The car industry might be in shambles caused by the global economic meltdown, but nonetheless car manufacturers put on a brave face at this year’s Paris Motor Show 2012. From the Volkswagen’s new Golf GTI, Renault’s Renaultsport Clio IV and Peugeot’s 208 GTi, amazing rides were on display.
Alongside the practical vehicles that are meant to boost sales figures, radical concepts presage the future of the troubled industry, and supercars tempt millionaires with a taste for luxury and power.
Lamborghini, Aston Martin, Mercedes-Benz, BMW, Ferrari and others are all out in force, adding life and beauty to an auto show that desperately needs it. Here are the 15 hottest cars at the Paris Motor Show 2012.
Jaguar finally revealed the successor to the iconic E-Type: the F-Type.
Peugeot’s Onyx Concept features a striking blend of pure copper sheet doors and a matte black body.
With 720 hp, the F12berlinetta is the most high-performance V12 ever built, Ferrari says.
The Concept Active Tourer is front wheel drive, a very rare move for BMW.
Porsche’s Panamera Sport Turismo Concept Porsche’s is a new look for the luxury brand: a plug-in hybrid wagon.
Lamborghini President and CEO Stephan Winkelmann introduced the new Gallardo LP 560-4 in Paris.
McLaren’s P1 is the successor to the F1, once the fastest production car in the world.
Lexus’s LF-CC Hybrid Coupe concept has a 2.5-liter full hybrid power train.
The Vanquish is the new flagship model of Aston Martin’s sports car range.