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Marchionne talks Apple, and we recap Geneva | Autoblog Minute

Weekly Recap for 3.4.16

Porsche 911 R debuts to purists' delight, Marchionne comments on his desire for an FCA Apple partnership, and we highlight our favorite vehicles from the 2016 Geneva Motor Show. Senior Editor Greg Migliore reports on this edition of Autoblog Minute Weekly Recap.
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[00:00:00] Sergio Marchionne is talking a partnership with Apple. Porsche reveals the 911 R. And, we jump right in to our favorites from the Geneva Motor Show. Let's get going.

Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne is an Apple guy, you might not know that, and this week at the Geneva Motor Show he mentioned that he would like his company to be among the candidates that could make the Apple Car. Obviously Apple would have something to say about this. Industry analysts expect that

[00:00:30] Apple would logically need some sort of partnership with an established automaker. However, the field is wide open. They could be looking at anybody, or nobody. This is the ultimate stay tuned.

Porsche 911 R is the 911 for purists. Porsche is going back to its roots. Light, powerful, and fun to drive. Now enthusiasts you gotta listen up, this is the 911 you've been waiting for. We're talking a 500- horsepower flat-6 naturally aspirated engine

[00:01:00] that's hooked up to a 6-speed manual. The curb weight is just over 3,000 lbs. Now if you want one you need to act now because they're doing a limited run of just 991 units.

So we just wrapped up press days at the Geneva Motor Show. As usual the Swiss spectacular did not disappoint. So here are some of our picks, we call them our Editors' Choice Awards. No. 5 was the Koenigsegg Regera - this is a 1,500-hp hybrid supercar. No. 4 was the Chevy Corvette Grand Sport.

[00:01:30] No. 3 was the Bugatti Chiron – another 1,500-hp supercar from France. No. 2 was the Touring Superleggera Disco Volante Spyder. Now this isn't for everyone but it really brings back some of that great styling from the 60s. No. 1, drum roll please, the Aston Martin DB11. Best in Show. The successor to the DB9 packs a 5.2-L twin turbo V12. This vehicle symbolizes

[00:02:00] Aston's renewed strength and its independence.

Those are the highlights from the week that was. Be sure to tune in this Saturday for my entire recap where I'll have some extra insight into what really happened at the Geneva Motor Show. For Autoblog I'm Greg Migliore.

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