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10 Hot L.A. Auto Show Cars and the People Who'll Buy Them

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Thu, Nov 21, 2013 at 9:08 AM

click to enlarge PORSCHE DEBUTED ITS MACAN SUV AT THE SHOW. PHOTO BY LA WEEKLY.
  • Porsche debuted its Macan SUV at the show. Photo by LA Weekly.
The annual L.A. Auto Show is a car lover's heaven, filled with gleaming German machinery, American muscle and Japanese technology.

The eye candy is so good it's unreal. The show makes you think shamefully of your own personal beater, with its scratches, mismatched tires and serious need for an oil change. It makes you wonder, who actually buys these beautiful things?

Well, we picked 10 of our Auto Show Press Days faves and came up with some ideas:

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Mercedes-Benz AMG Gran Turismo 6 concept. This one-off, made for Sony's Gran Turismo 6 video game, likely will never see the light of day. But if Mercedes did build it, its driver probably would be Bruce Wayne, a mild-mannered trust fund guy who moved to Malibu from Gotham and now wears black wetsuits instead of black costumes.

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Smart Fortwo ED Jeremy Scott Edition. This little puppy, described by the company as "haute couture on four wheels," has wings built into its rear C pillars. You wear decorative wings to Electric Daisy Carnival, right? Yes, this is your ride, and you are a candy raver.

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Ford Edge. Ford debuted this updated version of its hot-selling "crossover" at the L.A. Auto Show, and it's not boring at all. Who will drive it? You're a Westside soccer mom. And you're angry because, while your husband insisted you two buy this car, he wouldn't touch it with a 10-foot key fob.

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Jaguar F-Type R convertible. ... Which is why you went out and bought this British sports car -- mostly out of spite. This is the ride for the hot L.A. woman who's having a midlife crisis and wants to blow away Porsche Boxsters and BMW 3-series grunts when the light turns green. Good choice.

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