Post Geneva Shocker: Lumeneo Smera Is A Two Seater!

A couple of days ago, we received an email from Lumeneo's PR rep Isabel giving us the business about the all-electric, leaning Lumeneo Smera we brought you. She claimed the car was not as our American eyes could clearly see, a single seater, but in fact a two seater! 'Impossible!' we said, 'Prove it with a picture.'… » 3/12/08 9:40am 3/12/08 9:40am

Geneva Project Hell? Aston Martin V8 Vantage

As we were exiting the incredibly trippy Schtroumpfs residential development, our eye caught something sleek and silver and slowly floating down the road on a flatbed. This Aston Martin V8 Vantage seems to be in the midst of a restoration and probably becoming a new man's Project Car Hell. We couldn't quite nail down… » 3/07/08 5:30pm 3/07/08 5:30pm

DOTS Geneva: A Tiny Something Or Other

We have no idea what this is, but after the Peel Trident, this is probably the smallest street legal vehicle we've ever seen. And despite our best deciphering and sleuthing efforts, it remains unidentified. F-gobble-de-gook Tech was the best we could get out of it. How can someone get into this thing and feel fine… » 3/06/08 4:45pm 3/06/08 4:45pm

Alfa Romeo 8C Spider Is So Dreamy

Ok, we can't get enough of the Alfa 8C Spider. It's just too beautiful. So why stop at the mere pictures from yesterday? Let's add us some official video of the unveil for you to sink your teeth into. No, the car doesn't move. No, you can't hear the sonorous V8. No, we don't understand what that guy is saying. But do… » 3/06/08 3:30pm 3/06/08 3:30pm

2009 Infiniti FX50 Lands In Geneva, Impresses Booth Professionals With…

Remember when only muscle cars had 390 horsepower? Of course you don't. Therefore, it shan't give thee pause the new 2009 Infiniti FX50 has the same. That by way of Nissan's 5.0 liter V8 — that outpowers BMW's X5 4.8i — over a seven-speed transmission. Other than a significant facelift, the longtime oddball SUV gets a… » 3/06/08 1:45pm 3/06/08 1:45pm

DOTS Geneva: Citroen 2CV

We haven't run the numbers, but there is an assumption the Citroen 2CV makes a decent showing when scored by our official guidelines. We caught this one parked alongside the Eglise Russa (Russian Church) and couldn't help but snap away like it was freshly unveiled. The French horse was tucked in tight and of course… » 3/06/08 1:30pm 3/06/08 1:30pm

DOTS Geneva: Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano

Wandering around Geneva, a couple of things become readily apparent. First and foremost, this is a rich-ass city. Banks and ultra high end luxury stores are as common as faux hawks, and the Audi RS4 is a commoners' car. Another thing you notice quite quickly is how a city situated between two mountain ranges at the… » 3/06/08 12:45pm 3/06/08 12:45pm

Those Swiss and Their Chocolate

Now that we've got show coverage all but wrapped up for the 2008 Geneva Motor Show, we're thinking it's time to show you a bit of Geneva itself. The Swiss are famous for roughly two things: their unwavering neutrality and chocolate. What better cause célèbre for creating a chocolate car than the auto show? We found… » 3/06/08 11:40am 3/06/08 11:40am

Kyberz Classic Is Sketchier Version of Lumeneo Smera

Okay, so the Lumeneo Smera, unfortunate name and all, seems like it's a fairly well put together and well engineered piece of kit — a little weird, but still okay. The Kyberz Classic on the other hand has us looking askance at its spindly MacPherson struts and thin little wagon wheel tires. If it was merely a… » 3/06/08 11:20am 3/06/08 11:20am

Volkswagen Rabbitamino On Hydros?

We were expecting some wacky stuff here at the Geneva Motor Show, but a VW pickup on hydros? What the what? Sure why not, the crazy part was the 8 switch Vee Dub was sitting next to a dropped Ferrari F40, which we thought was illegal to begin with, but what do we know. What does that say about us that both Spinelli… » 3/06/08 11:00am 3/06/08 11:00am

Ford Fiesta 3 and 5 Door Live And In Color, Retina-Searing Color

Lord almighty these cars are bright in person. Ford went ahead and dropped the real deal Ford Fiesta on us and they went out of their way to slather then in colors the Joker would be very proud of. We're pretty excited by the idea of a compact Ford in the market again, though we don't have confirmation yet on the 5… » 3/06/08 10:40am 3/06/08 10:40am

Geneva Motor Show: Jalopnik Takes No Prisoners, Day Two

Well, our little Swiss adventure at the 2008 Geneva Motor Show is now drawing to a close. Spinelli and Ben have already hopped in bed for a good night's sleep that's been a long few days in the coming. We're excited to finally be able to wake up tomorrow at our normal un-godly hour for the first time this week. But,… » 3/05/08 6:40pm 3/05/08 6:40pm

Alfa Romeo 8C Spider Rears Its Extremely Pretty Head

It's not often that I quickly look past blonde and presumably Italian (or maybe Swiss) "booth professionals," but the Alfa Romeo 8C Spider has that affect on a man. Yes, friends, the highly anticipated Geneva debut of the Spider is finally here. This car has the same 450 HP 4.7-liter V8 as its brother, the 8C… » 3/05/08 3:45pm 3/05/08 3:45pm

FIAT Gives Us A Nuanced Critique On The Auto Show Experience

When one thinks of great Italian directors, artists like Rosselini, de Sica and Fellini immediately come to mind. To this list we must add the cinematic genius behind this subtle yet humorous take on the auto show. It combines the camera work of the neorealists with the carefully constructed mise en scene of the… » 3/05/08 3:30pm 3/05/08 3:30pm

Mercedes GLK Hybrid Crossover Is A Double Compromise

Compromises. Some see them as the rational decisions that are necessary to live a safe, comfortable, Western life. Others see them as the root of all evil. So what does that make a vehicle like the Mercedes-Benz Vision GLK Bluetec Hybrid? It's neither SUV or car, it's powered by diesel and/or electricity, and it sits… » 3/05/08 3:15pm 3/05/08 3:15pm

Mercedes C-Class Get Über-Efficient With BlueEFFICIENCY Techology

Nobody was accusing Mercedes of being inefficient, but that didn't stop those German engineers from staying up late with their slide rules calculators supercomputers named Hans trying to squeeze more efficiency from the new C-Class. Apparently, some of that midnight oil was burned in ze vind tunnel, where the… » 3/05/08 2:45pm 3/05/08 2:45pm

Citroen C5 Touring Must Be French For "Hard To Fold Seats"

The new Citroen C5 Touring is by all rights a big time traveler: comfy seats, a really nice panoramic skylight, all the modern luxury accoutrements, sleek styling if you're into the French thing, and plenty of toting space. The Achilles heel of the car is the folding seats, though. When the fronts seats are positioned… » 3/05/08 2:15pm 3/05/08 2:15pm

Saab 9-X Is A Hybrid Of Concept And Reality

The Saab 9-X BioHybrid Concept is allegedly more than just another far-fetched yet stylish show car. Actually, this vehicle is supposed to hint strongly at an upcoming 9-1. For now, GM claims the car is powered by a 200HP 1.4-liter turbo four-banger, with magical Swedish hippie hybrid trickery. GM also feels the need… » 3/05/08 1:30pm 3/05/08 1:30pm

Geneva Motor Show: You Don't Have to Go Home, But You Can't Stay Here

Oh no, the Swiss are kicking us out of the beloved and espresso machine-equipped press room! Oh, you know, giant autoshow here, no news to report, no press outlets open anywhere in the world right now. How will we go on!? » 3/05/08 1:15pm 3/05/08 1:15pm

Booth Professionals Of The 2008 Geneva Motor Show

One of the many drawbacks to the auto show system is that there are so many people trying to get access to a car that, occasionally, one of them ends up in the shot. This is especially true of the professionals who are responsible for aiding in the display of the more important models. We call them booth… » 3/05/08 1:00pm 3/05/08 1:00pm