This front-engined, rear-wheel-drive supercar is the fastest and most powerful road model Ferrari has ever produced. Thanks to its 6.3-litre, 730bhp V12 it can accelerate from 0-62mph in 3.1sec and from 0-124mph in 8.5sec. Top speed is 'over 211mph'. The first media test drives of the F12 are happening at the end of this month, with production of left-hand-drive models following towards the end of the year. Customers in the UK can expect to receive right-hand-drive F12s from spring 2013.
The fourth-generation Renault Clio will make its debut at the Paris motor show in September. The new car is bigger than its predecessor but uses the same MacPherson strut front and torsion beam rear suspension. The Clio will only be available in five-door form (the rear door handles are hidden in the C-pillars) and wears Reanult's new corporate face. Prices will start at less than £10,500 for the entry-level three-cylinder model, and options will include lots of ways to customise the interior and exterior of the car, as well as a seven-inch touchscreen on middle- and higher-specification models. An eco-version of the 1.5-litre diesel Clio will return 88.2mpg on the EU Combined cycle, with CO2 emissions of 83g/km. The new Clio goes on sale in October, with the first cars being delivered to customers in the new year
Another supermini-sized car from Renault, only this time it uses an electric powertrain. The Zoe will cost £13,650 (including the £5,000 plug-in car grant) and have a maximum range of 130 miles. Power comes from a 65kw electric motor that gives the Zoe a top speed of 84mph. It goes on sale in October as part of Renault's range of electric vehicles, which also includes the Twizy and Fluence
Sharing its platform with Skoda's new Rapid, the new Seat Toledo is a five-door hatchback that will be priced from about £13,500. Engine options are 1.2-litre (84- or 104bhp) or 1.4-litre (120bhp) petrol units or a 1.6-litre turbodiesel (104bhp). The Toledo goes on sale in Spain and Portugal in November, with UK cars following soon after
The Rapid fills the gap in Skoda's product range between the Fabia supermini and Octavia family car, and shares its platform with the new Seat Toledo. It gets the same engine line-up as the Toledo, with 1.2- and 1.4-litre petrol engines and a 1.6-litre diesel. Gearbox options consist of a five-speed manual or seven-speed twin-clutch DSG (standard on the 1.4 petrol). The Rapid will be on show at the Paris motor show and goes on sale at the end of the year from £12,995
Source: Telegraph (5 more cars inside)