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Coolest concept cars at the 2014 LA Auto Show

One of the best parts of an auto show is checking out all the cool concept cars. This year’s 2014 LA Auto Show was no exception. While sadly there were not a ton of concept cars on display, here are some of the best ones at the show.

Chevrolet Chaparral 2X GT6 Vision Gran Turismo

This bizarre, futuristic Chevrolet sports car turned quite a few heads at the show. Besides the radical styling, the driver sitting position was the talk of the show. In order to operate the care, the driver lies down and peers over the hood to drive the car.

Chevy Chaparral 2X GT6 Gran Turismo turned heads at the LA Auto Show. Photo by Steven Pham Photo
Check out those tires. Photo by Steven Pham Photo
Chevrolet Chaparral 2X GT6 Gan Turismo
Photo by Steven Pham Photo

This creates an incredibly unique and aerodynamic driver’s position.
While production of the car is not coming anytime soon (likely not at all), you can virtually drive a version on the Gran Turismo 6 video game.

Lexus LF-C2

Debuting in sunny LA was the Lexus LF-C2 convertible. This concept previews what a future Lexus convertible would look like. Many speculate this is precisely what the new RC would look like as a convertible.

Lexus LF C2 Concept Car
Lexus LF C2 Concept car was a beauty at the 2014 LA Auto Show. Photo by Steven Pham Photo
Lexus LF C2 Concept Car Side View
Lexus LF C2 Concept car debuts at the 2014 LA Auto Show. Photo by Steven Pham Photo

Besides the strikingly good looks on the interior and exterior, the tires stood out to those in the attendance. The radical styling on the rims combined with the signature grille created quite the stir.

Watch the debut video.

Chevy Colorado ZR2

While the LA show isn’t typically known for pickup trucks, Chevy unveiled an amazing off-road concept in the ZR2. This modified Chevy Colorado featured new front and rear bumpers, King shocks, unique wheels and the upcoming diesel engine.

Chevy Colorado ZR2 Concept Truck
Chevy Colorado ZR2 at the 2014 LA Auto Show. Photo by Tim Esterdahl.
Chevy Colorado ZR2 Front
Chevy Colorado ZR2 looks rugged. That’s the point. Photo by Tim Esterdahl.
Chevy Colorado ZR2 Spare Tire
Chevy Colorado ZR2 spare tire. Photo by Tim Esterdahl.

With the new concept exterior color and other goodies, truck guys lined up in droves to get a look at it. GM admitted that while most concepts never make it to production, this ZR2 concept has a really good chance based on customer feedback. If the early reviews are any indication, this truck should hit production soon.

Purpose of Concept Cars

Automakers display concept cars at auto shows to generate buzz and excite car buyers. These prototypes rarely make it into production. Instead, as the name implies, they introduce new concepts in car design and technology. They are used the help gauge the public’s interest in concepts that may be introduced into upcoming production vehicles. They also give car designers free reign to push the envelope of their imaginations.

4 thoughts on “Coolest concept cars at the 2014 LA Auto Show”

  1. I really like the bold appearance of the truck. I also like the powerful yet efficient diesel engine option. I would definitely consider buying this truck if the price is right. Come on GM!!!

  2. I am very much interested in the ZR2 and even if it does not go into production I am thinking about a 2016 colorado Z71 diesel but I really want the rims that are shown on the ZR2 concept truck I have looked at no letting how many places can these be ordered and where please and if you know price that would be great as well please am hoping you’ll will help

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