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LA Auto Show: New Jaguar F-Type and Land Rover Range Rover (photos)

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Jaguar F-Type at the LA Auto Show. This beauty will do 0-60 in 4.2 seconds, as long as you spend $92,000 to get the supercharged V8 version.

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The Land Rover Range Rover sits in a shallow puddle at the LA Auto Show. It can handle a lot more than that.

At this week's L.A. Auto Show, Jaguar-Land Rover (JLR) pulled the cover off the new F-Type for the first time in the U.S. (it had already debuted in Paris earlier this year) and unveiled the new Land Rover Range Rover, its top-of-the line SUV.

In top trim, the F-Type comes with a supercharged V8 engine that makes almost 500 horsepower and can do 0-60 in 4.2 seconds. It costs $92,000. It was also mobbed by photographers at the L.A. Auto Shows media preview days pretty much all day long.

JLR ensconsed its new Land Rover Range Rover in a shallow pool of water filled with stones, perhaps to depict the machines august stream-fording capabilities. The Range Rover is ideal for the aspiring country squire of means — and he'd better have the means, given the $83,500 price tag for the 2013 model.