I think it’s time to give you some quick opinions on a few vehicles shown at this year’s Geneva Motor Show.
Lets start with the car above, the Peugeot SR1, or the prettiest Peugeot I’ve seen in a while, it looks excellent, it makes you wonder how the 3008 slipped through the net. Peugeot said that this car will form the basis of a general design rule for all future Peugeots. Sounds good to me.
Touring Superleggera Continental Flying Star
This is more like it. It takes a special sort of man to look at a Bentley Continental and say “You know what? This would look better as a shooting brake.” Thankfully this man exists and gave us this masterpiece.The world always has space for a 6-litre, W12, 560HP shooting brake.
Alfa Romeo 2uettottanta Concept
This needs to be done immediately. It must have a V6 and Alfa should get rid of that name and rename it the Giulietta Sprint. Next!
Lastly, I want to talk about this. Yes, yes, I know it wasn’t actually revealed in Geneva, but nonetheless, it’s a very important car for Toyota. The last time I talked about it I really didn’t give the FT-86 the time it deserved (Probably because I was rambling about hybrids) and how Toyota has pretty much shot itself.
However, this car is what the quintessential sports car is all about. Toyota has made boring economobiles for a good time now and for them to release this small, front engine, rear-wheel-drive car is quite a shocker. Inspired by the drifting lover and manga favourite Toyota Corolla Levin AE86, this is the first cheap, fun car from Toyota for some time now. If Toyota assumes responsibility for the “unintended Acceleration” issue, and if the people recognize just what a properly good car it is, then we may be on the way to a “fun” Toyota again.
Can’t wait for that FT-86!