Brian Cooley's not a huge fan of hydrogen cars--but this one might help change his mind. He gets a first look from the floor at the 2007 LA Auto Show.
At the intersection of Ferrari collectibles and iPod accessories lies the Art.Engine audio system. Get a first look from the floor at the 2007 LA Auto Show.
Bose offers an auto-head unit with its name on it in the Ferrari 612, and it can sense you approaching. Get a first look from the floor at the 2007 LA Auto Show.
Do most car interiors look alike to you? This one doesn't. Get a first look of the Faurecia Interior Concept from the 2007 LA Auto show.
The iconic car movie "Bullitt" approaches its 40th anniversary, and Ford has a special Mustang just for the occasion. Get a first look from the floor at the 2007 LA Auto Show.
With 300 horsepower and carbon fiber panels, is it possible we mixed up our notes? Nope, it's a Hyundai. Get a first look from the floor at the 2007 LA Auto show.
If you don't have time to check out all of our coverage of the 2007 Los Angeles Auto Show, we've assembled the highlights, an executive summary if you will, of the cars at the show. We cover design concepts from the likes of Audi, Hyundai, and KIA, and new model launches and updates from Lincoln and Nissan. There are also a huge number of hybrids at the show, along with the production version of Honda's fuel-cell-powered FCX. And finally, we've included a section on the exotics, breathtaking models from Ferrari and Lamborghini.
The Maserati GranTurismo occupied a prominent position in Maserati's booth at the 2007 Los Angeles Auto Show. Beyond its powerful looks, we were taken by the fact that it had hard drive-based navigation and a music server in the dash. Currently, it's the only Maserati to employ this technology, although a Maserati spokesperson told us this system would roll out to the Quattroporte eventually. We took many pictures as we fawned over the car's fluid lines and settled into the luxurious seats.
For the 2007 Los Angeles Auto Show, Ferrari showed off two variations on previous models. The 430 Scuderia is based on the F430, but significantly lightened and given a new transmission to give it track performance on par with Ferrari's Enzo model. Where the 430 Scuderia emphasizes performance, the 612 Sessanta emphasizes luxury. The latter is a collector's edition, based on the 612 Scaglietti, marking Ferrari's 60th anniversary.
While GM used the LA Auto Show to display its new full-size hybrids, Chrysler was busy doing exactly the same thing. Chrysler may have parted company with Mercedes-Benz, but that hasn't stopped it from making use of the two-mode hybrid technology that it developed with its old partner together with BMW and General Motors. Both the Chrysler Aspen and the Dodge Durango will come with available hybrid drivetrains for the 2008 model year at an as-yet-undisclosed price. Get an eyeful of Chrysler's new full-size hybrids right here.