Sunday, March 7, 2010

Geneva's Hottest Auto Shows

WEEKend TODAY, March 6 - 7, 2010, LIVING, PAGE L12
Derryn Wong,

Head-turners at one of Europe's most important auto shows Coming to Singapore

Lamborghini Superleggera LP 570-4


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PHOTO: Lamborghini LOGO



Literally the greenest non-green car at Geneva: a 570bhp V10 successor to the original 'superlight' version of Lamborghini's Gallardo is 70kg lighter than the regular LP 560-4 model thanks to lots of carbon fibre, and reaches 100km/h from 0 in only 3.4 seconds. It arrives here mid-year, with a starting price of $958,000.

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Automobili-Lamborghini S.p.A., commonly referred to as simply Lamborghini is an Italian manufacturer of high performance sports cars based in the small Italian village of Sant'Agata Bolognese, near Bologna.

Lamborghini is now a subsidiary of German car manufacturer Audi AG, which is in turn a subsidiary of Volkswagen.

Lamborghini is the main counterpart to Ferrari in the Italian sports car business.

The Italian company was founded in 1963 by businessman Ferruccio Lamborghini (April 28, 1916 - February 20, 1993), who owned a successful tractor factory, Lamborghini Trattori S.p.A..The Lamborghini group also produce the Lambogghini-Skema V-12 8.2L that is the engine to beat in offshore racing"Motori Marini Lamborghini" which is used by Spirit of Norway that won the title 6 times and there closest competitor Victory from U.A.E.

An Italian family named Geneser later joined the car production. They are known for naming the "Murcielago".
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PHOTO: Super Hot High Heels



Audi A1

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PHOTO: Audi A1 - Artist impression / Schulte Design - Auto Motor & Sport

Audi's premium compact hatch arrives early next year to do battle with the Mini for market share. With a powerful 122bhp, 1.4-litre turbocharged engine, dual-clutch gearbox and a claimed emphasis on driving dynamics as well as customer personalisation, it should be a strong contender.

PHOTO: The news say that Audi A1 will arrive in 2009 or 2010.

PHOTO: 2010 Audi A1, Front Left Quarter View, exterior, manufacturer

PHOTO: Live from Paris 2008: Audi A1 Sportback concept

Citroen DS3 Racing

PHOTO: New Citroen Log

PHOTO: According to AutoBlog, the Citroen DS3-R will indeed make its debut at the Geneva Auto Show next month. The DS3-R, in addition to its raw looks, sports a 1.6-liter turbocharged engine which produces 200 hp. The car does 0-60 mph in 6.8 seconds, while the top speed is unknown (and likely limited). Pricing and availability unknown. Related Posts

This limited edition fiery hot-hatch drips with tuning parts from the French marque's rallying expertise with bigger brakes, sports suspension, extra fast-looking bits and 200bhp. 1000 will be made, but it's unsure if the car will be sold here. The regular DS3 arrives in July.

PHOTO: New Citroen DS3 revealed – the Citroen DS3 Racing

PHOTO: New Citroen DS3 racing

PHOTO: Citroen DS3

Nissan March

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PHOTO: Nissan will roll out the next generation Nissan Micra model from its Chennai facility next year that will make its debut at the Geneva Motor Show in March 2010 reported by Autotelegraaf.

Nissan's favoured cute compact now adds some serious curves to its smurf-like mien. It claims more space, increased safety enhancements and a new continuously-variable transmission to go along with a 1.2-litre engine, in both regular and supercharged forms. Expect it here in early 2011.

PHOTO: Will be listed on the March 2010 + new generation Nissan Micra exposure

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Volvo S60

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PHOTO: In 2010 Volvo will release brand new model S60 with one special perk: newly-developed pedestrian alert system being incorporated in this fabulous sedan. What is this all about ? The collision warning with full auto brake feature detects pedestrians in front of the car and automatically applies the brakes if the driver fails to do so quickly enough.

Volvo's S60 not only gets an all-new look but is touted being the Swedish company's most sporty sedan, with its sights set on BMW's sharp 3 Series. With a go-faster 'R' variant rumoured to be in the works, the S60 will make landfall here late this year.

PHOTO: Volvo releases latest teaser shot of its forthcoming 3-series rival

The safety conscious Swedish automaker first introduced the Volvo S60 a concept at the 2009 Detroit Auto Show and then heavily promoted the new car with Volvo the Game, a PC based driving simulator starring none other than the bronze concept. The production version of the upcoming Volvo S60 is not ready for public consumption just yet, as seen by the heavy amount of automotive camouflage and test track background from the spy photo. The final product will debut in its finished form sometime in 2010.

PHOTO: The 2011 Volvo S60 will be powered by a 1.6 Liter turbocharged engine, the concept made 180 HP with the same unit, mated to a dual-clutch automatic transmission. On board active safety equipment will include Volvo’s Collision Warning With Full Auto Brake and a pedestrian detection system that can sense and avoid innocent bystanders crossing the street.

PHOTO: Officially Volvo S60 concept

PHOTO: Officially Volvo S60 concept

Concept cars

Porsche 918 Spyder

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PHOTO: Porsche 918 Spyder Concept

PHOTO: Geneva Preview: Porsche 918 Spyder

The jaw-dropping 918 forecasts the possibility of a hybrid Porsche supercar, showcasing a 500bhp racing-bred V8 engine, with two electric motors giving an extra 218bhp for serious muscle. How fast is it? Porsche claims it's faster than the last supercar it made, the Carrera GT, around the Nürburgring circuit.

PHOTO: Porsche 918 Spyder

PHOTO: Porsche 918 Spyder

Peugeot SR1

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PHOTO: Peugeot SR1 Concept

PHOTO: Peugeot SR1 Concept

Peugeot showed its own take on hybrid performance with this beautiful concept, the SR 1, taking a 218bhp turbocharged 1.6 engine and mating it with a 95bhp rear electric motor. It hits 100km/h in only 4.7 seconds, but has an amazing fuel efficiency of 20.4km per litre.

PHOTO: Peugeot SR1 Concept Photo

PHOTO: Peugeot SR1 Concept Photo

Honda 3R-C

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PHOTO: Honda 3R-C concept hybrid trike

Honda loves to make wacky stuff just because it can and this is another example: The 3R-C isn't so much a motorcycle as an ultra-futuristic personal mobility concept. It has three wheels for stability, a movable windscreen-cum-canopy, a boot and is electrically powered.

PHOTO: The Honda 3R-C, a revolutionary one-person battery electric vehicle concept, will make its world debut in Geneva alongside the EV-N concept, to be displayed for the first time in Europe.


Trend watch: Green in the face
This year's Geneva Motor Show is one of the greenest ever, featuring numerous environmentally-friendly cars and concepts.

Out of approximately 100 world premieres, 16 of these are non-gasoline or hybrid models.

Besides the cars seen above, more than 60 vehicles at the show feature alternative propulsion from many brands, including Kia, Lotus/Proton, Opel and Volkswagen. Even Ferrari jumped on the hybrid bandwagon with the extremely green (literally) Hy-Kers concept car based on the 599 Fiorano and showcasing hybrid technology the company claims 'may be introduced to all road-going Ferraris in future.'

Geneva has always been a good indicator of future trends, so expect 'green performance' to be the theme and watchword for the auto industry for some time to come.

Derryn Wong,

2009 ASMA Design Perfectus Mercedes McLaren SLR 722
Making claims of perfection is a dangerous thing to do, especially in the exclusive and demanding world of supercar tuning. But there is one man who can actually make this claim of perfection, and even go as far as to name his incredible automotive creation Perfectus. And this Designer is Erturul ASMA and this is his amazing, all carbon fiber ASMA Mercedes McLaren SLR 722.

PHOTO: ASMA Design Perfectus SLR – Front Angle Open Doors Picture

PHOTO: ASMA Design Perfectus SLR – Front Picture

Carbon is the customizing material of choice for hardcore tuners alike, but until the unveiling of Perfectus, no-one had truly used this most beautiful and powerful material to its full and awe-inspiring effect. But, as these stunning pictures can only prove, Erturul ASMA has taken the McLaren to entirely new levels of automotive theatre. In fact, thanks to Perfectus, you can forget about the world of top-end tuning here on Earth, and now, and only now, think in terms of an awesome new age of carbon customization.

PHOTO: ASMA Design Perfectus SLR – Front Side Picture

Wide arch at over 2-metres in total width, with over 10cms of super-phat and super-sculpted carbon over each of the one-off ASMA rims, rims that are also mind-blowing in their dimensions. How does 325-25-20 out the back and 255-30-20 up front grab you? Hard! And once this stunning carbon design grabs you, it will never let you go. The wide ‘n’ wild completely custom carbon fiber bodywork is simply unmatched and unbeatable, anywhere in the world. Sharp, extra-aggressive F1-inspired bodylines take this SLR to whole new levels of road-presence; this SLR is always in full attack mode, making 700hp to back-up the ASMA Design styling.

PHOTO: ASMA Design Perfectus SLR – Front Side Open Doors Picture

Only Erturul ASMA can make and prove his claims of perfection, but he must also apologize… apologize to all the owners of standard SLRs everywhere, for there can be only one Perfectus.

PHOTO: ASMA Design Perfectus SLR – Side Open Doors Picture