The outlook of the auto industry in Europe may be ghastly (with no recovery in sight), but that has not stopped the world’s automakers from putting on a brave face and trotting out their best hopes at the 2012 Paris Motor Show.Alongside the practical vehicles that are meant to boost sales figures, radical concepts presage the future of the troubled industry, and supercars tempt millionaires with a taste for luxury and power.
Lamborghini, Aston Martin, Mercedes-Benz, BMW, Ferrari and others are all out in force, adding life and beauty to an auto show that desperately needs it.
Hitting the market in June, Mercedes-Benz's SLS AMG Electric Drive gets 750 hp and a top speed of 155 mph.
Porsche's Panamera Sport Turismo Concept Porsche's is a new look for the luxury brand: a plug-in hybrid wagon.
Branded as 'sporty, functional, efficient,' the Panamera Sport Turismo ditches the side mirrors for a cockpit display provided by cameras mounted in the side air outlets.
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