It's been a week since the doors for the Geneva Motor Show opened, and they still are until this Sunday. The big theme this year is eco-friendliness, but with a twist. The twist is fun! With cars like the Volvo Polestar 1 and Honda EV concept cars, it seems like manufacturers have finally realized that people want cars that are eco friendly, but also fun. There's plenty of other interesting non-EV and non-hybrid cars as well, but 10 have stood out more than others. Hope you approve of the list.
It's a well-known fact that the Lamborghini Aventador makes a great noise. But when you give it an aftermarket Kreissieg exhaust, it sounds even better. It also spits flames like no other. Enjoy.
Lamborghini have released details on a new version of their Gallardo supercar, and it’s called the LP 570-4 Squadra Corse.
Lamborghini is marketing the new Gallardo Squadra Corse as a road version of the Gallardo Super Trofeo race car, and it is set to debut at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show in September. The name Squadra Corse is in tribute to Lamborghini’s recently-formed department that oversees all of its racing activities in Europe, North America, and Asia.
Another week of new standouts!
A concept car and an open-top supercar are this week’s standout cars, coming in the form of a Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 Roadster and the Mercedes Benz Ener-G-Force concept car.
The new faces in Paris 2012
The 2012 Paris Motor Show is currently the place to be if you want you to see how exciting the future of motoring is going to be. You have the usual mix of concept cars, new car debuts, etc. But after looking at what the show has to offer, SOC has come up with a list of cars that stand out more than others.
The 2012 Geneva eye catchers
Opel Ampera/Chevy Volt
Apart from winning the 2012 Car of the Year award, it’s a plug-in hybrid car that looks good too. The specs? It has a 150hp electric motor along with 370Nm of torque, with a claimed range of up to 80km (50miles) on a fully charged battery pack. Its 1.4-litre engine is there only to power a generator when the battery range is low (the engine doesn’t send power to the wheels at any time) – which then extends the range to 500km. It is expensive though – prices start at CHF 52,900 (around $57,000) in Switzerland.
Ferrari F12 Berlinetta
The F12 Berlinetta drew a huge crowd on press day. It was easily one of the most anticipated cars of the show – and with 740hp, it’s easy to see why. Its 6.3-litre V12 engine is the most powerful of any Ferrari road car, which definitely makes it a standout car. However powerful the engine might be, the design might divide opinion – looking a bit similar to the FF at the front. However, all is certainly forgotten as you approach its 212mph top speed.
The 2012 Geneva Motor Show is anything but short of exciting new cars. There are far too many cool cars to have them all posted here, but with more than 100 photos, it's more than just a taste of what the show has to offer. Make sure you come back next week for the ultimate standouts of the show.
If you’re a car enthusiast, people close to you might have asked you “why do you like cars so much?” And chances are you weren’t able to give them a direct answer. There are many things that make us tick when in comes to a car; the design, the quality, the noise it makes, the history, the performance, etc. But occasionally we get other things, like flames shooting out of the exhaust. If like me, the sight of flames (the real kind, no flamethrower kits here) coming out of the exhaust causes the caveman in you to come out, then you’ll enjoy checking out these videos of awesome flame spitters.
Lamborghini Aventador on track
It's just a matter of time before Youtube is full of Avetador videos, but for now, this short video disproves early comments that the new Lambo sounds "weak". Enjoy.
Well, it’s finally here, the Lamborghini we’ve all been waiting for – the Aventador LP700-4.
Currently being shown to the public at the Geneva Motor Show, the Aventador is the official replacement for the Murcielago, which has been Lamborghini’s flagship model for nine years. The Aventador is named after a Spanish fighting bull that was awarded the “Trofeo de la Peña La Madroñera” for the courage it displayed at the Saragossa Arena in October 1993.
The name also hints at the power the Aventador produces. Its brand new naturally-aspirated 6.5 litre V12 produces 700 hp at 8250 rpm and 509 lb ft (690 nm) of torque at 5500 rpm. An all wheel drive system continues to provide traction to the flagship Lambo, an electronically controlled Haldex system that distributes power accordingly to the front and rear tyres. There is also a self locking rear differential, while the front has a differential that’s controlled by the ESP system.