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    Infographic colorizes the Geneva Motor Show
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    Nobody packs it in like the Geneva Motor Show. Every spring, the exposition boasts more debuts than we could count on all the fingers on all our hands combined. It's a mind-boggling venture to cover it all, but with this year's show now behind us, it's time to look back on all there was. And for ...

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    Geneva: Lola LMP2 racer sure looks like a Lotus
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    Lotus, we're sorry to say, promised a lot but delivered very little this year in Geneva. But that doesn't mean its show stand was without its eye candy. Feast your eyes on this new LMP2 racer. Developed by Lola, powered by BMW and set to be fielded by the Kodewa team in the upcoming inaugural ...

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    Geneva: Lumma Design offers a new take on the Porsche 911 with the CLR 9 S
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    Many of the tuners here at the Geneva Motor Show have little to no restraint when it comes to styling, which is why we appreciate subtlety when we see it. Lumma Design, hailing from Winterlingen, Germany, offers an example of such restraint with its CLR 9 S based on the new 991 Porsche 911. The ...

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    Geneva: 2012 Volkswagen Polo Blue GT mixes fun and frugality
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    Volkswagen already offers quite a bit of fun in the small hatchback segment with the 177-horsepower, 40-mpg Polo GTI, but for those wanting even better fuel economy without sacrificing any fun, VW has announced the Polo Blue GT. Fitted with the new 1.4-liter TSI inline-four, the Blue GT is ...

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    Geneva: 2012 Ford B-Max spreads its little wings over Europe
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    Between the Fiesta ST, Tourneo van concept and the new Kuga (that's Escape to us Yanks), Ford had plenty to showcase this year at the Geneva Motor Show. But one of the most pivotal – for its European operations, anyway – is the B-Max. A mini-minivan based on the Fiesta platform, the ...

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    Geneva: IED Torino students fail to impress with Cisitalia 202 E concept
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    Obscure as it may have been (and remains still) to most motorheads on the western shores of the Atlantic, the original Cisitalia 202 was (and endures as) an icon in automotive design. It was fluid, harmonious, and looked as though it were carved by wind from a single bar of soap. The modern ...

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    Geneva: Gumpert gears up for the race with Apollo R and Enraged
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    It doesn't get much more hard-core than the Gumpert Apollo. The German supercar is about as close as it gets to a race car for the road. But an outfit like Gumpert isn't about to sit around and let its product speak for itself. You can count on it taking the extreme to an even further extreme, ...

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    Official: Bentley previews luxury performance SUV with EXP 9 F concept
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    There once was a time, not so long ago, that if you wanted a luxury SUV, your options basically came down to a Range Rover. The Bentley of off-road vehicles, they called it. But those days are behind us, as nearly every luxury automaker is making a sport-ute of its own. And soon, so will ...

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    Report: Bentley to unveil plug-in hybrid SUV concept in Geneva
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    The legendary Ettore Bugatti once famously (and derisively) referred to Bentley cars as "the world's fastest lorries" – the British term for heavy trucks. Fast-forward a few decades and Ettore's proclamation is edging toward the truth, as the British brand is rumored to be launching its ...

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    Official: Volkswagen drops top on production Golf GTI Cabriolet ahead of Geneva debut
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    Who says you can't have the best of both worlds? Certainly not Volkswagen, which has just dropped the top on its new Golf GTI Cabriolet in advance of its debut at the rapidly approaching Geneva Motor Show. Previewed in concept form (alongside an even sportier Golf R Cabrio concept) at the ...

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    Official: Jaguar reveals XF Sportbrake ahead of Geneva debut
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    If you're of the opinion that the world needs fewer bloated crossovers and SUVs and more station wagons, first of all, you're in good company. Wagons can offer all the cargo capacity and most of the versatility of their taller siblings, only without the wobbly handling and excess weight. ...

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    Official: Melkus lacquers up RS2000 Black Edition for Geneva debut
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    What's the difference between black and piano black? Lacquer, and lots of it. Whether they're making an actual piano or trimming out a car to the same effect, craftsman will typically apply six layers of clearcoat to give the wood that deep, lustrous shine (compared to the three layers featured ...

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    Official: 2013 Mini Countryman John Cooper Works most powerful yet
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    With a model like the Countryman in its lineup, Mini may not be so mini anymore. At least not in an absolute sense. But since BMW has remade the brand in its own image, Minis have become mini BMWs. That's certainly the case with John Cooper Works – the brand's the performance label – ...

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    Teased: Magna Steyr previews shape-shifting MILA Coupic concept for Geneva
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    Magna Steyr may not be a name most consumers would recognize, but it is one of the biggest players in the auto industry. As a contract manufacturer, it has produced some 2.5 million vehicles across 21 different models, including the Mercedes-Benz G-Class, Aston Martin Rapide and Mini Countryman, ...

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    Geneva: TechArt previews new Porsche 911 upgrades ahead of Geneva
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    With the introduction of the new 991-series Porsche 911, a multitude of tuners have been hard at work over the last several months tweaking and customizing the latest iteration of Stuttgart's legendary rear-engined sports car. One of those tuners, TechArt, first previewed their take on the new ...

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    Official: Volvo drops the full skinny on new V40
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    Few vehicles have received the kind of gradual, bit by bit roll-out that – intentionally or otherwise – the new Volvo V40 has. The Swedish premium hatchback has been the subject of teasers, spy shots and leaks aplenty – including two video clips and a batch of sixteen images ...

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    Spy Shots: Kimi Raikkonen to unveil special edition Lotus Evora in Geneva
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    What good is it having an F1 team to your name if you can't leverage it into a special edition sportscar and have the world champion you just signed unveil it in front of the gathered masses? That's what Lotus seems to be thinking as the British automaker is reportedly preparing to unveil a ...

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    Teased: Gumpert shows second Geneva teaser, will debut two new Apollo models
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    The Geneva Motor Show sets itself apart from the other international auto shows with a gathering of Europe's smaller boutique manufacturers and tuners. One of those is Gumpert, the German builder of supercars that have impressive performance and a polarizing appearance. Gumpert has had a strong ...

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    Report: Artega to unveil new roadster in Geneva
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    The Artega GT has no lack of fans in the ranks of the Autoblog editorial staff. With a shape that shows the likes of the Lotus Evora and Porsche Cayman how things ought to be done and a 3.6-liter V6 with 300 horsepower, the Artega never fails to attract our glances when we see it on the European ...

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    IED Torino students revisit Cisitalia 202 with Geneva-bound concept
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    Back in the mid-40s, Pininfarina designed a car for Cisitalia called (simply enough) the 202. The auto marque has long since died, but the 202 lives on as a hallmark of harmonious design. Now the students at the IED in Turin are paying homage with a new design study slated for unveiling at the ...

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