A New frontier? Aston Martin’s DBX

Every so often, a concept car symbolises the crossing of an invisible line. Here’s one of them.

Aston Martin CEO Andy Palmer next to the DBX concept-Geneva 2015 - image via motorauthority
You’d imagine they’d have found a jacket to fit him… Aston Martin CEO Andy Palmer announces the DBX concept-Geneva 2015 – image via motorauthority

The Aston Martin DBX represents the best clue yet to the Gaydon-based marque’s future intentions. Aston Martin’s new CEO, Andy Palmer has stated a version of this car will be produced, telling the Telegraph last week; “The DBX is not an SUV, it’s an expression of a GT sports car; a DB crossing over into that usable space… it will be a five-door vehicle, and it won’t grow much bigger than the DBX.”  Continue reading “A New frontier? Aston Martin’s DBX”

2015 Geneva Motor Show – The Top Six Yellow Cars

At DTW we pride ourselves on our rigorous analysis and our capacity to separate the news from the hype. 

2015 BMW M4 in pale yellow-gold. It´s almost pearlescent and, frankly, a bit aftermarket. If you are going to do yellow, don´t get cold feet at the last moment.
2015 BMW M4 in pale yellow-gold. It’s almost pearlescent and, frankly, a bit aftermarket. If you are going to do yellow, don’t get cold feet at the last moment.

Having looked at literally hundreds of thumbnail-sized photos I have been able to sort out the top six yellowest cars from all the other cars that weren’t yellow. I had to be careful though as one yellow car that came up in the search was from 2014. I didn’t include that. By the way, one of these cars, the Mila Plus, is the work of Magna, the Austrian Tier 1 supplier. Continue reading “2015 Geneva Motor Show – The Top Six Yellow Cars”

Geneva Motor Show Scrapings – 2016* Qoros 3 Estate

[* think it’s for 2016.] I have reported previously on the Qoros 3 car, a Chinese market mid-sizer developed with the help of European suppliers. Here is the SUV of the 3 (note: it’s not the photo just below).

Shown at the 2015 Geneva motor show, the Qoros 3 estate. Photo: Motorward.com
Not shown at the 2015 Geneva motor show, the Qoros 3 estate. Photo: Motorward.com

While hunting around for information on this I found out the estate version of the 3 existed but without careful clicking and many mouse-miles I can’t quite determine if they showed this at Geneva or not so I will assume they didn’t.  Continue reading “Geneva Motor Show Scrapings – 2016* Qoros 3 Estate”

Geneva Motor Show Update – A follow up on Zenvo

On Feb 23rd we discussed the enigmatic Danish supercar maker, Zenvo.

2015 Zenvo : image from Automotive News.com. I have to applaud the choice of colour.

2015 Zenvo : image from Automotive News.com. I have to applaud the choice of colour.Automotive News has followed our lead though, to be fair, have produced a lot more copy than I managed. I like think that in a small way we had a little scoop nonetheless.

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Geneva 2015 Motor Show Update: a Danish supercar

The Danish designed and built Zenvo has a 6.8 litre, hand-built V-8, a 69 litre fuel tank and weighs 1688 kilos. They are exhibiting at stand 2040. 

2015 Zenvo ST1: at the Geneva Motor show this year.
2015 Zenvo ST1: at the Geneva Motor show this year.

Right at the end of the list is a Danish firm, Zenvo. I had read a little about this in the Danish press and it was a surprise to see a real car manufacturer among the less recognisably automotive names. Continue reading “Geneva 2015 Motor Show Update: a Danish supercar”

More 2015 Geneva Car Show Highlights: Lemon Scented Swiss Washer Fluid

DTW is pleased to present some more information of the exhibitors at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show.

2015 EDAG Light Cocoon conceot car.
2015 EDAG Light Cocoon concept car.

What are Amstutz Produkte showing? Who are “Behind the Wheel”? And at what stand can Borgward be found? Christ Wash Systems seems fairly self-evident so I won’t spend too much time on them. Read on to find out more. Continue reading “More 2015 Geneva Car Show Highlights: Lemon Scented Swiss Washer Fluid”

Geneva Motor Show 2015 : Lancia Have a Stand Shock

The last press release for Lancia was December 2014. There is no news of what Lancia is showing at Geneva this year at stand 5139.

2014 Lancia Ypsilon
2014 Lancia Ypsilon

But the fact they are listed among the exhibitors means that Lancia is still not quite dead. Qoros Automotive are also attending, by the way as are SKB Krattinger. They make equipment for garages. Continue reading “Geneva Motor Show 2015 : Lancia Have a Stand Shock”

Kimona Over To My Place, Drive Here In Your Rolls

This year Rolls Royce is showcasing the things it is willing to do to its cars for its wealthier customers. A one-off car, the Serenity, will be shown at Geneva this year to this end.

2015 Rolls Royce Serenity interior concept drawing. Thanks to RRMC for the image.
2015 Rolls Royce Serenity interior concept drawing. Thanks to RRMC for the image.

The aqua leather and wooden accents work very well indeed. It might even be that the silk used extensively is fetching. I remain unconvinced by the Kimona-esque detailing in the roof that looks like a strange blood spatter rather than a delicate tree in blossom.

You can read Rolls Royce’s more generous description here:

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