Top Ten Reveals of the 2008 LA Auto Show

Over last week's LA Auto Show » 11/24/08 6:00pm 11/24/08 6:00pm, we saw plenty of new models throw their hats into the bloodied arena that is the current automotive market. So put on some R.E.M. and follow us on a jog down flashback lane as we relive all of the fond old memories we've fostered together this past week. Remember when the new came…

Spyker C8 Laviolette LM85, Live In A Very Bright Color

The Spyker C8 Laviolette LM85 » 11/20/08 5:00pm 11/20/08 5:00pm brought its funky livery and unecessarily complicated name to the La Auto Show floor. Based on the GT2 class Spyker LeMans racer, the LM85 comes equipped with an all aluminum Audi 4.2-liter V8 paired with a six-speed Getrag gearbox good for 400 HP. In addition to all the go-fast bits and…

2009 Volkswagen Jetta TDI Announced As 2009 Green Car Of The Year

For all of you sitting on the edges of your seat waiting for the announcement of the 2009 Green Car of the Year » 11/20/08 12:30pm 11/20/08 12:30pm awarded by at the , you'll be happy to know it went to the . The Jetta TDI is a fuel economy monster registering 50 MPG returns while avoiding environmentally dubious battery packs and high gravity…

Top Ten Reveals of the 2008 LA Auto Show

Hetero Life Mates Wert and Wes battled through the dregs of the press world at the LA Auto Show » 11/19/08 10:30pm 11/19/08 10:30pm today to bring you the kind of prime autojourno content you've come to love and expect from Jalopnik, including a large helping of hybrids, diesels, exotics and convertibles. While the boys are out trying to do their best…

2009 Porsche Cayman Comes To LA, Brings Optional Limited Slip…

The LA Auto Show » 11/19/08 8:15pm 11/19/08 8:15pm has birthed it's latest automotive revelation in the form of the . The Cayman, as we saw a bit earlier, gets upgrades to both the entry 2.9 liter engine and the Cayman S 3.4 liter mill, a new twin-clutch transmission able to work power conversion magic and maybe most importantly, an optional limited…

Lamborghini Gallardo LP 560-4 Spyder Live Unveil, More Details

We saw the Lamborghini Gallardo LP 560-4 Spyder » 11/19/08 8:00pm 11/19/08 8:00pm a bit earlier today, but now we've got the official details and the live reveal photos from the . The LP 560-4 Spyder boasts the same 560 HP, 5.3 liter V10 with 398 lb-ft of torque, all-wheel-drive, and slick shifting sequential manual transmission as the normal LP…

2010 Lexus RX 350 and RX 450h Push Bland to New Heights

Lexus unleashed its 2010 RX 350 » 11/19/08 7:30pm 11/19/08 7:30pm and to a deafening roar of yawns produced by disaffected onlookers at today's . Toyota managed to take a boring but tidy SUV and crank the snooze . The redeeming quality lies in the drivetrains of these suburban shuttles - 275 HP and 295 HP, respectively. The RX 350's 3.5 liter is…

2010 Mercury Milan, Hybrid And Lincoln MKZ: Live Cars For The Pulse-Free

Ford just revealed the 2010 Ford Fusion » 11/19/08 5:30pm 11/19/08 5:30pm and the and now we can bring you the live reveals on its platform pals the and the . The Fusions two upmarket friends split the hairs of luxury with the Milan going after the Euro-snob luxury buyer who can't afford a Euro-snob nameplate while the Lincoln chases the McCainiacs…

2010 Ford Fusion, Sport, Hybrid Revealed Live

We gave you all the details on the 2010 Ford Fusion » 11/19/08 4:30pm 11/19/08 4:30pm, , and at the break of day and now we've got the live reveal from the floor of the . The trio of Fusionistas made their debut moments ago to bombastic loads of PR praise. If the improvements Ford is touting stand up to scrutiny, the Fusion stands to make some…

2009 BMW 7-Series, ActiveHybrid Hit LA Show Floor

BMW rolled out the red carpet for the debut of the new 2009 BMW 7-Series » 11/19/08 4:00pm 11/19/08 4:00pm and , both driving across the carpet under power of BMW's twin-turbo 4.4-liter V8. The difference is while the moved with the force of 400 HP and 450 lb-ft of torque, the had an additional 20 HP and 155 lb-ft of torque on tap thanks to the…

All-Electric MINI E Hits LA Auto Show Floor With "Hottest. Deputy…

The all-electric MINI E » 11/19/08 3:40pm 11/19/08 3:40pm was just revealed live here at the . Although we already knew it had an expensive and we already knew all the details about its two seats (instead of the normal MINI 2+2), 204 HP and 162 lb-ft electric motor and performance of 150 mile round trip and 0-to-60 runs of 8.5 seconds. However, if…

BMW 335d Sedan With BluePerformance, A Diesel For The Masses

BMW dropped their hotrod oil burner today at the LA Auto Show » 11/19/08 3:30pm 11/19/08 3:30pm, showcasing a twin-turbo 3.0 liter diesel engine that is both quick and clean. Clean enough to be legal in all 50 states while keeping it's fun factor. Power numbers sit pretty at 265 horses and 425 lbs-ft of torque; just enough to pull the porch off of…

2010 Lincoln MKZ: Fusion Plus A Newish Nose

Since platform pals the 2010 Ford Fusion » 11/19/08 3:00pm 11/19/08 3:00pm and get matching updates, it stands to reason their higher class sibling the 2010 Lincoln MKZ would be getting a visit from Ford's refresh fairies and these are the results. The MKZ gets Lincoln MKS in its Fusion with an appropriation of the new dual-nostril, waterfalling '38…

BMW X5 xDrive35d AdvancedDiesel To Challenge Audi Diesel Dominance

If your dreams involve stomping around Terra Firma in a BMW X5 xDrive while running on good 'ole American diesel, consider yourself a step closer. BMW unveiled their X5 xDrive35d today, with it's sequentially turbocharged six-pot diesel, at the LA Auto Show » 11/19/08 2:30pm 11/19/08 2:30pm. Precisely the same powerplant is slotted for the . Fuel…

2010 Mazda3 Sedan Shows Off New Design, Peppy Engine

They've gone and done it, the new 2010 Mazda3 Sedan » 11/19/08 1:30pm 11/19/08 1:30pm has debuted ahead of its formal unveil at the and it looks like Mazda has gone and finally used a pinch of that Nagare design language. Those bellyachers complaining the US never gets good-looking compact cars will no longer have anything to complain about as the…

BMW Concept 7 Series ActiveHybrid Adds Power, Efficiency

Ahead of its official reveal at the LA Auto Show » 11/19/08 12:30pm 11/19/08 12:30pm, the official details on the have finally been released after months of us sitting on the edges of our seats, waiting with bated breath. The ActiveHybrid (as opposed to the other name considered, "LazyHybrid") is a "preview of potential" for things to come from BMW…

2009 Porsche Cayman Shows Off New PDK Dual-Clutch Gearbox

Nobody at Porsche AG would ever admit it, but we suspect the newly upgraded 2009 Porsche Cayman has even more potential than the flagship Porsche 911. The new Cayman is set to make its public debut later today at the LA Auto Show » 11/19/08 11:00am 11/19/08 11:00am and though it doesn't look much different, the car is boasting a new optional…