There are two very distinct sides to the Los Angeles Motor Show.
On the one hand, you have the new Porsche Macan and the Jaguar F-Type Coupe, the new Mini and Mercedes GLA AMG. On the other you have Maria Sharapova, Usain Bolt, a truckload of trucks, and a 500bhp bespoke ‘thing’ called the Youabian Puma. Welcome to downtown LA.
For every new Audi A3 saloon US model offensive, there’s a pink Lamborghini. And a truck. For every new Subaru Legacy Concept and WRX, there’s a Fiat 500 with a flared arch bodykit and a roof rack. And some more trucks.
To steer you round the newness and the oddness, here’s Top Gear’s rough guide to the Los Angeles Motor Show. Warning: contains Sharapova. And trucks.
Words and Pictures: Vijay Pattni