A quick look at the Geneva Motor Show

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The Geneva Motor Show is done and dusted for 2016. It was my second Geneva show, having first attended there as a ‘civilian’ in 2011, just before going to work for Saab Automobile. This time I was there as an employee of Koenigsegg Automotive AB. How times change. Opinions here are my own, of course. … Continue reading “A quick look at the Geneva Motor Show”

Alfa Romeo 4C Launch Edition – Launched!

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My most anticipated vehicle launch from the Geneva Motor Show has taken place – the Alfa Romeo 4C Launch Edition is now on show. I add ‘Launch Edition’ on the end there because Alfa have put together a special offering for the first buyers of the vehicle that’s intended to re-cast Alfa Romeo as a … Continue reading “Alfa Romeo 4C Launch Edition – Launched!”

Spyker B6 Venator – Wow Factor 10!

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Holy schmozzoli. Victor Muller’s done it! I thought the first rendering we saw of the new Spyker B6 Venator Concept looked pretty nice. Now that we can see the car in the metal at the Geneva show, it looks like the real deal. It’s been built, it’s intended for production next year and most importantly, … Continue reading “Spyker B6 Venator – Wow Factor 10!”

Are Supercars Getting Too Vulgar?

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I hate being Mr Negative-Pants, but some of the images I’m seeing at the start at the Geneva Motor Show are making me a little uneasy. I subscribe to the Richard Hammond theory that supercars are meant to be stupendous, they’re meant to be an event. But isn’t this going a little too far? This … Continue reading “Are Supercars Getting Too Vulgar?”

Damn, I Miss The Car Industry!!

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The Geneva Motor Show has begun with a few early reveals, mostly courtesy of the VW-owned group of companies. Pictures of the new Lamborghini Veneno are already online from Lambo’s press presentation. The same hall shows an Audi RS6 Avant and the space-age Volkswagen XL1 eco-mobile as well (just say no). Right: The crystal meth … Continue reading “Damn, I Miss The Car Industry!!”

Kia Provo Looks Kind Of Saabish

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Remember that Saab 9x that Saab fans got soooooooo excited about a decade+ ago only to have our hopes snuffed out by the realities of the automotive business? The Saab 9x had 4WD, a potent turbocharged engine, a wedgy SUV-style body (well before small SUV’s were seriously considered anything other than utilitarian) and a futuristic … Continue reading “Kia Provo Looks Kind Of Saabish”

Spyker B6 Venator – New at Geneva

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Spyker missed the Geneva Motor Show in 2012 due to upheaval caused by the Saab bankruptcy. Spyker chief Victor Muller was busy enough trying to keep the company afloat, let along preparing for a motor show. This year, Spyker are back. They’ve got something new to show, too – the Spyker B6 Venator concept car. … Continue reading “Spyker B6 Venator – New at Geneva”

Koenigsegg Hundra celebrates 100th Koenigsegg at Geneva Motor Show

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Koenigsegg has teased its 2013 Geneva Motor Show entry with a few photos and a press release. The Koenigsegg Hundra is an Agera that’s been custom built with 24-carat gold inlay, clear-coat carbonfibre, Koenigsegg’s own revolutionary carbonfibre wheels and a host of other goodies. The good news for me is that there’s some small, teeny-tiny … Continue reading “Koenigsegg Hundra celebrates 100th Koenigsegg at Geneva Motor Show”

The Most Interesting Cars of the 2013 Geneva Motor Show

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The most interesting motor show of any given year – the Geneva Motor Show – is almost upon us. These are the cars from the debut list maintained by Just Auto that have got my motor running. Some are genuine interest and some are passing interest, but all have something interesting about them. Sorry Volvo, … Continue reading “The Most Interesting Cars of the 2013 Geneva Motor Show”