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Mazda 3 MPS at Geneva

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Stand Mazda a Ginevra 2009

Mazda was at the Geneva show with its new Mazda 3 MPS in bright red, proving the confidence of the company, who has defined its future as rosy despite the current economic downturn.

The nifty looking hatchback has a whole 260hp which should certainly give it an edge in this competitive segment. Mazda has also been working on the i-stop with a 2.0 litre turbo diesel engine with SISS (Smart Idel Stop System), for an ecological boost to its range.

The restyled CX-7 was also worth a look, now equipped with a 2.0 litre diesel engine at 173 hp and 400Nm of torque.

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Gumpert Apollo Speed on show

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Ginevra Live 2009: Gumpert Apollo Speed

I’ll be frank and say I find the Gumpert Apollo Speed a highly unattractive vehicle; the enormous wheels and twin colour paint work are hardly an understatement. But then, the Apollo Speed has no need to be modest with its 600, 700 or 800 hp and less than three seconds to reach 100 km/hr.

With these performance figures, and the fact that the hypercar has remained unchanged in its look, the Apollo Speed proves that aesthetics just don’t count.

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Aston Martin at Geneva

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Ginevra 2009: stand Aston Martin

There is something of classic beauty in Aston Martin that turns heads wherever she goes. Here is the Aston Martin stand at Geneva, and coming up are further galleries of the Lagonda Concept and the V12 Vantage.

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Bugatti Veyron Centenaire debuts

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Ginevra Live 2009: Bugatti Veyron Bleu Centenaire

The Bugatti Veyron Bleu Centenaire present at the Geneva show remains unchanged in its performance figures. With the famous 1001 hp and a top speed of 407 km/hr, there was probably no need to go making any changes.

For the debut here though, the interior has been updated with leather “snowbeige” finishings. Exterior modifications include LED lights, Park Distance Control and rear video camera. The price, excluding taxes, is 1,350,000 euros.

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Mini open top: "always open" philosophy at Geneva

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Stand Mini a Ginevra 2009

Leaving aside the dubious show stopper of a Yeti to reinforce the open skies theory, the Mini open top proves itself an attractive vehicle, perfect for summer ramblings in the countryside. The “Always Open” philosophy was accompanied by the Mini “One” with 55kW of power, and the Clubman One.

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Nissan Qazana concept

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Salone di Ginevra 2009: Nissan Qazana Concept

Here we give you a full range of pics of the Nissan Qazana Concept presented at the Geneva show. The concept is not lacking in originality, although it might have a hard road gaining acceptance. This crossover is the next step on the road of the Qashqai, and provides an unusual raised platform designed in Europe. The compact form and SUV-style combination means Nissan could be developing a practical city car, but with an SUV market.

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Lancia Delta shines at Geneva show

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Ginevra Live 2008: le novità Lancia

The new Delta 1.8 litre DI Turbojet with its 200hp has had all the attention at the Geneva Lancia stand, stealing the show from its sister vehicles. Other news is limited, apart from the new EcoChic LPG range soon to be seen on the Ypsilon and Musa.

The Delta’s new engine can be found on the Executive and Hardblack versions, although the latter will not go into production, having been developed in partnership with the new ‘Angels and Demons’ film (in which the Musa and Ypsilon will also appear). The 1.8 litre turbocompressor has 320Nm and produces a top speed of 230 km/hr, reaching 100 km/hr in 7.4 seconds. It has a six speed manual transmission with steering wheel paddles.

The Ypsilon Versus, on the other hand, has been developed in collaboration with Versace and will be produced in a limited series of 1000 units, with 1.2 and 1.4 litre petrol engines. An extra motor option available is the 1.3 litre Multijet at 75 or 90hp. The EcoChic versions will have an LPG, 1.4 litre motor with 77hp, which is expected to be successful in a market looking for alternative fuels and ecologically-friendly vehicles.

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Pagani Zonda R and Zonda Cinque shots from Geneva

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There’s nothing like an affable manager to really give you a tour of a supercar, and in the case of Pagani at the Geneva show, we got lucky again with the warm nature of Horacio. We got to have a look under the bonnet of the Zonda R and Zonda Cinque, which he opened for us.

On seeing the engine, it doesn’t take much to imagine the emotion that the six litre, V12 Mercedes-AMG motor can give. It’s capable of 750hp and 710Nm (with 150hp actually culled to ensure durability and trustworthy performance driving). The Pagani supercar reaches 100 km/hr in just 2.7 seconds, weighs 1070 kg and has a top speed of 350 km/hr. All this for a whopping 1,460,000 euros. But if we had the money…

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MiTo GTA Concept unveiled

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Alfa Romeo MiTo GTA Concept - salone di Ginevra

The MiTo GTA Concept might not look much like a Gran Turismo Alleggerito, but the substance is certainly there. The MiTo GTA Concept has 240hp, helped by its extensive carbon fibre material.

Still no news on an eventual commercial model, in which case we have to stick with the “concept” tag for now. But we must say that the MiTo GTA was almost overshadowed by the elegance of the Giulia, and it was a breath of fresh air to see a vintage car at the Geneva show.

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Porsche 911 GT3 and Cayenne Diesel at Geneva show

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Porsche Ginevra 2009

With no official conference at the Geneva show, Porsche presented its 911 GT3 with its new 3.8 litre, 435hp engine. Sales for this model start in May, but the Porsche Active Drivetrain Mount system will be available only from autumn.

No sign was seen of the Porsche Cayenne Hybrid announced by Porsche America, although the Cayenne Diesel was on full display with a V6, 3 three litre engine at 240 hp from Volkswagen Audi. The whole range was present including the Boxster restyling, Cayman restyling and 997 restyling.

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