Images of a new concept car by Italdesign for the Geneva Motor Show have been released. Christened Italdesign Brivido, which means “thrill” in Italian, we have to agree that the Brivido is quite thrilling indeed. Featuring classic kamm-tail GT sportscar proportions, blade-like LED headlamps, as well as a signature Italdesign “birdcage” cockpit treatment, the carbon-fiber… Continue Reading...
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In fact, the gas engines are rumored to be the new MoVe V-6 and V-8 motors, while oil burning options are said to include the 201 hp 2.2-liter diesel four. Continue Reading...
Known for debuts of high-performance and exotic cars, the 2011 Geneva Auto Show did not disappoint with the world premieres of both the Ferrari FF and Lamborghini Aventador. While impressive, those two flagship models represent only a small fraction of the overall talent on display in Geneva. Other major debuts included the Mercedes C-Class Coupe,… Continue Reading...
Roughly a foot shorter in length than the current A4, the A3 sedan concept foreshadows a possible smaller 4-door for the Audi range. While other automakers are targeting younger buyers with coupes and hatchbacks, this concept is poised to bring to market a proven sports sedan package that does away with much of the size… Continue Reading...
Whether you love or hate the way the Nissan Juke looks, it’s hard to argue that it’s anything but a blast to drive. Renault seems to be taking a few things from corporate partner Nissan, and emulating the Juke with their Captur, a concept that debuted at the Geneva Auto Show. Powered by a 158-hp… Continue Reading...
Maserati convertibles are for the kind of guys who like to wear their shirts open way past their neck and put their arm on the windowsill so everyone can see their rose gold Hublot Big Bang. If said customer opts for the new Maserati Gran Cabrio, pedestrians may not be able to get a glimpse… Continue Reading...
We’re all familiar with the Smart ForTwo, which is a polarizing vehicle to say the least, but initial impressions of their newest concept, the Forspeed EV Roadster, which debuted at the Geneva Auto Show, are all lining up in one direction, and it’s not exactly positive. Sure, the chopped roof and windshield are kind of… Continue Reading...
Mazda has yet to confirm any details on its new Minagi SportCross concept and that’s because you’re not supposed to see it until tomorrow. Captured on display inside the Geneva Auto Show ahead of its world premiere, the Minagi shares the stage with the Japanese automaker’s new Shinari Concept, which is undeniably the design inspiration… Continue Reading...
Described by Lamborghini CEO Stephan Winkelman as “a jump of two generations in terms of design and technology,” the new Aventador LP700-4 has now officially been revealed as the successor to the famed Murcielago. Rising from the level of an exotic to a true supercar, the LP makes 700-hp from a V12 engine, powering a… Continue Reading...
Subaru has given us a first glimpse at its version of the FT-86/Toyobaru with one major surprise – the proclaimed rear-drive sports car is actually all-wheel drive. Sharing a chassis with Toyota’s FT-86, the car was repeatedly rumored to use only a rear-drive system; strange indeed considering it has been adapted from the AWD Legacy…. Continue Reading...
Ferrari has already shown its new FF model, releasing press photos, some incredible video, and more recently debuting the car at a private event in Maranello. Set to make it’s more public world premiere tomorrow at the Geneva Auto Show, we’ve managed to gather a few teaser snap shots of the Prancing Horse’s first-ever AWD… Continue Reading...
Caught on display a day ahead of its official reveal at the Geneva Auto Show, you might need to take a second look to realize this is in fact an all-new Aston Martin. Called the Virage, it’s remarkable similar to the DB9 and DBS, which comes as little surprise as it sits between the two… Continue Reading...
Volkswagen‘s funky SEAT brand looks to be getting into the crossover segment, with several renderings of a new 3-door model leaking ahead of a planned debut at the Geneva Auto Show this week. According to Autoblog Spanish, the IBX Concept will compete in the same space as the Volkswagen Tiguan, and while one could assume… Continue Reading...
Ferrari will debut more than one world premiere at the Geneva Auto Show this week, with the new FF model reportedly being joined on stage by a greener version of the 458 Italia. The 458 Italia will feature Ferrari’s HELE (High Emotion, Low Emission) system, which as the name suggests cuts emissions and improved fuel… Continue Reading...
It may look long and sleek like a full sized luxury saloon, but that is just a part of this concept car’s appeal. Stretching no further than the length of a BMW 3 Series, the Jaguar B99 Concept by design-house Bertone is believed to be a glimpse at what Jaguar is planning as a successor… Continue Reading...
The Geneva Motor Show is shaping up to be one hell of a car show. And now adding to the already impressive list of debuts is Koenigsegg’s Agera R, featuring a 5.0L twin-turbo V8 that puts out an astonishing 1,115-hp with 885 ft-lbs of torque. That’s four digits fellas, but there is a catch –… Continue Reading...
As part of MINI‘s 2011 Cooper lineup and debuts at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show, an announcement has been made that a John Cooper Works Tuning Kit will be available for the MINI Cooper S, MINI Cooper S Clubman and MINI Cooper S Convertible. The tuning kit will raise horsepower to 200-hp and torque to… Continue Reading...
There wouldn’t be much of a Geneva Motor Show if AC Schnitzer didn’t have a thing or two up its sleeves to announce. For this year’s show, we now know they’ll at least be debuting a new ACS 5 Sport S and 99d vehicles, based on the BMW 550i and Z4 respectively. With both priced… Continue Reading...
Come its official debut at the Geneva Auto Show next week, there won’t be anything left unseen of Lambo‘s latest supercar, thanks to a second leaked photo. The first pic came from Evo Magazine Croatia, and this second pic is via Jalopnik, which doesn’t name a source. Taking design inspiration from the Reventon, with a… Continue Reading...
Ahead of its official public debut at the Geneva Auto Show next week, Ferrari has previewed its new FF grand touring exotic in Maranello. Few new details were provided and most that were are somewhat irrelevant as the important parts remain unchanged, with the M Coupe-styled luxury Ferrari powered by a direct-injection 6.3-liter V12 engine… Continue Reading...
Fresh from the clutches of its GM masters, Saab is celebrating its independence (to Spyker, anyway) with another special edition of the aging 9-3 convertible, shown ahead of its formal announcement at the Geneva Auto Show. With just 366 editions available, you can bet somebody will be paying top dollar for one in 20 years…. Continue Reading...
A show renowned for debuts of high-priced exotics, Lexus aims to show the folks from Maranello to Stuttgart just how it’s done over in Japan, debuting the LFA Nurburgring Edition at the Geneva Auto Show. And as luck would have it, Toyota’s luxury arm is previewing the supercar in an extensive new photo gallery –… Continue Reading...
Jaguar will debut its most powerful production car yet, the XKR-S, at the Geneva Auto Show next week. The electric blue beast packs a 550-horsepower version of the company’s supercharged V8, delivering 40 more horses than the regular XKR. The XKR-S name was previously used for the outgoing XK8 model, but that amounted to little… Continue Reading...
When the new MINI Cooper debuted back in 2001, it was impossible not to note how much larger the car was than its classic predecessor. The less-than-mini size of the vehicle is even more obvious in Europe, where the majority of cars on the road share roughly the same dimensions. It comes as little surprise… Continue Reading...