The “dream cars” from the Paris Motor Show in 2022

Oh, this little pleasure of coming to admire exceptional cars at the auto show… At least it used to be. For now, when events of this kind are almost boycotted by premium and luxury brands, and now favor other less popular events such as competitions of elegance (Pebble Beach, Villa d’Este, Chantilly…) or meetings you like the Goodwood Festival of Speed, you have to look further to admire real cars from the manufacturers. But we found a few, with a little imagination.

The “dream cars” from the Paris Motor Show in 2022

DS 9 Opéra Paris, French luxury (but still made in China)

The DS 9 Opéra Paris simply stands out as the most luxurious car in the entire French catalog today. This new high-end finish of the large DS Automobile sedan starts at €76,800 with the 250 horsepower plug-in hybrid engine. If you choose the 360 ​​horsepower powertrain (also plug-in hybrid), the bill even rises to €86,650. For this price, you benefit from exclusive Pearl Gray Nappa leather with attractive stitching in a contrasting colour. What do you want to buy a large German sedan?

Alpine A110 R, her again

And yes, we find this Alpine A110 R in almost every Caradisiac video selection. We’re sorry, but we have to admit that the French sports car remains important in this 2022 edition of the Paris Motor Show, which is so poor in cars for real driving enthusiasts. Remember that it still develops 300 horsepower, that its mass drops by 34 kilograms on the scale and that it costs €105,000 in base price. Yes, it is even more expensive than the big DS 9 and if you fall for the Fernando Alonso limited series, your bank account will be empty at €148,000. But damn, what do you want behind the wheel of that…

And yes, we're still talking to you about the Alpine A110 R
And yes, we’re still talking to you about the Alpine A110 R

NamX HUV and Hopium Machina, a hydrogen dream?

And yes, we are bound to look to the side of concept cars to find dream cars in the world of the car. In this regard, French startups are taking center stage with an unexpected technology: while electric power monopolizes almost the entire automotive industry, NamX and Hopium plan to build real alternatives to premium cars with batteries based on hydrogen technology. The HUV takes over the functions of a sporty SUV, the Machina those of a very dynamic sedan. In both cases, the production version should arrive in the year 2025. The Hopium model should cost around €120,000, and the one for NamX could start at €65,000. We are waiting to see, especially since the technology for automotive hydrogen still seems quite far from industrialization.

The style of this Franco-Moroccan SUV concept car is signed by Pininfarina
The style of this Franco-Moroccan SUV concept car is signed by Pininfarina

Next Ora Cat, seriously?

Under the air of a big joke inspired by the Porsche Panamera, the Next Ora Cat hides an astonishing interior finish. With an electric powertrain of more than 400 horsepower and advertised performance worthy of the best sports cars on the market (0 to 100 km/h in 4.3 seconds), this sedan with its exceptional design can surprise the best premium cars. , much stricter than that? We are impatient to discover the European version, which should hit the market before the year 2024.

It looks like a Porsche Panamera replica, but the Next Ora Cat really hides an interesting technical sheet
It looks like a Porsche Panamera replica, but the Next Ora Cat really hides an interesting technical sheet

Bid Han, dream Chinese

4.99 meters long, 517 horsepower, 521 kilometers of autonomy, 0 to 100 km/h in under four seconds and an interior finish as sumptuous as it is luxurious. This little description could be a Mercedes EQE or even a Porsche Taycan, but we are talking about a large Chinese sedan. From Byd Han more precisely, high-end model of the Chinese manufacturer present in force at the Paris World Cup. And there we immediately ask ourselves: Who wants to spend €72,000 on a Chinese luxury car? At a time when the incredible price/performance ratio of the MG4 is impressing everyone, will the Chinese manufacturers manage to impose themselves on the segment of the most expensive and refined cars? Again, we’ll have to take the wheel of Byd Han to find out for sure.

This large Chinese sedan costs €72,000
This large Chinese sedan costs €72,000

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