So the first week of the Geneva Motor Show is over and so far the “going green” theme continues to go strong among car manufacturers. However, things are done a bit differently at standoutcars.com, we take a look at the cars that caught our eye and the Geneva Fails.
With prices for the new Huyara rumoured to be set at around 800,000 Euros, it definitely makes it nothing mote than a dream car for most of us. To make matters worse it looks absolutely stunning in person, with the attention to detail seeming almost fetish-like.
The Aventador proved a fitting replacement for the Murcielago. There is always a large crowd at the Lamborghini stand, as there should be because the Aventador has amazing presence, and seems to carry on old-school Lamborghini madness with futuristic-inspired styling. Combine the madness with a 700 hp V12 engine, and you're set for very exciting motoring.
Ferrari’s first all wheel drive road car made its first public appearance in Geneva. I wrote a while back that the Ferrari FF is an automotive reincarnation of the Jensen Interceptor FF, and that’s one of the reason it stands out. However, many will like it for the 650 hp it offers, 208 mph top speed, the all weather performance and practicality. A Ferrari for family and friends.
Jeep showcased a very cool looking Wrangler with the “Call of Duty, Black Ops” package. It is essentially a real life version of the one featured in the video game, but its pure simplicity, massive off road tyres, and considerable ground clearance made a lot of people remember appeal of pre-SUV 4x4s.
Morgan had its all new Threewheeler on display, a model that’s made a comeback after nearly 60 years of absence. Powered by motorcycle V-twin engine, it’s expected to combine the thrills of a motorcycle and car into one neat looking package.
Though it will no doubt end up being another inconspicuous car, the 508 represents the return of the use of the number 5 on a Peugeot saloon, absent since the 505 of the 1980s. It combines a clean design with a spacious, well-made interior. The motoring press has been favourable in the way it drives too, being both comfortable and fun to drive. And with a few decent economical engines at its disposal, it looks ready to have a large stake in the European mid-size sedan market.
Massive! Massive fail from Lancia! It seems the maker of some of the most desirable cars in history has completely lost its way and has been reduced to making nothing more than rebadged Chryslers and rebodied Fiats. A very sad time for a once very cool brand.
Mansory continues to impress at how they can turn a good looking car into something with looks not even a mother could love. If you look at the pictures, it would seem they’ve inserted Ferrari 599 headlamps on a Mercedes SLS AMG, and added a carbon fibre look that just doesn’t work. Also, they have taken the beautiful curves of a Ferrari 458 Italia and vandalized it with a paint scheme and body parts that wouldn’t even look at home on a boy racer's 1990s Honda Civic.
It’s a well known fact that Toyota sell a lot of cars, and for good reason – they offer great reliability (if you leave out the gas pedal issue) and good value. Unfortunately though, Toyota has offered nothing exciting in their model range since ending production of the MR2 in 2007. "How about the FT86 concept?" you ask. Toyota has been showing the same concept car for the last two years, and although production is confirmed, rumour has it we won’t see the road going version until 2013. Come on Toyota!