2007 Geneva International Motor Show

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  1. #1 Richard Owen, Feb 28, 2007
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    Geneva 2007

    77th International Motor Show
    8th to 18th March


    2007 Pagani Zonda C12 R

    2007 Gumpert Apollo Sport

    2008 Maserati GranTurismo

    2008 Lamborghini Gallardo Superleggera

    2008 Artega GT

    2007 Aston Martin Vanquish S Ultimate Edition

    2007 Lumma M5 CLR 500 RS

    2007 KTM X-Bow

    2007 Lotus Sport 2-Eleven

    2007 Lotus GT3 Road Concept

    2007 Giugiaro Vadho Concept

    2007 Audi S5

    2007 Toyota Hybrid X Concept

    2007 Hyundai Crossover-SUV Concept

    2007 Diatto Ottovu by Zagato

    2007 Dodge Demon Concept

    2007 Mazda Hakaze Concept

    2007 Honda Small Hybrid Sports Concept

    2007 Renualt Clio F1 Team

    2007 Rinspeed eXasis Concept

    2007 Abarth Grande Punto

    2007 Abarth Grande Punto S2000

    Donkervoort D8 GT

    2007 Koenigsegg CCGT

    2007 Koenigsegg CCXR

    2007 Kia ex_cee'd Cabrio Concept

    2007 Mini Cooper S John Cooper Works

    2007 Opel GTC Concept

    2007 Donkervoort D8 GT

    2007 Sbarro Cruise Crosser Concept

    2007 Fioravanti Thalia Concept

    2008 Spyker C12 Zagato

    2008 Jaguar XKR Portfolio

    2007 BMW M3 Concept

    2007 TechArt 911 GTstreet

    2008 Bentley Brooklands

    2007 Toyota Hybrid X Concept

    2007 Brabus Widestar Concept

    Aero 8 America/GT3

    Stola 1st made to measure

    Mansory Conquistatdor based on RR Phantom IV

    2007 Fiat Barchetta by Bertone



  2. 26-02-2007

    Motor Show: under the best auspices

    The 77th International Motor Show, which will be held from March 8 to 18, looks certain to be promising: an avalanche of premieres, new exhibitors – notably Russian and Chinese -, new facilities to enhance visitors’ comfort and novel attractions are on the programme.
    Bringing together more than 250 exhibitors on a net surface area of nearly 77,000 square metres, the Motor Show will once again be occupying all Geneva Palexpo’s available surface area.

    Following the two press days on which more than 5,000 media representatives from all over the world will flock to Palexpo, the Show will be inaugurated on Thursday March 8 in the presence of, notably, Mrs. Micheline Calmy-Rey, President of the Swiss Confederation.

    Around 700,000 visitors are expected from all five continents – generally 40% of them are foreigners from 80 countries – during the 11 days that the Show is open to the public.

    Over 80 world and European premieres are announced in the vehicles sector alone, along with the presence of new exhibitors, including China’s Brilliance, KTM, Russo-Baltic, or the born-again brands Abarth and Donkervoort.

    In keeping with the new trends already observed, pride of place will be given to the development of technologies offering alternative energies. Dream cars and first models launching production series of important manufacturers will of course be present.

    The accessories, spare parts and equipment sector alone is the industry’s largest annual exhibition in Switzerland and offers both the public at large and trade visitors a host of new products.

    For the visitors, following the widening of the aisles and the introduction of electronic ticketing, a re-organization of the entrance hall will allow access to the cloakrooms, toilets and the brasserie one hour before the doors officially open, thereby reducing the queues. A new restaurant, the Everest, will be open on the upper floor, at the entrance to Hall 5, while the snack stands have been grouped together in one location between Halls 6 and 7 and in another along the western wall of Halls 1 and 2. Finally, if the weather is fine, the public will be able to go out and get a breath of fresh air in the Sarasin park without leaving the Show’s premises.
  3. Hey Rich,

    the Srtega GT is just desighed by Hnerik Fisker but not build, it is Gemran production and Artgea is the brand, so please change the entry in your list and in the forum
  4. Green Days in Geneva
    Eco-friendly, fuel-efficient cars will star at show

    AutoWeek | Published 02/26/07, 4:01 pm et

    At the Geneva auto show next week, carmakers will demonstrate how they are making cars more fuel efficient.

    Automakers are being pressured by European Union legislators to curb CO2, the gas mainly blamed for global warming. And they need to show that they are developing more environmentally friendly powertrains.

    BMW debuts a 1-series three-door variant with a stop-start system and brake energy regeneration that will reduce fuel consumption and CO2 emissions.

    Toyota and Honda will show concepts for potential future hybrid cars. Toyota's Hybrid X study previews a possible new design language for its hybrid cars. Honda's concept is a small sports car with a hybrid powertrain, aiming to show that sports cars don't have to be gas guzzlers.

    Dodge will offer the Demon concept, a two-seat convertible that, if built, would sell for about $15,000.

    The show's preview days for the press and industry are March 6 and 7.


    Audi's A5 takes design director Walter de' Silva's much-praised styling language a step further.

    While the car keeps Audi's signature large single-frame grille, the A5's front lights are smaller and more sculpted. The car also has more angular lines on the hood and doors. It is expected that the design will be a starting point for future Audis.

    The four-seat vehicle is scheduled to arrive this summer and will be positioned between the A4 but just below the A6. The A5 will compete against the BMW 3-series coupe and Mercedes-Benz CLK class. Audi plans to produce about 35,000 A5s annually at its plant in Ingolstadt, Germany.


    Less than three years after its launch as BMW's entry car, the 1 series gets a new variant: a sporty three-door model. BMW also will unveil a stop-start system that will be standard on all 1-series models except the 130i. Another feature on the 1 series that will reduce fuel consumption and CO2 emissions is a brake-energy regeneration system.

    Last year the 1 series overtook the 5 series to become BMW's No. 2 selling car in Europe, after the 3 series. BMW sold 132,129 units of the 1 series and 125,381 of the 5 series, according to JATO Dynamics.

    With new body styles such as the three-door version, which goes on sale next month, and a coupe, scheduled to arrive in Europe this year and in the United States next year, BMW hopes to sell even more 1 series.


    Dodge calls its Demon rear-drive concept a "compact, nimble roadster with an attitude." The two-seat Demon previews a car Dodge could launch to challenge the Mazda MX-5 roadster and the new Opel/Vauxhall GT (a sibling of the Saturn Sky and Pontiac Solstice). But Chrysler executives say the car, if built, would be priced around $15,000.

    The Demon is 156.3 inches long and powered by a 170-hp, 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine.

    Dodge is starting to succeed in Europe. It sold 10,970 units in Europe last year, according to JATO Dynamics, up from 311 vehicles in 2005. About 97 percent of those sales were of the Caliber hatchback, which was launched last spring.
    Ford's new Mondeo receives kinetic design language and will be built as a four-door sedan, five-door hatchback and station wagon.

    Ford of Europe has given the Mondeo a sleeker design and new technology and has made it bigger to help the car compete in a segment that buyers are abandoning for SUVs and crossovers. The design is the latest expression of Ford of Europe's kinetic design language, which appeared on the S-Max SUV/minivan crossover.

    The Mondeo will offer adaptive cruise control as an option, one of the first examples of this technology moving down from luxury cars. The Mondeo is roomy, with a wheelbase 3.9 inches longer than its predecessor's. Since its launch in 1993, Ford has built more than 4 million Mondeos at its plant in Genk, Belgium.

    Ford launches production versions of all three Mondeo body styles in Geneva: a four-door sedan, five-door hatchback and station wagon. The car goes on sale in May. Entry-level versions will be priced similar to the current model.


    Honda aims to show that sports cars can be environmentally friendly. The Small Hybrid Sport Concept "explores the idea that a car can have a low environmental impact but still deliver all the driving enjoyment expected of a compact sports car," says Honda.

    The sleek coupe was designed at the Japanese carmaker's r&d center in Offenbach, Germany, and previews a potential future Honda small sports car powered by a gasoline-electric powertrain.


    Kia will unveil its cee'd sporty wagon, adding a second model to the five-door hatchback that went on sale in December. The c'eed is Kia's first car designed and manufactured in Europe. It will be built at the Korean automaker's new factory in Zilina, Slovakia.

    The wagon's overall length is increased by 9.3 inches, to 177.2 inches. Kia will market the car's passenger and luggage space.
    Two exhaluted Italian marques - Maserati and Pininfarina - joined forces to create the new GranTurismo coupe.

    Maserati will unveil its GranTurismo coupe at the show.

    The car's interior and exterior were done by the Italian design company Pininfarina. Maserati expects the car, which goes on sale this summer, to help the brand break even in 2007 after 17 years of losses.

    The GranTurismo will be powered by a 4.2-liter V-8 rated at 405 hp, mated to a ZF 6-speed automatic transmission.
    Closely resmbling the 2005 Sassou concept, Mazda's new Mazda2 will share its architecture with the next Ford Fiesta.

    The Mazda2 loses its boxy appearance for a sleeker, sportier look. While most mini- and small cars are growing, the third-generation Mazda2 is smaller. At 152.8 inches long, it is 1.6 inches shorter than its predecessor but 5.9 inches wider, at 66.5 inches.

    The new car closely resembles the Sassou concept shown at the 2005 Frankfurt show.

    Mazda says the car's design is the first evolution of its "zoom-zoom" styling that debuted on the Mazda6 in 2002. When it launches early next year, the Mazda2 will be the first car based on Mazda parent Ford Motor's new architecture for small cars.

    Mazda is leading the development of this architecture, which also will underpin the next Ford Fiesta and Fusion in Europe. The new Mazda2 will be built in the carmaker's Hiroshima, Japan, plant.


    The redesigned Mercedes-Benz C class has a key role to play in helping CEO Dieter Zetsche's aim of boosting the carmaker to No. 1 in quality and customer satisfaction. Mercedes can't afford electronics glitches on the sedan, which accounts for a third on the carmaker's global volume.

    The third-generation C class was put through Mercedes-Benz's biggest test program, with nearly 15 million test miles worldwide. It's also the company's first production vehicle conceptualized and developed based on a digital prototype.

    Two body styles will be offered in Europe. The Avantgarde variant has the Mercedes three-pointed star in the center of the grille, similar to the carmaker's roadsters and coupes. It is aimed at younger buyers.

    Conservative customers likely will choose the Elegance variant with a traditional Mercedes grille and the star on the hood.


    Toyota will introduce a hybrid concept, the Hybrid X. The concept previews a new design language for hybrids while also acting as a technology showcase.
    Volvo made its new V70 more stylish in an effort to keep its customers from switching to minivans, crossovers or SUVs.

    Volvo has made the new V70 station wagon more stylish than its predecessor in an effort to keep its customers switching to minivans, SUVs or crossovers. But Volvo also has tried to retain the car's reputation for practicality with added luggage capacity and a rear seat that includes an integrated, adjustable child booster seat.

    Volvo aims to sell 80 percent of its annual V70 production in Europe. A third of its total global sales are in Sweden. The V70 is based on the S80 sedan.

    The XC70 all-wheel-drive version will also debut in Geneva.
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  6. Can't wait for the Zond R.
  7. Thanks, doing this right now.
  8. TVR Typhoon?
  9. I don't know what the big hype about the Dodge Demon is...it's got the ass of a crossfire.

    World premieres and vision are the focus of the BMW presentation at the 77th International Motor Show in Geneva. In addition to the new BMW 1 Series, BMW is introducing the new BMW 5 Series and the new BMW M5 Touring to the public for the first time. BMW is also showing three models that only a few weeks earlier celebrated their world premiere. The new BMW 3 Series Convertible underscores the feeling that spring is just around the corner.

    The new edition of the BMW X5 Sports Activity Vehicle (SAV) smoothes the way to a unique combination of driving dynamics, function and exclusivity.
    And with the BMW Hydrogen 7, the world's first hydrogen-powered luxury saloon for everyday driving, BMW has drafted the trendsetting perspective of a form of mobility that is free of pollutants and independent of fossil fuels.

    With this large number of premieres, the BMW presentation in Geneva will launch a very eventful model year for the company. In the following months, BMW will be setting a number of new standards in various vehicle segments for dynamics and sporty driving pleasure. These high standards are highlighted by the presentation of a spectacular concept study whose appearance makes a definitive statement about peak performance and fascinating aesthetics.

    In addition, visitors to the Geneva Motor Show from the 8th to the 18th of March, 2007, can learn about current innovations in the drive sector in which BMW has continued to advance the principle of efficient dynamics.

    The engines being introduced are, among others, the exceptionally economical yet spirited four-cylinder petrol and diesel engines deployed in the new BMW 1 Series. With High Precision Injection, direct petrol injection for lean-burn operation is available for the first time in six- and four-cylinder engines. The new four-cylinder diesel powertrains penetrate a new dimension of efficient dynamics thanks to their all-aluminium crankcase, the most advanced turbocharger and the latest generation of common rail fuel injection. They offer a clear performance advantage at an optimised weight and considerably reduced consumption and emission levels.

    BMW is also setting standards for efficiency and intriguing engine power
    in other engine segments. A detailed overview of the drives developed for the new models documents the company's outstanding expertise in engine construction at the International Motor Show. The spectrum encompasses the exceptionally efficient eight-cylinder engine for the new BMW 5 Series, the prize-winning V10 engine for the BMW M5 Touring and the dual-mode twelve-cylinder engine of the BMW Hydrogen 7 with direct petrol injection
    and a hydrogen intake manifold supply.

    BMW also offers more diversity than ever before in the all-wheel drive segment. In model year 2007, the intelligent BMW xDrive all-wheel drive is available for 26 models in four series. xDrive is standard equipment in the SAV models of BMW X5 and BMW X3, and is optional in the Saloon and Touring models of the BMW 5 and 3 Series, while it is available for the first time in the BMW 3 Series Coupé. At the International Motor Show in Geneva, BMW will provide visitors insight into how the system works, as it not only improves traction on unpaved surfaces but also improves driving dynamics on paved roads due to its fast reaction times and highly variable distribution of engine power between the front and rear axles.

    A new level of supremacy behind the wheel is also provided by the innovative driver assistance systems employed in the current BMW models. Features being presented are the Active Cruise Control with Stop & Go function for the new BMW 5 Series, the Head-Up Display, the BMW Night Vision system and the Rear View Camera, available for the first time in the BMW X5. Details are also provided on the modern chassis and suspension systems such as DynamicDrive and Active Steering, which further enhance sheer driving pleasure.

    At the Geneva International Motor Show, BMW will also be informing the public on ground-breaking development work. Not least, its success is founded on the permanent transfer of technology between different areas of application. For example, four engineers of BMW Group Research and Technology have been assigned to the BMW ORACLE Racing design team. There they use their knowledge of lightweight construction to contribute to the development of carbon fibre structures, whose minimal weight and maximum rigidity are at an optimal ratio to each other. The keel fin of the new BMW ORACLE Racing high tech yacht was built at the BMW plant in Eisenach, Germany. The goal of the team is to go to the starting line of the America's Cup 2007 with the lightest sailing yacht ever built for this regatta.

    Findings from the construction of yachts can also be applied to Formula 1 racing. Carbon fibres, optimal flow dynamics and maximum strength at minimum weight are all of interest in racing cars as well. The BMW Sauber F1 Team therefore relies on the same simulation software as the BMW ORACLE Racing Team for chassis construction. These computer programs developed by BMW Group Research and Technology literally result in top speeds in yacht construction and in the creation of a new Formula 1 racing car. Computer simulations which conventional programs formerly needed a whole year to complete can now be handled in only one day by this special BMW software.

    Small car, big opportunities: The world premier of two additional MINI models will be celebrated at the 77th International Motor Show in Geneva. The new MINI One and the new MINI Cooper D are being presented to the world public for the first time in Geneva from the 8th to the 18th of March 2007.

    Just a few months after the successful debut of the new MINI Cooper S and the new MINI Cooper, there are now four versions of the compact front wheel drive available. Then the new MINI One, the "basic" version of this compact front-wheel-drive performer, will be on the starting grid with a 70 kW/95 hp 1.4-litre four-cylinder gasoline engine. Thanks to modern aluminium construction and fully variable valve control, this petrol drive is also impressive through its spontaneous power development and high degree of economy. The new
    MINI Cooper D, on the other hand, features a 1.6-litre four-cylinder turbodiesel developing maximum output of 80 kW/110 hp for sporting performance, impressive power, and superior efficiency.

    Like the MINI Cooper S (128 kW/175 hp) and the MINI Cooper (88 kW/120 hp) already introduced very successfully into the market, the new versions are powered by brand-new engines for even more motoring fun and, at the same time, a significant reduction in both fuel consumption and emissions. The new MINI One completes the EU test cycle with an average fuel consumption of just 5.7 litres/100 kilometres, equal to 49.6 mpg Imp. The MINI Cooper D, in turn, requires just 4.4 litres of diesel fuel for 100 kilometres (equal to a staggering 64.2 mpg Imp), and is therefore the most fuel-efficient MINI ever built.
  12. These official sketches give a sneak preview of Mas­erati's new sports coupé, which gets its first airing at next week's Geneva Motor Show
    By Ross Pinnock

    Pininfarina-styled coupé gets MC12’s nose and triangular tail-lights
    The Italian firm's bosses will also reveal the car's name at the Swiss expo. The coupe is known internally as M145, but rumours that it could wear the firm's classic Mistral badge appear to be wide of the mark.

    Penned by famous Italian styling house Pinin­farina, it's clear where the designers have looked for inspiration. Swooping bodywork gives the new coupe a muscular stance, but its low grille is clearly inspired by Maserati's MC12 supercar. Slanted headlamps and triangular rear light clusters are also set to make an appearance.

    Under the bonnet there's a powerful 4.2-litre V8, which is mated to a six-speed automatic gearbox. Keen drivers will have to wait for the arrival of a sportier variant, which comes with revised suspension and the firm's racy semi-automatic gearbox. A conventional manual is unlikely to be offered and the brand has yet to sign off a cabrio - although it's thought one is on the cards.

    The Geneva star is expected to hit showrooms in September, with prices starting at around £70,000 - close to those of the outgoing GranSport.
  13. Another track-day special debuts in Geneva.

    In a fad that appears to be gaining traction, Lotus unveiled a more-powerful, roofless track-day version of its already extreme Exige S two-seat sports car.

    Lotus says its new track treat was “designed with the most serious of track-day enthusiasts in mind.” That seems a bit of an understatement, and a description that applies equally well to the company’s regular-production Exige S, a car that’s already too much for some of our staff.

    At any rate, the 220-hp supercharged-and-intercooled 1.8-liter engine from the Exige S has been cranked to 252 horsepower in the 2-Eleven. That additional power goes even further with new, ultralight bodywork that contributes to a claimed 600-pound decrease in weight over the 2060-pound Exige S on which the 2-Eleven is based. The 2-Eleven’s power-to-weight ratio of 5.9 pounds per horsepower eclipses that of a Corvette Z06 and approaches that of a 1960s Formula 1 car, according to Lotus. The six-speed manual from the Exige S remains.

    To make the most of available grip, the 2-Eleven sports even more extreme Yokohama A048R tires in the same 195/50R-16 front and 225/45R-17 rear sizes as on the Exige S. Upgraded Pagid pads grip the same 11.3-inch cross-drilled rotors front and rear. Adjustable dampers and an adjustable front anti-roll bar (part of the Exige S’s track pack) round out the chassis tweaks.

    Lotus claims the 2-Eleven will now blast to 60 mph in 3.8 seconds, which is a 0.3-second improvement over the last Exige S we tested.

    Two 2-Elevens will be on sale—one of which will be able to be licensed for public-road use—in the U.K. in April, with prices starting at just over $78,000.

    Will we get the 2-Eleven here? Not bloody likely. (C&D)
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    2007 Koenigsegg CCGT
    2007 Koenigsegg CCXR
    2007 Kia ex_cee'd Cabrio Concept
    2007 Mini Cooper S John Cooper Works
    2007 Opel GTC Concept
    2007 Donkervoort D8 GT
    2007 Sbarro Cruise Crosser Concept
    2007 Fioravanti Thalia Concept
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  19. Audi at the Geneva Motor Show 2007

    The Audi A5 will celebrate its world premiere this year at the Geneva Motor Show. Audi will at the same time be presenting the even sportier S5. With this coupé model, Audi is continuing its model drive.

    Further highlights on the Audi stand are the Audi Q7 4.2 TDI and the A3 1.9 TDI e, which thanks to a number of technical measures consumes just 4.5 litres of diesel per 100 kilometres.
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  21. another World premiere:

    Mansory Conquistatdor based on RR Phantom IV
    498 PS
    270 km/h
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  24. Added

    Aero 8 America/GT3
    Stola 1st made to measure
    Mansory Conquistatdor based on RR Phantom IV
    2007 Fiat Barchetta by Bertone

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