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Photos: Styling at the LA Auto Show

Concept cars range from a high-speed Bugatti to a three-wheeler from VW and a snowboarder's dream from Suzuki.
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Porche Cayman S

Porsche's newest car, unveiled Wednesday at the Greater LA Auto Show, is the Cayman S, a 295-horsepower, two-seat coupe. The company's R&D director called it a "bridge between the Boxster roadster and the 911 Carrera." The car is in production, but doesn't yet have a specified price.

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Toyota FJ Cruiser

Toyota unveiled its new FJ Cruiser at the LA show on Wednesday. Available in March, the FJ Cruiser is a five-passenger SUV with side doors that open in clamshell fashion. It was originally designed as a concept car at Calty Design Research in Newport Beach, Calif.

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Volkswagen GX3

From the concept car folks at Volkswagen comes the GX3. A three-wheeler, the fuel-efficient motorcycle-class car can be driven in the commuter lane with only one driver. The car's designer hopes to put it into production and have it ready for sale in 2007.

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Derek Jenkins

Derek Jenkins, Volkswagen's chief designer in North America, had the idea for a three-wheeler and worked with a team to develop the GX3 over the last 18 months in California. The 1,300-pound car gets about 46 miles per gallon and can go from zero to 60 in 5.9 seconds. If the car comes to market it would be priced somewhere between $10,000 and $20,000.

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Suzuki Blizzard

A snowboarder's dream, Suzuki's Blizzard--a "life vehicle" concept car--is based on the Grand Vitara production line of cars. It is outfitted with boot heaters, studded tires and a chair lift seat in the back.

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Bugatti Veyron

Heralded as the world's fastest car, Bugatti's Veyron 16.4 made its U.S. debut on Tuesday. With a price tag of $1.3 million, the car features 1,001 horsepower, an 8-liter, 16-cylinder engine and four turbochargers. It has a top speed of 253 mph.

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Spyker iC12 LaTurbie

Spyker's concept car is a hand-built, all-aluminum sportster that will be available in September. The iC12 LaTurbie is made to order, and its price tag starts at $325,000.

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Inside the iC12 LaTurbie

A look inside the cockpit of the iC12 LaTurbie.

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Spyker C8 Laviolette

Spyker's C8 Laviolette plays a leading role in the upcoming movie "Basic Instinct 2: Risk Addiction."

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Jeep Hurricane

One of Jeep's concepts, the Hurricane, has two V-8 engines, one in front and one in the rear. If the combined 670 horsepower isn't enough to grab you, how about the ability to turn all four wheels at once for a very, very tight 360-degree turn? For a concept car with a different take on getting out of a tight spot, and a not so rugged look, there's the Nissan Pivo.

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Jeep Gladiator

Jeep is also showing off the more conventional Gladiator, whose retro-meets-nouveau stylings include a fold-down windshield, canvas roof, removable doors and expandable bed.

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Maserati Birdcage

The low-slung Maserati Birdcage features some high-tech components, including a transparent heads-up display, camera systems, LED-based headlights and taillights, and wireless Internet access.

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