Geneva Motor Show 2011
We're hopping on a jet plane to cover the latest happenings from the 2011 Geneva Motor Show, where major car manufacturers unleash their latest designs in attempts to one-up each other with clever use of the latest technology. So, whether it's electric power, hybrid propulsion or good, old-fashioned petrol you love, we'll bring you the latest news on the greenest and keenest cars. Bookmark this page and check back for all the latest info.
There are hoards of concept cars at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show, but none as toe-curlingly gorgeous as the Alfa-Romeo 4C Concept.
We wish bad things to buses on a daily basis, but we might have to make an exception for the Volkswagen Bulli -- a compact electric minibus microbus concept.
4x4s are routinely criticised for polluting the environment, but that perception looks set to change thanks to the Land Rover Range_e, a prototype plug-in diesel hybrid.
Toyota has vowed to make a hybrid version of pretty much every car in its line-up, so you won't be surprised to hear that the tiny Yaris is having an eco-friendly makeover.
The bedrooms of teenage boys the world over are about to get a special new coating -- pictures of the Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4.
What's that? You've seen pictures of the Pagani Huayra but you're secretly lusting after some sexy video footage? Today's your lucky day, chums.
The Mini Rocketman concept has been tickling the bejeezus out of our collective fancies, so we hunted it down and shot this video so it can tickle yours, too.
We spotted the Alfa 4C during the 2011 Geneva Motor Show and could scarcely pick our jaws up off the floor. Smaller than the 8C, it hasn't lost any of its big brother's class.
We got the pleasure of sitting behind the wheel of the new FF at the Geneva Motor Show, where we prodded its buttons, licked its leather and checked its tech.
Ford's replacement for the Kuga, known as the Vertrek, looks like it could bring this class of vehicle kicking and screaming into the 21st century.
The Land Rover Range_e is based on a standard Range Rover, so it's incredibly capable, but it could also end up being cleaner and more efficient than a Toyota Prius.
We'd offer our first-borns for a quick blast in the new Koenigsegg Agera R -- the harder, faster version of last year's Agera. Check out our photos to see why.
The Ford B-Max has no 'B-pillar' -- the column down the centre of the car separating the front and rear doors -- meaning you get acres of space to get in and out.
Crave can barely function on a cold morning without a hot cup of tea. Neither, it seems, can electric cars, but Ford has a new system to cosy up your batteries when it's chilly out.
If you had £850,000 to spare, what kind of car would you buy? If your answer was anything other than the Pagani Huayra, you're sadly mistaken.
Electric cars are criticised for their limited range and slow recharge times, but we're willing to forgive those foibles when they come in a package that looks as good as the BMW i8.
Desperate to keep weight to a minimum, Mini's turned to carbon fibre, aluminium and the bog-standard bits of mushed up tree you'd normally find in a child's notebook.
The Alfa Romeo 4C is beautiful. It gives us butterflies in our stomachs, makes the hairs on our palms stand on end, and does funny things to body parts that shouldn't be mention in polite conversation.
Audi seems to have read our minds and created our ideal car. The A3 concept is not only brutally fast, but it also has a boot, Wi-Fi Internet access and it's not bad-looking, either.
Hybrid specialist Toyota hasn't forgotten about pure electric vehicles. It's used Geneva 2011 as the platform for the European premier of its snazzily named Toyota EV prototype.
Saab, bless its innovative Scandinavian heart, has unveiled a PhoeniX concept car that uses a Google Android-based iQon entertainment concept.
Toyota's about to restock its sports car cabinet with the FT-86 II concept -- a design it says is the blueprint for its next sports-oriented tarmac shredder.
Finland's four-time world rally champion Juha Kankkunen has defied all that is sensible by driving a convertible Bentley at 205.48mph on ice, across a portion of the frozen Baltic Sea.
The world's been deprived of the Golf Cabriolet for almost a decade, but now it's back! Volkswagen has released some new images of the car and we've got 'em right here.
Ford is all set to install its amazeballs Sync infotainment package in European Ford cars from 2012, affording Ford vehicles extensive voice control and rolling Internet access.
Behold, friends, the Jaguar XKR-S -- the fastest, most powerful mass-produced Jaguar in the history of fast, powerful mass-produced Jaguars.
BMW's set to right the lardy wrongs of the current new Mini with the Mini Rocketman -- a concept car that stays true(ish) to the 1959 original's petite exterior dimensions.
Ever wanted an Aston but found the DBS too crazy and the DB9 too tame? Us neither, but that hasn't stopped Aston Martin building the new Virage -- a car that occupies the middle ground.
Rolls Royce isn't reading from the same automotive hymn sheet as its rivals. It's ripped the pages out and scrawled its own tune as it readies its electric Phantom 102EX prototype.
Volvo is about to blow rival hybrids out of the water with a diesel plug-in V60 estate that will produce nearly half the CO2 emissions of a Prius.
Heads up, posh hippies. BMW's dipped its toes into the world of ethically sourced, sustainably powered motoring with the advent of a new 'i' sub brand.
Nissan's dreamed up a version of its iconic Micra supermini known as the Micra DIG-S, which uses a direct injection supercharger. Yes, a bleedin' supercharger.
Porsche is throwing its weight behind hybrid tech -- not content with the gorgeous 918 Spyder and the crazy-as-cat-phlegm GT3-R hybrid, it's also building a Panamera S Hybrid.