The 2016 Paris motor show presented plenty of new metal to gawk at, but while the SUVs and electric cars stole the headlines, there were still plenty of other interesting models that caught our attention.
We run through seven of our favourites below.
Fiat 124 Spider America
Somewhat ironically, the Fiat 124 Spider America won’t be sold in the good ol’ USA. Instead, its name pays homage to the 1981 Fiat 124 Spider Pininfarina 50th Anniversary, a limited-edition car commissioned by Fiat USA to celebrate the Italian design house’s then golden anniversary.
Like that original car, the America stands out from the regular Spider thanks to its magnetic bronze paint, tobacco-coloured interior and truly gorgeous four-spoke alloy wheels. Small touches, such as silver mirror caps and a celebratory plaque, help add to an already distinctive package, but the best feature is without a doubt the optional vintage-look luggage rack.
Ultimately, we can’t quite work out if it’s wrong or right to like this car, but that doesn’t stop us from wanting one.
Ducati 1299 Panigale S Anniversario
Okay, okay, this is Autocar, not Autobike, but come on, just look at it. This machine was hidden from view all day long, not because it was under cover, but simply because it was impossible to get near to it thanks to the sheer number of automotive journalists surrounding the stand. And who could blame them?