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The F-Type roadster is the spiritual successor the iconic E-Type

The New York Yankees have Lou Gehrig. Republicans have Ronald Reagan. And Jaguar has its E-Type. Every brand needs an icon to point to, a stake in the ground, an example of its essence that epitomizes everything the brand means and stands for, and serves as a reminder when the current caretakers lose the plot of the brand.

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Ask an automaker what buyers say they want from the next generation of a certain vehicle, and one of the answers will almost certainly be "More room." Porsche Panamera buyers are no different, having done enough clamoring for additional cargo space that Porsche sees reason to at least test the idea. Last month there were rumors of such, Automotive News has now confirmed that a concept will be arriving at the Paris Motor Show and be used to judge reaction.

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Jaguar admits that revealing the F-Type convertible at the Paris Motor Show next month will be a "significant day" in the brand's history. And we think it'll be a significant day for us, as well. After all, the F-Type stems back to being a car that Jaguar showed off in concept form in 2000 when Ford owned the company, but that couldn't live because of miserly sales and fear of competition with Ford-owned Aston Martin. Jag reopened the dialogue in 2008 when Tata took over, and it was given the gr

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Although the split front grille may not be to everyone's liking, by and large the overall shape of the Fisker Karma is what defines it as much as its hybrid propulsion system. The trouble is, packaging two powertrains into one lithe shape penned by the same designer behind the Aston Martin V8 Vantage and the BMW Z8 has left the Karma with little in the way of useable trunk space. That's what prompted Fisker to showcase the Surf concept at the Frankfurt Motor Show last year.

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Although the split front grille may not be to everyone's liking, by and large the overall shape of the Fisker Karma is what defines it as much as its hybrid propulsion system. The trouble is, packaging two powertrains into one lithe shape penned by the same designer behind the Aston Martin V8 Vantage and the BMW Z8 has left the Karma with little in the way of useable trunk space. That's what prompted Fisker to showcase the Surf concept at the Frankfurt Motor Show last year.

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Formulec EF01 – Click above to watch video after the jump

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Venturi Fétish – Click above to watch video after the jump

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Venturi America EV Dune Buggy – Click above for high-res image gallery

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Audi Quattro Concept – Click above for video after the jump

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The final count, for those keeping track: 39 production car debuts and 21 concept car debuts. That's a total of 60 new vehicles for us to obsess over. Take a look at each and every one of them below. Each image is a link that will take you to our high-res image gallery and brief writeup for that vehicle. Enjoy!

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Ferrari California with HELE System - Click above for high-res image gallery

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2011 Fiat Punto Evo Abarth EsseEsse – Click above for high-res image gallery

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Venturi America EV Dune Buggy – Click above for high-res image gallery

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2011 Toyota Verso-S - Click above for high-res image gallery

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Mini Scooter E concept – Click above for high-res image gallery

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Saab 9-3 ePower – Click above for high-res image gallery

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2011 Mercedes-Benz CL63 AMG – Click above for high-res image gallery

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2011 Citroën DS4 - Click above for high-res image gallery

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2011 BMW 5 Series Touring – Click above for high-res image gallery

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