2011 Geneva Motor Show seems to provide more options for Bentley fans and buyers, since Bentley cars manufacturer presented its new sport supercar series in this International motor show. Most Bentley lovers would gladly own Flying B car like Bentley Supersports ICR Convertible, mainly because it is said to be a limited-edition Bentley convertible car series. ICR in Bentley Supersports ICR stands for Ice Speed Record is the new selection of Bentley that worth-purchasing.
Bentley Supersports ICR really is an option for Bentley buyers who want a limited-edition car, because Bentley will only manufacture 100 units. Bentley officials stated that the Supersports ICR was actually manufactured to honor Juha Kankkunen, and his entire achievements all these years. Kankkunen is the brain behind the modification of an ice-field vehicle, which was including tires, roll-cage, and aero bits of the car.
He finally succeeded to create an ICR convertible car that is capable of running 205.48 miles per hour, due to its twelve-cylinder engine; the speed makes Bentley Supersports ICR Convertible the fastest ice car in the world. There will be only 100 units of Bentley Supersports ICR equipped with the machine. Some modifications and enhancements in the car’s exterior is one important work before the release. Three colors are available for the exterior selections; they are Dark Grey Metallic Quartzite and Arctica White.
There were many fabulous car types and concepts shown in 2011 Geneva Motor Show; some car concepts even made their first debut in this International-level car show. One of car concept that made its first debut in the show is Alfa Romeo 4C Coupe Concept, which was called as solid supercar, with relatively affordable tag. The 4C Coupe is probably one of the fabulous concept car presented by Alfa Romeo, with its two seats and rear wheel drive.
Since is Alfa Romeo 4C Coupe Concept still a concept car, the engine is still in progress somehow; and the manufacturer stated that this car will re-introduce and release on 2012. However, Alfa Romeo provided information and description of this car, especially the car’s performance as a sport car. This Italian manufacturer confidently titled their car concept as a true sport car, due to its value in performance, design, and other technical specifications.
Besides the above top values, the 4C is also equipped with safety equipments that is basically intended to allow maximum and safe driving. Physically, this concept car is smaller than the previous 8C series, for it is only 4 meters in length and around 2.2-meter wheelbase. Due to such dimension, Alfa Romeo 4C Coupe Concept really is a compact sport car. As for interior, Alfa Romeo uses carbon fiber and aluminum for, while the engine is 1.75 liter four cylinders turbocharged, which makes it powerful.
One interesting object to check out in 2011 Geneva Motor Show is Infiniti’s new car concept Etherea Concept. The car concept was presented by Audi, a Japan-based sport car manufacturer. To some extent, Etherea Concept can be a tough competitor for the similar performance-based sport car: BMW 1-series and Audi A3. This car concept is scheduled to hit the market around 2014.
Etherea Concept’s design, especially exterior and interior design, was created by Shiro Nakamura. There were probably some slightly similar designs to 2009 sport car, especially due to five doors this concept car has. The car, according to the manufacturer is fundamentally the combination between coupe’s elegance and sedan’s space. Global Infiniti Business Unit vice president stated that this car is practically addressed for those who are fond of luxuriously traditional sport car.
The manufacturer added that they plan to give some additional items to Etherea Concept, such as headlights, tail lamps with luxurious design; these are the characteristics of sport cars few years ago. As for the interior, Infiniti Etherea Concept is equipped with four seat with not so-much features to find. With the total length of 4.4 meter, however, it can be regarded as tough sport car. As for the engine, this car concept is capable of using both gasoline and electric power source. 245HP owns by this car is contributed by 4 cylinders petrol engine and 2.5 liter supercharged.
One fabulous car visitors did not want to miss in 2011 Geneva Motor Show is Rolls Royce Phantom 102EX, a fully electric Phantom series manufactured by Rolls Royce. Everybody seemed to be fond of this car, mainly because it is an electric car; by that, it means the show was like a test for this British car manufacturer. Rolls Royce Phantom 102EX adapts full-electric technology, which means that it supplies the power from batteries.
Rolls Royce CEO Torsten Müller-Ötvös stated that Rolls Royce has successfully manufactured a car with battery electric power supply, which also adapts elegance and luxurious. Müller-Ötvös also mentioned that the Phantom 102EX is the first car in its class. Through Rolls Royce Phantom 102EX, he added, the company would begin researches, developments, and discovery in car electric technology.
The new Rolls Royce’s electric car is adopting this discovery and research attempt, in which the words EX simply means Experimental Electric. Subsequent to the introduction of Rolls Royce Phantom 102EX, a new car with the same series (EE, to be precise) is planned to be introduced on 2011 world tour. Anyway, the Phantom 102EX will be tested mainly in United States, where the car is expected to present good performance, in a single charge and in bad weather.
Back on the 2008, when the SEMA automotive show was held, Mercedes introduced its used-to-be new Mercedes GLK350 Hybrid Pikes Rally Car. Basically, Mercedes GLK350 Hybrid combines the technology and design from Mercedes, and Renntech; this tuning company produced tuning for this Mercedes rally car series. It seemed that Renntech was successfully made Mercedes GLK350 Hybrid high-quality car, for it won the competition of tuner build off, on the 2008 SEMA auto show.
After the 2008 auto show, Mercedes GLK350 Hybrid started to be regarded as a car with such great performance, and thus have joined in several rally car races; it is also frequently showed in several auto shows. Up to now, Mercedes GLK350 Hybrid have underwent tremendous makeovers, which were mostly done by the tuning maker. Some weeks ago, Mercedes GLK350 Hybrid showed up in International Automotive Show held in Pittsburgh.
At the show, RENNtech and Mercedes introduced the new project of Mercedes GLK350 Hybrid to public. A number of countries in United States are said to be the destination of the introduction on this project; they are Kansas City, Minneapolis, Cincinnati, and 3 other countries. It is reported that the GLK350 Hybrid trip will be end in Irvine, California in which the car will be displayed at the Mercedes-Benz Classic Vehicle Museum.