The cars that will wow you this year
The cars that will wow you this year, Geneva Motor Show: Pulling back the curtain on the cars that will wow the crowds, As preparations get underway for the 2012 Geneva Motor Show we take a look at some of the best cars. As preparations get underway for the 2012 Geneva Motor Show, we take a look at some of the cars and concepts that will draw the crowds.
From the superfast Ferrari to the quirky Rinspeed there are sure to be vehicles that cater for all tastes.
Ferrari has already released details of its V12 supercar which will be officially unveiled in the Swiss city where the public can give it a close inspection. Its top speed is said to exceed 211mph and it can reach 0-60mph in 3.1 seconds.
Also putting in a first appearance at Geneva will be Land Rover's Evoque. The concept convertible has a fully retractable roof and seating for four.
And then, for the driver who wants something a little different there is the Rinspeed Dock+Go with its removable 'backpack on wheels'. Need more space, add it on. Need to lighten your load, take it off.
At heart it is a simple idea, attaching a third axle with two wheels on to the back of smaller vehicles, like the SmartCar, to increase luggage capacity. The additional axle is designed to mimic the rear end of the vehicle.
The technology is aimed towards compact electric cars that give very little boot space, though Rinspeed has come up with some innovative solutions. Among a number of designs are a dock that includes a heated box for pizza delivery boys and another for workmen that has an integrated toolbox.