It's that time of year again: auto show season. With most of the biggest and best events of the year lined up over the next six months, we'll be seeing the best of the industry's new offerings as well as concepts for what's to come. The 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show promises to impress with more than 40 debuts, including 24 world debuts.
The show, held in the Los Angeles Convention Center, brings journalists and industry executives from around the world, as well as design competitions, technology showcases, green car awards, and, of course, thousands and thousands of car lovers who come to see the future of the car industry first-hand.
As always, Motor Authority will be at the show to bring you our live photos, videos, news, and impressions from the floor of the L.A. Convention Center.
In the mean time, here's our hand-picked list of some of the best cars to be on the lookout for, as well as what we know so far about them. Be sure to join us for the full show experience when press days kick off, November 27-29.
2014 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Black Series
Easily the most impressive--both statistically and visually--of the cars already announced for their world debut at the 2012 LA Auto Show, the 2014 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Black Series
promises to take the already sharp SLS AMG and hone it to a razor's edge with more aggressive styling, better handling, and more power. We aren't going to argue with any of that.
2013 Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder
With the refreshed 2013 Lamborghini Gallardo just shown a couple of months ago at Paris, the soft-top Spyder's debut
was just a matter of time--and that time is almost up. Packing a slightly revised look and some new equipment and options, the Gallardo Spyder carries forward into 2013 largely unchanged mechanically.
New Porsche Cayman
Porsche confirmed a "new compact sports car" for a premiere at the 2012 LA Auto Show last week, and today, undisguised photos of an all-new Cayman emerged on Instagram. Combining the fantastic new looks of the 2013 Boxster with the Cayman's typical styling cues and hardtop form factor, the new Porsche Cayman promises to be one of the best buys in Porsche's lineup.
Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 Roadster
While it won't technically be at the 2012 LA Auto Show, the new Aventador Roadster is running parallel to it, having just seen its official web debut this week. We'll have to wait until the middle of 2013 for sales to start so we can see them on the road, but in the mean time, there are still plenty of new debuts to come in LA.