On March its doors to the press opened the 81st International Geneva Motor Show 2011. Without a shadow of a doubt we can say that it is – the central automotive event of the year. The global financial crisis gradually recedes, new car sales are rising, manufacturers are preparing new models coming up with new classes to be the first to occupy different market niches. The current Geneva Motor Show has been particularly rich in new supercar, which prepared for the exhibition, several companies, both large and not very much. Browse the showroom, we will start with them.
Supercars Geneva Motor Show 2011.
The company brought in Geneva Ferrari its first-ever four-wheel drive supercar Ferrari FF, which will replace the model of the 612 Scaglietti. Novelty unusual body types Shooting Breake and claims to be the most practical supercar not only in the Ferrari model range, but also in the world. In the camp Lamborghini finally declassified successor outdated model Murcielago. From now on, the top model of the company will be the Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4. Four-wheel drive supercar with a 700-horsepower V12 engine and carbon-fiber monocoque weighs 1575 kg and allows you to dial from a place one hundred in 2.9 seconds. Another Italian company specializing in the production supercars – Pagani has also introduced a new model. In place comes Zonda Pagani Huayra (Wyre) worth a million euros with 700-horsepower V12 engine manufactured by AMG. The Swedes from Koenigsegg brought to the Geneva Motor Show in 2011 supercar Koenigsegg Agera R, created on the basis of presented last year Agera. R version became much more powerful and faster. Gulf tank biosmes E85, 5,0-liter V8 twint-turbo under the hood Koenigsegg Agera R is capable of producing 1115 hp and a torque of 1200 Nm. German supercar manufacturer – the company Gumpert revealed in Geneva a prototype of a new model Tornante. 4.2-liter “eight” is installed on Tornante produces 700 hp and 900 Nm of torque. The maximum speed should exceed 300 km/h. British Aston Martin noted at the exhibition with two new products. Firstly, the all-new Aston Martin Virage, which should take the model number of an intermediate position between the DB9 and Aston Martin DBS. Second, the “charged” version of the V8 Vantage S, which is on all aspects of issues slightly better than the standard Vantage. The company Lexus has yet to bring to mind Nurburgring package for its Lexus LFA. However, it will be able to purchase a fifty-lucky, and the price of fun – at least 70,000 dollars. Finally, Jaguar has decided to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the classic E-Type, to prepare for this event, “charged” version of the coupe Jaguar XKR-S. To equip it with a 550-strong “eight” in the company’s new product is positioned as one of the most powerful of its models.
Series news Geneva Motor Show 2011.
Traditionally, the Geneva Motor Show each year becomes a place of prime sets of serial models. I was no exception this year. We will begin a review of models in alphabetical order. Audi has officially unveiled the “hot” version of the hatchback Audi RS3. The car has received an aggressive appearance and a powerful 340-horsepower five-cylinder turbo engine from 2.5-liter coupe TT-RS. Chevrolet introduced a hatchback Cruz, created specifically for the European market, as there cars with this body type is very popular. In the sale of novelty will appear in the second half of the year. Ford shows a compact model Max-B, which is to replace the obsolete Fusion. Novelty is the lack of B-pillar and the rear sliding doors, as well as a new line of fuel-efficient powertrains. So far, however, Ford B-Max is presented only as a concept. Hyundai has demonstrated a new wagon i40, designed specifically for the European market. The model came to replace the Sonata, the i40 sedan will appear somewhat later, and start selling wagon it is not far off. On the stand Kia just two new items. The Koreans were brought to the Geneva Motor Show 2011 new hatchbacks Picanto and Rio. Mercedes-Benz made a presentation of the updated Mercedes C-Class 2011 sedan and station wagon and coupe officially introduced the new C-class Coupe, the model that will replace the CLC and CLK. Another novelty is the new Mercedes SL convertible and an updated version of “charged” C 63 AMG. Porsche turned his hybrid hatchback Panamera in hybrid, equipping it with the installation borrowed from crossover Cayenne. From now on Porsche Panamera S Hybrid has become the most economical model of the company’s history. Swedish Saab, which gained its independence from the of General Motors last year, in quietly revived. The company brought to Geneva a new wagon Saab 9-5 SportCombi, and a new line of models of the family of 9-3. Toyota has developed a new version of the hybrid Prius, known as Plus. The company says that the car developed “from scratch” and NiMH batteries for the first time in the history of Prius have given way to a lithium-ion. However, other technical details about the new product is not yet open. Volkswagen said at the motor show new convertible based on the Golf, as well as an updated crossover Tiguan 2011, a great demand that has led to the fact that the company began selling some versions of it before the premiere.