What would our automotive world be without the small manufacturers? Our everyday automotive life is dominated by the design language of the Wolfsburg-based brand and its satellites, all of which can be terribly boring. Geneva is the perfect stage for the little wild ones who are the salt in the automotive 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.
Morgan is a constant among the exotic. The traditional forge from England has reissued the three-wheeler and offers little cars for a lot of money. But tradition, driving fun, insanity and individuality without end. And that alone is priceless, because it's fun. Anyone interested in getting around on three wheels can stop by Merz & Pabst, a Morgan institution, in Germany. A three wheeled rocket launches on the island at just under £ 28.000,00.
A three-wheeler is small change in the league of super sports cars. In Geneva was Koenigsegg, Swedish manufacturer number three, represented with the anniversary vehicle "Hundra". Opposite stood Pagani with the Huayra, which attracted more interested parties than all the eco-vehicles from small manufacturers that were standing around everywhere at the fair. We, or rather I, have given up on pictures of the dispensing vehicles. The design alone spoils the day, and the idea of having to drive it is a nightmare. The blog is written by "Petrolheads" and we stand by it.
Finally, there was a special kind of birthday present. Aston Martin turned 100 and Bertone congratulated the English with a “Shooting Brake Study”. On the basis of the Rapide, there was a unique item that journalists had besieged. Combined fans and dog owners have no chance, however. Series production is not in sight.
We enjoyed Geneva and the atmosphere. It was nice in Switzerland, and we'll be back in 2014. Maybe again as a blogger and in a uniform Saab outfit. Maybe just because the motor show is fun. And maybe, yes we wish, Saab 2.0 will then have a booth at the fair. Geneva would then be even more attractive!