Oh man, that’s some nice vent placement all around. And that active spoiler is a nice detail.
18:00. At the Žnoprešk stand everything is ready for the presentation.
The two covered cars lays in the middle of the stage. The presenter take the microphone and walk towards the small 3 box car hidden under one of the heavy white cloth.
“This evening we are going to present you…” he grabs the cloth “this.”
The crowd laugh, but the presenter face don’t show any expression. He stare at the crowd. Some cough rise in reply.
He moves to the second car, keeping eye contact with the people that stares back.
He grabs the cloth “Not only. We are also going to present you…” the cloth fall down “this.”
The crowd feel a mix of embarassment and curiosity.
“I know. You already know this car. But tonight we are going to present you this two cars, as they would have been designed, if that 70’s and 80’s Znopresk car manufactorer leaped in time to 2018.”
He gives his back to the crowd, and the two huge znopresk logo on the back of the stage tear apart. From behind the ripped cloth, the Zest TS 2018 and the Zenit 2018 move in and park close the their ancestors.
The presenter point to the Champagne Metallic sedans while the photosflashes flood the stand “The new Zenit” he points toward the Melon Yellow hatchbacks “And the new Zest! See you tomorrow.”
The presenter diasppear, the light fade out and softer lights bounce back. The people is free to take a look to the old and new cars on the stage, but only tomorrow Žnoprešk will unveil the details about the trim.
Bonham at the Geneva International Motor Show 2018
March 5th, eve of the show, Geneva, Switzerland
For the 2018 GIMS, Bonham has decided to run a press event on the night before the press days.
At precisely 10 past 10 pm, all lights were turned off and smoke started to be pumped to fill the set.
Meanwhile, the speakers were blasting a song.
Oh, yes, it was time for Kashmir.
With the song still playing, the purple lights were turned on and amidst the smoke, a big silhouette rolled into the stage.
As soon as the song ended, the smoke was cleared and the lights were turned on properly. In the middle of the stage, the 5m long behemoth stood. Next to it was 6’3" tall Arthur McKenzie, Bonham’s CEO.
Even next to him, the car was instantly recognizable as a limo, low, wide and long. 5.2m long in fact, with over 3 metres between the wheels.
“I could sit here all night describing the tecnhical prowess of this car, instead, I’ll let the styling do the talking” said Arthur.
And with a single fluid movement, the cover was removed.
Bonham Kashmir 6.0 V12 in Tyrian Black
Detailed information will be available on the Bonham stand and webpage as soon as the show starts.
Bonham Kashmir 6.0 V12 in British Racing Green
I love the new Znopresk design language!
Zenshi at the 2018 Geneva International Motor Show
Zenshi arrives at the motor show with their current lineup of cars, ranging from the tiny Tessitura to the large Pike, and setting the centre of attention in their section of the show with two essential models to the brand.
2018 GTS-30T Type M Shown in Force Blue
While the Grandea hasn’t changed significantly from last year, the biggest change for it is a newer version of the LZ3-ACE GMTE engine that now has VVL technology implemented within it, allowing for more power to be added, while displaying efficient power delivery.
Also new for this year is the inclusion of a turbocharged I4 model, the 320 HP 2.5L QS25GDAT, as the new base engine of the Grandea. Like the 3.0L models, the GTS-25T comes in two versions: the comfort-oriented Type-M, and the sports-oriented Type-S.
The iconic 2+2 premium sports coupe will come standard with a multitude of features, such as power tilt/telescopic steering and front bucket seats, remote engine start, 8.5 in touchscreen, dual climate control, and power folding side mirrors. Options include Nakamichi premium audio (standard on the GTS-30T Type M), leather upholstery (standard on GTS-25T Type M and both 3.0L models), and SM-AWS. All models will come with a choice between a 6-Speed Manual or a 6-Speed AvanTec.
2018 4.8M shown in Rosen Red Metallic
Like the Grandea, the Axia carries itself over from last year, but with some improvement both inside and out.
The 2018 Axia is given a touched up front bumper revision that gives a more sophisticated appearance, yet still accentuates the athleticism the full-size sedan possesses. Standard equipment on the Axia is the same from last year, which included a power dual panoramic sunroof, dynamic active suspension, active noise control, and a 360-degree camera.
For the 2018 model year, the overall trims have been simplified to a few versions: 3.0M and 4.8M, and a 3rd version which is still currently being tested, and utilizes a similar powerplant to what was used over 12 years ago.
A mysterious car has been filmed at a nearby airport.
Just a day later, Dimension Motors , which is founded 4 years ago, admitted that this car and the Gerala(Recently introduced by the media) are their creations. And this mysterious car’s name is …Xerinna.
Dimension Motors makes their first step at the supercar market. After 3 years of development, Xerinna is finally completed.
This beast is powered by a 3.0L Twin Turbo V6.Producing 485HP and about 600Nm.
Despite it is kind of underpowered as a supercar, it’s performance is definitely a supercar. Xerinna weights only 1260kg thanks to the carbon fiber chassis.(1203kg for the RWD version, which is planned to announce at 2019) Xerinna is also using the custom version of Gerala’s AWD system and better infotainment, to provide even greater driving experience. Dimension Motors also did a great job on the fuel economy–35mpg(US)! You rarely see such economy in the supercar category. Overall, It is clear that Xerinna is definitely a great balanced super. As a newcomer of the car industry, Dimension Motors is doing very well!
3.0L TC V6 (Codename: CAMELLIA)
Layout:Mid-engine ,all-wheel drive
0-100km/h:Less than 3secs
Hmm… There’s already another company with the same name as yours if I’m not mistaken. But apart from that issue, this is a compelling junior supercar, not a full-fledged one.
Press Day 1
The 2018 Geneva International Motorshow is finally underway at last, and we’ve seen a whole slew of official releases on this first of the press days. I’ve even had a chance to do some test-drives too. Without further ado…
Time for a few test drives then. First up…
That’s all for day one. We’ll conclude press coverage tomorrow. For now, it’s time to find an afterparty and a hotel room for a one night stand, cause my god am I going to need one to clear my mind after some of the stuff I’ve seen today.
- Gavin Anderson
Splendid Auto Monthly - A Motoring Man's Meanderings (Gavin Anderson's Blog)
Montes Roadster: time to enjoy the wind again!
10 years after launching the last generation of the Roadster, today we present the new-gen Roadster. And it comes with a lot of new features!
C O N C E P T
For the development, we have focused on two basic pillars: enjoyment at the wheel, and design.
To ensure the maximum enjoyment of the driver, we have taken into account the following factors: weight distribution, position and driving position, detachable assistance elements, and precise and direct touch of the control elements (steering, pedals …), and simplified infortaintment system. Reduced to the essential.
Another new feature is the option to switch off the electric power steering, if you want a more sporty and old-school feeling.
P O W E R T R A I N
The 2018 Roadster it comes witt three engines: a naturally aspirated 2.0L 160hp engine, the turbo 2.0L 230hp (used on the Urban GT Turbo), and a 3.5 V6 (a detuned version from the MRP RX35VG) with 336hp.
The only available transmission, is a 6-speed manual gearbox, coupled to a geared LSD. Later, a six-speed double clutch box will also be offered.
B O D Y & C H A S S I S
The new chassis, monocoque type, is built in lightweight AHS steel, and has 50% more torsional rigidity than the previous generation, but with less weight.
As for the body, has a retro design, which collects features and characteristics of sports cars of the 60s. A large front grille and details such as mirrors (extra), as well as the rear and side grille, in chrome. Combined with contemporary details, such as the lean and thin headlights, Matrix full LED technology (and laser in option for the high beam), LED tail lights, slim design, and aerodynamic handles, with chrome finish.
P R I C E
The 2018 Roadster is available from:
-2000 160: 27.122€
-2000 Turbo 230: 29.023€
-3500 340: 36.192€
R I M S
Responding to the comments about the rims seen in the photos of the teaser, are some optional rims (+ 1200 €), created by Borrani, exclusively for this model.
So, calm down. We also have more alloy wheels available.
THANKS FOR YOUR ATTENTION!
More photos, soon
And, @DeusExMackia, we have an Assetto Corsa car model, if you wish to drive the car!
(Remind me to never do 4 cars at once again…)
If you;re gonna offer him a test drive, at least get the name right!
Who’s that Robinson?
I revised again the car price. Now is cheaper.
And, BTW, is a v8, not a v6.