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Amazing cars that will hit the roads soon

Last updated on: March 20, 2012 08:35 IST

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Some of Europe's biggest car makers, including Bentley, Lamborghini, Aston Martin and BMW, have showcased some amazing cars at the Geneva Motor Show 2012.

Let's take a look at some of the stunning cars, courtesy CNBC.

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Image: These cars are expected to be launched soon.


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Bentley EXP 9F Luxury SUV

Price: $250,000

Bentley Motors Limited is a British manufacturer of automobiles founded on January 18, 1919, by Walter Owen Bentley.

Purchased by Rolls-Royce in 1931, when production was moved from London to Derby and later to Crewe, this business has been owned by the Volkswagen Group of Germany since 1998.

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After acquiring the business, Volkswagen spent $845 million to modernise the Crewe factory and increase production capacity.

As of early 2010, there are about 3,500 working at Crewe, compared with about 1,500 in 1998 before being taken over by Volkswagen.

It was reported that Volkswagen invested a total of nearly $2 billion in Bentley and its revival.

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Porsche Boxter S

Price: $70,000

The Porsche Boxster is a mid-engined roadster built by Porsche. The Boxster is Porsche's first road vehicle to be originally designed as a roadster since the 550 Spyder.

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The Boxster's name is a portmanteau of the word "boxer", referring to the vehicle's horizontally opposed or "boxer" engine, and the word "roadster", referring to the vehicle's two-seat capacity and convertible top.

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Aston Martin V12 Zagato

Price: $519,400

The Aston Martin V12 Zagato is an endurance racing concept car made by Aston Martin in collaboration with Zagato to celebrate a 50 year partnership since the Aston Martin DB4 GT Zagato.

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Like the Aston Martin V12 Vantage on which it is based, the V12 Zagato is powered by a 6.0 L V12 engine with 510 bhp (380 kW / 517 PS), and 570 Nm (420 lb ft) of torque.

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Mercedes A Class

Price: Not released yet

The Mercedes-Benz A-Class is a mini MPV produced by the German automobile manufacturer Mercedes-Benz. The first generation (W168) was introduced in 1997, and the all-new second generation model (W169) appeared in late 2004.

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Launched as a five-door hatchback in 1997, the second generation W169 introduced a three-door hatchback to sit below the five-door.

In the markets that the A-Class is or has been sold in, it has represented the entry level model of Mercedes-Benz.

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Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse

Price: $2,247,398

The Super Sport version of the Veyron is the fastest road-legal production car in the world, with a top speed of 431 km/h (268 mph).

The original version has a top speed of 408.47 km/h (253.81 mph).

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The Veyron has received considerable praise from all three presenters of the popular BBC motoring show Top Gear.

While initially sceptical that it would ever be produced, Jeremy Clarkson later declared the Veyron "the greatest car ever made and the greatest car we will ever see in our lifetime".

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BMW M6 Coupe

Price: $148,388

BMW is a German automobile, motorcycle and engine manufacturing company founded in 1917. BMW is headquartered in Munich, Bavaria, Germany.

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It also owns and produces the Mini marque, and is the parent company of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars.

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Range Rover Evoque Cabrio Concept

Price: $55,000

The Range Rover is a large luxury four-wheel drive sport utility vehicle produced by British car maker Land Rover. The model, launched in 1970, is now in its third generation.

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Range Rover is also being developed by Land Rover as its premium brand, and it is used as a brand name on two other models - the Range Rover Sport and the Range Rover Evoque.

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Maserati Gran Turismo Sport

Price: $160,000

The Maserati GranTurismo is a two-door 2+2 coupe produced by Maserati, it shares the platform of the Maserati Quattroporte V.

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Maserati is an Italian luxury car manufacturer established on December, 1, 1914, in Bologna.

The company's headquarters is now in Modena, and its emblem is a trident.

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Audi A3

Price: $30,000

Audi AG is a German automobile manufacturer, from supermini to crossover SUVs in various body styles and price ranges that are marketed under the Audi brand, positioned as the premium brand within the Volkswagen Group.

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The company is headquartered in Ingolstadt, Bavaria, Germany, and has been a wholly owned subsidiary of Volkswagen since 1966, following a phased purchase of its predecessor, Auto Union, from its former owner, Daimler-Benz.

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Rolls Royce Phantom Series II

Price: $400,000

Rolls-Royce Motor Cars is a British manufacturer of luxury automobiles based at the Goodwood plant in West Sussex, England.

The factory is located across from the historic Goodwood Circuit in Goodwood, West Sussex, England.

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It is a wholly owned subsidiary of BMW and is the current producer of Rolls-Royce branded automobiles, whose historical production dates back to 1904 through Rolls-Royce Limited and Rolls-Royce Motors.

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Ferrari F12 Berlinetta

Price: Not released yet

Ferrari is an Italian sports car manufacturer based in Maranello, Italy. Founded by Enzo Ferrari in 1929, as Scuderia Ferrari, the company sponsored drivers and manufactured race cars before moving into production of street-legal vehicles as Ferrari in 1947.

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Throughout its history, the company has been noted for its continued participation in racing, especially in Formula One, where it has had great success.

Ferrari road cars are generally seen as a symbol of luxury and wealth.

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Lamborghini Aventador J

Price: $2.8 million

Lamborghini is an Italian car manufacturer. The company was founded by manufacturing magnate Ferruccio Lamborghini in 1963, with the objective of producing a refined grand touring car to compete with established offerings from marques such as Ferrari.

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The company produces only two models, the V10-powered Gallardo and the V12-powered Aventador, in a variety of body styles, trim levels, and limited-production editions.

Fewer than 3,000 cars roll off the production line each year.



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