The Los Angeles Auto Show did feature its fair share of celebrity endorsements, but the cars themselves seemed a little subdued this year, a little austere. No wild concept (well, except from Mercedes) and a ton of very practical cars: frugal engines, minivansm SUVs and diesels dominated the show.
But, there are always a couple automakers willing to go out on a limb. (Yes, we're looking at your Jaguar and Porsche.) Here then, is the best of the 2012 LA Auto Show: