Roadshow Video Reviews
2008 Geneva International Motor ShowAlways a mix of fantasy, fashion, and the showroom-ready, Geneva is arguably the most fascinating car show of the year. Here are our favorite gems.
[ Music ] ^M00:00:07 >> The message that all the big international motor shows, like here at Geneva has been Green lately. >> I mean if you're an automaker, how can you go wrong with that kind of positioning, except it's boring. >> Let me show you about a handful of my favorite cars here at Geneva, and not one of them is trying to save the Earth. ^M00:00:23 [ Music ] ^M00:00:31 >> The crowd's never stopped at the Alfa 8C Spider in its production trim for the first time, not entirely super car, but not exactly pocket money either. >> Want web access in your car? Not a problem, BMW, now the first carmaker to offer a live Internet connection... >> And in-dash browser as a factory option. ^M00:00:54 [ Music ] ^M00:00:57 >> Here's the Rinspeed's [assumed spelling] Scuba under water motoring. Seriously, it actually works, though it's not going into production, they show it as being very double 07ish [assumed spelling]. >> Although, I suspect your tux [assumed spelling] is pretty funky when you resurface. And Nissan's Pivo 2 is really nuts. The whole cabin rotates on the chastity [assumed spelling]. And check out the robotic head on the dashboard meant to talk to you and keep you cool. Now, you know some wise ass from the marker fair will get his hands on this thing, equip that head with a [inaudible] ejector [assumed spelling]... >> And reprogram the firmware to be vile. ^M00:01:32 [ Music ] ^M00:01:35 >> A lot of us miss the Sirocco [assumed spelling]. >> And the US will continue to, though it is coming back in Europe. Nice looker. And the Rolls Royce Phantom Coupe is just a whole lot of excess. >> From the huge rear hinge doors, trunk based picnic area, [inaudible] built in sky show headliner. ^M00:01:57 [ Music ] ^M00:02:01 >> Those are just a few of the not so green gems [inaudible] on earth here in Geneva. >> You can see all of them, and the ones that are saving the earth at CNET TV.com. ^M00:02:11 [ Music ]