Going on at the moment is the 79th annual Geneva Motor Show. Here are some of the cars that have stood out to me:
Aston Martin Lagonda concept
Aston have revived the Lagonda brand, one of the oldest names in luxury car manufacturing. The Lagonda concept is a striking four door luxury car that Aston hopes will increase their global appeal, helping the brand expand into over 100 global markets. Although the Lagonda looks remarkably like a 4×4, there is a sprinkle of Aston magic with familiar styling cues and a meaty V12 engine up front.
Spyker C8 Aileron
The Spyker C8 Aileron is the latest variant of the C8, Spyker have called it their second-generation of cars. The Dutch Supercar uses the same Audi V8 as before, laying down an impressive 400 hp and is now available with automatic transmission. As you can see below the car looks great and has a very unique interior. The Aileron has kept Spyker’s signature aviation design theme. As a representation of the second generation of cars, the propeller motif has been replaced with turbines as they were the second-generation of aircraft propulsion.
Citroën DS Inside concept
Now for something that is a bit more affordable, Citroën are also reviving a brand with the new DS Inside concept. The DS name was first used for the iconic stylish premium car in the mid-fifties. The DS model is part of a major rebranding for Citroën, that includes the changing of the corporate logo, the range of the cars, the website and even the showrooms. When the DS Inside is released later in the year, it will be called the DS3 and will be joined by the larger DS4 and DS5.
The new influx site has also covered many of these cars and more, including the green supercars like the Koenigsegg Quant and Frazer-Nash Namir (another brand revival!) as well as the Aston Martin One-77. The One-77 is definitely worth checking out, it has been described by Aston Martin as a ‘technical showcase’ and has 700 hp, carbonfibre chassis and a handcrafted aluminum body. It also has the small pricetag of 1.2 million pounds!