As an engineer, I am naturally drawn towards shiny, complex car parts. So at this year’s Paris Motor Show, I went around to every pavilion and took pictures of beautiful transmission, engine and other car part displays to share with you, Jalopnik’s illustrious readers.


Here we go:

Honda 1.5-liter VTEC Turbo

Honda 1.0-liter VTEC Turbo

Altran Split Crankshaft Actuator

Hyundai 7-Speed DCT

Hyundai Kappa 1.4 T-GDI

Hyundai Kappa 1.6L GDI, 6-Speed DCT For HEV

Crap-Tons Of Aisin Transmissions

Aisin Electric Rear Drive System (I think?)

More Aisin Parts (They Make Lots Of Stuff)

Suzuki Twin-Motor 4WD PHEV Drive System (From The Ground Tourer Concept)




Volkswagen Passat Plug-In Hybrid Drive System

Volkswagen e-Golf Electric Drive System

Audi 2.5 TFSI Inline-5

Audi 3.0 TFSI V6

Porsche Boxster S And Cayman S (718) Flat Four

BMW Turbo, Electric Motor, Lithium-Ion Batteries

BMW M Twin Power Turbo Inline-Six

BMW M Twin Power Turbo Eight-Cylinder

BMW M Twin Power Turbo 12-Cylinder

Infiniti 2.0-Liter Four-Cylinder Variable Compression Turbo (VC-T)

Another look:

Infiniti V6 Twin-Turbo