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A small but terrible one. Fiat’s performance division may not have one of the most eye-catching cars at the exhibit stands, but the latest racy compact vehicle would be a surefire hit for fans of the Fiat 500.
Dubbed as the 595 Pista (or race track in Italian), Abarth’s special edition model will be the newest addition to the brand’s ongoing 595, 595 Turismo and the more powerful 595 Competizione lineup.
Although the new Abarth 595 Pista is basically the upgraded form of the standard Fiat 500 model, the most interesting part has nothing to do with what lies under the hood. in which case, it features the same 1.4-liter T-Jet engine as that of a standard US-specified Abarth 500.Read the entire article 2017 Abarth 595 Pista debuts at Geneva Auto Show
This 2017, the committee noticed Bugatti’s “efficient design”, “details” and “quality of workmanship” to be very convincing ---despite having only one vehicle for the entire duration of the two-week event. It also indicates how the rather small-sized show area proved to be so much more impressive for the jurors than those which had a bigger floor area for their exhibit.
For the past fourteen years, the Club de publicité et de communication de Genève has been giving out the same award in Switzerland’s yearly car event. The jurors consist of communications and publicity specialists who are members of the CPG committee.
Bugatti’s show stand stood out at the exhibit hall for its unique design. In this case, the stand consists of a curved roof that looks highly “convincing”. The judges had noticed it primarily for its arrangement-- wherein the curves were positioned exactly where the beaming light shines towards the show model. Aside from the curved structure, Bugatti’s creativity in turning a small area into one spectacular edifice not just won the judges’ approval but also appealed to the hearts of the many audiences who attended the 87th Geneva Motor Show.Read the entire article Bugatti’s one-car stand receives top award at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show
Back during the early of part of the year, Hyundai Motor Company became part of the Hydrogen Council which was officially launched during the 2017 Davos World Economic Forum. The goal of this group is to develop and commercialize cars that use fuel cells rather than fossil fuels.
For those who have long followed developments at Hyundai, this is not a surprise as the brand has been leading the pack in developing hydrogen vehicles for 20 years now. Back in 2013 for example, it released the ix35 Fuel Cell, also known in some markets as the Tucson Fuel Cell. It became the first ever hydrogen-powered car in the world to be mass produced. In fact, it is still on sale in 17 countries worldwide.
With this in mind, Hyundai unveiled during the 2017 Geneva Motor Show its latest offering in the field of hydrogen powered vehicles. Dubbed as the FE Fuel Cell Concept, the “FE” refers to “Future Eco” which reveals the pioneering technologies that match the environment-friendliness of this model. One of its main features is the internal air humidifier. This part recycles the water that is emitted by this model in order to have a cabin environment that offers more comfort.Read the entire article Hyundai unveils hydrogen-powered FE Fuel Cell Concept
Just a few days after Toyota announced their limited edition GT86 Tiger that’s going to be released soon, it is Honda’s time to shine. After its global debut at the recent 2017 Geneva Motor Show, Honda confirmed that the first ever Civic Type R will go on sale in late spring in the United States. This was dubbed as “one of the most anticipated models” for good reason.
This model is the first ever Type R-badge Honda to be sold in the US, with a manual transmission, 2.0 liter turbocharged unit. The car is rated at 206 horsepower (228 kilowatts) and 295 pound-feet (400 Newton meters) of torque. Foreign specifications, however, will have a bit more power with 315 horsepower (235kW).
What we love about this model is the fact that it did not veer away from its prototype. It still looks pretty cool and has astounding visuals. To start with, it has a huge rear wing, and three exhaust pipes sticking out of the middle part of its rear end, LED lights at all four corners, and the 20-inch lightweight wheels in 245/30 series ContiSport Contact tires. It is the perfect cross between a sporty and a masculine car. And its interior is simply dreamy, with a matte black finish with red accents all over the dashboard and around the steering wheel, complemented with two-tone seats.Read the entire article 2017 Honda Civic Type R will debut in the United States this spring
Four thousand, three hundred and sixty. Nope, it’s not just a number. Koenigsegg showed off all its rivals at this year’s Motor Show as its three cars have outputs that add up to a total horsepower of 4,360. That is equivalent to 3,251 kilowatts. It sure can light up a whole motor show!
Ok, so what are those three cars, you ask? After introducing the prototype last year, Koenigsegg showcased the first two customer Regeras, fresh from their factory in Angelholm, Sweden.
The first of the two sports an iconic green carbon fiber finish that represents the British Racing Green. Its interior, from the seats, the door panels, all the way to the dashboard is a basket-weave like leather in light Saddle Brown. The sleek design and the colour combination kind of gives it an ironic vintage-modern feel to it. Very unique, unlike your usual sports car.Read the entire article Koenigsegg’s most powerful car yet seen at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show
Just like the previous years, the Geneva Motor Show has been a host to various concept debuts. This year is not an exception. Joining the lineup is Aston Martin debuting its new AMR sub-brand, and along with it are two of its fiercest concepts – the Vantage AMR Pro and Rapide AMR. Before its big reveal, quite a handful of details on the AMR have been gathered first-hand from Aston’s Gaydon, UK headquarters.
Aston Martin Chief Designer Miles Nurnberger describes the AMR as a philosophy of the British automaker’s “way of racing”. Aston Martin Racing is focused on the automaker’s constant search for (racing) success while Aston Martin focuses on the aesthetics of its sports and supercars. AMR functions in a way that it combines these missions in order to produce “more extreme versions of Aston Martin’s core lineup.”
This constant race for supremacy goes back to the One-77, a perfect example of the collaboration between aesthetics and performance, featuring carbon fiber and saddle leather, an unusual mix of materials. It is a collision of different forces, but in a luxurious way. This idea has been further used on the CC100, GT8, GT12 and Vulcan, according to Nurnberger.Read the entire article Aston Martin AMR brings Vantage and Rapide concepts to the 2017 Geneva Motor Show
The Geneva International Motor Show has always been a favorite event for carmakers to show off their highly powered supercars.
In the past years, some of the most prominent supercars unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show are the 759-hp Lamborghini Centenario LP 770-4 and the 1,479-hp Bugatti Chiron.
Now, the 87th edition of the Geneva Motor Show this year is no exception, as major carmakers are also strutting their supercar offerings – in production or in concept. Here are some of them.Read the entire article Top 5 supercars from the 2017 Geneva Motor Show
After introducing to us the Smart ForTwo Cabrio Brabus Edition #1 at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show, the German microcar and subcompact car maker is unveiling the follow-up to the first special edition model at the 2017 iteration of the famed auto show held annually in Geneva, Switzerland. As you might have guessed, the second special edition model is called the Smart ForTwo Cabrio Brabus Edition #2.
The new Smart ForTwo Cabrio Brabus Edition #2 looks like your typical Smart ForTwo Cabrio, but is wrapped in cool silver finish with tritop fabric its soft top specified in red color. This limited edition convertible model features the "BRABUS edition #2" lettering on its mirror triangle.
Installed as standard is the LED & Sensor package that includes H4 halogen headlamps (with welcome function) and integral LED fiber-optic daytime driving lights, as well as fog lamps with cornering light and LED tail lamps and. Also included is a rain and light sensor. Also featured -- as standard -- on the new Smart ForTwo Cabrio Brabus Edition #2 is the Sleek & Style package as matched with R97 wheels. The special edition rides on 16-inch BRABUS Monoblock VIII alloy wheels finished in matt anthracite wrapped in 185/50 R 16 tires on the front and 205/45 R 16 tires on the rear. Road comfort comes courtesy of sports suspension that lowered the Smart ForTwo Cabrio Brabus Edition #2’s ride height by 10 mm.Read the entire article Smart unveils special editions of the ForTwo Cabrio and ForFour at 2017 Geneva Motor Show
When Aston Martin first gave the world a glimpse of the Vulcan, everyone felt shock and awe. This happened considering that this track-only model was equipped with the V12 engine that could offer 820 hp (611 kW).
Well, be prepared for another surprise as the brand’s talented team of engineers appears to be at it again with a new V12 hypercar that is also street-legal. Hidden under the codename AM-RB 001, Aston Martin revealed that it will be called the Valkyrie, the name given to the female warriors of Norse lore.
Making this hypercar even more impressive is that while it is slated to become what may be the fastest production car there is, it is the result of a collaboration of a number of big names in the industry. In the lead, we recognize Red Bull Advanced Technologies and the Chief Technical Officer of the Red Bull Racing F1 Adrian Newey. Meanwhile, the naturally-aspirated customized 6.5-liter V12 engine was worked on by Cosworth together with Rimac, who will be responsible for the hybrid configuration. Rimac is well-known to many as the one who created the electric Concept One hypercar.Read the entire article Big names in auto industry came together to build Aston Martin Valkyrie
Fans have been kept on their toes ever since the lengthy teaser campaign, more so when the very revealing image of the second-generation Volvo XC60 was leaked. Finally, the wait is over, as details for the premium crossover have been revealed.
For starters, the 2018 Volvo XC60 carried over the great qualities of the XC90’s design, creating a smaller package which some believe works pretty well on the new model. The interior cabin of the XC60 is as opulent as its predecessor and is installed with a four-zone climate control. It also supports both Android and Apple CarPlay integration. The improvements on the XC60 are quite a breath of fresh air considering the challenges it will face in its segment.
What’s pretty surprising about the XC60 is that it is fitted with the same T8 Twin Engine setup as that of the bigger SC90 that will carry out the performance that it deserves. An electric motor works in conjunction with the turbocharged and supercharged 2.0-liter engine to produce a total output of 407 horsepower enough for the XC60 hybrid to accelerate from 0 to 62 mph (100 kph) in a matter of 5.3 seconds.Read the entire article 2018 Volvo XC60 comes with upgraded powertrain and new exterior design
BMW has confirmed that for now, it will not be releasing an M5 Touring. However, for those who want something in a similar vein, then Alpina may have the answer.
Based in Germany, Alpina is an automaker that manufactures cars based mainly on BMW models. Its latest offering is the elegant B5 Bi-Turbo which is based on the latest 5-Series (G30) range of BMW. Fans of the company are likely to be excited as everything they expect from Alpina is there. The alloy 20-inch multi-spoke wheels? Check. Brake calipers in blue? Check. It even has an aerodynamic kit that gives it that timeless design.
Powering this model is the biturbo 4.4-liter V8 engine that is capable of delivering 608 hp (447 kW) with peak torque of 590 lb.-ft. (800 Nm). This output is then channeled to the all-wheel drive system using the automatic eight-speed ZF transmission. With this amount, the sedan version is able to get a maximum speed of 205 mph (330 km/h) with acceleration from 0 to 62 mph (0 to 100 km/h) possible in 3.5 seconds. Since the wagon version is a bit heavier, maximum speed is at 202 mph (325 km/h) with acceleration from standstill to 62 mph (100 km/h) achieved in 3.6 seconds.Read the entire article Alpina releases elegant B5 Bi-Turbo with 608 hp
Those familiar with this tuning may say that this is nothing new as Gemballa has long been giving the Avalanche treatment to the 911 going all the way back to 1985 when Porsche came out with the 930. So what is causing all the excitement then?
Well, for starters, Gemballa was able to wrest an additional power from the biturbo six-cylinder 3.8-liter engine of the base model. That extra power amounted to 280 hp (209 kW) giving the 2017 Gemballa Porsche 911 Turbo a total output of 820 hp (603 kW). That’s not all as the tuning company was also able to get additional torque of 214 lb.-ft. (290 Nm), thus effectively making the new maximum torque at 700 lb.-ft. (950 Nm).Read the entire article 2017 Gemballa Avalanche Porsche 911 (991) Turbo is all about power
People were so amazed by the new Aston Martin Valkyrie – used to be known by codename AM-RB 001 – at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show that not all of them were able to fully appreciate one of the carmaker’s other displays at the international event. But we do! We are talking about the bespoke edition of Aston Martin DB11, as customized and tailor-made by the carmaker’s bespoke service.
We are referring to the new DB11 Q by Aston Martin, an exclusive version of the Aston Martin DB11 that is part of the “‘Q by Aston Martin -- Collection” being displayed at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show. The new DB11 Q by Aston Martin is aimed at highlighting the range as well as the breadth of the new Q by Aston Martin – Collection.
Wrapped in exclusive Zaffre Blue paint exterior finish, the DB11 Q by Aston Martin features the usual elements of a typical DB11, but with some additions and modifications. This color is also found on the door panels and wheels as well as on the seats, interior knobs and switches. Zaffre Blue is complemented by gloss, satin twill and forged carbon fiber details. These details include the new front splitter, bonnet strakes, rear diffuser side strakes, side sills and door mirrors. The DB11 Q by Aston Martin also features wheel centers and engine cover in carbon fiber.Read the entire article 2017 Geneva Motor Show: DB11 Q by Aston Martin shows extent of its bespoke service
Since the Qashqai SUV was first released by Nissan in 2013, it has gone on to become the best-selling crossover in Europe. During the early part of this year, there were reports that the Japanese automaker may be releasing a revised version. That appears to be true as Nissan has officially unveiled the 2017 Nissan Qashqai Facelift during the 2017 Geneva Motor Show.
Qashqai owners know that one of the benefits of this model is that it allows for a more confident drive. Even with the number of modifications, the new version is able to continue having that excellent outstanding performance. Because of the improvements done to the steering system, damping system, and the suspension system, the new Qashqai is able to offer a road experience that is more refined than usual.
With better utilization of absorption materials plus the glass in the rear being made thicker, it’s ensured that noise experienced in the cabin is lowered. The selection of the different-sized wheels help as well since they have all been optimized in terms of aerodynamics in order to maximize the efficiency.Read the entire article Nissan showcases 2017 Qashqai Facelift at Geneva Motor Show
Just when you think that nothing could surprise you anymore when it comes to wild cars, a few more cars come along to astonish you. These versions seen at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show were built by either the carmakers themselves or by specialty tuners.
At this time of the year, we all expect to see the most stunning recreations of cars gathered at the Convention Palexpo, where the 2017 Geneva Motor Show is currently being held.
Carmakers and tuners have spent quite a good deal of time and effort to make these cars quite different from their original versions.Read the entire article The Wildest Modified Vehicles at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show
It would be a thrill to watch how this unfolds in 2030. Toyota rolls out with the new i-Tril Concept at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show. The Japanese carmaker’s futuristic electric three-seater concept envisioned for the next 10 years is designed for women ages 30 to 50 years old. How come?
By taking into consideration the very busy lifestyle of today’s moms, Toyota designers from Nice, France have thought about this i-Tril concept as a perfect mode of transport to complete the usual mommy routines ---especially for moms residing in a small town with two children.
Since major cities in Europe will no longer be the next focus as far as expansion projects go, more medium-sized city dwellers will benefit as they do prefer to move around using smaller alternative vehicles.Read the entire article Catch Toyota i-Tril Concept at 2017 Geneva Motor Show
Move over, BMW, Mercedes-Benz and Porsche. TATA is making a great leap into the future. Indian car manufacturer introduces the new Tata Racemo sports car concept at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show. The two-seater sports car can pull out an impressive 0-62mph in shorter than 6 seconds.
In a way, the leading carmaker from India wishes to build a new image through this sub-brand. TAMO is the parent company’s answer to the new business models, partnerships as well as new technologies.
Though it remains a concept for now, Racemo is the first ever vehicle to be produced by Tamo, Tata’s experimental division. TATA’s sports car concept measures less than 4 meters or equivalent to 157 inches in length which is in-demand right now in the Indian market.Read the entire article TATA unveils Racemo Concept in Geneva
As expected, a number of major carmakers are on full force in unveiling their new concept vehicles at the 2017 Geneva International Motor Show. Of course, these concepts are just show cars aimed at telling the public that the auto companies are cooking something good and interesting.
Usually, concepts preview upcoming models. Sometimes, they are just design or technology studies. At times, concepts are used to gauge the interest of a public on a certain model.
Whatever carmakers intend for their concepts, these show cars are usually a sight to behold. Here are five concepts that we think are noteworthy of mentioning.Read the entire article Top 5 concept cars seen at 2017 Geneva Motor Show
It’s basically an Italian job. At last, Chinese automaker Techrules comes out with its first production model. Gracing the 2017 Geneva Motor Show is none other than the company’s turbine-electric Ren supercar.
Also in Geneva last year, Techrules had on display the not-so-impressive AT96 supercar --but that would soon be forgotten. We have to say, the Beijing-based supercar-maker has perfected their craft this time around--- Why? Ren’s extraordinary fighter jet design is penned by the automotive industry’s renowned father and son team--- Giorgetto and Fabrizio Giugiaro of Italy.
Technically, Ren’s most powerful and advanced hybrid powertrain packs an impressive 1,287hp (967kW) and 1,725 lb-ft (2,340Nm) of torque. The road-going supercar’s different hybrid powertrain configuration comes in either 2, 4 or 6 electric motors. However, Techrules is also offering customers a choice between one or two micro-turbines to generate its 25 kilowatt hour battery pack. The batteries are likewise available in 32kWh, 25kWh and 14 kilowatt-hour strengths.Read the entire article Techrules returns to Geneva with Ren, the 1,287 hp turbine hypercar
To the delight of many premium customers wanting to squeeze more performance from their Audi models, the German luxury carmaker recently took the wraps off the new Audi RS 5 Coupe at the 2017 International Geneva Motor Show. Sitting beside the new coupe is the premium brand’s latest Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters challenger – the new Audi RS 5 DTM – and it is ready to rumble for the 2017 season.
Created by Audi Sport, the Audi RS 5 DTM is derived from the Audi RS 5 Coupé that was unveiled simultaneously at the Geneva Motor Show. Audi Motorsport chief Dieter Gass remarked that this marks the first time that a new DTM car was created in parallel with the production model, thereby highlighting the link between production and motorsport at Audi. He added that in developing the new RS 5 DTM, Audi used the previous-generation model as benchmark considering that it was the most successful DTM car in the past two seasons.
Aside from donning the new RS design language, the third-generation Audi RS 5 DTM has received various tweaks to make it compliant with DTM regulations. Several of these tweaks can be seen from the outside, as the new Audi RS 5 DTM is visually distinct from its predecessors. Aside from featuring a more progressive design, the new Audi RS 5 DTM offers more aerodynamic innovations.Read the entire article Audi RS 5 DTM takes on 2017 season with more power, less downforce and softer tires
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