Top 10 Cars of the 2012 LA Auto Show

Honorable Mention: Lamborghini Aventador Roadster

As a car that wasn’t freshly unveiled during the show, the Lamborghini Aventador Roadster doesn’t qualify for the list, but it’s hard to look past.

With two carbon fiber panels forming the roof, the car converts quickly from an open to closed cabin with the roof tucking tightly under the hood.

Just like the head-turning Aventador coupe, this car sources power from a 6.5-liter V12 engine with 700 hp. Unlike the closed cockpit version, Lamborghini needed a way to mitigate the noise that screaming powerplant makes. Its engineers managed that with a rear windshield that can be adjusted to reduce wind buffeting and to shelter occupants from the engine howl.

Running 0-60 in three seconds, it’s good to get excited about such a sexy car, even if it debuted elsewhere. But what made the list? Venture through AutoGuide’s top 10 list to see.

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