magazine has announced its top picks of the 2003 Geneva motor show. Awards went to best in show, most fun, most significant and best concept model.AutoWeek magazine has announced its top picks of the 2003 Geneva motor show. Awards went to best in show, most fun, most significant and best concept model.content here
magazine announced its top picks of the 2003 Geneva motor show. The magazine’s editors give awards for best in show, most fun, most significant and best concept model. They have presenting awards for more than a decade.
Best in show: Lamborghini Gallardo
The Gallardo is seen as the first product from the Sant'Agata company to have been built from scratch with the guidance of Lamborghini’s parent company, Audi.
It shares much of the exterior style with its bigger stablemate, the Murciélago, but where the flagship is made of steel and carbon fibre, the Gallardo is mostly aluminium. It is a conventional coupé instead of gullwinged two-door supercar.
Lamborghini claims the five-litre V10 engine will develop 373 kW at 7 800 r/min and 510 N.m of torque at 4 500 r/min. This could result in a theoretical top speed of 309 km/h and a zero to 100 km/h time in the region of four seconds.
Most fun: Pininfarina Enjoy
The Enjoy, featured on CARtoday.com on Monday, is a roofless two-seater sports concept car based on the aluminium chassis of a Lotus Elise.
The editors said the whole package is about “thrills and chills”.
It could be driven on the street with wings on, but for track racing they could be removed. It is powered by a 100-kW 1,8-litre engine.
Best concept: Bertone Birusa
The Birusa is based on the platform of the BMW Z8 and is powered by the M-tuned 298-kW 5,0-litre V8, also used in the Z8 and M5.
The aluminium coupé features innovative gullwing doors that hinge around the A-pillar. It has a long sloping front end and almost non-existent rear.
In the tail section, the rearmost panel folds down to act as a ramp when activated by a remote control hand unit. It is larger than the Z8, with the wheelbase about 30 cm longer.
Most significant: Audi Nuvolari Quattro concept
The Nuvolari Quattro, based on a shortened A8 aluminium platform, is a two-door coupé with 2+2 seating. Its body is 4,80 m long, 1,92 m wide and 1,41 m high with a wheelbase of 2,89 m. It has a low outline, long front section and short overhangs.
It is designer Walter de Silva's first creation for the company. It also features Audi’s new grille that was first shown on the Pikes Peak Quattro.