What would our car world be without the small manufacturers? Our automotive everyday life is dominated by the design language of the Wolfsburg brand and its satellites, everything can be terribly boring. Geneva is the perfect stage for the little savages who are the salt in the automobile soup. Welcome to Pagani, Italdesign and Co.
The stories of the small producers are more dramatic and interesting than those of the big brands. In Geneva, the sports car manufacturer Gumpert was surprisingly from Altenburg in Thuringia. Our team already thought the brand was in the afterlife of super sports car dreams. But Gumpert has found a new investor and is still alive.
A constant among the exotics is Morgan. The traditional blacksmith from England has reissued the Three-Wheeler and offers little car for quite a lot of money. But tradition, driving pleasure, insanity and individuality without end. And that alone is priceless, because it's fun. Anyone interested in locomotion on three wheels can visit Merz & Pabst, a Morgan institution in Germany. A rocket with three wheels starts on the island at just 28.000,00 pounds.
A three-wheeler is small change in the league of super sports cars. In Geneva was Koenigsegg, Swedish manufacturer number three, with the anniversary vehicle "Hundra" represented. Opposite stood Pagani with the Huayra, which attracted more interest than any small-car eco-cars that stood around the fair. We, or rather I have renounced pictures of the renouncement car. Even the design spoils the day, and the idea of having to drive with it is a nightmare. The blog is written by "Petrolheads", and we stand by it.
Finally, there was a very special birthday present. Aston Martin was 100 years old and Bertone congratulated the English with a "Shooting Brake Study". On the basis of the Rapide there was a single piece of journalism. Kombifans and dog owners have no chance. A series production is not in sight.
We enjoyed Geneva and the atmosphere. It was beautiful in Switzerland and we will be back in 2014. Maybe again as a blogger and in a consistent Saab outfit. Maybe simply because the car salon is fun. And maybe, that's what we wish for, Saab 2.0 will have a stand at the fair. Geneva would be even more attractive!