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(Wired)   The coolest cars from the 2012 Paris Auto show, starting with the car of your boyhood dreams, the McLaren P1   (wired.com) divider line 45
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2012-10-01 09:56:11 AM
 
2012-10-01 10:49:47 AM
Jaguar XJ220. Best car ever.
 
2012-10-01 10:50:57 AM
Oooh, the onyx and the jaguar were pretty sweet. And thanks for the deslidification!
 
2012-10-01 10:57:32 AM
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I didn't realize that the pizza maker was moving into the vehicle market, but this is a sweet ride.
 
2012-10-01 10:57:33 AM
I would drive that weird Espera car. There's a guy in my neighborhood who still has a Plymouth Prowler for some reason. I'd pull up next to him and laugh.
 
Xai
2012-10-01 11:01:45 AM
must say that jaguar looks great and if it is around $70k that will be unbelievable value.
 
2012-10-01 11:04:12 AM
The car of my boyhood dreams is sitting in my driveway. I'm going to drive it to work shortly.

/not kidding
 
2012-10-01 11:07:34 AM
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That's Porsche's concept car? Do they have no imagination? It looks like a cross between a Mitsubishi Eclipse and a Grand Am.
 
2012-10-01 11:09:05 AM
The LF-CC concept has got to be a joke... even by concept car standards, that is an amazingly stupid looking vehicle. It looks like my neighbor's kid was allowed to design it based on what he found laying around the "style" section of Pep Boys....
 
2012-10-01 11:10:34 AM
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Nissan Cube and Pontiac Aztec please step aside. We have a new winner.
 
2012-10-01 11:11:09 AM

Lumpmoose: Do they have no imagination?


You must really love the 911 then....
 
2012-10-01 11:14:18 AM

Xai: must say that jaguar looks great and if it is around $70k that will be unbelievable value.


Add "if it's reasonably reliable" and I couldn't agree with you more.

Also, the P1 is beyond words beautiful.
 
2012-10-01 11:15:33 AM

grinding_journalist: The car of my boyhood dreams is sitting in my driveway. I'm going to drive it to work shortly.

/not kidding


Well... don't leave us hanging!!

Is it a miata? I bet it's a miata.
 
2012-10-01 11:17:06 AM

Zombalupagus: [i.imgur.com image 300x200]

Nissan Cube and Pontiac Aztec please step aside. We have a new winner.


Zombalupagus: [i.imgur.com image 300x200]

Nissan Cube and Pontiac Aztec please step aside. We have a new winner.


That thing is just awful.
 
2012-10-01 11:25:39 AM

Grither: grinding_journalist: The car of my boyhood dreams is sitting in my driveway. I'm going to drive it to work shortly.

/not kidding

Well... don't leave us hanging!!

Is it a miata? I bet it's a miata.


Or perhaps a Fiero?
 
2012-10-01 11:28:05 AM
Those cars are incredibly ugly. The Jaguar F-Type is ok, but everything is pretty terrible. The P1 looks over-designed.
 
2012-10-01 11:30:47 AM

Lumpmoose: [www.wired.com image 660x440]

That's Porsche's concept car? Do they have no imagination? It looks like a cross between a Mitsubishi Eclipse and a Grand Am.


wtf, did Dodge buy Porsche? This is as ugly as a Charger or Avenger.
 
2012-10-01 11:31:21 AM

Mayhem of the Black Underclass: I didn't realize that the pizza maker was moving into the vehicle market, but this is a sweet ride.


Didn't I see one of those in a ZZ Top video ... ?
 
2012-10-01 11:43:34 AM

digistil: Also, the P1 is beyond words beautiful.


Really? The only car I think is truly good looking among that lot is the Jaguar F-Type.

The McLaren looks almost absurd. It's a super car though, so it will get a pass if it delivers performance-wise.

I still prefer the classic style of the F1 or even the "not as pretty as a 458 and the name is shiate" MP4-12C.
 
2012-10-01 11:49:12 AM

Mayhem of the Black Underclass: [www.wired.com image 660x438]
I didn't realize that the pizza maker was moving into the vehicle market, but this is a sweet ride.


I'll bet you a large sum of money that it can't touch this car for performance while looking mostly the same.

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Those Factory Five cars are really nice. They're engineered to peform, not just look good.
 
2012-10-01 11:51:30 AM
 
2012-10-01 12:11:05 PM
And once again, nothing will come out of a badass concept from a French manufacturer.

Hey, Peugeot, do like BMW and others, when people like your concept cars, build them !
 
2012-10-01 12:14:10 PM
What, no love for the ugliest camper ... in the world!
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2012-10-01 12:22:56 PM

Lumpmoose: [www.wired.com image 660x440]

That's Porsche's concept car? Do they have no imagination? It looks like a cross between a Mitsubishi Eclipse and a Grand Am.


I don't know ... I kind of like it. There are other cars on the list that are far worse.
 
2012-10-01 12:36:42 PM

padraig: And once again, nothing will come out of a badass concept from a French manufacturer.

Hey, Peugeot, do like BMW and others, when people like your concept cars, build them !


I agree, but I'm betting that thing would be at least $150k. Not many people want to drop that kind of scratch on a Peugeot.
 
Xai
2012-10-01 01:16:48 PM

digistil: Xai: must say that jaguar looks great and if it is around $70k that will be unbelievable value.

Add "if it's reasonably reliable" and I couldn't agree with you more.

Also, the P1 is beyond words beautiful.


They actually seem to be making good cars these days, but at the moment the XJ is about $90k for the 340hp model, so if they can make this for less than that and look that good it will be a big boost for a company scarred by the S-type
 
2012-10-01 01:27:00 PM
Sorry, but this is the car of my dreams. Don't need some million dollar car that does 200 MPH, but gets me tickets when i shift into second gear.

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2012-10-01 02:46:37 PM

ThatGuyGreg: Deslidefied


Thanks!!!
 
2012-10-01 03:55:56 PM
If McLaren could finish in P1 more often, they wouldn't be losing their best driver to Mercedes.
 
2012-10-01 03:57:54 PM

UNC_Samurai: If McLaren could finish in P1 more often, they wouldn't be losing their best driver to Mercedes.


No matter how good of a driver he is, somebody somewhere is sick of his sh*t.
 
2012-10-01 04:44:10 PM

Grither: grinding_journalist: The car of my boyhood dreams is sitting in my driveway. I'm going to drive it to work shortly.

/not kidding

Well... don't leave us hanging!!

Is it a miata? I bet it's a miata.


www.imcdb.org 

" You know, I used to think a car was just a way of getting from point A to point B, and on weekends point C. But that was the old me. That man died the moment I laid eyes on a 1979 Honda Accord"
 
2012-10-01 04:55:03 PM

Vegan Meat Popsicle: LF-CC


It looks like a bunch of Lexus concept cars over the last few years.
 
2012-10-01 04:57:20 PM

WhippingBoy: " You know, I used to think a car was just a way of getting from point A to point B, and on weekends point C. But that was the old me. That man died the moment I laid eyes on a 1979 Honda Accord"


Seriously. Though, I debadged mine.

/E36 M3 5MT 4DR for those I left hanging
//Estorilblaü/Gray
 
2012-10-01 04:57:20 PM

The Muthaship: I agree, but I'm betting that thing would be at least $150k. Not many people want to drop that kind of scratch on a Peugeot.


It could end up as a race car, Peugeot has done that before, end up using the overall shape of a way out sports car concept car and use it as the basis of a race car.
 
2012-10-01 05:03:10 PM

WhyteRaven74: The Muthaship: I agree, but I'm betting that thing would be at least $150k. Not many people want to drop that kind of scratch on a Peugeot.

It could end up as a race car, Peugeot has done that before, end up using the overall shape of a way out sports car concept car and use it as the basis of a race car.


Yes! That would be cool. Race it in the Rolex Series. Then I could go see it.
 
2012-10-01 05:31:03 PM
Fark you, Lewis Hamilton, you farking traitor.
 
2012-10-01 06:14:44 PM

the money is in the banana stand: Those cars are incredibly ugly. The Jaguar F-Type is ok, but everything is pretty terrible. The P1 looks over-designed.


That's what I came here to say. 
I know concept cars usually push the envelope, but good gawd.
 
2012-10-01 06:51:53 PM

Kirby Muxloe: What, no love for the ugliest camper ... in the world!


Aaaaaiiiighhh!!!

That poor Prius is being raped by the Albino Slug of the Netherworld!
 
2012-10-01 06:59:06 PM
My first thought on seeing that pizza wagon thing was, "That looks appealingly hideous". My wife says it looks like it was cobbled together by some drunk MIT students using an old printer and a carnival vending machine.

I'm actually intrigued by some of the tech in the other vehicles- especially that diesel hybrid. Put a small diesel engine from the Peugeot Onyx in a vehicle with the individual wheel electric motors from the laser-blue Mercedes and a crossover body like the Honda Crosstour or the Subaru XV.
 
2012-10-01 08:14:17 PM
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OR

pirun.ku.ac.th

Yeah, I'm old. But I've been assured I'll be able to 3D print my own car in 10 years.
/Sure, 1:72 scale
 
2012-10-01 09:37:12 PM

Lumpmoose: [www.wired.com image 660x440]

That's Porsche's concept car? Do they have no imagination? It looks like a cross between a Mitsubishi Eclipse and a Grand Am.


I thought it looked like a cross between a Porshe Panamera and, well, a Porshe Panamera
 
2012-10-01 10:24:58 PM

debug: Lumpmoose: [www.wired.com image 660x440]

That's Porsche's concept car? Do they have no imagination? It looks like a cross between a Mitsubishi Eclipse and a Grand Am.

I thought it looked like a cross between a Porshe Panamera and, well, a Porshe Panamera


FTFA: Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo Concept

My understanding is that it's a "shooting brake" version of the Panamera. Aside from the wheels and more-interesting-than-usual front grill, there's not much concept here; this one's going into production.
 
2012-10-01 11:10:44 PM
Yeah, I really didn't see much that was different then the current hideous Panamera.
 
2012-10-02 12:22:59 AM
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2012-10-02 12:59:49 AM
woo pictures of peoples heads that are taking the same pictures you are.
 
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