The off-road-focused Porsche 911 Dakar will receive its world debut in LA. The rugged, all-terrain sports car pays tribute to the firm’s 1984 Paris-Dakar rally victory. We don’t know the extent of the model’s technical changes just yet, but we do know its ABS system has been tuned for loose surfaces such as snow, dirt and gravel. Expect a raised ride height, shorter gear ratios and other off-road enhancements.
This is a big one for the North American market. We still don’t fully know what the new Subaru Impreza looks like, so LA will mark an international reveal for the model. Judging from preview images released by the firm so far, the new Impreza is likely to be based on the Subaru Crosstrek, which replaced the Outback Sport in the US. It’s not quite the same, rally-inspired Impreza we once knew, but it is likely to remain quite punchy, with a choice of an electrified 2.0-litre e-Boxer engine or a naturally aspirated 2.5-litre petrol.
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