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A sports car is a car with special technical characteristics. First, its manufacturer equips it with an ultra-powerful engine, thus reaching a top speed far exceeding that of an ordinary car. Aerodynamically, its bodywork is designed to limit air friction. Its braking system must also be very efficient in order to stop it in time.
A car is considered to be eco-friendly if its emissions of pollutants, particularly CO2, are very low. Generally, this quantity is measured per kilometre travelled.
Examples of eco-friendly cars include electric cars, hybrid cars (thermal engine coupled to a combustion engine), cars running on bio-fuels…
the current models
Europe: worldwide automotive industry, Frankfurt Motor Show
In addition to the French and German car shows, the Geneva Motor Show is an opportunity to get to know the latest models of the moment.
America: Detroit Show (NAIAS), Los Angeles Show
Along with Detroit and Los Angeles, the New York Motor Show represents the meeting place for American car enthusiasts such as Ford and other major automakers.
Asia: Beijing Motor Show, Shanghai Motor Show, Tokyo Motor Show
Asian countries (China, Japan, Korea...) organize trade shows where their manufacturers such as Toyota, Nissan, Mazda, Kia, Hyundai, Honda exhibit their latest innovations.
European car brands are several. The French brands such as Peugeot, Renault (and Dacia), Citroën and DS. The Germans own the Volkswagen brand, which also includes Audi, Skoda, Seat, Porsche in addition to the Opel Mercedes and BMW brands. There are English brands such as Jaguar and Mini, Italian brands (Fiat and Alfa Romeo) and Swedish brands such as Volvo.
Concept car: what is it all about?
The concept car is a car manufactured by a manufacturer for experimental purposes. The aim is to present new technologies or a design that will prefigure that of the next production models. The concept car is generally produced in very few copies.