With the 2011 LA Auto Show wrapping up over the weekend, we brought you all the best coverage with the new releases. There was everything from the new Subaru BRZ STI concept to the hot off the press BMW i8. Ford kept their typical fashion with the Shelby GT500, while Cadillac has been busy with the ELR and Ciel projects. Don’t forget about all the car girls attending the show either, Los Angeles never disappoints in this category. We now look forward to next year in hope of these concepts and high powered hybrids coming to life. Hit the jump to see a preview of the best cars on display and be sure to check out the full articles for more information.
The one section of the 2011 LA Auto Show that did not receive the attention it deserved was the tuner and aftermarket parts section. Some of the nicest cars attending the show were hiding in this backroom with the works of Platinum Motorsport, RTW Motoring, and Al & Ed’s Autosound. Starting off with Platinum Motorsport, they had some very expensive rides as you can see in the video above. Just to name a few, we were able to capture video of the Rolls-Royce, Porsche 911, all new Lamborghini Aventador, Kim Kardashian’s Ferrari, a few Mercedes, and even a Bugatti Veyron. Hit the jump to see the sleek cars from RTW Motoring, and the ground shaking trunks from Al & Ed’s Autosound.
The new and already popular Audi e-tron Spyder made a special appearance at the 2011 LA Auto Show. This unique sports car is hoping to be on the production line come 2014, and should feature a twin-turbo 3.0-liter V6 diesel powerplant with two electric motors. Performance numbers are reported from Audi in the range of 385 horsepower with 739 lb-ft of torque. At the track, a 0 to 60 mph of time will be accomplished in just 4.2 seconds, while the top speed has been limited from the factory at 155 mph. However, what really sets this hybrid apart from the rest is the fuel efficiency.
Subaru had this tease on display at the 2011 LA Auto Show called the Subaru BRZ STI Concept. Although it is not in production, this is one of the first Subaru sports cars we have seen that is not all-wheel-drive nor turbocharged. While it still holds the famous Subaru four-cylinder boxer engine, this is one of the first live appearances of what the Subaru BRZ STI will look like.
We received our first live look at the all new Cadillac Ciel concept at the 2011 LA Auto Show. A few months ago we posted an article with full details about the intial debut of the fancy Cadillac Ciel concept, however seeing it in person is a different story. Named after the French word “sky” this car is smooth as butter from the suicide doors to the missing B-pillar that is similar to the 1961 Lincoln Continental convertible.
Part of our coverage of the LA Auto Show brought us a first hand look at the highly modified Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 due out in 2013. It sports a brand new grille, LED lighting, and aggressive chin splitter up front. Under the hood, the Mustang holds a 5.8-liter more efficient TVS 2300 supercharger that produces an incredible 650 horsepower and 600 lb-ft of torque. Ford focused on making it more efficient with their all-new fuel delivery module and injector combination.