While Ferrari doesn’t techniclly participate in the New York Auto Show, that doesn’t mean they aren’t going to grab some of the limelight, hosting a private event at the Italian automaker’s ritzy Park Avenue dealership. (As though there are any Ferrari dealerships that aren’t ritzy…) Making their U.S-debuts were the 599 HGTE and the truly… Continue Reading...
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We’re sorry to report that Infiniti’s breathtakingly beautiful Essence Concept will not see production, this according to a company spokesman. The Essence Concept was unveiled at the 2009 Geneva Auto Show and took everyone by surprise as rumors had circled that the vehicle was to be yet another crossover. With a true grand touring look… Continue Reading...
As we have previously reported, Volkswagen will bring it’s sub-compact Polo to the U.S. but not until 2011. Even more surprising is that the vehicle won’t be the same one that was just unveiled at the Geneva Auto Show. According to a Automotive News report (soured on AutoBlog) the 2011 Polo will come to the… Continue Reading...
While Suzuki’s Geneva Auto Show press conference concentrated on the launch of the new Alto model, we spotted another premiere that we’d much rather have. It’s no supercar (this is Suzuki after all) but it’s one hot-hatch – the Swift Sport Anniversary Edition. Made to celebrate the company’s 100 years in existence, the Swift Sport… Continue Reading...
After recently launching the new Mégane model, Renault brought its powerful sibling, the Mégane R.S. (Renault Sport) to the Geneva Auto Show. Powered by a new 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine, the R.S. makes 250hp at 5500 rpm and 251 ft-lbs of torque at 3000 rpm. This is an increase of 20hp and 29.5 ft-lbs of… Continue Reading...
If only this car were available? Who wouldn’t cancel their Panamera order to get one? At the Geneva Auto Show, French carmaker Peugeot unveiled what might just be the best looking hybrid ever. The RC HYbrid4 Concept is a grand touring sedan, with the engine located at the rear of the car and the electric… Continue Reading...
Kia is a brand that is looking to distinguish itself. When the company recently unveiled the Soul, it made functionality fun and now with the debut of the No. 3 Concept at the Geneva Auto Show, the Korean manufacturer intends to make basic transportation sporty and aggressive. Created at Kia’s Design Centre Europe, under Chief Designer… Continue Reading...
The Geneva Auto Show, due to its prominence on the international auto scene as well as the high net worth of the citizens of Switzerland, is always filled with all sorts of rare exotic car manufacturers. One such manufacturer is the Dutch company Spyker. The name Spyker isn’t exactly a household one, but the company… Continue Reading...
Ferrari chose the Geneva Auto Show to not only unveil the track oriented 599xx but also to debut a more performance-oriented version of the 599 GTB for the street. The 599 Handling GTE (or HGTE) 599 takes the standard 599 to a new level with several small tweaks that will make it a more invigorating… Continue Reading...
True to their word, the folks at Maserati unveiled the new Gran Turismo S Automatic at the Geneva Auto Show. The Italian luxury brand did, after all, say that it would unveil one new model at each international auto show. While adding an automatic transmission may not seem like much, until now those who opted… Continue Reading...
RUF is arguably the best-known tuner of Porsches and is even listed as a vehicle manufacturer in Germany. And yet the company has steered clear of the high-volume Cayenne SUV. Until now. Perhaps its the downturn in the economy that has RUF looking for new ways to solidify its bottom line, because it’s not like… Continue Reading...
Back in October, German Porsche tuner RUF took a new direction by unveiling an electric car concept based on the Porsche 911. Today at the Geneva Auto Show RUF took this project a step further, displaying the eRUF Greenster, on which the company will base a small series of cars set to go on sale… Continue Reading...
Tata Motors Chairman Ratan N. Tata announced that the company has created a model that will be exported to European markets – including Europe. The Indian car company unveiled this new model, the Tata Nano Europa at the Geneva Auto Show yesterday. “In India, the Nano will be launched on March 23, and the cars will be… Continue Reading...
Earlier this year Toyota launched the iQ micro-car in Europe and now the Japanese automaker has unveiled a more “performance-oriented” version of the cute and trendy iQ. The new engine is a 99hp VVT-i 1.33-liter four-cylinder that makes 92 ft-lbs of torque at 4400 rpm. It comes standard with Toyota’s six-speed manual transmission, which features… Continue Reading...
Mansory might be a little late to the Porsche Cayenne tuning game, but they certainly make up for it with creativity. The Mansory Chopster is 80 mm (3.2-inches) wider than the factory SUV and, as the Chopster name suggests, has a lowered roofline – by 60mm (2.4-inches). With a wider stance and, therefore, better handling,… Continue Reading...
After teasing us with just one image a few weeks before the Geneva Auto Show, Swedish supercar maker Koenigsegg has revealed the Quant Concept car. Shaped like a sedan with the design of a Koenigsegg, the Quant is a a solar-powered electric car with 512hp and 527 ft-lbs of torque. This is enough to propel… Continue Reading...
The Mansory booth at the Geneva Auto Show was a showcase for four of the tuner’s creations. We already brought you news about the Lineo Vincero Bugatti Veyron, and while that vehicle might be the most obvious, the best looking of the cars is arguably the matte-black Bentley Continental GT. That deep coat of paint… Continue Reading...
Today Aston Martin revived the Lagonda brand by unveiling a Lagonda concept car at the Geneva Auto Show. The only thing is, it’s more of a crossover. Actually, it’s more of a truck. You see, crossovers are generally SUVs built on car platforms; the Lagonda Concept is based on the Mercedes-Benz GL truck platform. “An… Continue Reading...
We normally rag on the dozes of different SLR models that the Mercedes/McLaren partnership has come out with but this Brabus model is something else. Based on a SLR roadster, Brabus has done just some mild work under the hood with new camshafts that bring the power output to 650hp at 6500 rpm. This is… Continue Reading...
Nissan’s Qazana Concept vehicle may look like a far-from-reality idea, but Nissan has promised that this design study will in some way be a step towards a new crossover vehicle that will be built in the UK in the near future. To stoke those flames, Alfonso Albaisa, Vice President, Nissan Design Europe, said that, “Qazana is… Continue Reading...
Not only did Aston Martin use the Geneva Auto Show to show-off, for the first time, its One-77 supercar; the company also brought along a cut-away model that shows the entire carbon-fiber chassis. And is it ever impressive. It’s an amazing thing to see a carbon-fiber monocoque on a road car, with the carbon stretching… Continue Reading...
With Mitsubishi all set to launch a production version of the i MieV, the company is already looking to the future. According to the i MieV Sport Air Concept, that future might include mini electric sportscars. This little teardrop shaped coupe is rear-wheel drive and features a perfect 50/50 weight distribution. And weighing just 2,161… Continue Reading...
Known as the DISI, the direct-injection turbocharged 2.3-liter engine found in the MazdaSpeed3 is back in the all-new 2010 MazdaSpeed3, but very little has changed. One might even say it’s a DISI-ppointment. You see, the new MazdaSpeed3 makes exactly the same amount of power with 260 ps (263hp) and 280 ft-lbs of torque. We were… Continue Reading...
Citing the current economic client Dr. Dieter Z, CEO of Mercedes-Benz, said that the upcoming vehicles from Mercedes are “anti-depressants on wheels.” The stunning new E-Class Coupe is just one of these vehicles. This new vehicle does away with the B-pillar and also features frameless windows. Incredibly, this new design is the most aerodynamic shape… Continue Reading...