Paris Motor Show Round-Up

range-roverAlthough some may argue it’s less flashy than Geneva, the Paris Motor Show is the world’s largest auto show, making it the place for marques to unveil their latest offerings. There really were too many new cars to count, but here’s our pick of the highlights:

Land Rover:

All eyes were on the new Discovery 5, which takes the marque’s trust people-carrier to new technological heights. Sure, it may look like a brick on wheels, but it’s safer than ever and has an interior that can be controlled by your phone.


The prancing horse stole the show with the hotly-anticipated debut of its LaFerrari convertible. Available only to hand-picked buyers, the car features the same engine as the hard-top and, amazingly, is just as quick. Unsurprisingly, it’s also drop-dead gorgeous.


The troubled marque unveiled their two restyled saloons: the Ghibli and the iconic Quattroporte. SUV fans were also treated to a glimpse of the new Levante, their high-end four wheeler that’s designed to rival the likes of the Cayenne.


Jaguar confirmed they were building the new XF Sportbrake, and in the absence of a full reveal treated visitors to spy footage of their camouflaged car. An unusual move, but it certainly got the crowds excited.


Porsche unveiled their second-gen Panamera, the turbo version of which has just equalled the record Nurburgring lap time for a saloon car: 7min 38sec, the same as a 997 GT3’s. It’s a sleeker, faster more economical vehicle than the original, and destined to have a lot of fans.


A bit of a shocker from this reliable marque – they confirmed development of a new hypercar that will be stuffed with F1 technology. The car will be designed to celebrate AMG’s 50th anniversary, and is set to get you as close as possible to the F1 experience in a road-legal car. Everything will be extreme and we just. can’t. wait.