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Maranello, Ferrari-F60America-01October 10th 2014.

 

To celebrate Ferrari’s 60th year in North America, Maranello has returned to its 1950s and 60s tradition of producing strictly limited edition, built-to-order cars. The result is the F60America, of which just 10 will be produced. The new car combines our American clients’ two great passions – the V12 engine and open-top driving – and is being unveiled tomorrow evening at an anniversary celebration gala dinner at Beverly Hills City Hall.

The powerful and innovative mid-front-mounted V12 and specific gear ratios underscore the F60America’s wonderfully sporty character. The F60America’s personality is instantly clear from its flanks which are characterised by an innovative diapason design theme.

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Ferrari-458-Speciale-A 11 coverFerrari has introduced its new V8 Spider with the name of  458-Speciale-A at the Paris Motor Show.

The A suffix in the limited number topless Ferrari stands for Aperta (open) not for a first A series to be followed by a B and C series.

Indeed finding 499 buyers around the world will not be as easy as it may appear. However suggesting that there will be no more than 499 Speciale A grants the car the statusstatus of an instant collector item.

 

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PEUGEOT-QUARTZ-CONCEPT-2014-01PEUGEOT AIMS HIGH WITH QUARTZ 500 HP SUV CONCEPT.

 

Peugeot aims at the high-end of the market at the Paris Show, where it will unveil an-all new concept next to the “restyled” Exalt concept first unveiled in Beijing last April. Paris will see the 500 HP Peugeot Quartz Concept, a Plug-in Hybrid Crossover, conceived and designed to be bullish for power and style, without neglecting technology.

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CITROEN--C4-CACTUS-AIRFLOW-2L-CONCEPT-2014-20

CITROEN TO SHOW 2-LITER PER 100 KM CONCEPT IN PARIS.

 

The Paris Show will provide the stage for what the French industry have achieved within the “New Industry Plan” promoted in 2013 by the French government. The project has been financed with € 250m. and aims to develop technologies leading to the production of car with fuel consumption of just 2 litres/100km by 2020.

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RENAULT-EOLAB-CONCEPT-2014-16RENAULT AFTER VOLKSWAGEN IN THE B SEGMENT.

 

Renault has announced that, in addition to their top of their top star, the new Espace MPV, and more starlets, they will unveil a high-tech vision of their one-litter per 100 km (282 mpg) car. The formula was “invented” by Volkswagen but Renault want to be the first to achieve that in with a B-segment compact family car that delivers 100 km on one litre of fuel and yet take four people and some luggage.

Reportedly Volkswagen is also working to this aim and I would not be surprised if the German maker also shows a similar concept in Paris.

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Renault-Espace-Paris-2014-02 cutOne year after teasing the public visiting the Frankfurt Motor Show with the Espace Concept, Renault will be premiering the all-new generation of the MPV it was first to offer in Europe some 30 years ago: the famous Espace.

Through the years the big, family van has matures into a large, sophisticated crossover, which aims at appealing new buyers with a strong design and modular, highly flexible, interior.

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