Sir Jackie Stewart, 3 time F1 World Champion and winner of 27 Grand Prix, has been taken to hospital after falling ill whilst flying home to London from Geneva.
Supercars are awesome aren’t they? Well they’re supposed to be and that’s sometimes their biggest problem – the headline figures can become so incomprehensible that eventually they’re meaningless to the average person. Take the Bugatti Veyron for example.
Alfa Romeo revealed its much-rumoured 4C sports car concept at Geneva today, generating one of the biggest scrums of the day as photographers fought to capture those all important first images. The 4C Concept follows on from the success of the 8C Competizione and Spider, but rather than the £100k plus price tag of its elder sibling the 4C is likely to be much more affordable when it eventually goes on sale.
These are exciting times for Jaguar, remarkably so given how recent their Tata owners were seeking a substantial injection of working capital from the British Government. Jaguar Land Rover have turned around their business in very short order, producing more than £200m in profit per quarter in 2010.
Once you’ve decided you want a Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 – and you DO want one, the next step is deciding what colour and spec to choose. A range of 13 colors will be available at launch, in pastel metallic, pearlescent or matt finishes. These include the new shades Grigio Estoque and Arancio Argos.
The Saab PhoeniX concept was given its world premiere this morning at Geneva, showcasing Saab’s ‘Aeromotional’ design language inspired by the company’s aviation roots.
It was bound to happen, despite the numerous images leaked during the past fortnight, and to ensure all eyes were on Lamborghini’s stand, the new Aventador LP700-4 was revealed last night at the VW Group pre-show party guaranteeing it the front-page position on Day 1 of the 81st Geneva Motorshow.
For the 81st Geneva Motor Show SkiddMark have teamed up with salon-auto.tv to bring you daily reports on the latest news, announcements and precious metal being shown at the most important motor show of the year.
As we continue to wait for the official press launch, more pictures leak out showing Lamborghini’s new V12-powered Aventador LP700-4. These most recent pictures provide a better view of a new Lamborghini colour, which we understand to be called Arancio Argos – and which in case you’re wondering is an orange rather than red hue.
Geneva would not be complete without a show car from German tuner and manufacturer MANSORY. Best known for the sheer extravagance of their work and the perfectionism of founder and company boss Kourosh Mansory, their cars have sometimes become known for their questionable taste rather than sheer desirability. MANSORY build bespoke products for their wealthy customers, whose personal taste sometimes reflects their unique view of the world..
When did you last regard a journey by motor car as an adventure? The Morgan 3 Wheeler is launched to bring the fun and passion back to personal transport. Lift the safety catch from the “bomb release” starter, hear the massive twin cylinders detonate and choose your favourite destination.
Who would have predicted more than 50 years ago, that in 2011 we’d still revere a material made from the hide of dead cows? Presumably not E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company, makers of Nylon, Nomex and Kevlar – but then some things are irreplacable, like Bentley, who together with their luxury leather partner Ettinger have devised a range of modern must-have personal accessories to be launched at this year’s Geneva Motor Show.