Paris Motor Show 2016: The Best of the Best

Mon 14 Nov

The Paris Motor Show has come and gone, but the cars are still on our mind. Electricity was the star of the show, but revamped favourites and the unashamedly eye-catching models also had their time in the spotlight.

Here is what we call the best of the best from the Paris Motor Show.

The Concepts

Concept cars bring out the mental and the mouth-watering ideas for the future of cars, and this year they were taken to the next level.

Renault Trezor GT Concept

Doors – gone.

Regular windows – no way.

Petrol – goodbye.

Renault has taken everything we thought we knew about car features and turned it on its head to create the Trezor GT Concept Car.

Notably Renault has chosen to ditch doors, opting instead for a roof "that opens like a jewellery-box", allowing passengers to slide in over the walls of the car into the lowered red leather interior.

Red is a focal point of the car, the panoramic windscreen is even tinted in the colour.

But it isn't just the Trezor GT's looks that give a glimpse the future of the automotive industry; the car has hands-free autonomous mode (as well as Neutral and Sports mode) and can go from 0-100km/h in under 4 seconds.

Hyundai RN30 Concept

Hyundai's newest concept car is the brands first foray into performance cars, and they're already doing it like a pro.

With a 2L turbocharged 4-cylinder engine, the RN30 has given car enthusiasts a glimpse of what to expect from the company's upcoming 'N Range'.

The interior of the car looks like something Daniel Ricciardo would feel at home in; with a roll-cage, harnesses and a whole lot of buttons for you to test out.

The car also swaps a regular carbon fibre exterior for lighter, more durable (and environmentally-friendly) plastic panels.

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Birthday Presents

2016/17 seem to be a year of celebrating for many car brands, and the winner are petrolheads around the world!

Mercedes-AMG R50 Hypercar

Mercedes are taking no prisoners on the track with their new Hypercar, released to celebrate the 50th birthday of AMG.

Modelled after the F1 racer currently dominating circuits worldwide, the R50 can get up to 100km/h in about 2 seconds thanks to its 2.0L F1 engine and three electric motors.

The best part? This car is completely street legal.

Think of it as a race car that can take you directly from the track to the local shops.

Ferrari 488 Spider 'The Green Jewel'

Instead of looking forward to the future on their 70th birthday, Ferrari has instead chosen to take a trip down memory lane.

The Italian car brand is set to release 350 bespoke editions of some of their most popular and ground-breaking models released throughout their 70-year history.

Our favourite? The 488 Spider 'Green Jewel' revealed at the Paris Motor Show.

The car gets its nickname from its emerald paint job that pays homage to racer David Piper's green Ferrari 365 P2, which he raced to victory at the Nine Hours of Kyalami in 1965 and 66.

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The Ridiculous

There's never a shortage of cars bringing the wow-factor to the international car show circuit – and Paris certainly wasn't lacking this year.

Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6

At almost 6 metres long, with gull-wing doors and an interior that looks like it was plucked straight from the year 3000, every inch of the Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 is a show-stopper.

Combine its jaw-dropping looks with the it's 738-horsepower electric engine, range of 320km and the ability to charge wirelessly – and this car has us all sold…and broke.


Want to see more of what was on show? Check out our list of the sneak peeks here that came out before the Paris Motor Show kicked off!

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