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Paris Motor Show
We got a preview of Citroën's new Hypnos hybrid 'ute a month ago and the real thing is even more ka-razy than we thought. Offset rainbow seats? You got it. Suicide doors and a pillar-free frame? No problem. An interior that Citroën calls a "powerful sensory experience, verging on the magical"? But of course.
With production Ford Ka vehicles moving through the factory, three custom versions went on display at the Paris Motor Show today. Dubbed the Digital, Tattoo and Grand Prix, the three variations will be offered to customers who buy the standard Zetec model when the Ka goes on sale in January. Here's what the three are like:
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Lumeneo's titling electric car, the Smera, will be released early 2009 according to CNET TV. The official announcement will be made at the Paris Motor Show in October but CNET says Lumeneo will be "taking deliveries early 09." The CNET video also has a close up look at the Smera's electric motors and CNET TV's host, who is six feet two inches tall, gets in the car even though the fit is a little snug. The Smera has a top speed of 130 Km per hour, range of 150 Km on a single charge (which takes 3
As Ferraris have achieved progressively higher performance, the automotive world has been rife with speculation about a new, smaller model from Maranello. All the while, Ferrari has continuously thrown cold water on the idea, saying that such a new model would push production volumes beyond where the company wants to go. Never content to let official denials ruin the party, auto writers continue to press ahead.