Spinelli will be on Fox Car Report today at 2:00p EST, talking Geneva Motor Show stuff and other car topics worthy of mention in the "strategy room." Automotive strategery perhaps?UPDATE: Mike just called to say he's not going to make it, but you should watch anyways. [Fox Car Report Live]
You've already seen the other VW/Giugiaro collabo at Geneva, the Go! The Tex is less futuristic, but far more plausible as a next-wave design marker. Could this be the next Golf? It's as good a direction as any.
Giorgetto Giugiaro's pen is the reason the Mk1 Volkswagen Rabbit/Golf and Scirocco appear to have stopped time. This past May, VW bought the design house Giugiaro founded, Italdesign, and can now have anything Giugiaro it wants, including another 13-foot-long hatchback.
Hyundai penned the i40 at its Rüsselsheim design studio, where serious men do serious things. With pencils. Nonetheless, Hyundai's i40 is a product designed with Europe in mind. So where's ours? That's a very good question.
This factory-tuned Maserati GranTurismo Convertible is painted in Rosso Trionfale (Triumphant Red) in homage to Maserati race cars of the 1950s, like the Maserati 250F raced by Juan-Manuel Fangio. Quite the little torch bearer, this modified droptop is.
Imagine you're an Italian designer and someone asks you to futz with the Fiat 500? Muck about at your own peril, some would say. Others would say, pull down the roofline, and park it athwart two ravishing Italian models. Done.
It's got a supercar's power-to-weight ratio of 0.188, but a rear overhang only a chain-reaction collision could love. But who cares? It's another track-day ride to challenge the Ariel Atoms and KTM X-Bows of the world. And we like that.
Fifty years ago, Jaguar commandeered a lakeside villa off Geneva's Quai Gustav Ador, where it unwrapped a grand tourer Enzo Ferrari would later call the "most beautiful car ever made." That was the E-Type. Today, in celebration, here's the XKR-S.
It's the Mini of the Future, if the future is smaller and lighter than the present, and only seats three. Actually, it's the mini of the past too, since it's only a few centimeters off of the 1959 original.
Leave it to Bertone to capture the essence of Jaguar's classic XJ6 Coupe in an updated design concept. It's the Jaguar B 99 concept, and Jaguar says a GT2 version is on the way. Paging Ralph Broad.
BMW's not talking much about the Vision Connected Drive roadster as a viable vehicle, only that its interior design employs an intriguing design concept using "layers" of materials and information to better compartmentalize a driver's duties. Fancy stuff!