Menacing - Toyota FT-86 II Concept
Although not packing the sizzling star power of other Geneva-show debutantes such as the Ferrari FF and Lamborghini Adventador LP700-4, the new Subaru Trezia strikes a powerful—and (relatively) stylish—blow for utility and economy. Power is a little meager by U.S. standards, but might be wholly acceptable when gasoline hits $4 a gallon.
The Smart Forspeed Concept is a roofless and windowless roadster powered by a 30-kW electric motor installed in the rear of the little 2-seater, which gives it a 75-mph top speed and an ability to hit 60 km/h (37 mph) in 5.5 seconds.
2012 Morgan Threewheeler
Available with a V-Twin, estimated power 100 bhp, from specialist engine builder S & S. It’ll weigh little more than 1100 lb., and have a 0-60 time of 4.5 seconds (with a top speed of 115 mph).
At first glance, the physical design of the BMW Vision ConnectedDrive Concept conveys innovation. The mood lighting that snakes through the exterior and interior is fiber optic, and it pulses in reddish-orange, green and blue light, depending on location.
Europeans like SUVs too—provided they’re handsome, practical and not obscenely oversize.
In the U.S., the 2012 Volkswagen Tiguan will get the 2.0-liter TSI gasoline turbo 4-cylinder, which produces 210 bhp.
Like its predecessor, the Aventador has a 60-degree V-12 with 6.5 liters of displacement (6498 cc), but rather than a square bore and stroke as in the Diablo and Murciélago, this new 518-lb. dry-sump engine has a 95.0-mm bore and a 76.4-mm stroke.
Like the earlier V-12s, it will like to rev. Even without direct injection, the quad-cam V-12 with variable valve timing and 4 valves per cylinder is still capable of 700 bhp at 8250 rpm and 509 lb.-ft. of torque at 5500 rpm, with fuel efficiency that’s better by a claimed 20 percent.
A launch control system promises to help the large new Lambo hit to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 2.9 seconds, and, when conditions permit, a top speed of 217 mph.
The all-new 2012 Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 weighs 198 pounds less than the Murciélago and makes 30 more horsepower.
The object at Lamborghini in developing the new Aventador was not to just add power, but to increase performance by removing weight.
The Volkswagen Bulli Concept has an Apple iPad mounted in the center console, which also serves as a multi-functional touch-screen for vehicle controls. The system provides on-board navigation and hands-free, Bluetooth cell phone connectivity.
Based on the sleek Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG sports car, the 2011 Mansory SLS AMG Cormeum makes its official debut during the Geneva Auto Show. What was so wrong with the original SLS?