Paris Motor Show 2010: Premiers

Paris Motor Show is fast approaching and the car manufacturers put on the starting line the most exciting new models or concepts. This year, Paris Motor Show will take place from 2-17 octombre and manufacturers’ stands will be arranged in Porte de Versailles. Given that they play at home, French car manufacturers will come with the most spectacular premiers.

Aston Martin

Aston Martin stand will be full of news. The British builder most likely will come to Paris with its DB9 model. The British supercar received a very delicate facelift, not long ago.


In Audi’s stand, the audience at the Paris Motor Show will be able to admire the new A7. This Coupe sedan will become the first rival for Mercedes CLS.


BMW will come to Paris together with its new X3 generation. After six years since its launch, the Bavarian compact SUV has a new design, much more attractive. Also, in their stand is likely to get acquainted with the long-awaited Megacity concept.


The Bugatti will come to Paris Motor Show with their new Bugatti Veyron Super Sport. The new version of the Veyron was able to enter the Guinness Book, reaching speeds of 431 km/h. This car is equipped with a 1,200 horsepower engine and 1500 Nm.


Like they did at Geneva Motor Show, this year, Chevrolet will also present the Aveo RS concept at Paris Motor Show.


Citroen’s stand will certainly be one of the most admired. French will present to the public its new generation of C4, but only the version with five doors. Also, the French manufacturer will make us aware of their DS4.


Ford officials will bring with them the new Mondeo facelift. The retouched version of the Mondeo offers customers a range of technological elements that were missing on the present model.

Land Rover

In the Land Rover stand, the audience at the Porte de Versailles will be able to admire the new Range Rover Evoque. The new British model is the smallest, lightest and most environmental Land Rover car created so far, and will be launched on the market with the anniversary of 40 years of the company.


Lotus will be among the stars of the Parisian Motor Show, their stand will host the Esprit supercar concept. Besides that it is possible to see a GT roadster and two concepts.


Mercedes will present in Paris the new CL facelift and also the new CLS. The new CL-Class comes with a front look more aggressive and with a new propellant. Twin-turbo V8 unit produces 429 hp and develops a torque of 699 Nm.


The British manufacturer’s stand will host the new Mini facelift. The first information and pictures were presented in June, but its changes are minor, both externally and internally.


The tenth generation of the Opel Astra has received a release for a family, and the Paris Motor Show is the perfect place to display it. For the first time, Astra’s station wagon version drop its Caravan denominations for the name Sports Tourer.


Another car manufacturer who will play at home is Peugeot. French will showcase the new 508, mid-size sedan that will replace the old 407. French brand fans will get a surprise and officials are wishing to present the long awaited Peugeot 308 GTI.


Renault’s stand will be at high agitation because the French will present DeZir concept, an electric prototype that has a fascinating design and a 150 horsepower propeller with a range of 160 kilometers. Also, the French will come accompanied by the electric version of Fluence.


The Smart will be present at the Paris Motor Show with a restyled version of its Fortwo. The actual Smart Fortwo will leave the current car market until 2013, when it will be replaced by the new generation developed in collaboration with Renault and this facelift aims freshening this generation.


Suzuki from Japan will be accompanied at the Porte de Versailles, by the new generation of urban model Swift. The third generation of the Swift comes with a design slightly retouched with new, somewhat larger sized engines.


If Geneva was introduced to the Volvo S60, Paris will see the V60. The wagon version of its S60 received the title of Sports Wagon to emphasize the sport allure.

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Will Bugatti Veyron have 1200 HP ?

Ferdinand Piech, the chairman of the board of Volkswagen Group, recently held a speech at the University of Vienna, during which he made references to a potential “performance version” of the Bugatti.

Currently, the W16 of 8-liter engine is capable of delivering 1001 horsepower, but there were rumors about the untapped potential of the unity.

The engineers argue that it can squeeze a total capacity of at least 1,200 horses, resources which would have radically influence the supercar’s performance and would further push the speed limit which Veyron can currently reach: 407 km / h.

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A 1936 Bugatti 57SC Atlantic was auctioned for a sum over $30 million

The auction Company Gooding managed to sell a Bugatti 57SC Atlantic for a record amount in the area, located between 30 and 40 million dollars.

The client and the exact amount that was sold this model remained confidential, primarily because of extremely high value of the transaction.

Therefore, this Bugatti surpassed the Ferrari250 Testa Rossa model from 1957 sold in 2009 for 12.2 million dollars and its value may increase further in the coming years.

Bugatti built only four cars Type 57SC Atlantic. Only two or three of them still exists today. One is owned by Ralph Lauren, while the second was held by the late Dr. Peter Williamson – a collector of classic Bugatti, which owned this model sold at this auction.

The location of the other two copies produced is still questionable, increasing the value of the two models of whose existence is confirmed.

Bugatti 57SC Atlantic is a model derived from the prototype Aerolithe Electron Coupe presented at Paris Motor Show in 1935.

At that time, the model has caused a sensation among the public and helped Italians from Bugatti record three very specific orders.

Each of the three models built is unique and this copy is the first of his series and has an enormous historical significance.

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A Bugatti Veyron car was detained by the Dutch police

The teenager was driving with a speed of 160 km/h in an area where the maximum allowed speed by law was 80 km / h.

In addition to this, the law officers of the Netherlands have detained from the young man the car he drove: a Bugatti Veyron.

Bugatti Veyron is considered to be the fastest series model ever created.

It has an engine of W16 of 8.0 liter capable to produce 1001 horsepower and develop a maximum torque of 1,250 Nm.

Bugatti Veyron can sprint from 0 to 100 km / h in just 2.4 seconds.

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New photos with Bugatti Galibier 16C

Bugatti exhibited in Geneva two special versions of the Veyron Grand Sport model, but kept the surprise for a private event, held near the salon, but far from the curious eyes of the public.

Subsidiary Volkswagen unveiled a new version of the 16C Galibier model, the brother of the four seat Veyron. The event revealed a Galibier painted black, much more sober than the original one, bicolor.

The luxury sedan will adopt the same unit with 16-cylinder, 8 liter and 4 turbochargers, present on Veyron. In this situation, however, the giant engine will offer between 800 and 1,000 horsepower.

Although it wasn’t allowed to understand when we will be able to see the street model with four doors, Bugatti underlined that the public’s response and especially the customers was very positive. It is possible that the Galibier model to go into production immediately after Veyron will end its life cycle.

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Dubai Motor Show Brings Three Special Edition Veyrons

Bugatti unveiled three fresh limited-edition variants of its Veyron at this year’s Dubai motor show.

The estimated price: $2.4 million. The name: Veyron Nocturne. As they are only five of these, the Veyron Nocturne brings uniqueness to those who drive it. The sports car has an interesting black-on-silver design, and the silver panels are polished aluminum with the rear quarter panels and rockers formed from a single part. The center console has been coated in galvanized platinum and the dashboard is from magnesium.

Moving on to more exclusive models, the Dubai motor show also features two one-off models. First, the silver painted Sang d’Argent is built as a celebration of Bugatti’s centennial anniversary, tagged at $2.1 million. It sports wheels cribbed from the open-air Veyron Grand Sport model, and polished aluminum exterior panels.

The other one is the new Soleil du Nuit edition, with a price of approximately $2.2 million. The “Black Blue” paint, special burnt orange leather interior, and unique wheels are just some features of this unique model.

The Middle East is likely to be the new home of these Bugatti’s seven special cars.

Bugatii Veyron Nocturne

Bugatti Veyron Nocturne

Bugatti Soleil du Nuit

Bugatti Veyron Soleil du Nuit

Bugatti Sang d’Argent

Bugatti Veyron Sang d’Argent

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