Paris Auto Show

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    Here's a few shots I took at the Paris Auto Show back in September....

    One of my Lotto Cars (if I ever hit the lotto, I'll be sportin'one of these)

    McLaren MP4-12C

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    and it's soon to be released big brother, the McLaren P1

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    Proof that I was actually there. When in Paris.....go visit Mona

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    Another shot of the McLaren P1.

    What looks like an exhaust on the bottom is actually airflow channelling underneath the body. The exhaust is actually in the center of the rear panel. Since the car is mid-engine (engine is just above and in front of the rear wheels), that makes for the shortest possible exhaust path.

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    This is the Hyundai ix35 Fuel Cell. In the U.S. you would know the ix35 as the Tucson. Hyundai is planning to deploy about a thousand of these in fleets in Europe. Copenhagen, Denmark will be one of the first cities to take them. By 2015, Hyundai expects to sell these at a rate of about 10,000 vehicles a year.

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    Here's the Mercedes Benz SLS AMG Electric Drive. . What a name. Anyway, it is an all electric supercar. The (4)electric motors provide the equivalent of 720 hp, making this the most powerful AMG ever produced. And it's not just a concept. Mercedes officially started taking orders the day it was revealed. I did not stand in line.

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    BMW Active Tourer Concept. Everything that BMW's are NOT today, but will be soon

    • Front wheel drive
    • 3-cylinder (yes, THREE) 1.5L engine
    • Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle

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    As one of my co-workers says "BMW is about to produce a front wheel drive sedan, clearly a sign of the automotive apocalypse"

    Anyway, we think this is going to be the next generation BMW 1-Series.
     
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    One of the best selling cars in Europe. The Renault Clio.

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    I would rock that.
     
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    Clio's equally cute cousin, Zoe. Zoe is electric.

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    Remember Renault (as in Zoe electric car) and Nissan (as in Leaf electric car) are an alliance, both run by automotive rock star Carlos Ghosn (rhymes with groan).
     
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    Speaking of Nissan, their luxury division, Infiniti, showed this fuel cell vehicle concept. We expect that they will produce a fuel cell vehicle. We are not sure that this is it.

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    Too cool! Love it! :)
     

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