Paris Motor Show Preview

Posted on September 22, 2012

On the 29th September, the two-week long Paris motor show begins and they’ll be a healthy dose of exotic models making their debut on the glossy events’ stands.

McLaren fans will have their prayers answered as the company unveils plans for their long-overdue replacement to the cult Gordon Murray-designed F1 (looking for a McLaren F1 for sale click here).

The new supercar, named P1 will appear as a design study at Paris, marking the first ever time that the company has appeared at an international motor show. Sporting an unmistakably F1-like silhouette, the P1 will most likely be powered by a tuned, twin-turbo version of the V8 engine from the MP4-12C producing in the region of 1,000bhp including KERS and will boast the technological DNA of models from the marque’s world-renowned Racing division meaning that it will be one of the greatest cars to drives both on road and on the track.

Potential buyers will delight in the knowledge that a production version will debut next year with a projected on-sale date of early 2014. Deposits are being taken, please contact us for details!

At the other end of the automotive spectrum, Land Rover will show off the stunning new Range Rover to the public for the first time. The sleek new model borrows heavily from its low-slung and immensely popular Evoque sibling and will offer class-leading levels of luxury and off-road ability.

Under the sharp-suited skin, the model boasts a new terrain response system that automatically detects the driving terrain and adjusts the chassis settings accordingly. Lightweight aluminium suspension and a monocoque body will see the new Rangey shed 420kg off its kerbweight. Advanced orders are slated to begin at the end of the year. We have 1st quarter 2013 build slots for sale.

Also flying the Union Jack flag at Paris will be Rolls-Royce who are expected to unveil a new model. This will most probably be the Ghost Coupe which will go on sale in 2014. This model will almost certainly adopt the 6.8-litre V12 from the Ghost saloon. In that model the unit develops 563bhp and is capable of 0-60mph in 5.7 seconds, despite weighing in excess of two and a half tonnes. Rolls-Royce may revive the ‘Corniche’ name for the coupe; the name was last seen in the UK on the fifth generation drop-top model, for which production ended in 2002.

It’s possible that the Six Senses concept, which debuted at the Beijing motor show back in April, will be at Paris. This was a four-door model, with reverse-hinged rear doors and powered by the marque’s 6.8-litre V12 engine. It is highly unlikely to be production-ready but could take place on the stands in concept-form once again. No on-sale date for this model has been set, but if greenlit for production, the model would bridge the gap between the Ghost and Phantom and would likely appear some time in 2015.

Ferrari’s 599GTB replacement, the blistering new F12 will take pride of place on the marque’s Paris stand. Underneath the elegant, upswept body, the deeply sculptured model boasts truly headline-grabbing performance figures; 0-62mph takes 3.1seconds and 0-124mph takes a mere 8.5seconds. Such figures have been achieved through the fitment of a 6.2-litre V12 engine that has an astonishing 730bhp and 509ib ft of torque. The F12 is Ferrari’s fastest-ever road car. All this beauty and speed costs £239,736 and for that you also get a seven-year, unlimited mileage warranty. We have available for sale a very early LHD Ferrari F12 finished in white, expected in October.

The F12’s not the biggest Ferrari news however, in a blow to fans of the marque, the eagerly-anticipated new Enzo replacement will not make its world premiere in Paris. The 7.3-litre V12 model was expected to make its debut at the show, however this now seems unlikely. The hypercar will produce 900bhp and will be lighter than the 1,2555kg original thanks to the extensive use of carbon fibre for the chassis and body. The model will post a 0-62mph time of less than three seconds and will be propelled onto a top speed north of 230mph.

Exclusivity is guaranteed as an estimated 350 models will be produced costing a cool £700,000 apiece. It now remains unclear when the model will officially be unveiled, but we suspect it might be November at the LA Auto Show.

We are also expecting to see the Cayenne V8 Diesel, the Aston Martin DB9, a new Lamborghini Gallardo variant, a facelifted Bentley Flying Spur for 2014, the Koenigsegg Agera BLT, the Porsche Carrera 4 and 4S and the Jaguar F-type.

For further details of any of the models mentioned, or to register your interest in purchasing one of our cars, please contact us here. We will be at the Paris show on 27th and 28th if you want to meet our team!

By Eliott Farr

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