Mondail de L’Automobile Paris 2014 by DaniPhotoDesign

Color me a lucky guy!  I get to travel to a few auto shows every year.  I love nothing more that seeing the latest and greatest and debating with colleagues and experts the merits of each.  Unfortunately my budget leaves a little something to be desired, to say nothing of my photographic skills.  In those cases DaniPhotoDesign comes to the rescue.  So sit back, have a glass of wine, and enjoy his talent like I do.

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Citroen Divine DS Concept                                                                                                                  source: Daniele Madia

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According to Citroen, the DS Divine Concept is a “vision of the future for the DS brand, combining sophistication with advanced technology” that provides a “modern take on French elegance.”  Personally I am loving the louvers!

Citroen C4 Cactus Airflow  source Daniele Madia

Citroen C4 Cactus Airflow                                                                                                                         source Daniele Madia

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The Citroen C4 Cactus isn’t new, it was introduced before the show, but the Airflow 2.0L is.  Utilizing a new engine and revised aero package, this concept achieves fuel consumption figure of 2.0L/100km (141 MPG for those Stateside).  Just what we need here, a Bubble wrapped Citroen!

Lamborghini    source: Daniele Madia

Lamborghini Asterion LPI 910-4 Concept                                                                                            source: Daniele Madia

021014 2048x300 TM PARIGI salone ante1-57 021014 2048x300 TM PARIGI salone ante1-60 021014 2048x300 TM PARIGI salone ante1-70 021014 2048x300 TM PARIGI salone ante1-71 021014 2048x300 TM PARIGI salone ante1-73 021014 2048x300 TM PARIGI salone ante1-74The Asterion is the first Lamborghini plug-in hybrid.  Featuring 3 electric motors and 50km full electric range, this monster has a top speed of 320km/h and is officially called a “demonstrator”.  Quick note to the Lambo PR Team….. I have a spare bedroom, please come to Michigan to demonstrate.

Mercedes AMG GT    source: Daniele Madia

Mercedes AMG GT                                                                                                                                       source: Daniele Madia

021014 2048x300 TM PARIGI salone ante1-112 021014 2048x300 TM PARIGI salone ante1-120 021014 2048x300 TM PARIGI salone ante1-123 021014 2048x300 TM PARIGI salone ante1-116Perhaps the most anticipated car at the show was the new AMG GT from Mercedes.  Spy shots and conjecture filled the months before the show and now we get to see the undisguised body.  Dat Ass!

Peugeot source Daniele Madia

Peugeot Quartz Concept                                                                                                                           source Daniele Madia

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For a while the wheel size escalation seemed to be taking some time off.  It is back with the 23″ on the Quartz Concept from Peugeot.  Considering the scissor doors I am not sure this wasn’t meant for SEMA. 

Renault source Daniele Madia

Renault Eolab Concept                                                                                                                  source Daniele Madia

021014 2048x300 TM PARIGI salone ante1-9 021014 2048x300 TM PARIGI salone ante1-12Not to be outdone by the Peugeot 2.0L concept, Renault brought a 1.0L Concept.  Yes, the Eolab uses 100 technologies to achieve 282 MPG.  Just don’t ask me how to pronounce the name.

Rolls source Daniele Madia

Rolls Royce Phantom Metropolitan                                                                                                              source Daniele Madia

There is no better way to end a group of car show pictures than with a Rolls DropTop.

021014 2048x300 TM PARIGI salone ante1-107Come back tomorrow to see the other curves from Paris!

 

 

 

 

 

 

About Frank Schwartz

Frank Schwartz is the founder of CarFriend.me and Advanced Automotive Consulting Services, partner in The Middlecott Sketchbattle Experiment and serial entrepeneur. A long time automotive enthusiast, Frank started reading car magazines at the age of 8 and has spent 30+ years working inside the automotive industry. In his spare time Frank races with the Sports Car Club of America, spends time working on his numerous project cars and supports many local charities.
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