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Concept cars of the 2014 Paris Motor Show (pictures)

Automakers show off their latest design ideas and variations on existing cars at this international auto show, with a few high-performance models in the mix.

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Citroen C4 Cactus Airflow 2L
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Citroen C4 Cactus Airflow 2L

The Airflow 2L concept shows Citroen's work in achieving 2 liters per 100 kilometers, or about 118 mpg, with an existing production model.

Click here to read more about the Citroen C4 Cactus Airflow 2L.

Peugeot Exalt
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Peugeot Exalt

Peugeot showed off its potential to make a high-end luxury sedan with the Exalt.

Honda Civic Type R
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Honda Civic Type R

Honda edges closer to a production version of the Civic Type R, which it wants to turn into the fastest front-wheel-drive car around the Nurburgring.

Click here to read more about the Honda Civic Type R.

Toyota C-HR
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Toyota C-HR

Toyota aims at the compact SUV segment with the C-HR concept, and specifies a hybrid drivetrain.

Infiniti Q80 Inspiration
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Infiniti Q80 Inspiration

The Infiniti Q80 Inspiration apparently hints at a new flagship luxury sedan with fastback style.

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Honda HR-V Prototype
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Honda HR-V Prototype

Honda gives a preview look at a new compact SUV with its HR-V Prototype, a car that is likely close to production.

Renault Eolab
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Renault Eolab

The hybrid Eolab concept shows off a testing ground for new efficiency technologies, with the goal of achieving 1 liter per 100 kilometers fuel economy, equivalent to 282 mpg.

Citroen DS Divine
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Citroen DS Divine

The Citroen DS Divine is a hot hatchback intended to play up the new DS brand from Citroen.

Read more about the Citroen DS Divine concept.

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Nissan Pulsar Nismo

Nissan starts with the unassuming Pulsar compact hatchback and splices its genes with some sporty DNA from the automaker's Nismo tuning arm. The result is this 250-plus horsepower, race-ready hot hatch.

Nissan is targeting the Nurburgring's FWD record with this concept and it looks like it'll be facing some stiff competition.

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Mini Superleggera Vision

Italian designed, German built, and teeming with British heritage, the Superleggera Vision concept is a stylish look at a superlight Mini speedster. Mini's iconic characteristics have been stretched as if by the wind and are punctuated by a vertical central tail fin.

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Audi TT Sportback concept

Audi is blending form factors again. This time, the automaker has added an extra set of doors and a liftback to the Audi TT coupe. The result is something akin to a baby A7.

Read more about the Audi TT Sportback concept.

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Lamborghini Asterion LPI 910-4

The Asterion is like no Lambo before it. It's designed to be a comfortable, large grand tourer. It's also the brand's first plug-in hybrid concept with an electrified V-10 powertrain that outputs 910 horsepower.

Read more about the Lamborghini Asterion.

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