October 3 2018
At the same time CES unveilled was taking place, The Paris Motor Show was opening its doors.
Let’s see wich car You don’t have to missed
Let’s begin with Porsche where no new supercar were presented.
BTW I don’t even saw the new electric model (mission-e) which is quit frustrating.
Instead Porsche stand is still worth a visit for the magnificent alignment that can be found there: 959, 911 GT1, Carrera GT and 918 Spyder. A real time machine that is essential to contemplate.
Let’s continue with Ferrari, which this year has not done things halfway by coming up with no less than three new products: the “small” 488 Pista Spider but above all the spectacular Monza SP1 and SP2 based on the 812 Superfast.
The first is a single-seater and the second a two-seater, without a roof or even a windshield. This is enough to feel the full force of 0 to 100 km/h in 2.9 seconds thanks to the thrust of the atmospheric V12 6.5 and is 810 hp.
Extreme models, which will be produced in 500 copies anyway.
Let’s finish with the “Limited” space where the rarest models are present from lamborghini to Aston Martin, via Bugatti and the free electron of the motor show.
And we can’t start with the most powerful of them all. Or rather the most powerful since there is not only a Bugatti Chiron with its 1,500 hp W16 8.0 but also its version with a more refined chassis, the Divo. The latter can reach 380 km/h in 2.4 s from 0 to 100 km/h, but thanks to a 35 kg weight loss cure, improved aerodynamics and more aggressively adjusted chassis, it can also handle 1.6 G lateral accelerations and complete a lap of the Nardo track in 8 seconds less than the Chiron.
And Guess What The 40 copies planned have all been sold despite is price of 5 million € per unit.
Let’s end this post with the free electron of this selection: the Aspark Owl. It is a Japanese supercar equipped with two electric motors sending 1,150 hp and 885 Nm to the four wheels. With a structure and bodywork mainly made of carbon fibre and magnesium rims, the final weight is 860 kg, which gives this Owl an exceptional weight/power ratio. In the test phase, a prototype with slick tyres achieved a speed of 0 to 100 km/h in 1.9 s !
Apparently 50 copies are planned at more than 3 million € per unit.
I am attending the Motor Show for the 2nd time and it was an opportunity to discover what the cars of tomorrow will be made of through the different prototypes presented (as by renault…) both visually and technically thanks to CES Unveilled, which specializes in mobility this year.
It was also the opportunity to get into exceptional cars (lamborghini, aston martin…) and to enjoy the calm of the press days