This time, there were a lot of concept cars, and prototypes at Geneva, but some of them were also shown at the International Motor Show of Frankfurt, Germany, in 2001.
Very interesting, and the first time in Europe, an
engineering company from India:
Dilip Chhabria Design
The Infidel is based on a Toyota MR2.
Also placed in the basement of the show:
Coming from Spain, Mazel
showed the HS21-GTS race-car.
In 2000, they showed the HS21, a concept of a supersportscar.
In 2001, they presented the K8, a luxury Sedan.
Not made for races, but for world
The evolution of the Volkswagen W12 Syncro.
Ital Design showed the
evolution of the world-record car, the Nardò.
It looks quite better, showing this color, isn't it?
Also presented by Volkswagen, the Phaeton.
The premiere of the Skoda
The car is based on the Skoda Superb, that is based on the VW Passat, so the Tudor is something like a PassatCoupé.
It won't be a production model.
showed a polished version of an aluminium A2.
The plastic parts were chromed or replaced by aluminium parts.
Another car of the Volkswagen
Bentley showed this R Continental.
You have to show historic cars, if you don't have a history anymore...
Rolls-Royce was missing at Geneva in 2002...
coming soon as producer of the new Rolls-Royce,
showed the CS1.
It's a convertible concept car, showing design-elements of the coming series 1 car.
We will see...
the all new Maybach.
Well, it was hidden, behind black panes of glass. Super idea!
Instead they showed a model of 1938, a SW38. This car was shown at Geneva before, in 1938...
Also coming from DaimlerChrysler,
but showing a different design.
The Chrysler Crossfire.
An American car, based on a Mercedes, built by Karmann.
Karmann showed again the Transformer.
You were able to have a look at the Jeep Compass.
The Keinath GT/C had its
premiere as convertible at Geneva.
In cooperation with EDAG they showed a car, that hadn't so much in common with the earlier Keinath production car, an evolution of the Opel GT, the German Mini-Corvette.
The Opel Concept M.
Showing similar design elements, like the all new Vectra.
Vectra world premiere, by Opel.
The styling shows elements of the Cadillac CTS, coming also from General Motors.
showing the Cien.
It's a birthday gift from Cadillac to Cadillac, celebrating 100 years of Cadillac.
The Autonomy concept car from General Motors, to futuristic for production.
also a brand of GM,
showing the 93-X.
Very similar, but not identical to the 9-X, presented at Frankfurt 2001.
Also based on a Saab,
the Bertone Novanta.
Not a beauty, but a nice color!
Pininfarina showed again the Ford Start, presented at Frankfurt 2001.
and its ACC2
Simply Volvo, but quite different.
After failing with the first version of a French
sportscar, Venturi will try a restart.
We will see, if the Fetish can be successful...
showed an interesting roadster.
The radiator grill is awful, the color, too.
The rest is a remix of Morgan and Wiessmann, you can't go wrong with that.
showed three concept-cars.
The p.o.d. for the city, a sporty roadster, called FXS, or the UUV, a Urban Utility Vehicle.
Mazda showed also a prototype for the city...
A better looking car, the RX-8, a four-door Coupé, with Wankel-engine.
Even more sporty, the Suzuki GS-X/4.
Less sporty, the Suburu HM-01, a hybrid-car.
Also a hybrid-car, made by Daihatsu.
Coming back, showing more power, a Honda prototype.
The Mitsubishi S.U.P.
The CZ3 Tarmac.
And, known from Frankfurt 2001, the Pajero Evolution.
A concept car from Nissan, called Yanya.
Faster, and better looking, the GT-R.
Ital Design showed the Alfa-Romeo Brera.
Fioravanti showed the 2001 prototype, based on an Alfa Romeo, and a new crossover concept car.
The Pagani got some modifications.
Now showing a 7.3 litre engine, instead of 7.0 litres.
Power is all you need...
From Italy to France:
Citroën showed again the C-Crosser, next to the new C3 and C8.
Peugeot, showing an interesting sportscar, the RC.
The new Espace, coming soon.
Also a Renault, the Talisman, shown at Frankfurt, too.
The Rinspeed Presto, a
Press a button, and you will get a 4-seater, instead of a short 2-seater.
Geneva without Sbarro? Never!
Also made by Sbarro, this BMW X-5 variation.
My personal highlight wasn't shown at the Motor Show,
But the Ital Design Structura was shown some years before, this time it made the journey on the road. I saw it first in the city, the next morning I was able to take some pictures.
The pictures will be shown soon.
After the show, just a short visit to the car-museum, a very dark one...
An impressing concept-car, called Carcerano, made in 2001.
And, as every year, the show was also a location for an auction of interesting collector-cars, like this beautiful Lamborghini Miura.
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