Paris 2006 autoshow comments

September 28th, 2006, 12:18 pm

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I noticed a couple of interesting concepts from the Paris autoshow today:

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I can't believe how close Chevy's WTCC concept came to the renderings released before the show. Very extreme. From the spy photos I've seen of the 2008 Malibu, it looks like this face will be the new one of Chevy world wide.

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Citroën C-Métisse: I saw this thing on Journal Auto-Moto the weekend before the show. It is very impressive in moving images. It's another ludicrous design, but stunning.

Check out these details:

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Re: Paris 2006 autoshow comments

September 28th, 2006, 12:50 pm

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Mr-914 wrote:I can't believe how close Chevy's WTCC concept came to the renderings released before the show.
pics?
no ideas original....there is nothing new under the sun...it is never what you do but how it is done

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October 9th, 2006, 11:53 pm

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Ah, in that Citroen, I love the start button on the ceiling. Mounting important controls on the ceiling wins in my book...there's something extremely cool about the idea of reaching up to flip a row of toggle switches to power up your car.

Imagine sitting at a stoplight, idling. Someone pulls up beside you and revs their engine...you look over slowly and nod almost imperceptibly. You turn to to road, reach above your head, and rapidly flip a row of switches. With each one, indicator lights flicker into existence and a low whine starts from somewhere behind your back...some make faint beeping sounds, others visceral CLUNKs as louvers open and close, and large mechanical parts move around in your engine....

Yeah, I'm getting too much into this. Can you tell I really want to fly fighter planes? :p
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October 11th, 2006, 7:59 am

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NIce car, where do you find these pics?
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October 11th, 2006, 7:59 am

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NIce car, where do you find these pics?
No bird soars too high as long as it soars with it's own wings.

October 11th, 2006, 8:52 am

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I saw the C-Métisse on the TV the weekend before the show. I found the pictures through a google search, they were on an automotive discussion forum.

October 11th, 2006, 9:52 am

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the VW IROC caught my eye....thought the interior was a bit harsh though

http://www.autoblog.com/2006/10/08/scir ... showrooms/

October 16th, 2006, 3:28 pm

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Arclight wrote:Ah, in that Citroen, I love the start button on the ceiling. Mounting important controls on the ceiling wins in my book..
agreed, it's very star wars/aviation... really sweet detailing as well.

I liked this one, its the production version of the Alfa *c. Not ground Breaking or revolutionary, just classically beautiful... and that is rare today: almost has an old RX7 proportion



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http://www.seriouswheels.com/top-2006-A ... uction.htm

The Ford Iosis was pretty mean too: I won't bog you down with the pics, click the link....

http://www.seriouswheels.com/top-2006-F ... oncept.htm

October 31st, 2006, 7:04 pm

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Good to see that Alfa is still in the beautiful car business.

Now this begs the question, when will Alfa return to the USA? :cry:

October 31st, 2006, 7:41 pm

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I know, every year they say "we are coming back to the US in 2 years..."

November 7th, 2006, 6:06 pm

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Yo, if you lend (...) me the money, I will book an 8C for you from here...:D

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November 9th, 2006, 2:28 pm

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Ironically it is on the cover of this month's Automobile magazine with the title: Coming to America... I didn't think it was going to be 200,00k though, I was thinking more in the 60-75k zone....

The issue has some nice write ups of the the Paris show BTW. Their new editor wants to focus more on design and they have some short interviews with some designers in the issue...

November 9th, 2006, 3:28 pm

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Yo:

...to me would be good in the 10k area...Maybe for me it would be better a 207 or a Corsa...
8C is really a supercar, imagine that Glickenhaus (or whatever it's written, the Enzo based Ferrari P4/5 owner) ordered it at Paris show while showing his pininfarina custom...just like i buy itunes songs...
If you want to stay with Alfa Romeo, the Brera is quite interesting and less expensive. But they don't sell it in the States...


Automobile mag...thanks for the hint...
Mike, do you speak/read italian?

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November 9th, 2006, 4:28 pm

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I see that they are billing the 8C as a super car, and it is very fast (0-100km in under 4 seconds), but it is based heavily on the Maserati GT coupe which is a much cheaper car (but no wear near as beautiful and of course not carbon fiber either)

Maybe the Brera will come here someday...

Unfortunately I do not speak Italian anymore. As a boy my grandfather lived with us and I'm told I spoke Italian well then, but sadly it is all gone now.....

November 10th, 2006, 9:14 am

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I work with an Argentinian. Down there, Alfas are still sold and popular. Although, when I told him the price for the 8C he started laughing. "Why would anyone pay that much for such a piece of @$#*?". Seeing as that was the reaction of Americans the last time Alfas were sold in the US, it will be interesting to see if the trend continues.
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