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Paris Motor Show 2012

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Audi's handsome RS 5 Cabriolet

Do you remember that bookworm at college that always quietly did the work, never mixed and got top grades? Do you remember the day they went out and bought a bottle of Vodka and danced on the tables? Welcome to the Audi RS 5 Cabriolet. It's what happens when the quiet, efficient type suddenly lets their hair down. Read More

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Segula Technologies' hybrid composite Hagora concept

Segula Technologies may not exactly be a household automotive name, but if designs like the Hagora are any indication, it could be in the future. Designed to protect and serve the environment, the new concept car combines an innovative hybrid powertrain, composite construction, 1 + 2 layout and sporty crossover styling. Read More

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Brutal Bentley Continental GT3 concept shown in Paris

The beast you see here is a GT3 racing concept car that Bentley brought to the 2012 Paris Motor Show. Based on the recently launched Contental GT Speed the machine is part of an FIA-sanctioned development process to get Bentley back into competitive motorsport after a break of 10 years. With rear-wheel drive, stripped interior and some extensive aero the vehicle abandons luxury and refinement for some serious attitude.Read More

F1-derived composite chassis for Ferrari's first-ever hybrid

Ferrari arrived at the Paris Motor Show with five models representing the Italian marque’s new full model range. These include coupé and Spider versions of the 458, the California 30, the four-wheel-drive FF sporting a new full-length panoramic roof, and the most powerful V12 ever built, the F12berlinetta. However, the big draw was the unveiling of a new composite chassis derived straight from Formula One technologies that Ferrari will use in its first ever hybrid model.Read More

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Audi's "dual-mode hybrid" crosslane coupé concept

Audi has provided a hint at what to expect from its upcoming Q models with the unveiling of its crosslane coupé concept at the 2012 Paris Motor Show. Packed to its removable roof with technology, the angular plug-in hybrid combines two electric motors with a purpose-designed three-cylinder TFSI engine for a total output of 130 kW (177 hp). This gets the 2+2 seater to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 8.6 seconds, on the way to a top speed of 182 km/h (113 mph).Read More

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Lexus LF-CC hybrid coupe concept breaks cover ahead of Paris Motor Show

Taking a number of cues from the LF-LC Hybrid Sports Coupe Concept unveiled in Detroit in January – which isn’t a bad place to take some cues from in our opinion – the Lexus LF-CC Concept Car is a mid-sized coupe concept featuring a new 2.5-liter full hybrid powertrain that will soon be introduced on the Lexus model range. The vehicle will be unveiled at the 2012 Paris Motor Show that kicks off at the end of the month.Read More

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