This year's LA Auto Show was filled wall to wall with interesting, sometimes off-the-wall debuts, concept cars and special editions, a Miata-based Fiat roadster (Fiata?) and soft-top Range Rover among them. After doing several laps around the show floor, we bring you all the latest and greatest world premieres, concept cars and new vehicles from the City of Angels.
The more we talk about the automotive space, the more we realize that there is literally a car for everyone out there. For a certain segment of entry-level sports car buyers, the 2016 Scion FR-S is a perfect fit. This car isn’t so much a track-ready checkered flag winner as it is a tuner’s dream. It’s potential on four wheels.
Mazda is showcasing two new MX-5 Miata concepts at the Specialty Equipment Manufacturer’s Association (SEMA) show in Las Vegas. The concepts, based on the 2016 MX-5, are the MX-5 Spyder and the MX-5 Speedster, both aimed towards the core of the lightweight, open-air basis of the Miata.
Detroit Electric has announced that the first SP:01 battery-electric sports roadster has rolled off the assembly line, now located nowhere near Detroit. Today, the company is based in the United Kingdom and is aiming for sales in the European and Asian markets. It's taken pre-orders and is soon to begin shipping to fill those.
In Americana, few things are as iconic as is the Chevrolet Corvette. From the concepts of the 1950s to the current generation, they are universally loved as collectible works of automotive beauty. For the sports car industry, the 'Vette pioneered the "Coke bottle" design concept, brought advanced lightweight body work to the masses, and has crafted seven generations of a model name synonymous with classy American style. Here's our hands-on look at the latest of those.
The Acura NSX has been much-anticipated since its introduction at the North American International Auto Show earlier this year. Now, the carmaker has released technical details about the hybrid sports car, including its all-wheel drive platform and planned production for the 2017 model year.
The Ferrari F12 Berlinetta is already one of the most powerful naturally aspirated cars on the planet, but that doesn't mean there isn't room for improvement. The new F12tdf opens up the possibilities, carrying 40 extra angry horses under the hood and tearing through twists with help from a new rear-wheel steering system. This is an extreme F12 optimized for both road and track.
The BMW 2 Series has been with us for a while now, proving to be a popular model in the BMW stable with its agile performance and responsive handling. With the usual sporty variants including a coupe and a convertible, the 2 Series has been a prime candidate for the M-treatment already applied to others in the BMW line-up. This has finally come to fruition with the launch of the all-new BMW M2 that, with a traditional rear-wheel drive layout, increased engine power, uprated handling capabilities, and improved aerodynamics, will sit neatly below the M3 as the new entry-level vehicle in BMW's M-division vehicle array.
only three models ever made, an early 1970s Aston Martin "Sotheby
surfaced after almost 40 years in storage, and is set to be auctioned
this year. With a bespoke fiberglass body mounted on a DBS V8 chassis,
vehicle was a radical departure from Aston Martin styling of the time. Given the dilapidated state of this particular example, however, it looks like it will require a good deal of restoration to bring that style back to life.
McLaren’s 570S heralded the start of a new model line for the British manufacturer, one that begins at a far more reasonable price point than the one offered up by its lightning-quick 650S. Gizmag got an up-close look at the new 570S, before sitting down with McLaren’s Asia-Pacific Director David McIntyre for a chat about the brand’s move "downmarket."