How about we kick off the old work week with one final look at the 2010 Los Angeles Auto Show?
Here we’ll check out some of the action in the Ford booth, the Lotus booth, and a few other odds and ends from the show floor.
With the GTR and 370Z out on the streets now, it feels like sometimes the G37 Coupe gets overlooked in the Nissan/Infiniti lineup. Still a great looking car, especially in this color combo.
Hey Fiat, welcome to Los Angeles. A full range of new US-spec 500’s were on display in this stylish section of the Chrysler display.
There was even an original 500 there, just for kicks.
The centerpiece of Ford’s booth this year was the new 2012 Focus.
Along with the factory models, there a few tuned versions being displayed on the blue carpet.
The new Focus definitely looks right at home race trim, as shown in the track-ready “Focus Racing Concept”.
The most promising version of the new Focus though, has to be the 247-hp turbocharged Focus ST. Can’t wait to see these things on our streets!
Mr. Block’s Fiesta rally car was also on hand in the Ford booth.
Or maybe you prefer classic V8 Blue Oval performance. Here’s the Boss 302 Mustang looking pretty tough.
From the badass Boss to the latest in electric motoring, the Honda Fit EV.
The Lexus HS250 doesn’t look all too bad with a drop and some decent wheels. Green VIP.
Station wagons are always cool, even if its an all-electric Saab 9-3….
Spotted this Fiesta down in the tuner area. Not quite sure about the paintwork, but the rest of the car looks pretty sweet.
My final stop of the day was the Lotus booth, where I found this massive crowd of people assembled to see the future of the brand.
Lotus showed all five of its concept models that debuted in Paris, including the front-engine, Lexus V8-powered Lotus Elite.
Here’s the four-door Eterne Concept, also powered by a Lexus V8 and available with a hybrid drivetrain.
Here’s the 2015 Lotus Elise. A big power increase should keep performance numbers up on this car, even though weight will be increased by a fair amount. Looks awesome too.
Joining the Elise in the lineup will be the mid-engined, V6-powered Lotus Elan. With over 440 horsepower on tap and the second lightest weight behind the Elise, it should be a serious performer.
Rounding out the new and improved Lotus is this car – the reborn Esprit. It will be powered by a mid-mounted Lexus V8 that makes up to 620hp and the car will way around 3,300lbs. Seems like a worthy successor to the sexiest car Lotus has ever built.
And with that, my coverage of the 2010 LA Auto Show comes to an end. Hope you enjoyed it.
If you live in SoCal and want to see this stuff for yourself, the show runs through the 28th of this month.