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Best cars and concepts of the 2014 Los Angeles auto show (pictures)

This year's Los Angeles auto show featured new concepts from Audi and Bentley, a new small SUV from Mazda and a feast of sights for the automotive enthusiast.

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Audi showcased the new TTS sports coupe with its new generation, Web-connected digital dashboard at the Connected Car Expo preceding the LA Auto Show, which ran from November 21 to 30 at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

Audi Prologue concept
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Audi Prologue concept

Audi showed off a new design direction with the Prologue concept.

Read more about the Audi Prologue.

2016 Toyota Mirai fuel cell vehicle
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2016 Toyota Mirai fuel cell vehicle

Toyota let CNET editor Wayne Cunningham drive its new fuel cell vehicle, the 2016 Mirai.

Read more about the 2016 Toyota Mirai.

Mazda SkyActiv-D concept
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Mazda SkyActiv-D concept

Mazda built the SkyActiv-D concept to demonstrate its new efficiency tech, and hint at a new racing effort.

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Mazda SkyActiv-D concept

Automakers' racing efforts serve as test beds for the performance and efficiency tech that will power tomorrow cars. That the cars are rolling billboards helps improve brand awareness among enthusiasts.

Subaru Boxer engine
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Subaru Boxer engine

Subaru showed off the compactness of its four cylinder Boxer engine.

Bentley Grand Convertible concept
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Bentley Grand Convertible concept

The massive Grand Convertible is a strong signal from Bentley that it will produce a new rag top.

Read more about the Bentley Grand Convertible.

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Cadillac ATS-V.R

Cadillac showcased a 600-horsepower racing version of its new ATS Coupe.

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Cadillac ATS-V.R

The ATS-V.R is built to FIA GT3 specification, making it potentially eligible for more than 30 different GT series around the world.

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2016 Cadillac ATS-V

The automaker also unveiled the road and track-ready ATS-V Coupe and ATS-V Sedan, each powered by a 455-horsepower, twin-turbo V-6.

Check out the 2016 Cadillac ATS-V Coupe and Sedan.

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Lexus LF-A

Lexus likes to showcase its LF-A supercar as an example of its new sporty intentions... which is odd, because the model hasn't been produced since 2012.

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Lexus LF-C2 concept

Lexus unveiled the LF-C2 concept at the show, a thinly veiled look at what we can expect from an upcoming RC-based convertible.

Get a closer look at the Lexus LF-C2 concept.

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2016 Mazda CX-5

The Mazda CX-5 gets an update for the 2016 model year with a revised fascia and new tech.

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2016 Mazda CX-3

Slotting in beneath the CX-5, Mazda hopes the all new CX-3 subcompact crossover will be a hit with urban dwellers.

Check out the 2016 Mazda CX-3.

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2016 Mazda Mazda6

Joining the Mazda update train is the 2016 Mazda6. It and the CX-5 have been revised with the Mazda Connect infotainment that debuted on the new Mazda3.

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Toyota i-Road concept

One of my favorite concept cars, the radical leaning Toyota i-Road, makes yet another appearance.

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Toyota FV2 concept

The Toyota FV2 (Fun-Vee-Two) concept features LED displays in its wheels and chassis. Onlookers couldn't make heads or tails of the vehicle's odd form-factor.

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Toyota RAV4

The automaker focused on the cuddlier side of its Toyota RAV4 compact SUV. It's so FLUFFY!

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2016 Ford Explorer

Over in Ford's booth, we saw the debut of the new 2016 Ford Explorer.

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2015 Dodge Challenger R/T

I've become a fan of the updated Dodge Challenger, especially in this shade of blue.

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2015 Airstream trailer

Airstream brought along examples of its 2015 lineup of International and Flying Cloud trailers.

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Saleen S7

Outside of the two major halls, the convention center is filled with rare exotics, like this Saleen S7, and custom cars.

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Mullen GT

You've probably never heard of it, but the Mullen GT backs up its exotic looks with a 0-60 time of just over 3 seconds and a top speed of 200 mph.

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Volkswagen GTI Roadster Vision Gran Turismo

This VW GTI isn't anything like the one parked in your buddy's driveway. For starters, it's missing the roof, the hatchback, and so much more.

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Volkswagen GTI Roadster Vision Gran Turismo

The Volkswagen GTI Roadster Vision is a slick, full-scale realization of a concept car that will be featured in Gran Turismo racing sim for the PlayStation games console.

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GRC Volkswagen Beetle

Also in Volkswagen's booth is Tanner Foust's Global Rallycross Championship Volkswagen Beetle. With 540 horsepower from its turbocharged 1.6-liter engine and all-wheel drive, this punch buggy slugs back.

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Jaguar F-type manual transmission

It's been a long time since we've seen a manual in a Jag. Now, the F-type can be had with a six speed, making it a serious option for real enthusiasts.

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Land Rover Discovery Sport

Land Rover's junior SUV first broke cover at the Paris auto show, but makes its North American debut in Los Angeles.

Read more about the Land Rover Discovery Sport.

Morgan Three Wheeler
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Morgan Three Wheeler

Morgan's small display included this Three Wheeler, painted as a British Spitfire.

Read more about the Morgan Three Wheeler.

Saleen FourSixteen
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Saleen FourSixteen

Look familiar? The FourSixteen is actually a Tesla Model S, heavily modified by the Saleen tuner shop. It retains its electric drive, but gains performance.

Read more about the Saleen FourSixteen.

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Pors

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1965 Maserati Quatroporte

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2014 Los Angeles auto show
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2014 Los Angeles auto show

The Los Angeles auto show runs from November 21 to 30, at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Join us for our coverage of the most interesting new cars at the show.

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