The Geneva Motor Show is full of delightfully strange cars from automakers you've never heard of, but even well-known names show some wild sheetmetal. We walked the 2019 Geneva Motor Show to bring you a few of our favorite weird and wonderful show cars, plus a handful of Mansory's latest.Check out our Forbidden Fruit story here, and enjoy the Geneva auto show's weird side, below.Sbarro Renner Every year, one of our favorite stands in Geneva is this one, where disciples of Franco Sbarro's Espera Sbarro automotive design school in Montbéliard, France, display their latest quickly conceived and built vehicles. Our favorite this year is this gorgeous reinterpretation of the famous Porsche 904 race car. Like the original, this one is powered by a mid-mounted flat-four engine, but in this case it's a Subaru 2.5-liter turbo. That vulnerable bit of milled aluminum at risk of striking a curb stone when backing into a parking place is the shift mechanism. Hey, it's a styling, engineering, … [Read more...] about Weird and Wonderful Cars of the 2019 Geneva Motor Show
Believe it or not, the strange car you see above, built by a Polish company called KHM Motors, is based off a mass-market sports car we all know and love. Can you guess which car? This might be tougher than you think. We'll give you some hints. It's a car you can buy brand-new right now, with the engine in the front. The taillights are from a Mercedes-AMG GT—though the car is not a Mercedes. Any guesses? Here are some more pictures. Advertisement - Continue Reading Below Still don't see it? Okay, here are some more hints. The engine is a 5.0-liter V8, and the transmission is a six-speed manual sending power to the rear wheels. Starting to sound familiar, right?Yep, this thing started out life as a new Ford Mustang GT coupe. It sure as hell hides it well. The car, called the Warszawa M20 GT, uses the full drivetrain and most of the interior from its Mustang donor, but with new body panels and peculiar-looking fascias front and rear. KHM doesn't list exact power figures on its … [Read more...] about Can You Guess Which Mass-Market Car This Abomination Is Based On?
The Porsche 961 was the endurance racing version of the Porsche 959 meant originally for rally. Only one was ever made and its racing career was brief, but thanks to Goodwood we can see and hear what it’s like again. The 961 ripped up the hill this year, with its 640 horsepower (up from 450 for the regular Paris-Dakar off roaders), Porsche 956/962 brake rotors, and class-minimum 2,535-pound weight. Like the 959, it was all-wheel-drive, the first of its kind to race at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. It is a wonderfully strange car, racing before it was homologated for the road and thus relegated to being classed as an IMSA prototype. Even so, it finished 7th overall and hit 207 miles per hour on the Mulsanne. Wild car. … [Read more...] about Watch The Bizarre Porsche 961, The First All-Wheel-Drive Le Mans Car, Run Again
Just a week after the deadly Uber crash in Arizona, a self-driving car in San Francisco was ticketed for being too close to a pedestrian, according to KPIX, with a witness capturing a photo of the scene. Cruise, for its part, denies the car was doing anything unsafe, and said it has data to prove it. Cruise did not immediately return a request for comment from Jalopnik, but according to the version of events it gave KPIX, it says it was a little more than 10 feet away from the pedestrian before the car was ticketed. The car was in self-driving mode until it got pulled over. Here’s KPIX: A witness, Kevin O’Connor, snapped a photo after seeing the motorcycle officer pull over the self-driving car as O’Connor drove through the South of Market area last week. “There was another car stopped alongside and he looked a little befuddled,” said O’Connor. “The cop was just writing a regular ticket like they always do.” According to data collected … [Read more...] about A Cruise Self-Driving Car Got A Traffic Ticket In San Francisco A Week After The Deadly Uber Crash (Updated)
We love Easter eggs here at CarGurus, and not just the ones made from chocolate. Whether it’s in films, computer games or YouTube videos, a few little hidden surprises and insider references are sure to add an extra layer of appreciation for avid viewers. But did you know it happens with cars too? Below are some of our favourites automotive Easter eggs, plus a few features that are just plain helpful. Let us know your favourites in the comments section below. You could do a full scale Easter egg hunt with the Jeep Renegade, so packed is it with references to the American brand’s past. Note the little Willys Jeep motto at the base of the windscreen, or the numerous Jerrycan references on the key, dashboard and lights, all intended to provide a link back to the original Jerrycan-equipped Willys Jeep of 1941.Search for Jeep Renegades for sale on CarGurus Tesla has turned automotive Easter eggs into an art form. Note, for example, how the volume control goes to a This is Spinal … [Read more...] about Daily coverage of the world of cars. Automotive Easter Eggs: Cars with Hidden SurprisesPost navigationFollow UsRecent PostsRecent CommentsCategories