Renault has released the folloing press release:The Geneva Motor Show sees Renault reveal two new concept cars – Captur and R-Space – as the brand gradually unveils its new approach to design, a cornerstone of its "Renault 2016 - Drive the Change" plan.NEW DESIGN STRATEGY THE ACCENT ON EMOTIONR-SPACE: SPACE FOR EVERY INDIVIDUALRenault will unveil its R-Space concept car at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show. As the third concept car to be completed under the direction of Laurens van den Acker, R-Space represents the "Family" stage in the company’s new life-cycle oriented Design strategy.With a silhouette that is both sporting and sculptural, R-Space proves that a people carrier can be sexy. An innovative interior design makes it an MPV that caters for each of its occupants.
Touring Superleggera has released the following press release:Touring Superleggera at the 2011 Geneva Motor ShowOn the 2011 Geneva Motor Show, Touring is celebrating its 85th anniversary showing yet another world première and exploring new grounds for the Milanese coachbuilder.The 2011 programme of Touring Superleggera is highlighted by collaboration with Gumpert – a sports car manufacturer known for its very demanding engineering and extreme performance – and the Bentley Continental Flying Star, which recently was elected Luxury Car of the Year on the reputed Classic Driver online magazine. The Gumpert Tornante fast tourer, radically different from a noble shooting break, illustrates that Touring’s credo of purity, design integrity, simplicity and balanced proportions can be successfully applied to a wide variety of automotive concepts.The Flying Star is getting on stream very well with an increase in production capacity to cope with the growing demand. The Bentley-sanctioned project has definitively positioned Touring on the highest quality levels for custom design and coach building.
Subaru has released the folloeing press release:Subaru Rear-Wheel Drive Sports CarThe Rear-Wheel Drive (RWD) Sports Car, which is currently under joint development with Toyota Motor Corporation (Toyota), incorporates into a new generation sports car with an ambition to provide driving pleasure to a wider range of customers. Thanks to its “front-engine, rear-wheel drive layout”, further lowered centre of gravity, compact and lightweight body and short wheel base, it delivers a new level of driving excitement with very unique crisp handling. The car will be the only mass-produced front-engine, rear-wheel drive sports car powered by a horizontally-opposed engine in the world, by making full use of an engineering masterpiece fusing Subaru’s sports car expertise with Boxer engine performance and Toyota’s experience with RWD sports cars.This new car is rooted in both companies’ engineering philosophy. Subaru’s engineering excellence, renowned for providing “Enjoyment and Peace of Mind” to its loyal customers, has been applied to the car’s development.
FIAT / Zagato has released the following press release:The concept “500 Coupé Zagato” makes its debut in GenevaThe “500 Coupé Zagato” - the concept created by one of the most famous automotive design names in the world, with the collaboration of the Fiat Group Automobiles' Centro Stile - makes its debut at the 2011 Geneva International Motor Show.Presented at the Fiat stand, the prototype stands out for its sinuous yet decidedly sporty and contemporary contours, inspired by the namesake predecessor built in the 1950 by the famous Italian bodyworker on the chassis of the 500. Yet while Zagato had then completely revamped the exterior style of the basic model, today the designers emphasised the silhouette of the Fiat 500, already similar to a coupé, giving it an even more aggressive appeal. In addition, the unique shape of the roof features the characteristic “double hump", the true emblem of Zagato, teaming the lowering of the car with retaining excellent interior comfort.Like many historic custom-built cars, the concept car affords the classic “2+2 seater” formula, retaining the compact dimensions of the basic model: indeed, it is 355 centimetres long, 163 cm wide and 149 cm high, with a 230 centimetre wheelbase.
Mazda has released the following press release:The Mazda MINAGI concept car embodies Mazda’s new SKYACTIV technologies and new KODO design language, signaling the way for the next generation of Mazda cars to come.The MINAGI concept makes its world premiere at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show as the expression of Mazda’s new SKYACTIV technologies and new KODO design language. It is the first model which showcases characteristics likely to be seen in the next generation of Mazda cars.For this reason, Mazda has fully incorporated its SKYACTIV technologies into every aspect of driving performance, including the powertrain, chassis, and even body design. As the second concept vehicle to incorporate Mazda’s new ‘KODO – Soul of Motion’ design language, MINAGI challenges conventions with emotional design and exhilarating performance.
Bertone has released the following press release:IntroductionA historic brand in automotive. A historic signature in design. Put the two together and you get an explosive new concept car called the Jaguar B99 which Bertone will present in its world premiere at the Geneva Motor Show.The name B99 stands for B as in Bertone and 99 for the company near 100 year anniversary in 2012, one of the oldest design companies in the world. The concept projects Jaguar's classic style into the future with refined Bertone elegance, exploring a fascinating new form language with a “dynamic imbalance” between parallel lines and leaping forms.
Koenigsegg has revealed the following press release:Introducing the production version of The Agera and The Agera R at the Geneva Motor Show – March 2011This year at the Geneva Motor show Koenigsegg is presenting the brand new Agera R - Quicker than lightning! The Agera R on the Koenigsegg show stand - production car # 83 - is inspired by the legendary Speed Racer theme, as specified by the owner of the car. Speed Racers main colour is white – so is snow. Equipped with special Michelin tires and a custom made Thule Roof Box - Speed Racer is ready to attack the ski resorts!Last year Koenigsegg presented a pre-production version of the upcoming Koenigsegg Agera. Since then the pre-production car and several test mules have continued the Agera development program. The Agera pre-production car has been driven by several influential motoring journals, resulting in raving reviews and awards, such as for example becoming the “Top Gear Hypercar of the Year”.
Alfa Romeo has released the following press release:At the 81st Geneva International Motor Show, the Alfa Romeo 4C Concept will make its debut, a compact "supercar" which represents the true essence of a sports car, according to the brand's values: performance, Italian style and technical excellence aimed at maximum driving pleasure in total safety.The new concept presents the classic formula of the two-seater, rear-wheel drive coupé with its engine at the centre, a length of approximately 4 metres and a wheelbase of less than 2.4 metres: dimensions which serve both to emphasise the compact size of the car and to accentuate its agility. Distinguished by its graceful and clean external lines, the same principles are also applied to the inside, with the Concept's specific on-board design maintaining features and devices which directly reflect the car's sporting spirit.On the Alfa Romeo 4C Concept technology and materials derived from the 8C Competizione find a home - carbon, aluminium, rear-wheel drive - and technology derived from Alfa Romeo models currently on sale: the 1750 turbo petrol engine with direct injection, the "Alfa TCT" twin dry clutch transmission and the Alfa DNA dynamic control selector.
Official Lotus information below:Tick Tock Goes The Lotus ClockGeneva shows that there's no time like the present to go Lotus.14.15 CET was the time, the Lotus Stand at the Geneva Motor Show was the place. La Roux's 'In For The Kill' set the scene as the backing track for the Lotus update movie that showed the progress at the head quarters in Hethel during which Group Lotus CEO Dany Bahar reiterated the importance of the task in hand saying: “2010 was the dawn of a new era for Lotus, in 2011 the vision comes to life”.Time has been the theme for Lotus so far. Whilst the Paris Motor Show with the unveiling of five new models was all about the future, Geneva was all about the here and now.
De Tomaso unveiled a revival car - the Deauville at the 81st Geneva Motor Show. It is the final name of the to car that has been speculated as the SLC and then announced as the SLS.Press release:De Tomaso reveals the new Deauville at the 81 Geneva International Motor ShowThe De Tomaso re-birth starts from a Sport Luxury Sedan3 different powertrains: 6 cylinder V TURBO engine with 300 horsepower gasoline and diesel, 8 cylinder V TURBO engine with 550 horsepower gasolineGeneve / Turin, 1 March 2011 – The legend is back! De Tomaso, historical brand of the Italian car industry, presented today, in the occasion of the 81° Geneva International Motor Show, the first car of the Rossignolo era, the De Tomaso Deauville. This is the name chosen by De Tomaso for its new car. A car that was born only one year after the acquisitions of the ex Pininfarina Grugliasco plant and the ex Delphi Livorno activities by Mr.