The Geneva Motor Show, which gets underway one month from today, already promises plenty of exciting debuts. From new convertibles to new entries from existing automakers, this should be a show to remember!
What I love about the Geneva show is that anything is possible. It’s a place to dream of what could be and question what is. It’s a place to challenge pre-conceived notions, introduce new ideas and boldly declare oneself as an imposing new competitor.
Of course, some of the attempts fall flat, while others could potentially change the course of an industry.
Here’s a quick peek into just a little of what will come to Geneva this year.
Our friends at Autoblog posted a story about Spyker preparing to bring a new model to fight the Porsche 911. While there’s not much to go on, it’s expected the Swedish supercar maker will introduce a model below its C8 Aileron to take on the legendary 911. Could Spyker possibly make inroads against Porsche? Not likely, but another entry in the segment, especially something with Spyker design, would certainly be welcome! This comment on Autoblog’s story made me laugh:
This is going to hurt Porsche like a fly hitting a 911’s windshield at 100mph+
Well said, sir.
Also exciting are Toyota’s plans to introduce a topless GT86, which of course would translate to our market as a convertible Scion FR-S. That would give the Mazda MX-5 Miata something to worry about! It’s expected the convertible version will share the same 2.0-liter, 200-hp powertrain as the coupe. While it’s not a thrilling drive, it is certainly good enough to warrant serious consideration.
In other convertible news, the media-hogging C7 Corvette Stingray will debut as a soft-top convertible as well. We expect it’ll be nothing short of spectacular.
I’m most excited to see what Spyker introduces in Geneva. Think it can produce a car to genuinely compete with the Porsche 911?