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Teaser for Spyker B6 sports car concept

Teaser for Spyker B6 sports car concept

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Spyker B6: Spyker, the Dutch sports car manufacturer that once owned Saab, will showcase a concept of a new sports car the company is planning. Called the B6, the new sports car will complement the company’s existing C8 Aileron and challenge the likes of the Porsche 911, Jaguar F-Type and Audi R8.

Apart from a single teaser image, no details about the B6 have been released, though the car is expected to feature a six-cylinder powerplant and retro styling.

CEO of Spyker Victor Muller has previously stated that his company is now ready to start building cars itself (Spyker was previously outsourcing production to British Coachbuilder CPP), so the new B6 could be the first car actually built by Spyker since the company was revived by Muller back in 1999.

Let’s hope things work out for the company and its embattled CEO this time around.

Lamborghini Front-Engined GT Concept: In addition to its fastest car ever, Lamborghini is expected to present a new concept previewing a potential front-engined GT sports car.

The new concept will feature the automaker’s latest V-12 engine and if built would rival the likes of the Ferrari F12 Berlinetta and Aston Martin Vanquish. The engine, which displaces 6.5 liters, produces 691 horsepower in the Aventador LP 700-4 and could certainly be tuned to deliver more.

Lamborghini has stated in the past that it only develops concepts for vehicles it has the intention of building, though final approval always comes down to its parent company. As we’ve seen from the recent Estoque and Urus concepts, that approval doesn’t always come straight away.

Toyota FT-86 Open Concept

Toyota FT-86 Open Concept

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Toyota FT-86 Open Concept: The Scion FR-S and its Subaru BRZ and Toyota GT 86 cousins are all decent looking cars. Remove their roofs, however, and you have some of the best looking rides this side of a hundred grand. Of course, there aren’t any production versions just yet, though this concept, dubbed the GT-86 Open, suggests there could be some very soon.

Sbarro Réact E.V. Concept: Few people will have heard of Swiss sports car manufacturer Sbarro, and we bet even fewer will have heard of the company’s industrial design school, Espera Sbarro. In Geneva this week, students from the school will present the Réact E.V. concept car, where E.V. stands for Ecologic Vehicle rather than being shorthand for electric vehicle.

Bertone Jet 2+2 shooting brake concept based on the 2014 Aston Martin Rapide

Bertone Jet 2+2 shooting brake concept based on the 2014 Aston Martin Rapide

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Bertone Jet 2+2 Shooting Brake Concept: It turns out Bertone’s new concept for the 2013 Geneva Motor Show isn’t a four-door coupe as earlier predicted, but a stunning shooting brake based on the latest 2014 Aston Martin Rapide. The new concept, dubbed the Jet 2+2, is a follow-up to the Italian design house’s previous Jet 2 shooting brake concept (also appearing in Geneva), which was unveiled in 2004 and based on the first-generation Aston Martin Vanquish. The new Jet 2+2, Bertone says, celebrates Aston Martin’s centenary this year as well as 60 years of collaboration between the two firms.

Citroën C3 Hybrid Air Concept: From the same company that brought us the world’s first diesel-electric hybrid, comes a new concept that does away with the electric component of hybrid cars and replaces it with compressed air instead. Like a conventional hybrid vehicle, the new Hybrid Air concept uses a gasoline engine for cruising on the highway, but for driving at low speeds it uses an air-powered hydraulic motor. For high-load situations, a combination of the two power sources can be dialed up. According to its designers, a small city car like the one previewed by the concept could average a fuel economy of about 117 mpg.

Teaser for Mitsubishi GR-HEV concept

Teaser for Mitsubishi GR-HEV concept

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Mitsubishi GR-HEV Hybrid Pickup Concept: Japanese automaker Mitsubishi will present a new hybrid pickup concept in Geneva, which some are already billing as a preview of a new-generation Raider mid-size truck. Called the GR-HEV, the concept combines a diesel engine with at least two electric motors and features Mitsubishi’s Super All Wheel Control (S-AWC) all-wheel-drive system.

Pininfarina Sergio Concept: Italian design house Pininfarina will unveil a new concept car honoring its late patriarch Sergio Pininfarina, who passed away in July of last year. It’s still too early to gauge any details, apart from the concept’s sultry hue pictured in a teaser image released by the design firm. However, we know that it will be called the Sergio and that it has been designed with exclusivity, innovation and passion in mind.

Hit the next page to see the rest of the cars that the 2013 Geneva Motor Show has to offer, and remember to follow this dedicated show page for all the latest updates.

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