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

Skoda Superb GreenLine's Only Emission Is The Sex And CO2

For those who haven't noticed, we're a little dragon for the 2009 Skoda Superb (i.e. the Czech Passat) and it's clever TwinDoor system. And a version that gets better mileage and is better for the environment, why not? This version of the Superb gets a 1.9-Liter inline-four turbodiesel good for about 105 horsepower… » 3/07/08 10:20am 3/07/08 10:20am

Renault Megane Dragonfly Doors Would Make The Doc Proud

While we're all eagerly awaiting the return of the Delorean, take a gander at Renault's Megane Coupe concept that introduces "dragonfly wing" doors that seems a hell of a lot like the gull-wing style doors of the Delorean DMC-12 that Marty McFly and the Doc drove right into my heart. It's alright, imiation is the… » 3/06/08 4:00pm 3/06/08 4:00pm

2009 Infiniti FX50 Lands In Geneva, Impresses Booth Professionals With 5.0 Liter V8

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

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

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

Koenigsegg CCXR Edition: Tripping the Light Fantastic

Remember the Christopher Walken skit on Saturday Night Live where the inveterate creepy guy continues asking Will Ferrell for more cowbell? Well the Koenigsegg CCXR Edition needs more carbon fiber. The rebodied CCX is positively rotten with the stuff and the twin turbocharged, E85 sipping 1018 HP heart makes us almost… » 3/06/08 6:00am 3/06/08 6:00am

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