As the car show season rolls on automotive journalists from around the world descend on the Swiss city of Geneva. Not as popular as they once were with car makers, who are finding new ways to promote their wares, Geneva nevertheless bucks the trend, filling the motoring press with the very latest mainstream motors. So instead, here at eCars247, we thought we would take a look at the more interesting vehicles that remind us why we love our cars:
The Morgan Plus Six
The Plus Six represents a first for Morgan as, for the first time, the company has utilised a turbocharged engine. Specifically, it’s the BMW 2019 B58 TwinPower Turbo inline 6-cylinder engine, a latest generation BMW power-train. Morgan has worked alongside BMW to fine-tune the performance capabilities of the Plus Six. This fabulous new sports car takes the traditional best from this legendary British brand and combines it with modern techniques and a cleaner, more fuel-efficient engine. A delight.
The Volkswagen ID BUGGY
With the ID. BUGGY, the Volkswagen brand presents a taste of fun from surfing summer’s past and brings it up to date as an electric vehicle. The purist design of this concept car is a modern interpretation of the popular US dune buggy of the sixties and seventies, some still on the road today. A brilliant idea to be sure but, unlike its predecessor, best not drive it in the surf. Let’s hope that this concept becomes a reality and that Volkswagen remember to install a cassette player for our Beach Boy’s tapes.
Fiat Concept Centoventi
A real oddity this one as it suggests that the Centoventi is effectively a social media device for the road. Inevitably electric and with, they say, a range of up to 310 miles, this car is intended to be the ultimate in customisation. Should it come to fruition, the funky little motor will be produced in just one colour, which customers will be able to personalise using the "4U" program, with a choice of four roofs, four bumpers, four wheel covers and four external wrappings. What will the used car market look like in twenty years?
This has to be one the most beautiful concepts shown at Geneva this year retaining as it does hints of the gorgeous 504 of old within its ultra modern design. It is stunning and, of course, it is electric. Unusually for a concept car the French company have taken the rather forward step of advertising on TV. This suggests that the rumour that it will be put into production after 2020 has some merit. Peugeot state that this car will feature autonomous modes but will also feature four driving modes within the futuristic dashboard for people not yet ready to let go of the wheel, plus all the very latest in connectivity.
Aston Martin Vanquish Vision Concept
Evidence, if evidence were needed, that Aston Martin are determined to rival the supercar crowd is seen here in this glorious Vanquish Vision. It’s a mid-engined sports cat for which the advanced design study provides further evidence of the British brand’s intent to compete in one of the most hotly contested market sectors in the automotive world and take on the Italians once and for all. While being very much at home on the road, it will still be equally capable chasing lap times on a race track. It will feature a V6 engine that may also be a hybrid. The future of sports cars although the price might make most of us hyperventilate. Still, if you’ve got it, flaunt it eh?
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