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Cars and curiosities at the 2014 Paris Motor Show (pictures)

The Paris Motor Show features new cars and equipment makers spread over five large pavilions. Check out the variety of cars launched at the show and sights from around the pavilions.

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Welcome to the 2014 Paris Motor Show

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Lamborghini Asterion LPI 910-4 concept

The Lamborghini Asterion LPI 910-4 concept is the automaker's first attempt at hybrid electrification.

Lotus 2014 Formula 1 car
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Lotus 2014 Formula 1 car

Volkswagen XL Sport
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Volkswagen XL Sport

Based on the XL1, the XL Sport gets 147 more horsepower and potentially stunning performance.

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Maserati Alfieri concept car

Maserati showed its Alfieri concept car at the 2014 Paris Motor Show. The concept car debuted at the Geneva Motor Show in March.

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Maserati Alfieri concept car

The Alfieri's blue wire spokes are merely decorative.

Venturi America
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Venturi America

Venturi, a boutique French automaker, showed its America, a high-clearance electric vehicle, at the 2014 Paris Motor Show.

Peugeot 208 2L Hybrid Air
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Peugeot 208 2L Hybrid Air

The Peugeot 208 2L Hybrid Air at the 2014 Paris Motor Show.

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Citroen C4 Cactus Airflow 2L concept

Citroen's C4 Cactus Airflow concept reaches 118 mpg. Read more about the Citroen C4 Cactus Airflow 2L concept.

Toyota i-Road
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Toyota i-Road

These small Toyota electric vehicles will be used in Tokyo to test Bridgestone's Air Free concept tire. This one was shown at the 2014 Paris Motor Show.

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Bridgestone Air Free concept tire

Bridgestone's Air Free concept tire at the 2014 Paris Motor Show.

Peugeot Exalt concept
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Peugeot Exalt concept

Peugeot explores the large luxury vehicle segment with the Exalt concept.

Peugeot 208 WRX Rallycross
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Peugeot 208 WRX Rallycross

Peugeot 2008 DKR
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Peugeot 2008 DKR

Peugeot's purpose-built Dakar competitor.

Alfa Romeo 4C Spider
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Alfa Romeo 4C Spider

Honda Civic Type R
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Honda Civic Type R

The Tesla Model S battery pack
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Tesla Model S battery pack

The Tesla Model S battery pack, shown here at the 2014 Paris Motor Show, lies flat along the bottom of the car to help lower center of gravity.

Honda CR-V
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Honda CR-V

Honda shows off its updated CR-V at the Paris Motor Show.

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1964 Honda F1 car - RA271

Honda's first Grand Prix competitor, on display at the Paris Motor Show.

4H Explora
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4H Explora

Quad electric vehicle on display at the Paris Motor Show.

Segula Technologies concept car
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Segula Technologies concept car

Segula Technologies concept car demonstrates the company's TowerSec Ecushield protection software.

Volkswagen Passat Alltrak
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Volkswagen Passat Alltrak

Toyota C-HR concept
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Toyota C-HR concept

Toyota brought this hybrid concept to the Paris Motor Show.

Infiniti Q80 Inspiration
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Smart ForTwo

The Smart ForTwo received an update for the Paris Motor Show.

Mercedes AMG GT
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Mercedes AMG GT

The new supercar from Mercedes-Benz takes the floor at the Paris Motor Show.

Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe
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Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe

Ultimate luxury comes in any style the buyer can pay for with Rolls-Royce.

Mini Cooper 5-door
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Mini Cooper five-door

Mini adds two doors to its traditional hardtop coupe.

Toyota i-Road
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Toyota i-Road

The Toyota i-Road is a single-person vehicle.

Bentley Mulsanne Speed V8 engine
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Bentley Mulsanne Speed V8 engine

The hulking Bentley Mulsanne Speed engine is a twin-turbocharged V8 with 6.75-liter displacement, 530 horsepower (395kW), and 811 foot-pounds (1,110Nm) of torque. It will accelerate the Mulsanne Speed from zero to 60 mph in 4.8 seconds and can push it to 190 mph (305 kmph).

Porsche 919 Hybrid
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Porsche 919 Hybrid

The Porsche 919 Hybrid is a prototype for Le Mans 24-hour racing. It's got a 500-horsepower turbocharged 2-liter V4 engine and weighs 1,918lbs (870kg) including its lithium ion battery.

Jamais Contente
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Jamais Contente

The "Jamais Contente" (Never Content) became the first vehicle to travel faster than 100 kmph when it reached 105 kmph (65 mph) in 1899. It's an electric vehicle.

Venturi electric drive motor
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Venturi electric-drive motor

Venturi showed off the electric motor with which it and its Buckeye Bullet partners hope to beat the land-speed record for an electric vehicle.

Volvo XC90 T8 hybrid drivetrain
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Volvo XC90 T8 hybrid drivetrain

Volvo showed off the powertrain for its new plug-in hybrid, the XC90. It's got 400 horsepower and 472 pound-feet of torque.

Fiat 500 sculpture
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Fiat 500 sculpture

Fiat showed this metal-tube rendering of the original Fiat 500 car.

Fiat 500X
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Fiat 500X

Fiat pumped up its 500 model and added an 'X' to the name to compete in the compact SUV market.

Mazda MX-5 Miata
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Mazda MX-5 Miata

The latest update to Mazda's popular roadster was on display in Paris. Read more about the Mazda MX-5 Miata.

Mazda MX-5 Miata chassis
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Mazda MX-5 Miata chassis

Take a look underneath the latest MX-5 Miata.

Mazda MX-5 Miata
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Mazda MX-5 Miata

The Mazda MX-5 Miata as it should be, with the top down.

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Citroen DS Divine concept

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