This Week’s Top Photos: the 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show edition

2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 Convertible, 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show

Chevrolet’s new Corvette ZR1 was a showstopper. It’s the fastest, most powerful Corvette in the nameplate’s history, with its new LT5 V-8 spitting out 755 horsepower and 715 pound-feet of torque, or enough to see it hit 212 mph. However, we can’t help but feel the car is overshadowed somewhat by the oft-rumored mid-engine Corvette.

Aria FXE concept, 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show

Speaking of mid-engine Corvettes, a company specializing in building concepts and other one-offs for the major automakers has revealed a hybrid supercar that originally started out life as a mid-engine Corvette tribute car celebrating the work of late General Motors designer Ed Taylor. The car has 1,150 hp on tap and will see production if demand is sufficient.

Saleen S1, 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show

Saleen had a mid-engine car of its own, the new S1. Packing a 450-horsepower 2.5-liter turbocharged inline-4, aluminum central tub, carbon fiber body, and rear-wheel drive, the S1 certainly means business. Oh, and Saleen plans to built it China.

2019 Infiniti QX50, 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show

Infiniti unveiled a replacement for its aging QX50. The new design is hardly a surprise as Infiniti previewed the look with a series of concepts. What’s much more interesting is the technology the vehicle is packing.

2019 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class

Also debuting this week was a new generation of the Mercedes-Benz CLS. It’s the first model to feature the next step in the evolution of Mercedes’ “sensual purity” design philosophy, and it seriously looks good in the metal.

2019 Lincoln Nautilus, 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show

Lincoln’s finally ditching its confusing alphanumeric naming strategy. While we’ve seen Lincoln use classic names like Continental and Navigator already, it’s also introducing some new ones. At the Los Angeles Auto Show this week, we saw the company unveil the Nautilus mid-size crossover. It’s actually an update of the MKX but looks and feels a lot more substantial.

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Saleen reveals S1 sports car, plans Chinese production

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