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    Geneva preview with news from Peugeot, Maserati, Touring and others ...

    In two weeks time, Geneva will once again be the focal point of the automotive industry. All exhibitors try their very best to impress the visitors of what is the most prestigious show of its type. This year promises to be very interesting and we will, of course, report from the show floor but for now we can only look ahead with the latest news.
    Peugeot will concentrate on the launch of the new 208, which is celebrated with two distinct concept cars. The most interesting is the XY Concept.
    Maserati uses the Geneva show to launch a face-lifted GranTurismo Sport. In addition to the visual changes to the exterior and interior, the new GranTurismo features a more powerful version of the familiar V8 engine, which now produces 460 hp. Sharing the same engine is the Alfa Romeo Disco Volante Concept that will be shown by coachbuilder Touring. Based on the 8C Competizione, this show car is a modern interpretation of the original Disco Volante built by Alfa Romeo and Touring in the early 1950s.
    MINI will show the Clubman derived Clubvan Concept, while Honda will debut the new NSX Concept in Europe.
    Swiss designer Frank Rinderknecht rarely fails to impress in Geneva and now he will bring the Smart based Dock+Go Concept. This innovative machine is powered by an electric motor and can be expanded with a 'energy pack' that bolts on the rear of the car. Packed with batteries, this serves as a range extender and also provides additional luggage space.

    Enjoy the links:

    2012 Alfa Romeo Disco Volante Concept - Images, Specifications and Information

    2012 Honda NSX Concept - Images, Specifications and Information

    2012 Maserati GranTurismo Sport - Images, Specifications and Information

    2012 MINI Clubvan Concept - Images, Specifications and Information

    2012 Peugeot 208 GTi Concept - Images, Specifications and Information

    2012 Peugeot 208 XY Concept - Images, Specifications and Information

    2012 Rinspeed Dock+Go Concept - Images, Specifications and Information

    2013 Tesla Model X - Images, Specifications and Information
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    I hate it when car makers do what Alfa did, are they building the concept or just showing off their CGI capabilities? It's not even a stinkin car

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    I want that 208 GTI SOO bad!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cobrafan427 View Post
    I hate it when car makers do what Alfa did, are they building the concept or just showing off their CGI capabilities? It's not even a stinkin car
    The real car should be in Geneva.
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    And they'd better do it right. It's not the car you can easily play with.

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    I like the Maserat and the Peugeot, Peugeot are starting to look better than they did.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wouter Melissen View Post
    The real car should be in Geneva.
    will it have wheels or will it be suspended somehow on a platform and made to look like it's flying?

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    ^^^ Maybe both.
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    So Mini created a panelvan version of the clubman?
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