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Spyker C8 Aileron

Spyker C8 Aileron

Feng Li

A model stands beside the Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 sport car

A model stands beside the Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 sport car

Feng Li

Bugatti 16.4 Super Sport

Bugatti 16.4 Super Sport

Feng Li

Bugatti 16.4 Super Sport

Bugatti 16.4 Super Sport

Feng Li

Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4

Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4

Feng Li

A model stands beside the Bentley Mulsonne during the media day of the Shanghai International Automobile Industry Exhibition at Shanghai New International Expo Center

A model stands beside the Bentley Mulsonne during the media day of the Shanghai International Automobile Industry Exhibition at Shanghai New International Expo Center

Feng Li

A MINI GoodWood Car is displayed during the media day of the Shanghai International Automobile Industry Exhibition at Shanghai New International Expo Center on April 19, 2011 in Shanghai, China

A MINI GoodWood Car is displayed during the media day of the Shanghai International Automobile Industry Exhibition at Shanghai New International Expo Center on April 19, 2011 in Shanghai, China

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A Volvo Concept Universe Car is displayed at the  Shanghai International Automobile Industry Exhibition at Shanghai New International Expo Center on April 19, 2011 in Shanghai, China

A Volvo Concept Universe Car is displayed at the Shanghai International Automobile Industry Exhibition at Shanghai New International Expo Center on April 19, 2011 in Shanghai, China

ChinaFotoPress

Instruments made of auto parts are displayed during the media day of the Shanghai International Automobile Industry Exhibition at Shanghai New International Expo Center on April 19, 2011 in Shanghai, China

Instruments made of auto parts are displayed during the media day of the Shanghai International Automobile Industry Exhibition at Shanghai New International Expo Center on April 19, 2011 in Shanghai, China

ChinaFotoPress

A Buick Envision concept car is displayed during the media day of the Shanghai International Automobile Industry Exhibition at Shanghai New International Expo Center on April 20, 2011 in Shanghai, China

A Buick Envision concept car is displayed during the media day of the Shanghai International Automobile Industry Exhibition at Shanghai New International Expo Center on April 20, 2011 in Shanghai, China

Feng Li

A visitor uses his mobile phone to a take picture of a BMW concept car on display at the 14th Shanghai International Automobile Industry Exhibition in Shanghai, China Tuesday, April 19, 2011

A visitor uses his mobile phone to a take picture of a BMW concept car on display at the 14th Shanghai International Automobile Industry Exhibition in Shanghai, China Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Andy Wong

Akio Toyoda, president and CEO of Toyota Motor, speaks during Toyota presentation on the press day at the Shanghai International Auto Show in Shanghai, China, Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Akio Toyoda, president and CEO of Toyota Motor, speaks during Toyota presentation on the press day at the Shanghai International Auto Show in Shanghai, China, Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Eugene Hoshiko

Rolls-Royce CEO Torsten Muller-Otvos, right, watches unveiling of the new Ghost Extended Wheelbase model at Rolls-Royce Motor Cars presentation on the press day at the Shanghai International Auto Show Tuesday, April 19, 2011 in Shanghai, China

Rolls-Royce CEO Torsten Muller-Otvos, right, watches unveiling of the new Ghost Extended Wheelbase model at Rolls-Royce Motor Cars presentation on the press day at the Shanghai International Auto Show Tuesday, April 19, 2011 in Shanghai, China

Eugene Hoshiko

Dieter Zetsche, Daimler AG ceo, thumbs up after he unveiled a Mercedes-Benz A series concept car displayed at the 14th Shanghai International Automobile Industry Exhibition in Shanghai, China Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Dieter Zetsche, Daimler AG ceo, thumbs up after he unveiled a Mercedes-Benz A series concept car displayed at the 14th Shanghai International Automobile Industry Exhibition in Shanghai, China Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Andy Wong

Rolls-Royce CEO Torsten Muller-Otvos speaks during the world premier of new Ghost Extended Wheelbase model at Rolls-Royce Motor Cars presentation on the press day at the Shanghai International Auto Show Tuesday, April 19, 2011 in Shanghai, China.

Rolls-Royce CEO Torsten Muller-Otvos speaks during the world premier of new Ghost Extended Wheelbase model at Rolls-Royce Motor Cars presentation on the press day at the Shanghai International Auto Show Tuesday, April 19, 2011 in Shanghai, China.

Eugene Hoshiko

A model sits on a Porsche Turbo S as a Chinese worker, right, stands at the Shanghai International Auto Show Wednesday, April 20, 2011 in Shanghai.

A model sits on a Porsche Turbo S as a Chinese worker, right, stands at the Shanghai International Auto Show Wednesday, April 20, 2011 in Shanghai.

Eugene Hoshiko

Twin models stand beside a Skoda Superb car during a special trade visitors opening of the Auto Shanghai 2009 at Shanghai New International Expo Center on April 22, 2009 in Shanghai, China

Twin models stand beside a Skoda Superb car during a special trade visitors opening of the Auto Shanghai 2009 at Shanghai New International Expo Center on April 22, 2009 in Shanghai, China

Feng Li

A model poses next to Dongfeng Motor's High Mobility Mutlpurposc Wheeled Vehicle at the opening of the Auto Shanghai 2009 at Shanghai New International Expo Center on April 22, 2009 in Shanghai, China

A model poses next to Dongfeng Motor's High Mobility Mutlpurposc Wheeled Vehicle at the opening of the Auto Shanghai 2009 at Shanghai New International Expo Center on April 22, 2009 in Shanghai, China

Feng Li

A model drives a Toyota i-REAL concept car on display during a special trade visitors opening of the Auto Shanghai 2009 at Shanghai New International Expo Center on April 22, 2009 in Shanghai, China

A model drives a Toyota i-REAL concept car on display during a special trade visitors opening of the Auto Shanghai 2009 at Shanghai New International Expo Center on April 22, 2009 in Shanghai, China

Feng Li

A Benz Smart car is displayed during the media day of the Shanghai International Automobile Industry Exhibition at Shanghai New International Expo Center on April 20, 2011 in Shanghai, China

A Benz Smart car is displayed during the media day of the Shanghai International Automobile Industry Exhibition at Shanghai New International Expo Center on April 20, 2011 in Shanghai, China

Feng Li

An Audi A4L 3.2 Quattro is displayed during a special trade visitors opening of the Auto Shanghai 2009 at Shanghai New International Expo Center on April 22, 2009 in Shanghai, China

An Audi A4L 3.2 Quattro is displayed during a special trade visitors opening of the Auto Shanghai 2009 at Shanghai New International Expo Center on April 22, 2009 in Shanghai, China

Feng Li

A model poses next to Peugeot RC Hybrid 4 during a special trade visitors opening of the Auto Shanghai 2009 at Shanghai New International Expo Center on April 22, 2009 in Shanghai, China

A model poses next to Peugeot RC Hybrid 4 during a special trade visitors opening of the Auto Shanghai 2009 at Shanghai New International Expo Center on April 22, 2009 in Shanghai, China

Feng Li

A girl poses beside a Mercedes-Benz Smart car during a special trade visitors opening of the Auto Shanghai 2009 at Shanghai New International Expo Center on April 22, 2009 in Shanghai, China

A girl poses beside a Mercedes-Benz Smart car during a special trade visitors opening of the Auto Shanghai 2009 at Shanghai New International Expo Center on April 22, 2009 in Shanghai, China

Feng Li

A model poses beside a Citroen car during a special trade visitors opening of the Auto Shanghai 2009 at Shanghai New International Expo Center on April 22, 2009 in Shanghai, China

A model poses beside a Citroen car during a special trade visitors opening of the Auto Shanghai 2009 at Shanghai New International Expo Center on April 22, 2009 in Shanghai, China

Feng Li

A model drives a Toyota i-REAL concept car on display during a special trade visitors opening of the Auto Shanghai 2009 at Shanghai New International Expo Center on April 23, 2009 in Shanghai, China

A model drives a Toyota i-REAL concept car on display during a special trade visitors opening of the Auto Shanghai 2009 at Shanghai New International Expo Center on April 23, 2009 in Shanghai, China

Feng Li

A sales person introduces a Lamborghini sport car to a Chinese man in the closed section during a special trade visitors opening of the Auto Shanghai 2009 at Shanghai New International Expo Center on April 23, 2009 in Shanghai, China

A sales person introduces a Lamborghini sport car to a Chinese man in the closed section during a special trade visitors opening of the Auto Shanghai 2009 at Shanghai New International Expo Center on April 23, 2009 in Shanghai, China

Feng Li

A model poses beside the Mercedes-Benz's Concept Blue ZERO E-CELL during a special trade visitors opening of the Auto Shanghai 2009 at Shanghai New International Expo Center on April 23, 2009 in Shanghai, China

A model poses beside the Mercedes-Benz's Concept Blue ZERO E-CELL during a special trade visitors opening of the Auto Shanghai 2009 at Shanghai New International Expo Center on April 23, 2009 in Shanghai, China

Feng Li

A little girl's father takes pictures during a special trade visitors opening of the Auto Shanghai 2009 at Shanghai New International Expo Center on April 23, 2009 in Shanghai, China

A little girl's father takes pictures during a special trade visitors opening of the Auto Shanghai 2009 at Shanghai New International Expo Center on April 23, 2009 in Shanghai, China

Feng Li

Ford Motor Co.'s new Fiesta is suspended from above during a special trade visitors opening of the Auto Shanghai 2009 at Shanghai New International Expo Center on April 22, 2009 in Shanghai, China

Ford Motor Co.'s new Fiesta is suspended from above during a special trade visitors opening of the Auto Shanghai 2009 at Shanghai New International Expo Center on April 22, 2009 in Shanghai, China

Feng Li

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The biggest car exhibition in the world - the Shanghai Auto Show 2011 - opened this week amidst a flurry of China-focused global car premieres.

Major brands including Audi, BMW, Peugeot and Citroen are racing to win over Chinese customers.

We take a look at some of their new models and concept cars.

Click 'More Pictures' above to launch gallery.

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