Upon graduating college with a poli sci degree, Chris toiled in the political world for several years. Realizing he was better off making cynical comments from afar than actually getting involved in all that mess, he turned away from matters of government and news to cover the things that really matter: outdoor recreation, cool cars, technology, wild gadgets and all forms of other toys. He's happily following the wisdom of his father who told him that if you find something you love to do, it won't really be work.
Believe it or not, Land Rover has decided that an Evoque convertible is a thing worthy of reality, even after three full years of hindsight. At the Geneva Motor Show earlier this month, Great Britain's luxury SUV marque announced that the Range Rover Evoque Convertible is heading to the streets. Though it didn't have an updated concept car to show on its stand, it did release a rather interesting video of the Evoque Convertible prototype navigating subterranean tunnels.
Bentley focused its attention on revealing an all-new concept coupe
at this year's Geneva Motor Show, so there was no Bentayga SUV as we thought there might be. That's not to say that utility vehicles didn't have any presence in Geneva, though. While they weren't as strong a fleet as sports cars
or concept cars
, crossovers and 4x4s had a solid presence anchored by the global debuts of some extremely rugged off-roaders.
Don't call it a hybrid. Christian von Koenigsegg doesn't like the term or the compromises he feels it implies. So although his all-new 1,500-hp (1.11 MW) supercar is the absolute top dog in the growing market of hyper-hybrids, he refuses to refer to it as such. When your car routes 1,100 hp and 738 lb-ft (1,000 Nm) of V8 muscle through a 700-hp electric drive (there is no gearbox), you can pretty much call your car whatever the heck you want. Koenigsegg calls it the Regera and positions it as the absolute king of the road. We call it the most insane piece of supercar engineering we've ever covered.
If the Mercedes G-Wagen can go six wheels, why not the Land Rover Defender? That's the question that Kahn Design answers with an all-new Land Rover equivalent of the Mercedes G 63 AMG 6x6
. The British tuning shop has revealed the "Flying Huntsman 110 WB 6x6," an absolutely maniacal Defender ready for world conquest.
In addition to being a hotbed for gorgeous, potential world record-setting supercar machinery, the Geneva Motor Show is also one of the best shows of the year for concept cars that range from "produce it now" to "not in another 1,000 years." We already took a full look at the exotic supercar line-up
, now it's time to check in on the many notable concept cars revealed and displayed in Switzerland.
Over the past few years, we've seen a barrage of tiny, ultralight camping trailers hit the market. We won't say that it's a new trend, since man has been constructing lightweight road trip shelters for nearly as long as he's had an automobile to tow them, but some interesting ideas and designs have definitely been bubbling to the surface lately. The Mogo Freedom trailer is the latest member of this rising tide, opening the walls of camping trailer design to create a super-simple, ultra-versatile shelter and toy hauler.
Building upon the groundwork it laid at last year's Geneva Motor Show, Liechtenstein's Nanoflowcell used this year's show to highlight two very different ways that its flow battery technology can be put to use. The Quant F is a full-blown hypercar, using its fluidic battery to send more than 1,000 horses marching out onto the track. The Quantino, meanwhile, uses Nanoflowcell technology for more humble purposes: up to 620 miles (1,000 km) of zero emissions commuting.
Prized as a neutral oasis in the middle of exotic car-crazed Europe, the annual Geneva Motor Show serves as a veritable breeding ground for the world's fastest, sexiest cars. This year's show seems just a little more special than usual, with shimmering aluminum and glossy carbon fiber imprisoning our pupils in virtually every corner of the six halls of the Palexpo. It was a dirty job, but we dove in with both feet to bring you photos of every track-hugging race car and road trip-hungry convertible.
It was no secret that Aston Martin would have a big presence at the Geneva Motor Show. We were itching to make our way to its booth ever since seeing the Vulcan track car
. When we arrived, we found that Gaydon had a little something extra in store. It revealed an entirely different look with the surprise debut of the DBX, a concept car that explores the possibility of a luxury GT crossover.
With the Bugatti 16C Galibier
a distant memory, the Continental GT from VW sibling Bentley remains the pinnacle of supercar-level performance blended masterfully with ultra-premium grand touring elegance. But what if you sacrificed two seats of that touring luxury for more all-out, track-painting performance? You'd have the all-new EXP 10 Speed 6, a concept two-seat sports car that paves the way for a sportier Crewe future.