Category Archives: Geneva 2009

Aston Martin – Three Divas on Stage

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Aston Martin was showing three new cars in Geneva, in addition to the Lagonda Concept (see other story). Profitable for the past four years and led by a dynamic private consortium since 2007, it has obviously not been hit by the recessionary tide wave, yet. The guys from Newport Pagnell are even mounting an assault on Le Mans with a brace of Lola-Aston Martin LMP1 racers to try and repeat Carroll Shelby and Roy Salvadori’s historic win in a DBR1, on its fiftieth anniversary. Continue reading

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Maserati GranTurismo S Automatic

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Maserati is committed to introduce a new model at every international auto show. That’s got to be a challenge for a specialty marque, like Maserati. So some shows will apt to get the “minor” revision reveals, and such was the case at Geneva. The new model on display was the GranTurismo S Automatic Continue reading

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Alfa Romeo 159

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Alfa Romeo chose Geneva to debut the mid-cycle updates to its beautiful 159 series of sedans and wagons. The car line is Alfa’s entry in Europe’s high-volume C-segment but sales are wanting; the new Giulia is expected to replace the 159 sometime late next year. Continue reading

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Lagonda Concept – Resurrection or Heresy?

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Aston Martin stunned the press in Geneva not so much by confirming the return of the Lagonda brand – which had been announced by CEO Ulrich Bez in Paris last September – as by unveiling a bold, bodacious Lagonda Concept that basically is… a luxury SUV. To top it off, one powered by a V12 gasoline engine. The outcry of purists was instantaneous. How could Aston Martin build any kind of vehicle with ‘utility’ in its job definition? Continue reading

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BMW Alpina B6 GT3

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After sitting in the stands for 20 years, reknowned BMW tuner, Alpina, returns to the starting grid in 2009, and will do so with a very tricked out 6 Series — the B6 GT3. Alpina will field two race cars in the FIA GT3 European Championships and selected 24-hour endurance races (we’re guessing, but the latter looks like Nurburgring and Le Mans). Continue reading

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GUMPERT Apollo Speed

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You’d think the brains at Germany-based GUMPERT could be more gamefully employed at some other endeavor than trying to make really, really fast cars for really, really rich people, but we’re glad they’re not. We get to behold creations like the GUMPERT Apollo Speed, which the specialty firm unveiled at Geneva. Continue reading

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NLV Quant by Koenigsegg

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Well, if you’re known for building 1,000-hp plus super cars, and you figure you need to roll out something green, it probably won’t be an electric moped. So no big surprise then, I guess, to see Swedish mojo maker, Koenigsegg, join forces with NVL Solar AG, to eventually produce the all-electric high-performance NVL Quant. Continue reading

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