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Mansory Lotus Evora – Confirmed Geneva

After many reports of an Evora facelift under progress from british sportscar outfit Lotus, this turns out to be false.

Instead they are partnering with Mansory who have created the usual masterpiece of automotive beauty by usage of carbon fiber the trade mark of mansory and to be on show at the 2011 Geneva Motorshow.

The UK sports car band is quite clear concerning the rumours on a new Evora facelift and the release of the Mansory Evora. Lotus states:

“Let’s be clear on this: contrary to media reports, what you’ll see in Geneva is NOT an Evora facelift. It’s a taste of the future of Lotus product customisation. Merely the first toe in the water and a showcase of the potential future.”

At last last years Geneva Motor Show Mansory revealed the Rolls Royce and Aston Martin all I can add is I am glad they ran out of blue lacquer.

No word to whether this will be on the Mansory stand or on the Lotus Stand at Geneva…

Alfa to unveil concept 4C GTA at Geneva

Alfa Romeo is to unveil an all-new sports car to the 2011 Geneva motor-show.

The Alfa 4C GTA will be styled along the same design lines as the rare 8C Competizione supercar, and pricing will be aimed at the likes of the Boxter and the Audi TT.

The transmission will be rear-wheel drive mid engined affair, and will be sat on a heavily tweaked version of the X-Bow chassis.

Powered by the Giulietta sourced Cloverleaf’s 1.8-litre turbocharged engine and expected to be tweaked to around 260-270hp, along with the hinting of use of carbonfibre panels cockpit and aluminium chassis could weigh it sub 900kg which is lighter thant its main rivals from Porsche and BMW.

Alfa Romeo have teamed up with Italian company Dallara Automobili, who engineered the X-Bow. Dallara has reportedly developed a carbonfibre cockpit for the 4C GTA.

We Expect a concept to be revealed at the 2011 Geneva motorshow and the production preview at Frankfurt aiming for first sales fourth quarteer 2012.

If the design is kept in faith of the 8C expect a very beautifull car.

RENAULT REVEALS MEGANE COUPE MONACO GP LIMITED EDITION

• Launched in 2010 on Laguna Coupé, striking Monaco GP limited edition is now being added to Mégane Coupé, based on Dynamique TomTom trim level 

• Unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show, the Mégane Coupé Monaco GP limited edition will be sold in 14 countries. UK launch is set for April 2011 

• A new version of Laguna Coupé Monaco GP will also be launched in the UK from April 2011 

Having played a headlining role in the finest moments at the motorsport mecca that is the Monaco Grand Prix, Renault developed the Monaco GP limited edition for its Laguna Coupé last year, aimed at fans of elegance, sport and style. Now set to join it on the grid after its debut at the Geneva Motor Show, is the curvaceous Mégane Coupé version. 

A shared signature for Monaco GP limited edition: elegance, sport and style

The Monaco GP limited edition models are big on personality. On Mégane Coupé, the front end with its sleek headlights and large air intake give it a dynamic stance, enhances by its broad haunches. Its imposing design is accentuated in this limited edition through pearlescent Arctic White paint, together with gloss black body components – door mirrors, rear diffuser and foglight surrounds, black headlight masks and “Monaco GP” badging.  

Exclusive interiors

Everything on the inside expresses its impeccable build quality and stylish sportiness. Among its original touches are Arctic white cabin details (console, dashboard trim, door handles), plus exclusive “Monaco GP” stitching on the seats, a numbered plaque and “Monaco GP” floor mats. 

Reassuring roadholding

Monaco GP features the very best in technology for unrivalled efficiency and peace of mind, including the latest-generation dual-chamber airbags, plus impressive grip whatever the conditions thanks to ESC. The chassis too was specially designed to bring drivers optimal control and driving thrills, without affecting comfort. 

Mégane Coupé Monaco GP

The Mégane Coupé Monaco GP limited editions features all the equipment of the Dynamique trim, including Carminat TomTom Live satellite navigation, plus: 

  • 17-inch ‘Celsium’ gloss black alloy wheels
  • GT/GT Line front and rear bumpers
  • Unique carbon grey upholstery with Monaco GP logo
  • Rear parking sensors
  • Electric folding door mirrors

Two engines are on offer with the latest addition to the Mégane family. The 1.9 dCi 130 uses the best in dCi combustion and turbo technology and emits just 135g/km of CO2, while the TCe 130 benefits from the latest advances in downsizing, enabling a 1.4-litre powerplant to boast the torque of a two-litre and the power of a 1.8-litre.

Citroen Survolt #Geneva Concept

The Citroen “Survolt” revealed at the 80th Geneva auto show. The Survolt aims to be a fashionable but sultry concept inspired by the Revolte concept which was at the Frankfurt IAA in 2009.

The inclusion of materials such as chrome and aluminium inevitably recall the spheres of luxury goods and motor sport. Survolt is a perfect combination between high fashion and car racing, a unique alliance with the same philosophy and the same cues as Revolte, namely performance, cutting-edge technology and excellence.

At the front, the distinctive vehicle badge reigns elegantly above the large oval-shaped grille, its centre home to the striking double chevron. The car’s “look” – charming and profound at the same time – attracts and holds the viewer’s gaze with a promise of transgressions suddenly made possible. Its slim, horizontal head lamps, inspired by high-performance sports coupés, exert a magnetic appeal, while an LED light signature adds a contemporary, high-tech touch.

No word was mentioned of the drivetrain powering the device just the name hints of it being another hybrid and this one wont make it to production.
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Subaru Hybrid Tourer Concept #Geneva

The Subaru Hybrid Tourer Concept presents a breakthrough model created through the innovative evolution of “Grand Touring”.
Subaru has condensed its DNA, developed over many years, around Subaru’s core technology of Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive (AWD) and Horizontally-Opposed engine, into the integration of a luxurious and high-quality cabin atmosphere and a sculpted form that cuts through the air.
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In addition to further evolutions in Subaru’s traditional handling agility, riding comfort and superior safety performance recognized around the world, the model proposes a future grand touring car that excels in environmental friendliness featuring Subaru’s unique hybrid system
To further enhance the appeal of the Symmetrical AWD system, this unique hybrid two-motor system features a power/drive motor in the front and a drive motor in the rear.

At startup and extremely low speeds when fuel efficiency is low, such as when driving the car into a garage, the rear motor is primarily used to allow driving without utilizing the power of the engine.

During normal driving, the engine is primarily used. Pleasant and reliable driving is offered through a combination of the direct fuel-injection turbo gasoline engine with the Symmetrical AWD.

During acceleration, the rear motor assists the driving power of the engine to achieve the advanced driving performance that is a feature of the hybrid system.

Further, when accelerating uphill, the front motor, which is normally used as a power generator, assists to drive the front axel for improved performance.

The implementation of a non-idling function that stops the engine when the car comes to a halt reduces unnecessary fuel consumption.

The use of a high-performance lithium battery is based on experience and know-how achieved with the Subaru Plug-in STELLA electric vehicle, launched in 2009. This includes the use of a precise energy management system and regenerative brake controls, for improvements in excellent fuel efficiency.

2011 Jaguar XKR


Jaguar showsoff the latest dramatic evolution of its supercharged Jaguar XKR coupe at the 2010 Geneva Motor Show. The stunning new Jaguar XKR Special Edition delivers a significantly raised maximum speed – 174mph (280km/h) – and stunning exterior styling changes that create the fire and brimstone supercharged Jaguar.

The Jaguar XKR Special Edition combines a number of new features and option packs that are introduced to the XK range at 2011 Model Year. Jaguar customers have the option to personalise their vehicle by building on the existing Jaguar XKR package to deliver a car that offers even greater performance without sacrificing the refinement and luxury for which every Jaguar is renowned.

Introduced in 2009, the Jaguar XKR boasts a state-of-the-art 5.0-litre supercharged AJ-V8 Gen III R engine that delivers 510PS (510bhp SAE), 625Nm of torque and propels the coupe to 60mph in just 4.6 seconds. Now, in Special Edition guise, the Jaguar XKR’s top speed climbs significantly from an electronically limited 155mph (250km/h) to 174mph (280km/h) thanks to the addition of the Speed Pack. Allied to that remarkable engine is an advanced six-speed automatic transmission with steering-wheel mounted paddles, lightweight aluminium body structure and a range of computer-controlled systems including Active Differential Control and Adaptive Dynamics that ensure the supercharged car accelerates even faster, handles even more precisely and sets new standards of ride and comfort.

Bertone Alfa Concept #Geneva

After a two year absence from the international scene, Bertone returns to the Geneva Motor Show, unveiling a concept car that makes its world premiere here: the Pandion, an aggressive yet beautiful coupé designed as a tribute to Alfa Romeos’ one hundred year anniversary.
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The Pandion: an extreme and controversial sports car in typical Bertone fashion. The size of the concept car (4620 mm in length, 1971 mm wide, 1230 mm high, 2850 mm wheelbase) offers a compact sports car external dimensions with a large sports car interior feeling, all powered by a 4.7 litre, 450 CV 8-cylinder Alfa Romeo engine.

The Pandion is the first car produced by Mike Robinson in his new role as Design and Brand Director at Bertone. A pure ‘dream car’, the Pandion takes its rightful place as a member of Bertone’s historic Alfa Romeo family: cars that have always been style icons, influencing the history of the automobile and Italian craftsmanship in their excellent design quality, proving themselves to be undisputed benchmarks for the entire world of car design.

The name comes from the animal world, as Pandion Haliaetus is the scientific name for an Osprey: a sea hawk that nests and lives in coastal areas. The designers, led by Mike Robinson, have drawn inspiration from the wings of this predator to invent the spectacular door opening mechanisms, and from the hawks’ facial markings to project the traditional Alfa family feeling into the next era of design.

In almost a century of Bertone tradition, it is not the first time that natural wonders have inspired the names of concept cars. Just think of the Corvair Testudo (1963) and, by no coincidence, the Alfa Romeo Canguro (1964), Carabo (1968) and Delfino (1983).

Cadillac unveiled the 2011 CTS Coupe at the Geneva Motor Show

Geneva 2010– Cadillac unveiled the 2011 CTS Coupe at the Geneva Motor Show, the latest and most dramatic of the brand’s series of new designs to reach production.
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Slated to arrive in North American Cadillac showrooms in the spring of 2010, the CTS Coupe is a new luxury sports coupe designed to become the centerpiece of the brand’s revised lineup. It will be launched in Europe in fall 2010.

“CTS Coupe is the new focal point of Cadillac, expressing both our design and technical capabilities,” said Bryan Nesbitt, Cadillac general manager. “It is intended to appeal to a new generation of car enthusiasts.”

The Coupe joins the CTS Sport Sedan, the 564 horsepower (415 kW) CTS-V and new CTS Sport Wagon as the foundation of Cadillac’s lineup. A high-performance V-Series edition of the Coupe will also be released in 2010. The CTS Coupe’s design carries over virtually unchanged from the concept car that was introduced at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit in 2008.

The Coupe is a classic 2+2 layout bolstered with advanced technology, such as a rear-view camera system and a performance-oriented suspension system coupled to rear-wheel or all-wheel drive.