- Alfa Romeo
- Aston Martin
- Land Rover
True to the rumors, Lamborghini has launched a new high-performance version of the LP560 and it does get the Superleggera name. Officially called the Gallardo LP570-4 Superleggera, it takes after the original in applying a light-weight philosophy to the exotic bull.
With most of the German tuning companies in attendance at the Geneva Auto Show, we were able to get a good look at most of their creations before the show officially kicks off tomorrow (March 2nd). Along with the more typically-TechArt GT Street R, it was interesting to look at the Porsche tuner’s Panamera-based Concept One.
We ogled over the photos when Pagani announced its limited edition Zonda Tricolore model last week and, as expected, it looks even more impressive in it’s blue-tinted carbon fiber flesh. A salute to the the Frecce Tricolore, Italy’s famous air force acrobatics team, this special edition special Zonda supercar is based on the Zonda Cinque. It uses a special carbon-titanium weave for the body, which has been coated in a special clear blue lacquer. In addition it gets the red, white and green stripes of the Italian flag pinstriped up the front of the car.
We still don’t know much about it, but we do know its name… sort of. The 599 hybrid, sitting on display at the Geneva Auto Show, is accompanied by the title Vettura Laboratorio HY Kers. Details of the matte-green hybrid Ferrari (ever thought you’d heard those words in the same sentence?) are still scarce, but the name says a lot about the car.
With Nissan set to introduce its new global small car at the Geneva Auto Show tomorrow and the press conference schedule a tight squeeze, the Japanese automaker decided that no formal debut of its new Juke crossover was necessary. As a result, we’ve been able to get a good look at this oddly styled model which Nissan has announced will be offered in North America later this year.
In Germany, many tuners are actually registered as automakers, due to the fact that their parts have to undergo the same strict testing as production cars and the fact that what they are capable of can hardly just be classified as “tuning.” There’s no better example of this than the C25 – a new bespoke supercar from Carlsson, based on the Mercedes SL65 AMG Black Series.
Despite rumors that the Toyota FT-86 Concept would debut at the Geneva Auto Show in production form, it appears as though that isn’t the case. As the very first thing show-goers will see when they enter Hall 4 at Europe’s most prestigious motor show, its obvious the importance that Toyota places on this vehicle – a model that could help rebrand the Japanese automaker while giving it some much-needed positive PR.
On display for the first time at the Geneva Auto Show is the 2011 Elise, which has been given a mild work-over to help keep it looking fresh. Upgrades for both the standard Elise and Elise SC include revised body work with a new rear bumper, engine cover and a more aggressive front clamshell. The new design certainly looks like the work of Lotus design boss and former Ferrari designer Donato Coco. The 2011 models will also stand out thanks to the use of LED lighting for the headlights and signal indicators.
It’s not scheduled to debut until tomorrow, but we’ve managed to snap a few pics of the Lotus Evora 414E Hybrid concept car on display at the Geneva Auto Show. Based on the new Evora, it makes roughly 400-hp thanks to a complex setup that includes the tiny Lotus range extender engine.
Joining the sporty Polo GTI model at the 2010 Geneva Auto Show will be the crossover-styled CrossPolo. With new front and rear bumpers, side skirts and fender flares, all in a black plastic, the sporty hatch gets a rugged off-road look. To complete the look it also gets some roof rails, as well as some 17-inch wheels.