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When we first looked through our media schedule for the upcoming 2011 Los Angeles Auto Show, our eyebrows perked up when we saw that Nintendo had a press conference scheduled for Thursday at 12:10 pm to 12:35 pm.
Obviously our first thought was that Mario Kart was finally becoming a reality, but we snapped back to something that made sense – like a partnership with an OE to include some entertainment in their cars.
But now MotorWorldHype is reporting that Nintendo will be bringing a custom car to the show built by none other than West Coast Customs. Hopefully Nintendo isn’t just going for something loud and obnoxious to show off its in-car integration, but rather something nice and reasonable even though it involves West Coast Customs. We still haven’t a clue what manufacturer Nintendo is teaming up with but the creation will be on display for the duration of the show. This is Nintendo first time ever appearing at an automotive trade show… should be exciting.
Aston Martin will be teaming up with Galpin Aston Martin of California to show off the final pre-production engineering development One-77 at this year’s Los Angeles Auto Show. This special One-77 has covered 14,000-miles including endurance testing at Nardo in Italy and the infamous Nurburgring in Germany.
Spectators to this year’s Los Angeles Auto Show will be able to check out the 7.3L V12-powered exotic in person, but unfortunately won’t get to experience the 750-hp and 553 lb-ft of torque. But we’ll all be able to admire the handcrafted aluminum body and full carbon fiber monocoque chassis.
Keep in mind that the One-77 that will be on display isn’t a final production model, and the car that will be for sale may be slightly different.
GALLERY: Aston Martin One-77
Limited to just 2,000 vehicles worldwide, Volvo has announced that it’ll be showing off the new C70 Inscription Edition at this year’s Los Angeles Auto Show. The C70 Inscription Edition features a painted front grille, black 18-inch wheels, LED daytime running lights surrounded by chrome, while the interior gets Sovereign Hide upholstery, a leather dashboard and aluminum trim.
The special edition Inscription model is available with all engine combinations for the Volvo C70, but is limited to just three exterior colors: Black Stone, Black Sapphire and Ice White.
What will be even more interesting is whether or not Volvo announces plans for the C70 model line since the company is shutting down its Uddevalla plant in Sweden where the car is currently produced.
GALLERY: Volvo C70 Inscription Edition
Infiniti is set for two world debuts at this year’s Los Angeles Auto Show on November 16th, 2011. Taking center stage at their booth will be the 2013 Infiniti JX crossover and the 2013 IPL G Convertible, the second vehicle in the Infiniti Performance Line.
Up until now, we’ve only seen the JX in concept form when it was revealed at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. Now we’ll finally see the production luxury crossover, featuring the world’s first Back-up Collision Intervention system and more second and third row legroom than a Cadillac Escalade.
The 2013 IPL G Convertible is set to hit showrooms in spring of 2012 and when we saw the concept, it sported a 3.7L V6 with 348-hp. On the outside, the IPL G Convertible sports 19-inch IPL wheels, a three-piece retractable hardtop and red leather interior contrasting the Malbec Black exterior.
AutoGuide will be live for the official reveals at this year’s Los Angeles Auto Show. Until then, check out our complete preview here.