Mercedes-Benz Concept B Class Electric Drive . This is...
Mercedes-Benz Concept B Class Electric Drive . This is a preview of a new electronic car that has a 134 horsepower electric motor and 229 pound-feet of torque. Its driving range is about 124 miles on fully charged batteries.
Ferrari Enzo Successor (F70) Carbon Tub . The new Ferrari model, code-named F70, has an advance carbon fiber monocoque. It is said to guarantee 20% lighter new chasis than the Enzo, 27% increase in it's torsional rigidity and 22% increase in it's beam stiffness.
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Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo Concept . This model features a new body style, a new electric motor producing about 95% horsepower, and a supercharged 3.0-liter V-6 engine. These features, when working together, accelerates the Porsche Panamera from 0 to 60 mph in less than 6 seconds.
Peugeot Onyx Supercar Concept . A supercar with a completely carbon fiber chasis and an interior mostly made from felt, the Peugeot Onyx is powered by a 3.7-liter V-8 turbodiesel engine rated at more than 600 horsepower. This concept car, however, is not for production.
Meanwhile, here are eight cars in the performance cars category that we're showcased in the recently concluded 2012 Paris Auto Show:
2014 Jaguar F-Type . This Jaguar model is a new convertible sports car. It was first showcased as a concept car at the 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show. It will be for sale next year, with buyers offered a choice between V-6 and V-8 engines.
2014 Audi S3 Hatchback . This new Audi features a brand new 2.0-liter TFSI engine with 296 horsepower and 280 pound-feet of torque. Addition of an S tronic dual-clutch gearbox will make this hatchback sprint to 60 mph in 5.1 seconds. This will not be for sale in the United States, however, as Americans will be getting the new sedan version.
2013 Nissan Juke Nismo . First seen at the 2011 Tokyo Motor Show, the Juke Nismo features a 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine, stiffer springs, and dampers. It is the first of Nissan's sporty Nismo lineup while an RS version is underway.
2013 Lamborghini Gallardo . Fresh new look and a whole new level of personalization are what characterizes the updated version of the Lamborghini supercar. The Edizion Tecnica option is also a new addition which will be available in all Gallardo LP 570-4 variants in 2013.
2013 Audi RS 5 Cabrio . This is a convertible version of the Audi RS 5 which was first unveiled at the Paris auto show. Performance and elegance meet in this new model which consists of a 4.2-liter V-8 at 450 horsepower and 317 pount-feet of torque packaged in an elegant convertible body. It can sprint from 0 to 60.
2013 Porsche Cayenne S Diesel . This is the new V-8 version of the Porsche Cayenne. It has a 4.2-liter V-8 turbodiesel engine at 382 horsepower and 626 pound-feet of torque.
2014 Volkswagen GTI . This is a preview of the new GTI version of Volkswagen Golf. It will be for sale in the second half of 2013. Its features include more power, lighter curb weight, and more agile steering provided by a new front axle differential lock.
2013 Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 . This is an updated version of Lamborghini's Aventador. Lamborghini has claimed as much as 20% reduction in emissions and fuel consumption with this new version that has fuel-saving features including engine stop-start and cylinder deactivation.
Last but not least are the models in the luxury cars category. Here are a few cars that made it to the 2012 Paris Auto Show:
2014 Mercedes-Benz S Class Sculpture . Set to officially debut early next year, this new 2014 Mercedes-Benz model features Aesthetics S. Aesthetics S is a new piece of art consisting of a solid sculpture and dynamic lighting show.
Rolls-Royce Art Deco-Inspired Cars . The Rolls-Royce trio included a two-tone Ghost, a black Phantom, and a special Phantom Drophead Coupe. These new special edition Art Deco cars aim to expand Rolls-Royce business without a significant increase in production while at the same time maintain it's exclusivity
Audi SQ5 TDI Exclusive Concept . This is a special version of the SQ5 TDI performance diesel model featuring unique Aral Blue paint, Nappa leather trim, an Alcantara headliner, and wood trim. Fortunately, the American market will be able to get a hold of this new car as the model is set to be offered in the US.
2013 Land Rover Range Rover . Price at $83,500 and up, the new 2013 Range Rover will be available in the market December this year. Its 4,850-pound aluminum construction makes this US-spec V-8 Range Rover good at improved gas mileage and better handling.
Maserati Gran Turismo Convertible MC . This is a convertible version of the Gran Turismo MC coupe that was introduced in the market last year. Known in Europe as the Gran Cabrio MC, this convertible version features a sportier bodykit, improved downforce, a 453-horsepower V-8, and uprated suspension and brakes.
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