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Highlights from the 2013 L.A. Auto Show

The Mercedes-Benz Vision Gran Turismo concept at the Los Angeles Auto Show. (Christina House / For The Times)
Italian-born artist Nicola Verlato paints a scene from Michaelangelo’s Sistine Chapel fresco on the ceiling of a new Fiat 500L on the opening day of the Los Angeles Auto Show. (Don Bartletti / Los Angeles Times)
At first glance it looks like daddy’s day at the Los Angeles Auto Show, but the baby blankets conceal video cameras recording candid clips of visitors amid the car exhibits.  (Don Bartletti / Los Angeles Times)
Not unlike a newborn in a hospital nursery, visitors get their first look at a spanking new Porsche 918 Hybrid locked behind glass at the Los Angeles Auto Show. (Don Bartletti / Los Angeles Times)
Max Chen, right, a physics major visiting from the University of Colorado, joins other curious motor heads to examine the new Porsche engine at the Los Angeles Auto Show. (Don Bartletti / Los Angeles Times)
A couple examines the interior of a 2014 Porsche at the Los Angeles Auto Show. (Don Bartletti / Los Angeles Times)
Roxane Olsh, a school psychologist from Orange County, lets out a yell as she races her boyfriend on a simulator in the Ford pavilion on the opening day of the Los Angeles Auto Show. (Don Bartletti / Los Angeles Times)
The new 2014 Shelby GT is introduced at the L.A. Auto Show. (Christina House / For The Times)
Several vehicles make up the Exotic Euro Cars displays at the 2013 L.A. Auto Show. (Christina House, For The Times)
The Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell Stack is on display at the 2013 L.A. Auto Show. (Christina House, For The Times)
Automakers fill the South Hall of the Los Angeles Convention Center during the 2013 L.A. Auto Show. (Christina House, For The Times)
The Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell is displayed at the 2013 L.A. Auto Show. (Christina House, For The Times)
The Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell and fuel cell stack, right, are on display at the 2013 L.A. Auto Show. (Christina House, For The Times)
The 2014 Acura MDX is on display at the 2013 L.A. Auto Show. (Christina House, For The Times)
An all-new Toyota Highlander is converted into a SpongeBob SquarePants-themed aquarium during the 2013 L.A. Auto Show. (Christina House, For The Times)
The new 2014 Shelby GT is introduced at the L.A. Auto Show. (Christina House / For The Times)
Shelby American VP of Sales Gary Patterson discusses the 2014 Shelby GT at the 2013 L.A. Auto Show. (Christina House / For The Times)
The interior of the 2014 Shelby GT is photographed at the 2013 L.A. Auto Show. (Christina House / For The Times)
Gary Patterson, Shelby American vice president of sales, introduces the 2014 Shelby GT. (Christina House / For The Times)
Mike Accavitti, senior vice president of automobile operations at American Honda Motor Co., with the “Green Car of the Year,” the 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid. (David McNew / Getty Images)
The Range Rover LWB Autobiography Black made its global debut at a reception in Beverly Hills. (Neilson Barnard / Getty Images for Land Rover)
The Mercedes-Benz Vision Gran Turismo concept is unveiled at the Los Angeles Auto Show. (Christina House / For The Times)
The Mercedes Benz Vision Gran Turismo concept car drew lots of attention at the L.A. Auto Show. (Christina House / For The Times)
The Mercedes-Benz Vision Gran Turismo concept car at the 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show. (Christina House / For The Times)
Photographers swarm the Chevrolet Colorado after it was unveiled at the 2013 L.A. Auto Show.  (Bob Chamberlin / Los Angeles Times)
Chevrolet unveils the new Colorado pickup truck at the 2013 L.A. Auto Show. (Bob Chamberlin / Los Angeles Times)
Ford reveals the Edge concept at the 2013 L.A. Auto Show.  (Christina House / For The Times)
The electric-powered BMW i3 gets the once-over at the 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show. (Christina House / For The Times)
The BMW i3 is displayed at the 2013 L.A. Auto Show. (Christina House / For The Times)
The wraps are taken off the BMW i8 at the 2013 L.A. Auto Show. (Christina House / For The Times)
Jim Scheel peers into a BMW i8 at the 2013 L.A. Auto Show. (Christina House / For The Times)
Jaguar displayed its C-X17 concept during the 2013 L.A. Auto Show. (Christina House / For The Times)
A rear view of the Jaguar C-X17. (Christina House / For The Times)
A Jaguar C-X17 concept. (Christina House / For The Times)
Subaru unveils the Legacy at the 2013 L.A. Auto Show. (Bob Chamberlin / Los Angeles Times)
Subaru unveils the Legacy at the 2013 L.A. Auto Show. (Bob Chamberlin / Los Angeles Times)
Subaru unveils the Legacy at the 2013 L.A. Auto Show. (Bob Chamberlin / Los Angeles Times)
Subaru unveils the WRX at the 2013 L.A. Auto Show. (Bob Chamberlin, Los Angeles Times)
Jaguar design director Ian Callum poses for photographers with the F-Type Coupe after it was revealed during the 2013 LA Auto Show. (Christina House, For the Times)
Tennis player Maria Sharapova steps out of a new Porsche Macan shortly after its revealing during the 2013 LA Auto Show. (Christina House, For the Times)
Matthew Kimberley, a journalist from the United Kingdom, steps out of the new Porsche Macan moments after it was revealed during the 2013 LA Auto Show. (Christina House, For the Times)
People flock to get a closer look after Honda unveiled the FCEV concept at the 2013 L.A. Auto Show. (BOB CHAMBERLIN, Los Angeles Times)
People flock to get a closer look after Honda unveiled the FCEV concept at the 2013 L.A. Auto Show. (BOB CHAMBERLIN, Los Angeles Times)
People flock to get a closer look after Honda unveiled the FCEV concept at the 2013 L.A. Auto Show. (BOB CHAMBERLIN, Los Angeles Times)
An inside rain storm drenches the stage as Honda unveils the FCEV concept car at the 2013 L.A. Auto Show. (BOB CHAMBERLIN, Los Angeles Times)
Constance Nunes shows off the Audi R8 at the 2013 L.A. Auto Show. (BOB CHAMBERLIN, Los Angeles Times)
The interior of the Range Rover Long Wheel Base Autobiographic Black trim model was revealed at the 2013 L.A. Auto Show. (Rob Riha Jr, European Pressphotos Agency)
Michael Sprague, executive vice president of marketing and communications for Kia Motors America, introduces the new 2015 Kia K900 at the L.A. Auto Show. (Jae C. Hong, AP)
A 2014 BMW 428i convertible is shown at the 2013 L.A. Auto Show. (David McNew, Getty Images)
Olympic gold medalist, Usain Bolt, poses in front of the the 2015 Nissan GT-R at the L.A. Auto Show. (Chris Carlson, AP)
Olympic gold medalist, Usain Bolt, sits in the 2015 Nissan GT-R at the L.A. Auto Show.  (Chris Carlson, AP)
The new 2014 Mercedes-Benz S65 AMG will debut at the 2013 L.A. Auto Show on Nov. 20. Featuring a hand-assembled, twin-turbocharged V-12, the car has 621 horsepower and 738 pound-feet of torque.  (Daimler AG - Global Communications)
Land Rover will bring only 100 copies of the 2014 Range Rover Autobiography Black to the U.S. Pricing hasn’t been announced, but it’s expected to be more than $170,000. (Land Rover)
The all-new 911 Turbo and Turbo S cabriolet will make their world debut at the 2013 L.A. Auto Show in November. The cars have 520 and 560 horsepower respectively, and a top speed of 195 mph. The Turbo model will start at $161,650, while the Turbo S starts at a cool $194,850. (Porsche)
The all-new 911 Turbo and Turbo S cabriolet will make their world debut at the 2013 L.A. Auto Show in November. The cars have 520 and 560 horsepower respectively, and a top speed of 195 mph. The Turbo model will start at $161,650, while the Turbo S starts at a cool $194,850. (Porsche)
Land Rover will bring only 100 copies of the 2014 Range Rover Autobiography Black to the U.S. Pricing hasn’t been announced, but it’s expected to be more than $170,000. (Land Rover)
Land Rover will bring only 100 copies of the 2014 Range Rover Autobiography Black to the U.S. Pricing hasn’t been announced, but it’s expected to be more than $170,000. (Land Rover)
Land Rover will bring only 100 copies of the 2014 Range Rover Autobiography Black to the U.S. Pricing hasn’t been announced, but it’s expected to be more than $170,000. (Land Rover)
The 2014 BMW 4-Series Convertible will debut at the 2013 L.A. Auto Show in Nov. It will be mechanically identical to the 3-Series sedan, with either a 240-horsepower, turbocharged four-cylinder engine, or a 300-horsepower inline six-cylinder. Prices start at $49,675 for the 428i and $55,825 for the 335i.  (BMW)
The 2014 BMW 4 Series convertible is being unveiled at the 2013 L.A. Auto Show. It will have either a 240-horsepower, turbocharged four-cylinder engine, or a 300-horsepower inline six-cylinder. Prices start at $49,675 for the 428i and $55,825 for the 335i.  (BMW)
The all-new 911 Turbo and Turbo S cabriolet will make their world debut at the 2013 L.A. Auto Show in November. The cars have 520 and 560 horsepower respectively, and a top speed of 195 mph. The Turbo model will start at $161,650, while the Turbo S starts at a cool $194,850. (Porsche)
The all-new 911 Turbo (seen here) and Turbo S cabriolet will make their world debut at the 2013 L.A. Auto Show in November.  (Porsche)
Jaguar will officially debut the all-new F-Type Coupe at the 2013 L.A. Auto Show on Nov. 20. The car will be mechanically identical to the F-Type Roadster that has been on sale for several months.  (Jaguar)
The 2015 Cadillac Escalade will have a 420-horsepower, 6.2-liter V-8 engine and a six-speed automatic transmission. It’s available with seating for seven or eight and will go on sale in spring 2014. (General Motors)
The 2015 Cadillac Escalade will have a 420-horsepower, 6.2-liter V-8 engine and a six-speed automatic transmission. It’s available with seating for seven or eight and will go on sale in spring 2014. (General Motors)
Land Rover will bring only 100 copies of the 2014 Range Rover Autobiography Black to the U.S. Pricing hasn’t been announced, but it’s expected to be more than $170,000. (Land Rover)
The 2014 BMW 4-Series Convertible will debut at the 2013 L.A. Auto Show in Nov. It will be mechanically identical to the 3-Series sedan, with either a 240-horsepower, turbocharged four-cylinder engine, or a 300-horsepower inline six-cylinder. Prices start at $49,675 for the 428i and $55,825 for the 335i.  (BMW)
The 2014 BMW 4-Series Convertible will debut at the 2013 L.A. Auto Show in Nov. It will be mechanically identical to the 3-Series sedan, with either a 240-horsepower, turbocharged four-cylinder engine, or a 300-horsepower inline six-cylinder. Prices start at $49,675 for the 428i and $55,825 for the 335i.  (BMW)
The interior of a 2015 Cadillac Escalade.  (General Motors)
The 2015 Cadillac Escalade will have a 420-horsepower, 6.2-liter V-8 engine and a six-speed automatic transmission. It’s available with seating for seven or eight and will go on sale in spring 2014. (General Motors)
A sketch of the Porsche Macan crossover SUV.  (Porsche)
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