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Paris Motor Show Preview
posted on Sep 19 2014 by Gabe Grover
After an excruciatingly long wait, the biennial Paris Motor Show is now less than a month away, with manufacturers from around the globe preparing to show off their new concept and commercialised cars.From Lamborghini to Fiat, nearly every manufacturer under the sun has something to announce, and this is what we know so far.
Aston Martin Lagonda
Coming from home, Aston Martin are most likely looking to exacerbate our frustration by showing more of their Middle-east exclusive super saloon, the Aston Martin Lagonda.
Expected to cost above £400,000, Aston Martin plan to hand-build only 100 of these cars and then sell them exclusively to those invited to do so.
We look forward to seeing more in October.
From the likes of Audi, we expect to be seeing more of the new R8, having been spotted before it’s expected reveal at the show, we have a pretty good idea of what the new generation of R8’s are going to look like, take a look for yourself below.
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Citroen Divine DS Concept
Coming from French manufacturer, Citroen, is their new concept for the Divine DS, looking like nothing ever before seen from Citroen, this concept is visually striking, but lacks a clear Citroen logo, suggesting that Divine will begin separating itself from its father, as it has in China. It’s curvaceous design and futuristic look truly gives us a taste of what Citroen have planned for the time ahead.
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Set to be French manufacturer Renaults headline show, the EOLAB is said to achieve 282mpg the equivalent of 1 litre of fuel every 100 miles. That’s without mentioning the colossal electric power of the EOLAB, Renault have said this car can travel 60 miles at 75mph running on electricity only. Renault never cease to shock with the EOLAB, which weighs 955kg, including a 4.5kg magnesium roof. We sure look forward to seeing more this month.
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Following Jaguars recent £2,000,000,000 investment in a new factory situated in the West Midlands, the British manufacturer are looking to show off the new XE, (Read our article on the XE’s smaller sibling, the Jaguar Baby XE here). The new XE is said to come with a choice of five engines, starting with a 161bhp 2.0 diesel engine and ranging up to the monstrous 336bhp 3.0 supercharged V8 from the F type which will send the car to 60mph within just 4.9 seconds. We’re eagerly awaiting the new model.
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Hailing from the east, Japanese manufacturer Mazda are going to show off more of their new MX-5, according to Mazda, the soft top models of this car are to weigh just over a tonne at 1,050kg, the 2 models will feature 1.5 and 2.0 litre engines which will be developing 130bhp and 165bhp respectively. That’s a lot of power for something that weighs less than a draft horse.
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Mercedes-Benz AMG GT
Having been revealed last week, (click here to check out our preview of the beautiful beast) the new AMG is truly magnificent. With a 503bhp 4.0 V8 engine, this car is said to reach 60mph within 3.8 seconds, and to weigh over 25kg less than its competitor, the Porsche 911. Mercedes really have done their best to wow us this time!
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Just two days ago (17/09/14), Lamborghini teased a new concept car that they have been developing, accompanied with the slogan ‘Once perfection is achieved, you can just double it’. This can be interpreted in a few different ways, either the Italian manufacturer are looking to release a car with 4 seats, one with four doors, or a car with two power sources, an engine and an electric motor, if the latter ends up being true, this would be the first time Lamborghini produce a car with a hybrid engine. Whatever the case, we’re very excited to see more in Paris this October.
That’s it for our preview or The Paris Motor Show, open to the public from the 4th of October, up until the 10th of October. If you’re looking to buy tickets, they are available at a fantastic price on the official website.