concept from Nissan and the official reveal of the GT-R NISMO. Toyota is set to debut a new GT86 Convertible Concept, and the fruits of its collaboration with BMW. The Lexus RC Coupe is also expected to make its global debut. Other Japanese automakers sure to showcase new innovations including hybrid and hydrogen technology. It's not all Japanese automakers either, past Tokyo shows saw new cars from German companies too, including Volkswagen and Audi.
Yet another SEMA Show gone by, yet another million plus square feet of sheer custom car insanity.
In a town where weird is normal, the masses of modified cars seem at home. Turbochargers the size of volleyballs are often wedged into Honda Civic engine bays and nobody bats an eye at airbrushed artwork of wolves and near-nude women. Despite the propensity for depravity that comes with a no-last-call town, SEMA is never anything short of a legendary gathering.
With that in mind, here are the top 10 cars of this year's show, hotly debated by the AutoGuide.com staff.
It's time to head back to Las Vegas for the biggest automotive aftermarket expo in the world. Featuring some of the most impressively modified cars imaginable, SEMA always gets the attention of those looking to add a little flair to their rides. The Scion FR-S and Subaru BRZ will likely steal the spotlight again this year, as more vendors look to show off what they can do with the cheap and popular platform, but be sure to see what other automakers have been involved with, including Hyundai, which has made a habit of debuting a crazy concept at SEMA, and Lexus is reaching out to DeviantArt users for inspiration for its latest project.
AutoGuide’s spy photographers caught Lamborghini’s successor to the Gallardo making early morning laps of the Nurburgring in Germany today wearing very little camouflage.
Lamborghini’s Gallardo is a decade old and will soon retire to make way for its replacement: the Cabrera. Past reports suggest that the car will have 600 hp on tap through a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission, which will offer Lambo buyers refinement that the Gallardo’s automated manual gearbox can’t.
Expect a massaged version of the same 5.2-liter V10 found in the Gallardo engine compartment. The new supercar is also expected to share its platform with the 2015 Audi R8. Extensive use of carbon fiber and aluminum are rumored to bring its curb weight down to 2,865 lbs in rear-wheel drive form. With the new car, Lamborghini is also expected to excuse manual transmissions from its product portfolio altogether, even ditching its 6-speed e-Gear transmission in favor of a new 7-speed dual clutch unit.
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