Paris Motor Show 2014 – So Far

I have become a bit of a Twitter freak within the last year or so and I follow anything motoring related that’s interesting. Giz a follow there sure, IanFitzpatrick3. Anyway, I’ve been following a bit from the Paris Motor Show so I thought I’d share what it had to offer with you:

Volkswagen XL Sport 
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The XL Sport is, as you can probably tell, a sports version of the famous 280mpg diesel-hybrid VW developed back in 2011 , the XL1. The XL Sport is powered by a 197bhp Ducati Superleggera V-Twin engine. Lets hope this goes into production!

Audi TT Sportback Concept
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Only last week images were leaked of the TT Sportback and does it look good! A variant of the recently renewed TT, this one has 5 doors and 400bhp from a 2.0 litre turbocharged four cylinder engine. The 400bhp is combined with 450nm of torque which gives it a 0-100km/h time of 3.9 seconds.

Lamborghini Asterion LPI-910 4 Hybrid
Lambo have released yet another stunner! The Asterion LPI-910 4 Hybrid is, other than a mouthful, a 910 bhp hyper car. 910 Brake stonking horse power!
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hat do you think of the styling? When I first saw it I thought the front looked bit too similar to the Huracan. Still love it though!

Mercedes-AMG C63
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Note the name change, no longer C63 AMG now the AMG C63. It looks, well like the rest of the Merc line-up really. Two variants will be available, both V8s. The standard one will give you 469bhp and if that isn’t enough the S model gives you 503bhp! 0-100km/h in the standard is 4.1 seconds and 4.0s in the S. The estate version, pictured, adds a tenth of a second to the time. The old C63 did 0-100km/h in 4.5 seconds so it’s an improvement.

Mercedes AMG GT
The beast everyone has been waiting for is here at last, the Mercedes AMG GT. Again two variants will be available, a GT and a GT S. The same V8 will power both but with 456bhp in the GT and 503bhp in the S. It is not a direct replacement for the SLS but will be Mercs flagship model. It will rival the likes of the Porsche 911 Turbo and the Jag F-Type R.

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2015 Volvo XC90
Last but not least, the all new Volvo XC90. This mightn’t be the most exciting of the line-up I have spoken about but it is the safest. Volvo hopes it will be the safest car on the road.  You may remember I wrote about this when it was released. You can read the article here: http://driversedition.com/index.php/the-xc90-bids-you-farewell/

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Thats all I have seen so far and I am sure there is more interesting debuts to come. I will try keep you posted on Twitter.

Ciao