Jaw-Breaking Cars At The 2007 Geneva Motor Show
Geneva is not the capital of Switzerland however it did not divest the territory of the European and its cosmopolitan feel. But when Geneva Motor Show arrives, the territory radiates nothing short of breathtaking and the cars jaw-breaking. The said show showcases latest production vehicles, concept cars, supercars and sports cars.
An auto aficionado may not probably get enough of the offers of the Geneva Motor Show nonetheless there are few autos that could make him astonished for awhile. The anticipated show stars in the said show include the Saab Aero X concept, the Rinspeed zaZen, and the Porsche 911 GT3.
The Saab Aero X concept is one of the biggest surprises in the auto show. Inspired by the aviation heritage of the automaker, the concept car features an enormous canopy encircling the front windscreen, roof and doors that tilts and rotates forward. The style is resorted to by Saab to allow access to the cabin. To some, the concept car from Saab is deemed an extraordinary supercar.
Under the bonnet of the supercar is a twin-turbo V6 engine that runs on 100 percent bioethanol fuel and produces 400bhp. The fuel is sustainable energy source that diminishes CO2 emissions. If the supercar is produced, it will be engineered to showcase four-wheel drive and hit 62mph from rest in 4.9 seconds. Nevertheless, an enthusiast could not think anymore about the car figures, its stunning look could capture just anybody’s attention at once or without them even knowing about it.
Another arresting car is the Rinspeed zaZen. The extraordinary concept car from Rinspeed needs no further description. With its single piece transparent teardrop Porsche 911-based roof design, no one would doubt its potentials for a head-turner car.
The innovative roof of the zaZen was developed by Bayer Material Science using high tech plastics. The roof of the concept car could have stolen the headlines these past few days but seeing it up close is more than stunning. Rinspeed calls the roof of the vehicle a ‘crystal skin’ for this is where millions of tiny Swarovski crystals are embedded in the surface. The Swarovski crystals are also featured on the front and rear lights, as well as the side indicators. The use of crystals is one of zaZen’s factors that made it dazzling. Inside the concept car are transparent sports seats and a delicious mango orange finish.
Many jaws will definitely be slackened by the Porsche 911 GT3. The car is equipped with neater nose and more stunning. The Porsche 911 GT3 is a high performance version of the 911. The car is based on the automaker’s GT3 race car.
Other cars that may turn show stars include the Audi A5, BMW M3, Dodge Demon concept, Fiat 500, Ford Mondeo, Honda Small Hybrid Sports Concept, Kia ex_cee’d concept, Maserati GranTurismo, Mazda Hakaze concept, MINI Clubman, Toyota Hybrid X and the Vauxhall Corsa VXR.
At the said motor show, Nissan will be unveiling equally-gorgeous updated version of the 350Z. The thrilling sports car from the automaker features the next generation 3.5 V6 engine. About 80 percent of major engine parts are new. To improve responsiveness and acceleration, Nissan brake caliper is integrated to the car’s system.
With cars like these, no passionate aficionado would dare miss this year’s Geneva Motor Show.
Ryan Thomas is a native of Denver, Colorado. He grew up in a family of car afficionados. He now resides in Detroit where he owns a service shop and works part time as a consultant for a local automotive magazine.
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