Even though the 2014 LA Auto Show media days are over, the actual show is just beginning! If you are heading out to check out the latest and greatest, or you missed some of the coverage, here are some of our favorites from this year’s show! Let us know in the comments what your favorites were!
2016 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350
With over 500 horsepower on tap, the new Shelby GT350 Mustang is bound to be good. But there are some great things that are going to make it truly special. The flat-plane crank V8 engine is going to sound incredible at the 8.250 rpm redline. The MagneRide magnetorheological ride control dampers should provide for a very good ride, while being able to adapt in milliseconds to changing road and track conditions. This is the same type of damper setup that is featured on many Ferrari models. Bigger, better brakes and a sportier interior should make this one track-capable Mustang. We can’t wait to drive it!
Volkswagen Golf R400
We like hot hatches as much as we like sports cars, and the VW Golf R400 concept is the hottest of the hot hatches. 400 hp combined to an all-wheel drive system will make this little car scoot. According to VW’s numbers, the Golf R400 can outrun a Corvette Stingray to 60 mph. That’s fast. Plus, we get all the great features of owning a Golf, such as real-life storage space and everyday practicality. Sign us up!
2016 Jaguar F-Type
We love the Jaguar F-Type. Any chance we have to drive one we’ll take. For 2016, Jaguar is making a few changes to make their sports car even better. For one, the F-Type R is available in a coupe and convertible version, both having all-wheel drive as standard. Also, on the rear-wheel drive V6 versions, enthusiasts can option a manual transmission! Even if you aren’t in the market for a Jaguar, if you’re at the show check them out. They are some of the most attractive vehicles on sale.
Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Concept
What happens when you take the smaller Chevrolet Colorado, add a diesel engine and serious off-road hardware, and show it off to people? People want to buy it! While this truck is currently a concept, it’s a combination that is sure to sell. It takes the Colorado, improves the approach and departure angles, relocates the spare wheel, adds a winch, and tacks on some serious off-road suspension pieces. Please GM, build this!
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