In the writeup about the all-new Corvette, we included only live shots. But there were so many photos included with the press kit, we just had to share those as well. In the gallery after the jump, you’ll see both historical Corvette models and many far better (and somewhat Photoshopped) images of the new Stingray. Please tell us what you think about the new Stingray – both its specs and its looks – in the comments below. Enjoy!
By James Wong
We’ve just got back from the second press day at Frankfurt. Here are some photos to whet your appetite while we digest all the information presented to us for the past two days. We hope you enjoy these Mercedes-Benzes, Audis, BMWs, Peugeots, Toyotas, Alfas, and Ferraris! Click after the jump for the full gallery.
By James Wong
The most exciting day is also the most busy one: pardon us if we do not get good photos this time as the crowds were maddening. Nevertheless, we hope you enjoy the latest offerings from Ferrari, Maserati, Jaguar, Suzuki, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, Bugatti, Lexus, Lamborghini, Volkswagenand even Chevrolet. Click after the jump for the full gallery.
By James Wong
Day One of the Frankfurt Motor Show is now behind us, so we’ve pulled together some of the highlights of the show so far. Click past the jump to see some of our favorites from the first day. More to come later, and even more tomorrow. Remember to let us know if you want photos or first-person impressions of any of the new models shown by clicking on our earlier post here.
By James Wong
Autosavant is represented this year at the Frankfurt Motor Show, the biggest automotive exhibition of its kind in the world. The first press day has just ended, so here I am in my hostel typing up all of the news, I think, worth knowing to Autosavant readers. The updates will come in a few posts, so bear with me as they appear as soon as I get new information.
In Messe Frankfurt, the exhibition complex where the show is held, the atmosphere was electric. There are thousands of media personnel who have made their way down from different parts of the world to attend the show. I have to be brutally honest: the show does feel a little commercialised, with back-to-back (and clashing) press conferences and little else to appease the audience. Although it could still be early days as the show isn’t yet open to the public, I was expecting more hands-on experiences like test drives and seeing/hearing cars moving around me. Well, it was mostly a static display of cars, which if nothing else allowed for easy photography.
Given the massive number of new releases at the show, I had to be selective in which press conferences to attend. It is impossible to attend each and every one, which meant some difficult decisions. Nonetheless, the second press day is a relief as I will have more time to capture what I have missed today. If you want more pictures of any specific car, or more details, please write to us and I will try my very best to fulfill your request.
By Chris Haak
There are always plenty of photo-taking opportunities at the Detroit Auto Show: not just beautiful and interesting cars, but sometimes even beautiful and interesting spokesmodels. Below the jump, you’ll find a full gallery of hundreds of images that we captured while at the show. If any significant vehicle is missing, that likely just means that it didn’t interest the photographer sufficiently to warrant a shot.
We hope you enjoy the gallery. By the way, the photo on the right is all six-foot-four of yours truly, crammed into the back seat of a Scion iQ. Yes, I did fit, and no, I wouldn’t want to spend more than 15 minutes back there unless I was riding behind a dwarf.
By Chris Haak
Today, GM accidentally posted several high resolution photos of the exterior of the forthcoming (early in the next decade, two years from today) Chevrolet Volt electric vehicle. Sharp-eyed Marty Padgett of The Car Connection spotted the images on a media information website, and apparently there was no embargo restriction on them. The production Volt was supposed to make its debut next week to GM employees and select journalists (none from Autosavant, unfortunately), so GM subsequently pulled the photos down from the website. However, because there was no embargo, scores of other media outlets have reproduced the photos without consequence from GM.
The only problems with the photos is that there are none with the car alone (every one released has a GM executive posing with the car) and there are none of the car’s interior. While the production Volt retains the same color and many of the same styling cues of the concept car, production and aerodynamic realities forced GM to tone down the January 2007 concept car’s design significantly. The hints that point at the Volt concept are all there – black trim beneath the windows to mimic the extended windows of the Volt concept, a fender vent that connects to the leading edge of the front doors, etc. – but the production car bears very little resemblance to the concept. Continue Reading →
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