Lamborghini Asterion LPI 910-4 concept, 2014 Paris Auto ShowEnlarge Photo
The media days for the 2014 Paris Auto Show are now over, and we still have plenty of new and photos to bring you. Here’s a quick roundup of some of the highlights so far.
First up is the Lamborghini Asterion LPI 910-4 concept car, which hints at the future styling direction for the Lamborghini marque as well as a potential new model line. The stunning concept also serves as a showcase of new drivetrain technology, in this case a plug-in hybrid system combining a V-10 and a trio of electric motors.
Infiniti Q80 Inspiration Concept - 2014 Paris Auto ShowEnlarge Photo
Another concept previewing future styling themes was Infiniti’s stunning Q80 Inspiration
. The concept is in the form of a four-door grand tourer and the best part is that it’s destined for production.
Land Rover’s new Discovery Sport
, which goes on sale early next year, turned out to be one of the surprise stars of Paris this week. The vehicle not only looks good but it’s very practical, which should make it a hit with families.
Ferrari’s latest supercar is the 458 Speciale A
, where A stands for Aperta. The car is essentially a convertible version of last year’s 458 Speciale, and it’s potentially the last Ferrari road car to feature a naturally aspirated V-8.
Audi is currently testing the waters for a third TT derivative by revealing a series of concept cars. The latest of these concepts is a new five-door ‘Sportback’ version of the TT
that made its debut in Paris this week.
Jaguar’s rival to the BMW 3-Series and Mercedes-Benz C-Class, the all-new 2017 XE
, is now well and truly official. So far the car looks great, and its lightweight aluminum chassis and sophisticated suspension should ensure it’s great to drive too. Sadly, we won’t see it in local showrooms for another two years almost.
2015 Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybrid, 2014 Paris Auto ShowEnlarge Photo
The second generation of the Porsche Cayenne has just undergone its mid-cycle update, and we got our first look of the updated SUV in the metal in Paris this week. New for the Cayenne is the plug-in hybrid Cayenne S E-Hybrid
, which launches alongside the rest of the updated lineup this November.
Another plug-in hybrid on show in Paris was the Volkswagen XL Sport concept
. Essentially a high-performance version of the ultra-frugal XL1 on sale in Europe, the XL Sport adopts a V-twin engine from a Ducati motorcycle and will sprint from 0-66 mph in just 5.7 seconds.
Bentley revealed a faster Mulsanne this week, appeasing the needs of lead-footed chauffeurs the world over. The car is called the Mulsanne Speed
, and it can rocket to 60 mph in just 4.8 seconds despite weighing almost 6,000 pounds.
Easily the hero of this week’s Paris show, the all-new Mercedes-AMG GT
blasted onto the scene with its bright yellow paint work and sleek, stylish design. The car is absolutely stunning in person and no doubt will set hearts racing once its twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V-8 gets fired up.
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