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    Latest news and the Geneva Motorshow round-up ...

    This week AMG introduced the company's latest high performance engine with the Mercedes-Benz S 63 AMG Showcar, which surprisingly did not appear in Geneva. Liveried like the legendary AMG racing car that won its class during the 1971 Spa 24 Hours race, it provides a preview of the upcoming production model. Under the bonnet it sports a smaller but turbocharged version of the much acclaimed quad-cam AMG V8 engine. Displacing just under 5.5 litre, it produces a hefty 571 bhp when fitted with the AMG Performance package. Another car that could just as well been shown at Geneva is this Citroen GQ Concept. It was developed exclusively for the Gentleman Quarterly Magazine.
    Corvette will mark the company's 50th anniversary at Le Mans with the limited edition Z06 Carbon. This lightweight version combines the standard Z06 drivetrain with the suspension and brakes of the ZR1, which must give it superb handling characteristics. Only 500 will be built.
    Although tucked away in a corner, the RUF RGT-8 was one of our favourite cars in Geneva. While it still uses a Porsche sourced body, it is powered by a bespoke V8 engine. The racing inspired unit features dry-sump lubrication and produces 550 bhp. RUF intends to start RGT-8 production in 2011. Another absolute highlight was the Lotus Evora 414E Hybrid. The car's advanced hybrid drivetrain looks like one of the most efficient options yet developed despite producing in excess of 400 bhp.
    The German tuner companies were also well represented at the Swiss show. Brabus launched the E V12 Coupe and Techart had a first go at the Panamera with the Concept One.
    In our Geneva article we were a little dismissive of the latest Hispano Suiza. A closer look revealed that the makers are very serious about producing the new Gallardo based coupe. In Hispano Suiza trim, the V10 engine produces 750 bhp. At the moment the car has not received a name. We were told that will be revealed within a few weeks.

    Enjoy the links:

    2010 Brabus E V12 Coupe - Images, Specifications and Information

    2010 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Carbon - Images, Specifications and Information

    2010 Citroën GQ Concept - Images, Specifications and Information

    2010 Hispano Suiza V10 Coupe - Images, Specifications and Information

    2010 Lotus Evora 414E Hybrid - Images, Specifications and Information

    2010 Mercedes-Benz S 63 AMG Showcar - Images, Specifications and Information

    2011 RUF RGT-8 - Images, Specifications and Information

    2010 Techart Concept One - Images, Specifications and Information
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    BTW, the E V12's engine is made of hope and dreams or something? It only weighs 9 kilos....
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    Quote Originally Posted by RacingManiac View Post
    BTW, the E V12's engine is made of hope and dreams or something? It only weighs 9 kilos....
    Added the compression to the wrong field. Thanks for the head's up.
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    "Hispano Suiza" revival - not so fast!

    La Hispano Suiza Fábrica de Automóviles SA, press release March 12, 2010

    La Hispano Suiza Fábrica de Automóviles SA in Spain and SAFRAN SA in France have been made aware of the so called “relaunch” of their legendary brand “Hispano-Suiza” at the 2010 Geneva Motor Show. Delmar 04, a Spanish company without any affiliation with La Hispano Suiza Fábrica de Automóviles SA and SAFRAN, opened a booth under the brand name “Hispano Suiza” at the Geneva Motor Show promoting a new car alleging it to be the revival of the historic and well-known Hispano-Suiza car.

    Neither La Hispano Suiza Fábrica de Automóviles SA nor SAFRAN SA as sole holders of the rights to the historic name and brand of “Hispano-Suiza” have participated to this project or given their authorization to use the name and brand “Hispano-Suiza”.

    The vehicle presented under the name “Hispano Suiza” has no connection whatsoever with the aforementioned companies, rightful holders of the "Hispano-Suiza" brand, and the historic “Hispano-Suiza” cars.

    La Hispano Suiza Fábrica de Automóviles SA regrets the deceptive use and statements made related to its famous name by unauthorized third parties taking advantage of La Hispano Suiza Fábrica de Automóviles SA’s brand name and reputation. La Hispano Suiza Fábrica de Automóviles SA and Safran SA are determined to take appropriate legal actions against such unlawful conduct that infringes their rights and constitutes a practice of unfair competition misleading the public’s and consumer’s opinion intentionally.
    March 12, 2010 OFFICIAL PRESS

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ferrer View Post
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