Geneva Auto Show Week 1 Wrap Up

March 3, 2011

As promised, we’ve cooked up another post discussing the best, worst, and most interesting cars at this year’s Geneva Auto Show. Last time, we covered everything from Volkswagen buses to Lamborghini supercars. Today’s crop of automobiles is just as diverse.

 

GTA Spano:

Spanish automaker GTA outdid itself with the new supercar they rolled out earlier this week. The GTA Spano has over 800 hp and can hit the 60 mph mark in under three seconds. But for all its power, this Spanish automobile still manages to strike a balance between race performance and practicality. In addition to the Spano’s sleek, track-friendly body design, it also features more utilitarian accents like a carbon fiber luggage compartment and a panoramic windshield.

 

Morgan Threewheeler:

An an early frontrunner in this year’s best in show category, the Morgan Threewheeler manages to channel all the power of its heavy-duty V-Twin engine to a single rear wheel. While it doesn’t sound like the safest idea in the world, that doesn’t mean we wouldn’t be up for taking this three-wheeled automobile out for a test drive.

 

MTM Audi R8 V10 BiTurbo:

Are we the only ones who think that the mirror finish on the MTM is a lawsuit waiting to happen? Seriously, driving behind this super car on a sunny day must be brutal…but not nearly as brutal as it must have been to polish the MTM before the show. Underneath its paint-free aluminum finish, this Audi features a turbo engine that pumps out nearly 777 hp and tops outs at 224 mph.

 

Fab Design SLS AMG:

The SLS AMG hasn’t won high marks from judges in Geneva. Everything –  from the boxy design, to the power blue paint job – has had critics howling for the car’s designers’ heads on a platter. Sure, there have been bad concepts in the past, but this ugly cousin of the Mercedes SLS AMG has really gotten car fans hot under the collar.

 

Well it’s hard to believe that the 1st week of the 2011 Geneva Auto Show is already over. But don’t worry, there’s still another week left and there are many other cars to take a look at. Check in with us next week to get more auto news from Geneva.


The 2011 Detroit Auto Show: The Worst Concept Cars of the Year

January 17, 2011

The Detroit Auto Show is a time for car companies to show off their flair for innovation and flex their creative muscles. In its 100-plus year history, the show has had its share of winners – the Mako Shark comes to mind, specifically – but Detroit has also had its fair share of losers, too. This year’s show is no different. From ill-advised gullwing doors, to spaced-out interiors, there were some truly hideous concept cars stinking up the place. Check out our list of the Worst Concept Cars at the Detroit Auto Show below:

Kia Concept Car

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