Studies at the paris motor show

Studies are part of every car show. Although only a few models make it into series production, the first glimpses of the automotive future are always included.

The latest new car models can be admired at the Paris motor show. More exciting to look at than the often well-behaved production models, however, are the studies in which designers are allowed to let off steam. Gullwing doors, futuristic interiors or unusual materials may never make it into the series, but are spectacular to look at. Other concept cars already show what will be on the road in a few years' time. Eight examples.

DS Divine

DS is Citroen's new sub-brand, the sporty DS Divine coupé shows the direction in which the new brand is heading: toward the premium segment. Laser headlights with Swarovski stones, doors that open in opposite directions and, instead of a rear window made of translucent facets reminiscent of a reptile's scales – the DS Divine doesn't stand a chance of making it to series production, but it's pretty to look at.

Peugeot Quartz

Studies at the paris motor show

For series development, the Peugeot Quartz probably a bit too expressive on the outside, though an adapted version of the 4.50-meter SUV could succeed the 3008 in a couple of years. Inside, the study shows new materials: The center console is hewn from lightweight basalt stone, and the headliner and pillars are upholstered in mottled leather.

Renault Eolab

Studies at the paris motor show

Less spectacular from the outside, but more so from the inside: The Renault Eolab is a one-liter car with a relatively conventional body design. The small car resembles its corporate brother Clio; the efficiency recipe is: top aerodynamics plus hybrid drive plus lightweight construction. In the best case, according to the manufacturer, only about one liter of fuel is needed for a 100-kilometer trip.

VW XL Sport

VW transforms its XL1 one-liter car into the XL Sport sports car. Instead of the diesel plug-in hybrid drive system designed for low consumption-. Electric motor, but the new XL variant gets a sports powerplant. Because there is hardly any room under the tightly cut carbon skin, an engine from the Italian motorcycle subsidiary has been chosen Ducati decided: the 147 kW/200 hp V2 gasoline engine from the supersport bike 1199 Superleggera. The sports car is expected to reach 100 km/h from a standstill in 5.7 seconds. C-HR Concept understand. The sleek two-door combines the elements of an SUV – like flared wheel arches. Off-road planking – with the sloping roofline of a coupé. The sleek two-door combines the elements of an SUV – such as flared wheel arches. Offroad planking – with the sloping roofline of a coupé. The narrow headlights are particularly striking. The strongly modeled rear lights.

Lamborghini Asterion

Studies at the paris motor show

The Lamborghini Asterion looks very close to series production. It has 669 kW/910 system output and the familiar 5.2-liter ten-cylinder on board. On the other hand, CO2 emissions are a meager 98 grams. However, there are also three electric motors with a total output of 220 kW/300 hp under the dashing outer skin. The top speed is 320 km/h, and it takes three seconds to reach highway speed.

Audi TT Sportback Concept

The TT family of Audi Grows. A possible third family member after coupé. Convertible is the TT Sportback Concept. The four-door coupe stretches by twelve centimeters compared to the TT in addition to a total of 17 centimeters more overhang front and rear. At 4.47 meters, the Sportback is about as long as the compact Audi A3.

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