The 2013 Geneva Motor Show is already over but people are still talking about it and all the hypercars that were introduced in the Swiss city. He saw the Lamborghini Veneno, the Ferrari La Ferrari and the McLaren P1, but there was one that didn't got much attention, the Koenigsegg Hundra, a car that celebrated the production of 100 cars over the last ten years.
20 de março de 2013
8 de março de 2013
With all the super cars presented there is now more time to write about some of those vehicles that are a little bit less exciting. Ford brought to Geneva the European EcoSport, and a bunch of versions based on the Tourneo, which in turn is similar to the Transit; the Courier, Connect and Custom. But let's concentrate on the Tourneo family.
7 de março de 2013
The S after the Rapide name doesn't mean it is a sportier version of the four-door car, but just an improved version, a restyle if you want. Still it does get a bump in power and if you thought that Audi made cars with the bigger "mouths", wait till you see this new Aston Martin with an even bigger one-piece front grille. Already previewed here.
6 de março de 2013
The Alfa Romeo Disco Volante also known as the Flying Saucer or the 1900 C52 was a car thas was produced in 1952 and 1953 which had a curious looking body. At that time it was made in collaboration with the Milan based coachbuilder Touring Superleggera, that now has brought to us the modern version of the Disco Volante.
This concept is named Sergio, after the man who led Pininfarina for 40 years and conceived some of the greatest car legends, the Life Senator Sergio Pininfarina. The future-looking two-seater barchetta has the Ferrari 458 Spider mechanicals and could easily be produced in limited series of a few units.
The Q50 is the first car from Infiniti that uses the new Q naming structure and wants to be a serious rival for to all the other top level cars in the premium D-segment. To help achieve that Infiniti made a collaboration agreement with Daimler AG in which the German company would supply the engines to the Japanese company (Infiniti is Nissan's luxury vehicle division).
5 de março de 2013
Spyker, possibly because of the failed attempt to save Saab, was gone from from most auto shows and every time we heard something about the Dutch company it wasn't good news, so it is good to see the car maker is trying to make a return starting with the presentation of the B6 Venator Concept "a unique alternative in the High Luxury Sports sector".
The Japanese car maker says this concept serves as a basis for a new new design direction and to show the new technologies that will be present in future models of the brand. For those that can't remember what i wrote here when Subaru teased this concept, "VIZIV" is a coined word inspired by the phrase "Vision for Innovation".
This is a little weird, the Italian company decided to call their new supercar, the car we all have been eagerly waiting, La Ferrari or The Ferrari. Are they telling us this is the ultimate Ferrari, the ultimate supercar, the best ever? Well, it is indeed the fastest but it isn't an amazing looking car. If you can see it live at the Geneva Motor Show
The Rolls Royce Wraith was one of the most teased cars from the Geneva Motor Show and finally we get to see how it looks. And it looks classic with many new and a little weird features, like the Satellite Aided Transmission, a system that helps you use the correct gear depending on the terrain ahead.
4 de março de 2013
Volkswagen through ItalDesign Giugiaro presented a curious novelty at the Geneva Motor Show. It looks like some kind Rally Fighter rival and promises to offer supercar performance in all types of terrain. But the best news is that it uses parts from Lamborghini like the engine and gearbox.
While the RS version of the Renault Clio was already presented some time ago, the French brand in Geneva decided to show a less sporty version called the GT. And in my opinion it looks better than the RS, at least it has a smaller mouth.
One of the most anticipated cars of the Geneva Motor Show is the Porsche 911 GT3 (991) and although still lacking a day to start we can see it very clearly in these pictures. But once again they weren't officially released by the company so we know nothing about the sports car, so we have to wait for the press release.
And here you have it, the Opel/Vauxhall Adam Rocks, a small crossover that will take you to a small hill with style, and you can even put the fabric roof to the back and enjoy a little stroll in the country side at night while watching the stars. Pretty romantic, right? But you won't be able to make love in the back seat because its a little small, unless you are also small.
A few weeks ago you saw here two teasers of two cars Mitsubishi was going to reveal at the Geneva Motor Show, but today, like most cars that are going to be revealed in Geneva, we get the first view of the cars, and they look good. It's always nice to see something different from a brand that has been making a few "ugly" cars.
This crazy looking car called Veneno, which means poison in Portuguese and Spanish, is the surprise Lamborghini promised to bring to the Geneva Motor Show. This car is Lamborghini's way to celebrate their 50th anniversary but only three cars will be built and all of them are already sold.
Toyota decided they were going to bring something different to the Geneva Motor Show. Here we have a small two seater small city car that will take the fight to the Renault Twizy starting with the Geneva Motor Show. Meanwhile Apple will sue Toyota because of the chosen name.
3 de março de 2013
A few weeks ago i talked about a new concept that Honda was bringing to the Geneva Motor Show which is the wagon version of the Civic, and today a few pictures appeared of that car. Unfortunately nothing else is known but i am sure more details will soon show up.
When the Kia Pro_Cee'd GT was revealed the Korean brand forgot to show how the car looked from behind, indicating there could be something very wrong with it. To calm these rumors a few new images appeared online revealing that specific part of the sporty three-door hatchback.
2 de março de 2013
The unnamed concept that i wrote about over a month ago was now completely revealed by KIA and is called the Provo. At that time Kia described it as "a provocative and racy new urban concept", so now we can see they gave us a tip about the name, since it comes from the word provocative.