42. Paris Motor Show 2012: Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo
The sporty five door hatchback with premium looks could well be a glimpse into the future of the supercar manufacturer and its take on the plug-in hybrid. Under the hood is a 3-litre V6 engine and a lithium-ion battery that will manage a top speed of 130km/h and do 0-100km/h in six seconds. Booting up the car can be done via the touch-sensitive colour display and while other nifty little features include automatic climate control, reversing camera and access to the Porsche Communication Management. Embracing the mobile age, you’ll be able to access key driving information and find out how much electricity you have left in the e-hybrid tank right from your smartphone or tablet.
Price: £TBC I Link: Porsche I Out: 2013
43. Paris Motor Show 2012: Audi Crosslane
The SUV-looking Crosslane that could well could one day become the Audi Q2 is a hybrid motor that has serious eco credentials averaging 256.8mpg and emitting 26/km of CO2. Packing a three cylinder 1.5 litre petrol engine and two electric motors, the concept should hit a top speed of 113mph and do zero to 62mph in 8.6 seconds and 9.8 second in electric mode. The body is made from aluminium, carbon fibre-reinforced polymer and glass fibre-reinforced polymer and inside you’ll find electronically adjustable sports seats while a powermeter on the low dashboard will visualise the status of what power you are running on.
Price: £TBC I Link: Audi I Out: TBC
44. Paris Motor Show 2012: McLaren P1
A natural and stylistic successor to the McLaren F1, the P1 has been designed to be 'the best driver's car in the world on road and track'. McLaren hasn't released any specs for the innards of the supercar, but the P1 is lighter than the McLaren MP4-12C and likely to be more powerful, so we wouldn't be against their claims that this will be the 'ultimate supercar'.
Price: TBC (£700,000+) | Link: McLaren|Out: 2013
45. Paris Motor Show 2012: Nissan Terra
Nissan are very much leading the way in eco-friendly car technology, thanks in part to the ingenius Nissan Leaf. The Terra introduces even newer hydrogen fuel-cell technology, which works in tandem with the electric motors installed in each of the rear wheels. Though the styling is reminiscent of the Qashqai, the Terra is proof that Nissan are ready to unleash a new generation of hydrogen-fuelled cars in the near future.
Price: TBC | Link: Nissan | Out: TBC
46. Paris Motor Show 2012: Peugeot Onyx
Peugeot are not normally renowned for striking supercar design, but the Onyx is proof that the French manufacturer is capable of stunning a large crowd. The Onyx is based on Peugeot's Le Mans cars and packs a whopping 600bhp, 3.7 litre V8 hybrid, and has comfortably made 180kph in testing. This car is a total one-off of course - with a dashboard made of recycled newspapers, doors made from sheet copper and a stitchless, single-piece, compressed felt passenger compartment, we're not surprised.
Price: TBC | Link: Peugeot | Out: TBC
47. Geneva Motor Show 2012: Nissan INVITATION
A hatchback concept that looks a little bit like miniature SUV, the INVITATION puts efficiency and safety at the head of the features queue sporting Around View Monitor (AVM) technology that makes reversing and parallel parking a veritable breeze. Nissan Safety Technologies will also be on board to keep the driver aware of what is happening around the sporty little number, while the central console will feature a touch screen display and climate control buttons, so you are prepared for whatever the elements can throw at you.
Price: £TBC I Link: Nissan I Out: TBC
48. Geneva Motor Show 2012: Bentley EXP 9 F SUV concept
The F stands for falcon which is the inspiration for this luxury 4x4 beast of a motor that packs a 6.0 litre, twin turbocharged W12 engine and boasts hybrid capabilities via a Bentley V8 engine and an electric motor with a battery pack. 23-inch alloys inspired by 1920s Le Mans racers, a huge matrix grille and silk wool floor mates tells you all you need to about the clientele for this futuristic SUV.
Price: £TBC I Link:Bentley Motors I Out: TBC