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Old 2nd March 2010, 20:43   #1
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Here are all the highlights and launches at the Geneva Motor Show 2010...

Ferrari 599 HY-KERS
Ferrari has worked diligently to optimize the benefits of the system to the 599's performance. The entire system weighs a modest 40 kilograms, partially offset by the obviation of the starter motor and conventional battery. Integrated into the seven-speed dual-clutch transmission and mounted below the car's center of gravity, the system returns over 100 horsepower, supplementing the V12 engine under hard acceleration and it can even operate under full electric power when puttering around town.
Called the HY-KERS, what you're looking at is a rolling test bed. It's a hybrid, sure, but if you thought this was a haphazard application of a plug-and-play hybrid system, think again. The HY-KERS incorporates a roadgoing derivative of Ferrari's Kinetic Energy Recovery System fancy-talk for regenerative braking from last year's Formula One program.
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2011 VW Toureg
This one comes standard with a Torsen limited-slip differential, and then you can order a Terrain Tech Pack that adds the differentials and serious off-road capability that once came standard. That takes fuel economy upward, an boost also helped by the increased curve and lower Cd.
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BMW 5 Series ActiveHybrid Concept
The dispersion of BMW's ActiveHybrid and conjoined word initiative continues with the 5 Series ActiveHybrid Concept. Billed as a "future-oriented full-hybrid model in the upper midrange segment" it boils down to the turbocharged inline-six you love and along with a 53-horsepower electric motor you will learn to love working through an eight-speed auto 'box for the middle-management set. They'll get 10-percent more distance for the gallon, and a squirt of instant boost thanks to those hard working electrons.
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Source for all info: Autoblog — We Obsessively Cover The Auto Industry
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2010 Volvo S60

Previewed in concept form at the Detroit Auto Show, the production version of the new Volvo S60 made its debut here at the Geneva Motor Show. A few details inevitably had to change on the bumpy road from concept to production, among them the anteater nose of the show car which was thankfully reshaped due to pedestrian impact requirements. And when it comes down to it, that's what Volvo's all about: safety. So it comes as little surprise that the new S60 also debuts the company's new Collision Warning system that will, if necessary, fully engage the brakes.

The S60 makes its debut in T6 guise, packing a turbocharged 3.0-liter inline six with 300 horsepower and 325 lb-ft of torque. More engines will be on offer worldwide once new S60 car reaches the market over the course of the coming months,
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2011 Porsche Cayenne Hybrid and Turbo
Porsche's got a lot on the Cayenne line, and having had a look at the new Hybrid and Turbo variants we don't believe they have anything to worry about. The Hybrid is the first from the automaker, but will be just one of five Cayenne trims on offer, and gets you 23-percent better mileage for what is sure to be a hefty premium. Overall system horsepower is 380 horsepower, yet often times you won't even notice it because you'll be "sailing," which is when the drivetrain is decoupled from the engine and happens at speeds up to 97 mph.
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2010 Porsche 911 Turbo S

The Porsche 911 Turbo S isn't new, it's just, well, more. All those options boxes on the Porsche Turbo (and you know how Porsche loves options boxes) don't need to be ticked Porsche already checked them for you. It's the torque vectoring, seven-speed-DSG-and-dynamic-engine-mount-having, chrono-sport-timing, all-singing, all-dancing adaptive ("bending") headlight wearing wunderkind. Oh, and it gets 24.8 miles per gallon.
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Source for all info and pics: Geneva Motor Show — Autoblog

Koenigsegg Agera
Designed to stay ahead of the hypercar curve, the Agera can be thought of as an evolution of the CCX. If the previous Koenigsegg had any flaw, it was its slabby, just kinda... there looks. The Agera changes that, with a much more sculpted, almost pinched front end. We find it much more attractive than the CCX, but as always, judge for yourself. Other design highlights include the wheels that generate a vortex in order to better suck hot air away from the brakes. You've also got the oval doughnut taillights, the doughnut part meaning that hot air escapes the engine bay via holes in the taillights. Pretty cool, no?

Of course, what we really care about is what lies under the Agera's carbon fiber skin. It's the same 4.7-liter built-in-house Koenigsegg V8 from the CCX, but with a twist. Unlike the dual-superchargers found on the CCX, the Agera's engine gets twin-turbos. Power is typically bonkers, with 910 hp at 7,250 rpm. Though the real story might be the force-inducted torque. Are you sitting down? 738 pound-feet of the stuff is available from 2,680 rpm to 6,170 rpm, with a torque peak of 811 lb-ft. Also, we should point out that the Agera weighs 2,832 pounds.

The (manufacturer claimed) numbers are equally head spinning. Zero to sixty miles an hour takes 3.1 seconds, 0-124 mph happens in 13.7 seconds and the top speed is somewhere north of 245 miles per hour. The top speed might be (slightly) down from the CCXR (supposedly that beast can go faster than 250 mph) but check out the road-holding. Koenigsegg is claiming that the Agera can pull 1.6 g. Holy Swedish moly, man!
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Bentley Touring Superleggera Flying Star
The Flying Star is a shooting brake built from the Bentley Continental GTC. Underneath the new skin sits... a Bentley Continental GTC, complete with its 560-horsepower, 479-pound-feet-of-torque twin-turbo 6.0-liter W12. Or, if you insist, Touring Superleggera will build you a GTC Speed-based Flying Star with 610 hp and 553 lb-ft of torque. Oh, and there's a support structure between the rear shocks that acts as both a hard structure for the new roofline and an integrated roll bar.
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Cayenne front end looks almost the same.

Backside has the hatchback look.
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Any news on Tata Motors at Geneva? They usually display their concept cars at the show. I hope they have something this time too.

And that 911 turbo S looks haawt!
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Good pics!
The Agera looks like a Porsche GT, but any it looks cool and door opening also seems to be of a different style.
The BTSFS looks like a classic wangon mixed with CFS.In simple terms looks weird!
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i like the Koenigsegg Agera door style a lot the beamer just looks amazing.but the rear end of the bentely is just not looking great at all.i think its spoiling the look of the car anyways great car and the colour of the ferrari is just looking fantastic.by the the pics are great
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Doesnt the front of the Toureg look similar to the Polo?
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Cayenne front end looks almost the same.

Backside has the hatchback look.
IMO the front looks a lot more like the Panamera now.
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Any news on Tata Motors at Geneva? They usually display their concept cars at the show. I hope they have something this time too.

And that 911 turbo S looks haawt!
The Geneva motor show, one of the top auto expos in the world, had as many as 33 car premieres on its opening day. Despite this, scores of scribes made a beeline for the Tata Motors pavillion. The attraction: The Electric Nano.

Tata motors unveiled the electric version of the world's cheapest car at the Geneva Motor Show on Tuesday, but India will have to wait its turn. Tata vice chairman Ravi Kant said the company will be taking the car to Europe within three years, starting with Britain and Scandinavia. In fact, Tata will begin selling the petrol variant of Nano in Europe by next year.

As was evident from the show, there is tremendous curiousity about the car in carbon-conscious Europe. However, Ravi Kant declined to disclose a price range for the electric Nano, adding there were no immediate plans to sell the zero-emission vehicle in India.

The Nano EV uses super polymer lithium ion batteries which provide superior energy density as compared to conventional batteries. It will have a predicted range of up to 160 km and an acceleration of 0-60 kmph under 10 seconds, Tata claims.

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The Pininfarina-designed Alfa Romeo 2uettottanta Concept is a tribute to Alfa Romeo, which celebrates its centenary in 2010.

The aim is to replicate the "passion" of the two brands with the Alfa Romeo 2uettottanta Concept a clean, elegantly-lined "simple 2-seater", which is proposed with a 1750 cc turbo engine positioned longitudinally, an obvious reference to the "1750 Veloce" of 1968, one of the many versions derived from the famous "Osso di Seppia" (Cuttlefish). With its red bodywork, inspired by the typical Alfa Romeo paintwork, the 2uettottanta is 1797 mm wide, 4212.6 mm long, 1280 mm high and has a wheelbase of 2500 mm.

It's also, as we said, drop dead gorgeous


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To make this coupe, the once-defunct and now again living Hispano Suiza disassembled and lengthened an Audi R8 5.2 FSI. Also, they made it really, really ugly and really, really expensive. $949,000 expensive. And oh, look, a hybrid!

How does Hispano Suiza justify this cost? Well exclusivity for one, they only plan to build 25-50 of these a year. There's also a completely new interior, a fancy B&O stereo, all-new suspension and a very angular exterior that doesn't share any panels with the donor car even if it does steal its taillights. Oh, and there's the twin electric superchargers that boost power from the 5.2-liter V10 to 739 HP and 516 Lb-Ft. That results in a 3.4 second 0-60 time and a 211 MPH top speed.

Fitting in with the Geneva show's theme of presenting hybrids that aren't really green, Hispano's made some grumblings about offering a hybrid version complete with a 150 HP electric motor driving the front wheels.

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IMO the front looks a lot more like the Panamera now.
and the rear more like the Q7. Ugh
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