3 Highlights from the LA Auto Show
To go to Los Angeles or to not go to Los Angeles? That is the real question. In most cases, L.A. is an avoid-at-all-costs type of place, but there are a few exceptional opportunities that inspire us to brave the traffic. One of these is the L.A. Auto Show, where we get a glimpse at the latest and greatest in the automotive industry.
Here are my top 3 highlights from the 2014 L.A. Auto Show:
1. Porsche 918
This car is a beast, plain and simple. This plug-in hybrid has a combined 887hp and 944 lb-ft of torque with a top end of 211-mph. I’m just going to leave this here… 2.2 seconds to 60-mph… uh, that is insane. The last Porsche super car, the Carrera GT, was 3.8 seconds to 60-mph. Porsche will make only 918 of these bad boys and the price tag is just shy of a million big ones. With the absence of Ferrari’s hybrid model, La Ferrari, the Porsche 918 was the high performance car not to be missed at the show this year.
2. Toyota FCV
You could walk right past this car if you weren’t paying attention but it’smore than noteworthy. This will be one of the first production fuel cell vehicles available in the U.S. This vehicle is fueled by hydrogen, which then creates its own electricity to power the car. The only byproduct is water! This is exciting technology and could be the future of the automobile.
Ford is finally attempting to revitalize the Mustang GT 350. Carroll Shelby’s version of this car made in 1965 is on almost every collector’s wish list. It only makes sense to do a remake of what is quite possibly the coolest car ever made, right? I definitely think so. Although it doesn’t have the same American bad ass feel as the 1965 model, this would still be a fun car to vroom along in.
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