Paris Fashion Week wasn’t the only event that had the city buzzing last week. Fashions biggest week in the city also happened to coincide with the 2014 Paris Motor Show which showcased the newest models in the Luxury Motor World.
The Paris Motorshow was first established in 1898. It is one of the largest most prestigious motor show events worldwide and brings out the who’s who of the automobile world to the French capital for 2 weeks.
This week “car makers will be showcasing over 100 new releases including developments in safety, energy and the environment — as well as the latest concept cars, materials and technology. The event has nearly 100,000 square meters of exhibition space spread over 9 pavilions.”
The Mondial de l’Automobile halls were packed with lavish stands hosting the latest and greatest in concept cars that luxury automobile companies have to offer. Here are a few of the crowd favorites from the show so far:
“The Asterion is the company’s first ever plug-in vehicle. The vibrant blue Lamborghini concept car glided soundlessly onto a stage at the Paris Motor Show under electric power.
The supercar, which combines three electric motors with a V10 engine for a total of 910 horsepower, can be switched between pure electric and the traditional combustion power.” – BLOOMBERG
Rolls Royce Phantom World Metropolitan Premiere
“The limited-edition version of the top-of-the-line Phantom sedan, was introduced and already sold out at 450,075 euros ($570,000), features picnic accessories as well as imaginary city skylines as decor options with a “full palette” choice of 44,000 colors.” – BLOOMBERG
“The new Land Rover Discovery Sport, starting at 32,395 pounds ($53,400), will come to market in 2015 as Land Rover’s cheapest model after the Defender offroader and urban Range Rover Evoque.” – BLOOMBERG
Bentley Mulsanne is the fastest ultra-luxury sedan on the planet and will go on sale in 2016.
The interior fittings of the rear passenger seats of a luxury Bentley Mulsanne Speed.
“There are fewer than 20 left of Bugatti’s Veyron, from a limited production line of 450 cars that start at 1.46 million euros ($1.85 million).” – BLOOMBERG
The exhibition runs Oct. 4-19.
See more images here at Bloomberg.com & here at Autoexpress.co.uk